Three end of year goals

It’s now November so I feel like it’s time to take stock of my WIPs and see what I can get done before the end of the year. ONE: I really want to get the months done for the Joyful World Calendar. November is half done, just waiting on a thread to finish that gorgeous …

The First Week of August

We’ve been extraordinarily busy this week with back to school, kids’ activities, and a major construction project-having a basketball court put in our large and neglected side yard. That project was more complicated than you might think as it involved rerouting irrigation and electrical lines, building a wall and seating/planter box and moving tons of …

An Update for You

I’ve been doing a lot of stitching here and there, but not really finishing anything. I keep thinking and hoping I’ll finish something so I can join in an SAL or have something of consequence to post but alas. It is the end of the school year. We are busy. I haven’t had time to …

In the good old summertime

Here in Arizona it is hot, hot, hot! The heat really saps my energy! And, with the kids’ summer activities, I don’t have blocks of time for stitching, alas! However I do snatch moments here and there on a variety of small projects. Little by little it adds up, and I realize have quite a …

Progress on Heirloom Nativity

Happy May Day!! I went back to Heirloom Nativity last week and made some headway on the next set of bands. The white band includes rice stitch, bargello and eyelets. The colored bands are partial Rhodes stitch and plait stitch. I love the Gloriana Bellagio silk! And although it’s hard to tell in the photo, …