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

Friday, December 2, 2022

Dec 2

 Time for more fun stuff.     23 days to Christmas!













Thursday, December 1, 2022

 Pandemic is finished.  Nov 30th.  However, it needs cleaning up.  a few spills here and there.  It badly needs ironing - curled up edge, lots of rumples.  Give me a few days before unveiling.

Meanwhile

It's December already!  Time for the season.








It was in the 20's last night.
Early for where I live



Enjoy the season
More to come


Sunday, November 20, 2022

 SAL time

Last time 



please note there are gaps in the outside borders
on both the left and right side
close to the center but to the right has 2 empty triangles
a partial design
plus there are other areas I cleaned up or if you prefer
finished up


today

                                                                 All the borders are done
the triangles are done
the dragons are in (next to the triangles) and misc 
other odds and ends

                   so for this one, the area above the reindeer got cleaned up, even though the phots won't load




ok now these two won go side by side but you get the idea

All around the piece (except the date)  I did clean up work to make sure things were finished.
I stil haven't figured out where I am putting initials.

CHeck out the other stitchers as well

AvisClaireGunChristinaKathyMargaret

HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahSharonDaisy

AJCathieLindaHelenConnieCindyMaryMargaret

 Have a great Thanksgiving!

           



Sunday, November 6, 2022

 Some how yesterday's post has disappeared. So I will repeat myself.

Nov 5- I was thankful for a rainy day -good for the grass and a chance to play catch-up on my genealogy.

Nov 6 -thankful for another day of Fall weather and sunshine.

Friday, November 4, 2022

 Some people write volumes during November for their writing group(s).  But November is also for showing gratitude.  I'm a bit behind already but here goes.

Nov 1 - I was grateful to place flags on Veterans' graves with my local DAR chapter.


Nov 2 - I am grateful for a solid roof on my house - many in Florida do not.
Nov 3 - I am grateful for my pets (2 cats).  Several friends have lost theirs in the past month



Nov 4 - I am grateful for leaves to rake.  Not actually my favorite chore but it means I have trees to shade the yard in the summer and to provide beautiful foliage in the Fall.

              



Monday, October 31, 2022

 SAL time again.  Wow, it seems like it was yesterday.  However I have actually been busy.  I want to get this piece, Pandemic done before Christmas.

Before I forget here is the latest member list.  Please check everyone out.  They do such marvelous stitching.

AvisClaireGunChristinaKathyMargaret

HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahSharonDaisy

AJCathieLindaHelenConnieCindyMaryMargaret



Last Photo





now






these two photos are the left and right side
to show where I still need to stitch
borders, back stitching on the lower right
and the date on the lower left 
oops it didn't show in the photo.


This is before and after where I concentrated my efforts

                                                                            Then


                                                                            Now



better close -up

Back to the Needle and thread.








Sunday, October 9, 2022

 I got the photo to stay but it is still huge.  Not sure how to shrink any further.  I guess I can live with it.

SAL time

Way behind.  I really need to stitch faster or more or both to get this (Pandemic) done by the end of the year.

Here is the last posted photo:


THis full photo (with curled edges_
was August 28




Upper right corner
Everything above the break in the pattern
had to come out


Ripped out
Cleaned up
Re-stitched


More to rip out


Getting frustrated 
I moved more to the interior
You can see the bare tip a couple of photos back

and now


Today's overall view
October 9, 2022


A semi-close-up of the upper right corner


Don't forget to see all the other stitchers as well




Saturday, October 8, 2022

 



I wanted this as a header but it won't let me.  IF you know how to get the photo where the other :header: used to be, please let me know.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 


Finally it worked!
Pandemic as of 28 August 2022

It turned out to do with getting an upgraded phone, installing email and 
not taking off the old email, etc.  I knew that Yahoo had discontinued 
my sbcglobal account (along with others) but for some reason, my
phone kept getting emails there but I couldn't on my computer.
I had long changed my active email but when i out it on the new phone
it also showed up differently to capture anything on the phone to send forward.
But now it is figured out.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

 This is SAL reporting day and I have no photos.  I have emailed myself my photos 4 time today and none have shown up.  I have no idea what is going on.

the big decision has been made.  I am going to go back to Pandemic.  I really want to finish it this year and I when I do have stitching time, I find myself going to it.

I admit I have had almost no stitching t time since mid-JUne.  I took on the "head of a chapter of a lineage society.  THe state admin are newish and the nationals just changed at the end of June which meant everything got rewritten.  Far more to read and learn that I expected.  Things are starting to even out but I feel better once the first meeting (late Sept) is over and the first one is in the past.

Here's some history

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January 2021



December 21, 2021



June 2022

Hopefully in the next few days I can get to my current photo.

Meanwhile, enjoy the other stitchers

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretHeidiJackieSunny

MeganDeborahSharonDaisyAJCathieLindaHelenConnieCindy, MaryMargaret

 






Friday, July 29, 2022

 Amy of Thread in Hand has died and her obit, written by her son, can be found here.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/kalamazoo/name/amy-wilson-obituary?id=35393458

Her husband was kind enough to think of the stitchers who followed her blog to notify us via the blog.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Bermuda Reef

 Bermuda Reef is a canvas class I am taking from Kathy Rees.  As usual, I love the piece (as I do most of Kathy's pieces, especially the classes).

Here is my progress so far:



As usual (and not intentionally) 
I just kept on going after the first lesson
the top medium triangle was the first lesson.

I really like how it is coming along.
Usually I don't pay much attention to my backs
but I thought that this looked pretty good.



Sorry for all the shadows showing up.


In the non-stitching area of life
My trip to Washington DC was great.
though I nearly froze to death.
I had accidently packed a pair of warm tight instead of stockings
I was so glad.  Though I didn't take any really casual shoes
I took a pair of winter socks which I ended up wearing to bed.
I was really tired by the end of the week and glad to be back home again.

I still need a vacation
the kind without any work.


Monday, July 4, 2022