Hexis, Field Study, and Lilies


I’ve been working on lots of projects lately. I can’t say that I’m getting anything finished, but I am making progress. I used some of my new fabric for this super cute hexi flower. They are 3/4″ hexis and I have plans to join them with a flour sack towel or two.


A few weeks ago Craftsy was having a sale on charm packs so I got two of AMH’s Field Study line. I knew I wanted to do big pieces to show off the patterns, and these 2.5″ hexis will do them justice. I think I’ll mix them with some solids to make them pop. I’m thinking maybe black for a background.


Finally here is my last little bit to share. I’ve been working on this lily sampler for…ever. It might take me for…ever more to finish but I’m slowly making progress that medallion in the center is killing me. That lily is stitched 1 over 1 on 28 count fabric. I think I need a microscope.

Well I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek. I hope you all have a great week!



New cross-stitch start: The Feather Fairy!


I am starting a new cross-stitch pattern. It is the feather fairy from Mirabilia patterns. I LOVE Mirabilia patterns, and I’ve had this one for several years but never started it. That seems to be a trend for me. I decided that after all of the issues I had with my last large cross-stitch (I had to rip out half of it and redo it because it was off) I decided to create a grid on my linen to mimic the chart. This was an idea my mother-in-law taught me when I first started cross-stitching.


So basically all you do is find the center of your fabric and start with plain sewing thread that is in a color that you can see on the linen. I used red Coats and Clark thread. I like to use 32 count linen but it can be hard to see when you are stitching over two. With the grid, it makes it so much easier to count and stay on track. Yes it takes a little time to make the grid, but it saves so much time in the end when you don’t have to rip out stitches. When you make the grid, I use the thread and stitch over and under every 4 threads.


Then it is super easy to find your starting point and check your position with your cart. Another thing I do is I make a copy of my chart so that I can cross out or highlight areas that I have completed.

This is super helpful to make sure you stay on track. I hope these tips are helpful if you are having trouble with counted-cross stitching. Happy Friday!



Flower Box Cross-Stitch Finish


I finished this project today. I started it several months ago and only had a bit left to finish. I got but done today while I watched the Euro Cup games between France and England and also Ukraine and Sweden. I’m glad it’s finished. It is really lovely. I might be listing this one in my Etsy shop. Stayed tuned for more info.

On another note, the smoky air here from the High Park fire north of Denver is wreaking havoc on my breathing and eyes. I feel really worn out and yet u didn’t do much at all today. Here’s hoping my hacking cough will go away soon.

Hugs to all!