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August 13, 2017
Snow in August from The Cozy Quilter



I have managed to get quite a bit of snow done on my counted cross stitch snowmen picture over the past couple of weeks.  There was lots of time for stitching in the car as my husband and I went away for the weekend last week.  Today, I did some more stitching in the car on our way home from visiting my MIL.  The blue and grey blob in the sky will be a blue jay once it has some outlining done. There are two birds on the ground between these two snowmen too. Maybe they will appear sometime over ...

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July 30, 2017
CCS and Some Old Slow Stitching from The Cozy Quilter


I added some more cross stitches to my snowman project this week. The above picture shows how it looks now.  There was a fair bit of progress since I last posted about his project...


I will be working to the right of this section next.

Yesterday, my MIL and I went to a Canada 150 quilt show at the Lambton Heritage Museum near Grand Bend, Ontario.  They had quite a few quilts from Lambton County, all of which included a lot of hand stitching. I picked out a few to show today for Slow Sunday Stitching.  This first one was ...

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July 16, 2017
Snow in July from The Cozy Quilter



Busy week at my house with very little sewing time...  Last week, my counted cross stitch snowmen project looked like this (see above).  The four snowmen are done and now I am filling in the snow in between the snowmen.  This part is not as exciting as the snowmen!

Yesterday, there was some sewing time in the car.  The black and grey blob in the snow will be a bird once it is outlined!

You can see I managed to get a bit more done on the way home.  I love these long daylight hours in the evenings!  It means ...

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July 7, 2017
Slow Stitching in High Places from The Cozy Quilter

Last weekend, my husband and I spent the weekend with our daughter in Ottawa for Canada's 150th birthday party! I spent my time on the long drive working on my counted cross stitch snowman project. Here's where this project was when we were over half way to Ottawa:


I sewed for hours and hours in the car.  It kept me awake and I made lots of progress as we travelled along.

On Canada Day, we watched the fireworks from the 15th floor of an office building facing Parliament Hill.  We arrived early to get "window seats" and I ...

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June 29, 2017
Dori’s In Stitches! Episode #71 from Hobbies Up To Here

Stitching, floss, and needles, OH MY! Dori has been dying to share with us her newly rediscovered hobby, counted cross stitching. It’s been a love of her’s for years but it’s recently come back around to the forefront of her mind. I shared with Dori a hack for storing all her DMC floss. This was … Continue reading Dori’s In Stitches! Episode #71

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June 25, 2017
Snowman #3 done, Starting #4. from The Cozy Quilter


I have been working on this snowman (number 3 of 4 in this project) for a few weeks now and today I finished all the cross stitching on him. The picture above shows where I was last weekend. '


Here he is this week, all done except for the outlining.  Saturday, after dinner, I started on the mitten of the next snowman, #4.



Once the snowmen are done, there are a few birds and all of the snow on the ground to do. The kit also came with some small beads to add for snow in the air.  I think it ...

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June 22, 2017
Stitch It Up! from Hobbies Up To Here

It’s been almost thirty years, and I can still hear it now…. The unique sound of dial-up on my new computer and those infamous words…YOU’VE GOT MAIL! Our first foray into the realm of the Internet was through AOL.  The whole family would gather around, excitedly waiting for our Dell computer to connect….and voila! we … Continue reading Stitch It Up!

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June 18, 2017
Lots of Snowmen in the Gazebo from The Cozy Quilter


Pat came over this afternoon for a couple of hours of slow stitching in the gazebo.  We sipped iced tea and chatted as we stitched.  I worked on my cross stitch snowman...he now sports eyes, a carrot nose, a second arm and a completed hat as well as more white fill in stitches. The face adds a little more personality!

Last week, he looked like this...


He seemed to like chilling in the gazebo this afternoon...


This picture is coming along nicely.  I managed to sit and work on it three times this week.  I was ready for work ...

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June 11, 2017
Snowman Progress from The Cozy Quilter

For my hand sewing this week, I worked on two projects...  The first...I did the binding on a donation quilt.  You can see it on my previous post, here.  Yesterday and today, I worked on my counted cross stitch snowman project.  Here he is last week...


I filled in some of the white on his arm and body this week. 


I will be having company tomorrow so there may not be any stitching time but I will have time this week to add more stitches. I think I am going to work on the hat and face this week ...

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June 4, 2017
Holly and Berries and Snowmen from The Cozy Quilter



With this post's title, you might think we are in the depths of winter!  It was actually a beautiful sunny day today and most people were wearing shorts today when I was out.  Two of my current projects have a winter theme...


