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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

SAL time

For now all is well.
We are staying in and going stir crazy.
I have my stitching and genealogy

Some things got a lot of attention, others did not.  
It  happens.
everything got some attention.

Main project:
Descending Order
by Long dog Sampler

not quire done.
Found the chart's alphabet but it won't work
Need to find another.

Next up
St. Sylvestre
By Long Dog Sampler

This got the most attention this past week
and obviously the last 3 weeks.
Still lots to go.

The Early Americans
By Little House Needleworks

Abigail got a roof.  Nathan's roof is in progress
Still need to fix the small boo-boo in the alphabet
mostly tangled threads.

A is for Acorn
(I call Acorn)
By Hillside Samplings

Terrible photo - Sorry.
An oldie from my stash.
Almost everything so far is the dark green.
I did find a couple of the other colors this week.

And so it goes.
I did not post the 2020 Linens a
& Things Mystery Sampler.
I need to wait for the April installment.

Please check out the rest of the group.  They do such nice work 
and we have so many varied interests.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Definitely my neck of the woods
Spring has sent us snow, ice and too much rain
we need a day above 40 degrees

Maybe this is the reason for being cold

One dry, cold day last week
we had the yard mowed
mostly dead leaves from late Fall and the winter that wasn't
Now it's flooded

And so it goes
Did a full day of genealogy yesterday
Hopefully today will be more balanced

Have a great day!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

minor update

Here is my work for the week.
Next week will be a full update for my SAL.

With trying to keep 4 projects going, I decided to add this one while
I wait for the next section of the Mystery Sampler

My current start point.
I have no idea when I actually started this

As of 3-22-2020
( above and below)

Early Americans

Descending Order whole piece

Descending Order
the last band

 and lastly
St. Slyvestre

Keep Sane
Keep Stitching

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

It's officially Spring
Of course, it's raining here.
Somewhere the sun must be shining!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Here is the week's updates.

The Americans

Full look
Descending Order

The last band
Descending Order

St. Sylvestre

Last weeks photos are only a mini post away.  Look Below.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Happy PI day !

3.14...…..  i.e. Pi

I had a cute cartoon but can't find it.  Oh well.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Real SAL Update

Sorry about the earlier post. 
I remembered everyone 
(which I did before and saved)
but I never got to the photos.

Here goes.

Descending Order is my main piece 

As of 2-24-2020

as of 3-8-2020

Just the current band
which is the last band!

However I am currently working on three other pieces at the same time

The Americans
St. Sylvestre
The 2020 Mystery Sampler

here they are:

The Americans

as of 3-1-2020

as of 3-8-2020

St. Sylvestre



2020 Mystery Sampler



And that brings everyone up to date

SAL Time

Check out the stitchers!

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March 3

March 3rd is National Anthem Day

March 3rd is National Anthem Day

While the anthems of most countries are either martial victory songs or tend to communicate other laudatory or self-congratulatory sentiments, “The Star Spangled Banner” is unique in its message of endurance and perseverance. Originally titled “Defence of Fort McHenry,” Key penned his poem during a naval attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore, on the Chesapeake Bay, by British ships during the war of 1812. A battle we almost lost, following a battle where Washington D.C. itself was captured and burned.

he fort was bombarded viciously on the night of September 7, 1814. The rockets’ red glare, and bombs bursting in air, were actual rockets and bombs fired by warships like the HMS Erebus and HMS Meteor. Francis Scott Key and John Stuart Skinner were detained by the British during a prisoner exchange mission. They watched the battle unfold in the pouring rain from the HMS Surprise. Key was able to determine that the Fort’s storm flag had survived the barrage and that by dawn, the larger revile flag was proudly raised. That 15-star flag, known as the Star Spangled Banner, is now on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
The anthem commemorates not exactly victory, but the ability to withstand attack; enduring and continuing even when the odds are not in our favor. It’s one reason the song was so poignant during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Because despite losing so many of our countrymen, we proudly raise our flag and refuse to be defeated.
The melody, like many anthems, was borrowed from an existing song, a popular tune called, To Anacreon in Heaven.
The Star Spangled Banner,” much as “God Bless America” today, found its way into patriotic celebrations across the country. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson declared that the song be played at all appropriate military ceremonies. The first time it was played at a sporting event was during the 7th inning of game 1 of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs.

On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a law making The Star Spangled Banner the National Anthem of the United States of America. And today, we celebrate March 3rd as “National Anthem Day” each year.
The song has four verses, but usually, only the first stanza of the poem is sung. Here are the full lyrics.
The Star Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key
O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!