Wednesday, July 8, 2020


I've made quite a lot of progress over the last week or so.  I finished page 5 of Earth Song

Then I took a short break from it and started Jane Fiddes 1835 from Hands Across the Sea.  My border matched up!

Now I'm back to Earth Song on page 9, hoping for another page finish yet this month. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020


Earth Song has been back out for the last three weeks and today, I finished page 4.  Now, there is one full page and four partial pages until it's finished.  Page 5 is up next to avoid some of the confetti in that wolf for a little while.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


I've been working on Mary Clayton for just over a week.  Now, I have to rotate.

 I thought about a new start and even pulled out.  Then, I decided I did t want to stitch letters right now.  Instead, I've charged up my Kindle for Pattern Keeper and pulled Earth Song back out.  This is my oldest WIP and one of my goals this year is to finish it.

Monday, June 1, 2020


It's been a bit and I've made progress on several projects.  Just having problems settling down with a project, or two, and making some progress.

I've had Chatelaine's Polar Mandala out for.  I'm still plugging away in the center.  I've added about 1500 stitches this time.

Then, Hawaiian Garden came out.  My goal this year is to finish all four volcanos.  Hopefully it comes back out later this year.

My youngest son's stocking was out next and got about 2600 stitches.  I'm hoping next time it comes out I can get another big chunk of it done.  

And finally, Saturday, I gave in and started Mary Clayton from Hands Across the Sea on 40 ct Autumn Blush from Silkweaver with DMC.  This is almost all of page 1.

I plan on keeping Mary out till I get tired of her.  The big house starts in the next page so I hope to at least make a big dent in it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


I've been making some progress on Coat of Arms Band Sampler from Stickideen von der Wiehenburg.

I finished page 30 over the weekend.

and last night I finished page 31.

I'm hoping to stick with this through at least page 35 since monochrome means I don't have to make any color decisions and I have enough stress in my life right now.

Friday, May 1, 2020


This week has been crappy but the stitching is always there.

I finished page 9 of Old European Sampler Tuesday 4/28

 And page 10 today.

Now I'm debating on a new start of The English Whitework Sampler from The Needle's Prayse

Or Mary Clyton  from Hands Across the Sea.

Or I could just pull out Coat of Arms.

Monday, April 27, 2020


I forget how fast smaller pages go.

Page 3 of He Came With the Rain finsihed 4/25/2020.

I'm really loving Pattern Keeper!

Saturday morning, I bobbinated the DMC for Mary Clayton from Hands Across the Sea with the intention of starting her. 

 But no.  My Old European Sampler came back out of the bag and made some very nice progress over the weekend.

By early Saturday afternoon, I'd finished the interior rows of stitching and started on the edge of the page.

 My current progress is looking good!

I'm hoping to finish this page tonight and get a big start on the next page.  I was considering a new start with Mary but I think I'm going to try to change random starts into a type of reward with every five goals met.  Page 10 of this project either gets me to that or a goal short.  I'll have to double check.  I'm enjoying this project again which is a bonus and will probably keep it out until I'm not anymore.