These are all the pieces for the Holly and Berries block for the Sew Fresh Holly Jolly Christmas quilt.  This is block number 10 of 15.

Here is the finished block. The berries on the edge of the block look a bit odd, but will be "rounder" when the block is sewn into the quilt.


My 10 ...

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May 28, 2017
Reviving a UFO from The Cozy Quilter

I used to do a lot of counted cross stitch pictures.  Then, I got more interested in quilting and the cross stitch went by the wayside.  You may remember "Frank", the CCS picture I did in 2015 for slow Sunday Stitching.  This year, while looking for something in my sewing room, I came across a snowman picture that was started many years ago--the pattern is from 1997, but never finished. I decided to try to finish this picture.  I had to find a hoop and a CCS needle as well as getting the pattern enlarged because my eyes are not ...

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May 23, 2017
Friends Old and New from Mama Spark's World

Some old friends from work were in town visiting last week.   Hiro came from Japan and Fabiani from Brazil.   It was so good to see them both!  I taught Hiro's wife, Yuki, how to quilt.   Left to right.  My cohorts in quilty crime on the left and right with Fabiani in the middle. Me (looking like a weirdo) and Fabiani. Fabiani took this when we went out to dinner as a group

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May 21, 2017
Canada Pillows and Cross Stitch from The Cozy Quilter

I made the Canada Flag pillow in my header photo for one of my nieces for Christmas.  She is off to university in the fall and this pillow will be used to decorate her dorm room.  My daughter and I both decided that we need Canada flag pillows to to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday this year. When Christine and I got together to sew this week, I worked on the pillows. This one is for my daughter.  I tried to pick fabrics that would mean something to her...she wears glasses and lives in a place where there ...

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April 11, 2017
Psalm 118:24 Inspirational Cross Stitch Sampler from Kitty and Me Designs

Second in the series of Inspirational Samplers, this counted cross stitch design is Psalm 118:24. This is the day the Lord has made. Sampler Threads by the Gentle Art are recommended but DMC conversions are also included. The stitch count is 98 stitches wide X 143 stitches high. On 28 count Evenweave over 2 fabric threads or 14 count Aida, the design will measure 7 inches wide X 10 1/8 inches high.

Available at both Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

And at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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April 9, 2017
New Inspirational Cross Stitch Sampler Series from Kitty and Me Designs

Awhile ago, I mentioned that I was going to start creating some new cross stitch designs.  I've been liking primitive samplers a lot lately and I've always loved bible verses so needless to say, I put them together.

Here is the first design in the series:

Threads used are the Sampler Threads by the Gentle Art but I've also included DMC equivalents. 

This is available at both Magcloud:  http://magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

And at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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March 18, 2017
Counted Cross Stitch Nora Corbett from Mama Spark's World

I realize I usually write quilty content but I recently rediscovered my love of cross stitch. I dug out an old Nora Corbett (Mirabilla) pattern to work on in the evenings as my hand work. It is a mermaid and it is AWESOME, but daunting.   I am going to post this as a WIP and try to make progress.   I, just today, came across her Christmas Courier patterns and know I have to make Prancer.

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February 7, 2017
A Little Project for Valentine’s Day from a daily dose of fiber

I live in a wonderful neighborhood! We are far enough away from “stuff”, that we do a lot of things together. I recently started a craft group that meets once a month, for those who are inclined. One month I will be showing them a project and the next they will bring something of their own to work on. I kicked off the year with counted cross stitch – but – cross stitch on perforated paper! I started to make samplers for baby gifts on the paper many years ago when I saw a framed sampler in an antique store. This article ...

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December 28, 2016
Entire Set Of 12 Cats And Quilts Designs - Free Shipping from Kitty and Me Designs

If anyone is interested in ordering the entire set of Cats And Quilts Designs, I am offering free shipping:

This offer is only good in my Etsy shop and available to US residents only.  The total for all 12 printed charts is $90.00 and the shipping is free!

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November 26, 2016
Cats And Quilt May Counted Cross Stitch Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

The May design for the Cats And Quilts Counted Cross Stitch series is now available:

Order it from Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

or from Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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November 16, 2016
Christmas Cat Counted Cross Stitch Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

I've just released another of my Counted Cross Stitch Patterns.  This beautiful white Christmas Cat is ready for your holiday stitching enjoyment!

Available at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me
and at Etsy: http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Update on Scott's Cancer Treatment:

He's at the hospital today having bloodwork done and the port put in.  Chemo will start on Friday.
Thank you to everyone who has helped with donations for his treatment, for all of the prayers and the support that you've sent to us.  I'm so grateful!!!

If you can help us ...

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