November (and October) FFOs

I didn’t get my October FFOs posted in time for the deadline last month for Rachel’s Fully Finished Object Gallery, so I saved the post and added a few to it for November! Here are 2 months of FFOs! October: First I framed Let It Bee from The Drawn Thread. Cynthia made it easy on …

The People Choose…Bees

Jo at Serendipitous Stitching hosts a monthly themed blog hop, as you may know by now! It is a nice way to showcase designs by theme and always interesting for me to discover what I’ve stitched that fits! This month’s theme is bees. I have always liked bees. One day I think it would be …

June’s Fully Finished Objects

At last! I have my Finishes ready to show you! I am linking up with Rachel of Ten Hour Stitcher whose SAL helps motivate us towards fully finished objects. You know I’ve been getting a lot of stitching in even though it’s summer break for the kids right now, but finishing is another matter since …

End of Month Whims

After finishing Leaping Cat last week I felt such a sense of accomplishment that I embarked on a stitching binge of which the main feature was picking up whatever project caught my eye and doing something with it. You’ve already seen Dilly Mouse but here’s what followed: First I started a project released at Nashville …

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 …

2017 Summary Part 1: Finishes!

Happy New Year!!! I feel like I should really take stock of my finishes for 2017 in one post to get a sense of what I really got done. I finished many smalls and many ornaments, thanks mostly to the smalls/ornaments SALs I’ve participated in! Here are my pin cushions: The two on the top …

When all else fails…

Follow the directions! I wasted a huge amount of time yesterday trying to improve a process that would have worked great if I had just trusted it a bit more from the beginning. I prefer to sew things up with the machine because I feel like it is so much neater and more secure. But …

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 …