Sunday, May 6, 2018

I'm running late with Update SAL today.   I needed to do work in the yard, then hubby wanted help cleaning out the garage. and then it started to rain so we were scrambling to get things back in before the floor was dry.  Work for the day is done.  Time to read blogs and stitch.

Here's the update:

Water's Edge

Close up of the foam
the foam is the new part
I had not paid any attention to this one for awhile

Home of a Needleworker
at the bottom, it reads:
God - Home - Country - Honor - Duty

the first three words have to do with a lineage organization
that I belong to
the three reading backwards, starting on the right
has to do with the way I grew up

Hard to see the white but that will be helped with a dark 
backing fabric or dark matboard

This cat has gotten a lot of attention lately.
He/she has been my relief from the workload 
that I have had recently.

Three cats overall

Close up on the left side.

Last time I had asked for opinions because I was not happy with this side.
Since then I changed the green to one that matched, changed the
dark blue as well.  I still have three of the thing
to tent stitch yet but that is minor.

Time for you to check out the rest of the group:

Have a great week!

Friday, April 27, 2018

This was posted on the Mutts site today.

I spent the morning weeding, pulling dead branches, etc
I guess it was an appropriate day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


I know I am crazy at times.  I had an overwhelming urge to start my third Mill Hill Laurel Burch cat.
And I did.   I already have too many WIPs going.  Time crunches on a couple of things and really should not have done it.  Yet, I did it.

This is the packaging

Progress as of 4-24-2018
I chose the linen option.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


See all the fuzzy stuff
That's the green that I ripped out from the 3 Cats canvas
(see a couple of previous posts)
I have found a new green that seems to be working
Updates coming

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Yes, Barbara stitched the rug!

Stitch something in memory

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I should have shown this yesterday but never got a chance.

If it's Monday, It must be snowing

Yes, it snowed again on Monday
the fourth one in a row.

Today there is still a frost on the ground with frost warnings for tonight.
Are we skipping spring this year?

Sunday, April 15, 2018


This is 3 cats
(my name)

This is the current section I am working on.
Not sure that I like it
Color is so-so, stitch is sorta ok
doesn't quite match
thread is a pain in the neck  (it's rayon)
no matter what, it doesn't lay flat
I've "waxed" the thread, made it wet, etc
still frays and still rolls

Notice the yellow next to it.  I found a combo of two threads that matched exactly.
The leaves were supposed to be white but I changed it to green.
I have red beads going in where the red spots are now.

This is the long view of the section.
The blue "hives" are in tent and will have white thread on top of them
debating between 2 stitches vs a bead (large)
The color of the "hives" will be the same as the blue
on the very bottom - see first photo.
It is different in color and type of thread than the blue triangles on the this side.


What do you think of the color?
of the stitch  (Mosaic)?
of the thread itself?

Any Suggestions?


Progress is being made
When it goes to get framed, I've decided to put something dark 
behind it so the white stands out better.
HOMe is stitched in actually.

This is/was an EGA project.  It is currently unstitched.
This was created using crayons, an iron and stencils.
The background will remain unstitched
the heart will be stitched.

Another EGA project.
Fabric covered box.

I opted for two colors.

That's it for my updates.
The 3 cats have taken most of my time lately.
The yellow area got ripped out twice (not all of it)
I only did small patches to test colors, etc
One of the things eliminated was the rayon thread.
Lots of WIPs never got touched this period nor will they
over the next three weeks which is a really busy time of the year for me.

Check out the rest of the group 
and welcome the newcomers