Friday, February 21, 2014

This is exciting...

Who wouldn't be interested in this news, it’s a floss give away from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, if you enter by commenting on her blog let her know who sent you. The drawing will be March 10th.  Today is the beginning of IHSW for February, click here 

to see what all the excitement is about. Then get your stash in order and enjoy stitching the weekend away. Part of my IHSW will be spent at In-Stitches my LNS enjoying a winter lock-in, with some good stitchy friends.  One of the big buzzes around In-Stitches lately is the registering of pieces for the annual Woodlawn Needlework Show starting March 1st thru the 31st. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to enter something, but not this year.
Since my last post I stitched in the feathers on my “Dream Catcher” by Joan Elliott, I still have the border to do and then I can check off another finish for the year.

I started and completed “February Calendar Girl” from Little House Needleworks.

These are so cute I can hardly wait to get the one for March.
I couldn’t help myself and had to start on “Dare to be Daniel” from Silver Creek Samplers, it is gorgeous.

I’m stitching it on 32 ct Lamb’s wool linen with recommended threads.
Last week I had a big dose of retail therapy, my lovely mailman brought me these gorgeous charts from Joan Elliott they are “The Little Stitching Fairy”, “Rainbow Trail” and “Spirit of the Season” and
I saw this beauty and had to have it, it’s “A Welcome Spot” from Papillon Creations.

It has specialty stitches, oh goody, goody!
That’s about it for now, time to make more wonderful little xxs. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and welcome if this is your first time here.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


I am taking part in Jo's "Secret Stitching Sweetheart" blog hop and this is the lovely heart I received.  Please, please will the stitcher reveal yourself, you do beautiful work. To see all of the hearts visit Jo at "Serendipitous Stitching"

This is also February's Wipocalypse, to learn more about what that is click here.  This year there are topics. I missed January's but here's a small intro: My name is Minnie, I'm retired, living in an empty nest. Hubby still works so I have plenty of stitching time.  February's topic is "How many projects are you generally comfortable having in progress at a time?  My answer is 11, because that is what I have  right now. They are: Africa, Rose Sampler, Year of Cakes, Thine is the Trick and the Treat, Idelia Mae Rich, Around the World in 80 Stitches, Turtles All the Way Down, Three Kimonos, Calendar Girls, Southwest Stitches, and last but not least Tranquil Seas (a recent start).
 I don't have a regular schedule that I stitch by except the monthly ones: LHN Calendar Girls this will be my next start and I hope to have it finished by the end of this month, Around the World in 80 Stitches- the chart of February isn't available for download yet, Year of Cake for February is done and I finally have a picture to show.
This one is a delicious looking cupcake with candy hearts and sprinkles. With the other projects  I just pick-up what I think needs a little attention and work on it for a while.  Here are the ones that have gotten the most recent attention.
This is part of Southwest Stitches. And my latest start "Tranquil Seas" from the April issue of Cross Stitch Gold, stitched on 25ct Wedgewood Lugana with DMC 156, 157, 798, 4020 and Gumnut Yarns silk "Star".

Well there you have it for this post, I'm off to make some more wonderful little xxs. Thanks you for visiting and hopefully leaving some encouraging comments.  To everybody snowed in on the east coast stay safe and warm and to the friends across the big old pond I hope you can keep your feet dry.