Gifted Gorgeousness! And a December Creativity Recap

I’m linking up with Jo of Serendipitous Stitching for a picture heavy post of my creative efforts this month, including a few gifts! First of all, the banner image features our mantel with the gorgeous needlepoint stockings my mom made and gave each of us over the years. I’ve shared them before but they are …

Advent Blog Hop 2021

Welcome! It is the Serendipitous Stitching 2021 Advent Blog Hop! The theme this year is Christmas Trees! I was so happy to see that because I just love Christmas trees. My parents lived in Germany before I was born (actually I was born in Heidelberg and spent my first year there too) and collected many …

Toccata 1 update and my ornaments

I’m continuing to make a lot of progress on Toccata 1! I have about 13 more motifs until I can’t do more without my thread order. One motif is all Queen stitch so that will take a whole stitching session but otherwise I’ve been doing about 5 motifs a day so I should arrive at …

A bit of everything

Finally! I am ready to post the work I’ve been doing lately! I’ve been stitching on lots of little things! I finished my submission for the Ornies SAL. I chose A Star, A Star by The Sunflower Seed from the 2007 issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornaments. I really like how it came out! I …

October 2018 Smalls SAL

I finished up Mr. Nutley Owl by Just Nan for this month’s Smalls SAL. Here he is! Isn’t he darling? I can see why these designs are addicting. It is just SO cute! I also finished up my Christmas Ornies SAL project for this month’s theme “O Christmas Tree.” This is the Christmas Tree Scissors …

In the good old summertime

Here in Arizona it is hot, hot, hot! The heat really saps my energy! And, with the kids’ summer activities, I don’t have blocks of time for stitching, alas! However I do snatch moments here and there on a variety of small projects. Little by little it adds up, and I realize have quite a …

July!

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 …

December Smalls SAL Check-In

This has been such a fun and motivating SAL this year! Thank you so much, Heather, for offering us something that resulted in so much work done! I feel like I really accomplished a lot! Without further ado, here is my last small for the year, Little House Needlework’s Quaker Birds ornament, in which I …