This Week’s WIPs

This week I’m focusing on three projects I have going on:

1. My first punch needle! “Petite Prims Series: Flag,” by The Old Tattered Flag
It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of how it’s turning out. I’ve already “stashed” two more punch patterns, weavers cloth, and a couple of issues of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitch magazine. Man, are my shoulders tensing up from this though!

2. More progress on Nora Corbett’s “Halloween Fairy”! I’ve been working on this one for over a year on and off for my sister, and I’m just ready for it to be framed! I am beading and back-stitching as I go. Cross stitch-wise, I only have the pumpkins and the moon left, then the rest of the Kreinik and beading will follow! I can actually SEE the finish line!

3. Also close to the finish line: “Moon Sicke,” by The Primitive Needle. So far, I don’t regret omitting the alphabet sampler in the middle. There’s only SO MANY alphabets you can cross stitch in a certain time frame and not go crazy. 😛

I hope everyone’s week is going well and that you find some crafty time!
Happy stitching!


Weekend Finish

img_2849It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a finish (cross stitching or knitting). I consider myself to be a slow stitcher, so I’m happy that I have this one to add to my “to finish” pile. I started this project Friday afternoon and just finished (Sunday afternoon).

All the details:
Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden” from Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine (Fall 2017) | Stitched 2-over-2 on 32 ct Zweigart linen in “Winter White” colorway | DMC colors (used a mix of called-for colors and my own picks)

I’m not sure how I’ll “finish” her yet (I’ve named her Tabitha by the way). I know she’s supposed to be for Fall decor, but I think she’d be perfect to have around all year. I have a huge pile of finishes that I need to frame or craft into some sort of display so I can finally have a home that looks like a stitcher lives here.

Happy stitching!


Picking out colors for a random weekend start: “Sweeping the Garden,” by Barbara Ana Designs (Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine, Fall 2017).

Bought this magazine so I could learn punch needle, but I’m still waiting on my hoop. 

“Rabbit Run” Start

Indeed, “my soul is fed by needle and thread.” Needed a new start so I picked up The Praire Schooler’s Rabbit Run. I am FLYING through it.

32 ct. white linen; DMC 3787, Gentle Art’s Daffodil, Evergreen, Morning Glory, and Rhubarb.

Dog Days of Summer

Hi stitchers!

Well the dog days of summer are officially here…and it’s hot.  That means more time for crafting inside in the nice air conditioning.

Contrary to the amounts of posts on this blog, I HAVE been stitching.

I’ve been furiously working on Barbara Ana’s All Creatures Great and Small (40 ct linen, 1-over-2, picking colors at random based on her DMC suggestions). I love working on this piece. I have the upper-left corner DONE:


I also picked up Prairie Schooler’s Miss Fortune again and I’m flying through it:


I was also knitting up a storm but have had to slow down because of hand/wrist/finger pain from knitting TOO MUCH. I have a few socks finished and some more on the needles (Ravelry: doghairstitchery). And celebration: I just cast on my first sweater!


Currently working on (other than socks): Joji Locatelli’s Starting Point MKAL (huge wrap). 

I have a lot of stitching/knitting plans like usual- including our wedding sampler that I FINALLY picked out and kitted up (over a year after the fact). I can’t wait to share: A Sweeter Love by Plum Street Samplers; 36 ct. Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens, using the called for NPI Silks. [I rarely stitch in silk. I love it when I do though; I have silk tastes on a DMC budget, as I like to say, BUT if there was a time to stitch in silk, this is IT! ;)]

Happy stitching!