Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Magic Castle , Finished

The stitching of Magic Castle was finished several months ago, but the finishing was barely begun when I got sick.  I really, really wanted this to be done and given to a good friend.

So I convinced another good friend, who is also an expert seamstress, to take on the job.  I had all the materials and the fabric was cut.  She gathered it all up with the help of my husband and brought it all to me in the hospital for instruction. 

I was still in rehab when it was done and was able to present it to its intended recipient.  It turned out great!  Everyone was proud and pleased!!

Yes, I am doing well and stitching a fair amount.  I just keep forgetting to take a picture and post!

Monday, August 27, 2018


Things are looking up, at last. It's been a long road, but I'm finally on the mend. I spent almost a month in the Rehab Hospital, but I'm home now.  It's much better being at home, but there's still a lot of recovery to do.

I'm not quite back to full stitching, but I hope to be by the end of this week.

And, I hope to have my website back in business and filling orders within a couple of weeks.

I don't know how often I'll post blog, but thanks for sticking with me!!

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!