Friday, October 14, 2011

Projects just finished

I just finished this hat and scarf. While this is not a set they worked out really well together. The hat is an entrelac pattern from Lion Brand and the scarf was in my latest issue of Love of Knitting and was designed by Kimberly K. McAlindin. She has just gorgeous designs.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Have been very busy

The bathroom is still slowly coming along.  I will be posting pictures soon.  Still working on cross stitch picture of special little person. 
I have started a new knitting project and I will be posting pictures of that soon.  Working on getting an Etsy account up and running.  Hoping to upload some of my designs and finished projects. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Working hard to get the room enclosed

We have been working hard this week getting the bathroom remodeled.  Picked the hottest week of the year but not much choice when that is that time you have to do it.
But it is coming along.

Monday, August 1, 2011

hoping the weather holds

I know that I have said we need an all day rain, but over the next couple of days hope the rain holds off.  We are tearing out a wall to replace water damage and am hoping the area stays dry until we get it taken care of. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31st

Have been working diligently on my latest project.  A cross stitch picture of my grandson.  Lots of stitches, stitches.  It is so wonderful watching his little face appear on the cloth. 
It has been so hot.  Ready for the cool days of fall. Sometimes I wish we only had two seasons spring and fall.  But then that wouldn't fit into the great plan.  Perhaps the weather will break soon and we will have a nice all day rain that will wash away the residual heat and make my trees happy.

I will be working this week on getting other pictures of some of my knitting projects that have been completed. 

You know my aunt used to tell me that time passes quicker as you get older.  I know the summers used to last forever when my children were younger.  The lazy days of summer were so wonderful--picnics, playing in the pool.  Now actually it seems like I hear it is the first day of summer and suddenly fall is here.  It just seems to go faster and faster.  I didn;t believe her when I was a child now I see how fast it all seems to go.  My children seemed to stay little for a long, long time.  Now i look at the little ones and before you know it they are off to school and onto their lives.  I tell my daughter to cherish every second with her little ones, those moments will be gone and she won't be able to get them back.  She does too.  She is a wonderful mother to may granchildren.  Actually, I couldn't ask for a better son-in-law either.  On that score we are lucky too.  He is like the son we never had. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

completed stitchery

This is one of my completed stitched projects.  This is Dragon Bath and is a design that is available on   This is one of my favorite things to do.  At present I am learning how to use my new software to create some of my own cross stitch pictures from some of my personal photos. I am wanting to create some beautiful things to hand down to my children and grandchildren.  I want to record the changes in their lives in stitches.  I also want to share some breathtaking places I have seen.  There will be updates as I continue.  I will also be uploading some of my illusion knitting designs and other projects I have completed in future posts. Some will be from my own designs and some from patterns I have found over the years.  Too many stitches too little time.  My ideas are like sugarplums dancing in my head.  When I see something I see what it could look like in stitches or made from fabric.  I love watching the thread weave through and make the scene.  It is a restful as sitting beside a babbling brook or listening to a gentle mountain stream. It is healing to the soul. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

to catch up

I have been working very industiously on a a very special cross stitch picture of my grandson.  I will be posting a special gift that I made of a dragon.  I have stitched for many, many years.  My favorite time of stitching was spent with my grandmother.  I have a quilt top that I helped join with her during the last 3 years of her life.  That was a very special time.  I can remember how we talked and spent the hours stitching.  She told me so many past remembrances and stories of my ancestors and father.  It was wonderful. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Things I am working on

Right now I am working on a cross stitch picture of my grandson.  I also have just finished a Christmas stocking for my other grandson.  Down over the years, I have made and created so many things for my children and grandschildren.  Sweaters, wedding veils, crosstitch pictures, quilts.  I am also working on getting quilts completed for my granchildren and also making some for ones that have not been born yet.  I want both my children to have something to hand down to their children. Follow the family tradition of making things by hand to pass down.  Let my stitches hold future generations.  I will be posting pictures of some of my completed items and things that I am working on in the very near future. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My second post

This is my second post and I am still figuring out all the ins and outs.  I have been a stitcher for many years.  I know that in working with my grandmother she would always remind me to only have good thoughts while making a quilt, sweater, whatever I was working on.  She would say "Be careful, have only good thoughts.  Let them feel your love.  Let them feel your holds handing them."  I have always tried to remember that. 

I also know that at times in my life my stitching has pulled me back from a dark place.  I would let watching the fabric, yarn, floss whatever take away the sadness.  Much like watching a river flow.  Just let it carry it away and let the stitches bring the world back together.  Stronger than before.

In the future I will be posting pictures of some of the projects I have completed some I have designed myself.  Some I have made from patterns from other talented designers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This is my first post.  In the future, I will be posting stitching projects I have completed and ones that I have designed myself. 

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