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

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.

This was the previous post.

And now.
The crosses are in and the background started.

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Have a great stitching week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The photo above is for the wrong month but at least you know what I am talking about.
I have not had a chance to post this past Monday's stitching for the end of the July week-end 
until now.  The previous post has the before photo and here are the after phoits.


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.

Pandemic as of July 16, 2021
Ready to go later today

The upper right is a bit bare.  I alsmost have the changes worked out.
from there I have been a bit all over the place.
But it is coming along.
I had a target to be complete by the end of July
but I found I needed to do other things as well
so the plan needs to be revised.
Meanwhile I still keep going.

Sunday, July 4, 2021



The hour is late but not gone, nor forgotten
Same for the SAL

Yes, I have worked on my piece during the past two weeks
though not this past week
while I attended a virtual conference most of the week.

Last time  


take note that I ripped out the sprats

(were on the upper right side)

now they are all a purple not previously used

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