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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

WIP Progress day

Having problems getting the photos from the phone to computer then to the blog.  Here goes.

This one shows the detail.  Yes, it is sideways.  I can not get it to turn at all.

This is the whole piece.  I can't get it to turn either. 
The upper right corner should be in the lower right.

In general not a lot of progress this period.
One of my stitching friends died unexpectedly.
It threw everything off.  I didn't stitch hardly at all for nearly a week.
I still haven't touched the piece I was doing a couple of days before she was gone.

Make sure you check out the rest of the group.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Today I tackled the yard - mowed, trimmed, etc.  A great way to "work out" grief.  My husband won't let me trim the trees - evidently last time I did this, I took too much.

Stitching urge is slowly coming back.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Ann Bizzaro





RIP October 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

While I was stitching with a group of friends, a couple of them were stitching on "The Wave" - a charted canvas piece we did at a retreat a while back.  I was mentioning making one small change - changing a fiber - and was going to this new store after the group was done for the day.   It turned out that 3 cars worth all dropped in on the store. I found the new threads that I wanted plus several more.

It got me inspired to go back to work on my Wave.  I had been thinking I would work on my canvas pieces more in the winter.  I pulled it out anyhow.  I discovered I still had some beads to do before working on the border. After my digging, I found my needle threader and started beading.  The thread (from the kit) is slippery.  The needle kept sliding off. The second time I needed to thread the needle was a struggle  I never did thread and decided it was time to quit for the evening.

The struggle ended with a broken threader
and a bent needle.

So at the end of last night, this is where I was.
The 2nd line from the top only has beads half way across

Forgive the sideways view.
It's the correct position in my file but not here.
Anyhow the beading is complete with a different
needle - my trusty quilting needles.
The quilting needle has a larger eye which I can thread with no problem
an it is small (thin) enough for the bead to go over it.
Maybe tonight I can get to the border and the new threads.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017


It's update time for the WIP SAL.

Check out the others as well.  Lots of great projects happening.


My WIP SAL current piece
Quaker Patchwork Mystery
as of 9-17-2017(last update) (with real sunlight)

as of 10-8-2017 (current) (lamplight)

I'm starting to feel like I am making progress and I will see the end.
I'm even thinking about how it might be finished.
Still plenty to go.

Here's an update on my other two SALS for 2017

last time


Mystery from Linens and Things 2017 SAL

and Three things Sampler

last time

This one has some great things I can do without having to pull the 
chart out.  The flowers in the border, and the fill-in areas of the flowers
in the very bottom row.  Plenty yet to do but I suspect/hope it will 
be done by the end of the year.

Back to stitching!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saying my prayers for everyone in Vegas.