Let the People Choose…Lizzie*Kate!

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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

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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

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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!