Good Tidings


“Good Tidings” is the name of the Little House Needleworks chart I picked for my next Sunday Stitch and it will also do double duty as one of the many ornaments I hope to get done before Christmas rolls around again.  I think my goal was the eqivalent of one each month and I didn’t do one last month so I need to get cracking!   It is charted for a mix of DMC and CC but I didn’t have the DMC colors so subbed in more CC and a couple Weeks.   The fabric is one of the “ornament cuts” I previously told you about when I showed all the colors I got.  This one is 14ct Fiber on a Whim – Wheat.  So you know come midnight, I’ll be switching from Cardinal Points (which I plan to pick up after I make some dinner) to stitching on this one.

Speaking of dinner – I realized after I had put my blackberry cobbler in the oven and it was smelling so good that I had missed one ingredient   Yikes!  It’s just a simple Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa Cobbler so I must have been concentrating on the three “cuppa” ingredients and forgot the stick of melted butter (which I thought was a lot for a 9×9 pan but was going to add). It still looked yummy and smelled yummy and it was too late to do anything about it.   As you can tell from the photo, there’s a little corner missing where I had to do a taste test once it cooled down.  Yum, it’s good and I’m not so sure I will add the butter in the future. Looking forward to some of that later with some whipped cream on top.


And since I’ve finished this chart it is up for FCA.   If you don’t know what FCA is or how to be considered, go to the tab at the top of the blog for more info.  Just FYI re the last two FCA kits – sorry ladies I didn’t get those mailed out last week – too much going on – but hopefully this week will be better and I can get them packaged up and in the mail.

FCA CONCLUDED 2-5-23 3:00pm..   Congratulations Eileen!


Winter Cross Stitch Camp 2023 Completed

abc christmas

My stocking ornament I chose for Winter Cross Stitch Camp got the finishing stitches this morning.  I love this one (as I love all of them really) but it’s just so cute.   Some of the letters use motifs instead to represent them – C-candycane, F-fruitcake, M- mittens, P-poinsettia (with beads in the center) and S – that snowy scene at the toe area of the stocking.  I did change color placement in a few areas.  The bird was charted as white but of course I changed that to red.  The letter A was supposed to have that flower button above the bird stitched on it but because I used a higher count fabric that it was charted for (18 count aid rather than 30 count linen) the button covered up too much of the letter so I just put a bead in the place where the button would be.


Here are all three that I have completed so far – all three of the completed ones are from the Lissie Kate Flor McSample’s 2013 stocks chart.  Three down, seven more to stitch at some point.   I need to figure out what I want my next Sunday Stitch project to be, or see if I have a Sunday Stitch WIP, but I don’t think any of my WIPS are for the Sunday Stitch theme. Which means this afternoon I need to kit up a new project.

Anyone else working on a crafty project this weekend?

Before I get back to stitching – wrangle with some laundry and mix up a quick blackberry cobbler.  I’ve been eyeing that pie filling for a week or two trying to figure out how I wanted to use it!