Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays
Monday, December 20, 2021
SAL time - the last for 2021.
Here is Do Different the last time:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
We are sad to announce the death of Pat Carson. Pat was a tireless promoter of counted cross stitch and is probably best known for her interpretation of the Precious Moments paintings. Her pattern book "Cross Stitch for Special Occasions" was the first pattern book to sell over one million copies! Lately Pat was the originator of Pat's Needles which were so extremely popular. She also worked tirelessly on her charities to raise money for elementary schools in southeast Asia.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time for a Pandemic Update
I have now used 3 cards of splendor - 12 ply of 8 yards of threads which equals 96 splendor.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Check out the members of the SAL:
Here's Do Different 3 weeks ago
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
It's SAL time again and there is something to show! It has helped tremendously to switch projects and the needle has been flying.. I don't think I even skipped a day of stitching. It felt wonderful!
Here is the start point of the section I wanted to do first.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
It's Sal time and time for good news (I hope).
I have decided that enough was enough for the stained glass window. It has not been touched in 6 weeks and was starting to effect my urge to stitch in general. So it is retiring for awhile.
I reread the prupose of the group and went thru my WIPs and studied them and decided what had the stongest pull.
It's called Do Different by Long Dog Samplers. Here's the cover shot
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
I can't believe that it is October all ready and I have said a word for awhile. I admit to being super busy with genealogy and watching grandkids. Stitching has been for later at night.
Here is one of the current projects.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Yes it is that time again. I can't believe I haen't posted anything since there either. Partly because of too much to do and never enough time. I admit to trying to get things done that are out of the house before we get shut down for COVID again. But enough, you came to see progress pictures and I actually have them.
Monday, August 16, 2021
I admit that this piece is not holding my interest very well. I am still trying to plug along. I got more of hte black perle cotton then realized as well I was about to run out of the "purple" perle otton for the top. I haven't found it so far. Here's the latest photo.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
I just found out that Marilyn, the founder of Stoney Creek Designs, died early this month.
I remember meeting her when I used to teach out at Rockome Gardens in Arcola, IL.
Here is a link to her obituary.: Marilyn Vredevelt Obituary (2021) - Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids Press (mlive.com)
Not a word about the company or stitching. She stitched beautifully.
Another loss for the stitching community.
Monday, July 26, 2021
"I'm late, so terribly late"
Yesterday I was supposed to post my Sal update and instead I was out out of the house most of the day and ended up in bed really early because I was so tired. I had not anticipated being away from the house all day or the lack of sleep from the night before.
Here is the update: Not much done and I have run out of black #5 perle cotton. TIme to head out to get more thread.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Stitching this past week-end has really helped bring back the stitchy bug. It has
been a bit beleagured lately.
Friday, July 16, 2021
I've decided to join the July Hermit Stitch-in. It appears I may be stuck inside with rainy days which is always a good time to stitch. So here is the start of my piece for the week-end.