Tuesday, April 16, 2024

I Thought I Was Halfway


But even if you don't include the borders, I need to get at least two more sections of the brocade stitched to be halfway done with the piece. Oh, and I am ignoring the fact that there are beads, lots of beads in the brocade.

Monday, April 15, 2024

March is Done!


I find this piece addicting. I also find it relaxing. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Yard Work

 I spent most of the day helping my husband with yardwork. Hopefully I will get some stitching done before I collapse.

Here is a picture of a daffodil from my yard:

I love the frills and orange color.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Deciding on Colors

 I'm not sure this will work. I will add the other corners and then the center stitch. I may have to rip it all out but that's part of the process.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Lots and Lots of Blue

 Working on Modern Folk Embroidery No Time Like the Present SAL.

Changed the moon from the red to a golden color. I think it works better.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Lesson One is Almost Done

 I finished the last hill except for getting threads buried.

Friday, April 5, 2024

I Like It

 I changed the black to DMC 814. I like it. Now to get another motif done.

Thursday, April 4, 2024


The first photo is my first attempt to change the black line of stitching. Every time I looked at it, I didn't like it. The first one was too red so I changed it to DMC 814. Perfect 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

March Calendar

 Nothing exciting, but I did want to show my March Calendar.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

February is Done!

 So I am a month behind on Modern Folk Embroidery 2024 SAL. But it's fun to stitch and I'm enjoying the process.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Outlines Done!

 I feel so accomplished!

Now to work on the brocade.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

A Little Work on Harmony of Nature

 I spent several hours trying to figure out how to make little loops with this gimp.

I ripped it out.

I tried again after I got over being mad.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Well, I Got Distracted

 I tried to work on the outlines but wanted to get a motif done 

But I am enjoying this project.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Dawn to Dusk Outlines

 I decided I need to make progress on this piece. I have figured out the counting on the outlines so I am trying to get them done.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Another Hill is Conquered

 I finally managed to finish the queen stitch on my Cabinet of Curiosity.

One more hill to stitch and then I can start lesson 2.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Fibonacci Swirls

 This class is from the ANG magazine March/April 2022. I'm trying to get the outline done before Thursday. 

I have another colorway but can't find another set of 10 inch stretcher bars.

Monday, March 4, 2024

A Few Finishes

 First, I finished Blue Larkspur -Avlea Design

And Earth Spiral by Terri Bay

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Trying Something New

 I normally post using my main computer. This is an experiment to see if I can manage a post using my phone.

Here are the pieces I hope to work on in March:


Dawn to Dusk by Textured Treasures

Monday, February 26, 2024

Working on What You Love

 I often get caught up in the excitement of new releases, projects that my friends are working on, etc.

But I was looking at my list of things to stitch and I realized that only one is truly calling my name: Modern Folk Embroidery's 2024 SAL:

I "should' be working on my 17th century casket. I "should" be working on my Sampler Book. I "should" be finishing projects. But this is my hobby. I will stitch what brings me joy.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

A Bit of a Finish

 I managed to get this Mill Hill Bead Kit finished while visiting my parents:

I got a little bit done on Kitty Stalks Mill Hill:

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

 Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching is hosting this fun blog hop. We sent her a photo of something we would love to see stitched and she sent them out randomly so we can hop around and see who received our Valentine.

Here is the one she sent me:

Isn't it pretty? I love the Cupid charm in the center and the hemstitch band. Hmmm. Wonder who stitched this? And who is the designer? Just Nan?

Monday, February 12, 2024

A Restart

 Well, this is Modern Folk Embroidery 2024 SAL.

(The photo is sideways, not that it matters much.) This is where I stopped January 31, 2024. I was struggling with the threads I was using. I decided this is a very large project and I needed to be happy stitching it. So on Saturday I restarted and here is my progress:

Same fabric-Pink Chocolate by BeStitchMe . But I changed to Vikki Clayton's silk, which are going so much better. I want to get to the point where I can stick some of the red color in before I stop for the month.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Trying to Get a Finish

 I have been concentrating on Susan Schlitcher 1845 trying to get her done!

Oh so close!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

What Month is It?

 I'm way behind in my posting. It's how life goes... Here is my calendar for January:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

WIPocalpse January 2024

 Well, I am late, but I decided to post anyway. This is the wonderful idea of Melissa over at Measi's Musings . She asks us a question every month and this month is:

What is your oldest WIP?

Mine is Venetian Delight. I really would love to get back to this sometime. I need to take it off the stretcher bars and reframe it.


 Here are the pieces I worked on this month:

Susan Schlitcher 1845:

Dawn to Dusk:

17th Century Whitework:

Modern Folk Embroidery:

Earth Spirals:



And my HAED:


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Earth Spirals-Terri Bay

 Well, I have been calling this piece Elements. Why? Who knows? But I will tell you I am having fun stitching it.

It is a pulled needlework technique piece and I see lots of different ways to stitch this piece. I know I plan on stitching another, but I will take the time to put it on scroll rods to make it easier to stitch.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

IHSW January 2024

 Well, this is the third weekend of the month so we are supposed to try to stitch as much as possible. It was also the Winter Soiree, an online retreat from Sassy Jacks. (Kim is having three more of these weekends. Check out her newsletter or her website for more information!)

Here is my package from the Soiree:

I didn't start anything from it as I was trying to get some stitching done on my pojects.

I worked on Dawn to Dusk to find the correct colors for my background:


And after(above).

Reptiles-although I really had no urge to stitch on it.



And finally Susan Schlitcher 1845:

Not a bad weekend!