Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yarn Along

I really haven't gotten much further on my second January Girl sock than I was last week.  As you can see below, the knitting has taken backseat to other crafting. In the reading department, most of my reading time has been with my canning books.  I guess all of the strawberry canning really got me into the mood to check out some new canning recipes for this year.

The bulk of my crafting time this past week was with this little project.  Philip has been into Star Wars for years now and when I saw this little cross stitch piece on Facebook, I thought he would love it. The pattern was easy to find on Etsy, and only required a few colors so it was a quick project to stitch. I also found some Death Star fabric on Etsy which I'll use to make this cross stitch piece into a little throw pillow for his bed. I'm planning to save it for his birthday (in Oct, which also holds another family birthday, and I'm a planner, what can I say.)


  1. Hi Joy,
    Hope you are all well:)
    Caiden and Kye would love your Death Star project, they have been Star Wars fans for years.

  2. Awesome project!

  3. Knitting, canning, counted cross stitch... Don't you just love this life? :)

    I know a boy who would flip for that pillow!

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. Lovely happenings! I adore the death star cross stitch.

  5. that is such a cute birthday idea ! He is going to love love love it.

  6. What an awesome cross-stitch project! I have been knitting like crazy lately but just ran across an unfinished sample that says "summer" that I am planning to pick back up, since it would look sweet framed on the top of my piano this summer!

    I need to bookmark those three canning books on amazon to pick up when we have extra book money, since I have heard good things about two of them and want to venture more into canning this year!

  7. Joy, that cross stitch is awesome! I hope you don't mind if I pin it!


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