Thursday, January 14, 2016


been busy --

Have  3 snowmen embroider items stitched--

did some organizing so I could get to all my fabric and sewing items--
Prepped and finished my first bom for 2016-
from Quilt Doodles--

framed this counted cross stitch--
got the binding done on this civil war quilt--

 designed this Valentine door hanging-

and it is now finished--
and the binding is all sewn on this one--
I had gotten these 2 blocks done on a bom from Buttermilk Basin last year--
so decided I wanted to finish them--
in these envelopes is all 10 blocks ready to stitch--

 all 12 blocks are now done--yes--

quilt that I am hand quilting--about 1/2 done now--
had these 3 blocks done a long time ago--
need to do 3 more--

2 more are done and the 3rd one is started--
got this little hanging done--was a kit that Anne sent me for Christmas--
am doing the color of the month this year--
and chose to make dresses--
Jan was blue month
had to do something for a site with our word for this year--
my words are--Love and Laughter
and here is the back--
and here is 2 blocks prepped for a basket bom --
Jan and Feb--
so you can say I was busy in January--
also have a baby sweater on the needles--

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Forgot that in Nov I did all these embroidery initials for blog friends and others--
got this counted cross stitch finished--started it last winter--
love it--
Dawn came and we baked cookies--the first time we had both done any cookies in a few years-
we had fun--
and I got myself a new sewing machine!!
learned to make yarn hats--
and baked me a batch of my favorite cookies--cooky candies they are called--
got this one all finished-
got the tall tree wall hanging finished and hung-now to decide how to decorate it--
Made lots of hats for my new friends here--
Knitted a new stocking and have started a blue one--
knitted 3 sets of mini mittens--the reddish ones is from yarn that Dawn gave me to do these for her girl friend and the blue set is for me from left over yarn that I had from Anne's sock that I knitted her in November and then did a set for Dawn to go with her hat I gave her for her tree--

this years tree--
Well--I seen alot of new things this year with the move south--
took lots and lots of photos this year--up in NY and then down here--
and have spent this past week organizing things finally really settling in here--
now to decorate the walls--
and get busy stitching once again!!!


Dawn came by and showed me how to make these snowflakes--

been working on embroidery these hexies--
then appliqued them to the red background-
got my 2nd long armed quilt back from Sues--do not like the way they quilted this one!!!
and I kept working on the hand quilting of the tall chmas tree--

I also knitted a pair of socks for Anne in NY--but forgot to take a picture--darn!!


more sweaters--
another quilt hand quilted--
no sewing machine yet though--
started hand quilting the tall chmas tree with a snowflake stencil-
and another one-
mail call--package from Maria in AU--love this and have it hanging in my new kitchen
and I got the cat puzzle done by Oct 3th--it was 3 ft long--
really enjoyed doing this one-thanks Alice--