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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019


It's SAL time again.  This past 3 weeks have flown by.  Too much to do and too little time.  I did post a photo a min-time photos when Band 2 of Descending Order was done.

Here goes:

Last official photo of Descending order - 3 weeks ago

and now

just a close up of the beginning of band 3

MEaqnwhile I have also been working  on another project

as of 17 Nov 2019

as of 24 Nov 2019

Don't forget to check out the other stitchers in the group!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie

PS.  I am thankful for my stitching!  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

This was supposed to update yesterday Nov 22
but instead it was still sitting there.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The second band is done!
I finished it last night.

Onward to the 3rd & divided band

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A
(i.e. Chicken Soup)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke --------
Stick out Your Tongue!
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is
'crooked', if it goes to one side or the otherthat is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.


Monday, November 18, 2019


I forgot to post this with the photos.  Sorry.

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I forgot to update my stitching yesterday.  Better late then not.  These two are the only pieces I worked on in the past week.

Descending Order

Turkey Stack

Monday, November 11, 2019

Veteran's Day - alittle humor and a lot of serious

Yes, I am all three.

I took an oath of office:

"I, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, do solemnly swear  that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."

Sunday, November 10, 2019


It's been a busy week.  And a bit chilly but the coming week is supposed to be colder yet.  I wonder if that means I will stitch more?  Either that or increase my genealogy or my reading time.  Meanwhile I decided to stitch an hour a day on my big project and then the rest on other smaller or medium sized items.

Descending Order is my big project.   Now all the borders are done except the bottom.  There is a possibility  that I may change something there, so it is "bottomless" right now.  This week I started on the bands themselves.  And here is my progress.  Also remember that some days I did stitch more than an hour.

Sorry about the shadow.
The band interiors are being stitched with Threadworx #10891
It is more subtly overdyed than the borders (Dinky Dyes)

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

It's SAL time.  Interesting line up this time around.  I have finished stitching three Halloween pieces.  None of the are truly finished, not even ironed yet.

A Lizzie Kate - one of three

Same booklet from Lizzie Kate - # 2

I posted this one on Halloween since that is when I finished it.
The other two I finished on Friday.

Now for my big piece 

For the Witchy stitchy competition
(stitch an hour each day and post before and after photos)

I started this piece

A sampler by Long Dog Samplers
Descending Order

ONly I decided to do it in reds.
I've been wanting to do a red sampler but never quite 
found the right piece.  I decided this was the right piece.

Here it is so far.

I am stitching the borders in Heart Throb by Dinky Dyes silks.
When I get to the interiors, they will be done in threadworx.

And that is my stitching for the past 3 weeks.

Now check out the group:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie

Always great stitching to be seen!