Episode 111 – From Fall to Winter

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share a BIG finish, two more finishes, and the end of #darkoctoberstitching. Music by: BenSound

Oh, and if you want a better look at the quilt behind me, you can see it on this post.


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Halloween Neighborhood – various charts with a mix of threads on 35ct Brandy by CountryStitch – new house is from Hallow Wee House by Chessie & Me. I used Weeks Onyx, CC Queen Bee, GAST Fragrant Cloves, NN Grecian Olive & Mocha Fudge, and DMC 640 & 644.


Moon Phases by The Little Stitcher – Weeks, GAST, DMC on 32ct Midnight Tryst by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. This is the New Moon version. I changed skin and hair color on two of the ladies (the outer two) and did my own conversion to overdyed cottons. I used GAST Picket Fence and Weeks Mascara for the main colors. I used the called for DMC 3774 for the skin color for the center figure. On the outer two, I used DMC 3862 and 841 for their skin and 645 and 3023 for their hair after referencing Lord Libidan’s skin color chart for suggestions. I also used Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid PB04 for the metallic. The beads I used were Mill Hill #00479 & #02014. This was an informal Solar Eclipse start with Carissa back in August of 2017.

For the Dark October Séance gathering that Emily and I hosted, I designed two exclusive charts for the participants. I couldn’t decide between them, so I did both. I’m pleased with how they turned out and can’t wait to stitch them.


Sarah Ann Banton by Cozyegg Designs – AVAS Soie d’Alger on 40ct Weeks Putty. I put the last stitches in on November 10th and I am so pleased with her!


A Single Friend by Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea. Stitched on 40ct HDF linen with my own selection of threads. The chart has a color key but no suggested threads. Threads used were OWS Mulberry and English Quaker Rose, CC Secondhand Rose, English Ivy, Poblano Pepper, Country Lane, and Tiny Vine; GAST Straw Bonnet and Witch’s Wart; NN British Green; and AVAS 165 for the black. I stitched this as a gift for a friend’s birthday and finished it into a pin pillow stuffed with walnut shells and added a little pin with old buttons and green glass beads.

I also stitched another piece for an exchange that I can’t show yet. Next time.


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For the Dark October Séance, I decided a new start was in order. I started The Raven by Primitive Hare. I’m stitching it on the called for 30ct Boleyn linen (also from The Primitive Hare) with the called for threads (mostly DMC, two GAST).

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Hannah Cover photo

Once I finished Sarah and the two gifts, I celebrated by bringing out Hannah Tingey who I’d been dreaming about. This is a sampler by The Scarlett House that I started last Thanksgiving with Christy from Crosshatch Quilts and Christine from Hollis Hands Create. I am using the called for NPI silks on the called for 40ct Lakeside Buttercream.


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I finished reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. It was good and I enjoyed it. But I think I like the movie better.

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Then I continued on with my #darkoctoberreading by picking up Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop. This was the next book in the Dark Jewels series and totally perfect for Halloween.

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After that, I saw that Maastastic (aka Fandomtastic) was doing a Black Dagger Brotherhood readalong for #fangsgiving. I’ve been thinking about rereading these for awhile, so I couldn’t resist.

I read the first five books and they were just as good (if not better) than I remembered them. It’s been about ten years since I was first introduced to them. They are paranormal romance (vampires).

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I’m currently reading the sixth book, Lover Enshrined, and that’s the last one that Maastastic was doing for the readalong, but I plan to keep going.