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Oh Christmas Tree Cross Stitch

Ta da, it’s done! I started working on this Oh Christmas Tree pattern by All Through the Night in September, with low expectations for finishing it this year, but it stitched up faster than I thought! I loved all the tiny details and using just one thread color (Spinach by Classic Colorworks) simplified the process.… Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree Cross Stitch

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! If you’re celebrating today, I hope it’s everything you want the day to be; we are visiting Sam’s family in MS and it’s always a good time! We’ll be here all week so I’m taking a little blogging break until the new year. Sending holiday cards is one of my favorite traditions, so… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas 2017!

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re enjoying family, friends, and food, wherever you may be today. We flew with Amelia for the first time yesterday and made it to the Gulf Coast for a week with my parents and brother. The forecast is cold and rainy… lots of family bonding time coming right up, ha! Wishing… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2017!

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Merry and Bright Cross Stitch Cube Finish

I clearly remember finishing this Merry and Bright cross stitch pattern one cold January afternoon in the haze of life with a newborn while Amelia napped for a rare four-hour stretch. I never knew if I’d have a couple minutes or a couple hours, but any time to myself was a luxury. Almost a year… Continue reading Merry and Bright Cross Stitch Cube Finish

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Secret Santa Swap 2017

The Music City MQG ends the year on a high note yet again! Our last meeting of the year is a holiday party, with the annual Secret Santa swap, Dirty Santa game for fabric, and tables laden with food. My Secret Santa this year was Evelyn, and I had so much fun doing “research” (AKA… Continue reading Secret Santa Swap 2017

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Franklin City Sights: ‘Tis the Season

We didn’t plan it this way, but December 1st kicked off a weekend full of festivities. On Friday night, we headed to downtown Franklin for the Tree Lighting. The next morning, Amelia met Santa (she was NOT a fan) in our neighborhood. Then that afternoon, we headed back downtown to watch the Christmas parade. We… Continue reading Franklin City Sights: ‘Tis the Season

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Lady Katie Stitchery’s First Sale!

Instead of High Fiving Friday today, I want to let you in on a fun milestone for my little side business: my first sale! I mean that in a couple different ways… I made my first sale on Etsy last weekend (woohoo!) AND I’m running my first sale over there for this weekend ONLY! Lady… Continue reading Lady Katie Stitchery’s First Sale!

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Merry and Bright Cross Stitch

First finish of 2017 is in the books! The second clue of the Merry and Bright cross stitch pattern is complete, a wee bit late for the holidays, but it’s done! This was a fun project to work on during the season spanning from Thanksgiving to the New Year, even if a brand new baby… Continue reading Merry and Bright Cross Stitch