HAED Rotation

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Okay it is confession time. I was rearranging my craft area today & organized my kitted up Spangler charts. I have 19 of them started and 3 that are not started. I know I'm late to the what am I going to stitch in 2020 but I have come up with a plan. Now if you know me and my stitching I am first off a serial starter. (the 19 Spangler's started are just a small part of the projects that are started around here). I also do not do good with deadlines or I must stitch this. I like to stitch what I want when I want. I have realized though that I need have progress on these wonderful projects so I am going to try a new kind of rotation. I will pick one project and stitch on it for 24 hours. Then I will randomly pick another one and stitch on that for 24 hours. After I have done 24 hours on each of the started ones I will start one of the kitted but not started ones. I am calling 2020 my YEAR OF SPANGLERS. We'll see how long this lasts.
I will quit rambling now and show you the first one up in the 24 hour rotation. I started Midieval Shelf in Sept 2011 and the last time I touched it was in 2013. I am ashamed.
Let's see how this experiment goes. 


Sunday, January 5, 2020

1ST SAL OF 2020.

Hard to believe it is a new decade already. Time is going way to fast.

I have made a new plan for my stitching in 2020. I am concentrating on the 3 HAED's that I am stitching for my children. I need to make major progress on them. I will work on whichever one is calling so you may see one now and a different one in 3 weeks. But it will only be the 3.

First up is Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate. I am stitching this one for my oldest daughter Sabrina.

Next up is The Universe in a Jar. This one is for my youngest daughter Jessica.

And last but not least Play Ball. This is for my baseball obsessed son Matthew.

Stay tuned to see what appears in the next SAL update.

Don't forget to stop by and check out the amazing stitching being done by the other talented people in the SAL. Also want to welcome AJ to the SAL.

Monday, December 16, 2019


Please don't judge me. Sometimes they just yell so loudly that I can't hear myself think. I am adding a 3rd project to my rotation. This will be joining Afternoon Tea and the Universe in a Jar. 
It was in the basement, in a closet and I could still hear it yelling at me.

Oh well. What's one more.

Happy Stitching everyone.

Sunday, December 15, 2019


Time does fly this time of year. I have made progress on Afternoon Tea. Last time it looked like this

And now it looks like this

I have been alternating it with The Universe in a Jar so not getting as bored with it. This is where I am on Universe.

Hopefully will have much more progress by the next update on both pieces.

Please make sure to check out all of the great projects my SAL mates are working on. There are some seriously talented people in this SAL.

I'm off to watch football and stitch. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

Saturday, November 30, 2019


I love where I live and would not want to live anywhere else. This year though winter came early. We have had snow at least once a week or so since September 25. The total so far for Great Falls is 55 inches. Our normal yearly total is 63.5 inches. I'd say we are going to have a record breaking year as winter has not even officially started yet. This is the snow from the latest storm.

I have been putting the hibernating time to good use. I have made progress on The Universe in a Jar and on Afternoon Tea.

Time to go stitch now.
Happy Stitching everyone.

Sunday, November 24, 2019


I knew the correct project was out there somewhere & about 2 weeks ago I found it. It is a UFO that I started several years ago then put away. Now it is back out and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

This is what it looked like when I got it out.

I am now working from the bottom up. For some reason I hate stitching down. Go figure.
Here is where it is now. I decided to sort of outline the current page. We'll see how that works. I would like to have a page finish by the end of the year but won't hold my breath.

I also have a non stitchy finish. I also do diamond painting and finished this one last week.

I have started another one.

And last but not least I have also been knitting. I usually knit at knit group as it is the most portable hobby.

Well I have rambled on for long enough. Please make sure to go over and look at the wonderful projects the other members of this SAL are working on.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie

I'll leave you with this picture of my Christmas Cactus. It is on a roll this year

Sunday, November 3, 2019


And again I have failed. I lost all interest in The Astronomer and wasn't stitching so I put him away looking like this

Then I decided to pull out Play Ball HAED Randal Spangler and work on that while I watched the World Series. Got some good progress but the the flitter bug hit again and I put that away looking like this.

While wandering through my huge stash of started HAED's I happened upon this one and it really yelled at me so out it came. I have been stitching on it now for two days and have made some good progress. I just wish I could stick with a project like you guys do. Oh well it is what it is and they all get some love.

So again I'm not promising that I will be able to stick with this but I will give it a good try. One of these days I'll hit on the ONE. Someone at one time told me that I am a process stitcher and that is why I don't get finishes. I like the stitching but not the finish.

Please make sure to check out the other talented stitchers I am doing this SAL with. They do amazing work and they even manage to stick with a project and get it done. Also we are welcoming Connie back to the SAL after a short break.