Fells Point in Baltimore, MD

Afternoon all;

Today I went to the Pasadena Senior Center to listen to a talk on the ghosts and spirits in Fells Point, up in Baltimore.  I learned the difference between a ghost (one who has died suddenly and/or violently), and a spirit (one who has died peacefully).  Ghosts are doomed to repeat over and over certain things, and can not see you, while spirits can see you, and I guess, try to help you.  Then the speaker, Cliff, talk about various haunted taverns, bars, and houses in Fells Point, and how people have seen ghosts at various times of the year.  Fells Point has/had at one time, more bars per square feet, and to get around the Prohibition time, the word “bar”, “saloon” and “tavern” were deleted from their signage, and the word “soda pop” was added.  Also, if there was a red crab in the window, there was alcohol inside.  They didn’t really pay any attention to Prohibition.  It was a nice talk.

So, I finished motif panel no. 6 and attached it to the rest of the roll.  I have stitched Motif Panel No. 7: Baby Basket and Dog.  Getting ready to attach it to the roll – the authors didn’t say how to attach it, nor do they show a finished picture, so I’ve got to adjust/think about it.

I looked up an old website that I really loved.  Take a Stitch Tuesday.  Each week, Sharon talks about a stitch.  This is her website on Pinterest.  http://pintangle.com/tast-faq/  If you decide to try the stitch, you can post your results on her site.  It’s cool to see what people do.

Still working with the iPhone, LOL.  More later,

Mary

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.

Mary

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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,

Mary

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Thursday, 6 February, 2014

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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!

Mary

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Sunday, 2 June, 2013

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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,

Mary

Monday, 6 May, 2013

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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,
Mary

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