Sunday, October 17, 2021

 It's Sal time and time for good news (I hope).

I have decided that enough was enough for the stained glass window.  It has not been touched in 6 weeks and was starting to effect my urge to stitch in general.  So it is retiring for awhile.  

I reread the prupose of the group and went thru my WIPs and studied them and decided what had the stongest pull.

It's called Do Different by Long Dog Samplers.  Here's the cover shot

Here is where I am and then a close up of where I wil start stitching later tonight.
Sorry that I didn't iron them ahead of photos.

you can see where I pull the needle out of the for the photo.

I promise progress for the next post.

Check out eveyone else's posts

 Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret,Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 I can't believe that it is October all ready and I have said a word for awhile.  I admit to being super busy with genealogy and watching grandkids.  Stitching has been for later at night.

Here is one of the current projects.

This is Canterbury Santa
by Mill Hill
the scroll (upper right) will go in the extended hand
the holly (bottom right) will go on his hat.
Still have lots of beads to go as well as a beard

More to come.

Monday, September 6, 2021

SAL time again

 Yes it is that time again.  I can't believe I haen't posted anything since there either.  Partly because of too much to do and never enough time.  I admit to trying to get things done that are out of the house before we get shut down for COVID again.  But enough, you came to see progress pictures and I actually have them.

The whole piece overall

Just the top.
Just a few more stitches to finish before the whole top is done.
I have the threads but I was too tired and bug-eyed to finish
before posting.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

 SAL time.

I admit that this piece is not holding my interest very well.  I am still trying to plug along.  I got more of hte black perle cotton then realized as well I was about to run out of the "purple" perle otton for the top.  I haven't found it so far.  Here's the latest photo.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 I just found out that Marilyn, the founder of Stoney Creek Designs, died early this month. 

I remember meeting her when I used to teach out at Rockome Gardens in Arcola, IL.  

Here is a link to her obituary.:   Marilyn Vredevelt Obituary (2021) - Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids Press (

Not a word about the company or stitching.  She stitched beautifully.

Another loss for the stitching community.

Monday, July 26, 2021

 "I'm late, so terribly late"

Yesterday I was supposed to post my Sal update and instead I was out out of the house most of the day and ended up in bed really early because I was so tired.   I had not anticipated being away from the house all day or the lack of sleep from the night before.

Here is the update:  Not much done and I have run out of black #5 perle cotton.  TIme to head out to get more thread.

This was the previous post.

And now.
The crosses are in and the background started.

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Have a great stitching week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The photo above is for the wrong month but at least you know what I am talking about.
I have not had a chance to post this past Monday's stitching for the end of the July week-end 
until now.  The previous post has the before photo and here are the after phoits.


Stitching this past week-end has really helped bring back the stitchy bug.  It has 

been a bit beleagured lately.