Welcome Stitchers and Friends! This blog is about my wee cottage industry: Fearn Abbey Needleworks; and about my own personal stitching adventures. Have a wee look around and see if we can be stitching friends. Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2015

One Dozen Easter Eggs :: Set B

I have finally added the second set of my Easter Eggs to the shop. YAY! These are numbers 5 through 8 of the series of 12. The whole series is colorful and mostly pastel. These four designs feature: a violet, an angel blowing a trumpet, a dove in front of a radiant cross, and, a lamb! Each design is approximately 3" X 3". My photos are a bit dark, but the fabric is white 14-count Aida, and the threads are DMC stranded cottons.

You can visit the shop or browse around on the blog or visit Fearn Abbey Needleworks to see the first four eggs. 

I'm taking a break from eggs right now, and last night I started stitching a design with some tartan in it!

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Favorite PIN This Week :: Little Sheep Virtues

I have the charts for all of these "Little Sheep Virtues" (by Little House Needleworks), and I've not had time to stitch even ONE! Does anyone else have these cute little designs, or have you stitched them? My plan (which is always subject to change) is to stitch them individually and use them as Christmas ornaments. My other plan (which seems to be taking awhile to come to fruition) is to have a sort of "primitive" Christmas tree, only with cross stitch ornaments and white lights. Does anyone else have a tree like that?

I've been busy finishing up a design for The Orthodox Stitcher. Now I plan to finish the Easter Egg set, and then move on to a special Scottish design that has been sitting here, patiently waiting to be stitched!

I hope all of you are well and happy, and stitching madly!
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Monday, June 01, 2015

Slow Stitching, and Manic Monday

I have finished the 3rd of 4 Easter Eggs in Set B. I'm almost done with the 4th. This third one features a cross with a radiant light behind it and a dove in front of it.

Here is it a little closer.

But WHY OH WHY do I start so many projects at one time? Things are terribly torn up at home right now. We have decided to turn our spare room into a more functional, and more attractive place. We spend a lot of time in there. A LOT. It has our icon corner. It has our office. It is where my crafting, stitching, and sewing all take place. So, we're in the middle of turning the closet into the office. We'll have lots more room that way. And things are being painted. And some things went into the living room, which means that room is sorta torn up, too.

There is work going on in the garage. I am trying to get some photo prints ready for selling. If you read The Daily Doodle, you'll know there is trouble in Lamb Paradise. Meanwhile, we are also getting ready for a trip. My dear husband is working a lot of overtime right now. Things feel fragmented. And I'm trying to get a design on The Orthodox Stitcher blog for the stitch-along.

I need a cool back porch with a rocker and a glass of iced tea! 
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