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Friday, March 31, 2023

Spring Stitching

 Hi friends! It is really taking a while to warm up here. It was 19 degrees last night! 🥶

You all know our friend Lynda Ruth, would you please pray for her? She was in the hospital. Her husband Dave has brought her home. She had fluid in her lungs and had to have it removed. She is now on medication. She has asked if you would all remember her. Let us not forget one of our own, but send her love.💕

🐰Spring Cutie Cards🐰by Sam Grover in 2014 Cute Cross Stitch magazine. 

Are these not precious??!! 

I had saved this pattern, and when I found this adorable, little basket at Goodwill for a dollar and change, I knew I finally found my way to finish these little critters. 

I stitched these one one over one with the called for DMC on 28 count pastel mint green evenweave.


💕Oh Sweet Pea💕from April Showers by Blackbird Designs.

I stitched this one over two on mystery 40ct linen with some of the called for DMC and VMSS Antique Pink and The Perfect Rose. 

The backing fabric is from my stash. This was a snow day last week. Sweet Peas in the snow!😄 I thought I would take pictures of the stocking inside also. So bright inside!


🌟Glory To God🌟by Little House Needleworks. 

This pattern can be found in the 2008 Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornament Issue. I stitched this for my Mom for this coming Christmas. She loves angels. I stitched this two over two on 32count Silkweaver Belfast linen in French vanilla swirl  with the called for DMC and VMSS 1795 Golden Straw. I had the perfect finishing fabric in my stash. What a dope! 🤦I glued it on upside down. 

😑 Well, I know Mom won't notice. I am disappointed though. Oh well. Vonna I am not. One ornament done for this year anyhow.


❄️Elizabeth Jane❄️by Blackbird Designs.

WOO HOO! I have now completed two of the six samplers I have on my list for this year to finish!!

This sampler block is in honor of my FIL, my MIL, and my BIL.

I am stitching Anniversaries of the Heart by Blackbird Designs all on one piece of 25ct cream Dublin linen, which requires some modifications along the way. It is stitched with the called for WDW Baked Apple, mostly DMC, and some #vmss I have made MANY color changes to make mine look more like the pattern covers. The entire thing is stitched over one.


📚🎧What a super read! This historic novel is about the courtship and catastrophic honeymoon aboard the Titanic of young Madeleine Talmage Force and John Jacob “Jack” Astor. I thoroughly enjoyed this love story. I never knew of it.

Well if you can believe it, I am still waiting for my flosses for Eliza's French Birds 1849 by JBW. I want to start it SO BAD!! The flosses are scheduled to arrive today! Brian emailed 123Stitch and sent them a screen shot of  the fail to deliver and return from the PO. 123Stitch put the incorrect address for us. 😖 They agreed not to wait until they received that package back to send me those flosses. They mailed me out flosses and did not charge shipping. The originals are going back to them. I just want to start!

What are you stitching on right now?

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

I would like to offer this chart as a giveaway to my American friends this time. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post stating that you would like to enter the giveaway. You need to be a sidebar follower of this blog. I will draw a name and announce the winner on Friday, April 7th.

I hope you have a marvelous weekend my friends! Thank you for stopping by. Take care. 

Stitching and praying,

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Sweet Clover Girl

 Hi friends! I have two more Irish themed finishes before St. Patrick's Day. 💚

☘️Wild Clover☘️from March of the Daffodils by Blackbird Designs.  I followed stocking finishing instructions by Carol Mundle on Instagram. I keep improving. 🤪 If you would like these stocking finishing instructions, I can email you the pdf. Just email me.

I stitched this one over two on mystery 40ct linen with the called for WDW Moss and DMC 733. I want to stitch the other two stockings in this booklet. A daffodil stocking and a Quaker stocking. There are three stockings for each month!!😮 I CANNOT KEEP UP WITH THAT! Luckily I do not want to stitch every single one. Just most! Ha! I am going to stitch one for each month this year. That much, yes. Maybe a few more next year. Who knows?! I only have one sampler done out of my SIX samplers I have planned to stitch and get done this year! ACK!😬


🍀Sweet Clover Girl🍀by Pineberry Lane. 

This is from the Little Shamrocks pattern, which was a Christmas gift from Madeleine this year.💚

I stitched this one over two on mystery 40 count linen with most of the called for DMC. I changed the dress, skin and lip colors, and gave her a wee smile.

