I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Monday, September 26, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Contest

Nancy, aka the Floss Fairy, at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is hosting a giveaway of a boxed set of some of her gorgeous floss.

Hop on over to her blog to enter:

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Contest

Good luck and....

Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cookies For Santa and Harvest Time

Despite the calendar saying that fall has arrived, it's still very hot down here in SE TX.  I really look forward to some cooler temperatures!

For my stitching this week, I finished an ornament by Lizzie Kate called Cookies for Santa.  I subbed out a couple of the floss colors that I didn't have in my stash and also used a button I already had.  This was stitched for a Christmas ornament sal with the theme of Christmas food.

After finishing that one, I got back to my Hinzeit Harvet Time.  I hope to finish it up soon.

It looks like I may be headed for a root canal.  I was at the dentist Monday who sent me to see the endodontist.  My symptoms and a simple X-ray doesn't confirm it, so the endodontist sent me up to the "big city" for a CT scan.  I'm still waiting on the results and hope to get this taken care of asap.  Luckily, I'm not experiencing pain...yet.

Happy stitching!

Friday, September 16, 2016

College Football and Fall Stitching

I love watching college football, especially my Ohio State Buckeyes.  For the last few years we've been lucky to get to go to the stadium with friends to watch University of Texas from the 50 yard line.  So much  fun!!  Last Saturday was one of those lucky days.

We spent the night after the game and had lunch with two of our sons who live in Austin.  Next door to the restaurant where we ate lunch was a Greek place so we splurged on some baklava and Turkish coffee.  Yum!

I put aside my sampler for a bit because I'm in the mood for some fall stitching.  I'd kitted up Hinzeit's Harvest Time so have been stitching on it lately.

This weekend, we'll hang around at home.  They're actually televising the Ohio State game in our "market" so we'll get to watch them play.  GO BUCKS!!!!!

Happy stitching!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Jane Plews and Snowmen

I'm feeling much better but still recovering from the mother of all colds.  Now that I've rejoined human society, I've learned that this particular strain is "going around" and others have even gotten checked out for pneumonia with the same symptoms I had.    (It's not pneumonia just mimics some of the symptoms.)'s good to be feeling almost normal again.

I made some more progress on Jane:

Then I took a little break from her to stitch these cute, little guys to be mounted on sled ornaments:

I also barely started  fall Hinzeit piece...not even enough stitching to justify a picture yet.

Happy stitching!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Jane Plews Progress

I was stitching along a good bit last weekend when I discovered I had stitched the boat motif in the wrong place.  (A design that has pages to it sometimes confuses me if I'm not paying enough attention.)  So...I had spent a good bit of time with the frog on Sunday.

That's behind me now and I've once again stitched the boat...this time in the right place.  I've "rounded the corner" on the left side which makes me feel good.

I came down with a "stupid cold" this week.  I've been whining mostly to myself but, despite feeling pretty miserable, it's only a cold.  I'm very lucky that it didn't hit me while I was doing all my traveling.

Here's my progress this week on Jane.

Happy stitching!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Some Finishes

I took advantage of being home (and it being too hot here to do much outside) to catch up on some SAL projects (and a wip).

First off is an ugly Christmas sweater (Pinoy Stitch) that I stitched for a Christmas ornament sal blog:

Next up is Trick or Treat by Plum Pudding NeedleArt for a Halloween ornament sal blog:

I ran across an almost finished Halloween wip and finished La D Da's Wicked Witch (sorry for the crooked picture):

I'll get back to working on Jane Plews sampler for a while now that I have a few finishes under my belt.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back Home Again

I returned Monday evening from my last (scheduled) trip of the summer, visiting with my daughter and son-in-law, and my granddaughter and helping out with day care until her real day care slot opened up.  While it was nice to be home again, it was hard to leave them...and to realize that's the last of my scheduled trips for a while.  (Since mid-March, I've gone to California 4 times, OH once, and to HI.)

  We took some nice walks and hiked up a hill/mountain (3.7 miles), and went to a tidal pool while I was there.  (I walk every day here at home but it's so flat that vertical hiking is always a challenge for me.  I made it up the hill better than expected though.)  I made a point to walk their street (hilly) on the days we didn't do other walking/hiking.

We tried on shoes one day (She has more shoes than Grandma!) and she tried on one of my DD's baby dresses.

While I was there, my youngest son flew in for a weekend.  He was the last uncle to meet the baby.  He also made 2 pans of homemade lasagna with my daughter.  (I hand grated a couple pounds of cheese.)  Yum!

A nice bonus for me was to enjoy the cooler, drier air in the SF Bay area.  Back home in Gulf Coast Texas, there were heat advisories just about every day I was away.

I took my stitching with me but only had the time (and energy!) to stitch a very little bit.

But...since I've been home I made some progress on my Jane Plews sampler.  It's a rainy day here today so, since I ran my errands, made a couple of doctor appts,  and got caught up on the bills/mail, I'm going to sit and work on her some more.

Happy stitching!