Monday, November 11, 2019

Veteran's Day - alittle humor and a lot of serious

Yes, I am all three.

I took an oath of office:

"I, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, do solemnly swear  that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."

Sunday, November 10, 2019


It's been a busy week.  And a bit chilly but the coming week is supposed to be colder yet.  I wonder if that means I will stitch more?  Either that or increase my genealogy or my reading time.  Meanwhile I decided to stitch an hour a day on my big project and then the rest on other smaller or medium sized items.

Descending Order is my big project.   Now all the borders are done except the bottom.  There is a possibility  that I may change something there, so it is "bottomless" right now.  This week I started on the bands themselves.  And here is my progress.  Also remember that some days I did stitch more than an hour.

Sorry about the shadow.
The band interiors are being stitched with Threadworx #10891
It is more subtly overdyed than the borders (Dinky Dyes)

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

It's SAL time.  Interesting line up this time around.  I have finished stitching three Halloween pieces.  None of the are truly finished, not even ironed yet.

A Lizzie Kate - one of three

Same booklet from Lizzie Kate - # 2

I posted this one on Halloween since that is when I finished it.
The other two I finished on Friday.

Now for my big piece 

For the Witchy stitchy competition
(stitch an hour each day and post before and after photos)

I started this piece

A sampler by Long Dog Samplers
Descending Order

ONly I decided to do it in reds.
I've been wanting to do a red sampler but never quite 
found the right piece.  I decided this was the right piece.

Here it is so far.

I am stitching the borders in Heart Throb by Dinky Dyes silks.
When I get to the interiors, they will be done in threadworx.

And that is my stitching for the past 3 weeks.

Now check out the group:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie

Always great stitching to be seen!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019