Saturday, September 25, 2021

Two Birds

 I now have two birds on Sewn in Friendship.

I'm not sure how far to stitch on the sides of this central motif. I want to make this into a drum. I wrapped this around a glass to get some idea if I have room for the words. In the upper right corner I put a pencil mark. I need to stitch at least that far.

I walked this morning. I skipped walking several times this week so I have to get in the habit again. We get to talk to the grandkids tomorrow. Yay!


Friday, September 24, 2021

Happy Mail

 I spend too much time looking at stuff on the internet. Every once in a while I run across something sweet and order it. I found this Haven kit. It came from the UK. It had a postcard on top.

The kit was in a vellum envelope.
It is a small design meant to be a cover to a journal.
Nice selection of floss colors.
I watched a video from Claudia Squio this past weekend. It was National Cartonage day and she made a small notebook cover. It was easy. I can do this.

The weather has cooperated and I went walking this morning. 


Wednesday, September 22, 2021


 I started the second Garden Thief kit.  It consists of a tray, a bunny and a tape measure cover.

I started the tape measure cover and got the top stitched.

The band around the side of the tape measure is supposed to be stitched in carrots. I like the band that is around the pin disc which is stitched in strawberries so I'm doing the strawberries instead.

No walking today. It's raining. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. I might not post.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021


 I got one of the birds done on Sewn in Friendship. 

Love it! 
I went walking this morning and got rained on. It didn't rain that hard but I changed my top when I got home. 
I've been goofing around on the IPad way too long, I've got to get to work!

Monday, September 20, 2021


 I started a Wreath of Roses by Canby Robertson.

I was very much wanting to know how to do the writing.  It is a technique called "trailing". It is a whitework stitch. I have stitched for a very long time but I have never come across this stitch. I googled it and saw some videos on it. The directions in this kit are very good and I'm happy with how it is turning  out. The thread is silk. Trailing takes a while to do.

I'm not feeling like walking today. I was happy to see that there are some things on TV tonight that I want to see. I'm a Dancing with the Stars fan but I also enjoy The Voice. Of course they are on at the same time. So I'll switch back and forth.


Saturday, September 18, 2021


 I got two new charts in the mail.

One is by Heartstring and one is by Plum Street. I tracked them down after seeing this on a facebook post.

That is the two charts stitched together and made into a drum. Cute.

I got out some sand Edinburgh 36 count and started it.


Friday, September 17, 2021


 I decided to go through a box by my stitching chair. I haven't gone through it for about six months and I wanted to see what was buried in there. I was looking for a piece of fabric that was for a couple of club charts that came in the mail. I didn't find it. I hate when I can't find stuff. I was also looking for a possible new start. I signed up for some classes last year but they were cancelled. So I wrote the designer and asked if I could buy the class kits. She said yes! I received those kits and want to start one. I've hooped up the pattern.

The directions say to put a piece of plastic over the design and cut a hole in the plastic so you can stitch and keep the rest of the design clean. Why am I afraid to start? If I were in class, I would start, no problem. 

I also pre-ordered a book from Inspirations. 12 designers were asked to design a pin cushion. Their designs are being put in a book. It will be available in October. This says volume 1, maybe there will be more volumes. The Inspirations Studios site shows the 12 pin cushion designs. 

After being lazy this week, I walked today. I was not happy with my brownies. It was a brownie mix but I used canola oil in it.  I can taste that oil and it is yucky.  Now I want to try my own homemade recipe. It calls for butter instead of oil.