About the blog

Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stitchy UPdate!

Hi folks, lot's of pics this time.

So to start, here's most recent finish. This was a little interlude, as I call know, when something distracts you from a current commitment and you just have to dally a bit. The finishing idea was from Deb, a very creative and handy lady at one of the Yahoo groups of which I am a member.

Pine Mountain - a Smidgen called Spring

Below is pic of the heart I made for the  "Heart of Village" competition at The Stichers' Village. There is always stuff going on there so check it out HERE. And here is a LINK to another post with specific information on the heart, inspiration, materials, etc

Inspired by Threadworks Primitives - Cinnamon Hearts 

Here are pics of my prizes that came in Monday as a result of winning first prize for that heart. My Heart came back to me too, for which I am very grateful!

The prizes are all wonderful and as you can tell, I've already started on the little pillow...another interlude! This is my first win of anything like this.

Hope everyone is finding time to stitch and staying safe this spring...prayers go out to all in the tornado belt and those in flooding risk areas.

Christina In Swelteringly Hot South Florida


  1. Your heart is beautiful and well-deserving of all those gorgeous prizes. I love the Spring finish too - what a lovely way to finish it.

  2. Some great finishes here!
    I so understand about the interludes. I have a lot of those! ;-)

    1. Thank you Donna! Interludes are awesome!

  3. Oh wow! Well done on your win!
    Beautiful finishing!

    1. Thank you Deb! Love this way of finishing and I am going to do more like this.

  4. I love your stitching and congrats on your win with your beautiful heart you definitely deserved to win! I love your prizes I especially love the Glendon House pattern. Keep up the beautiful stitching and try to stay cool its been chilly here it was 37 last night!!!

  5. Thank you Kim. That's cold, even for upstate NY this time of year. Stay warm!

  6. Congrats on a fabulous finish!
    Fantastic prizes for a really lovely heart!