Needleworker's samplings

A sampling of my designs as well as personal stitching, and life in general.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Dec 2

 Time for more fun stuff.     23 days to Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

 Pandemic is finished.  Nov 30th.  However, it needs cleaning up.  a few spills here and there.  It badly needs ironing - curled up edge, lots of rumples.  Give me a few days before unveiling.


It's December already!  Time for the season.

It was in the 20's last night.
Early for where I live

Enjoy the season
More to come

Sunday, November 20, 2022

 SAL time

Last time 

please note there are gaps in the outside borders
on both the left and right side
close to the center but to the right has 2 empty triangles
a partial design
plus there are other areas I cleaned up or if you prefer
finished up


                                                                 All the borders are done
the triangles are done
the dragons are in (next to the triangles) and misc 
other odds and ends

                   so for this one, the area above the reindeer got cleaned up, even though the phots won't load

ok now these two won go side by side but you get the idea

All around the piece (except the date)  I did clean up work to make sure things were finished.
I stil haven't figured out where I am putting initials.

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 Have a great Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 6, 2022

 Some how yesterday's post has disappeared. So I will repeat myself.

Nov 5- I was thankful for a rainy day -good for the grass and a chance to play catch-up on my genealogy.

Nov 6 -thankful for another day of Fall weather and sunshine.

Friday, November 4, 2022

 Some people write volumes during November for their writing group(s).  But November is also for showing gratitude.  I'm a bit behind already but here goes.

Nov 1 - I was grateful to place flags on Veterans' graves with my local DAR chapter.

Nov 2 - I am grateful for a solid roof on my house - many in Florida do not.
Nov 3 - I am grateful for my pets (2 cats).  Several friends have lost theirs in the past month

Nov 4 - I am grateful for leaves to rake.  Not actually my favorite chore but it means I have trees to shade the yard in the summer and to provide beautiful foliage in the Fall.


Monday, October 31, 2022

 SAL time again.  Wow, it seems like it was yesterday.  However I have actually been busy.  I want to get this piece, Pandemic done before Christmas.

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Last Photo


these two photos are the left and right side
to show where I still need to stitch
borders, back stitching on the lower right
and the date on the lower left 
oops it didn't show in the photo.

This is before and after where I concentrated my efforts



better close -up

Back to the Needle and thread.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

 I got the photo to stay but it is still huge.  Not sure how to shrink any further.  I guess I can live with it.

SAL time

Way behind.  I really need to stitch faster or more or both to get this (Pandemic) done by the end of the year.

Here is the last posted photo:

THis full photo (with curled edges_
was August 28

Upper right corner
Everything above the break in the pattern
had to come out

Ripped out
Cleaned up

More to rip out

Getting frustrated 
I moved more to the interior
You can see the bare tip a couple of photos back

and now

Today's overall view
October 9, 2022

A semi-close-up of the upper right corner

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