woodland sampler, july + august

Francie the Wishful Fox

The last few months of the Woodland Sampler have been absolutely adorable. July was Francie the Wishful Fox, surrounded by dandelions.

Pierre the Mushroom-Collecting Skunk

August was Pierre the Mushroom-Collecting Skunk. 

Woodland Sampler, August

And the overall progress so far. I'm really loving how everything looks together. You really feel like you're moving through the seasons as you look through the months!

little lightning bug

Little Lightning Bug

I've been slowly but surely keeping up with the Woodland Sampler Stitch-along, but not so much keeping up with sharing my progress. Here's June - a Little Lightning Bug! He's in a mason jar, lighting up his surroundings with sparkly light!

Woodland Sampler Progress

I'm really loving the colors going on in the entire project. This is going to be really fun to have hanging on the wall when it's done!

woodland sampler, april + may

Well that was a bit of a break, no? Sorry for the brief absence; over the last few months we've been in the process of moving, and we've finally moved into our new house! Wait until I show you my new sewing room (yes room, an entire room to myself!). It's awesome.

Anyway, in my very brief downtime, I've been doing a little bit of stitching.

Woodland Sampler April

Namely, Jackie the Jackaloupe,

Mr Gnomey and the Sprout Gang

and Mr. Gnomey and the Sprout Gang. Too cute, right? I absolutely love the rain in the April block, and how the clouds move in front of the border! Now it's time to finish June!

woodland sampler, march

Woodland Sampler, March

Let's pretend it's still March, shall we? Here's Marchy McMushroom, the March installment of the Woodland Sampler at The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. He's hanging out in a little terrarium!

Woodland Samper Progress

And my progress thus far. I hope I'll be able to start on April soon!

woodland sampler

I started on the Woodland Sampler at The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, but I forgot to share pictures with you! This is the new monthly stitch-along, like the dessert stitch-along I did last year. Here's what I've done so far. And please pardon my lack of ironing!
January - Deer Couple
January's pattern is a snowy deer couple. Aren't they the cutest thing ever?
February - Midnight Raccoon BanditFebruary is a midnight raccoon bandit. It's hard to tell by the picture, but the stars are actually sparkly silver thread!Woodland Sampler ProgressHere is my progress so far. I'm going to start March soon, and I have almost all of the frames done for the rest of the year. I really love stitching these little patterns every month!

winterwoods finish

Winterwoods Finish

I finished my Winterwoods ABC sampler! This is a good pattern for someone new to cross-stitch; it's very quick to stitch up. It was fun to use variegated thread too, since I usually use plain DMC.

Winterwoods Finish

My favorite parts are the star block, the mittens, the snowflake, and the rainboots. I can't wait to get this framed and up on the wall!

dessert stitch-along finish

Desserts Stitch-along by jenniferworthen
All done! Here's my finished dessert stitch-along (pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery). Aren't they cute?
Dessert Stitch-along by jenniferworthen
This was one of my first monthly stitch-alongs, and I managed to stay mostly caught up on it. It was fun to see everything revealed month by month! Now I just have to find the perfect frame for it!