cat on radiator

cat on radiator

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer has begun!  Time for a new photo up top, the book list for June has been updated (obviously a bit late but you can see that I have been reading).  

I've dug out an old WIP that I really want to finish.  Anniversaries of the heart by Blackbird Designs.  It feels good to be stitching on it again.  I have also gotten a new canvas piece designed.  This week I need to work on colors and fibers then I can get started on stitching.

As for family history - I've started working on my applications for a couple of lineage societies.  That's going to be one of my summer projects.  Plus we went ahead and started another family line to fully research.   SO I better go get started for the day.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


For the younger SIL



For my Dad (long gone)


For the older SIL



For my husband

Thursday, June 18, 2015

street fair 2

Welcome back for another round of photos from the street fair.




Some things for your yard





a little something to wear



And for the needleworker in us all:  Yes, done in varying threads and other mixed media




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"street" art fair

This past week-end I went to an annual street fair (since 1958).  It is a juried show so a step above most "street" fairs.  You just never know who will be there with what type of art.  There are favorites that I always look for and this year I missed two of them - the lady who works with copper and the gentleman who does clay dragons.  I had hoped to add something new from each of them this year.  However I did find a gift for my youngest daughter and one for her husband for their respective birthdays.


This glass maker is always one of my favorites.  I always love his curved glass pieces as seen above.  And this year year he had two great eye-catching pieces (below)


If you look carefully, you will see that this is also curved glass.  Much better in person.


And here  is another  glass maker




These pieces are made from recycled bikes and tires



they had smaller clocks as well.

And the last photo for today:
Classic Pottery


More tomorrow!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag Day!



Monday, June 8, 2015

Microblog Monday

Today's note is short.   I have been swamped with non-stitching things lately.  I did manage some late, late night stitching Saturday night while watching tv and unwinding from the week's hectic events which culminated Saturday during the day.  I'll try for photos later this week.

Meanwhile a small piece of good news.  1 set of my family history has been accepted at the NSDAR library.  The library has been showcased on two different episodes of  Who Do You Think You Are - the episode on Rob Lowe and the one on Bill Paxton.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Quick update on books that have been read.  May was better than it has been lately - 2000 plus pages.  I am ahead of where I was in 2013 and behind where I was in 2014.  Who knows where it will end up, after all we aren't even half way thru the year yet.

On the genealogy front, we have sent one of our family histories to the printer.  It should be finished by the end of June.  Th starting ancestor is William Morris Sr.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, had 10 kids, all who lived to adulthood. This family was one of the main early settlers in the Kanawha Valley, otherwise known today as Charleston, WV.   The volumes trace the entire family.  Yes, I said volumes.  The "book" turned out to be 28 volumes.  We are having limited editions printed and will be donated to 4 different libraries or archives.

Have a great monday!