March 2023 Smalls Check In

For my little bitty small for March here is a pin cushion designed by Indigo Rose. I do love the specialty stitches in her designs and the use of variegated silk. I bought this kit second hand with the lovely little Nantucket basket. It took maybe 3 short stitching sessions and finished in a half …

Happy New Year! A 2021 Summary

In 2021 I had 28 finishes. It is much less than the number of finishes as 2020 (42 I think?) but most of them were a good deal more complex. And several of them were off my “bucket list,” projects I deemed to be high priorities in my stitching career. I also had a good …

Full Finishes Part One: A Framing Extravaganza

Oh boy, I have a lot of FFOs to share this month so I’m making 2 posts! First up are the framed pieces. I like to get frames from Hobby Lobby and frame things myself. They have been out of “good” frames for a long time due to supply issues but when I was in …

The People Choose…

Traditional Samplers! I didn’t always but I have really come to LOVE traditional samplers, both reproductions and adaptations/”in the style of.” I have finished a quite a few in the past couple years. You’ve seen them all already but it’s fun to gather them here for a group post. First is my favorite, the one …

Update on the Bucket List 2021

This year my goal is to stitch the “Bucket List” items out of my stash. I’ve finally gotten around to articulating that as a commitment! I guess I’m a little afraid of commitment to stitching projects as I do love to jump around and stitch what strikes me in the moment. But I’ve got a …

At My Own Pace

I’ve been working on my various projects these past 2 weeks, just going along at my own pace. I haven’t felt like I’ve made a lot of progress so I haven’t been posting. But it’s been a while so I thought I should share anyway. Here’s where everything stands: My small for this month will …