Episode 90: Melancholy

Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share progress on a new SAL (#cureformelancholysal), WIP progress, and more WIP parade (#wipparade). Music by BenSound.

Stash Enhancement:

  • Notforgotten Farm – Melancholy, Bucks Co. Pennsylvania Pillowe, Olde Mustarde Moone
three Notforgotten Farm patterns
Pattern for a Tudor Rose biscornu by Heartstring Samplery
monochromatic sampler with an alphabet and Baba Yaga's house


  • His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery – called for overdyed threads on 48ct hand-dyed Gander linen
cross-stitch sampler with birds, flowers, a deer, a horse, and a red house
cross-stitch piece with the words Industry is the best cure for Melancholy


  • Finish Melancholy
  • Move onto page 4 of Sparrow
  • HallowEden by Plum Street Samplers for #dark13stitching
cross-stitch piece with Adam & Eve and an alphabet in black on grey fabric

WIP Parade:

  • Jinx by Raise the Roof Designs – DMC, GAST, Weeks on 32ct Under the Sea Fabrics Lovechild
  • T is for Thread (finished) and N is for Needle (not started) from the Alphabet Series by Carriage House Samplings – DMC & GAST on 28ct Sugar Cookie Jobelan by Silkweaver
  • Mermaids of the Deep Blue by Mirabilia – DMC on 32ct Ocean Waves Belfast by Stitches and Spice
  • Vierlande Winders’ Keeper by Amy Mitten – Fibers to Dye For silks on 32ct Antique Copper linen (online workshop)
  • Jenny Bean’s Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare’s Peddler – GAST on 40ct Vintage Navy Bean by Laskeside Linens
  • Santas by Birds of a Feather (Green – finished; Red, Black, Gold – not yet started) – Weeks on 40ct Cocoa by Weeks
  • Pearl Lights by Chatelaine Designs – NPI, Caron Waterlilies, Dinky Dyes Silk, SNC, Thread Gatherer Silk Perle, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid  on 32ct Black Zweigart
  • Dracula Book Cover by Dam Good Crafts – DMC 310 on 40ct Gander linen
  • Mermaid Treasure Box by Chatelaine Designs – NPI, Caron Waterlilies, SNC, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid on 32ct White Zweigart
  • Peace on Earth by Blackbird Designs – GAST & Weeks on 30ct Sheeps Straw by R&R
  • Twelve Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers (finished day 1, day 2 not yet started) – Gloriana, Belle Soie & AVAS on various linens
  • Christmas Celebration Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – DMC and GAST on 32 ct natural/white dot linen
  • Simple Things by Blackbird Designs – Weeks on 30ct Marva’s Blend R&R
  • Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain by Kathy Barrick – Weeks on 35ct hand-dyed Irish linen
  • Stockings by Blackbird Designs (you can see some previous finishes: Be Mine stocking, Sweetheart Sampler stocking, and the Happy Birthday and February’s Violets stockings).