Tuesday, June 30, 2020


I thought I posted an update photo last week and my surprise, it's not there.  So here is a delayed update on Klimt. 

as of June 26, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Another finish

I finished this piece a few days before Descending Order but since it wasn't part of the SAl, I waited until today to show it off.

St. Sylvestre and Descending Order are both Long Dog Samplers.  And except for the alphabet in Descending, both were a joy to stitch.  I have 3 that I am thinking of starting within the next week.  Stay tuned to see which one gets the nod.

Sunday, June 21, 2020


This is slightly late because we spent the day with family to celebrate Father's Day.  Hope you had a great one.

My SAL  project is done.  Descending Order is finished!!!!!

The last row contains initials.
They are on top of each other and it is the person's first name initial
and their maiden name initial.

At last it s complete!

Next up is Klimt

This is what it will look like

and this is what it look like already

A long ways to go!

Here is the group.
please check everyone one out.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Lately I seem to be more and more behind.  Here's some updated photos.

  Progress on the June portion of the 
2020 Mystery Sampler

Progress on Acorns
ready to start more one over one

And a little more on St. Sylvestre
The decision now is to add beads  or not.
To the right of this block, in the middle is a small rectangle
I am thinking of adding 1-2 beads there (and every corner)
The block above the corner has an open rectangle as well
2-3 beads there (it is larger)
Beads are black
comments are welcome as to bead or to not bead.

Now I need to go stitch.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Forgot the photos

I am so sorry.  I meant to publish the photos this morning since I had a great sitting day yesterday.  IT had a lot of interruptions (husband, laundry, cats, meals, etc) but I racked up a fair amount of stitching time for once.

You can just scroll further down for some of the before photos if I forget to post them them.  These photos combine Maynia and the SAL.

First of all I have not found the "perfect" alphabet for Descending Order but I have narrowed it down somewhat.

Here goes in no particular order.

2020 Mystery Sampler
Two motif to the far right belong to May

2020 mystery overall as of 31 May 2020

Acorn Sampler as of 4 May
note the border

as of 30 May 2020
the borders have their acorns and flowers
more of the satin stitch inner border
you can also see the mistake
the hanging acorns on right are 1 stitch below the left
(also the middle leaves)
the reversed squirrels was on purpose
it's staying the way it is.

This is the last photo I found on Victorian heart
dated 5 May 2020

Here is it as of 30 May 2020
This is nearly done
To stretch it tight, it also went a little wonky
that will straighten out later.

St. Sylvestre
2 skeins of floss
May 4, 2020

St. Sylvester
sometime in mid May

see the "outling" within the area

As of 30 May 2020
Almost there!

Walk the Beach
May 1, 2020

as of May 30, 2020

the start of a Shepherd's Bush small heart

And the finish.

And lastly - a new start
an on-line class thru ANG


an early status photo.
it already need to be updated.

We are staying healthy but not normal.
We don't venture out much in order to be safe.
Besides some stitching I have read 19 book since the 1st of March
and gotten a great deal of genealogy done.

Take care of yourself.

SAL time again

It is SAL Sunday and time to check in on all those wonderful stitchers:

As for me.  It's been a weird three weeks - definitely some stitching but just not what I expected.