Tuesday, January 18, 2022

 I forgot to post a couple of items that should have been done at least by last week.  I can't believe how busy my January has been already.  I need things to slow down a bit but February is coming and doesn't have the same type of deadlines.  

Let's start with the Avignon Santa.  Most current photo in January of 2022

Still more beads to go!

no overall photo but the problem child area

before ripping this whole area out
It didn't match up in the right area.

After re-stitching the entire motif
much better.

More later this week.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Sunday, January 9, 2022

 It's SAL time and my first 2022 post.  Time has gotten away from me this past week -far too much to do for the start of the new year but it will slow down starting next week.

Here is Do different form the last SAL posting - overall view only:

Now for today's version

full, left then right sides

this side has the most progress

This shows the bottom middle motif progress the best.

I admit that I stitched on other projects the

week between Christmas and New Year's Day.  

I just needed a break.

Happy NEW YEAR !

Enjoy seeing the other stitchers' progress:


Friday, December 24, 2021

 Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

Now a little humor

Appreciation for my country and those who serve it.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2021

 SAL time - the last for 2021.

Here is Do Different the last time:

and I have made progress
but alas it will not be done in 2021.

Here is Dec 19th version:
plus some close-ups

overall view
and the toes of my shoes

left side

right side

I thought my photos were better than this.

Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!

Check out the others


and a Happy New Year to all!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

 We are sad to announce the death of Pat Carson. Pat was a tireless promoter of counted cross stitch and is probably best known for her interpretation of the Precious Moments paintings. Her pattern book "Cross Stitch for Special Occasions" was the first pattern book to sell over one million copies! Lately Pat was the originator of Pat's Needles which were so extremely popular. She also worked tirelessly on her charities to raise money for elementary schools in southeast Asia.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

 Time for a Pandemic Update

I have now used 3 cards of splendor - 12 ply of 8 yards of threads which equals 96 splendor.

this was one card of silk
this is what was labeled one card but there was a lot on the left not shown

Two cards

Three Cards
Note that I am leaving the 2nd part of the date off for now
I have an alternate design for the top middlish area
but just have not gotten around to stitching it yet.

Have a great stitching week!