Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quick update

I was off to a good start at posting again.  But now I want to let you know that I won't be posting again for a couple of weeks!  I'm doing OK but will be busy with other things. If I get a chance, I'll let you know!  Thanks for sticking with me.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Linda, Progress

I haven't worked on this much, but I have completed half of the boxes surrounding the center.  In Neon Rays Rhodes stitches.  Very tedious, but pretty.  I hope filling in the boxes will be more fun!

Monday, May 12, 2014


Finally, Mr. Kangaroo is finished.  I started him in 2009, shortly after returning from a trip to Australia.  He will be framed eventually.  Horrible pattern.  Way too many 3/4 stitches and weird back stitches to work on Aida cloth, would have been much easier on linen or evenweave.  I think.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Trellis of Dreams by Ruth Schmuff

Why not start yet another piece!  You can never have too many WIPs!

This is Ruth Schmuff's "Trellis of Dreams", a pattern I've had for quite some time.  I decided to do this because I wanted something smallish for when I go out to stitch somewhere that a large piece isn't comfortable to work on.  
I have changed the colors slightly, but not dramatically.  Mine are perhaps a bit more vivid.  This is a charming little piece, just enough challenge without requiring tooooo much thinking :-) .  Here's my progress to date: 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Octagon in a Square, Progress #2

It still doesn't look like much, but I have worked on this quite a bit.  It is not the quickest pattern!  I have just barely begun one section of the Mad Miters part.  I may change the little diamonds (in the MM part), not sure if I like the pink continued there.  I'm thinking I may use the overdye to outline them, then fill them with a metallic.  Decisions, decisions....

Thursday, May 1, 2014

FMTM Border progress

Yup, I've been working on From Molehill to Mountain.  I WILL finish it!  I will, I will.  Yes, I know the photo is awful, but you can at least see the progress I've made.  All of the diamonds are finished.  I am nearly finished with the first row around of light aqua Scotch stitches.  Next will be the many, many teal Scotches and partial Scotches.  Sigh.....