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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Next to any shade of purple any shade of red is my favorite color. This means that I am really enjoying this next bit of stitching. Red, red and more red. Yesterday I only did 172 stitches but that's okay.

My back has been bothering me so will be staying put and stitching today.

Here is today's starting point.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Till tomorrow


Monday, February 27, 2017


I got my page finish last night.

Here is the whole thing since I had it off the q-snaps.

There are 36 pages to this one. I have finished 6 full pages and 7 partial pages. Making progress.

Yesterday's stitch total was 366 stitches.

I did a few more stitches after the page finish last night so here is today's starting point. I have decided to go up right now instead of to the right. The lid on the jar is wonderful and I want to stitch it right now.

Bright & sunny today and 15F. About 3 or 4 inches of snow on the ground. Great stitching weather.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Till tomorrow


Sunday, February 26, 2017


It is still winter in Montana. Snowing today after a week of 45F-60F. Never plan on winter being over here until at least May. I love it. Don't have to go out in it.

Pork tenderloin and veggies in the crockpot. Chores done. Husband fed. Critters fed. Time to get out my stitching.

Will be watching Daytona 500 this afternoon while stitching.

Yesterday was stitch group and I actually got 257 stitches done.  I will have a page finish today so watch this space.

Here is today's starting point. Look at all those pretty colors.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Till tomorrow.


Saturday, February 25, 2017


I love green. Especially after all the blue I just stitched. I have a great stitching day yesterday. I did 495 stitches and most of them were green. Hopefully I will have a page finish soon. Possibly by the end of the weekend.

I am off to stitch group today and we know how distracted I get there but I will persevere and possibly will get something done. LOL.

It is cold again here. 19F but says it feels like 8F because of the wind. Sun is shining and no clouds in the sky yet. We are supposed to get snow tomorrow though.

Here is my starting point for today.

I hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day

Till tomorrow


Friday, February 24, 2017


As usual stitch group was more chatting than stitching LOL. We met the new owner who assured us that there will be no real changes to the store or the groups. In fact there may be longer groups which is a good thing.

I did get 95 stitches done. In my defense they were all confetti and I was chatting more than stitching.

I also want you to notice that I am not stitching blue anymore. Do you see those beautiful greens and yellows? Hopefully a page finish soon.

Here is today's starting point.

Till tomorrow I hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.


Thursday, February 23, 2017


That means it is also stitch group this afternoon. Yay.

I did get a good bit done yesterday. Got a lot of confetti stitches filled in. Like I said I'm on the downslope for finishing this jar (at least on this page). 209 stitches yesterday.

Here is today's starting point. Hoping to get a lot done at stitch group today but you know how that goes.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day. See you all tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017


On the Yahoo group I belong to (Friendly Stitchers) we do WIP Wednesday so I thought I would just carry on here.

Had a pretty good stitching day yesterday. I think I am on the home stretch with this jar (hopefully). I am really tired of blue right now. I did manage to do 232 stitches yesterday so I am happy with that.

Weather here is trying to make up it's mind. We are supposed to get some snow but so far just rain showers. 35F today so may snow yet.

Here is today's starting point.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I was a bad girl and did not post on Saturday or Monday. Saturday  was stitch group so was gone all day and forgot to take a before picture (shame on me). On Sunday I posted my SAL update but did not do a stitch count or any of that. Monday I did not put in one stitch. Never even looked at it. Wasted day playing games and  cruising the internet. I did read some blogs which is always inspiring.

Sunday's stitch count was 268 and as I said Monday was a big fat 0.

Here is today's starting point. I am determined to finish this jar soon.

Till tomorrow. Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Wow. 3 weeks seems to fly by. Time for an update on TUIAJ for the SAL I am participating in with some lovely and talented stitchers.

Last time you saw it it looked like this.

I was hoping to have a page finish by this update but that didn't happen. I am close but as they say no cigar. I think I am starting to suffer from blue burnout. I will carry on though so that I can get to some other fun colors.

Here is what it looks like now.

If you really want to be inspired visit the blogs of the other ladies in the SAL. They are a very talented group of stitchers and all are working on great projects.
Till next time happy stitching.


Friday, February 17, 2017


I had a good day at stitch group yesterday. I have decided not to stress about how many stitches I do a day. I will still count them for the group I belong to but if I don't get many done a day so be it. I don't want the pressure of worrying about it. Yesterday I did get 194 stitches done. As one of my readers says that is 194 stitches I don't have to do today.

Here is today's starting point. I am having a flare up of my arthritis so will not be moving around much today. Hoping to get a lot of stitching done.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Well that's better

I had a better stitching day yesterday. Mostly confetti but I kept my nose to the grindstone and did 244 stitches. I'm getting there with the blue finally.

Weather here is great. It has been sunny and yesterday it was 62F. In Montana in February. LOL. Told Jessie not to get used to it. Spring in Montana doesn't come until around the end of May. We will soon be back in the snow and cold I'm sure. Will enjoy while its here though. Seems we moved from Massachusetts at the right time. They are getting slammed.

I have put a potato and cheese soup in the crock pot & all of my chores are done. I have stitch group this afternoon so dinner will be ready when I get home. Hopefully I will be able to stitch more today than I did on Saturday. Not as many people to chat with on Thursday. LOL.

Here is my starting point today.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Well getting a late start yesterday and all the confetti stitching I did I only got 89 stitches done. Oh well better than nothing. Also watching Arrival while trying to stitch was not a good plan. Awesome movie but had to pay attention so stitching just sat in my lap for long periods of time.

Should be better results today. I have done all my chores, run all my errands, there are leftovers in the frig so I am going to sit and stitch.

Today's starting point.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Late start

I'm getting a late start on my stitching today. Had to take the DH to a doctors appt. Now waiting to hear from physical therapy about his shoulder. He is trying to fall apart on me. LOL.

