Monday, August 20, 2018

TUSAL August

Well, I am behind in my posts, but I was busy last week with all my college kids heading off to school. It is very quiet around here, that is for sure. I am not sure I will get much stitching done as the garden has decided to start producing.
Just to let you know  Daffy Cat    hosts this Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long where we show our orts for the month.
Lots of red in my jar....

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ugly Blanket Finish

This stitched up fast! I do love how the yarn feels and everyone who has touched it loves the weight of it.
I should measure it, but it is long and cozy. Now I have 3 days to get my daughter's blanket done. Yikes!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Going a Little Crazy...

Life is busy around here. Daughter is getting ready to go to college and I have my guys coming back for a week visit. The garden is producing like crazy and I am trying to get ready for a class in the fall. Hmmm. I think I will go take a nap after I post this.
Because life is a little busy, I decided to finish the last little angel on my Drawn Thread Sampler and put it away, at least until I have an empty nest. Hopefully, the desire to work on it will keep me from diving head first into a bowl of ice cream!
(I was in a hurry to take a photo which is why it is yellow rather than white.)

I am trying to NOT buy a sampler from Hands Across the Sea. It is the new one that is reversible. But I am such a slow stitcher that I will have to live forever to get done what I DO own. Sampler Information

A nap. I need a nap. Although chocolate chip cookies sound good right now too!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Ugly Blanket

My daughter wants a blanket for her dorm. She is a little particular so I knew I would have to do a practice blanket. I found this yarn on clearance at Michael's and found enough to make a HUGE blanket for my husband.
 The stripes are coming out strange as it is meant to be made into a baby blanket.
The colors are also a little strange. I wish the baby blue wasn't in there, but oh well. It is warm and will be huge!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Reptiles Post

Well, I finished a page and did at least 1200 stitches on this piece. Here is where I started at the beginning of the month:
 And here is where it is today:
I hope to put a few stitches on it later today. The next page doesn't have a lot of confetti so I should make more progress.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Road Trip!

My dd and I went with a couple of friends on a day trip. It was a blast! We stopped at Dick Blicks and I picked up a few art supplies:
Then we went to a quilt shop where I HAD to get some fabric:
 A bead shop:
 And an antique mall:
Fun! I had a great time with friends and my dd. Now to use some of this stuff!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


What is IHSW? I did it a few years ago, or tried to- it is the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend! You try to stitch as much as you can on the third weekend of the month. The next one is August 17-19. If you want more information, look up the Facebook group or    Random Ramblings   .
Here are my projects:
 I was able to get two more angels done on my Drawn Thread Sampler.

And another stripe on Uncle Sam's Hat!