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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


DMC is discontinuing their memory thread. Oh, NO! What to do!!?!  Fortunately, Kreinik has you covered—use their Hot Wire instead.  Hot Wire is size 16 Kreinik braid with wire in the middle so it is bendable.  This nifty article has a conversion chart between DMC's colors and Kreinik's.  They even tell you how to make your own color in memory thread using a regular size 16 braid.


By the way, Kreinik now calls Hot Wire by Wired Braid instead, which is more descriptive, I guess.


From Chilly Hollow

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Back from vacation.  It was so wonderful to soak up some sunshine and warm weather.  Evidently TSA didn't confiscate everything in the suitcase.  The temps are in the 60's today with a partly cloudy sky.  Intermittent rain.  I can deal with that.

I did do some stitching while gone, even ran into some great stitchers from Texas, and we actually know some of the same people.  How amazing was that.

Here's what I did while gone.

what it will look like first

After the vacation.

Enjoy your Tuesday that feels like Monday!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine's Day !

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lincoln's birthday aka Monday

Happy Lincoln's Birthday
(the real day)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

It's that time
time to update the WIPs

Make sure you visit the others in the SAL as well

Here's mine

Santas as of 1-21-18

Santas as of 2-11-18
slow but sure

Home of A Needleworker
House was started 2 years ago. lost chart
got replacement chart finally
First change is the flag
(not in the original chart)

That's all for now.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

And the groundhog continues to get his due.

and for those not into the groundhog

Sunday, February 4, 2018

 And true to his forecast, so is ours 


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Groundhog's Day!

A special Happy Birthday to my groundhog!
Love you!

Just in case!

Thursday, February 1, 2018