Monday, November 26, 2018

Strawberry Arrival

Here they are!

I have 2 more finished and pinned up on my bulletin board to be sent after Christmas.

And here is Rebekkha - I finished her cape and now am moving on to her hair, the lace trim on her apron and then the left column.  Then who knows...maybe the other eggplant!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

There's A Video For That!

Hi there,  

I'm still having some trouble remembering what day it is.  Should be Saturday by now. 

I'm still working on Elegant Thanksgiving and today I decided to try picot needleweaving which is how the eggplant leaves are done on the garland.  Good thing I still have an OLD laptop with a disk drive because I needed it.  I spent an hour this morning watching Amy and Kelly do needleweaving so was ready to try it on my own.  Two hours and two attempts later I had 3 leaves.  Oh this will definitely not be finished in 2018!

Here's my practice canvas- kind of messy but I'm getting the idea!

Here's how it looks now after putting it in and taking it out and putting it in again.  Not too shabby!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Hi there,

In the midst of a free fall in the stock market I am feeling good about working my stash.  I have just finished Eleven Pipers Piping!  That means one more to go!

Here they are all laid out on the bed.  Awesome!  The 5 golden rings canvas is still on stretcher bars because of the turkey work.

Then,  since it IS Thanksgiving week I thought I might pull out Elegant Thanksgiving.  This is as far as I got - I think I may try and give Rebecca some hair this year and I have to take out the hands because they are supposed to be on top of the basket.  Would love to work on the basket...Lets see how it goes...

 Here's the big picture- don't count on this getting done in 2018 (hopefully 2019).  This is a super time consuming project.  If I can stay away from an Amy Home Study maybe I can work on this.  Who am I kidding - I have 3 of those to finish.  Let's just try not to start a new one!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving


Monday, November 5, 2018

Strawberry Basket in Progress


I didn't get a lot of needlepoint done this weekend because I was finishing up my daughter's scarf.  Now that that's done (!) I can continue on...

Here's plenty of red to choose from for the strawberries which are all french knots.  I guess this is why I have stash!

 I did manage to finish the background at least.

Hopefully tonight I  can finish this up.  I ought to work on a fall project but will have to see what jumps out at me next.  Maybe I'll go back to the little fall basket.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How I Spent My Weekend

Hi there,

I'm getting to the point of the year where I can only stitch easy or fast.  I have way too much going on in my head.  So this is what I took out to stitch on this weekend.

Another Strawberry - fits in with easy and fast.

One of the Roo Bear panels.  Believe it or not also easy (maybe not fast).

And the hands down easy one is basketweave on 13 mesh that you hold in your hand and roll up at the end of the afternoon!  Almost finished the border.  Yay!

And for those of you that follow the Chilly Hollow was one strand of white DMC floss that I used on the bunny's whiskers not dental floss.

Have a Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

ROO BEAR ... So Old It's New Again

Hi there,

We are getting our act together in order to sell our  house which means going through all the stuff we have accumulated and deciding what to let go of.  Since I am the stuff collector I really need to get a handle on this.  Right now I'm only emotionally able to ORGANIZE my needlepoint  (not let it go) , but that day too is coming.  Like my friends I have 5 lifetimes worth of KITTED projects to finish!

Here's my first Amy home study from 2008 - back when they weren't so LONG.  Yes, it's Roo Bear.  I got it out to see if I could consolidate the threads and the remaining canvases but there's still too much to do.  This little bear is 10 canvases of which I have done 6.

There are 2 of these (4 panels) - I've done 1 canvas of 2 panels.  Pretty easy stitching.

Tummy and Back - 2 more panels to go

Right Leg

Top of his Head

Ears and Paws

Left Arm

Left Leg

With all that you would think I was almost finished wouldn't you?  After all I've done one arm, both legs,  his ears and paws, the top of his head and half of his tummy/back!

But no there's lots more!  I still have the sides of his head, the other arm, the front pocket where supposedly he's holding his candy (not that real candy will ever touch this bear) and the other panel for his back.  Yep that's 4 more canvases.

So I'm going to start with this one...the other arm.  It's apparently the same pattern as his ear.

My friend Lisa has this too - in fact I think she may have yet another bear in her stash.  She nimbly avoided this by becoming president of our ANG chapter then of the national chapter and then by starting her magnet business.  All of which put Roo Bear (and everything else) on the back burner...but her day is coming.  She's younger than I am so I guess she figures she has more time!

Have a wonderful weekend!