In the good old summertime

Here in Arizona it is hot, hot, hot! The heat really saps my energy! And, with the kids’ summer activities, I don’t have blocks of time for stitching, alas! However I do snatch moments here and there on a variety of small projects. Little by little it adds up, and I realize have quite a …

Friday Finishing (My June Small)

I’ve developed a bad habit of not finishing my works. I know I’m not the only one with this problem but for me it’s starting to seem unjust to all the time I’ve spent stitching! And I had an impetus this month-I finished stitching Lounging Hare from the class I took with Sherri Jones in …

A Little Box Finished-My May Small

(Edited to add: This is my May Small for Heather’s Stitching Lotus Smalls SAL)   You know I finished this Beyond Cross Stitch Learning Collection piece from Victoria Sampler back in April and planned to make it into a box topper for a present for my daughter’s First Communion. Here it is! I found a …

Sharing the gift of stitching: stockings from my Mom

My dear mother is visiting this week and she brought a present for our baby which I know you all will appreciate seeing: My mom is a “gift” stitcher. She only makes presents for people. She doesn’t ever stitch for herself. She made a beautiful cross stitch for my Grandma (her mother in law) (the …

Bunch o’ Small Starts

Not content to work on just one small, I have 5 going right now: Balthazar from Mill Hill: “In the Sweet” by La D Da, a tribute to my Grandma who passed in January: Leaping Cat by La D Da (which you’ve already seen): English Sampler Pillow by Guilia Antichi Punti: (And guess what? Emboldened …

Progress on Heirloom Nativity

Happy May Day!! I went back to Heirloom Nativity last week and made some headway on the next set of bands. The white band includes rice stitch, bargello and eyelets. The colored bands are partial Rhodes stitch and plait stitch. I love the Gloriana Bellagio silk! And although it’s hard to tell in the photo, …