Friday, November 11, 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

Pumpkin and Blue

Anna Prims
sampler pattern by The Pinkeep
rug is my latest design in progress

My 3 Pumpkins
available as a pattern on linen

Penny Tree Farm
 a photo from earlier today
stitching much farther along
of course I'm changing colors
and the rabbit will be a cat


Hope you're all having a great day
grateful my sisters in Florida and North Carolina are fine
I could never live on the coast
would much rather deal with cold and snow

Friday, September 23, 2022

Crows in Loops and Stitches

finally a rug off the frame
I started this one in late June I think
darn cross stitch got in the way

26 x 12
pattern available on Dorr linen
$50 shipped

a few mistakes 
led to fudging and I love it!
I stitch 1 over 2 on 32 count
makes for an older look I think

design by Homespun Elegance
October Crow House


Hope everyone is having a good week.
It went from hot
to unseasonably cool here. I'm fine with that. 

This morning I picked up a carload of containers
from my friend Bea's house
it's almost empty
her son was there to pack the car
He's in his mid 70s
He'd rather be golfing 

Bea's house is almost empty
soon to be for sale

Right now, she is in the hospital
went in yesterday with weakness and heart issues
she's 98 
 ready to join her husband
emptying her house of treasures
has really broken her heart

I'll pop in and see her tomorrow

Monday, September 19, 2022

Halloween Stitching

someone got carried away with those pumpkins!
I combined 2 Pineberry Lane patterns

Winter Sampler 

by Birds of a Feather

this will be tea dyed

there are cream snowflakes

I chose to use one color instead of the two called for

the bottom area is very personalized

 more Pineberry Lane stitching
I absolutely love her


time to clean up my stitching mess
so I can do some hooking and finishing

Happy Gorgeous Weather !

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Fall and Halloween Stitching

design by SubRosa on etsy

by Hello From Liz Mathews
in the latest edition 
Punch Needle and Primitive Stitching


a couple of things...

great lighting and cheaters make all the difference
when cross stitching

I'm actually hooking again
and working on fully finishing some of my stitches

Robin, please email or message me

Friday, September 9, 2022

Lots of Stitching

Old Crow by La D Da

I changed the colors due to the darker linen

Sunflower something or other by

SubRosa designs on etsy

there will be a piece of wool appliqued above the word

design by Shelly Auen on etsy

Stitched this one for Sampler September
started it on the first
not sure where it's at in my sewing room
I changed a lot of the colors
will share when it turns up

 Totally unplanned stitching
after Robin saying this was her unicorn chart
I had to look it up since I didn't remember it...
fell in love with it too
There is a unicorn chart group on Facebook
someone kindly lent it to me
Will stitch it quickly as someone else will borrow it next
The cross stitch community is amazing~

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Crow Stitches

pattern by
NewYorkNeedleworks on Esty

Monday, August 22, 2022

One Thread A Day and Freebie Talk

 I pulled this out last night from time out
ready to tackle all the over ones
the plan is to do one thread per day
some progress is better than none

I've done much more than that since last night
but maybe only one thread in total of the "ones"
they are the partial flower and door on the branch to the right

pattern is Berry Cottage 
by Plum Street Samplers

an old freebie from Betty Dekat

she has a lot of free designs linked on her blog

this one I stitched without the border
after choosing to stitch it on prairie cloth
ugh, big mistake
I'll keep that for uncounted stitching from now on


Notforgotten Farm : Freebies (

Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching: Thanksgiving House - A Thanksgiving Freebie

Above are some links to freebies

I hope they work

if not they should be easy to figure out

Be sure to look around the blogs, search for freebies

many designers have more than one

I like them for fast little stitches

but I'm happy to support the artists

by purchasing their other patterns...

otherwise they'll stop designing!

Happy Monday friends

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Jessy's Brown Baskets

Jessy's Brown Baskets

design by Lori Rippey

stitched on linen from my old stash

28 count, so 2 over 2

I made so many mistakes and I don't care

that's my new mantra this year

 design of the same name by Pineberry Lane

my favorite marbled hazelnut linen

I'm off to stitch and not hook again

Can't forget to thank Rhonda
for telling me about Jen's Stitching Niche on flosstube
another easy to watch stitcher
with lots of inspiration