Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Episode 130



Stitching WIPs
  • Hannah Campbell 1838 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie 100/3 silk threads. 
  • Crowns & Shields by Blackbird Designs - 40 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads.
  • At Home by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Latte by Fiber on a Whim and cotton threads. 
  • Elizabeth Furniss 1836 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d’Alger threads. 
  • Humming of the Bees by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Amanda Malviney Brown 1844 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Creme Brulee by Tabbycat and AVAS 100/3 silk threads.
  • A Peacock, A Unicorn, A Badger by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Natural by Zweigart and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads. 
  • Ann Grimshaw 1818 by The Scarlett Letter - 40 ct. American Chestnut by R&R Reproductions and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk thread in Noir. 
Knitting FOs
  • The First Light Shawl by Veera Valimaki - Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Film Noir and Madelinetosh Twist Light in Leopard. 
  • Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson - Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Faded Quilt. 

Knitting WIPs
  • Aisling Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Elizabeth Taylor. 
  • Westbourne (Kinu Love) by Isabell Kraemer - ITO Kinu in Mix Navy (#382) and Angora (#81). 
Quilt FO
  • Kaleidoscope by Lori Holt - Bee Basics by Lori Holt. 

Quilt WIPs
  • 2022 Designer Mystery Quilt - Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelly. 



Thursday, April 06, 2023

A Normal Blog Post

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all well! I have decided to do a normal blog post like the old days. I can’t believe it will be 20 years this fall that I started my blog. My boys were just babies and I didn’t even have Matthew yet. Time really flies. In my last video I mentioned that I was taking a little social media break. I loved instagram when it just photos that my friends were posting, now it’s all videos and I just find myself getting sucked into them and watching them for way too long. So now when I go on instagram, I try to just look at the photos, but I still find myself drawn to the videos and have to stop myself before too much time goes by!

I also mentioned that I had been a very monogamous with my stitching lately and I think that’s ending now. I worked on a few different things since my video and have kitted up three more. I ended up getting Ann Grimshaw 1818 by The Scarlet Letter back out and worked on a couple motifs. It’s such a pretty and relaxing sampler… 

Ann Grimshaw by The Scarlet Letter
40 ct. American Chestnut by R&R and AVAS Soie d’Alger Noir

I then got Humming of the Bees back out. I love this one and after seeing Lori Holt’s recent finish, it really made me want to work on it. 

Humming of the Bees by Blackbird Designs
36 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads

I’m also still working on Elizabeth Furniss 1836 by Hands Across the Sea. The animals in the grass were all off a stitch and I thought I got it all worked out until I put the steps to the house in. They are a stitch over one and I’m hoping it won’t make a big difference and look off once I get the door in. Fingers crossed! I really don’t feel like ripping that section out. 

Elizabeth Furniss 1836 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers
40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads

As far as quilting goes - I am still working on my Jelly Garden quilt, which is an English paper piecing quilt. It has been so much fun to work on and I’m really liking the slower pace of the stitching. 

I did get a little bit of stash… I couldn’t resist the new Blackbird Designs book - Crowns and Cartouches. It’s so pretty!! I have a skinny half of 40 ct. Picture this Plus Heartland that will work perfect for it. 

Crowns & Shields by Blackbird Designs
40 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads

I also purchased the new Hands Across the Sea Pattern - Hannah Campbell 1838. I just love how unique this sampler is. I ordered a few threads from Hoop and Frame, but I had most of them, which worked out well. I think I’m going to use a very coveted piece of 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune for it. I tried a bunch of different linens and it really just looked the best!

Hannah Campbell 1838 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers
40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie 100/3 silk threads
Project Bag - French General La Grande Soiree

The last thing I’m going to start is actually a restart (shocker!). When I went to Florida in January, Theresa was working on A Unicorn, A Peacock, A Badger and she was using the silks and 40 ct. Natural linen. I started it with DMC and really loved how the silks looked on her linen, so I’m shamelessly copying her. I had most of the silks, so I ordered the ones I was missing and the linen from Kittenstitcher.com. I’m so excited to restart this beautiful design!


