Episode 105: Cross’d a Black’d Skie

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share a very special finish, a new project for #dark13stitching, and progress on Sarah Ann Banton. Music: Bensound.



Black’d Skie by The Primitive Needle – Pure Palette & SNC silks on 40ct Vintage Pear by Lakeside – replaced Sedona Hills for the alphabet with AVAS 4614

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Imbolc & Ostara by The Primitive Hare – stitched back in spring 2020 and finally FFO’d.

Beltane by The Primitive Hare – my own overdyed conversion on 28ct Jamaican Sunset by Silkweaver. I used Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid for their crowns, and I chose colors for the people to represent Rhysand and Feyre from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I also changed the wording from Queen and King of May to say Queen and King of Calanmai (which is the equivalent of Beltane or Fire Night, and the scene where Rhys and Feyre first meet).



Egypt Garden by Chatelaine Designs – silks, DMC, and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid on 32ct Silkweaver Days Gone By

Moon Phases by The Little Stitcher – Weeks, GAST, DMC on 32ct Midnight Tryst by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie – converted the skin and hair colors for the outer two ladies. This is my new focus piece for Dark 13 Stitching.


From the Deep by Plum Street Samplers (I’m only stitching a portion of the design) – DMC and NPI on 40ct Lambswool (shudder).


Sarah Ann Banton 1833 by Cozyegg Designs (me) – AVAS Soie d’Alger on 40ct Weeks Putty – stitched the two satin stitched motifs to each side of the large flower basket and brought the border down on the right hand side.


After completing the basket outline, I’ve been working on the fill in a little at a time.


Bird and demon squirrel. I’m so freaking in love with that bird.


The never-ending basket fill in. I love the texture the over one/over two stitches give it.

For those asking, Sarah will be released (both the repro and the adaptation) in December 2021.



Finished reading book 24 of the year: Thrall of the Vampire King by Bella Klaus (book 4 of the Blood Fire Saga)


Book 25: re-read of A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas (book 5 of A Court of Thorns and Roses series) (and yes, I did read this twice in three weeks).

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Book 26 another palate cleanser: Passion of the Vampire King by Bella Klaus (book 5 of the Blood Fire Saga series)


Book 27: Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (book 1 in the Crescent City series). If you haven’t read this, please do so immediately.


Book 28: Rebirth of the Vampire King by Bella Klaus (book 6 in the Blood Fire Saga)


Currently reading: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout (book 1 in The Dark Elements series).