Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Straight off the press

Discontinued Kreinik colors and suggested substitutions (NM means no close match)



• 031L Berry Red = 153V Vintage Burgundy
• 034 Confetti = NM
• 041 Confetti Pink = 044 Confetti Blue
• 042 Confetti Fuchsia = NM 
• 043 Confetti Green = NM
• 070 Mardi Gras = 5011 Elfin Green
• 195 Sunburst = 095 Starburst
• 235 Red Ember = 307 Deep Coral
• 271 Plum = 3223 Ametrine
• 393 Silver Night = 622 Wedgewood Blue
• 664 Magenta Blue = NM 
• 3240 Opal = 095 Starburst
• 3508 Rhumba Green = 829 Mint Julep
• 3509 Cha Cha Verde = 008HL Green Hi Lustre
• 3540 Bolero Black = 005 Black
• 4001 Green Tea = 4201 Sugar Cane
• 4002 Spiced Chai = 4202 Dusky Meadow
• 4003 Ginseng Gold = 4203 Cattail
• 4004 Earl Grey = 4204 Storm Cloud
• 4005 Sugar Cube = 102 Vatican Gold
• 4006 Rosehip = NM (slightly more lilac is 3223 Ametrine. 093 Star Mauve, or 023 Lilac; slightly pinker is 007HL Pink Hi Lustre)
• 5002 Pixiedust = NM (close but without blue is 
• 4013 Purple Haze or 3223 Ametrine, or without the purple is 025 Grey)
• 5004 Love Potion = 024L Fiery Fuchsia
• 5007 Brocade = 5006 Ore
• 5008 Leprechaun = 009 Emerald
• 5525 Lemon = 5725 Lollipop Lemon
• 5530 Rosemary Green = 4201 Sugar Cane
• 9300 Orchid = NM (closest pastel is slightly darker 093 Star Mauve)
• 2094HL Heather Hi Lustre = NM
• 056F Blueberry = NM 
• 057F Grape = NM 
• 003C Red Cord = 003 Red
• 005C Black Cord = 005 Black
• 007C Pink Cord = 007 Pink
• 008C Green Cord = 008 Green
• 011C Nickel Cord = 010HL Steel Grey
• 012C Purple Cord = 012 Purple
• 032C Pearl Cord = 032 Pearl
• 034C Confetti Cord = NM (closest but without black is 095 Starburst)
• 041C Confetti Pink Cord = 044 Confetti Blue
• 051C Sapphire Cord = 051HL Sapphire Hi Lustre
• 086C Fern = 4201 Sugar Cane
• 087C Meadow Grass = 089 Aspen
• 088C Lily Pond Cord = 4201 Sugar Cane
• 104C Colonial Gold Cord = 210 Gold Dust
• 208C Wine Cord = 080HL Garnet Hi Lustre
• 225C Slate Cord = 025 Grey
• MD76 Marine Blue in Micro Ice Chenille = NM
• Petite/Facets 012 = Petite/Facets 026

Sunday, April 14, 2019


The grandsons (here) have started
their official baseball season.
The ones in a southern state
started awhile back.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Volunteer time

National Volunteer Week is April 7 - 13 2019.  I volunteer a fair amount, some week more than others and occasionally (usually while on vacation), none at all.

DAR has a program called Service to America.  All the members that volunteer, record and tally their hours each year.  So far this year (since Jan 1 thru April 7) is 498,000 + hours.  The tally seems to be changing every few minutes.

Do any of you volunteer?  If so, keep it up and thank you.  If not, please consider it.  It can be so rewarding.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

SAL time

Here's the list of stitchers:




Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

I admit that I have been swamped with everything but needlework.  I belong to four organizations and have board positions in all of them.  All of them seem to have huge demands all due around the same time., along with taxes.  However I have made some progress in minimal time frames - sometimes just little things in the car (someone else driving), but mostly by missing sleep.

 Everything left will be done in white.
After the 4 corners, there is a huge border, in white.



The Cardinal has been started.
Definitely a brighter red than called for.
This has to take priority when I get the time again.
It needs to be delivered in mid-May.



 This is Dessert Diamonds as of January 1, 2019.



This is currently Dessert Diamonds.
I had some time in the car do do the borders
(and didn't need the pattern)

Don't forget the other stitchers listed at the top.  They do fun work.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

So much for spring -  it's SNOWING !