Friday Finishes #30: Little Miss Crafty

Today's Finish!

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finishes was a really fun little piece to stitch! When I saw the kit I immediately had to buy it. It’s really simple, so it was a fast stitch, and of course I love the subject matter!

Name of Piece: HD45739 “Little Miss Crafty”

Designed by: The kit doesn’t list a designer.

Distributed as a kit by Plaid Bucilla.

Kit Contains: 3 in. by 3 in. frame, 14 ct. 100% cotton white Aida cloth, floss, needle, chart

Finished Size: 3 inches square

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Term of the Week: FFO

Term of the Week FFO

This week’s Term of the Week is actually a request from a reader!

Let’s get right down to it: what does FFO mean, exactly? Unless you’re familiar with another popular cross stitch term, UFO, the acronym won’t mean much to you. But if you know what UFO means, then FFO makes a lot of sense!

FFO stands for Finally Finished Object. It is the term and acronym for when you finish a UFO, or really any piece that feels like it’s taken forever to finish. It’s a term that means success and achievement, because you finally got over that roadblock to finish something that’s been on the list for a long time.


“Term of the Week” is a weekly blog post highlighting a new word or phrase commonly used among cross-stitchers but not found in an ordinary dictionary. These posts are to help explain the words’ meanings in context and provide a resource for anyone wondering what a term like “frogging” means. Check back every Thursday!

Progress Report: Native Wolf Dream Catcher, Part 2

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Native Wolf Dream Catcher: Part 1


Oh man, it’s been quite a while since I did an update on my Native Wolf Dream Catcher piece! (Is it Dream Catcher or Dreamcatcher? Wikipedia tells me it can be either way, but my spellcheck gets upset when it’s all one word. I prefer it with a space anyway.)

After all the stitching I did initially on the piece in an attempt to get it done as fast as possible, I put it aside (as I do with all my pieces eventually) and have barely picked it up since. This is all the progress I’ve made in the last two years or so! Maybe posting my progress will get me in the mood to stitch on it again and I’ll finally finished it.

So here is where we left off last time:

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Progress Report: Artiste’s Snail, Part 2 – A Finish!

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Artiste’s Snail: Part 1


Months and months and months after the first was posted, here is the finale of my progress on the Artiste’s Snail piece!

All told, this piece took about a week to finish in total stitching time. In total amount of elapsed time from when I opened it to when I finished it, it was… about a year. I had the snail in my WIP pile for a very long time.

Anyway, here is where we left off:

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Christmas 2015 – Projects Update!

Christmas 2015 Projects

It is December 13th, and we are now 12 days from Christmas! On November 2nd I posted an article called Planning For Christmas, where I went over the 14 Christmas projects I organized as gifts for this year. I started very late because I didn’t actually plan on making any Christmas gifts this year. My usual track record is to finish less than half the Christmas presents I start out making.

So! Now that we are 12 days from Christmas, where am I at on my progress?

This is what I started with:

My Christmas projects! Wish me luck!

My Christmas projects! Wish me luck!

  1. Owl By Janlynn
  2. Mothers Are Special by Janlynn
  3. Rock The ‘Stache by Bucilla
  4. Tractor by Janlynn
  5. Home Is Where Your Mom Is by Bucilla
  6. Owl Pillowcases by Janlynn
  7. Home Sweet Home Code by Happy Stitch
  8. HTML Welcome Sign By Happy Stitch
  9. Stop Hatin, Start Bakin by Daily Cross Stitch
  10. Baby Panda by Daily Cross Stitch
  11. Oh Deer by Daily Cross Stitch
  12. Deer Silhouette by Daily Cross Stitch
  13. Keep Calm And Game On by Daily Cross Stitch
  14. Stark Bookmark by Black Lupin (not pictured)

Wow, what a list! Considering last year I decided to stitch four projects and only finished two, this was quite an undertaking! Especially because I started so late. I fully expected that I wouldn’t finish half the list, so I planned two projects for each person I decided to make gifts for; if I could finish one for each, I would be happy.

Here is the list so far!

  1. Owl By Janlynn: Finished!
  2. Mothers Are Special by Janlynn: Finished!
  3. Rock The ‘Stache by Bucilla: Finished!
  4. Tractor by Janlynn: Finished!
  5. Home Is Where Your Mom Is by Bucilla: Started!
  6. Owl Pillowcases by Janlynn: Abandoned 🙁
  7. Home Sweet Home Code by Happy Stitch: Finished!
  8. – 14. Not Started

So I’ve finished 5 of the 14 projects as of today. I have #6 and #7 started – except I gave up on the pillowcases again this year. Stamped cross stitch just takes me too long, and I’ll run out of steam and not start any of the others unless I give it up and move on. I have projects #8 and #9 kitted up and ready to start, but I haven’t started them, nor any of the others on the list.

This is my finished pile, to be washed and framed:

This includes non-Christmas projects as well, I have a lot that need washed and frame!

This includes non-Christmas projects as well, I have a lot that need washed and framed!

Aaaand this is my pile of Christmas projects that I still need to finish:

It's a big pile...

It’s a big pile…

12 days to Christmas and I have 8 projects left to finish by December 20th, at the very latest. I doubt I can do it. But hey, I got a lot more done than I’ve gotten done in years past, so even if I don’t finish them all, I’m proud of myself! But wish me luck anyway, I’ll need it if I want to finish.


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