"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Little Bit of Stitching Here and There

Lately, with the cooler weather settling in, and the holidays just around the corner, all I have wanted to do is make the house look a little more festive for Thanksgiving, and whenever time permits, cozy up with a cup of tea and enjoy some stitching time. 

The past few days though, my stitching time has been put on hold, as I performed the dreaded task of transferring our spring/summer clothes and  winter clothes into closets.  Always such a big job, washing and putting all of it away.  I am one of those perfectionists who feels guilty sitting down with my stitching when I know there are jobs that need my attention. So now, I am stealing away in my recliner for  some stitching time for me!

Recently, I participated in the Victoria Sampler "Gingerbread Tree Etui" Stitcherama, which was a live online two day class, almost like being at a retreat.  It was fun, and I also had access to the stitching lessons and finishing techniques for an additional two weeks.  Here is my first tree panel, without the beads and buttons attached, as all four tree panels, pincushion and scizzor case are all stitched on one piece of linen.  Not sure if I will get this finished in time for Christmas, but I am working on it!

My daughters-in-law have been looking through my Just Cross Stitch Ornament issues from 2010 and 2009 and put little sticky post-it notes with their favorite ornament picks...hint...hint.  So, I went to my LLN shop over the weekend and purchased some linens and fibers to stitch some of their selections.  It is fun to stitch something small for a change.  My usual stitching projects are larger, and take longer to finish.  So here are some sneek peeks at a few of the ornaments before they are completely finished.
"Stitcher's Joy" by (Prairie Moon)

"Windows of Faith, Hope and Peace" by Primrose Needleworks
I just want for all of my faithful follower to know how much it means to me when you visit my stitching blog and leave all of your nice comments.  Hope that you are taking some special time just for you, whenever you can, to closet yourself away with your favorite stitching projects too!


  1. Hey Kathy, thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. That Christmas tree is going to be stunning! I can't wait to see more of it. Glad that you are feeling better.

  2. The Victoria Sampler piece is beautiful. Your daughters-in-law have good taste. I'm glad you're getting some time to stitch.

  3. Hi Kathy: I am so glad to hear that you are getting better, I love this Gingerbread Tree Etui, I await the finished item, what a clever idea that your daughter-in-lwas put stitcky post on their fav ornaments, great idea.
    Blessings to you.

  4. Love the Gingerbread Tree Etui, Kathy! And how lucky are your daughters-in-law to have a stitcher like you to make pretty ornaments for them!


Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)