I’m thankful for…


…a Thanksgiving Day finish! Here is Random Thoughts by The Drawn Thread!

And also that I did not run out of “dark pine” thread! It was close! But I made it!

All that’s left is the hem stitched border, which I plan to do in January. For now, happy dance!

Wishing you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving weekend!

Small Finish Small WIP


This past weekend I finished up the American Goldfinch kit from Crossed Wing Collection for my mom’s birthday present. While it sure is cute, it is hard to sustain the micro stitching for long. Good thing it’s a little project!

I finished it in a Tim Holtz watch fob like I did with my cardinal last year.

This is an old kit from the series called Silken Wings and it is stitched with silk thread one over one on 40 ct silk gauze. My mom always tells me which birds are at her feeder when we talk on the phone and often has goldfinches so I think she’ll like it.

I am working on a little Santa by Bent Creek for the Ornies SAL. I am thinking of using a Wisper fuzzy thread for the beard. That would be a change from the chart but to be honest this is one of the most error filled charts I’ve ever had which is crazy for something that’s only 24 stitches square! There are are a couple symbols charted that don’t appear on the key and the mittens are charted to use PINK while the model is black (and pink mittens would just be weird!). So at this point I feel no loyalty to the chart aside from what makes sense!

He’s a little warped in the frame I see, but you get the idea where I’m at with it! It’s a cute little thing too. I am into little and cute (and quick to stitch!) this month I guess!

Here’s how the border is coming on Random Thoughts.

It’s going a bit quicker than I thought it would so maybe it will get done this month. I would count that a triumph!

Random Thoughts etc.


Well! I didn’t have as much to finish up on Random Thoughts as I thought I did! I was able to put in the remaining motifs in a couple days!

Here is a close up of the section I did last. The cat was tent stitch so it was a breeze! And here I had saved it till last!

Since it finished up so quickly, I decided I AM going to attempt the border this month, but if I don’t finish it, that’s ok. In fact I bet I won’t because I’m low on several colors due to stitching with 2 instead of 1 ply. (I prefer the denser coverage) and I will have to order more. I started to pull the threads to mark the border but I have to count and recount the last side because I made at least one counting error in the spacing of the motifs and I need to make sure the border is the right size.

I started my small for this month, it is American Goldfinch by the Crossed Wing Collection.

This is one of my gifts I mentioned last month. It will be a quick stitch. It is silk over 1 on 40 count gauze. I need the magnifier!

And since I can only work on it at home, my “travel” project (for doing at kids’ lessons and waiting places) is the Charmed Sampler from Raise the Roof which I started earlier this year.

Looks like I may just finish it too. It very well could be a banner month!