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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 final finish

I'm sure I won't finish any wips I have in 1 day so here's my final finish this year.
M  Designs name tree

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Finishing up

Have the 2 gifts finish finished lol, and just finished the stitching on a quick ornament for future.
Foxwood  Crossing
Harrisburg Winter

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ta da

It's a finish....stitched with Dmc black over 1 on 28ct on Hand dyed  by Stephanie..Slice of Lime opalescent.
BlackBerry Lane
Witches night out

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Hopefully this is my last wip post on this piece. I plan to have it done before next Wednesday. It has been really fun to watch it evolve. I'm not a big witch fan but I love these little dancing ladies....'almost' look a bit like faeries to me. 😊

I also did a major purge of my stash so take a look at my sale albums at Flickr (link to the right).

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Another gift finished

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Working on

A couple quick stitches. Here is the first, started tomorrow  and finished today.

And progress on Ink Circles Tapestry

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Progress showing this week. Last week I was helping set up for Needlework Galleria.

Ink circles

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Moving the qsnaps

It's time to move down this piece some so here's the whole piece wip showing

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wip progress

Have 2 pieces in progress

Ink Circles

Blackberry Lane
Witches night out

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Another finish

Just had a bit more to do on this to finish it.
Hands on design Bumble bouquet. I'm going to mount it in a whit tart form.

Here it is with the buttons

Ta da

Here it is finished. It's hanging to dry some before I press it. It took 1 1/2 years to do this. All because I'm not getting as much stitching time as I'm used to. It is on white but looks darker because of the peach towel it's on.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Just about

Well hopefully  by Monday  night this will be finished. I have 50 or so stitches to do and back stitching around  that area. I'm out of the anchor color so a friend is bringing me a bit to stitch club to finish  it up.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Finally back to some stitching. Here is my Silver Lining progress.

And here's my progress on BlackBerry Lane

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Posting tonight  the last progress...almost ready to move to the next page....soon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Trying to get back on schedule.....this is a few hours early but I did a bit of stitching tonight.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I really haven't been stitching on this very much...any stitching has been on an easier to take with me piece as I sit with my dad....it's been a tough week. Lost my dad last week and had the funeral this week. Tonight has been the first night to sit and stitch in a few days.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Another page done

Life has been crazy busy on many fronts so not much stitching. Am back to stitching so I have just started back on this one. Just finished another page.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Oops, I didn't think about my header photo being eliminated when I deleted photobucket.....they give you very little photo storage now....every time I deleted hundreds of photos it wouldn't lower my available space. Lol in fact I have 1 photo there and I'm still 97% +full 😕 so I've moved (in process) my sales to flickr. Now will have to update my header photo.

Anyway here is a small amount of progress. I'm not getting much stitching done at home so this one is moving slowly. Good thing is most pages now are smaller

Sunday, April 24, 2016


I'm having to move the qsnaps so I thought I'd show the whole piece so far.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wip a day late

Hockey playoffs is giving me a little stitching time though I'm setting  it down more often to watch the great games.

Here is my progress on the Silver Lining.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday finish...sort of

I finished a page a day or so ago and have moved on...pages are having less and less coverage...nice to start with the fullest pages.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Getting back on track with progress posts

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday progress

I've been working on this any chance I get to stitch. May not look like much progress since last post, but there is, I'm back stitching as I go.
Silver Lining
Bruces Brilliant Blues

And I just picked this back up to work on a bit....mainly because the side columns take little concentration.
Blackberry Lane
Witches night out
On slice of lime opalescent by Hand dyed by Stephanie

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Missed wip Wednesday

Since I missed my progress  pic on Wednesday, I'll show it today

Monday, February 29, 2016

A finish

I needed to work on something with less color changes....well, it's finished.
Rosewood  Manor
Quakers & Quilts-Only Quakers
Next week it's back to the Iris. Too much going on this week to work on it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Plugging along progress

Thank you all for the well wishes. Just got back from the orthopedic dr. A possible mcl strain but basically I get to live with this pain as there are spurs and degenerative osteoarthritis  in both knees. One is a year post major pain and is bearable so guess this one will get to that point too...until then I get to hobble along feeling silly looking.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lots of stitching

Going on this week....I'm resting up a knee/leg injury so stitching the days away. As well as working constantly on the Silver lining piece I started  Rosewood Manors Quakers & Quilts......I'm doing one of the many extras Karen puts in many of her charts. This one is similar to the cover chart just omitting  the quilts section.
Rosewood Manor Quakers & Quilts
On Havana Lakeside over 2 on 40 ct
Snc Finnegans Fog 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

A finish

I loved the soft colors on this one so couldn't wait to stitch it with my own color conversion.
Plum street samplers
Merry One
Gast fibers
This is my progress on Bruce brilliant blues

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Here is my progress this week....I love watching the picture appear.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A finish

Put the final stitches in this one....if you plan to stitch it or one in the chart I recommend  pulling all colors for the 3 versions and looking at what color goes where....bet you will switch some as I did. The cover pictures do not match the color legend for all versions.
Erica Michael
Pumpkin row

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wip Wednesday

Have 2 wips going

Silver lining
Bruces  brilliant blues

Erica Michaels
Pumpkin row
Warning...the symbols for the M block and the S block are different than the larger chart and also not matching the picture....now to decide if I'm going to redo those.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wip Wednesday

I have 2 going....1 to take with me and 1 for home stitching only.
Erica Michaels
Pumpkin row

Silver Lining
Bruce's brilliant blue

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A new year finish and year in review

My first finish for 2016

I had 23 finishes for 2015. It was a lot less than previous years but other things took the place of a lot of my daytime stitching time.