Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sometimes with the Stitching

Started this Charley Harper canvas on Tuesday. About 3 hours into it. That's a lot of background...

Using all Planet Earth silk except for ruby throat.

Name of this is Little Sipper and it's destiny is to be a pillow for my mother.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Always with the Stashing

Well. My name is Bad Girl.

And I have a problem.

I ran into the Patti Mann trunk show at work.

So bad. But I'm still smiling.

The spaceship one! Oh my.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Due to some karmic good timing, my husband is out of town while I'm tackling two big projects.

One is some major charting for someone. I've been learning tons about my graphing programs. And finally have gotten to the point where I rarely consult the manuals. That's where I spent most of today emerging from the office at 4:15 just in time to shower before heading off to a dinner meeting for my EGA chapter.

Then I came home to tackle the physical job. We have a stash sale on Saturday at our meeting and I've been given the stash of a friend who was a major collector. It's been occupying a section of our office for a while so it's good to see it leaving. But this meant I had to haul it all up the stairs. I'm exhausted.

This brings up that issue that we talk about from time to time - what will become of our stuff when we are no longer here? And didn't I just buy a stack of needlework books at the used bookstore? Ha!

I've got enough projects to stitch for several lifetimes. But I can't resist buying more canvases at work.

I've even been contemplating swapping my studio for the larger guest room.

Hello. I'm a stasholic.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Pillow Fight

So I've been kinda sick since going on retreat. Came home with bronchitis and I haven't picked up my needle in over a week.

But I did drag my half dead self into work today and found this pillow back from the finisher.

It's a Jean Smith canvas that I bought purposely to play with silk ribbon.

I love it.