Tuesday, April 5, 2022

A Couple of Small Finishes

I thought that April was supposed to be the gentle month, coming in like a lamb. Instead, we are having severe thunderstorms for the next couple of days. At least it will wash some of the pollen away. 

Here are a couple of small finishes. Nothing earth shattering. 
Just haven’t made pics of anything else, and Lauren ( Rugs and Pugs), who manages to post quite regularly, gave me a nudge. 

This tiny penny mat was a club piece from Country Sampler’s Maggie B club many years ago. It is only slightly larger than my hand. I’m not sure why it took so long to get around to it. 

It looks cute enough in this little vignette. 

I had finished stitching this Brenda Gervais cross stitch several months ago, but just never got around to fully finishing it. I knew I didn’t want to frame it, but couldn’t decide exactly what I did want to do. 

I ended up with a simple pillow finish, loosely stuffing it with sawdust and adding bias ribbon, rusty pin and bells. Frankly, I think that the ribbon and bells make it. 

It is stitched on a mystery 32 count linen with called for overdyed threads. It is stitched one strand over two threads. I would have been happier with two over two….but by the time I realized it, I was too far in to change. 

Jackson recently caught this big ole bass. Was he proud or what!!

Take Care,

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Happy Sunday

This has been a beautiful day, weather wise. A little windy, but the sun was shining brightly. So nice to finally see the gray of the last few months lifted. There is, however, this….

I finally pulled the last loop on this huge runner….

It still needs to be blocked and bound, but it is nice to have it off the frame.  It is a pattern from Cushing, here…. https://wcushing.com/?s=Let+us+be+silent+pattern&post_type=product

While I was packing away my St. Patty’s Day decor, I realized that I hadn’t shared that. Things are a little sparse, but this was the first year that I had decorated for this holiday.  This is my (rather large) dough bowl. 

This is Miss Shamrock from Pineberry Lane. 

Mystery linen in what I believe is 40ct. DMC threads similar to those in the pattern photo. 

A Celtic styled cross, pattern free from the internet. Mystery linen and a variegated overdyed cotton???color. 

A simple wool appliqu├ęd shamrock. 

The wool applique round for the holiday. 

Followed by this one….probably my favorite thus far. 

The ladybug is a cute button from my stash. 

I store the pieces that aren’t in use inside this wonderful vintage picnic basket…

And the metal stand holding each month’s round sits atop it. 

Well, that’s about it for tonight. 

Take Care,

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

I Need to Learn

I need to learn that I don’t need to take a gazillion Instagram worthy photos of my projects in order to blog. So I am going to try to blog more often and with more abandon. We’ll see how it goes. 

On the cross stitch arena, I am participating in #12ornamentsin22. The hash tag is pretty obvious. An ornament a month gives you twelve lovely ornaments for your tree by the end of the year. My focus thus far has been to bolster my collection of Prairie Schooler Santas. So here you go….


Both fully finished….gasp….and ready to be tucked away until Christmas. 

In the hooking arena, I am back to this very long, but simple, runner. Determined to get a finish here before proceeding to one of my other class projects. I have too many rugs in the works….thanks to Zoom classes with Lisanne Miller at Cushing. 

That’s going to be it for today. Hope you are having a good one. The weather is lovely here. It’s almost time to dig in the dirt again. 

Take Care,