Friday, November 16, 2018

Retiring...To A New Location!

With all of my online busyness over the past two years, I felt it time to commit to my own domain name and customized blog format. Therefore, you can now find me at Come on over and join me on a continuation of this venture in a slightly updated format.

See you soon!

Patty XO

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cross Stitch Tutorials

The following lists all of my tutorials and posts relating to helping you learn to cross stitch.



Video tutorial: Using a Glue Gun to Finish Your Cross Stitch Projects

Tutorial - Finishing Cross Stitch Project Using a Glue Gun

This is the first in a series of videos helping you cross stitch. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Join Me For A Time!

I would love it if you would join me for my first knitting and crocheting retreat here in beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information, contact me at

To receive sneak previews of what's happening with the retreat, you can also join my private Facebook group called 'Knitlantica'. Simply place a request to join and I will add you.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Four Boys and a NL Girl Episode 31 Podcast

I'm fighting a cold so please excuse the husky voice!

My first FO is another of Helen Stewart's Ice River Hat (paid pattern on Ravelry) in a single ply, 100% merino locally hand dyed yarn by Kumi Soddart. I also mentioned that I bought a fingering weight merino in the same colour way that I intend to knit into Helen Stewart's Knitvent 2017 Land of Sweets Cowl (paid pattern on Ravelry). Still need to put the pom pom on that hat!

My second finished object was a little snowman ornament that I made at the St. John's MFRC (Military Family Resource Centre) at craft morning on Wednesday.

Finally, I showed off my rug hooked wonky row houses mounted on wood for a local Christmas Craft Fair coming up this weekend.

I introduced you to Madison, our foster beagle dog through the Beagle Paws organization. We are having great fun with her!

Next was showing you the BFF Cowl that Victoria (from the Victoria Knits podcast) and I are knitting for the Pen Pal KAL hosted by Lucky Jenny Knits, Jenny and Paws for Stitches, Candy. It is due by December 31, 2017!!! We each knit a half to exchange and then another exactly the same to keep.

Then I talked about two December KALs that I'm going to be involved with. The first is the "A Canadian Afghan, Eh! Pillow KAL" with the lovely ladies from the Fibre Friends podcast, Caroline, Louise and Adrienne. Everyone is welcome to join in! I purchased the book for this KAL as I want to knit the Canada flag block. However, the 'Eh' square for the pillow is available from GC Designs on Ravelry for $6 ($1 off when you use the coupon code PODKAL) if you want to knit that 14" square pillow.

This December, I am also going to knit with the Project Peace KAL on a DK weight shawl designed by The Healthy Knitter's Christina. This is a paid pattern on Ravelry (only $3 which is donated to one of three organizations) and the concept is to work on the project each of the first 21 days of December, ending on International Peace Day on December 21st. I'm using a white Debbie Bliss Cash-merino for the project.

A HUGE thank you for all the support during the forced break I had to take from podcasting due to depression. I'm feeling much better now, thank you!


A Mid Century crochet kit from Kaleidoscope City as a treat for me for under the Christmas tree. The box contained a lovely project bag, a number 3 crochet hook with handmade clay handle, two small styrofoam balls for the ornaments, the pattern and four gorgeous mini skeins to complete the ornaments.

My next bundle was from Prairie Dye Studio - stitch markers and a gorgeous cashmere/merino/stellina sparkle colour way Silver Bell skein. BEAUTIFUL!

Knit Picks had a sale and I purchased two balls of Candy Shop and two balls of Punch Bug Felici sock yarn. I also purchased three books: "Toasty Toes: Socks for all Seasons," "Soctacular" and "Merry Knitmas."

I also did some cross stitch patterns from The Cottage Needle on Etsy. 2017 Santa from Prairie Schooler and three Hands on Design patterns: Wreath Houses as well as two Chalkboard Ornament patterns in the 'Be Jolly, Be Merry and Believe' kit and 'Glad Tidings, Great Joy, Good Will to All" kit. I also purchased some 32 Count Belfast linen in 'Gunmetal'.

Again, thanks so much for all of your support!

Patty XO

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Episode 30

Back again! This week I talk about two finished objects (FOs)!!!

Ice River Hat by Helen Stewart, a paid pattern available on Ravelry.

and my husband's Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson another paid pattern on Ravelry, using West Yorkshire Spinner BFL sock yarn blend in the Pheasant colour way.

I then talked about my WIPs (works in progress):

My Easy Garter Stitch 4 Patch Baby Blanket, a free pattern on Ravelry and

I'm back to working on the very beautiful Snowmelt Shawl by Helen Stewart, a paid pattern on Ravelry. I have hopes of finishing it this month!

I also talked about wanting to knit three more of Helen Stewart's shawls: Hundred Acre Wood, Surprise Party and her Knitvent 2017 collection.

I then moved onto acquisitions and showed off a polar bear rug hooking kit I'd purchased from the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council's 2017 Christmas Fair that morning and made by Molly Made Fibre Art Studio.

I was also very pleased to show off some NL hand dyed yarn from also found at the Christmas Fair.

I then announced the winner of the podiversary prize pulled from the YouTube comments from Episode 29. The winner is: Betsy Queen! Betsy, please PM me on Instagram to I can get your goodies to you.

As ever, thanks for watching!

Patty XO

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Four Boys and a NL Girl Episode 28

Back from a short hiatus, this weeks podcast includes the following:

My felt Christmas FO ornament that I made. It's my own creation/design.

The Easy 4 Square Baby Blanket that I'm making for my new little niece out of Caron Cakes in the Rainbow Sprinkles and Rainbow Sherbet colour ways. Not the perfect match but it'll have to do.

I showed off my new fall project bag from Sunshine & Bubblegum and the project inside that I'm working on out of Caron Cake leftovers is the Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits (free pattern on Ravelry). Hopefully I can sew up that hole I have;)!

I also showed the goodies that Lynne from Sunshine and Bubblegum sent me with the project bag - two progress keepers in the form of a little fox and an owl. She was also so sweet and generous and sent me two balls of Knit Picks Felici yarn - my first time feeling this yarn that I've heard so much about! I'm one lucky lady!

I also talked about my pair of socks FO that I sent to my pen pal, Victoria. I just showed a picture of these as they are in the mail en route to Victoria as I type.

I inserted information about the Fall Make a Long that Lynne and I are hosting until November 15th. I am hosting the chatter thread and Lynne is hosting the FO thread.

I apologize if I'm forgetting anything from the podcast as I'm typing this while its trying to upload to YouTube and I cannot view the podcast at the same time.

Until next time!!

Patty XO