I notice in the picture, Shamrock Row almost looks bent. I assure you it is not! I wanted to show you the new fern I got half a week ago from our Stein garden mart. It was on clearance for $1.43. It was supposed to be $7. It had several black leaves, which I removed, otherwise this little plant seems to be doing fine. I have a "thing" for ferns. This is a new one for me. This is a crocodile fern.🐊 I am not sure the picture truly shows it, but the leaves are thick and textured. Neat!


I am now stitching on my friend Lisa's sampler in our Round Robin. Once I complete that, I will do some Easter stitching. Is anyone else stitching for Easter?

I ordered one thing from the Nashville Market.

Eliza's French Birds 1849 by JBW Designs. I have received the pattern. Now I am ordering the fancy flosses. I only have two of them. I have the 36 count linen. When I get the flosses, I am stitching this!!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:11-13

Okay then. I wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Remember the Saint on that day. What a holy man he was.

Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you did. Have a blessed day!

Stitching and praying,


Friday, March 10, 2023

Frolicking in the Daffodils

 Hi friends! We are having a snowstorm right now. We will probably get around 10 inches of snow this time. Too bad. It all just melted and disappeared! 

☘️🍀March Corner Shelf🍀☘️

This pattern is a new release from Lindy Stitches. I got it last year from my friend Lisa out of her Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher magazine. It was published in there one year ago. I decided it was time to stitch this NOW!
🐩Frolicking in the Daffodils🐩 
😁 I made the pattern "more me" by pinking it up! Stitched this two over two on 32ct Belfast Baby Lotion. As you can see from the second picture I REALLY changed it.
I wanted a white poodle. I used DMC of my own choices and VMSS Pea Pickn' and 1840 Calico Pink. The pink ribbon was in my stash. I am hoping it is a good touch.
I am now stitching Sweet Clover Girl by Pineberry Lane.

The winner of "My Sheep" by LHN is:
I will have another giveaway soon friends.

Are you familiar with Annie of Annie Beez Folk Art and her daughters Chelsea and Isabel? They are on Flosstube and all have IG. Annie has a blog also. I bring them up because they live a bit south of our local stitch group, but have joined us stitchers.😁 They make a great addition to our group. Such fun, sweet ladies.

O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.  Isaiah 25:1

Thank you for stopping by today. I am so glad you did! I hope you have a great weekend!

Stitching and praying,

Thursday, March 2, 2023


 Hi friends! How is March treating you thus far? It is barely warming up here. We will take it!

🍀 March Cubby Shelf Display 🍀Almost all of these are stitched over one.

I have been asked more than once how I store my little cubby shelf creations. I finally remembered to show you. I have this VERY old Tupperware container from my MIL. It is absolutely perfect. I keep all the flat finishes in order by month. This is stored under my bed. 😉

I have had this fun, little idea in my head for a clover/shamrock chart. So I stitched it up on a scrap of golden mystery 40ct with DMC two over two. If you also would like to stitch this up, you can find the free pattern at the top of this blog post. It is listed under Free Cross Stitch Charts.
🍀Clover🍀by StitchingVickie

I am now back to stitching on Anniversaries of the Heart.

This will surprise you. For the first time ever I made a pre-order purchase for Nashville Needlework Market. Eliza’s French Birds 1849 from Judy of JBW Designs.

Beautiful, right?! I do believe I am NOT stitching The Pink Sparrow Sampler this year, and stitching this one instead. I want to enter this in our State Fair. 

Did you order anything from Nashville Needlework Market?

📚🎧This book is about Annie Sullivan, a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue, who just happened to be the young lady who took on the impossible job of teaching Helen Keller. This was really interesting. I must say, as a girl, I learned about Helen Keller, but I never learned about her teacher. My goodness! Annie Sullivan should have been given an award! She lost a tooth from Helen's wild blows to Annie's face! Helen was a wild child when Annie first arrived. I certainly do not remember learning these details. Annie is the one who found a way to get through to Helen. It really is a good book.

Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Well I have been going through my cross stitch chart stash in case you have not noticed. I am once again offering a giveaway. Here is the chart. (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

This giveaway is open to all of my followers everywhere. You only need to be a sidebar follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post stating you would like the pattern "My Sheep". I will draw a name by Friday, March 10th.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have wonderful weekend!

Stitching and praying,