Wednesday, March 11, 2015

a February do-over, please?

Hello dear stitching friends. Between my chronic illness flare up, a virus on my computer and the death of my beloved ex-Mother-In-Law (and she was a perfect model of a MIL and a beautiful Christian woman) I didn't have access to post on my blog!!

 I truely loved her and will miss her deeply. My three grown children spoke at her funeral and I couldn't tell if my tears were from loss of her or the beautiful tribute paid to her Christian influence as reflected through my children's words of love.

I did get some stitching done with stitching finishes but not actual finishings into displayable items!! LOL! Just lucky my vision is co-operating in spite of very little sunlight during February. We got real snow and my grands (all 9 of them) had a blast!
1st & 2nd Days of
                                                         Christmas by Mike Vickery

 Festive Greetings by Nicoletta Farrauto & NikysCreations in Just Cross Stitch Magazine 12/2014
 Snow falling in Monroe, Louisiana and does this flamingo look out of place?

Bye for now

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

hello dear readers. I need to ask that you put my beloved Mother-In-Law, Mary in your prayers. She has been very ill and is facing a dangerous surgery this morning. I have cried off and on since yesterday when I got the latest news. She is the sweetest and finest Christian woman I know.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Finished stitching Partridge

Hello everyone! It's a gray and cold, gloomy day here! I spent most of the week at Grand #8's while his Mom was away on business and his Dad worked doctor's hours. I didn't get much stitching done but made progress on a knitted scarf that I owe as a Christmas gift. I did get Partridge in a Pear Tree finished this afternoon and am waiting for 3 Grands to come and spend the night. I hope to get a start on Holy Night while we do movie night. toodles for now....

Okay so I still haven't mastered posting photos!!!!  LOL

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hello, hello!! Cloudy and strangely muggy and foggy today. Uch... Anyway, Got great stitching done yesterday and last night while keeping Grand #8. Will keep him alot more this week and also will sit The other 8 at various times. 9!!! still blows my mind! The oldest is 9 and the youngest is 19 months. Love 'em all and my best day is spent with 1 or all!!

This is my recent progress on Partridge in A Pear Tree Ornament (or pillow):

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Hello, Hello!! Bright sunny day here in Monroe which is a wonderful relief from our recent rainy, cloudy, cold weather!! I have some stitching finishes from the few days before New Year's Eve and before the "Eye Cloud" descended!!

 This is the towel I finished for my sister. She will get it this weekend when I go down to Baton Rouge for my niece's wedding shower.

 This is a cardinal that I will finish into a pillow for my beloved ex-mother in law. She has been a great inspiration to me and the perfect example of a godly woman and how to be a great MIL!!

This next one is what I am working on now. It is "12 Days of Christmas by Mike Vickery for Needlecraft Shoppe. I am using this for my Christmas Ornament a Month for 2015. Bedtime is calling...

Monday, January 12, 2015

Frustrating but too late for the frog to visit!!

Well, this just seems to follow my luck so far this year! I had started the towel for my sister early December so I can"t really blame it on eye problems, just on inattention! ALWAYS count in every direction when centering on a very restricted stitching space. All seemed copacetic and when I started the border, it was not correct. You can't really tell unless you closely examine it but I can always tell!! I have never stitched on Huck Showcase Towel before so I learned! Boy, did I!

Hmmm... Can't figure out how to add a second picture separately so next post I will show some others.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Still slogging on in spite of vision restrictions!!

Except for my continued headaches and dizziness with nausea I still managed to have a great Sunday! How can you not love 2 full days of Pro Football with a College Playoff game tomorrow? Well, maybe not YOU, but me. I love cold rainy weather, my homemade low-fat Loaded Baked Potatoe soup and fresh hot bread. Oh, and of course my handy portable heater for my 50+ year old house and my amazing new Ott Light bought on huge after Christmas sale!!

Speaking of Christmas, here are some of my trees and my sweet Snicklefritz helper: