April ORT Update & Doodle Stitchalong News

There is something so satisfying about seeing a jar filling up, showing that progress. I don't feel like my jar has been filling as quickly as last year, I've been doing a lot of different projects besides just cross stitching. But it's still early in the year. I keep a little pouch with me that I shove all my thread pieces into and then periodically transfer them into my ORT jar. This is a couple week's worth of projects. You can read more about the TUSAL here. The awesome Kittykill over at Craftster has collaborated with me for the Doodle ... Read More

Doodle Stitchalong Progress

I love the response there has been to the Doodle Stitchalong. I've had a couple people link up posts, and quite a few participants on Instagram! If you haven't started, it's not too late! Don't feel like you have to finish it or like there is any pressure, it's just meant to be fun! I hadn't worked on my own in awhile, so on Easter when we took a little road trip I brought it along. It was a great project to work on in the car, just stitching without thinking too much. I used some variegated thread and I really love the effect. I might need to play around with ... Read More

Doodle Stitch Along and Link Up

I was pleasantly surprised by the positive reactions to my doodle embroidery I posted. People seemed to really love the idea and a few people on Instagram mentioned having their own doodle stitching project! So I am starting my first stitch along and link up. There are no rules, just let this be fun! Choose any patterned fabric and use embroidery stitches to doodle or color in the fabric. I think it's a great chance to explore using different colors and stitches. Tag your photos with #doodlestitchalong on Instagram or link up a blog post showing off your ... Read More

Quilty Stitches Update

I had hoped to be sharing the piece I made for the latest Mr. X Stitch swap, but unfortunately it wasn't delivered yesterday like it was supposed to be. So I figured I would show off my progress on the Quilty Stitches Sampler. I just finished my fourth block which I really love. This is really my first time ever working from someone else's pattern and I'm really enjoying it. I love seeing all the different color schemes that everyone has chosen. I like how one pattern can be transformed so many different ways by just changing the color. It's not too late to ... Read More

Quilty Stitches Sampler Along

I joined in on Little Miss Shabby's stitch along. I've always thought that quilt squares would make great cross stitches, and she did a fantastic job making the patterns! I am using the color palette from Satsuma Street's Pretty Little City pattern. I bought the pattern months ago and haven't started it, but I love the colors! This stitch along is actually the first time I've ever done a cross stitch using someone else's pattern, which is kind of crazy! I've been cross stitching for 5+ years and this is my first time! I've never done half stitches before and I ... Read More