Friday, September 26, 2014

Laura J. Perin cyber class

I just signed up for the cyber class starting in November.  I chose the colorway "red".

Third sundog for the week!

Today I saw a sundog on the way home from work.  I saw one Monday and Tuesday, too, on the way home.  I told a friend on Wednesday that I see a lot of them because I look for them. So pretty; a treat from God to those who take a moment to look.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

should have gone to Sunfest

I want to be at the beach!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Zumba with Andre

I went to the local gym today and took the zumba class.  Very high energy, but well paced.  I lasted 42 minutes!  That's a bit longer than usual for me.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Finished Bent Creek's "Pink"

It's a cute little bunny!

Monday, July 14, 2014

JCS Halloween issue arrived

I forgot I ordered it! What a wonderful surprise.  Now to drool over it.  :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bent Creek's Flag of Stars

This is coming along nicely.  I've started the next to the last row today.  It was a kit using perle cotton.  I've already bought an 8 x 8 frame for it.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Eagle, gold finch, cardinals and assorted sparrows

I saw these while stitching and watching trains go by at the Harper's Ferry train station. Actually, that should be train singular.  We only saw one.

I did finish stitching on Liberty of SB' s Americana Trifles.  Just need to add the star.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Kelly Miller Circus was in town tonight

It's been a few years since we had been to this circus.  I like it very much and it sold out.  Tigers, zebras, llamas, camels, dogs and goats that do tricks, trapeze, jugglers, elephants, clowns and a man who eats and breathes fire (don't try this at home!).  A good show and a lot of fun.

Missed stitching night and it just dawned on me that I didn't get a reminder email.

Non-sequitur alert: I ordered a new chart plus all the kitted supplies from Shepherd's Bush today (check out their blog).  It's an Americana theme; just in time for the Fourth of July.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Judging school this weekend

I enjoy going to judging school, but I am always happier when it's over.  I was asked to judge hay pictures last year so this year I'll be taking a hay class: know your subject!! LOL  The next weekend is the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  I go every year.  I've gone every year since the 1980's.  The weather is usually nice and there are tons of yarn to be squished to determine suitability.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I took my first zumba class last night.  What fun!  I ache all over today though.  I tried to walk over to the cherry blossoms, but only made it to the WWII Memorial.  That was good though because I'd not seen it before.  It was a fabulously gorgeous day.

Ordered SB Fold box!

Crazy Annie's had the box on sale the other day so I ordered it.  I saw it at the LNS and I was impressed by how well made it is.  My tax refund gift to myself. :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Fold package arrived today

Drum roll.................very nice!  It's the kit for the circular box.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Snowing ------again!

Must. Stop. Now.

It started as rain yesterday.  Was raining hard until one PM.  By 3PM it was snowing. Sticking to the grass and cars. I mean this most sincerely: Ick!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cascade 220 is wonderful to knit with

This is such a smooth and soft yarn yet strong enough to keep its shape.  The scarf is looking great.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bought yarn today at All About Yarn

Yesterday at Joann Fabrics I bought Knitsimple magazine and really liked scarf 9, the Checkerboard Scarf.  With the shop owner's help I bought Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash PAINTS in yellows.  I also bought Feza Yarn Alp Premier in blues and yellows.  This should look great when worked up.

Non sequitur: I want to be at the beach.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


I finished Fox Forest by The Workbasket today!  I stitched the zero before realizing it was the zero for the year.  I needed a one. LOL

Monday, March 3, 2014

Started May I by All Through the Night

I started this last night and worked on it almost all day. :)  It's going quickly since it is not on black.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Went to the LNS today

 Snow, sleet and ice are on the way tonight.  Had to get more projects because I'd hate to not have anything to stitch. LOL.

I bought Merry Eweies by Homespun Elegance, It's Snowing Men! by Just Nan, and the one I'm going to start stitching tonight: May I by All Through the Night.  I must say that I consider the fabric choice of WDW Onyx to be a typo.  I am using Copper Penny.

ACK!! A frog!!

It's hideous! Fortunately for me, although the entire design had to be ripped out, it was only 12 stitches.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Finished Winter Wienerland!

