Progress: A Pumpkin of My Own

Started “A Pumpkin of My Own,” by the Sampler Girl



Hi all!

I’ve already posted how my threads turned out on my last post. My fabric is out of the oven and ironed and is already being kitted up for a small autumnal project: 

This was originally a PTP fabric in Dill that was wayyyyy too orange than the picture on 123stitch showed (which has been happening to me a lot with fabric lately). I love the black spots the coffee made and the orange-dampening the tea did. I am planning on getting some walnut crystals to dye more of my own fabric- I like the primitive/old look. Going to stitch on this one soon- picking out my colors now (“A Pumpkin of My Own,” by The Sampler Girl)!


Trying my hand at coffee dyeing – fabric and two DMC threads I don’t like for two upcoming projects. Fingers crossed!

Happy Stitching!

Update: The coffee wasn’t really working, so I’m now soaking them in very strong bergamot black tea. Seems to be working better so far!

Here’s my results for DMC 972:

Then I went back to coffee and vanilla, so here’s 971: 

Finished: Mary Heaton, 1878

Good morning, stitchers!
Early this morning I finished Mary:

Stitched on 28 ct Legacy (Cashel) by Picture this Plus. 

I added a pop of color with her blouse and the bird with DMC 927 (which is part of the whole series’ color palette). 

I also backstitched the bird’s beak instead of a full cross stitch as it was patterned. 

I’m so happy with how it turned out. So on to Number 3 in the series!

Happy stitching!


I have everything I need right now. Counting my blessings (instead of sheep).

Working on Mary- finished the wagon last night. I see a finish ahead of me this week! Happy stitching to all, and to all a good night! 😜

Weekend Bliss Planning

Hello all, and happy Friday!

I’ve finally made some progress on “Mary.” The colors are perfect for Fall.

I also have a new start. When I didn’t have the desire to stitch on the Dear Diary project, I brought out Summer House Stitche Workes’ “Sophia.” Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE owls. I have so many owl decorations in my house already, but when I saw this, I needed to stitch it. I paired it with lovely sparkly fabric, too. I frogged so much on this one oak leaf that I went back to stitching on Mary the next day. Sometimes you just NEED a new start.
I’m ready for a well deserved relaxing weekend with tons of stitching and Bilbo/Belle cuddling. I also have a bunch of new stash coming in today and tomorrow (from some serious shopping therapy), so I’m looking forward to unwrapping my new cross stitch goodies. I hope your weekend is as bright and happy too!  Happy stitching!

Finished: Abigail Winslow, 1780

After a marathon stitching session, I’ve finished Little House Needleworks’ Dear Diary #1: Abigail Winslow, 1780.

Joy and motivating are the only words I can come up with to describe stitching this. I used all the called for DMC threads, and I used 28 ct Lambswool linen. 

Well it’s time to clean up this project and set up for the second: Mary Heaton, 1878.

Stay safe in this weather, and happy stitching!