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Friday, June 26, 2015

Hinzeit Sweet Land of Liberty Update

It's hot and humid here in SE TX so I've been spending a lot of time working on this old wip of mine.  I think the amount of frogging I had to do is about equal to a small-medium project and I'm pleased that I've finished all the frogging (unless I make more mistakes, that is).

As you can see, there's a little staining from the red of the flowers that I frogged out but since I was only off by 1/2 stitch, I'm hoping it won't be seen when it's restitched.

Happy stitching!

Contest for a sampler at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy's having another contest, this time for one of her sampler designs.  You can read all about it here:

VMSS Sampler Contest

Good luck!

Happy stitching!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Another contest from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe....hand dyed linen

Nancy's hosting yet another contest, this one for some of her hand dyed linen.

See details below:

VMSS contest...hand dyed linen

Happy stitching!

Contest at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having another great contest.

Click below for details:

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe contest

Good luck and...

Happy stitching!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another great contest at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Good luck to all who enter.

For more info:

VMSS Contest

Happy stitching!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stitching again...and a PSA

Now that our daughter's wedding is over and we're back to empty nesting, I've begun to start stitching again.

Here's current progress on a PS  bunny design (book 111):

Next up is LHN's Old Glory.  (I'm participating in a LHN patriotic sal.)

I dug out a long-standing wip/ufo (bowing my head in shame) from Hinzeit...Sweet Land of Liberty and stitched a bit on it this week:

Since the picture was taken, I stitched an elephant below (left side) the whale.  Funny story about this one.  I was on my way out the door after buying some stitching stash at a LNS in Berlin, OH when I spotted this one as a model.  I immediately turned around, asked where it was in the shop, and bought it.  Maybe I'll finally finish this one this year.

Now for a brief PSA:  I visited a new dermatologist (previous one retired last summer) shortly before the wedding to have some AK's (actinic keratosis--precancer lesions) frozen off my face.  Since it was a new dermatologist, I showed her a mole on my leg that I've always had.  She got a little excited, biopsied it, and it turned out to be a melanoma.  Thank God an early one!  I hadn't noticed any changes in it since having it checked the last time and almost didn't show it to her.  I had it resected and danced at DD's wedding with 15 stitches in my leg.  I just had the stitches removed and the pathology report showed that they got all the cancer out.  Get those skin checks done, everyone!

Happy stitching!

Saturday, May 30, 2015


I haven't been stitching much lately but for a very good reason.  We traveled to San Francisco for DD's wedding.  We don't yet have the photographer's pictures but here are a few snapshots of the wedding and related activities:

DH and me:

Groom's parents.  We enjoyed getting to meet them "in person" (previously "met" them on Skype).  What lovely people they are!:

First dance:

Bride and Groom, Bride's parents, Groom's parents at dinner the night before the wedding:

Men in Kilts:

Wedding in the woods.  It was a beautiful spot and also smelled beautiful:

DH and me atop Lombard St. in San Francisco:

Beach picnic:

Preparing for the photographer to take pictures.  Bride and groom with bride's brothers:

Groom's mother, sister, and sister's boyfriend:

Bride chose this for me to stitch for them.  They love hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities so this seems perfect for them.

Jordan almonds wedding favor made by my SIL and me:

We also celebrated bride's grandpa's birthday at beach picnic the day before the wedding:

Birthday boy (my Dad) and me:

Pizza party for bride's and groom's family hosted by us...DH made the pizza's and I made apple and lemon meringue pies:

We stayed at an airbnb apt. in Noe Valley (our first time using airbnb...won't be our last!) and these were "our" cats in the courtyard.  The one on the left is very friendly and named Magillakitty.  Unnoticed, he snuck into the apartment one day but I noticed him when he jumped on my face at 2:00 am that night.  lol!

I haven't done much stitching during the festivities.  I hope to have some stitching pictures to share soon.

Happy stitching!