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…

Read More

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?

Read More

New Home for Storm’s Stitches

Storm’s Stitches has a new website, created just for me by the very talented Selina Designs! There’s photos, patterns, tutorials, and my blog is now there too. Selina did an amazing job; my new look is fresh and bright and country – I love what she has done. Followers of my blog will be automatically…

Read More

After the Fire

Mother Nature regenerating herself after the wildfire that was nearby this year. The hills and clearings are purple with fireweed and the deer are finding tasty nibbles among the new green growth.

Read More

Beaded Blackwork Ornament

This pretty blackwork ornament is for Canada Stitches‘ ornament drive; they are fundraising for Ladybird Animal Sanctuary and Annex Cat Rescue. The designs are from Box of Delights by Elizabeth Almond and the floss is American Snow Cone by Fiberlicious. To make the ornament a little cushy, I attached a piece of felt onto the backs…

Read More