Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Flu Bug Go Away

Good morning, dear friend!

I have lost track of the days thanks to this nasty flu bug that seems to like me enough to hang on and on...and if you know me, you know that I'm not one of those bloggers who asks for sympathy from every reader as they drone on and on with TMI. However, I just didn't want to worry any one of the three readers of my blog (one of which isn't even my own mother).  I have not updated anything or any SAL for a month, which us not unusual for me, but when I see one of my daily girls silent for a while, I tend to worry...but, alas, worry not for I come from strong and stubborn stock, so look for me soon hanging around the Internet "hood," once again in the very near future.

In the meantime please stay safe, warm and well!

Thanks for stopping by and checking on me...


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Going For Olympic Grandma Gold

Hello dear friend!

If you are visiting from storm central, I hope that this post is finding you warm and safe at home! Gosh, living in Southern California makes me forget that there are such things as snow storms. You would think that I hadn't just spent almost 20 years living in the far away land of New England, but I digress.

I am taking part in the Olympic Challenge, hosted by our very dear Mel, as part of the 2018 WIPocalypse SAL, over at Measi's Musings. There are three options to choose from (I love options!) and I chose "Endurance Race," which is to stick to ONE piece for the Olympics, and see how far you can push that one piece toward finishing. With that in mind, I have decided to challenge myself to begin and finish...

"Shhh Counting Sheep" by Artful Offerings...

However, I am going to change it up a bit to accommodate a Baby Girl...because, you see...

I am going to be a Grandma!

Yes, dear friend, you read it right!

Big Brother and Daughter In Love are expecting their first child ( and our first grandchild) in early August! We are all so beyond excited and feeling very blessed.  I just can't stop smiling, imagining a little one coming into our family for all to love and fuss over! Me-Ma is so thrilled to be a great-grandma (this will be her first too!) that we have both been all aflutter with the fun of it all! We are now planning to make a baby quilt together...more on that later. I ask you to please keep mama and baby in your prayers.

I just fell in love with this pattern when I first laid eyes upon it and knew that I just had to stitch it as a door pillow. I am going to stitch it on 32 ct "Touch of Pink" Linen and will change up the colors a bit, as well as using Rainbow "White" Whisper for the lamb's fur so that it will be fun and fuzzy to the touch...for our little lamb.

Unfortunately I am starting a bit behind the eight ball as my fabric never showed up from the first shop that I ordered from, but thanks to 123stitch.com for saving the day with a fabric on it's way. I will be able to start on it this week...only a few days late...fingers crossed.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my happy news!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Friday Night With Friends

Hello dear friend!

Last night was my "Friday Night With Friends," and I am happy to report that I got a lot of stitching done on "Beatitudes," despite the fact that I had a rather long visit from the frog. It seems that I stitched the top vine's branch just one "X" too short, and as I didn't realize my error until I arrived at the corner set of leaves, having started from the bottom,  it threw off everything from there on up! I though for a crazy moment about just leaving it and not futzing with it, but then my left eye started twitching and rip-it I went...LOL

Luckily it didn't take long to amend my boo-boo, and then I was off, once again...

At the beginning of the night...

Somehow this fuzzy wad of froggin' doesn't look like much...

At the end of the night when I headed to bed...

I even started the little crown in the bottom left, which was quite appropriate as we watched "Victoria" on Masterpiece, as I stitched...

Not bad, all things considered!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and sharing in my Friday Night With Friends!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

My Second WIPocalypse Post Of 2018

Good Tuesday morning, dear friend!

Actually, I am late for the second posting, as it came and went on Sunday...but, alas, I was not feeling well and spent the past couple of days resting. Luckily whatever was "bugging" me seems to have passed. Enough about that, let's get to the real reason we are all here...

The first month of 2018 is almost over, and so it's time to let you in on my WIPocalypse progress, sine my last post.

Let's start by answering this month's question...What SAL’s are you participating in this year?

My 2018 SAL List...
  • WIPocalypse
  • Friday Night With Friends
  • LHN "Beatitudes" SAL
  • LHN "Farmhouse Series" SAL
If you are participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge, what challenge are you accepting? Endurance Race   

What are your goals? Stick to ONE piece for the Olympics, and see how far you can push that one piece toward finishing (for those one at a time stitchers, or anyone else who wants to do some serious focusing on a particular piece)...I have yet to choose which WIP it shall be, but I am leaning towards starting something new just for this challenge. 

On to my progress report!

I have only focused on LHN "Beatitudes"

January 7, 2018...

January 29th...

I'm still enjoying this WIP so very much, and haven't put it down.  I am following along with the SAL gals, and I am stitching upon 32 Ct. Vintage Country Mocha linen with DMC and Classic Colorworks floss, as charted.

I have been busy working on my organization system, and can't wait to show you the end result...look for the post and some giveaways to come!

I did treat myself to one new toy, that I ordered ages ago and which finally arrived yesterday...The new DMC Color Card with real floss, and it even includes the new 35 colors! 
Love, love, love!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.