Saturday, January 29, 2011

sorry just need to add this

Just a quick update because I was cruising blogs for forty billion hours and came across the blogaversary at

Then when you are finished signing up for this, head on over to and find out why women lie.  It was a cute read!

Thanks again for reading and commenting.

Happy Stitching!

Lost it in January!

Well stitchers this is almost a first for me as I am blogging twice in one month.  I have finally gotten my 15 starts in the first 15 days - ok so it took me almost a month and 3 are WIPs but we won't mention that.  I will try and show you some pictures of all of the starts for this Crazy January Challenge.

Sorry these are not part of the January Crazy Challenge - Seasoned Greetings and Winter Woolens are finished stitchery from 2010 and Merry with the part peacock is mistake that I have to correct.  Yes, the border and Merry are correct but the peacock is wrong and over 1 it is taking me some time to unstitch.  Now I will try for the real Crazy January Challenge pictures.

Top left is CROW a Primitive Bettys freebie.
Top right is Sampling Halloween a Lizzie Kate.
Bottom is - for the second time - Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings.
These are my 3 WIPs.

Top is Matter's Choice from CHS.
Bottom left is Housework Never Killed Anyone from Lizzie Kate.
Bottom Right is ABC Lessons from Lizzie Kate.

Top left is Quaker Christmas Sampler from CHS.
Top right is Peace from Birds of a Feather.
Bottom is To Laugh Often from Twisted Threads.

Top left is A Quaker Study from CHS.
Top right is Holly and Berries from Little House Needleworks.
Bottom right is Merry Christmas from CHS.
Bottom left is Let Heaven and Nature Sing from Blackbird Designs.

This is the Day from Just Cross Stitch Magazine Feb 2009.

As you can see not much is done on any one piece but I have great hopes of completing all of them and more before the end of the year.  Yes I did change the challenge a bit to include my 3 WIPs but I'm sure I will be forgiven.  And to show you that I really am stitching Christmas at HOH for the second time here is a pic of the first one.  It developed a whole in the fabric and I was not able to repair it to my satisfaction so I started again.  Lucky me!

Whew!  this was some long blog today.  I hope to have my act together as I have now figured out this picture business.  I will try to blog more often than 3 times in one year or was it 4.  I will try to post progress pictures as I stitch but I make no BIG promises.

Yes, my husband is still living in Ohio and I am still living in SC.  What a life!  He has promised me that we will be together by the end of the year if not sooner.  He is still looking for a job here is SC while working in OH.  We are going to plan our 60th birthday party for the summer in Ohio as that is where our friends reside. (And now you know how old I will be this year!) 

So long for now.
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Long time away!

Well it has been an awful long time since I blogged and I really have no good excuse other than - I just didn't. I have been very busy reading blogs and enjoyed every minute.

I must state now that I am one of probably close to 100 that have joined the 15 Challenge of 2011 where you start one project each day for the first 15 days of the year. Well let me tell you I am a complete failure so far. I have managed to start 6 new projects and restart one WIP so I have been stitching. No I still do not have pictures but soon... I think I need to take lessons on how to coordinate pictures and blogs.

The sun was finally out today and it was heavenly! My poor car is in sensory overload as it thought it was moving to a warmer climate since it has to live outside now instead of its former warm garage. It hasn't taken kindly to the ice covering of the past 2 days or the below 30* temps. Poor baby!

I am blogging on my new computer. It's a laptop and my old desktop went home to Ohio with my husband. This was a Christmas gift from him. And since my sister gave me her Kindle - don't ask - he also bought me a cover for it. Did I make out or what? I bought him a Garmin GPS unit for his car as he seems to have trouble finding his way around - especially down here in SC. (He did get lost on the way back to Ohio in September going the old way through TN but we won't talk about that.) The beach area totally freaks him out as to where he should be to go where? He will find his way one day.

Back to the Challenge - I have only seen on one blog postings of stitching. And she has been very busy. I realize that the challenge was to be all new projects pulled from our stash but I have had to include some WIP that I really want to finish/keep working on. I have a tendency to start large projects, get tired, stitch something else, and then eventually go back to the large project again. Or maybe just start another new large project! I know none of you would do anything like that!

I would like to start a blog of stitchery items for sale but until I have some picture taking/showing knowledge that will have to wait. I did have some finished projects last year so I do have some things to show.

I think I will end this session now and hopefully I will receive some comments back - if only to say HI!
Thank you all for your time and as always,

Happy Stitching!