Wednesday, May 29, 2024


 I had to spend a day at the hospital waiting with a family member. It was relatively routine and I knew it would be 6+ hours so I brought stitching. I started a new project called Sacred by Teresa Kogut:

But to me the colors were too brown so I pulled out my Mill Hill project Stalked:

I discovered that they had not packed all the beads into my kit. Sigh. Hopefully I can finish this another day. I do have extra beads in the basement.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Making a Heart


It's so hard to get a good photo of how sparkly this is. I'm making this one for myself.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Lesson One is Done (kinda)


I need to bury some threads but I'm ready to start Lesson 2 on my Cabinet of Curiosity.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

One Layer Done

 I am finished with the first layer on the brocade for Dawn to Dusk.

Monday, May 20, 2024

IHSW May 2024-End of Weekend

 Well, I was able to make progress on several things. 

The 17th Century Whitework Sampler has a mistake that I will take care of next time I work on it.

April is done on No Time Like the Present 
And I did some needle lace for my Cabinet of Curiosity 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

IHSW May 2024

 Well, I have been a fairly monogamous stitcher for the month of May. Which is why those two pockets got stitched! Here are my photos of things I think I will work on this weekend, although I may just stick with one....

None are close to a finish so it is hard to decide what to stitch.

Gifted Gorgoeusness May 2024

 Gifted Gorgeousness is the brain child of the lovely Jo at     Serendipitous Stitching       . Here is her description of this fun SAL:

Bssically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.

This was sent to me by my son:

 Actually, the package was addressed to my husband and he said both sets belonged to him. I contacted my son and he said one pair was for me. I'm super excited as I know I need them when I work on embroidery or try to finish a project. Thank you son for a wonderful Mother's Day gift!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

And I Finished!

I finally looked up the fabric; it is A Little Sassy by 

Bestitchme . I need to finish this project, hopefully before the next Tudor Rose Sampler Guild meeting.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Working on the Pocket


I'm enjoying this project but feel like I should stop and work on one of my big projects. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

A Finish!


Wool pocket by The Woolen Needle.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Progress on my Pocket

 I'm not going to be done in time for the meeting tonight, but hopefully it will get done this week.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

May WIPs

 I think I need a placeholder for all the WIPs I hope to work on in May.

Mary Ann Bickerton's Tudor Rose Pocket:

Yes, my cat missed me while I was gone.

RSN Podcast on FiberTalk

 I don't normally share, but this interview was so much fun.

This week we visit with Gemma Murray, Anne Butcher, and Dr. Susan Kay-Williams of the Royal School of Needlework. These ladies were responsible for managing all of the needlework that was done for the Coronation of King Charles III a year ago. In our conversation, we learn about the various aspects of the work that was done at the RSN from restoration to creation of new pieces. This week’s show was recorded as a video so we could show photos of the embroidery as we talked about the pieces. That video is available below. Also on this page is a slide show of the images we discussed, in the order in which they were presented. We hope you enjoy this look at the work that was involved in preparing embroidered pieces for the historic Coronation. If you want to buy the book, “An Unbroken Thread,” by Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, that includes the chapter on the RSN’s Coronation work, you can find sources at–Beth and Gary

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Jeannette Douglas Class


I didn't get anything done on this but what a fantastic piece!

Thursday, May 2, 2024

One Side Done?

 I think this side is done. Except for the Dorset buttons that I forgot to add. I think I need a different color than what I packed. Yes, I am camping! Dawn to Dusk doesn't travel well.