Saturday, February 28, 2015

Some Nashville purchases

Sue Hillis
Blackberry Lane

Can't remember the designer...maybe Nicky's creations

Scissortail designs and Priscilla' Pocket designs

Amy Breucken

hands on designs and an exclusive from Cherished Stitches

Ink Circles

Aury TM

Blackbird designs and somebody else
Jeannette Douglas

Teresa Kogut
More Lizzie Kate
Queens town designs...the sampler is done over one, is very tiny and magnificent.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dear Jane and Mystic Stitch

Here is my progress...

Nothing seems to be moving very fast but I am enjoying each piece as I work on it. 
Our increased social schedule has cut into my stitching time, but it is lovely to be making new friends and going out more. 
We had a gang in for the Daytona 500 yesterday. I lost money in both pools but was not sorry to see Joey Lugano win. Is going tohave find a new driver  to cheer for next year when my guy Jeff Gordon retires.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rotation is working

I just finished my third 4 day  rotation  with Ella's stocking. It is coming along fabulously and as you can see, I have been doing the back stitching as I go. I have frequently been guilty of leaving it ALL to the end, but not this time!

Today I should get back to my Mystic Stitch piece, Magpie, by Monet. 7 pages complete, 8 to go, but 4 of those 8 are smaller than usual.

This is Dear Jane. Fran and I are doing it as a stitch along. In this case, I have completed 2 motifs and only have about a million to go.

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.