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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Well, here is the progress from the last week on Dimensions Hidden Spirit. I was going to put it aside and work on one of my other wips....but I am probably 1 more week away from finishing so I think I'm going to keep going until I just HAVE to move to something else or finish, whichever comes first.
 I love how it looks when I put it at arm's length to see the image....about 1/2 of the water/mountains are 1/2 stitches and it looks so different than at the distance for stitching. So many 1/2 stitches in 1, 2, 3 strands as well as 2 strands of full stitches and many blended colors too.
Hidden Spirit

Friday, April 19, 2013

This week's progress

Here are my active WIPS as of this morning.

By Gone Stitches
Quaker Virtues

Homespun elegance
Neat Country Stuff

Hidden Spirit

Friday, April 12, 2013

At our house

Tough week this week for the area where my family lives and I grew up...I was in the area Wednesday night when an EF2 tornado came through. Thankfully no one was badly injured or killed from the storm but one Ameren worker was killed while trying to restore power. Prayers for all affected by this.
Our family will be busy cutting up 3 mature trees(2 of which were uprooted)in my sister's yard.

I put in the last stitches on this piece this morning. I'm not sure but I might go back and add a line at the top....it looks so unfinished to me...I did add a heart but it's still not 'right' to me.
Lizzie Kate
At our house
32 ct. Vintage Sand Dune
Crescent colors & DMC white

Monday, April 8, 2013


I sat down to stitch a little this afternoon and my 24w ott light was flickering a little....It's probably about 3 years old. Well, the bulb finally went out....yes I can see but it's not the same....a trip to Michaels only to find they don't carry the replacement bulbs for all the lights they sell so tomorrow a trip to Joanns(further for me) to get a new one. My little table top ott is soooo much dimmer being 13 w. The mighty bright clip on helps a bit but I put it all down figuring I was supposed to be doing other things on this gorgeous 80 degree day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Some framed finishes

This Moira Blackburn To everything was done a few years ago and Mom is framing it up finally.(faster than I frame things.;))
The first is straight on(trying to avoid glass glare)

The second is to show the correct coloring

This is one I've had hanging for years but never showed a framed pic of it.
Tropical Fish

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New to me blog

One of the blogs I visit informed me of another blog that I didn't know about. summer house stitcheworkes  Beth is having a giveaway. I am now a follower of her blog.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter

Hope you all had a nice Easter weekend. Our weather was all over the place this weekend but Sunday was nice, sunny & in the 60's. Come on Spring.
With the holiday and track season going I didn't have much time to stitch. Last night I was able to sit down though and put in the last few stitches(after frogging some over 1) on this Chessie & Me.
Chessie & Me
A Breath of Autumn
36 ct. Meadow Rue