5-23-2018: a WIP & some blog housekeeping

WIP — U.S. Sampler by Glory Bee (Just Cross Stitch magazine, Aug. 2012 issue) — I wanted to get some more practice stitching in-hand using the sewing method before I started on the Strawberry Fields Forever pattern, so this is my practice piece. I’m not stitching every day, and I’m a slow stitcher no matter whether I’m stabbing or sewing :P, but I’m hoping to finish this sampler this month. I’m stitching on 14-ct Aida, using 3 strands of the called-for colors of DMC.




Newly-Added Pages —  I created Pages for “Books Read,” “Patterns Stitched: Cross-Stitch,” and “Patterns Stitched: Embroidery.”

For “Books Read,” the info is from 2017-forward (since I didn’t start tracking my reading until 2017). For “Patterns Stitched,” the info is from 2008-forward.

As of now, none of the book titles nor the pattern names contain links. However, as time allows, I plan to make all of those clickable. For the patterns, I’m thinking about making them clickable to the pattern designer or seller as well as to my blog post of my finished project.

A link to each Page is underneath my blog header, as well as under the “Books Read & Patterns Stitched” title in my sidebar.

FlossTube Channels I’m Watching — I bumped this over to a list in my blog’s sidebar and, going forward, will be updating the sidebar list when needed rather than putting this info within my blog posts. (Although I only have a dozen-ish channels in my sidebar list, I actually do watch more channels when I have time!)

Podcasts I’m Listening To — I’ve also bumped this info into a sidebar list. I prefer to keep my podcasts list to not more than a dozen shows, so there won’t be too much in the way of additions or deletions to this list from month to month.