Monday, February 18, 2019

Crazy January Challenge

Who remembers the CJC of 2011? The challenge was to begin a new project on each of the first 15 days of January and finish the projects in 2011.

Well, I failed to complete all 15. But I did have some success. And I picked my projects well because I just finished #10 and #11 is nearly done. In fact  I will finish 14 of them. Eventually. No rushing me. 
Here's Necessities by Little House from 2007. Some of the floss I used is older than my son and he just turned 30.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Another January Finish

In which I finish something and run around begging people to touch it! 

 I started this Halloween ornament last year at Camp Wannastitch. But I had a mistake that a friend saw. Then I couldn't unsee it.

Last fall, I corrected my mistake. It's all seed beads. This is an experiment before I decide if I want to bead a larger canvas.
 Here, you can see I started adding two stitched rows for the finisher 
It came back to Camp with me this year and because I was sitting with someone who's brilliant, I finished it. I had been trying to couch those beads on the ornament top but being seed beads, things were a bit irregular. My friend suggested something and boom! Light bulb went off in my head.

I wish the shine photographed better. And it feels so good, too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February Freebie

I was just doodling around with my graphing software. And created this. Not that I'm stitching it by Thursday or anything. In fact, I'll be posting some finishes soon and one or more of them will be surprising. 

But meanwhile
Copyright 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

Threads of Life

I'm listening to the Book of the Week - Threads of Life:  A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Absolutely enchanting and touching.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

New Year, No New Starts

Last year I designed a small band sampler for my EGA Chapter as we were celebrating our 35th anniversary. We have a great tradition of anniversary projects. My only limitations were to incorporate the colors of coral and jade. Which sort of explains the untraditional sampler colors occurring here. I've had this kitted since July and finally really started making progress in December. It's only 77 stitches wide. Feels great to be working with floss on Glenshee linen again. 

Monday, January 07, 2019

First Finish of 2019

One Kelly Clark Halloween design done. I love Halloween and autumnal color palettes.

Now. What's next.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019


I love 13ct canvas when I'm traveling. This piece is a Kelly Clark canvas I kitted to take on a trip last year  But I never took a stitch. 

 I grabbed it to bring to Oklahoma for our holiday visit with our son's family. I mostly worked on a linen project, but finally succumbed to the fun that is hand painted canvas. I love my granddaughter who is very encouraging. Every time I work on it, I'll be hearing her say, "Good job, Grammie!"
I wish the shine of the Kreinik photographed better.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Happy New Year

In the past I've stated here at this time of year that I am bad at stating goals and following through. That hasn't changed a bit.

I have good intentions of posting here more frequently. We'll see.

Anyway  this pillow was a Christmas gift for my sister who lost her husband last January. She has had a crow following her around since then.

When I saw this Pippin canvas I knew I had to stitch it for her.

Just basketweave with Planet Earth silk. Simple, yet elegant.

Friday, December 28, 2018

For the Grands

This year's ornaments for the granddaughters. Both are Kathy Shenkel mini socks with inserts. 

My stitches. These work up so fast and are simply adorable 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Oh Cr@p

How did I let so much time pass before posting? Well, a kidney infection followed by a virus with a high fever and hives. And suddenly I lost two weeks of preparation for the Christmas season. 
 So here are some ornaments I added to my tree this year. A retired Treglown canvas that I chose to take on my trip to Italy last year. I love 13 ct for traveling.

And two sweaters from Studio Midwest. One for my hubby and one for me.