August 1 – A Changed World SAL and Farmhouse Christmas framed

Today is the day Judy, Jo and I had planned to start stitching on A Changed World.   And if you are a regular reader you know that I started early on this project.  There’s no rules for this SAL, no end date,  just friends working on the same stitch and everyone is welcome to SAL with us and if you do, please leave a link to a blog or website if you have one with your progress because we’d love to see what you are stitching.

a changed world

Above is what the chart looks like and below is my progress so far.


And tadaaaaaaa!!!   Farmhouse Christmas has been framed.

farmhouse christmas framed

I now a whole stack of framed pieces (7 or 8 ) stitched since last Christmas or so I need to get hangers on and then start planning how I want to put them up on the wall, along with 5 or 6 of the Amish series I had previously stitched in the late 90’s early 200 – some of which I have reframed.

Since Farmhouse Christmas has been completed, I will pull another similar style series of blocks from the stash with a goal to get it framed by Christmas 2022 since I need to fit it in between a bunch of larger projects I want to start stitching on soon.   This series is called Jack Frost’s Tree Farm from Little House Needleworks – same designer of Farmhouse Christmas.  You can see the whole series on their website – there are seven sections to this one.  I got my charts from Happy Little Stitch Shop (which sells the entire set as one or your can order individual charts) and I also got a floss pack kit from them.  But I won’t be starting that for a little while yet.


It’s Chart Adoption day!  What does that mean you ask?  Once I have stitched a chart I have no need to keep it so on Sundays I list a chart(s) that I am looking to mail on to a new home.   I will mail it to a stitcher who wants to stitch it, free of charge, but you must have a US mailing address.   There are three simple steps if you want to adopt a chart which must be followed: (1) any adoptee wannabe must leave a comment on THIS blog post with the specific word required in order to be included in the random number generation pick; (2) if you left a comment on this blog post to be included as an adoptee, you must check back on next Sunday’s blog post where the adoptee’s name will be listed – that is the only notification that you have been chosen so it is up to you to check that post to see if you were picked and if you were (3)email me PRIVATELY with your mailing address – do NOT leave your mailing address in a blog post comment.  If the person chosen to adopt the pattern does not claim it by the weekend following the announcement of their name – it will go back into the rotation for a future drawing.

I think with these two charts I will have cleared out all the charts to date that I have stitched that need a new home since I can’t think of any others I have laying around.  They are the charts for:

berry bird tart


Berry  Bird by The Scarlett House. Stitch count is 71 x 65 and I finished mine in a 4″ tart tin.

Please use the word Berry in the comment if you wish to adopt this chart.


The second one is Sit and Stitch by Little House Needleworks.  Stitch count is 137 x 108.   Your comment must include the words Easy Chair to be entered for adoption of this chart.

easychair - Copy