Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hope all of you are having a great stitching weekend.   The
weather here in SC has been very rainy this weekend and made
it so easy to sit back and stitch all day Saturday.   I can't
remember the last time I sat for eight hours straight
and just stitched but I made the most of it.
 I pulled out Worthy Brown, one of my lingering Crazy Challenge
pieces from last year, and have made some great progress.

CHS "Worthy Brown"
35ct WDW straw w/DMC
progress as of 2/23/13

Before I picked it up Friday night, I only had most of the body
and one wing partially completed.  I have added his tail
feathers, some smaller motifs and should finish the second
wing before bedtime.I am stitching this on 35 ct. with one thread
and am very disappointed in the coverage with the darker colors.  
 I plan to distress it once finished so I hope the linen might tighten
up a little more after having a warm bake in the oven. 
I would love to finish this one before month end.

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Last weekend wasn't very nice weather wise so I decided to play
with some paper.   I have become addicted to embossing and just
had to try out some recent purchases thanks to my
local AC Moore going out of business.  

As you can see from this stack, I think I might be ready
for just about any type of card occasion.
 Although I think they are all just wonderful, I won't bore you with
pictures of all of them.  I will show you one of my favorites.
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Saving the best for last, I won a Valentine's giveaway from
and received this pretty package in the mail this
week.   I just love the way she has it wrapped up.

This was a package of firsts because she sent a Stacy Hash design
 and this will be my first for this designer.  How did that
happen?!!?!!   She also sent some of Nina's threads and I have
never tried these.... they just look so "happy"
and I hope to put them to use soon.

Krista became my new best friend when I unwrapped that
 chocolate bar!  I have been trying hard to not keep chocolate
in the house so this just made my night.   Needless to say,
I think it was gone by the time I finished before my
thank you email hit Krista's mailbox.  
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My boys
I caught my hubby and Pork Chop napping in my stitching chair
and couldn't resist sharing. I wish I could nap in
someone's lap when it is so nice and cozy inside.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great week!


  1. Hi Karen, Love that Worthy Brown pattern. Lots of stitching but you've made a lot of progress. Great picture of your boys :D

  2. Lovely progress. And what a sweet win..always nice to try a new designer. Cute pic of your boys, too!

  3. Very nice stitching and very nice gifts. What a sweet picture you caught there.

  4. Gorgeous WIP - and what a lovely win, good for you!

  5. Such a pretty design Karen! Isn't it nice to stitch the whole day away?! Lovely giveaway from Krista and that photo of your boys is cute!

  6. You're doing such a great job of working on your Crazy January finishes! Your cards are gorgeous...I thought of getting into card making or scrapbooking but I don't have time for another hobby right now. Your pretty cards make me wonder if that really is true!

  7. Love the pic of your DH with kitty -- so cute! Love your Worthy Brown and your cards too. Yay on Krista's giveaway prize!

  8. Lovely progress Karen! Isn't it lovely to stitch all day?! Very sweet package from Krista and the last photo of your boys is darling!!

  9. Great progress Karen. Love the pic of the boys.


  10. Great progress and goodies from Krista! Sweet pic of the boys!

  11. Lovely progress. Gorgeous gifts. Great picture.

  12. Lovely stitching, you did a great job on your cards and fab gift, hugs.

  13. Great progress on the stitching and the cards are lovely. Wonderful giveaway win too

  14. Great stitching on Worthy Brown. Ooooh you got some Nina threads! I've not tried hers YET:) Your cards are very pretty. Congrats on winning your Valentine gifts. All are wonderful. love Annette

  15. Gorgeous progress on Worthy Brown.
    What a lovely gift from Krista.
    Porkchop looks very happy!

  16. I like your Worthy Brown! What a great gift from Krista.

  17. Super giveaway win and such pretty cards you have made. Great progress on the stitching front.

  18. Worthy is looking stupendous! And who wouldn't be a best friend when they gift you with chocolate!? :)
    Your boys look comfy, comfy, comfy!!

  19. Worthy will be ready to fly away before you know it! I bet the baking will make it snug up to the threads. Love the card you shared - sure the others are just as pretty. The boys look like they're taking good advantage of the nasty weather, too. Congrats on your win! Looks like a great one - trying new things is always a blast. Take care... and get ready for more rain...

  20. oooo never tried baking my fabric before .... and awwwwww gorgeous photo at the end but almost got distracted by the chocolate heheheh ... lovely goodies you won too :) love mouse xxxx

  21. Well done on winning Krista's beautiful giveaway. What a wonderfully productive stitching weekend you had. The rain does have some advantages.

  22. Worthy Brown is looking lovely. I am so glad you enjoyed the goodies I sent! Everything is a little sweeter with chocolate! ;)
    Such a very cute pic of the boys!

  23. Probably have Worthy Brown much further along now, but it is looking really good! Congrats on the Valentine winnings! Hugs!

  24. Worthy Brown is coming along nicely. I'm not always happy with some of the coverage on 36 ct with the darker colours. In some cases I've actually gone back to the two strands of floss unless I'm actually wanting a more primitive look.
    Congrats on your giveaway win! I'm sure you're going to love Stacy Nash's design.

  25. Love the cards, they look great. You certainly made lots of progress during yout stitchathon. Your goodies from Krista look amazing, enjoy.

  26. Worthy Brown is a wonderful project, I love it. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
    Almonds in milk chocolate wouldn't be able to survive in my house either, their life would be extremely short, lol. Very nice package from Krista.


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