A Peacock, A Unicorn, A Badger by The Scarlet Letter
40 ct. Natural by Zweigart and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads




Saturday, March 25, 2023

Episode 129



Stitching WIPs
  • Amanda Malviney Brown 1844 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Creme Brulee by Tabbycat and AVAS 100/3 silk threads. 
  • Elizabeth Furniss by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads. 
  • Ann Tong Uffindell by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R Reproductions and AVAS Soie d’Alger silk threads.
Quilt WIPs
  • Jelly Garden by Mickey Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace and Moda Bella Solids Bleached White (#98).
Stitching Stash

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Episode 128



Stitching Finish!
  • Fanny Bramley by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. hand-dyed Zweigart linen and Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk threads. 

Stitching WIPs
  • This Happy Morning by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Black Swan by Fox and Rabbit and cotton threads. 
  • Amanda Malviney Brown 1844 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Creme Brulee by Tabbycat Linen and Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk threads. 
  • Caroline Amelia Trowell by Brenda Gervais - 40 ct. Antique Lace by Seraphim and cotton threads.
Quilting WIPs
  • Jelly Garden by Mickey Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace and Moda Bella Solids Bleached White (#98). 
Stitching Stash 
  • Traditional Stitches - Lucy Barber 1857 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers, Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silks, 46 ct. Woodsmoke by Tabbycat Linen and Minnie McBean thread keep. 



Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Episode 127



Stitching WIPs
  • Fanny Bramley by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. hand-dyed Zweigart linen and AVAS (Au Ver a Soie) Soie 100/3 threads. 
  • Ann Tong Uffindell 1835 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Creme Brulee by R&R Reproductions and AVAS Soie d’Alger threads. 
  • Come Into My Garden by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by PTP (Picture this Plus) and WDW threads
  • Harriett Salt 1866 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 56 ct. Cafe au Lait by Zweigart and AVAS Soie 100/3 threads (681). 
  • Amanda Malviney Brown 1844 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Creme Brulee by Tabbycat and AVAS Soie 100/3 threads.  
  • Elizabeth Furniss 1836 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and AVAS Soie d’Alger threads. 
  • Alice Clark 1844 by Cross Stitch Antiques - 46 ct. Old Sheep by XJuDesign and AVAS Soie 100/3 threads. 
  • Elizabeth Manners 1843 by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and various silk threads.
Quilting WIPs
  • Jelly Garden by Mickey Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace and Moda Bella Solids Bleached White (#98).
  • Grandma’s Flower Garden (small flowers) - Various French General fabrics. 
Stitching Stash 



Monday, December 05, 2022

Episode 126



Stitching WIPs
  • Fanny Bramley by Hands Across the Sea - 46 ct. hand-dyed linen and Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk threads. 
  • Harriett Salt 1866 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 56 ct. Cafe au Lait Zweigart linen and Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk threads. 
  • Alice Clark 1844 by Cross Stitch Antiques - 46 ct. Old Sheep by XJuDesign and Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk threads. 
  • Ann Morison by Hands Across the Sea Samplers - 46 ct. Parchment by Weeks Dye Works and Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk threads. 

Quilting WIPs
  • Jelly Garden by Mickey Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace and Moda Bella Solids Bleached White (#98).
Stitching Stash 
Quilting/Sewing Stash
  • Sewendipitous - Quilt Recipes book by Jen Kingwell and 3 Sisters Rendezvous fabric. 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Episode 125



Quilting FO
  • Crazy Quilt by Lori Holt - Primitive Gatherings Urban Farmhouse II fabric. I did the quilting using a wide zig zag stitch (6.0 width and 2.0 length). 

