Monday, September 30, 2019


Not a lot of progress this week.  I've been spending more time with an assortment of books.

But, there was progress

Monday, September 23, 2019


I finished three stripes of Star Spangled Banner this week.  For some reason this one is super slow going for me.  It took all day yesterday to finish stripe 6.  But I love the result!  One more new band then they repeat.

Once I put Star Spangled Banner away, Blue Moroccan Lace came out.  I haven't worked on a Chatelaine for a while and it was time.  Here was my progress last night.

I'm still happy with my fabric choice even though it was way different than my normal choices.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Page finish!

And another 2019 goal met!

He Came With the Rain from Unconventional X Stitch

Then I pulled out SS Daybreak from HAED and put in a couple hundred stitches.  I had no intention of a page finish, I just wanted to add a few stitches instead of just letting it sit in my WIP basket without any attention this year.

Not a huge difference, but better than nothing.

Star Spangled Banner was next up.  I don't have an after picture, but I was working on the white stripe I started last time it was out.  I discovered my stitches were a thread off so all of that stripe came out and I started over.

Monday, September 16, 2019


A little progress last week.  I didn't get as much stitching done as I would like.

I had a page finish of Sea Witch Tuesday then I pulled out He Came With the Rain from Unconventional XS.  The pages are much smaller and I'm probably within 600 stitches of another page finish which will complete another goal I set at the beginning of the year.

Sea Witch page finish

Starting point


I'm hoping to finish this page in the next couple of days and move onto another WIP.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Page finish!

I finished page 3 of Sea Witch last night and debated about keeping her out.  Love the shading!!  But I'm still working my way through my 2019 stitchy goals.  Maybe after they're done...

 Instead, I pulled out He Came With the Rain from Unconventional XS and put in a few stitches.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Sea Witch is still out and I've completed all the black on this page.  I struggled a little bit with some of my counting but I found the issue and corrected it so I'm hoping for a page finish in the next couple of days.

I did some stash organizing Saturday and came upstairs with a few things I'd like to work on, mostly to work on some more of my annual goals but at least one because I want to work on it.

Cherry Hill Farm Sampler by Stacy Nash:  when I started this, I oriented the center basket the wrong way on the kit fabric.  I need to rip this out and restitch.

Louisa Coulimore from Hands Across the Sea:  I really like this one and would like to have more progress

Polar Mandala by Chatelaine:  I'd like to add a couple more colors.  This center part is huge and over one so any progress is good.

He Came with the Rain by Unconventional XS:  My goal this year is page two and the pages are small so it shouldn't take long.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


First, a finish!

Slater's Stocking from Shepherds Bush
stitched on 36 ct Platinum with regular DMC 2x2 but in order to keep the same size finish, each stitch of the chart is 4 stitches.

Sea Witch is out for a few challenges on Facebook.