2020 – completions

(page started – nowhere near completed….)

Mini Quaker Valentines  from TemptingTangles was available as a freebie (at the time I stitched in Spring of 2020). It is a quick stitch with the total size being 81×62 stitches. The fabric is 14ct Aida. The thread used for the stitches is Threadworx #12 Perle (no longer available) and the backstitching is DMC 816.

Completed – and stitching error fixed

back stitching started

April 2020 –

Coffee Quaker by Heart Strings Samplery. Stitched on 16 Ct Aida with Sulky 12wt blendables.

24 May 2020


June 2020 –

Farewell to Anger – art by Leonid Afremov and charted by HeavenAndEarthDesigns. Stitched on gridded Aida . A New Year’s Eve start, I am using Pattern Keeper as software to track  progress, manage the ~ 90 colors.  And, since I have been happily having ongoing FaceTime stitch-alongs with my friend Jill in Australia – this was actually a New Years start on Australia Time!

30 June 2020

where it is hanging over the front of my floor stand. I have yet to wash (to take out the grid lines) and haven’t even begun to think about framing). But six months – 76k stitches on this project alone.

[When I get a chance, I will point you toward his Wiki, home, and finearts pages. There are several of his works now available in cross stitch through Heaven and Earth Designs. I went ahead and purchased those which I might be interested in stitching on the last HAED sale since it has become fairly common for heirs to pull back permissions following the death of the artists (Aug 2019).]

July 2020

Driedel, Driedel – In Circles on 16 ct Aida and Sulky Blendable 12 wt


Oatmeal Quaker

Link to the Ink Circles  pattern here (available in PDF) – 16 ct Aida – stitched with Sulky.

18 July 2020


Aug 2020

TemptingTangles is Coffee Compendium completed in Aug 2020.

Started 24 July 2020 – Stitched on 18 ct Fiddler’s Cloth (Charles Craft – and the issue is that it is only available in ONE size – 15×18 just isn’t quite big enough so I had to add bands for a quilt type finish. The thread is 12wt Sulky, a combination of solids and blendables.

Coffee Compendium


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