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!


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,


Monday, 6 May, 2013





Good afternoon, well, here it is Monday, again. Boy, does the week go fast. I finished the Graph of the Month – Early Winter 2012 from Summer House Sitiche Workes. It was stitched on 28 count Raw Linen Cashel Linen from Zweigart with floss from The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works. It was meant to be stitched over 2 with two strands of floss, but I decided just to stitch it over one thread. I should of just used 1 thread instead of 2, though. Lesson learned.

My sample stitch for Stitch 64 Top Knotted Buttonhole is the next few pictures. With the reddish pictures I was trying to make a “gear” turning type of picture. Then I tried stitching 4 stitches, with 4 smaller stitches inside. The green stitches is me trying different levels, but the same spacing between each stitch. Finally, the blue stitches is me trying different sizes of stitches, and then just stitching where ever I wanted. With the blue stitches, I used 1 thread, but had to wrapped the needle a couple more times to get the knot to stay on this side of the material.

Well, that’s it for now,

Take care,

Monday, 29 April, 2013





Good evening, everyone. For this week, I got REALLY tired of stitching the Lighthouse. So, I stitched some little pieces (along with the TAST).

So the last picture is my sample of Stitch 63 – Scroll Stitch. I like this stitch, but next time, I will iron the thread – it had alot of creases in it from where I wrapped it around a holder.

The next two pictures are from Seasons In Stitches – Early Spring 2013 by Lizzie Kate. It was stitched on 28 count Chime Cashel from Picture This Plus using Threadworx #1045. There were 3 egg buttons, a bunny button and a chick button from Just Another Button Company. This is the first piece that I have started and finished this year.

The next two pictures are from Graph of the Month – Winter/Early Spring 2013, Spring has Sprung – Seasons in Stitches by Thistles. It was stitched on 28 count white Jobelan using Crescent Colors Snips and Snails floss and DMC 210.

The last picture is the Graph of the Month – Early Winter 2012 from Summer House Stitche Workes. It is being stitched on 28 count Ray Linen Cashel Linen from Zweigart, with floss from The Gentle Art and Weeks Day Works. I am stitching it over 1 instead of 2.

That’s it for now, have fun.