Thursday, December 31, 2015

Under construction

Let the finishing begin...

Many ends now to sew in.... border to do.... the one charted or select another? 
Loving the results so far.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stitching Update

Yes, stitching, as in cross stitching.  I do still  In fact, made a lot of progress on Anniversaries of the Heart this year.  A tiny peek as I pick it up to work on it tonight  :-)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A brand new Spice of Life blanket is on my hook

I have started a brand new Spice of Life blanket, a quick and fun project with a few sampler stitches in it.  This time around I am using Deramores Studio DK Seascape Colour Pack, which hasn't been on their site for a bit now.  It consists of 12 100 mg balls, 1 each of Amethyst, Topaz, Mist, Malachite, Oatmeal, Blue Velvet, Fir, Pearl, Sky, Jade, Smoke and Peridot.  I am liking how these colors work together and believe I have figured out where this one will go once it is finished.

This is a free pattern that was a CAL earlier this year by Cherry Heart Designs: Spice of Life CAL

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Painted Roses Blanket progress

Now that the cross stitch Christmas ornaments that I stitch for certain pals every year are finished, I am back to these fun rose squares.  I need 80, have 42 now.  This is a larger adult version of the baby blanket I made two posts below this one... so excited.  Sewing in the ends on each square is the slow part.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas gifts for a friend

I made a box of Christmas treats for my old friend Brenda, and yesterday they arrived safely in Texas. A whole lot of crocheting, and a little bit of cross stitch too....

I made another Around the Bases CAL afghan, this time for Brenda...may she and her family be warm all winter long. This is one very heavy blanket, again using scrap yarn.

The center for this afghan is highlighted here. I chose a quartet of flower blocks for my sunny friend. She is thrilled, warms my heart.

And for her tree... Heart in Hand Woodland Peace on 32 ct Country Grain Belfast linen :-)

Friday, November 27, 2015


Hello, after a few messages from old stitching blogging friends, I realized just how long I have been among the missing. I think I shall try a go at this again now. I have been stitching off and on, yet lately crochet has caught my attention. It is easier with my headaches and tinnitus, for sure. Less of a forward head posture, which causes me those symptoms to a greater degree. And I don't need to wear my cheaters for crochet either. I had two big finishes just this week...

Painted Roses Baby Blanket
Cherry Heart
Stylecraft Special DK in Duck Egg, Grass Green, Fondant, Candyfloss, Lobelia, Lavender, Wisteria, Clematis, Apricot, Citron and Aspen

And this very large afghan which was a CAL discovered on Facebook, and is called Around the Bases. For 16 weeks (mid August to this past Sunday), I would awake and open a blog for the week'S directions. This one leaves tomorrow to a friend... three more of these to finish off before the holidays... Now I am busily stitching my Christmas ornament gifts :-)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow Update

I have an update at last. I now have two blocks completed on CaHRH. All of this snow (more than 90" of it so far) has kept me indoors a bit more than usual, and thus a chance to stitch! This peacock has one very fancy

Monday, February 02, 2015

2015 Stitching Plans

Plan for 2015....stitch MORE, stitch the big ones!
I started Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow at least two years's back, and I finally finished this first monster block...
And, Anniversaries of the Heart continues to find itself in my lap...a pic of the fifth block, dedicated to my friend Brenda, is shown here... Hope you are all well. We are enduring our second huge snowstorm in less than a week. Winter in New England.