Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Busy, Busy, Busy

 And a little sick. I have a bit of a sinus infection. with my college students home and the holidays, I just don't have the energy to blog.

But I wanted to share what I will be starting January 1 with the rest of the Fiber Talk gang:

Springhill by Rosewood Manor ! Mine will be stitched with 100/3 Au Ver a Soie on 45 count Florence. It will be gorgeous! If you are interested in a kit or other options, Needle in a Haystack has them listed.

I have a few finishes to share along with some progress on WIPs, but I really just want to go to bed. Hopefully I will feel better soon and can add a long post then. 

Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

A True Finish

 Well, my guys came through and made little cardboard pieces so my Nativity couls stand.

Not the best photo, but I love how it looks in person. Maybe next year I will string some lights around the piece.

Merry Christmas! I pray that the peace of the Christ Child is with you today!

If you get this early enough, Fiber Talk is doing a stitch and chat on their YouTube channel today at 2:00pm EST.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Gifted Gorgeousness for December

 This fun SAL is the brainchild of the lovely Jo of    Serendipitous Stitching        .   You are supposed to post a photo of something that is a gift to you, from you or you can squeeze into the gift category. This piece is the later.  MH  1656, My Beloved was a gift Nicola Parkman received from her husband. She charted it and released it and I am busily trying to stitch it.

It took me forever to stitch the yellow and pink band and I have decided it needs to be removed. Well, just the yellow. I will rip it and replace it with the green that is below. The section I am currently stitching is a doozy! I spent an hour last night just thinking about where to start. While studying I realized, the yellow needs to come out.

Monday, December 14, 2020

TUSAL and A Finish!

 First, thank you for the idea of a mug tree to hang my ornaments. My brother-in-law also suggested making a stable and stand-up bits for them. Will see if he and my husband get together and do it or if I need to come up with another plan.

I managed another finish for 2020!

I made a least one major counting error, but fudged it. I need to make it into a pillow. That will happen after Christmas.

And here is my ort jar:

For those who don't know, TUSAL  stands for Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long. We are supposed to post photos of our orts for the month. I just keep putting orts in my jar and when it is full, I dump it.

Now bake to my holiday candy making. I have a bit more toffee to make!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Advent Calendar Blog Hop 2020

 This year has been a doozy but one of the joys is joining Jo for her blog hops! This one is an Advent themed with hops for the days leading up to Christmas. Go to  Serendipitous Stitching          and get all the blogs you missed!

The question this year is your favorite Christmas book. That was a difficult one. My favorite Christmas story is from the book of Luke:

Birth of Jesus

But there is always the Christmas Carol by Dickens.


I did not stitch anything for Christmas this year. I do need to think about finishing some larger pieces to use to decorate.  And I have an issue; I finished these Mill Hill bead kits, but cannot for the life of my figure out how to display them. Any help would be appreciated!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

I Had Hoped for a Finish

 But I am busy with my holiday baking. My sister even shamed me into making challah for the first night of Hanukah.

I am so close to a finish on this one! But I am too tired to think about it right now. Next week?

Thursday, December 3, 2020

New Project- Springhill by Rosewood Manor


Well, this is a true #fibertalkmademebuyit  Gary Parr wanted to do a Rosewood Manor piece and I said I would join the fun. So I am starting this piece January 1, 2021 

Below are my color choices:


 If you want to hear our discussion about this piece and  thread counts, check it out  HERE    

Or to watch on Flosstube 

At least it doesn't start until January 1..... 





Wednesday, December 2, 2020

I Have a Finish-So I Can Start a New Project, Correct?

 Last night I was able to finish this piece while talking with my girlfriends on Zoom.

It was a fun piece to stitch, but I am not ready to start any of the other hearts. I did make several mistakes, but I think it will be fine. 

Now, should I start a new project or try to finish one in my WIP pile? I have been holiday baking all day so the decision will have to wait until tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Several Mistakes

 It is always sad when you make a single mistake on a piece, but when you make three. Sigh. I see some reverse stitching in my future.