Sunday, April 11, 2021


 It's done !  Klimt is finished with stitching.  It may be awhile before being framed.  But it's done!

3 different shots - nothing seemed quite right.

Not sure what will be next.
Hopefully I figure it out over the next 3 weeks.

Make sure to see everyone's work.

Have a good week.  Hope it is warm for those coming out of winter.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

 HI all

I thought I posted last week but it isn't showing up.  OH well, hopefully today's post will show up.

Progress has been made.
the only thing left to stitch is the black lines.
There is a gold(ish) thread to be couched down
(the black lines) i.e. the tree limbs

last you saw this. it looked like this

a lot yet so little had to be done
and now even less

Make sure you check out the rest of the SAL group

AvisClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen  

Enjoy the upcoming week !

Sunday, March 7, 2021

This is page 3 of the Pandemic.  
One card of Splendor Silk did all this plus pages 1 & 2.

Please note that the upper right corner
of Page 3 is missing.  I am leaving this alone for a short while while I decide
what to substitute for the floral area that goes there.
This particular floral area does nothing for me.
I would like to find a small dragon, griffin, etc to fit in.
No luck so far.  Send me suggestions please.
Soon a photo of page 6.


This is Ice Castle by Mill Hill.
It still needs the back stitching and the large button.
I sweat the beads on this took linger than the stitching did.

Also meanwhile

I also went back to Do Different from Long Dog Samplers.

I started to finish this area off
only to discover it was off.  At first I thought it would be an easy thing to fix.
Ha ha
The black outline was off  - too tall
which made the motif to the right also off

So I started ripping and left a lot of red threads behind
(which are not as visible then what I saw)
so I picked at what could be gotten up
then used a lint roller on it
and finally took a damp white cloth to it to get the "stain"

Now it is clean and ready to recount and restitch.

Have a good week.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 An update on Ice Castle.  I was busy stitching beads thru the snow on Monday.   Still a lot of beading to go.  I have not even opened the 2nd bag which contains another 2 sets of beads.

I'm till on page 3 of Pandemic.
Just plugging away

Wednesday, February 10, 2021


 The first two pages are complete!   Only 18 more to go.  IF you look carefully, you can see where I went into page 3 before taking the photo.  The red mark at the top is actually a red "clothespin" for holding the excess fabric.

Monday, February 8, 2021

 Today is the Festival of the Broken Needle, Hari-Kuyo. This is an important day in our needlework world. In detail:

This festival is a more than 400-year old Shinto and Buddhist tradition. On February 8th each year, women gather at shrines and temples to "bury" or "put to rest" their worn out needles. This ceremony is a way for the women to thank these needles and pins for their good service. At the same time they also wish for progress with their needlework.
The ceremony has been described as funeral-like as the needles are put in soft jelly cakes or tofu. This act symbolizes bringing rest to the needles for their faithful service.

Some people believe the tools have souls, and they are treated with care and respect. We rely on countless helpful tools which are the result of ingenuity and craftsmanship. Perhaps celebrating pins and needles and the service they provide reminds us of the many small things we should be thankful for.
It is also thought that sorrows the women carry are often passed to the needles as they stitch. The needles, in turn, are thought to take away the burden of some of the sorrows. Maybe by burying their needles, they are also able to bury their sorrows.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

This is it.
Not much done - it's terrible
Too much else to do and this is NOT a grab-n-go piece.
The next couple of weeks are not looking much better.
You would think that with a pandemic I could get
something done but it just hasn't happened.
Hubby's Dr appts keep going and now he is showing side 
effects from his treatments and I suspect
more things are going to change again.
I have to admit, I'm tired of doing everything
on someone else's schedule and just not getting  sleep.

I hope everyone else is doing well.
Please check out the other stitchers who do such 
beautiful work.