Monday, August 28, 2017

Blogaversary Winner

I want to give a big thank you to all of my followers and to all that entered my giveaway. It is hard to believe that this blog has been going for a year already. I love sharing my stitching, haul, and life tidbits and love the interaction of comments that you all leave here. I wish I could give each of you a gift for being with me during this first year. I hope you will remain as followers and there will be more giveaways in the future. So....I guess I should stop rambling and get to what you are all wanting to hear. The winner of the $25 gift certificate to 123 stitch is.................................................................................................................................................

Stitchy McFloss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please send me your email address and I will get the gift to you.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Lakeside Needlecrafts was having a sale with many items on clearance and I got all of these with shipping from the UK for only 17.50! I am a huge England fan and I could not pass these up for that price.

I saw this pattern stitched a couple of years ago and fell in love with it and 123 stitch had it as one of the daily sale items. And you know you can't just buy one item when you order online.

Marriage of the Minds-The Drawn Thread

Love Never Fails-Barbara Ana

Fabric for Love Never Fails

Ebay purchase-The Farmers Alphabet by Prairie Schooler

Gina of Gina's Unique Boutique had a needleminder sale and the ones I ordered came in a few days ago.
Be sure and go to her etsy shop and check out what she has. Gina has some fabulous things and they are great quality.

Pumpkin Counting Pins

Witch Faces-I apologize as one is upside down

Jeweled Pumpkin-This one is one of the prettiest ones I have ever purchased.

Weekly Stitching

Happy Eclipse Day! I am in Kentucky and very close to the path where you get a great viewing, so hopefully I will be able to run out on my afternoon break and get a look. Are any of you planning on watching today?

I got alot of stitching in over the weekend and hope you did as well.

Henry VIII-Heaven and Earth Designs As soon as I finish the row I am on, I will have a half page finished.

Let Freedom Ring-Lila's Studio I have to rip out some stitches on the bottom large flower.

New England Schoolgirl Sampler-Theron Traditions I love this piece, the color of the fabric mixed with the colors of the threads makes this piece so pretty and I have a hard time putting it down.

Laura Plantation-Leslie Wristers I really like this piece as the picture on the pattern just doesn't bring it to life the way the stitches do. The mix of variegation on the tree just makes it look so real.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Release-Mirabilia

Mirabilia is one of my favorite lines of patterns and Nora sure did not disappoint this month with the new release. She is called Lady of Mystery and I can't wait to stitch her.
Her face is gorgeous and the detail in the dress and border is so pretty.

Leslie at Under the Sea Fabrics is offering the pattern for 15.50, the bead pack for 12.50 and the specialty threads for 13.60. If you order from her by August 20, you will receive 20% off your total.


Happy Tuesday! It is a true August day here already, very humid and hot. I hope where you are it is better weather today. I am so ready for fall.

I had a few items that I ordered get delivered and then a great find from a friend.

I ordered some specialty thread for a pattern on 123Stitch and they had this on sale for $6 so I couldn't pass it up.

The Seasonal Fairies Book-Teresa Wentzler I found this on ebay for a great deal.

A stitcher on the 123Stitch board had posted that she had several Paula Vaughn patterns and books and all she wanted was to be paid for the shipping charges. I am so excited to get this Quilts of the Bible book.

Cross stitch friends are the best friends to have! I have a friend that is local and she is a big yard sale shopper and several years ago she came across someone selling cross stitch at a yard sale. She was able to get many patterns, with a good amount of them fully kitted or just with fabric or beads. I ran into her last week and she said that she doesn't stitch anymore since she took up quilting and had a couple of bags of things that I could look through and see if I wanted them. Most of these have fabric and beads with them. Of course, I wanted to look and this is what I found. All of this for only $40!!!!!

And for the grand finale!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekly Stitching

I must say Monday morning came too quickly for me today. I am having some coffee as I write this in hopes that it will kick me into gear for the day. It is starting to rain a bit and just makes me want to stay in bed. I hope that everyone had a great weekend filled with lots of stitching.

I didn't work on Henry VIII-HAED at all this past week but I will get back to him this week with my allotted one hour a day. I have missed him and although the point I am at right now is all part of the background, I want to stitch away so I can get to the good stuff and start to see Henry appear.

