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 …

November Smalls SAL Check in

(updating to comment that this is my November Smalls SAL entry over at Stitching Lotus!) Well, you know I just love my Mill Hill ornament kits! And I finished off the two I had showed you last time. Thank goodness for tinier needles! I got that beading done much better! Here’s “Ye Old Santa” And …

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 …

My first biscornus

For the Christmas Ornies SAL last month, the theme was blingy ornaments. I could have stayed safe and done one of my numerous very blingy Mill Hill kits. But, I have really been wanting to do the Victoria Sampler Biscornuments and this was a good excuse. They were fast to stitch up so I made …

Diligence! A Smalls Update

OR How Regular Stitching Has Paid Off This Month. The kids are back in school, so that means I return to my regular schedule and some time to stitch in the car waiting for the pick up. And with the routine back in place, I also end up with some time in the evenings too. …

More Small(s) Triumphs!

I finished my June Smalls SAL: isn’t she a sweetie? I love it so much I bought the companion pieces which are a Santa and a bell. I FFO’d my June Noel ornament for the ornies blog: This is such a versatile design I will definitely make it again. So next time hopefully the finishing …