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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Quick Post

Hello again!

I am doing a drive by post...I feel the need to connect even though there's not many out there that still read this little blog.  I wanted to share a finish with you.  May I present:

Little House Needleworks
Loving You
I have only been able to concentrate on smaller things, I still have a lack of focus.  But this little piece came out just darling.  I used Weeks Dye Works Linen in Red Pear with the called for thread and JABCO buttons.  I backed it with Weeks Dye Works Merlot wool.  I think I overstuffed it but I also think its adorable.  I took my time finishing it using Vonna's wonderful floss tube videos.
Hands On Designs has some sweet freebies for Valentine's Day...check it out!  Hands on Designs Valentine Freebies
Right now I'm working on Be Mine.  Very quick stitch.  I am debating on how to finish it.
I joined Stitch from Stash on Facebook and also Year of Wips on Facebook.  I haven't done well on the Stitch from Stash side where you limit your purchases to a set amount each month.  The goal is to stitch from your stash. DUH.  I have been stitching from my stash but I haven't exactly been good about my *ahem* stashquisitions.  Actually, I'm out of control. And I know why....  Completely stressed from my job, limited  time to be creative, and when I am creative, I'm thinking I should be doing something else which leads to GUILT.  I feel like I'm on a rat's wheel to no where so, the answer is:
 IT is the cure for what ails ya, I'm telling you.
The Year of Wips is coming along better.  I have finished up a few pieces that were "this close" to being done.  Now I have the projects that are 50% or less completed to work on.   Here are some of the completed items.  There are a few more but I can't seem to find them on Facebook to add them here.  I will post them when I do.
Prairie Schooler
Santa 2009


Prairie Schooler
Clear Moon Frost Soon
Well, I think that's all for now.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and are STITCHING ALL THE THINGS!!!!  


Monday, January 23, 2017

Late to the Party

Hello all!

Gosh, 8 months!!! Geez, time really goes by quickly.  I blinked and now we're in 2017!
The last time we visited, our family was counting down the days to our most excellent vacation to Tybee Island, Georgia.  My goodness!  It was heaven!

Four days of bliss with our son, daughter-in-law and our grandkids!  We can't wait to go back!!

A lot of stuff went on after that, I left my job to return to the job that I absolutely loved.  It's kinda like the twilight zone...I feel like I never left that job but it was 5 years.  Leaving the job in Cortland  was very bittersweet, I miss the people but I don't miss the job,  There were some animosity from my ex-boss, we had a love / hate relationship.  But that's behind now and I'm concentrating on getting my feet back underneath me and doing a great job at with my current employer.

Our holidays were quiet, starting a new job meant that I worked in between Christmas and New Year because I had no vacation.  It wasn't too bad, very quiet.  The holidays in general were quiet, the kids were in Georgia, they planned a Disney vacation, so Mike had no leave to spare.  We will see them in a few months and get to spend some Southern Spring with them.

Well, also there was much stitching!  I joined a Facebook group, Year of WIPs and I have to say, I've concentrated on completing some of my stitching that got put aside when something else captured my interest:

Little House Needlework
Loving You

Prairie Schooler
Clear Moon Frost Soon

Stacy Nash
Merry Christmas December 25

Plum Steet Samplers
Goodness & Plenty

Prairie Schooler

Prairie Schooler
Santa 2002

Prairie Schooler
Santa 2010

Prairie Schooler
Merry Christmas

Prairie Schooler
Santa 2009

Some of these pieces were WIPs and some were new starts.  And I am happy to say, 2017 seems to be a good year so far for stitching.  I have been concentrating on smaller pieces, since my thyroid incident,  I don't have much concentration.  

Classic Coloworks
North Woods Express

Hasslemere Museum
Mary Gibson's 1824 Sampler

I've started some new stitching too,  I just finished Hands On Design's "You Have My Heart".  I am in love with smaller bowl fillers and want to display them for the upcoming holidays and seasons.

I have been debating with joining the Floss Tube bandwagon but I can't quite pull the trigger.  I don't know how much I would be able to share and I'm not exactly sure if I would like how I look on video.  I like the media, I feel that it's like visiting but I'm not quite convinced that I would "like" me. What do you think?

Oh well, thanks for hanging with me...hopefully it won't be another 8 months!  
Take care....Happy Stitching!