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 …

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 …