We had an inch of snow on the ground this morning.  I was thinking about going to work in a few hours, but 5 blocks from the house a car had overturned! I didn't want to risk it so I took leave and finished stitching Winter Wienerland.  Happy!

Now what will be the next project?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The packages are arriving!

La D Da's Spring Hare and Birdy Stitching Roll Kit arrived yesterday from ABC Stitch.  I really like the hare.  Reminds me of the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.  I also got the stix for the flying pigs, but I don't have the chart ordered yet.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Three orders for Nashville goodies placed

Stitches 'n Things, ABC Stitch Therapy and Wasatch Needlework got my orders this time.  Drema at Needlecraft Corner will get an order after I get paid again. LOL. I like the new Shepherd's Bush A Tisket, A Tasket. I really love the mat set.  Way to go Jill!

The Wienerland half is done!

I just now put the last stitch in the right half of Winter Wienerland.  Now to blog about it about it rather than working on the left side.  It's a stitcher thing.  ;)

I'm getting the Lizzie Kate LE with the red fabric.  I think that will accent the piece nicely.  The other shop I ordered from sent an email that it mails to me tomorrow!  That's another good reason to work on the left side of Winter Wienerland.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Nashville market this weekend

I've placed a pre-order with Stitchesnthings; mostly for limited editions.  I buy almost every Lizzie Kate design so I've ordered two of her new ones sight unseen.  My fingers are crossed!! :)

My favorite new release is from SamSarah: When Pigs Fly.  What a hoot and a great use of the stix set.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

14" with another 1"-4" overnight expected

The Snowchi storm covered the bumpers!  The dogwood tree looks beautiful with the snow on it.  They've predicted 60 degrees for next Friday.

I started Winter Wienerland yesterday and made decent progress today.  I bought it kitted up from Shepherd's Bush and they substituted Cherry Bark for Weathered Barn, but they did not indicate the change. It took some time to figure that out.  Stitching resumed.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SNOWCHI has started!!

We could get 8 - 14 inches of snow tonight. Ick.  It started around 6:45 PM and began to cover the windshield and roof of the car.

I hope to stay inside tomorrow and start stitching Winter Wienerland by Plum Street Samplers.  Sounds like a great idea!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Doritos time machine wins first half. IMHO

I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. :)  I also liked Ian with Arnold, Lily the llama and Don Cheadle; and Ellen Degeneris with the wolves in the apartment.

Monday, January 27, 2014

entered a piece in Woodlawn

I submitted it through my LNS on Saturday.  It's Spring Cove by By the Bay.  I wonder where they will hang it? :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

5" of snow yesterday

Ick.  Very sunny and bright today.  Had an appointment so I wasn't going to work anyway.  Working on my Octopus Treasure Cave border.  They suggested that we mark the top somehow.  I just decided to stitch a jellyfish that was at the top.  :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Found my Funky Flowers!

I had misplaced my By the Bay charts for 12 of the Funky Flowers!  I found them the other day.  I had blocked off the fabric into 24 blocks (per the blog), but only have 12 charts.  Then inspiration hit!  Mix and match the Funky Flowers with the Funky Birds! :)  I am a genius. ;)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Snow on the way tomorrow!

5 - 7 inches. Ick.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Octopus Treasure Cave arrived!

I was thrilled to get my pattern by email on Monday for the Octopus Treasure Cave by Chatelaine Designs.  I joined the Yahoo! group and found their instructions on how to enlarge the pattern.  On Wednesday the fabric, threads and beads arrived in the mail. So pretty!

I feel like the start of this should be a memorable occurrence.  Trumpet fanfare anyone??!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My first purple package!

I ordered my first kit from Bedecked and Beadazzled and it arrived in a very pretty purple mailing envelope.  I look forward to ordering again! LOL

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Started a Lizzie Kate today

I've had Bacon Bits kitted up since it was released.  I started it today and I'm enjoying stitching it very much.  I'd forgotten how much fun it is to stitch a Lizzie Kate design.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow today and Arctic temperatures

Now we don't have water.  sigh.  Hopefully this will be resolved quickly.  In the meantime I am stitching and watching Top 10 Bridezillas Moments. Life is good. :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the best of health and happiness.  Lots of finishes both BAPs and small.