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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

More Pineberry Lane

 I solemnly swear to rug hook when I'm done 
stitching this little piece...

something I tell my hook, wool and pattern every day

Hope you're having a good time friends.

* that pumpkin pattern found in my stash the other day
wasn't any joy when stitching, so frogging occurred

* stitched Jessy's Brown Baskets by Lori Rippey
since we last saw each other, will get a pic tomorrow

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Can't Stop Stitching

stitching finished on Walk the Old Paths

by The Pinkeep

a few changes to the name row

I added my Grandmother's first name

year of birth and an extra bird

by Folk Art Sampler
from 2006
I stitched many of these for sale and gifts in the long ago

came across the chart going through the last
container from the wool room
there were also half a dozen Stacy Nash booklets and charts

another from the 
Old Cats and Friends
by Pineberry Lane
just fun!!!

I have two recommendations for flosstube
after watching many videos from different stitchers
they aren't going to make you crazy to go buy things
I have learned much from both and enjoy their personalities

far and above is Kitten Stitcher
Theresa is a designer and has an online shop
start with her first flosstube and keep on going
her love of cats certainly helps too

Mountain Crafts Studio is presented
by Christine, she is a master of many things
her collection of antiques is a joy to see

A nice break from murder mysteries and CSI

Hope you're having a good week.
I got my car back from the shop today
so very glad I have a 0% credit card

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Pineberry Lane

 a little stitch today
pattern by Pineberry Lane