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.


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!


Sunday, 14 April 2013 (2)



Hey there, everyone.

I really had fun working Stitch 61 – Up and Down Feathered Buttonhole Stitch. Today was a nice, quiet day – had the baseball game on for a little bit – but I turned it off, just in case I jinxed them into losing.

Now I can go back to the lighthouse one and do some more stitching on that.

Take care,


Sunday, 14 April, 2013



Good evening. It is Sunday, and I have finally caught up on all the TAST Stitches. This is my sample of Stitch 60 – Diamond Stitch. I like using the variegated threads. These are colors that I bought somewhere in the 80’s. I was trying to make it curve a little, but with practice (and drawing it out on a sheet) I will get it.

Saturday was a great day. I (with Ellen’s help) started a get together for stitchers, knitters, crochetters with a meeting in our local library. Although only two people came and sat with us, a few more stuck their heads in to see what it was all about. Our next meeting is 18 May at 1PM.

Anyways, this is it for this post. More later,


Monday, 18 March, 2013






I drove back to Ohio on Friday, 15 March 2013 to see the folks. It was a pleasant drive, no rain, snow, sleet, or sun – a cloudy, but windy day. I always love driving to/from Ohio, there are some favorite spots that I can’t wait to see.

Like the view around Hill Top, PA (right before Breezewood going north). You are driving up the side of a hill and you can see the whole valley spread out to the right.

Another one is the 6 wind machines quietly turning, then the little church on the side of the road you can go to – just up the steps. These sites are on the PA Turnpike.

I was surprised on the route the GPS took me, it used the same route I normally take – up through the hills and dales of Aliquippa. I made good time, 5 hours even. And this was with a stop in Breezewood, Pa., where every time I go through there, they change the entrance and exits to get into where I want to go.

The last stop I love is coming out of the Fort Pitt tunnels on the way back to Maryland. The view of Pittsburg is always a joy to go through.

Saturday, I did my to-do stuff. Dad went with me, and I took some pictures of the old house, and Aunt Edith’s place to send to Craig, went up to Locust Hill so “visit” the family, then over to the Geological Society where I made copies of all the Covert’s obit that I could find. Stopped at the pottery and bought a few bowls for Ellen, then out to Tim Horton’s for lunch. Then back to the house.

I finished Stitch 55, Buttonholed Herringbone, Friday night. Since I only took a few colors with me, I tried to make a Garden Fence with flowers growing up it. I had completed a rough draft, but adapted it because I just wanted to show a few rose bushes. I really like working French Knots!

Saturday, I worked on Stitches 56 and 57, Sailor Stitch and Sailor Edging Stitch. I didn’t take time to think about these stitches, and since I wasn’t at home, I couldn’t get sitting right, the light wasn’t bright enough, I tried to work without the Q-Snaps – and didn’t like having my hands on the fabric – all I could think about was dirty fingers oils and all.

So, back to the Q-Snaps for Stitch 58.

That’s it for now. I drove back to Maryland on Sunday, I think a snow storm was following me all the way home. I took Monday off from work to do the washing, banking, shopping, etc. Back to work tomorrow.

Monday, 25 February 2013

I had a great surprise when I went up on pintangle. Sharon mentioned my work. Wow. How cool is that! (Okay, it’s the little things that make me happy at times).

The new stitch is out and I’ve printed it. My printer has ran out of ink. Apparently, they only give you enough ink in the starter kit for 85 pages. So, tomorrow, I’m going to price ink cartridges at Office Depot, and WalMart.

This is a short note.

Bye for now,