Thursday, November 5, 2009


Have been a busy person lately...started job hunting a while ago, and found a part-ime job at our small town paper. The hours are not guaranteed, some weeks, may only work two days instead of three, but started last Friday night, worked Tuesday night, and worked a day shift today. This is a job I far. I am really tired at the end of the day, but feel like I am doing something. Friday I worked 4 hours, and my back really hurt. Tuesday I worked the whole 6 hours, no back pain, and todays hours totalled over 7 hours..still no back pain. My feet and knees on the other hand....ouchie!! But...I feel good!!

Have been doing a bit of stitching, mostly between a Thanksgiving Door, and le Grand Marquoir. Need batteries for the camera, so when I get some, will post progress pictures.

Tomorrow, am going to dismantle a 4x8 pool table and move it to the basement, then reassemble it. Kids are going to love it!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hallowe'en Door

My Hallowe'en door is finished! I changed a couple things, I outlined the pumpkins eyes and mouth with glow-in-the-dark thread, as well as doing the spiderweb, spiders eyes, and outlining the ghosts with the same. I thought the light needed something, so changed the color to a fluorescent yellow. The hair I also changed to a fluorescent green. Now I have to find the perfect frame.

Monday, October 12, 2009

This was more difficult to stitch than I had imagined. It says it all, I think. I lost my parents and mysweetheart to this. Let me tell you, it does not get easier. Losing my love was as painful, if not more so, than losing my mother.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eskimos and a Warning

When I took Richard to watch my Eskimos lose...we parked near where we used to live, and I got a shot of this mural showing them in their cn see Normie Kwong, Dave Cutler, Wilkie, Hugh Campbell, Warren Moon, Henry "Gizmo" Williams,...all the greats
Also, for those continuing to older posts...if you are easily offended, take heed, there is a finish from a chart designed by Subversive Cross Stitch. It is a curse word....

Hallowe'en Door

Almost done....

Le Grand Marquoir

Showing my progress on this one...I still love it!!

Subversive Cross Stitch

This is not meant to offend...thought it was kind of cute....

Super Smash Bros.

Here are the two latest pics showing Richards progress. I think he is doing a great job!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

My son helped me frame this..he painted the frame and added gold specks to match the 12 days of Christmas.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Finally framed Diana and have put her on display...may move the location, but for is good.

Super Smash Bros

This is the culmination of work started by my 12-year old son, who saw this design and wanted to do it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stitching this week

Well, fell in love with a Hallowe'en door, and started stitching....I am making a couple changes, the green hair, which does not show up as well on camera, is fluorescent green, the lights will be changed to fluorescent yellow, and some ghosts will be done partially in glow in the dark thread.

The fortune cookie cards are coming along, will be working on them again this weekend. I also bought some Sue Hillis designs from our local LNS, but...won't start those until I have at least one more finish (yeah right).

Monday, September 14, 2009

More on storage

on the left is the bottom row..holds my paints and model car....and latch hook kits...above are the drawers that hold supplies, wip's

And..some of my many magazines are in the top cubbies...I will get organized...eventually

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Craft Storage

Had a lazy day, kind friend Rick from TN is on his way down to Talahassee to see his mother and mother-in-law. So, I talked online with him until he had to leave...(14 hour drive), and got ambitious. My sweetheart bought me a craft storage unit a few months before he passed away, and I finally organized it today. It took all day, as I rearranged the placement of the drawers.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Okay...Picture 1 is Diana 4 days ago, with the finished product here. I am really pleased with how she turned out!! One more for the finished box!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Still here, still stitching....which is the only thing keeping me I have not been able to sleep very well, at night anyway...Last night was an all-nighter, was awake until 6, and finally slept. I am awake now, and am not sure how long I'll last until I get overwhelmingly exhausted again. I think it is due to the stress of having to appear in court on a couple traffic tickets, and am hoping this is the case. But, will also be going to find a doctor and run some tests, since there are a couple other things going on.
Am currently working on Diana, since I had started her over a year ago and just discovered her after the move. I will be glad to finish her.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Le Grand Marquoir

Have been working on Part 1 and it is still looking good...I do love this one!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sad Anniversary

Later tonight, at 1:30 is when my Daryl passed away in my arms. Today has not been good so far, and I don't see it getting better overnight. Anyway, am still stitching, trying to keep my mind occupied, and have put aside the fortune cookie dolls to work on Le Grand Marquoir.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fortune Cookie Cards (or wall pictures)

Progress on the fortune cookie dolls....I have worked on these for a week, and now need a break, so am going to resume Le Grand Marquoir. I do like the way these are coming along, though.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Obviously, this is going to be the Monopoly board...This is also a fun project, just have lost interest for the moment.

Fortune Cookie Cards (or wall pictures)

Saw this in a magazine, and just had to stitch it for my daughter. This is one of a set of four fortune cookie cards, and I love the colors so far. I am not brave enough to tackle linen, so I tend to work on 18-count aida a lot. Am really pleased with the work so far.

Flower Map of Britain

This is another BAP I am working going to work on one project a day, a rotation, so I do not get bored. This is the start of a Jane Greenoff design, Flower map of Britain. This one is a replacement, I had to scrap the other one due to a mistake in the border that threw everythng off. I almost cried, but mostly was irritated that a year of stitching went in the garbage. Oh well....cest la vie.

Le Grand Marquoir

This is the beginning of a new cross stitch I have started, and am really excited about this!
It is "Le Grand Marquoir" by Isabelle Haccourt-Vautier, and I think it is coming along pretty well for 3 days work. I love the color, (DMC) and will add the gold accent after I have a few more letters done.

Real Men Don't Need Instructions (they don't!!)

This one I am particularily proud of. I made it for my Daryl for Father's Day, 2008, as it turns out, his last one with us. I framed it myself, and personalized it just for him, which he loved. Daryl was the perfect man, and this just said it all.