1st SAL Finish and a Collection

Hello Everyone,

So Robin and I are doing another SAL this year and we are stitching Little House Needleworks/ Country Cottage patterns. I am excited to share Peace on Earth by Little House Needleworks:


I have a thing for sheep lately. Isn’t he cute!

I am also excited to be stitching these with Robin because it will motivate me to stitch the bunch of Little House ornaments I have.

So I decided this year that I would randomly post my collections to share. So my first my first collection I am sharing is my thread keeps.


I thought I had more but I searched all over and this is all I could find. I will however be adding to this collection this year. Some have been gifts and some I have made. I love thread keeps and use them all the time. They are one of the accessories I can’t live without. How about you?

I will post another collection at a later date after I decide what that will be. I probably will post them when I don’t have a lot of stitching to share. LOL!

I would love to share your collections on my blog. You can send me a picture @tmartell@rochester.rr.com.

Happy Stitching!


Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!! I hope you all have a lovely day!

I am sharing my Valentine stitching with you today. I thought it was a great day to do this since it is actually Valentine’s Day and also because I don’t have any finishes to share. LOL!

This is my tree decked out for Valentine’s Day:


Since I don’t have a lot of stitched Valentine ornaments yet I have filled in with other related Valentines. I also left a couple snowmen as you can see which will replace the Valentine ornaments after today. At least the snowman in the back has hearts on it. Does that¬† count?


This display is next to my tree.


and this one is on a shelf.


This Valentine mobile was made by my grandmother’s hands. I saved it from my parent’s home when they were cleaning out. I just love it mostly because my grandmother made it. This is the 2nd Valentine’s Day it has been hanging in my kitchen. My grandmother is always with me.

I will be adding hands on Design’s new L-O-V-E freebie to my Valentine collection next year. It is a really cute pattern so be sure to get over to her website, handsondesign.biz to get yourself a copy.

Hope your day is filled with love!

Happy Stitching!


Tender Heart

Hello Everyone,

A quick post today as I wanted to share Tender Heart by Shepherd’s Bush:


I just love the soft colors of this. It is an older design but it was a kit my mom had given to me when she cleaned out. I knew I needed to stitch it. It also came with the mat.

It just needs a frame now and I will probably hang it in my stitching room.

That’s all I have for today.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.

Happy Stitching!


Valentine Finishes

Hello Everyone,

I have 2 valentine finishes to show you today. First, is Peace To My Heart by Hands on Design:


I love these freebies and I think I have done every one of Cathy’s Valentine freebies.

My next Valentine finish was designed by me called Heart of Spools:


This was a very quick and fun stitch. I finished it as a pillow ornament and it hangs on my Valentine tree.

The pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy shop @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchorizeit

I thought I would end this post with a picture of my sweet Perry doing what he does best, SLEEP. On the couch, on the blanket that his momma made for him. He’s so spoiled!!!


Happy Stitching!!!


12 Days of Christmas

Hello everyone,

So as you may know this past year my friend, Robin and I did a stitch a long. We stitched the 12 Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers.

Here are the last 3, Day 10,11 and 12:


Here are all 12:


Sorry it is sideways. It was the only way I could fit them in.

I am so excited that I finished them all. Thank you Robin for stitching them with me. I wouldn’t have gotten them done without you.

Now I just need to figure how I want to finish them. I can’t wait to add them to my Christmas decor. How would you finish them?

I have some ideas floating around in my head. I need to lay them out and see what works. I will show the finished product when they are done.

Happy Stitching!


Winter Stitching and A Winner

Hello all,

I have been out of work for the last 6 weeks. I go back to work on Monday  and wanted to share the stitching I was able to get done.

Here are a few ornaments I stitched and finished:


Be Mine was a freebie from Hands on Design. The rest are from the 2016 JCS ornament issue.

I also stitched A Mother’s Love is Pure by The Primitive Hare:


I gave this to my mom for her birthday. I also finished Day 12 from Plum Street Samplers. That will be in my next post when I share all of them. They are still unfinished however.

It was nice to have this extra time to stitch. Although, I am returning to work I would like to keep up this momentum and actually get projects done on my list.

Now , the moment you’ve all been waiting for (that’s why I do it last. LOL!)


(Perry is watching to make sure she doesn’t cheat)

The winner of the Shepherd’s Bush Kit- A Winter’s Tale is:


Donna F.

Congratulations Donna! I will get that sent out to you ASAP!

Thank you to all that entered. I appreciate the comments.

Have a great weekend everyone!


New Year’s Stitching Goals and a Giveaway

Happy New Year Everyone!

With a new year comes new goals and new resolutions. I have lots of resolutions but we won’t get into that.

I want to share my 2017 stitching goals. First, is to finish Dwelling Place. That is the club offered by Dyeing to Stitch and Little House Needleworks a few years ago.

This is my progress on the first kit:


Sad I know! I still have 3 to go!

Next is to finish the Shepherd’s Fold. Which has 6 kits altogether. This has actually been a goal for a few years now. I really need to just finish it already!

I did already finish one kit which was the fob. This is my progress on the box:


My last two goals are to finish my other WIPS and to stitch more ornaments.

Wish me luck! It’s hard because I always find other things to stitch as I am sure I am not the only one. I really need to just make these a priority so I don’t make these the same goals next year because I didn’t follow through AGAIN! That gets embarrassing!

To celebrate the New Year I am offering a giveaway. I am giving away another Shepherd’s Bush kit. This one is called A Winter’s Tale and it comes with everything you need to stitch it.001

If you are interested leave me a comment on this post. I will have Madison draw a name on Jan. 15 and the winner will be announced in my post on Jan.17. Good Luck!

So speaking of goals and resolutions I want to leave you with this question- Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you kept?

I’ll start- I vow every year that I am going to exercise. FYI- I am STILL working on that. LOL!

Have a great weekend!