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Sunday, January 9, 2022


 Wow. Where did 2021 go? Not that I'm sorry to see it go. LOL.

I have put some stitching in on the wedding sampler I showed last time. It has become my focus piece for this year at least. 

Last time you saw it it looked like this.


I have made progress. I decided to stitch the border all the way to the top. The fabric is so large I want to see if I can safely cut off some of the excess. The only downside is that I am rapidly becoming tired of DMC 402 but at least it isn't black LOL.

Here is where it is now.

I haven't touched it in a couple of weeks. Taking a break from the aforementioned 402. I hopefully will make some more progress before the next update.

I am doing this SAL with some very talented ladies. Please stop by their blogs to see the wonderful projects they are working on.

 AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaret, HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen


Till next time Happy New Year and Happy Stitching

Sunday, December 19, 2021


As I stated last time I wanted to finish the section I was working on in The Universe in a Jar. Happy to say I was able to finish it. This is what it looked like last time.
Here is where it is now.











Unfortunately it is retiring for now. I have a wedding sampler that I really need to focus on for my son Matt and his new bride Stephanie. They got married in Sept 2020 and I started it then but I really want to finish it before they have been married 20 years so time to make it my focus.










I'm doing this SAL with a very talented group of stitchers. Please follow the links to see the wonderful work they are doing.
Till next time. Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Since I finished Virus Detected I decided to start another diamond painting project. This one is called Christmas Gnomes Trio from Diamond Art Club. They are so cute. Don't think I'll be done by Christmas but hey whenever.
Stay safe and warm everyone.

Sunday, December 5, 2021



Time to put some stitches in. I have a tentative plan for 2022 running around in my head. I know I shouldn't make firm plans but may try it again.
If I do work out a plan this will be one of the pieces that will get more time next year. I started this in 2010. It was the 1st HAED I ever bought. I was loving it and then I found Randal Spanglers draglings and well you know the rest. This deserves some quality time.

Saturday, December 4, 2021



And it's a finish
Virus Detected
Started 9/5/2021
Finished 12/4/2021
Total days worked on 42
This is one of my other hobbies. 

Sunday, November 28, 2021


 it's SAL time again. I have been stitching the past 3 weeks but I have been moving around on the piece. One of the reasons I like these big projects is that if I get bored with where I'm stitching I can move around. This time I remembered to take pictures as I moved the q snap.

This is where you saw it last time.

Then it progressed to here.

And this is where it is now.

Hopefully I can fill in this space in the next 3 weeks. Fingers crossed as my stitch bug is still off and on.

I am doing this SAL with a very talented group of ladies. Please go to their blogs to see the stitchy goodness they are sharing.

AvisClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaret, HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneAJCathieLindaHelen

Till next time happy stitching everyone.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


 I know I know the last thing I need is a new start but this one is different. Yes it is full coverage (HAED) and will take forever but I just had to start it. It was just meant to be. This is the story behind this start.

HAED was having a 50% off sale so of course I had to see if Randal Spangler had anything new. As I was scrolling down the artist page the cover photo for this artist caught my eye. I really thought I had not seen any of his work before. His name is Jeff Haynie and he does wonder cat art. The chart that caught my eye was this one.

That face. Of course it is a face I see everyday as it looks just like my grand-kitty Gomez.

I immediately bought the pattern and found that I had the fabric and the floss to start it.

I started it on 11/7/2021. This was the first days progress.

I continued with it on 11/8/2021 and this is my progress then

I like the fact that this background is not all confetti stitching like some of the full coverage pieces I have going. Lots more of this color to go. 

I plan on alternating this with The Universe in a Jar so will work on it every other day. 

Both pieces are for my youngest daughter who is also Gomez's mom.