Finish: Henry VIII

Start: June 26, 2015
End: January 25, 2019
Designer: DMC
Fabric: 16 count
Floss: DMC, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid, Kreinik #4
Beads: Mill Hill Petite Glass 

I decided to add metallics and beads to this kit. Here is a list of exactly what I used:

  • Mill Hill Petite Glass Beads:
    42043, 40557, 42101, 40479, 42039
  • Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid: PB06, PB26, PB07
  • Kreinik #4: 153V

I also changed the outline of the feathers in Henry’s hat to 838 and realigned the text in the banner at the top. If anyone would like the chart of my rechart of the banner, just email me.

Henry VIII

Finish: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Start: September 19 2016
End: November 19 2016
Designer: PixelPower
Fabric: 32 ct MCG Textiles Linen hand-dyed by me.
Floss: DMC and Kreinik

Used Kreinik #4 Braid in 221 for combadges.
Picard: Changed the mouth color to 3778.
Data: Changed skin to 677 and 738
Beverly Crusher: Changed hair to 3853

Year of WIPs finish #6

CLOSED – Pick My WIP – January 2017 Edition

Help. I can’t decide what to focus on in January. Vote on what should be my main stitch for January. All of these are projects on my Year of WIPs list. This won’t be my exclusive stitch for January, but it will be my main piece.

UPDATED: Poll is now closed! Henry it is!

What should be my focus piece for January?



Year of WIPs Line Up

Earlier this year I decided to join Melanie Watkin’s Year of WIPs Challenge. The idea is to make up a list of projects you want to finish by December 2017. I decided to add 35 projects to my Year of WIPs (YoW) list. Here’s the list. I will update this list with the finishes as they come.

Not Finished:

  1. Hardanger Bookmark by Roz Watnemo
  2. Just Keep Swimming by Alishia M. James (Young40Mom)
  3. Celtic Christmas by Lavender & Lace
  4. Star Trek Alphabet by PixelPower
  5. Henry VIII by DMC
  6. Sew Pretty – MiniMakes #2 by Emma Congdon
  7. Sew Pretty – MiniMakes #3 by Emma Congdon
  8. Sew Pretty – MiniMakes #4 by Emma Congdon
  9. The Stargazer by Nora Corbett
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle by RIOLIS
  11. Hardanger Candle Mat by Roz Watnemo
  12. Needleworker by Diane Williams (Little House Needleworks)


  1. Resistance is Futile by John Lohman – Finished October 6 2016
  2. Federation Seal by John Lohman – Finished October 6 2016
  3. Star Trek: Voyager by PixelPower – Finished October 10 2016
  4. Sew Pretty – MiniMakes #1 (Scissors) by Emma Congdon – Finished October 22 2016
  5. padd by Lord Libidan – Finished October 22 2016
  6. Star Trek: The Next Generation by PixelPower – Finished November 19 2016
  7. Claddagh Ring by Kathleen Berlew – Finished November 21 2016
  8. Blackwork Bow by KLT Charting – Finished December 3 2016
  9. Not Forgotted by Paulette Stewart – January 15 2017
  10. Angel Stocking by Just Nan – Finish Page Coming Soon
  11. Celtic Treasures (bookmark) by Rhona Norrie – UFO-ed. Removed from Year of WIPs list and replaced with the Just Nan Angel Stocking

Not yet started (I will start these during Freebie February and Stitch Maynia):
Cozy Christmas Wishes by Lizzie*Kate
Hummingbird by Teresa Wentzler
Lucky Day by Brooke Nolan (Brook’s Books)
The Happy Couple by Brooke Nolan (Brook’s Books)
Grumpy Kitty by Brooke Nolan (Brook’s Books)
Celeste 2001 Angel by Thea Dueck (The Victoria Sampler)
Connie 2005 Angel by Thea Dueck (The Victoria Sampler)
1986 Christmas Angel by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
1987 Christmas Angel by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
1989 Christmas Angel by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
Keep Calm by Thea Dueck (The Victoria Sampler)
Wishing Well by Shannon Wasilieff
Flutter and Fly by Fiona Baker

Heather Stitches 1,000 Subscriber Giveaway!

Hello beautiful people!
You may or may not know this, but my YouTube channel (Heather Stitches) recently passed a milestone: 1,000 subscribers! To celebrate, I wanted to do a special giveaway for my wonderful subbies. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on the “Neuschwanstein Castle” kit that was generously sent to me by RIOLIS back in May. So I had a thought: I wonder if RIOLIS would be kind enough to sponsor my 1,000 subscriber giveaway? So I shot them an email and…..THEY AGREED! I’m so excited! They have generously agreed to send one lucky winner the RIOLIS kit of their choice!

Below you will find the form to enter the giveaway. It will be open from October 15 2016 though October 31 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. Once the winner is chosen, I will contact them and have them pick out a kit from the RIOLIS needlework kits website. I will then email their name, address, and the name of the kit chosen to RIOLIS, who will send out the kit. Please be aware that RIOLIS ships from Lithuania, so it might take a few weeks for the winner to receive their prize. Good luck!


  • You must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel (Heather Stitches).
  • You must be over 18 or have your parent’s permission.


Heather Stitches 1,000 Subscriber Giveaway!