Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thanks for the Reminder

So reading the Bloggess reminded me I haven't updated in nearly a month. 

That's because I've been in gift making mode. 

My labors are almost finished and soon I can post photos again.

So this is a I'm still standing post.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#gottabead part II

 Time for an update. I fixed my moon. Then decided I couldn't live with the lack of symmetry. So I photocopied the piece, found my center at the top, carried it to the bottom and drew in my right side. Easy peasy.

Then I finished my fence. Ripped out the top which I will redo, paying more attention. Started my purple background and I'm pleased. BTW, this is a Cheryl Schaeffer canvas.

Friday, October 12, 2018


I went off to Seminar thinking of beading which is weird as neither of my classes involved beads.

And we even stopped at a bead store, oops, two beads stores where I didn't buy beads.

I was even dreaming about beading 

So I bought two Fern Ridge scissor fob kits from ABC Stitch which ran the shop at Seminar.

I did the peyote part of Salty Halloween on Wednesday and the fringe today. I love a quick project that looks so great. Tremendous satisfaction to be had.

But apparently that isn't enough  Because I resurrected this canvas that I started last January. I went a bit astray on the right side of the moon. So today I ripped and began that section again. Funny, I never realized how crooked this canvas is until I was looking at the photo. Don't think I'll attempt to fix that. Lol.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Home Again

 Unfortunately our time in Louisville has run out. Out of the hotel around 7 and off to Wild Eggs for coffee and sustenance.

My travel companions son insisted we stop in Lesage at Hillbilly Hotdogs. So we did.
 True work of American kitsch here.
 We ate on a bus. And admired all the signatures of previous customers 
 Bye, bye Louisville. You were grand.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Diamond Jubilee

 Old logo
 New logo
 OMG. Milkwood, a restaurant by Chef Edward Lee. My duck breast appetizer.
 My drink, Everything Was Beautiful
And from Bourbon Down Under, a Southern Comfort Biscuit.

I love this place  No needlework photos till I'm happy with my progress on my 4-day class.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

An Elegant Brooch

First class, a one-day with Kaye Judt. An introductory goldwork class. 

 Begins with basting the design.
 Then onto couching the pearl purl.
 Next we couched some Kreinik braid 
Next, chipping the bright check, stitching some Rays, and add a Rivoli. I'll make this into a pin when I get home.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018


Here we are, back in Louisville for the 60th year celebration of the Embroiderers' Guild of America.

It's Wednesday morning and time for my first class to begin  

Thursday, September 27, 2018


I have a thing for our 16th President. Finally pulled this Ann Brinkley design out of my stash.

Can't believe I chose to basketweave the sky with Silk Lame 18, but here I am. Time for a second card  

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A Blur

Life’s been a blur lately. My son and his family have been staying with us as they move from Italy to Ft Sill, Oklahoma.

The girls are so adorable and so active.

They are on their way west and we’re here in Virginia in a very quiet house.

But I did give the older granddaughter her first needlepoint kit. And gave my daughter in law her first cross stitch.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Serious Moonlight

I created this original piece (an adaptation because I used a photograph ) of David Bowie in answer to the Quest Challenge, music.

Two sets of background threads, six stitches.

A Ziggy tribute in the upper right 

I'm happy with my third place ribbon