Fall Finishes

In the early hours of a fall morning as the rising sun lit the tree-tops, a rainbow arched across the sky and I was lucky enough to be outside at the time to witness the beauty. Nature is the world’s best artist.

Rainbow Sunrise

As well as admiring the views on the farm, I’ve succeeded in finishing one of my WIPS this fall – this cute Wee Hieland Coos bookmark was in my work-basket for well over a year before recently joining my small collection of bookmarks.  This is a Textile Heritage cross-stitch kit.


The Brodeuse Bressane SAL is complete, and I have stitched the entire design but I’m not yet finished as I plan to stitch it two more times, and then make it into a table topper. This is a beautiful design, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the SAL. The link will take you to the designer’s website, where you can see a slideshow of the group’s work!

SAL Part 6

Another WIP still in my work-basket is my own blackwork design, a mosaic bookmark. I stitched one version of the bookmark in this gorgeous silk floss called Berry Burst, which is hand-dyed by Fiberlicious Yummy Fibers. SO MANY colours! Oh my gosh, it’s pretty!

Mosaic Blackwork Bookmark

Now I’m trying to choose colours for a second bookmark. This design will offer several fill patterns to choose from. My Fiberlicious floss stash has so many pretty combinations that it’s really hard to choose! What colours would you stitch with?

Crafty Catch-Up

Let’s have a crafty catch-up, shall we? I’m keeping up with the blackwork stitch-along, (sometimes just barely!) hostessed by Brodeuse Bressane. We’ve just completed Part 5, but when last I shared progress I had just finished Part 1 – so here’s the parts you’ve missed:   I turned these fabric pieces into a beautiful placemat…

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On the Farm and In Stitches

It’s been pretty exciting on the farm – we brought home a friend for my horse to chum around with. Cloudy established himself as the boss of Eddy right away, but Eddy is so happy to have a horsey-friend again that he really doesn’t seem to mind. Cloudy is beautiful, friendly, and has super ground…

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A Crimson Rosella and Haskap Berries

My free time has been taken up by haskap berries and a Crimson Rosella. What have they to do with one another? Well, not a darn thing in the real world – haskaps grow in Canada, and a Crimson Rosella is an Australian bird so they are a world apart, geographically. But meanwhile on the…

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Life on the Farm

The place that I live on is so very beautiful and peaceful; these are some of my favorite things about life on the farm: Some of the buildings date back to about 1911, when the land was first homesteaded. The winters can be cold, but so beautiful too. There is acres to walk the dogs on, and they are…

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Mug Rug Tutorial

When I created my blackwork mugs design, I envisioned them finished up as mug rugs. Practical and pretty! These are the steps I took to create the mug rugs: First, I trimmed my stitched designs to 3 inches wide by 3.25 inches long (having stitched the designs on 18 count Aida). I chose two fabrics…

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A Little Roundup

Happy New Year! To close out the old year and ring in the new, here is a little roundup of my crafty doings over the last while.

Coffee or tea as you read?

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