Last Finishes of the Year and New Starts

Many stitchers, I know, try to finish up a few last projects at the end of the year. Count me among them, I too had to wrap up a few loose ends! First is an ornament I stitched WAY earlier in the year, this little mitten from Mill Hill. This one was started by my …

February 2020 Smalls Check In

Welcome to the February 2020 Smalls SAL Check In! I got quite a bit of Smalls stitching in this month. I already showed off a couple Mill Hill ornaments and even squeezed in one more Snow Crystal! This one is Sapphire Snow Crystal. These snow crystals are super quick to stitch and very effective with …

February Fully Finished Objects

Thanks to Rachel, I have been motivated to FFO a few more smalls this month! I already showed you my 2 Mill Hill Santas… And here is the snowflake all finished. This is Mill Hill’s “Ice Crystal” from the Snow Crystals series. I finish them very simply, the way my Grandma always did. I hot …

More Progress on Frosty…and a Snowflake

I’ve really been enjoying Frosty Knotgarden! Here it is after another week of stitching: I also made up the Mill Hill snowflake I mentioned. There is very little to this one so it was basically a 3 session project for me. It needs trimming and the felt back. I’ve also been doing some “secret stitching” …

Frosty Knotgarden and another Santa

I wanted to share with you my progress on Frosty Knotgarden. I took it from here: To here: It’s coming along pretty well. Whenever my kids have a big project like learning a new piano song or something for school I always ask, “How would you eat an elephant?” The answer is “one bite at …

First Smalls Check In of 2020!

WOW! January 2020 is OVER! I have this theory that the older you get, the faster time seems to go because when you are a kid, each minute, or hour, or day, relative to your entire life, is a larger amount of time than when you are an adult. So one day to my 40 …

The mood strikes…serial starting

Oh my, I have so many projects I want to do, and this past week I have spent so much time trying to figure out what to do and how to approach each project… I have to admit, guiltily, that I have started too many things. The Pink Sparrow Sampler by Brenda Gervais. This was …

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 …