Such a pretty motif

Okay I promise I’m not going to show you every single motif of this little stitch as I finish it.  I posted the bee earlier today (and I think I might need a pillow just full of those little bees flying every which way) but the colors I had picked for this next motif played together so nicely.  Until I started writing this post I hadn’t looked at the name colors – I just picked colors similar yet a bit more vibrant than those called for in the chart and and stuck them on a ring.   I just realized that part of the reason I love these colors together is I picked most of my favorite Weeks colors and the one Gental Art color I picked, the green, is one of my favorite greens.   The blue is Teal Frost which you know I have used in a lot of designs if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, the lighter/darker pink family colors are Sanguine and Red Pear, the yellow is Curry, the brownish black is Onyx and the green is Chives.

Isn’t this little motif pretty?   I may need to order me some more floss tags using this photo.


April 3, 2022 – A Finish and A Start

IQuaker Crow a/k/a my Quaker Redbird. DSCN1543

I started this on October 18, 2021; finished April 2, 2022.  The floss is Victorian Motto in Red Riding Hood  and the fabric is Fiber on a Whim 20 ct in Oatmeal.  This is my 11th finish for 2022.

So about 2 AM when I was totally wide awake, decided to start on something else.  There was a little project that had been calling to me to start it but I had wanted to get a few WIPS done  before starting anything new.  Since I recently finished off three – Winter Rose Manor, Strawberry Hill and Quaker Crow – I decided to pull out the chart for Busy Bee Sampler.

DSCN1545There’s only five colors in it and I decided to pull my own colors rather than using the called for.  I stayed with the same general color family but darkened the colors a bit.  The fabric I’m using is 20 ct. Biscotti by Colour & Cotton. (of course now that typed the word Biscotti, I’m very hungry for some.  I’ve made homemade Biscotti and it was quite good; I may need to make sure to put the ingredients on my next grocery list.)

Here’s my start on it last night.  I started near the middle with the bee – he’s so cute.


On 20 count, I think this may fit in a standard 5×7″ frame.