Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday Update...

Happy Weekend!
I hope everyone is having a good one.

I have been busy today actually finishing a cross stitch piece...

"Frankie" is now a completed ornament!

I used the lid for a mason jar as my ornament frame.
(As you can probably guess, I have a ton of mason jar lids and rings laying around my house, so I decided to put them to good use.)

Up next, I had purchased a tutorial about decorating a wooden hoop, using embroidery floss...
...and, I finally finished decorating my first hoop.

This Christmas themed, 4 inch hoop is all set and awaiting a cute cross stitch piece.
(If you are interested in the decorative hoop tutorial, you can find it here: Decorative Hoop Tutorial)

I do have a few stitching updates to share, too.
This months Christmas ornament...
-where I left off-

-where I am now-

And, I have been working on a new project for the smalls SAL...
The pattern is "Woodland Folk", by Felicity Hall and you can find it in issue 300 (January 2016) of Cross Stitcher.

There are 2 owl patterns, one large and one small...
...I just adored the smaller owl, the minute I saw it and I just had to start stitching it.
(Again, I think I picked way too big of a project for the smalls SAL, but I just had to work on it.)

Well, that is all from my little corner of the world.
Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. Neat idea on the mason jar, reusing it for your cute finish!

  2. Lovely Frankie and hoop finishes. Good luck in finishing your larger-than-small piece for the Smalls SAL! :)

  3. Aww, cute finish for Frankie! Lovely hoop decorating and stitching progress too :D

  4. I really like the way you've finished up your ornament, really cute!