Monday, July 16, 2018


Things are not going well here.  After a few really good days, almost 2 weeks, I got worse again and now landed in hospital. Probable pneumonia..I am soooo bummed. They've the shortness of breath nearly under control but I'm still coughing pretty bad. No stitching, too many tubes & wires everywhere!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Tumbling Stripes, Framed

Mostly better!!!!  Just need to build up my energy levels and try to gain back the weight I lost.  (I know, most people are trying to gain weight, but I was too thin to begin with!)

Just before I got sick, I framed Tumbling Stripes (design by Marilyn Owen).  Sudberry House frame that I already had.  So easy!  If I'd realized how easy it was, I wouldn't have put it off so long.  Just trimmed canvas to fit and stuck it in.  Looks pretty cute.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Almost there

A week or two have long since passed I think. I'm still recovering, but I am better. On prednisone now, still coughing but all other symptoms are gone. Stitching a little bit almost every day. I have high hopes of being normal soon!  The weather has turned HOT, which means living in AC most of the time. I thank you all for your well wishes and enjoy your blogs and Facebook daily!

Sunday, June 3, 2018


I've been sick for over two weeks now, and I can tell you I am sick of being sick!  It started with hay fever but since I have COPD it turned into bronchitis. All I do is cough and blow my nose!  I haven't stitched at all in more than a week--I'm falling way behind. There are also some stomach issues at the same time, making me even more happy!
Anyway,  it'll probably be another week or two before I post again.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

River Dance, Finished

River Dance is finished!  I'm not as happy with the right side as I am with the rest, but it's not bad.  The right side is stitched with a variety of wools, all in different variations of 2-4-6 Bargello, but stitched horizontally.  Well, I actually stitched it vertically, with the side of the piece at the bottom.  The biggest problem was the shading.  Some threads/colors blend better than others.

Anyway, this was an idea I had a long time ago and it is good to have achieved it.  My brain can now go on to other things!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Magic Castle

In the late 70s I designed this Magic Castle.  At that time I stitched it on perforated paper in floss & metallic, all tent stitches.  I painted the paper first, and all of the yellow was the paper.  


Now, I have stitched this piece again!  On 18-count vintage blue/blue with overdyed & plain floss, metallics, and wool, using a variety of stitches.  I plan to finish it as a door hanger, hopefully "framed" with pretty ribbons.  Finding the ribbons is the next part!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Windowseat Cushion Finished

The windowseat cushion is finally finished.  It is not up to my exacting standards, but it is finished. 
I learned a lot, primarily that I should NOT have tried to do it myself!  Once I had the top put together, I should have taken it to be made into a cushion by a professional upholsterer.
But now it is done and we move on......