Saturday, January 24, 2015

Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow

I have finished Autumn at HRW. At least I have finished all I am going to stitch on it. There are two more blocks but I decided that I did not care for the one with tombstones and ghosts so it had to go. Then of course I had to get  rid of another one to keep the  rows  even so Tom Turkey was sacrificed. Anyway I have a finish that I am happy with !

Monday, January 5, 2015


So it would appear that I have just completed the only easy part of Ella's Christmas stocking. Everything else is complicated with quarter stitches,frequent colour changes and I think some blended threads.  Therefore I am going to give it a rest for today and go on to something less demanding like knitting a sock instead of stitching one.
2015 is off to a good start though. I am hoping that perhaps this will be the year ( OK maybe the month) that I will actually stick to a rotation....I think I have said that before.....

Monday, December 22, 2014


I showed you Ella's bib but I forgot to show you Ella. This is our new grand daughter who arrived on Nov 28.  She is about 12 hours old in these two photos. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ella's bib

If this "bib" looks amazingly like a towel, then perhaps,that is beacause it is a towel, not a bib. I obviously was not paying attention when I plucked it off the wall in  Walmart the other day. I also was not paying attention while I stitched the name,although  I did wonder why the stitched band was wider than most bibs! So now Ella will have a towel as well as the bib below. I had to go to Joann's for the bib, but isn't it cute?

This morning  I stopped into a quilt store near here, not because I quilt  but I do like to look at fabric and be surrounded by lovely coloured pieces of cloth. I bought this sweet American themed Christmas decoration there.

I immediately took it home and it is hanging on my Christmas tree.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mystic stitch

I am coming along on my Mystic Stich piece. All my other stitching is packed away in the car in anticipation of leaving at a moments notice so really unless I started something new, this is it. The baby is expected by Dec 3 or sooner so as soon as s/he puts in an  appearance and we have a chance to ooh and aah we will be on our merry way to warmer climes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mystic stitch and HRH

Here is progress  on "Magpie" by Monet.
I am working on page 5  of 15

This is block 7 of "Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow"

And here is the bell pull as it now stands.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Progress is being made

Šo here is the famous baby blanket I have made for our new grandchild who is expected early in December. The original plan included a baby sweater to accompany it but ... That is not going to happen. Fortunately I have seen the baby's closet and the absence of a clumsily knit sweater  will go unnoticed. Hereafter I will stick to socks.
At some point when I finished the ornaments in my previous post I may have mentioned that I was finished with ornaments for awhile. Well not so. I saw these from Sissortail Designs and had to stitch them up. It is amazing what you can do with B5200, some unknown leftover fabric and beads from a previous project!

Father Winter is progressing slowly. I finished the alphabet at Joyce's this morning and will do the back stitching on the letters tonight while watching TV.
And of course a picture of Macy....oh yeah... Dan too.