Let the People Choose…Lizzie*Kate!


I am linking up with Serendipitous Jo to show you my People’s Choice for January…my one and only Lizzie*Kate!

With the addition of buttons, copying my good friend’s inspiration! (and solving the problem of too much space a the bottom)

I discovered Lizzie*Kate the year she was retiring. I panicked since this had happened to me before, where I fall in love with a designer whose work is all OOP or something, so I instantly bought up all my favorite LK designs. Now I haven’t gotten to stitching them yet, but they are organized very neatly in a little binder and I enjoy looking at them and feeling the satisfaction of having a complete little curated collection of charts. Half of this hobby is collecting the materials for it, am I right?

All that said, I do have more LK hanging around my house, courtesy of a good stitching friend. Here are 2..

Thank you for popping by my blog for People’s Choice! I hope you subscribe, and will come back again for more updates on my stitching life!

Toccata 1: A Stopping Point


Well, I’ve done all I can do for now on Toccata 1. Here it was last Tuesday…

And here we are today!

And now I can do no more without my missing threads. They are part of a larger order which is taking a while so I may not finish it up this month, perhaps February. That’s fine, it is good to move along and take a break from this.

The Drawn Thread truly is one of my favorites. I have stitched more designs from Cynthia than any other designer I think! (Thinking some more it probably ties with Just Nan and The Victoria Sampler) Here is a little gallery for you…

And now what to stitch next? A new start or one of my big goal projects for 2020? I’ll see how the mood strikes tonight!

January 2020 Fully Finished Gallery


My FFOs this month were supposed to be FFOs last month, but you know how it goes around the holidays! Anyway, I am so glad Rachel has decided to continue to host the FFO Gallery so that I can share these with you now!

First is my Little Berry Thief Berry from Scattered Seed Samplers. It may be a little thief, but it is not a little berry! This thing is as big as a baseball easy, and being filled with walnut shells is quite heavy!

The designer gave very good finishing instructions, and has a tutorial with lots of pictures on her blog which was very helpful! The kit is from her club last year, and she is just starting another club this year. I will join it. I liked all the kits from 2019 very much. If you are interested too, you can sign up here!

My second FFO is this free heart design from Faby Reilly which I stitched up last year. (It was free with her newsletter last February and I think you can still get it on her Facebook fan page) .

This one was one of those finishes that had to percolate a while. When I finally had a vision for it, I was certain it would come out well, I could just SEE it like this, but I had to figure out HOW to do it. I roughly followed this tutorial, sewing the ribbon sides on, one piece at a time, turning it, and then hand sewing the final edge. A mattress pincushion! It would have been a lot easier to handsew the whole thing using all the same linen, but I loved the ribbon for the sides, I loved the pink fabric for the back, so I had to make them work! Ta Dah!

Finally, I have this little ornament.

I didn’t stitch it, my aunt made it and gave it to me in a card frame when I was a girl. Several years ago I turned it into and ornament but it was lumpy and I wasn’t thrilled with it. A little pompom trim has done it a world of good and I think it’s super cute now!

Be sure to head over to Rachel’s to see more FFOs! There are some really lovely things this month!