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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Part 5

Thunderstorms brewing here with rain all weekend. Good night to stitch

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Part 3

Moving along

Friday, December 18, 2015

Another finish

Love these quick stitches when I need a break from larger projects.
Lizzie Kate 3 little words 1st & 2nd parts  

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A start and a finish

Yesterday I started Lizzie Kate's 3 little words...and tonight I finished the first one
Be kind always

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Here is one of the ornaments I finished up for xs clubs Christmas  parties.

While decorating our tree I thought I would show two ornaments my mom painted back in 1979. Tablet doesn't show the detail.

family farm

Friday, December 4, 2015

A finish

Late last night I put the final stitches into this. Now back to the Silver Lining.
Little House Needle works
Woodland Sampling

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Switching for a few

This is my progress  on the 3rd page. I'm  going to switch to something less intensive for the rest of the evening. I'm  pleased with how far this has come, but not so pleased with the slow progress on my eye sight improvement on the repaired eye. They are tiring quickly which is something I'm  not used to.
Silver Lining
Bruces  brilliant  blues

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ort frog

1 year ago I started using my grandmother's frog container

It's  finally time to empty it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wednesday wip

Posting for tomorrow....just finished the 2nd page. I have a bit of back stitching  to go back and do on page 1 but otherwise on to page 3.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


I'm back to working on Bruce's Brilliant Blues

Thursday, November 12, 2015


It's  been a while since I posted. Didn't  realized it had been  so  long .

I just now finished this piece. Next up is some serious stitching on my ufo  Silver Lining.
Hands on Design
Everyday Sampler

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A day late

On my Wednesday  wip
Hands on Design
Everyday Sampler

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A finish and a new start- Wednesday wip

Here is my finish...just need to add the pennies and finish up.
Hands on Design
Twice blessed

Here is my wip/new start  
Hands on Design
Every day Sampler

Saturday, September 5, 2015

'Me' day

I have had a day to myself....did some scrapbooking and then settled in with the needle....finished the acorn the other day and have made great progress on the pumpkin.
Hands on Design
Twice Blessed
On Jack'so rum

Monday, August 31, 2015

Just put the last stitches into this piece. I plan to finish  it into a drum.
Hands on Design
Stitch Everyday
On Hand dyed fabrics by Stephanie-Gingerbreadf

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday wip

I'm working on a simpler piece as I'm not getting as much stitching time and the SL iris requires concentration and longer periods of stitching...so anyway  here is my progress on the less complicated piece
Hands on design
Stitch Everyday
Gingerbread fabric from
Hand dyed fabrics by Stephanie

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back to the Silver Lining. I'm enjoying it again.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday finish

Rosewood Manor
Persian Lace
hand dyed fibers on 40ct fabric

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday WIP

Rosewood Manor
Persian Lace
over 2 on 40ct
Vicki Clayton mystery spool

Monday, June 29, 2015

A finish

Put the last stitches in this piece today. I substituted  Weeks for the Crescent Colours.
Little House Needleworks
The Busy Needle

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday tada

Just now finished this piece....now to make it into a pillow for my niece.
LiLi Soleil
Brigette Galaup
Brides Bouquet

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Had to put the other piece aside for a bit as I have a wedding sampler to get  done  by October.
LiLi Soleil
Brigette Galaup
Bride's Bouquet

Thursday, June 11, 2015

This week's progress.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Progress update

I've  finished the first of 13 pages. This page is the only full coverage page.

Friday, May 29, 2015


I've picked Bruce's brilliant blues back up....nearing the end of finishing the  first  page.
Silver Lining

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A quick stitch

Started this Sunday night and just finished it.
Shepherd's Bush
Autumn  Box

Sunday, May 24, 2015

a long time wip finished

Put the last stitches into this as I was the passenger to all our activities today....granted I only had 1 word left to stitch. Looking back this was started January of 2011...ugghhh. I had about 1/2 of it done when I picked it back up a couple of months ago.
Rosewood  Manor
Spring Quakers
over 1 on ptp Valor

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Rosewood  Manor
Spring Quakers
over 1 on PTP Valor

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

wip Wednesday

Rosewood Manor
Spring Quakers
over 1

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I have two wips to show...I got a lot of stitching done and had a great time. I worked on Persian Lace mostly, then picked up Spring Quakers today.
Rosewood  Manor
Persian Lace
v.Clayton floss

Rosewood  Manor
Spring Quakers
over 1

Monday, April 27, 2015


I went to a retreat this weekend plus got to visit House of Stitches. It is a wonderful shop....I  only had fibers on my shopping  list and they had everything  on my list even the multiples. This is my haul. The fabrics I  purchased at the  retreat from Stephanie of Hand dyed fabrics by Stephanie.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WIP Wednesday

This week's  progress
Rosewood  Manor
Persian Lace

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday finish

Tada....now on to something else.
Lizzie Kate
Things Unseen

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday

This is my progress as of sometime last night...I did get a bit more stitching done on it since the picture.
Lizzie Kate
Things Unseen

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wip Wednesday

Progress  on Lizzie  Kate Things Unseen

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Just finished this one up.....decided  to change the mouse, thought it originally looked too much like a rat and made the house a different color.
Blackbird Designs
Without a Mouse

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WIP a day late

I started Lizzie Kate Things Unseen....here is  my  progress.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Here's  my progress
Rosewood Manor
Persian Lace

Thursday, March 5, 2015

wip Wed a day late

Rosewood Manor
Persian Lace
over 2 on 40ct  w/ hand dyed fibers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ta Da

At 11:30 pm on Feb 28, 2015 I put the last stitches in.....May I present(a bit washed out picture & unpressed but too anxious to wait)
By Gone Stitches
Quaker Virtues
over 2 on 40 ct.
SNC Acorn Woods,
Rusty Amber(letters)
? green (my initials & date)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

No frogging

I lost my 98 yo grandmother last October. As we were going through her things, my aunts said "okay, what do we do  with  THE frog?" My grandma's  sister had given her this scour pad holder and it has been a joke as long as I  can remember who would  get 'stuck with it'. I giggled then thought, what a great memory of grandma and my great aunt and a great use with another meaning for me.......a frog ort holder.