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Saturday, August 1, 2020


Today is hard. These words are hard.
Today I lost the love of my life, my best friend and my companion of 45 years. He has gone to be with our daughter Shannon and his dog Brandi. He is no longer in pain and has gone to a better place.
It is like I have lost part of myself. My children are here with me and I have good friends to hold me up.
If I'm not around for awhile please wait for me I will be back.

Sunday, July 12, 2020


I am still working on the same project. That's right. The Universe in a Jar is still obsessing me.

Last time you saw it I said I was hoping for a page finish before this post. I got it.

Here is last time.

Then I kept going and on July 3 I got my page finish.

Then I decided to do the next page up. This is the last page in the left hand column.

When I finish this page I will be exactly halfway as I have now stitched 17/36 pages. This page is a lot of 939 so should go fast. Maybe another page finish for the next update.

I am doing this SAL with a great bunch of stitchers who are working on amazing projects. Please jump over and take a look at their wonderful stitching.
AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathy, Margaret, HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

Till next time Happy Stitching and please Stay Safe.

Sunday, June 21, 2020


Yay I remembered this time. I always seem to be late in  posting as I live  in the Mountain time zone so I am way behind every one else. I haven't learned how to schedule posts so .......

I am happy to say that I am still happily working on The Universe in a Jar. This one really has its hooks in me and I am making pretty good progress.

Reminder of what it will look like.

This is what it looked like where I was stitching last time.

Since then I have moved the q snap to work on the left side. I have part of one page and a full page and the left hand side will be done.
Here is a picture of my complete progress so far.

And here is here I am working right now.

I may be jinxing myself but I'm hoping for at least a page finish before the next update on July 12.

I am doing this SAL with a great group of ladies who are all stitching wonderful projects so please stop by and see what they are working on.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathy, Margaret, HeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

Till next time Stay Safe and Happy Stitching.

Sunday, June 7, 2020


Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you. It is a beautiful sunny very windy day here in Great Falls, MT. Great day to sit and stitch.

I am still concentrating on The Universe in a Jar. Nothing else has uttered a peep for the past 14 days. Hopefully that will continue.

I did get out of the house last week for about 30 minutes. I had to pick up my order at my LNS. She is open but you have to make an appointment and only 1 person at a time. You place your order on the phone or messenger and when it is ready she calls and you set up a time to pick it up. Masks are required and hand sanitizer is by the door and must be used when entering. She has all the new stuff around the register (no browsing). I am high risk so was glad to see all the precautions.It was good to go out for a short time but I am now happily hermitting again.

This is what I picked up along with my floss and floss away bags.

Someday. LOL

Here is my progress on The Universe in a Jar.

Well that's enough babbling from me. Hopefully I'll be back next Sunday with a lot more progress.

Stay In and Stay Safe.

Sunday, May 31, 2020


I seem to have missed the last checkin.

I did do a little on Midnight Stories but not enough that you can tell the difference so no photo.

Another of my really old Randal Spangler's has it claws in me now. Hopefully it will stick.

This is The Universe in a Jar. I am stitching it for my youngest daughter. This will be my focus piece as I would like to finish it this year. (shhh I didn't say that out loud did I)?

Lots of confetti and really light blues and pinks in this area so hard to see progress but I promise it is there.

I am doing this SAL with a bunch of great stitchers from around the world. Please stop by and look at the beautiful stitching that is going on.

Until next time STAY SAFE EVERYONE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


I have been a real slacker when it comes to my blogging. I am going to try and do better. Hopefully I will post at least once a week.

I hope everyone is safe and keeping busy with your crafting during these trying times.

One thing it has taught me is that I would have no problem being a hermit. When this first started up the beginning of March my daughter grounded me. I have health issues so she wasn't taking any chances. I have always hated shopping so not a big issue for me to be in the house and my yard all day. I haven't been out since then. She does the grocery shopping and any other errands that need to be done outside the house. She also grounded my husband but he doesn't go out much anyway due to health issues. Our weather here in Montana has been a great help with social distancing because even though it is April we have been getting snow at least once a week and it has been COLD. They do say that this week and the foreseeable future should be warmer and just rain if any precipitation at all.

The upside is all the crafting time I want. I get up and do all my chores in the morning. Usually by 10am I can sit down to stitch or diamond paint.  For some reason my knitting and crocheting bugs have left the premises.

I had a bit of startitis earlier this month. I started 4 new HAED's. I have also resurrected a long ignored HAED.

All of my stitching are Randal Spangler art work. He is my favorite artist and his draglings are just SO CUTE. I am doing what I call #YearofSpangler. So far I have been able to stick to is as I have so many of his charts and most of my WIPs are his.

First new start is Midnight Stories. This one seems to be an obsession right now. I started it on 3/5/2020. On 4/7/2020 I had a page finish and I haven't slowed down since.

Then since when you are reading Midnight Stories you get the Midnight Munchies.

Then I Sailed Away.

Then it started snowing so I had to start this cutie.

This one was started but on the wrong piece of fabric so it is in time out.

This is a restart of a long ignored WIP. I didn't like how it looked so I turned the fabric and started again.

As if stitching isn't enough Diamond Art Club is now charting his art for Diamond Painting. This was started today and I am also working on the cross stitch one with it.

Well I've rambled on enough. See you soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Well this month seems to be going faster than March did.

Since I have medical issues my daughter grounded me the beginning of March. I haven't been out of the house since then. One plus is lots and lots of stitching time.

As usual I can't stick to just one project. I am currently rotating 4. I stitch on each one for 2 days then rotate.

I have been making sure to stitch a lot on Midnight Stories which is still my focus piece for the SAL.

Here is where I was last time you saw it.


Since then I have had a page finish.

And here is where it is now.

I hope to keep this in the rotation for a long time..

Just to let everyone know I read all of your blogs but am unable to comment. Also for some reason Blogger has stopped notifying me when you comment on my posts. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember to check for comments. I really appreciate them even if I can't reply to them.

I am doing this SAL with a very talented group of stitchers. Please check out all of the wonderful projects they are working on. I also want to say welcome to Sherrie who is joining us and also welcome back to Linda.

Till next time stay safe and stitch on.