Saturday, November 15, 2014

Teeny Tiny Turkey

I can't believe how much I love stitching on 40-ct linen. 

Look at how tiny that turkey is! How cute is he, seriously?!?

He is so tiny and sweet. Pictures can't convey just how small he is. And how sweet he is. :) 

If you follow me on Instagram (stitchystitcherson), then you've perhaps seen this teeny tiny turkey's progression. I loved stitching him. He was a quick, fun stitch, and is a great addition to my woefully small collection of Thanksgiving finishes.

Gobble gobble! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Bee Keeper

I stitched a little something recently.

The Bee Keeper by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Stitched on 40-ct Summer Khaki linen, one-over-two

Emphasis on "little."

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Recent Finishes

TINGLES October 31-Jack O Lantern Double Flip by Lizzie*Kate

Sweet Tooth (Limited Edition pattern) by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Mysterious Halloween Town (Part One) by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Stitchy Gift

Like many stitchers, I love giving handmade gifts. I have made more cross stitched, embroidered, and, even though I am relatively new to it, crocheted gifts for friends and family than I can count. I love making things for loved ones. I love the planning process. I love thinking of how the recipient will feel upon getting the gift, and how he or she will feel when looking at or using the gift for years to come.

Like many stitchers, I love receiving handmade gifts. Because I stitch, I understand what goes into handmade gifts. And because of that understanding, receiving something that was made for me, specifically for me, is truly special. So when I received this in the mail earlier this week, I knew I had something spectacular in my hands.

My good friend Glenda made me this for my birthday, and it's so perfect I could just cry. I love everything about this, from the sassy saying to the turquoise color scheme. And oh my gosh, the stitching is amazing. Glenda knows what she is doing, for sure! Even her finishing skills blow me away.


If you want to read about the details of this piece, hop on over the Glenda's blog, Wren and Stitchy. And then settle in for a while because you'll find all sorts of goodies over there, such as hand embroidery, Zentangles, and, of course, more cross stitch.

Thank you so much, Glenda!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

These Days

These days, I have been putting some stitches in this WIP

and dreaming about what to make with this glorious stack of fat quarters.

I think I need to make a Halloween quilt. I've always wanted to do that. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Spring

I recently took a break from my list of stitching goals to do this sweet little piece.

"Happy Spring" by The Snowflower Diaries
The colors look a bit off, as it was an overcast day when I snapped the photos. They are more muted than what you see here. And the fabric, 28-ct Ray of Light Lugana, is actually a pale, sunshiny yellow, not the off-white hue seen in the pics.

I had to make a couple changes to the recommended floss to make the patten work on the yellow Lugana. I am pleased with the outcome.

Isn't that butterfly lovely? I used to limited edition shade of GAST to stitch her. She might be my favorite part. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Goals Update #2

I've spent the last couple months trying to tackle some more items on my stitchy goals list

I started a project on 40-ct linen. Oh my, talk about tiny fabric! I chose to stitch The Queen Bee by JBW Designs. It's such a sweet little pattern. 

I don't know exactly what linen this is, but I think it's Sand Newcastle by Zweigart. It's just a bitty little piece, I do know that. What I know for sure, though, is that I am using Black Coral silk floss by Dinky Dyes. I am actually crossing two things off my list with this project: stitch on 40-ct linen and stitch something entirely in silk. 

(I wish I'd put a quarter or something next to that bee to give you an idea about how small she is. From crown to stinger, she is less that two inches! Same thing from wing to wing.)

Also on my list is trying new crochet stitches. I dabbled in granny squares, even buying a pamphlet at the craft store. The pamphlet makes them look pretty easy, and everything I've read online about granny squares is that they're pretty easy. But for me, something isn't quite clicking--yet. I know it will someday. *Fingers crossed*. 

It's not horrible, it's not great. It is what it is and I am okay with that. 

I've also been working on what I think is called the V-stitch.

I've taken to this stitch better than the granny squares, for sure. But I figure I'll be able to conquer grannies eventually, so I am not worried about it.