Stitching WIPs
  • Jane Cowey by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. tea and coffee dyed linen and NPI silk threads. 
  • Jane Parson 1841 Sampler by The Wishing Thorn - 40 ct. Affogato by Fiber on a Whim and DMC threads (faded version). 
  • Lucy Calcutt 1825 by Just Stitching Along - 40 ct. Vintage Luna by Lakeside Linens and DMC threads. 
Quilt WIPs
  • Jelly Garden by Mickey Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace fabric (I’m using 1” hexagon paper pieces). 
  • Kansas Dugout quilt - Various Lori Holt fabrics (I’m using 1.25” honeycomb and square paper pieces). 
Stitching Stash 
  • From Brick City Cross Stitch in Ocala, FL - Fabric: 40 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and 40 ct. Latte by Fiber on a Whim. Charts: Alice Clark 1844 by Cross Stitch Antiques, Eliza Stephenson 1827 by Lila’s Studio, Gathering Together by The Scarlett House and Joy & Good Cheer by Brenda Gervais. 

Fabric Stash
  • From HunnieQuilt shop on Etsy - Flower Farm by Bunny Hill Designs. 

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Episode 124



Sewing FOs
  • Patchwork Tote by Erica Arndt - Various Bonnie and Camille fabrics. 

  • Pepin Tote #1 by Noodlehead - Black woven duck cloth and BasicGray Boudoir - Cloud Dancer.

  • Pepin Tote #2 by Noodlehead - Cotton + Steel Rifle Paper Co. Canvas Amalfi Herb Garden - Midnight and Kaufman 1/8'' Carolina Gingham - Black. 
  • Several Project bags!


Quilting WIPs
  • Scrappy Granny Squares Quilt by Quilty Love - Lella Boutique Folktale. This quilt was originally going to be Takes the Cake by Thimble Blossoms. 
  • Jelly Garden by April Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace.
  • Crazy Quilt - Primitive Gatherings Urban Farmhouse II. 
Sewing Stash

Friday, September 02, 2022

Episode 123


Stitching WIPs
  • Lucy Calcutt by Just Stitching Along - 40 ct. Vintage Luna by Lakeside Linens and DMC threads. 
  • Humming of the Bees by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads.
  • Come into My Garden by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 

Quilting WIPs
  • Flea Market Quilt by Lori Holt - Lori Holt Flea Market Fabrics.
  • Jelly Garden by Mickey Zimmer - Brenda Riddle Grace. 
Sewing Finishes





Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Episode 122



Stitching FO
  • A Girl in Her Garden by With Thy Needle & Thread - 36 ct. Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart and cotton threads.

Stitching WIPs 
  • Keeper of the Pins by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Country Mocha by Zweigart and cotton threads.
  • Mercy Megginson by Heartstring Samplery - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens and cotton threads. 
  • A Peacock, A Unicorn, A Badger by The Scarlet Letter - 40 ct. Country Mocha by Zweigart and DMC threads.
  • Mary Peacock by Needleprint - 40 ct. Antique White by Seraphim and cotton threads. 
  • Regina Haible by With Thy Needle & Thread - 40 ct. Affogato by Fiber on a Whim and DMC threads.
  • Come Into My Garden by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 
  • Humming of the Bees by Blackbird Designs - 36 ct. Heartland by Picture this Plus and cotton threads. 

Knitting WIPs
  • The First Light Shawl by Veera Valimaki - Hedgehog Fibres Sock - Film Noir and Madelinetosh Twist Light - Leopard. 
Stitching Stash
  • Country Sampler - Live on Little by Plum Street Samplers, Red Letter Day by Theresa Venette and Black Horse Drum Pinkeep by Stacy Nash, 40 ct. Graham Cracker by Graham Cracker fabrics, 40 ct. Winter Woolens by Seraphim and 40 ct. Hogbristle by Fox and Rabbit. 
  • 123 Stitch - Jane Penny 1834 by Card├ín Antiques and Needlwork and A Peacock, A Unicorn, A Badger by The Scarlet Letter.
Quilting Stash
  • Fat Quarter Shop - 2022 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Finishing Kit and Block #1.