Monday, October 30, 2017

Hey It's Cold Outside

Brrrr!  Woke up this morning to very cold floors as predicted the temps dropped into the 30's last night, as I type this it is currently 38 degrees.  Mind you I am not complaining, I am thrilled!  It's the time of year I wait for, that brief period of respite from the heat and humidity.  While this cool weather passes in a few hours or days its wonderful, it's also the time of year I don't mind working on a large quilting or crochet project but for now I am content with the little stitchery I have been working on.

I finished the hand embroidered Gail Pan design I mentioned in my post yesterday, it's of of 3 small pieces I want to make to get a little Christmas making out of the way.
The finished project is supposed to look like this cute little ornament but I was thinking of doing something a little different.
Speaking of Gail Pan, yesterday I pre-ordered her newest book set for release May of 2018
I pre-ordered the book from 

I just love her designs from the first project I made a few years ago while taking a hand embroidery class at a local quilt shop.
This is one of my favorite pieces and I have come a long way with those french knots, back then they resemble tiny cauliflower heads, today they are much neater.

The finished project is a cute pincushion. The other project I made is the needle book which I take with me when I carry along a project.
That is mine next to the book's cover, I chose not to use rickrack and opted not to do the big stitch embroidery as you can see my corner pieces are a bit smaller than they were supposed to be.

I am looking forward to the new Gail Pan book just looking at the cover I already have plans for the projects with the butterfly and the bunny.
I am linking up to Super Mom No Cape today


  1. I love your little red bird! That did not take too long to stitch up!

  2. Beautiful work! Very timely little bird.

  3. I love these adorable projects. That little bird is so cute. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

  4. Such cute designs! I really love your little red bird

  5. I love the little red bird! I've made a few of that one too. I'm looking forward to seeing what your plans are for finishing it.

    Gail Pan does have such lovely designs!

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!