Florin-Ink Circles

A friend kitted this up for me and gifted to me and the thread she chose was not what was called for but it is gorgeous. One of the threads is a variegated with blue, purples and white mixed. You will be able to see that one in the picture.

Let Freedom Ring-Lila's Studio

I had been waiting on the specialty thread on this project and it came in so I was able to make some good progress.

Laura Plantation-Leslie Wristers

I had been waiting on the specialty thread for this project as well, and it came this week. I think this project will be so pretty when completed. The picture just does not show how nice it looks stitched.

New England Schoolgirl Sampler-Theron Traditions

I am in love with this project.

I only received the specialty threads this week for the two projects that I worked on. I do have a little bit of haul coming and will post that as soon as it is delivered.
I am still contemplating my rotation and how many wips I have and making it all work to get some finishes. So, this week, my question to you is, how many wips do you currently have?

Friday, August 11, 2017

World Cross Stitch Day

Happy World Cross Stitch Day!!! I hope you all make a purchase of something stitch related and then get lots of stitching time. I did make a purchase today and after work, I plan on stitching well into the night and possibly early morning hours. What are your stitch plans for today?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


I just realized that this blog will be one year old on August 26! It doesn't seem like it has already been a year but I guess when you are having fun posting about stitching, stash, flosstube, and anything stitch related, you just don't realize how quickly time has passed. So, I think that there needs to be some kind of celebration and by celebration, I mean a giveaway!

I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to 123Stitch! The winner will be chosen on August 26 and you must be a follower of the blog to win. Please comment below with your favorite designer.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


I had a couple of things come in the mail yesterday so I thought I would go ahead and share them.

Luce Mia by Mirabilia with the bead pack and some needles

July Fabric of the Month from Under the Sea Fabrics-This fabric is gorgeous! If you aren't buying fabric from Leslie, you should go check her out.

Love Child

Monday, August 7, 2017

Flosstube Feature-Yany Stitcher

I haven't featured someone on flosstube in awhile and I need to start doing that more often. A friend suggested this stitcher to me and I watched all of her videos over the weekend. I think she is so cute and her stitching is gorgeous. Mirabilia, Chatelaines, Lavender and Lace seem to be her favorites, as are mine. However, she is also entertaining and shows the area she lives. in. I think you should all go check her out as I think you will add her to your regular watch list. I am putting her first video here so you can get started.

Weekly Stitching

I hope everyone has had a great week and got lots of stitching done and hopefully some new stash. I stitched quite a bit this weekend and it was so nice to just have a lazy weekend where I could do that.

I stitched a small amount on Let Freedom Ring, the border section and some on the flower. I am waiting on some specialty thread before I can go any further on this one. It is by Lila's Studio and I am stitching this on 28 count Properly Primitive by Under the Sea Fabrics.

I love victorian and plantation houses and especially this one since it has my name on it. My friend Denita gave this pattern to me the last time we got together and I had to start it right away. The picture of the border just does not really show how pretty and intricate the stitching is. I am stitching this on a 28 count linen called Platinum.

My friend Cindi came to visit a few weekends ago when we went to the Louisville retreat and she brought me a gift. She completely kitted this pattern for me and I love the thread choices as she picked out ones that she thought I would like and not the ones it called for. This Florin by Ink Circles and I am stitching this on 32 count linen by R and R Reproductions.

I have really fallen in love with samplers lately and this is one that I just recently purchased. New England Schoolgirl Sampler by Theron Traditions and I am stitching it on 36 count Edinburgh linen called Dirty.

I am currently in a band sampler round robin and this was what I stitched on the piece I had for July.

I stitched on my Americana Sampler. I had made a mistake in the tree trunk and had to rip a good portion of it out. I restitched and started on the bottom part of the house and realized, I still had a mistake in the tree trunk so I will have to remove all that I stitched again and fix it. This is where I was before restitching.

I do have a few things on order that I should be able to show in the next posting but I wanted to share what a great deal I got on some storage containers.
These containers are meant for scrapbooking but they are perfect for holding a kitted project. A friend of mine had told me about the great deals for these on so I had to go look. I got 10 of these containers for 17!!! They are normally 2.68 a piece but they were on sale and if you ordered them online and picked them up at the store, you also got free shipping and an additional $5 off your order. I love them and will be a great way for me to get and stay organized. If you want to go and take a look be sure and search for Iris Slimline containers.

I hope you all have a great week!