Quiet and Relaxation

I'm glad you could visit. My stitching brings me joy and is a source of relaxation. Visit often and feel free to leave comments.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ending 2011

I'm hoping to get 1 more finish besides this done tonight. I'm working on another ornament from the 2011 JCS ornament issue.

This is the last of the Rainbow Gallery canvas type pieces I had. I actually had to completely frog this one and start over. I'm now thinking I will put them on paper mache' boxes that I will stain/paint.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Canvas type work

on perforated paper. I had 3 of these Rainbow Gallery designs started from the early 1990's. Pulled them out of the UFO/kitted up drawer.
This one is 'squares n squares'

This one is 'Potluck'

I don't know what I'm going to do with them but they are done!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Santa's still here

I went through my drawer of kitted up things. There aren't that many in there but some are sure old. I decided to do this Needl love Tweed n Twinkle Santa on 7ct Klostern, I'm not a big fan of aida and large count but I had the fabric so stitched him up. He's over 10" tall.

And wahoo, the edit tools on my blog page finally decided to show back up....sure is a lot easier to fix things than having to go to the dashboard each time.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Had a wonderful Christmas with family. Much preparing and visiting that I didn't even pull out my stitching till the weekend celebrating was over. I managed to finish LHN Fresh Fallen Snow before the weekend started.

Then after Christmas I finished Victoria Sampler's Winter Squirrel less the buttons and bead I have to purchase yet.

I've pulled out some UFOs to work on and get them out of the drawer. Right now I'm working on Needle Love's Tweed n Twinkle on 7ct.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Seasonal finish

These are Prairie Schooler designs from TGOS 2008

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's done!

I finished the last redwork block of Crabapple Hill Winter Wonderland. Today the last 2 go to my mom and after the holidays a start will be made on the quilt.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

We finally got the tree all decorated...it takes several hours to put the tree together and fluff it, an hour or so to put on the lights and about 2 days of a few hours each to get the ornaments all set. I love it when it's done though. It's a 10 ft tree and looks so real in person. You can see my many years of cross stitch ornaments from stitching friends.


I haven't been stitching the last few days until an hour or so ago. I've been heming 5 2yd. fleece blankets that are Christmas gifts. They are all done and ready to get wrapped along with all other gifts.
After finishing the fleece blankets I pulled out redwork block #9 and finished it up.

And here is Aury Tm's a gobble couple done up as a large cube. Took the picture before it got packed away till next year.

Back to my redwork....I'm on the last of the blocks.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas party time

I attended my two xs club Christmas parties yesterday and today. So now I can show the finished ornaments I stitched earlier this year.
These 3 are Val's stuff snowman trio....they show a tad crooked in the pics...more so than the real thing. ;(

This was the JBW Scottie dog for another gift

This was my finish for today at the party...we stitch before & after eating and gift & ornament exchange. This is Drawn Thread's calender cover series. Only December left to go.

Friday, December 2, 2011


a UFO is done! I will have to look back and see when I actually started this piece. I know it was a few years ago and I hadn't done much...seems like earlier this year I pulled it out and got it to the hardanger point...decided it needed to move along since I was doing so well with the redwork and would be a nice break. Well, just this morning I finished the last row of drawn thread.

I'm selling the Cross n Patch leaflet for $3 + actual postage.