Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bunnies and Candy

I have my bunny back and he is overseeing the Easter parade display in my dining room.

Here are eggs from when I couldn't get enough of smocking...

 Starting the display...what's missing?

Closeup of Mr. Bunny.   I know he's PINK but I have referred to this canvas as "Mr. Bunny" for so long that I can't change now.

and his gusset

Now you're talking!  Chocolate was missing!

 Hope there will be some left on Easter!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Feeling Better About Things

Hi there,

I have started the long slog re-doing the Walnettos and rewarded myself with the little apple

 Of course I was watching tv when I started laying down the Kreinik and whoops! laid it right over the letters.  Then I forgot about compensating a cross stitch when you only have 3 sides so whoops! that had to come out too.  Guess I need a quiet room to stitch.

Right now I'm in here with the painter who is painting the ceiling over me - yet more distractions!  But I'm expecting my Spring Bunny from Ruth and boy he's having a hard time getting here. Just HAD to check the tracking.  First he was held up by snow up north and we woke up this morning to a fire in the main UPS warehouse in Hialeah where he's headed.  Poor guy - it's just one little 3 pound package! Of course I am relieved that no one was injured AND that my bunny is still somewhere just south of Baltimore.

Going to do a few more Walnettos now :-)


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Walnetto Madness

Hi there,

Working the long way around my 4th of July Banner and what do you know???  I did the Walnetto stitch wrong.  The stitch I did is a nice woven stitch but definitely NOT a Walnetto.  So out they will come although not all at once as I need to console myself with an apple.  Plus I need more thread!

Yes, we were warned to follow the diagram closely and yes that's what I thought I was doing but with Walnetto it's more than just numbers on a diagram..it's the WAY YOU GET THERE.

The one in the corner is wrong and the ones on the right are correct.  Yuk!

At least they are super easy to take out!

Going to keep trying not to mess up...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Finish One, Start One

Hi all,

This has to be the most widely travelled Christmas ornament!  

Amy's Christmas Club

And now I can start this !

Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Birthday Emily

Wow, now that's a pretty face!  Five years old today and still a handful!

I've been on vacation this month to see...

Yes folks this is a BIG Antarctic glacier

Gentoo Penguins and Chicks at Port Lockroy, Antarctica

Adelie Penguins

Glacier in Wilhelmina Bay

Gentoo Penguin and Chick
Naturally I took 4 projects with me to work on...which came home in almost the same unfinished condition!  So I am trying to finish them up before embarking on  something new.

I finished up the present last night so the bow is next.  Then the gold swirls and green beads.  This is number 3 of the Christmas Singles Club.  These are awesome little projects. AND I will be done with one Christmas ornament for 2017!

Back in the land of palm trees!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Finishing Bonanza from Ruth

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Here are my autumn critters finished easel back and my Santa made into a Christmas card box for my husband the "Christmas card" person in the house!

Still needs a slight trim :-)

 Ready for business!

He  just ran off to get the first card (ours) to put in it!

Happy Turkey Day,


Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Little Amy Done

Hi there,

Wow haven't been here in a while, but lots going on.  We are going to Antarctica so I felt the need to knit my husband a scarf ( we are from Florida :-/) and then there's the usual planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We are doing "Christmas light" this year - meaning no tree- so maybe I'll put out my Snow Village.   In the hopes that someone will go "please Mom can that be mine?"

I have finished my 2nd Christmas Club piece from Amy - love these!  That's wirelace on the candle flame -  learned that trick from the Pumpkin Parade.  And sigh, that piece is still in progress as I sign up for yet another class.  But that's next year.  Just have to live long enough. And remember SOME things do get finished.

wirelace on the flame
I wish all my readers a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Hopefully I'll be able to post some finishing before too long.