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Saturday, September 17, 2016


Well posting once a month kinda went by the wayside. Either haven't had time or haven't had the inclination.
2 big things have happened since my last post. We got safely moved back to Montana and are loving it. The other big thing is that I FINISHED TRAIN OF DREAMS. Yeah. I actually finished it on my birthday the end of July. It isn't framed yet because I have to save up for that. Hopefully I will be able to frame it by next year.(LOL).
 I am now working on Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate. This is also a Randal Spangler by HAED. I am stitching this one for my oldest daughter and since she is hopefully coming for a visit by June or July of 2017 I hope to have it finished by the time she comes so she can take it home with her.

Since we have been back in Montana we have been getting out and doing more than we ever did in Massachusetts. We have been to a couple of lectures on bears (very informative), taken a couple of trips back to my hometown of Fort Benton, visited my cousin in Kalispell, visited Glacier Park, and gone on a boat tour of Gates of the Mountains. Busy busy busy.

My son Matt and his girlfriend Steph came to spend a week with us and went to Glacier Park and Kalispell with us. So good to see them. Too short a visit though.

Weather here is starting to turn to fall and the mornings are crisp and the sky is usually a beautiful blue. We have had some chilly days and also a small frost last week. I love fall so this weather is fine with me. Time to plan my hibernation for the winter with my stitching.

I have also been getting the urge to bake lately. Don't know where that came from as I like to cook more than I like to bake. My husband and daughter don't object though.

Well I have rambled on long enough. I will try to do better about posting.

I leave you with some pics from Gates of the Mountains.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hear Ye Hear Ye Read All About It

I have finished another page on Train of Dreams. I have now completed the bottom of the designs. I have 3 full pages and one tiny little bit of a page to finish on the top and it will be completely done. Still hoping to make my deadline.

Till next time hope everyone stays safe & warm.

Friday, February 5, 2016


Winter has finally come to New England. Snowing today. They say we should get 4-6 inches. Wet heavy snow. Great for snowballs and heart attacks.
Since I got all my errands done earlier in the week ie: groceries, prescriptions etc I don't have to go out in it.
What better way to spend a snowy yucky Friday and weekend than stitching, stitching & more stitching. I have been making good progress this week. I am now stitching the tea cup.

Monday, February 1, 2016

And I'm Back

Good morning. It is Feb 1, 2016 and I have decided to update my blog. This time I am going to attempt to update on the 1st of each month if not more often.
Lots going on here.
I am still working on Train of Dreams but now I have a deadline. In May we are moving back to my hometown of Great Falls Mt. The girls in my stitch group told me I have to have Train of Dreams finished before I leave since they have been seeing it every month for a long time.
I think I can finish it. I only have a half page on the bottom and 3 full pages on the top. Just have to fit stitching in around packing and purging for the big move. More on the move in another post.
This is progress so far on Train and also my January ort jar.

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.