Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The stockings were hung..

We have had a mantle built around our fireplace. It provides as excellent place to display my stitching.
Anne P. You are not the only one with a mantle now! You can officially tease me  back if you like.
 Here is my progress on Giovanni's alphabet. I am loving the the little filigreed flowers  adorning the piece. It is slow going, requiring  the magnifier all the time so I have branched out and started an ornament  for next year. Before I could work on it though I had to get some thread. I found I miss being able to go to my boxes of  thread stash...all of which are still in Brighton. Do not despair...I have started a Florida thread stash  to keep here. The DMC is much less expensive here anyway!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Latest finishes and the latest antics of the crazy doodle.

I have been working on Giovanni's alphabet  but I still  have two little motifs to finish on the current row so I will finish them and post the alphabet the next time. 
Meanwhile I have finished one sock...see below...
and the 4th block for my quilt. Here it is. This bird is a Carolina Wren which probably bears about as much resemblance to a wren as the  blue jay did that I posted earlier. ( 4 blocks appliqued and 21 to go...not to mention the 64 small  blocks of two leaves each that also have to be done)

Which brings me to Macy the crazy doodle.  Here she is destroying her second toy of the day and it was only noon!

Shortly after pulling the stuffing out of that poor annoying teletubbie, she pulled a baggie containing two pieces of pizza  off the  counter and ate them both. She then  destroyed a ballpoint pen and a piece of paper which had instructed me to return the top portion with payment. The payment happened, the returning  of the paper did not.
Good thing she is cute and we love her. 
She had had a bath earlier in the day and somehow that seems to have made her more crazy than usual.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Giovanni's alphabet

Here is my lovely Giovanni's Alphabet. It is slow going, being over 1 on 28 count.I guess it is just as well that Giovanni had fewer letters in his 16th century alphabet than we have now.

And here are a couple of shots of my all cross stitch  Christmas Tree. I will take a few shots up a little closer  to show off some of  the lovely ornies I have. Barb, did you remember that I got your ornament in the exchange last year also? I only remembered myself when I hung the little polar bear on the tree  not far from the PS Santa! There are ornies from Bonnie, from Sharon, from Bernie, from Kathy B, from Luci F, from Ann M, from Fran,  from charts, from magazines and from kits and I love them all.