All Dolled Up

Last night I finished this little Christmas stitchery by Little House Needleworks.  It’s called “All Dolled Up!”.  I stitched it exactly as recommended on 30 count Natural Linen, using Weeks Dye Works floss.  I haven’t had time to mount it but plan to put it on foam core board.  I love the type of lace used in the example and think I’ll find something similar.

All Dolled Up LHN

LHN All Dolled Up PkgLHN All Dolled Up

It came together very quickly, so if it’s one you’ve been wanting to do this one, you could put it together in time for someone special.

Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.



Give Thanks

I hope you were as blessed with family and friends for Thanksgiving as we were.  We had a such a special gathering this year.  Here are my tables set last night before the big event today.  We were pretty packed in, 21 happy contributors of the blessings in our lives.  I couldn’t ask for more.

set for 21 copy

Plum Street Samplers issued this “Give Thanks” pattern in 2011.  It’s timeless and something to remember with a grateful heart.  Mine is so full right now.

I also wish that I’d seen this Give Thanks freebie from Herrschner’s before now because I would have made it for one of my breadcloth’s for Thanksgiving. Oh well, maybe I’ll get it done in time for next year!


Now be careful out there this weekend shopping at all those “special deals”.

Until next week…


Gift Tags

I came across these gift tag ideas from Virginia V on a French web site.  There are a dozen of them and you may need to adapt a couple of the patterns with words of your own.  Just in time for that special gift for someone.

gift tags

Once you get to the web site, each tag is it’s own PDF so you can select the ones you want to work up.

Have fun with them!



Last year, 2014, tresors of France offered a chart for each day of the advent calendar.

Advent Dec 1

They are so lovely that I decided to stitch the first one up this weekend.  It was so fun sewing it and so I want to share the link to the web site where the charts are held.  I saved all of them off last year for my own use so I have the black and white versions as well as the DMC colors used for each. Unfortunately, right now her website has code showing instead of the actual link.  They do have the color pattern for you to see and I think you can easily make them for yourself by using the colored charts.

Here is mine.

 Stitched on 28 count Evenweave

Size is 4 inches by 4 inches DMC 349

Go see the rest of them and see if you wouldn’t want to do a couple, or all for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.


New Scissors

I just got a new pair of scissors and went on the hunt for a new scissor keeper idea and came across this delightful Stork Scissors Alphabet pattern on Cross Stitch Happy.

Stork Scissors Alphabet Complete Alt M branded

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It’s 116 w X 124 H so it won’t work for a scissor keeper but it sure is a neat design.  She has several others that will work if I so choose, like this one.

Life Is Too Short For Ugly Scissors new a

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by.


Purple Fiesta

Here is a pretty little bowl of flowers called ‘Purple Fiesta’. It comes from. “The Art of Stitch“.  They say, “We used 30% bigger symbols than normal charts in the market.” And the go on to say, “We use easy symbols for you to follow. Dark symbols symbolize the dark areas of the chart and light symbols show the light areas. Just from looking at the chart, you can pretty much see the whole picture.”  This really appeals to me and I’m anxious to give them a try.

Purple Fiesta

Just follow the link to their Free Charts and find the PDF for this one as well as a couple of others to try out and see for yourself.

Hope your week is full of goodness.