Monday, December 20, 2021

Starting All the Things


The past couple of weeks have been busy with holiday prep, which I am sure is no different than what you have been doing.


I did have a few starts because…well, I just can’t seem to refrain from adding more to my already full crafting schedule. I just want to do it all!

This is Claus Christmas by Stitching with the Housewives.  I’ve made a little more progress on it since I took the photo.

This is Christmas Morning at Santa’s Kitchen by Twin Peak Primitives.  It is the second chart in their “Santa’s Home” series.  The first is A Patriotic Christmas Eve which I hope to stitch as well.

I started Halloween Quilt Sampler with my friend EJ from the Sunshine Stitchers Flosstube on YouTube. This chart is by Rosewood Manor. It contains a TON of backstitching.  My plan is to stitch this on the 13th and 31st of each month (in the months that have 31 days, obviously).

One of my goals for 2022 is to make more quilts.  Since my fabric stash is still in storage, kits will be the easiest way for me to accomplish this goal.  

I had joined the Fat Quarter Shop’s Halloween Figs block of the month.  I collected the monthly shipments in a box and decided this will be one of the kits I’ll work with over the course of next year.

I pulled it out last Friday intending to just pet the fabric and read the pattern.  I couldn’t resist and had to make the blocks for month 1.

One other kit was delivered over the weekend which I’ll share once the backing fabric arrives.


I’m working this week so the holiday baking will get done in the evenings.  Maybe I’ll have some photos to share when I pop back in to wish you a Merry Christmas 😊


Have a great week!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Thanksgiving Recap and A Finish

Hi friends!  I hope all of you in the USA had a nice Thanksgiving last week.  And for those who aren’t in the USA, or do not celebrate, I hope you had a nice week as well.


We had both of our kids home for the first time in 10 years to celebrate Thanksgiving and my birthday which was on the 26th.  I’m ashamed to say that I did not take any photos But trust me when I tell you we enjoyed all of our favorite holiday foods as well as some quality family time.


I want to share one of my birthday gifts.

It’s a hand-turned bee skep scissor holder.  The pecan wood is so pretty and the workmanship is amazing.

My husband ordered it from Pete and Kathy Firth who are @carolinacrosssticher on Instagram.
  They typically post Pete’s finished pieces on Sunday’s.


I finished the December Calendar Crates pattern from Stitching with the Housewives and fully finished it for the piece that hangs in my mom’s foyer.

I took advantage of a Cyber Monday sale at GaRon Stitchery and ordered three berry patterns.  They came today…you can’t beat those guys for quick shipping!


They are all Erica Michaels designs.


I found batting so I hope to finish the JOY banner / table runner that I made for Mom. And I’ll continue to stitch Christmas charts.


What are your plans for the weekend?  Hope you have a nice one.