HAED Rotation

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Milestone achieved.

I am now officially halfway done with Train of Dreams. I am hoping to finish by the end of this year or at the latest early next year. It is really fun to stitch on.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Good Grief

It is a beautiful, cool, sunny day here in New England. My favorite time of year. Due to a query on a Yahoo Group (Friendly (Enablers) Stitchers I took some pictures of my craft room. I have been stitching for over 30 years and I have been collecting stash for that long also. We were supposed to count how many charts, kits etc that we have either on the go, kitted up or waiting in line. I would be counting for years so I opted to take some pictures.
When I first started stitching I stitched a variety of things but in 2008 I discovered HAED and well everything else instantly became a UFO. I also later discovered Tilton Crafts and PaineFree and the addiction grew. I know that I have over 100 HAED charts and at least 5 or 6 each f Tilton and PaineFree. Oh and I forgot. I also discovered Mystic Stitch- 16 or 17 of those also.
I have 20+ HAED's, 4 Mystic Stitch, 2 Tilton and 1 PaineFree started. Another 20 or so HAED's kitted and am working on getting fabric for more. I am a stitcher & I am addicted. I also do not want a cure. I am happy as I am.
These are the pictures I took of my craft room today. Please excuse the mess. I am in the process of sorting things out but with no AC in that room not a lot gets done in the summer.

The stack of boxes are all WIPs that are in progress as are some of the bags. I am still buying boxes to try & keep them all organized. Each box contains the chart, floss, fabric, q snaps and magnet board for the project.

Well now that I have confessed I will go back to stitching on my current WIP which has had ahold of me since the end of May and I don't see it letting go anytime soon.
Train of Dreams.

Monday, July 27, 2015


I really should update my blog more often. Lazy,lazy,lazy. In my defense I have been stitching a lot.

One bit of news. I retired in February after 30 years with the same company. Seems I got out just in time because a couple of months later the business was sold to another company. Good timing on my part as my retirement stays with the original company. I do know the others who were close to retirement don't know what will happen now.

I have completely gone off of my proposed rotation for this year. I actually did an entire month on each project then in May I was blindsided by Train of Dreams and have been stitching on it exclusively since then.

We will see how much longer this has me in its grip. So far nothing else is even whispering even though I think about them while I'm stitching. I think Train has been threatening them. LOL.

Bye for now..Happy Stitching.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


One of my so called resolutions this year is to post more here. I have really be slacking.

I have set up a rotation for 2015. I will be focusing on the 4 Spanglers that I am stitching for my kids.

January----The Universe in a Jar---for Jessica

February---Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate---for Sabrina

March--- Medieval Shelf---for JR

April---Play Ball---for Matthew

May---The Universe in a Jar

June---Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate

July--- Medieval Shelf

August---Play Ball

September---The Universe in a Jar

October---Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate

November---Medieval Shelf

December---Play Ball

I am also in a competition with 2 other stitching friends to see who can go the longest without a new start this year.  Must stay focused, must stay focused.

This is my starting point today on The Universe in a Jar.

I hope everyone has a very happy, stitchy, stashy year this year.

Till next time

Saturday, August 2, 2014

It's been awhile.

Hello everyone.

It has been a long time. I have been stitching just haven't been motivated to blog. My friend Scott has started a stitching blog which can be seen at http://tattoodstitchingplace.blogspot.com. This is what motivated me to post again.

My latest obsession is Travelers by Myles Pinkney. I started it on 7/21/14. It is 2 over 2 on 25 count Lugana.  Progress pictures below.

Only blogger knows for sure why it won't let me put these pictures in rows 3 across. Oh well.

I have also begun collecting needle minders. My collection is growing slowly but surely.

This is not the entire collect just what I have out at this time.

If you want some unique and wonderful needle minders check out


Okay I have bored you enough for now. Hopefully will see you soon.

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Finish for DH

My husband is also a stitcher but doesn't have a blog. I publish his progress & finishes here. He recently finished Heavy Going Grizzley. I love it.


I had to change my March rotation. I will be working on Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate instead of Midieval Shelf. Hanging head in shame I started and did a whole page of Midieval Shelf going the wrong way on my fabric. I will be ordering another piece of fabric for it so it will move down in the rotation.
In January I made good progress on Waterhole Master by Penfound.

In February I made really good progress on Playball  Randal Spangler. This one I am stitching for my son Matt.

For March I will be stitching on Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate Randal Spangler.
This is my starting point. I am going to finish working down to the bottom. I prefer to stitch up and I started this one at the top for some reason (the cat).