Friday, June 27, 2014

 I have finally finished page 5 of Little Fairies at Play!  I don't do any stitching any more on the weekends and usually only have an hour at night to stitch.
 Here is a close up of page 5.  That is 38,032 stitches complete.
 My son graduated from high school 6/14/14.  Here he is with my daughter.
 And my daughter and her husband showing off the bearded hats one of his co-workers made for him.
These are my kids along with my nieces and nephews.  They are a good bunch of kids.

I hope to work my stitching in to have more regular updates.  I am off to the tractor pulls for 2 nights this weekend.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June WIPocalypse

I can't believe I have no stitching progress to show since the last WIPocalypse!  I am often so tired at night that I just fall asleep.  I have also found someone to spend my weekends with and do things with.  We hung new shutters on my house last weekend. 

My son graduated from High School last Saturday and that was an all day event.  This is busy season at work and I go in early and try to stay late when I can.  I am also spending more time with my dad as we don't want him driving as he has had too many accidents.  And his memory is not the best.

I miss my stitching and I am so close to finishing another page on Little Fairies at Play. 

This month's topic is Have you ever attended a stitching get together or retreat?  I am very lucky that I belong to a group called Hoosier Stitchers.  It is free and a very friendly group.  I have attended the monthly get togethers in the past.  Just hanging out with people who enjoy stitching, eating good food, looking at everyone's WIPs, happy dances makes for an enjoyable day.  It makes me so relaxed, happy and gets your stitching mojo going again.  I really need to attend a get together soon.  Then I might have more updates to my stitching.

Monday, May 19, 2014

 Well I got a little more stitching done this past week.  Not much.  I think I will switch projects and see if that helps get me motivated.  I did go garage sale shopping on Saturday and picked up some more leaflets for .10 each.  I got a few Paula Vauhn books and some Stoney Creek leaflets.
 Sunday we went to the Zoo.  The weather was perfect.  We have one of the top rated zoos in the country here at Ft Wayne.


It was a good way to spend a beautiful afternoon.  I tried to take a picture of the lions but the sun was so bright I couldn't see thru my camera and ended up with a picture of trees.  But the male and female lions were out posed just like in the movies.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May WIPocalypse


I have hit a stitching slump.  I was going gangbusters on Little Fairies at Play and should have finished page 5 by now.  But I haven't pulled it out since the end of April.  I have been working on my new start a little on and off.  Again this project normally would only have taken 2 weeks and it has been a month since I started it.

So not much to report for WIPocalypse.  I love big solid stitch projects and I don't really have anything I want to see designed.  I just stitch whatever catches my eye.

Monday, May 12, 2014





Well I have not been stitching much lately.  Here is my meager progress on Jump for Joy.  This past week I went with my father to Holland Michigan to see the tulips.  We spent a day touring various places.  Lots of beautiful flowers.  I ordered 20 tulips and they will be shipped to me in October in time to be planted.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I did start a new project on Sunday.  Jump for Joy from Cross county Stitching December 2011.  As you can see I didn't get much done.  I have been so tired lately that I have been in bed by 9pm.

My tulips are blooming and my grass needs mowed.  It is supposed to rain every day this week.



Sunday, April 20, 2014

 I worked again on Little Fairies at Play and was doing about 300 stitches a day.  Then I went away Thursday and Friday with my sister and now I have lost my stitching mojo.  So close to a page finish.  But I think I am ready to move on to a new project.
 Last week in the comments someone wanted to see how my scroll rods were stored inside the garment bag.  I have different types of scroll rods.  Some like this one have the wing nuts to adjust the tension.  When I have more than one project on scroll rods stored in here I make sure the projects are face to face with the wing nuts touching the garment bag.
 I bought the longest garment bag they had as these scroll rods are 38 inches.  I am going to make another pair that will be about 45 inches and hope they will fit in here too.  HAEDS are large and I am a slow stitcher so I need someway to store them long term while I am working on them.
 Here are some shots of Turkey Run State Park where I went with my sister on Thursday and Friday.  Even though I have been there a million times I still end up taking alot of pictures.  Gotta love digital cameras.  We hiked 14 miles - all of the trails in one day. We saw alot of spring flowers.  Usually we are there in the fall for the fall colors.  So this was a different view of the park.
So the next day we headed to Raccoon Lake State Rec Area and hiked 6 more miles there.  We had never been there before.  Their trails were not well marked so at times we went by where it looked like we should be walking according to the map.