Responsible Obligation Stitching


My 6 year old will very soon be a 7 year old. She has yet to lose a baby tooth (yes, that’s late but she didn’t get her first tooth until she was 13 mos!) but some are starting to be wiggly so I needed to start her tooth fairy pillow so it can be a birthday present for her.

I am using an old Sweetheart Tree design with my own floss and fabric from stash, including trying out some of that new DMC Etoile floss for the wings.

This has an interesting finish-you fold the piece with the fairies over and then attach it onto a back piece making a pocket. Then that is the front and you use another fabric of your choice for the back. I have had this project all kitted for at least a year including the backing fabric, so it is just a question of making it up!

I just need to  finish the left fairy and stitch the border, and then put her name and border on another piece of fabric. I may not make it in time for her birthday on the 13th but her party is not until the 18th so I’m aiming for that day!


End of Month Whims


After finishing Leaping Cat last week I felt such a sense of accomplishment that I embarked on a stitching binge of which the main feature was picking up whatever project caught my eye and doing something with it. You’ve already seen Dilly Mouse but here’s what followed:

First I started a project released at Nashville this year that I just had to have, even though it requires too much tiny stitching! Here’s With Thy Needle and Thread’s Ode to the Ort Box II which is over 1 on 32 ct evenweave.

My eyes needed a break from that so I started another Nashville project, The Blue Pot Sampler from Mani di Donna. Oh but this is pretty and I love it! It’s stitched with Gloriana silks! Yay! You can see I am into it.

Then, on top of a pile in my “stash area” which was being rearranged, I found this kit, Hearts at Christmas from The Common Thread.

I am pretty sure I found the kit by chance on Etsy, though the designer no longer has an Etsy shop. It is a super lovely kit very reminiscent of The Victoria Sampler and Atalie, which is why I like it so much. It is turning into a quick stitch too…

In the same pile, I found Buzzzzzz from Bent Creek. It also looked quick, and different from my other choices. I got it all ready. I found some linen…but it was way too light and the buttons would get lost. So I ordered the proper linen, Autumn Leaves from R and R I think, and it is gorgeous. So it is started too.

And finally, as  I was rearranging my floss rings while I was putting away the floss from Leaping Cat, I had to put some of it back in the project bag where I’d borrowed it from last year, the bag that holds my Snowflower Diaries calendar project. I thought that’s needed some attention! You know how if you put a project down for long enough you can fall in love with it again? Well, that happened and now June is coming nicely! I bet I can even get it done in time for June! Ha!

I know a lot of stitchers do some crazy stitching during “Maynia” and start 31 projects or something like that. I can’t see the enjoyment in that for myself even though it is fun to see others do it. However, this week of random starts was awfully invigorating and I made good progress on many things. I wonder if I can bring any to completion this month?! Wait and see!

April 2019 Smalls Check In


Welcome back for the April Smalls Check In! We are 1/3 of the way through the year! Wow!

In Arizona, “spring” is winding down and we are heading definitely into our long, hot summer. We’ve already had days approaching 100 degrees where I am, and the kids inaugurated pool season on last weekend. The water is still a bit cool for me but they stayed in a good long time so I know it is not cold!

So, I have a spring-y small stitch to share with you this month, another Just Nan mouse! This was my “reward stitch” after finishing Leaping Cat earlier this week! I knew I could get it done in time for the SAL! May I present Dilly Mouse from the Spring Mouse and Needle Roll set.

I must say I just love these little mice, they stitch up just as fast as a Mill Hill kit, (my standard for a quick stitch, you know) and they are just so cute and getting to be every color of the rainbow! This one is stitched on pretty yellow linen and I love the daffodils. And look at her darling little stork scissors! I am not sure I will do the needle roll, anyway it isn’t a priority right now, but I’m glad I got the chart just to have Dilly Mouse!

What have you stitched this month? Thank you for joining and sharing below!

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