Yes, it’s April but I’ve just almost finished July of Snowflower Diaries Joyful World calendar! I loved this one, so bright and cheerful!

What is missing? The baby flamingo in the middle! I decided I wanted him to be fluffy so I ordered some fluffy thread to try. After I finish him I’m putting aside the calendar till June and I plan to do June in June. It’s a bear and beehive-very cute!

I was getting antsy for something different to work on. Last year I won a great lot of floss including some Caron Watercolours.

I had no idea what to do with them. Around the same time I discovered Sekas and Co.’s “stained glass” ornaments.

A friend of mine had made me one several years ago and I always liked it so I was delighted to find patterns for a whole set! And they call for the very Watercolours I have! I just needed to order some gold perforated paper. And it came last week! Here are my first 3:

These take no time at all. So satisfying and just what I needed. Now I need to get some gold paper to back them.

I started my ornies SAL piece for this month. The theme is White Christmas and this white and gold Victoria Sampler ornament fits the bill!

Easter Blog Hop 2018 + March Small


Hello and welcome to Mary’s Thread! Whether you found me through the Easter Blog Hop hosted by Jo or Heather’s Smalls SAL, I am so glad you came!

Here is my March Small/Spring-y piece! I just barely got it done in time-literally was putting in the last stitches as Friday was ending. (I’m so sorry if you came for the blog hop already and I didn’t have this posted! It’s been a busy week!)

This is the Home Sweet Home Pin Pillow by Abby Rose.

Now, if you are here for the blog hop, you have found letter:

(V) I wonder what mystery Easter phrase could include V? Hmmm….

And now, please continue your hunt here, but I hope you will come back and visit me sometime!

Happy Easter!

“Alleluia The Lord is Risen! He is Risen indeed!”

Spring Break Stitching


On vacation I rarely get anything done so I’ve been on a bit of a break. A bit. I managed to make this Mill Hill chicken. It’s not Christmas-y so I won’t use it for a tree ornament but it’s pretty cute so I think I’ll want it out year round anyway. Maybe I’ll put a magnet on it!

This week my little boy’s classes and swim lessons started up again and I was able to really make some progress on Home Sweet Home while waiting for him. I’m really happy with the color changes I made on the house.

It’s coming along but I’ll have to work hard to have it done for the Smalls SAL as planned!