Saturday, 15 February 2014


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I think I have had enough snow for this winter.  I couldn’t get to work Thursday, and although it was nice sleeping in a little, I still had to dig my car out for work Friday.  But I did get a little stitching and finished Lady Scarlet’s Journey 3 part bell pull.

This is my Stitch 100 Beaded Eastern Stitch.  I liked experimenting with making each flower different.

Off to do more stitching – I’m now working on “E” Is For Egg by Sandra Cox Vanosdall from The Sweetheart Tree.

Thanks for looking at my stitch.



Saturday, 8 February 2014

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Good evening!

I printed Sharon’s instructions on Thursday, and as I was driving to work and then back home, I thought about what I would do.  (This is probably not the smartest thing to do while driving).

Anyways, the first picture is the whole thing.  In “A” I was thinking of Easter lilies.  “B” is a snow flake, “C” is when I started thinking about shortening the stem pieces, stitching from different angles and sizes.  “D” is “C” showing each separate stitch I did, blown apart.

Then when I thought about “E”, I wanted to see what it would look like with the stitch itself, blown apart.  Looks a little like crossed crutches, I think.

Today was a great day.  I went to my guild meeting (Loudoun Sampler Guild) in Leesburg, VA., saw maybe 3 snow flakes.  And now, I’m parked in front of the TV watching the Olympics.  I’m going to stitch some more on another project – hope to finish it this month.

Take care,


Thursday, 6 February, 2014



Good evening, everyone. Finally getting back into the swing of things. I had to buy a new battery charger for the camera, one of the cats must of played with it and I could not find it.

So, this is my example of Take a Stitch Tuesday 97 Shell Chain and 98 Beaded Shell Chain Stitch. Okay, now I see I only did Stitch 98.

Now I’ve got to remember how to link everything.

Off to watch the Olympics!


Update since June

Well, here it is January. And it’s cold. And I’ve haven’t been on my blog since June. Well, I got laid off in June – the bosses idea of telling me is slowly decreasing my hours, then having someone else ask for my keys. So, I went through a little depression and all, and started trying to find a job. I did get help and training from the Maryland Career Center – they were really great! And I found other people around my age having the same problem (no job). Then I answered a Craig’s list job posting, interviewed a couple times and got the job. So I started working in August, and have been there since. And I love the job. Don’t have to ask my boss to go to the bathroom, can work on what needs to be done – my way.
So now, I am starting to get back in the mood for knitting, stitching, quilting and etc., etc., etc.
More later and all

Sunday, 30 June, 2013

What a great weekend! Yesterday was my birthday. 60 years old now. Ellen took me to Angie’s for a cookout and it was actually a surprise birthday party. The weather was nice, had a cookout, and then swam in the pool. Got a little sun tan, so now my legs don’t look like white sheets.

Then today we went to the Tangle Stitches meeting and had a great time just stitching away.

It was a nice break from the frustration of trying to find a job.

So, now I’m going to watch a little TV, get some sleep, and start fresh on Monday. See you later!

Thursday, 6 June, 2013

Evening all,

Well, I’ve got a problem. I currently have a feral mother cat with her 4 kittens living under my shed. (One of the babies caught and ate a mouse yesterday!)

The rescue places are full. I got the impressions they really don’t want feral cats, they have enough with family drops off and all.

The ASPCA – I have to apply and get a trap license, go get the trap, set it up, monitor it through out the day (but don’t put it down on Sundays or Holidays), THEN call them when they are trapped and they will come and pick it up. If the cats are not claimed within 5 days, they are “put to sleep” – I was so upset with this last part, I had to take a nap.

I’ve got a call into a “Trap, Neuter, and Return” place. I’m thinking that IF I get them all fixed, then they could live (without constantly having babies) in the woods behind me with the rest of the clan. (Apparently, feral cats stick together in a clan!) I could put food and water out each day and monitor them. I have a six foot fence around the yard, and so far, only the mother can climb it.

My heart-strings are pulled, but I know I can’t have 7 cats living in the house. I will NOT be an old cat woman.

Does this sound silly, stupid, not thinking of all the solutions? Have you done something with feral cats?

Please let me know,

Off to feeding them and then some stitching on my stupid lighthouse.


Sunday, 2 June, 2013




Today was hot and muggy! Right now, there’s a thunderstorm going on with heavy rains coming down.

While I was at work Friday, I made up a weekend “To-Do” List. Well, that was a bust. BUT, I did get some stitching done! I’m slowly getting caught up on my Ocean City, MD yearly cross stitch on a afghan project. This is the one for 2011. Hopefully, before I going to Ocean City in October, I will have 2011 done, and 2012 completed.

I haven’t completed the TAST’s lately, I looked at my cross stitch spreadsheet (yes, I have a spreadsheet) and I have almost 300 patterns to stitch. I would love to get that down to 100-150. So, I’ve got to keep plugging away.

Last week, my neighbor told me I had some visitors living in my shed. A young momma and 4 kits. Poor things! I would love them to join my household, but that would make the cat to human ratio 7:1. So, I will be calling the rescue place to see if they can take them. Been feeding the momma – she looked so thin!

It’s after 7, and I’m going to get cleaned up and settled in on the couch.

Have a great week, and take care,