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!