Thursday, December 24, 2015

Finishing Foibles

Over the past two weeks, I have finished some finishes!

This one is ready this morning, just in time for the big flight tonight.

Gingerbread Reindeer Mouse
Just Nan

A pillow ornament:

Taken from
Christmas Cross Stitch Favorites Magazine
Xmas 2015

And two flat finishes (my first):

On Left, Bliss by Seba Designs
On Right, Poor Jack by Just Nan

I haven't been working on my Dress of Day Dreams, but here is the last picture I took:

Besides getting the mouse put together and writing this blog, it doesn't look as though I will be getting much more done before going back to work on Saturday.  I'm hoping for a stitching marathon over New Year's, though!  Wishing everyone a peaceful holiday!

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Plugging Along

I don't know how it is I seem to have so many fewer hours in the days anymore.  Since I last was here, I have, I think, finished a pair of socks and have a half pair done.  I started a shawl last month, but the yarn color was knitting up hideously.  It was bad.  So it took me a week or so to settle on a new pattern.  Now I'm just doing a simple feather and fan scarf and it is looking slightly better.  It was originally intended to be a gift, but it is not what I had in mind color-wise, so we'll see.  However, it seems I have set it aside again to stitch.  Not as much progress on that as I would have liked in the past month.  My vacation last month consisted of me trying to kill myself cleaning the house.  So, in the evenings I was too tired to do much of anything.  I've just hit the halfway point on the current page.

There's only two and a half pages left in this column!  Maybe I can finish those by the end of 2016?  Probably wishful thinking.  And there are so many new lovely designs out this year!  It's so hard to be monogamous!

I haven't given up on the blogging, even if I have been scarce, I just haven't had the inclination to be on the computer much and I haven't had anything worth sharing for updates on projects.  I'm sure the cycle will come round again as it usually does.  Until then,

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time Sure Does Fly!

I haven't been really feeling like being on the computer any more than absolutely necessary, so please forgive my long absence.  I've set aside the little stitches for my HAED's again.  Hmmmm....I think I left a needle roll 80% done, just have to put on beads and put together.  Maybe I'll get back to it eventually, lol.

I picked up my Dress of Daydreams again, finally.  I also tried out parking my threads.  It helped tremendously with the confetti!  Since finishing this page, I seem to have lost my stitching mojo, though.  This is 11 pages completed now.

I don't remember if I put a progress pic of Curl Up or not, so here it is.

And two other finishes that I can't remember if I posted or not,  Jo's Jewels by Seba Designs and Poor Jack by Just Nan.

So, there's my last 3 or so months of stitching progress (well, except for that needle roll, which I'm too lazy to go upstairs and get to photograph).  I now have more of an inclination to knit socks and finished up a pair that had been on the needles for months:

Premier Yarns Wool Free Sock
Grand Canyon Colorway

I'm already halfway through the next pair and hope to have those finished in the next week or two.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

More Goodies

Hoppington Hill
Just Nan

Sweet Dreams
Boo Knits
Handmaiden Seasilk November Sky

Premier Yarns Wool Free Sock
Vegas Lights

Happy Stitching,


Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Seba Designs

Hopefully,  more to follow soon!

Happy Stitching,


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Showers

It's a rainy gloomy morning here, but I have been productive so far.  I'm thinking it won't last the rest of the day, though.

I finished up the Winter Spell Humbug since my last post:

Just Nan
Winter Spell Humbug (2010)

I finished a pair of socks (finally!!) this morning:

Premier Yarns Wool Free Sock

I have put a few stitches into Curl Up:

And I've done a good bit on a new Easter project:

Just Nan
Hoppington Hill Cube

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gingerbread Cube

Just Nan's Gingerbread Cube is all put together!

The Winter Hearts Humbug is all stitched and I just need to iron on the interfacing and sew it up.

Next up is spring-themed!  More Just Nan, Hoppington Hill.  Stitched on 32 ct Dusk Belfast.

We've had entirely too much snow and ice for our area the last couple of weeks, making it extremely stressful for me getting to and from work, as I don't like the way people around here drive in poor conditions (actually, I don't like the way they drive in good conditions, either).  And this is how they end up:

So, I'm glad we only have to deal with this weather once in a while, unlike so many up north!  And they are calling for a little wintry mess tomorrow night!  YUCK.  I'm enjoying the heck out of the 60's out there today!  Hurry up, Spring!!

Happy Stitching,


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Long Overdue Update

Although, I haven't been on the computer much this year, I have been stitching.  

Just Nan's Gingerbread Cube is stitched, but not put together:

I just finished 5/48 pages on Curl Up:

Just Nan's Winter Spell is stitched and I just got it put in the frame:

I've been working on Just Nan's Winter Humbug:

After I finish the humbug, it will be Spring themed projects!  I'm sick of winter!

Happy Stitching!