Pretty little things


I have 2 things to show you for the Smalls SAL this month!

My thread came in so I finished up Tiny Nativity: 

Then…I made the Big Mistake I knew well to avoid. However I have not make this mistake before so I thought I could get away with it. I sprayed it a smidgen to iron and the colors bled. Boo Hoo! And worse, the beads…melted? crinkled? Anyway, they are not the same. But I am not going to worry about these things! They way I plan to finish it you won’t see the bleeding. And overall, it is too tiny to notice any problems, and it will be hanging on the Christmas tree with the Christmas lights and no one will know but me! And you!

And I ALSO finished the Spring Pyn Pillow this week! 

I just loved every bit of working on this…the border was slightly tedious, but then I am not a big fan of stitching borders for that reason. But it is just SO pretty, and I enjoyed the 1 over 2 on the 40 ct AND I found the perfect backing material! Voila!

Now I have to wait for my trim. The silly thing is I just ordered trim for something else from Dames of the Needle and failed to notice that I ALSO needed this trim, so I could have had it right now, and but to avoid paying shipping a second time in 2 weeks I ordered from LNS. Fine. It will get here when it gets here, and then I REALLY need to have a end of year finishing party.


On being irresponsible


I finished X-Mas in my Heart!

And I am just waiting for “honeycomb” from my LNS to finish the border of Tiny Nativity: It’s so cute-just 1 1/2″ square! I want to find the mini-est frame for it.

Now to FFO…

I have lots of things on my to-do list so of course I started something new:

It is Spring Pyn Pillow by Milady’s Needle. I have loved it since I first saw it. It is on 40 ct which is not what I am used to, but I have a really nice piece of linen (vintage light examplar from Lakeside) and it is going well. And really it’s not so bad to start it as it was part of my big Christmas gift last year (a whole wish list of patterns fulfilled from Stitching Bits and Bobs!) and I owe it to the gift-giver to get a couple of these lovelies done!

I picked the beads and DMC for the ice skates-they will be more pink than purple after all. That is fine, it is a rose color and Daughter #2’s middle name is Rose. Maybe I’ll start that this week too, and keep that baseball mitt on hold a while..

Two little finishes and Three little starts


I just love smalls. It is so satisfying to finish something!

Here is what I got done last week:

A pair of Mill Hill skates for Daughter #1

(I will make it again right away for Daughter #2 but in purple)

And the Threadwork Primitives Quaker Birds Pinwheel:

I bought the backing fabric this week too.

I love it when there is something perfect that will work in the first store I try. Now to fully finish them…

Keeping up the momentum, I started these:

Mill Hill’s Baseball Glove for Son #1

Bent Creek’s Tiny Nativity which is for the Ornies SAL:

And also for that SAL, Abby Rose’s Xmas in My Heart: 

Can you tell which I’ve found the most inspiring!?

I have not put in even one stitch on the various other projects I am midway through. I am the distracted stitcher. But if you can’t follow your whims in your happy hobby, when can you?
I picked up 2 frames for other things, some floss and fabric towards other projects that wait in the wings, and the purple star that will go on that 2nd pair of ice skates. I’m making the most of every moment until my Big Interruption! 🙂