little bit of stitching

One major change I’ve made in my schedule the last few months is to dedicate at least an hour in the afternoon to embroidery. It has been my hour of quiet (well kind of quiet as I’ve been sucked into watching the old tv show Alias) before I go bring the kiddos home from school. The question is how will I manage this time when they are at home this summer!?

Anyhow, it’s been a huge gift to myself and in that I’ve been able to accomplish so much more embroidery than previously. Here are a few glimpses of some things I’ve been able to finish the last few weeks…

Our elementary school has themes for their classrooms for grades preschool through second and my chick shares a class with two teachers (and subsequently two themes). They are the Cliffords and Nemos. I made these banners for their end of the year teacher gifts.

clifford banner

nemo banner: nemo close up

It was fun to stitch something so different than the traditional banners I’ve been making.


Next up I’m making some smaller embroideries for some pendants, ornaments and more to sell at the Farmer’s Market this season. Here is a glimpse at the little ballerinas

ballerinas WIP

I love stitching small, detailed things like this. It stretches me as an embroiderer and also is as close to painting a picture as I’ll ever get!


I finished another version of the THINK before you speak pattern. This is an aqua version, custom designed for a client.

Before you speak: aqua version


I made a new version of my French themed banners. This time the client requested the words “joyeux anniversaire” in black and white. I really love how it turned out.

french banner b&w


That’s about it for now. I’m rolling out a new Scripture themed embroidery hopefully soon with all the fruits of the Spirit, a smaller version of the Sarah Williams quote from The Astronomer poem and a couple of new custom embroideries too.

Happy Tuesday and happy stitching!

coming soon…

too excited not to share…

I am bound and determined to stay ahead of the holidays this year (I’m doing better than last year, but still not as up on them as my good friend KMac…check her out) and Halloween is just around the corner. Coming soon (hopefully next week) this super cute Halloween Banner. You will have a choice between “spooky” or “boo!” and be able to pick your 2 favorite halloweenies to add to the ends!

This pattern comes from Urban Threads and is super fun to stitch.
Next up a girly birthday banner to finish, designs for the “give thanks” fall banner and then (oh my) I’ll be thinking Christmas!

And it’s Fall Break around here! Lots of traveling, things on the to-do list to get us ready to start school back in 2 weeks and just too many other things to list. I’m going to have to find me a good energy drink and a yoga class asap!