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Friday, November 21, 2014

Sturbridge Village

Dark Cloudy and rainy days make for good time to stitch. This is my progress for today. Tomorrow we have severe weather warnings predicted so unless we lose power and I have no light, I hope to get a bit more done this weekend.  I am stitching this on my Ultimate Mini Frame by Wooden Treasures.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sturbridge Village WIP on my Ultimate Mini Frame

Here is a little more progress on my Sturbridge Village sampler.  I want to thank Barb and Von for their nice comments on this project too.  

I have been stitching a little more on my Sturbridge Village project and finally got this part done. It was a little tricky getting in the fractional stitches and outlining, but so glad it finally worked. I am enjoying the challenge of some new stitches in this one. Thank you all who have liked or made nice comments on my first photo too! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sturbridge Village Start

It has been really cold so I have been trying to stitch something new for me. This is Sturbridge Village by The Victoria Sampler. It is actually a box top to make but I want it to become a sampler for my wall. This is the main part of it with the scene that will be on it and the other parts of this will be bands above and below it that go with this project. My husband helped me with the graphics so I can stitch this into a sampler. These are specialty stitches and I love the Gloriana threads that are varigated here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day to my Wonderful Husband Jerry

Today is Veteran's Day and I want to  say Thank You to my wonderful Vietnam Veteran, my husband Jerry Littlefield for your service.  Thank you for all you have done and I am especially happy that you came back so we could be a family!   Jerry was in the Navy from 1964-1968.  

Friday, November 07, 2014

Christmas Floss Givaway by Victorian Motto Shoppe

Nancy at Victorian Motto Shoppe is having a 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway on her blog.  To see the detatils go to  her blog at

I have used her floss and it is really pretty as well as so nice to stitch with.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hornbook for Myrtle Beach Retreat

This little hornbook has been a hit at my retreat that I went to at Myrtle Beach so I decided to post it here.  Several have asked about it.  It is stitched from the pattern book 2012 Stranded Jacks by Plum Street Samplers and my husband made the Hornbook.   They have I think 4 hornbook patterns in this booklet and since it is October and we were at the beach, I thought it would be fun to do this one.  Our shirts had a mermaid on them too so doing this seemed fitting.   I am so glad everyone has liked this as I enjoyed making it too.

Queen of Harvest

Time to load up my fabric on my frame and start a new project.  I love With Thy Needle and Thread designs but have yet to actually stitch one of them.  Queen of Harvest will be my first stitch by this incredible designer. I also got Where the Bittersweet Grows too.  

  I had many exchange gifts to finish before going to Myrtle Beach and now I can do this one for me and relax.  The colors are so pretty and are done with Sampler Threads and a few Weeks Dyeworks.   I will post progress photos as I stitch this one.  Thank you to all who come into my blog as everyone is welcome! :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Stash from Myrtle Beach Retreat

We were able to have Praiseworthy Stitches come to our retreat and they brought these new designs to sell.   I just loved these as they caught my eye right away and I got them to stitch.  The first one is Pumpkins and the second one is called The Visit. Pumpkins is stitched on the color Swamp by Picture this plus.  Their table was filled with beautiful things and it is always so nice to see things actually stitched as photos don't always do them justice.  The Visit was done by these two women who are Praiseworthy Stitches as an honor to their longstanding friendship.  I got several other things from other designers too who were also at our retreat and these two were very favorites. I was also able to buy some fabric too.  It was the most fun time ever and I hope to be there again next year.  

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