Saturday, December 29, 2018

Last Post of 2018 ?

Well, life has been busy, but that is part of the joy of having family around for Christmas.

I have been stitching on one large piece lately. It is out and I am making progress.
Here is where I last showed you:

And here I am now:

I discovered a huge mistake while stitching the ox, so I had to rip out a section. At least I did not make a hole in my linen!

I do have some plans for 2019. Right now they are just running around in my head, but hopefully I will get them written out and posted before the end of January. With photos too! My college kids are still home and I am trying to enjoy my time with them before they return to school.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve and I am Working on...

FALL! It is my Mill Hill project and I wanted to share it with you.
I am making some progress as I have finished using all of the beads in one package. After I get the tree done, I can work on the last package of beads. Oh so close, but oh so far away.

Friday, December 21, 2018

International Hermit and Stitching Weekend!

I was so glad to see Jo's post on Facebook that this is the weekend to Hermit and Stitch.  No, you do not need to stitch all weekend or kick your family out of the house so you can stitch! It is just a weekend where you try to get a little stitching time in. We are supposed to post our progress on the Monday or Tuesday after the weekend.    Here is a full list of all the information.

I plan on stitching on First Christmas Stocking. Yes, it is MY stocking. My son laughed at me the other night as he noticed I had not even made it to the toe....
But since my candy making is done-a couple of friends are trading candy with me-I can spend some extra time stitching.  It will be a nice little break during this busy season.

Oh! I wanted to mention that one of the ladies on Flosstube is trying to raise money for Beagle Paws, a beagle rescue group.  Her name is Caroline McNeil Hauffe and her channel is   Off the Grid Needlearts   .Just wanted to get the word out... When I was a child we had a beagle called Charlie Brown. He was the best dog ever. I miss that dog. My husband is a cat person so we have a cat. I am allergic to cats. Guess who the cat loves?    

Monday, December 10, 2018

Day 11 Online Advent Calendar

I don't remember getting an Advent calendar as a child. Maybe because there were 6 children and we were poor! (That is what my mom told me, although I never felt poor.) Anyway, Jo over at  Serendipitous Stitching         
is having an online stitching Advent Calendar. It is so much fun seeing what other people stitch for the holidays.
First big disclaimer: I had PLANNED on finishing two ornaments to show here, but life has gotten in the way. I haven't even finished the Mill Hill Nativity set. Sigh. Maybe in Janurary...
So here are our Christmas stockings. I stitched all but one. Can you guess which one?
 This one is my husband's:
 My daughter's:
 One son:
 The other son:
I would really love to get my stocking done for 2019, but we will see.
Jo asked us to include a favorite seasonal song. Mine is rather odd, but I have always loved it:

I tried to add the Youtube, but had issues. What do you think about this song?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tall Turkey

Yes, it is December. Yes, I want to stitch Christmas. But every year I wish I had a few more things to put out at other seasons. I was cleaning my basement and going through stash when I found this piece:

I have been stitching on him since Thanksgiving, but just haven't shared it with you. It was a kit that had fabric and a button. I pulled threads from my stash. I think I may have to do the heart in another color. He is my take along project.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Mill Hill Monday

I have made a little progress so I thought I would show it. This is where you saw it last:

 And here it is now:
It is fun, but there are a ton of beads! And I am ready for something Christmasy!

Saturday, December 1, 2018


When   Jo  announced that dragons was the theme for the People's Choice SAL in December, I had to laugh. When my oldest was a young child, he loved dragons. He would make up imaginary ones and tell us what they sounded like. He had a toy dragon that he loved. It is in the basement somewhere....
Anyway, one year I decided to make him a Christmas stocking. He wanted a dragon on it. This is around the year 1999. No dragon stockings. So he drew a picture of one and helped me pick the stitches for a counted canvas piece.
Yes, the colors are that bright.(Please ignore the mess in the background!)He helped me choose the colors and  all the stitches. I was close to being done when he told me the dragon was in a cave with lots of gold coins. So AFTER I had done most of the stitches, I had to paint the background black. Luckily my SIL had some coin charms that I could use and I was set.

Here is another dragon that I did stitch for him that is hanging on the wall in his bedroom. I don't know the designer or the year I stitched it, but it is a dragon!

Hope you enjoyed this post. If you follow the link to Jo, there will be other posts of dragons.