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, April 29, 2016

The Year of WIPs

I have two boxes which have been organized and sorted... and which contain UFOs from ages ago.  This is my year to turn UFOs into WIPs and then finishes! You know, along with doing current projects, designs, and The Orthodox Stitcher. Here is my first UFO to WIP to FINISH:  Halloween Kitty. I got this chart a few years ago from Patterns Online. It was a terribly hard chart to read, in tiny black and white, and very faint, symbols. I did the cat and a tiny bit of orange, and then it went into hiding for a couple of years. 

I am happy to say, I persevered, at long last, and finished it! It is done on a pale blue 14ct Aida using DMC threads. I really, REALLY like it! Now it awaits a frame or some kind of finishing.

Next UFO turned WIP is a Dimensions kit of an angel with a harp. Plugging away at it.

I'm also working on one of my own designs, and a kit of a castle. There are NOT enough hours in the day!

Oh, and I started doing the music for two local churches!

What are you all busy with?
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016


This little black lamb and his (her?) friend have just been added to the Etsy shop today.  I enjoyed stitching this so much.  My design is based on a vintage illustration (public domain) and brings to mind simpler times.

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While we have been enjoying the thousands of little bouncy lambs in the fields around us this spring, it has also been a bit of an up-and-down sort of time:  very wintry, unseasonable weather at times; hectic visits from family back home; very long work hours for my dear husband.  I am hoping for a bit of a break and for things to slow down just a little!

I hope this little lamb has made you smile today!
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