09 August 2022

Magical Swamp Update


I'm giggling a little at a "swamp update" but here we are. Please forgive the odd lighting. This fabric is such a beautiful yellowy green which the camera absolutely, flatly refuses to see properly. Anyway, progress has been a bit slow because I'm also working on my 2022 Christmas Open House (yes!) and my 2023 Christmas Open House (what?!). Yes. My 2023 Open House will be the tenth anniversary, and we're going big! So there's a lot going on, stitchy-wise.

If you've checked out Magical Swamp you know those sections in the upper left and right hand corners are left open. I decided they were the perfect spot for my initials and date so I chose a small alphabet (I just made up the numbers) and picked a color and off I went. I like how it turned out. The next section I'll be working on has more critters, which I'm looking forward to. Weirdly, I found another swamp sampler I love. What is that about? Do I love swamps now?

Sort-of-sneak-peek at 2023 Christmas Open House! Fabric is Zweigart's 32 ct. Basalt Splash lugana, which I can't seem to get enough of. Absolutely love it. The needle minder is from this Etsy shop (which is currently on a break).

I haven't been in my sewing room in a while and it's calling me. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do all the stuff I want to do! Even when I was little I was never bored, and nothing has changed after all these years. 

Off to make a mess! (Well, clean up first. Because you have to clean up before you make a new mess. A fresh mess, if you will. Y'all know what I mean.)


  1. That's going to be a cute finish.
    Can't wait for Open House!
    I have a huge mess here, with new flooring being put in.
    My sewing room is all scattered downstairs, can't find anything.
    It's driving me nuts.
    Hopefully today we can start putting things back!

  2. Awesome progress on your swamp piece! You are such a tease with your Open House tidbits. Have fun making a fresh mess!

  3. I totally agree with the statement that there aren't enough hours in the day. I love your "swamp" piece. That latest fabric is very pretty. Enjoy all of your stitching!

  4. Your swamp is coming along very nicely! Sometimes I take photos with a skein of DMC that matches the fabric so people can tell what colour it really is!