We did stop for lunch at a new restaurant today and it was really good. We have a place called Mongolian BBQ here in Great Falls & I had been hearing great things about them. It was all true. The food is fabulous. We had Pho and really loved it. Definitely will be going back there.

Now on to the fun stuff. I only did 140 stitches yesterday. I think I am suffering from blue overload. (snicker). Hopefully I will be able to move on to another color soon.

Here is today's starting point.

Off to stitch now. Later on will be watching Arrival.

Happy Valentine's Day to all

Monday, February 13, 2017

That's better

Sunday was a very lazy stitchy day. I managed to make up for the pathetic showing on Saturday. Yesterday I did 349 stitches. Much better.

Still very sunny and warm here. Right now it is 46F with no wind. People are walking outside in tee shirts and no coats. Tough people here.

This is today's starting point.

Off to stitch now. Don't have to cook today. Plenty of leftover chicken pot pie and sausage, rice & mushroom mix.

Have a great stitchy day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Yesterday was a day of effects. Mostly the effect of too much chatting at stitch group and the effect of confetti stitching. I only did 79 stitches yesterday. Must make up for that today. I'm hoping for a page finish by the end of next week.

The weather here has been nice. In the 40F's during the day and sunny. The snow is almost gone.
Since this Montana there will be a lot more winter to come but for now we can enjoy.

Here is today's starting point.

Hubby is still asleep so house is quiet. Off to stitch now.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I love Saturday

5 hours with the girls in my stitch group at the LNS. Doesn't get any better than that.

Had a better stitchy day yesterday. 255 stitches. I am now in some confetti so don't know how much I will get done but going to give it a good try.

Star gazing was really good last night. Clear skies and the moon was huge. Also could see Orion and the Pliedies (spelling). Cold because the wind came up again but well worth it.

Here is my starting point for today.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and you get to do a lot of stitching.

Friday, February 10, 2017

It's Friday

I used to get so excited about Friday but since I retired it is just another day. Sad really. Sometimes I have to look at the calendar to remember what day of the week it is.

Yesterday was a slow stitching day due to grocery shopping and then being so tired. I did manage to do 141 stitches. I found myself staring at my stitching more than working on it so I finally gave up and went to be early.

Here is today's starting point. Still recovering from yesterday (due to health issues it takes a lot out of me) so will be sat stitching mostly today.

My best friend and I are going to a star gazing party tonight if the skies are clear. It is the full moon and we will be looking at the Apollo landing sites on the moon if all goes well. Excited about this. Hope the weather cooperates. Got up this morning and all the snow was gone. Chinook winds are great.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day today.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Things I hate

I feel like most of today was a wasted day. It is 5pm and I haven't put in a stitch yet. Today was grocery shopping day. I do a month's worth of shopping at the first part of the month. To say I despise grocery shopping is putting it lightly. But it is done for the month now and I can relax till next time. Only quick trips for milk etc till next pay day.
At least the weather was cooperative today. After being -3F for a high yesterday today was 49F.  Montana is know for its funky weather patterns and they are in full force right now.

Now on to the fun stuff. I kinda got tired of stitching (temporary I promise) last night so I pulled out my crocheting and put a couple of rounds on the giant granny square. Jessie was really happy to see me working on it.

I did get 262 stitches into The Universe in a Jar.  It is coming along.

Here is today's starting point. Don't know how much I'll get done as I am exhausted after the grocery shopping and putting it all away. Didn't even go to stitch group this afternoon.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Today was supposed to be grocery shopping day. Not happening. When it is -13F I don't go outside. At least the sun is shining today.  I do have to take hubby to the doctor this afternoon so hopefully it will have warmed up a bit by then.

I got a good amount done yesterday. 318 stitches is not bad.

Here is today's starting point.

My crochet bug is also asking for attention so I may pick that up later today. This is what I am crocheting for my daughter. A queen size granny square for her bed. What was I thinking.

House is quiet and chores are done so I'm off to stitch now.

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitchy day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Good morning

Yeah I am posting 2 days in a row. I'm on a roll. Lets hope I can keep it up. It is really cold here today -8F at 10am. High today is supposed to be -3F. Very good day to stay in and stitch.
I have done all my chores and I don't have to worry about dinner as we have been invited to my best friends house for prime rib and fixings. Time to get to the good stuff.

I did not get as much done yesterday as I had wanted to. Just 253 stitches. Here is my starting point for today.

I also realized it has been awhile since I posted a picture of what it will look like when finished.

Off to stitch now. Hope everyone has a wonderful day full of love and stitching.

Bye till tomorrow.

Monday, February 6, 2017


Me again. I have decided I am going to try and post more often. I am making good progress on The Universe in a Jar and since I take a progress picture every morning before I start stitching I am going to start posting every day.  I am also in a group that is counting stitches so will be posting the daily total also.
I use the blog as a journal of my stitching & I have been very lax about posting. Also I post a lot on FB and am now trying to limit my time there.

Starting point on 2/4/17:

Starting point on 2/5/17:

Starting point on 2/6/17:

My stitch count on 2/4/17 was 338.
My stitch count on 2/5/17 was 377.

Now that I a caught up I will post the previous days progress picture and stitch count every morning.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello February

January was a very productive month for me. We had lots of snow days and days with temps below 0F so lots of stitching time.
I finish a page last night and it was also a row finish. Yahooooooo.

After I finished it I thought you know what it's still early so off the right hand side to start the next row across.

Here is where I started. Lots and lots of blue. At least it is a pretty blue.

Finally late last night I called it good. Here is where I stopped for the day.

Last but not least here is my TUSAL for January

Off to stitch now. Hope everyone has a wonderful February.