October is one of my favorite months, although it is often one of the busiest months of the year for us.  I haven’t had a whole lot of time to do much stitching (or blogging obvs), and as you notice this post is brought to you entirely in Instagram photos due to lack of time […]

Just a Reminder…

You know where I’ll be on Friday.

Auld Lang Syne

Can you believe another year has come and gone? I thought I’d squeak in a final post for the year and do a little recap of 2011. Above you can see my finishes for 2011. A couple of quilts, some beading, some finishing, and a few medium-sized pieces. They are (from left to right): Camille’s […]

Quite Dashing

Dash Away AllThe Sampler GirlDMC on 32ct Dirty LinenFinished 4/16/11 I’ve been working on stitching ornaments here and there this year. I had intended to do one a month, but you know how that goes. This is my third ornament for the year. It wasn’t even on my to-stitch list, but after I saw a […]

That’s How I Roll

A momentous occasion last week…I was far enough along on ATS that I was able to roll the fabric. It’s coming along (slower than I’d like, but still coming along). It’s amazing how long it takes to stitch all those scattered little motifs, but at least each one feels like a small victory. And they […]

Looking Back

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2010. Where did the time go?? I thought I’d look back at the year though and see what I accomplished. Above are my finishes for the year. Most were small things, and many were gifts. In fact seven of the twelve were for other people. And speaking […]

Dia de los Muertos

Meet Frida. Frida is a Day of the Dead Zombie that my sister in weirdness and good friend, Kim, made for me for my birthday. I received some other beautiful handmade things for my birthday that I can’t wait to show you, but Frida demanded to be first. I thought Frida was not only a […]

Long Weekend

I’m sure you’re dying to know what I did with an extra day this weekend – no studying to do, nowhere to go, no plans. Let me start by saying, it was so nice! Since the cottonwood is floating all around in the air and messing with my allergies, I did try to spend as […]

Deep Breath

So, I realize things have been a little quiet around here. I’ll get to why in a minute. But, first let me say how much I appreciate everyone who stops by to read my blog, even if you don’t comment. I must be doing something right, since I’ve just topped 100 followers. That just rocks […]


I’ve been meaning to post up my review of my most recent book club book, but just haven’t gotten around to it. The book club I am a member of is takes place at a local art museum, and the books often tie in with the current exhibit. Some books, like this one, are more […]

Holiday Crafting

Raise your hand if you thought I could do two posts in one week. Anyone? Anyone? Pleasant surprise, no? Do you see those lovelies at the top of this post? Those are my Twilight mini-skeins from Sunshine Yarns I told you about (she also does some gorgeous Harry Potter colorways, I might add). I’m perfectly […]

Before the Ball Drops – Year in Review

Somehow it is December 31st. I am not sure where the year went, but I’m sure most of it was spent at school and work. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel though and 2010 promises some wonderful things. I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on 2009 and all […]


  I hope you have all had very happy holidays! We have been enjoying ourselves and our families over the past week too. If you’d like to take a peek at our annual Eggnog & Dessert Party, you can see that here. On Christmas Eve we had snow again, which seems like some sort of […]

Jenny and Jamie

So, I know you’ve been wondering what the heck happened to Jenny Bean and her little Halloween house, right? The last time I posted about her, was back in mid-November, when I was so restless. Well, I finally got over my restlessness, and was anxious to get back to Miss Bean. But, stuff happened. You […]

Beginning of the Season

I guess it’s that time of year when my blogging becomes a little sparse – too much to do at home, school and work, and not nearly enough time to do it in. But, I have lots to share! Last week, goodness was it only last week?, I attended my first Christmas party of the […]

In Thankfulness of Heart

At PlimothThe Sampler GirlGentle Arts Simply Wool threads on 28ct Silkweaver FOTM ExclusiveStitched November 26 and 27, 2009 Hello, my lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday if you are here in the states. I was lucky enough to take all of last week off from work, so my vacation started with […]

My Halloween & Jenny Bean

Well, it’s taken me a little bit of time, life is crazy right now, to finally get around to talking about Halloween. I just love Halloween, it’s always a fun time of year for me. So, on the night of Halloween, I put on my costume. And of course, there were socks to go with […]

A Cemetery, Bones & Raising the Dead

I’ve managed to get a good amount done on Jenny Bean in the past few days. Of course, you can see the house is finished, as is the cemetery and I’ve moved onto the tree. The tree is finished minus its leaves. And the colors for this sampler, especially since mine were a guess, are […]

Less Talkie, More Stitchie

  Tuesday night was guild night, and as is always the case I do way more talking than I do stitching. And we had a fabulous presentation on Tennessee Samplers. So, not a lot of progress on my new start. But, you can see above the gorgeousness of the threads and fabric that arrived at […]

My Own Book Challenge

I saw over on Deb’s blog that she was participating in Vickie’s 10 Book Reading Challenge. Of course, me being me, I missed the sign up deadline. But, I thought I’d pull together my own little list, since October is closing in on us and my thoughts have started to turn to the end of […]


It has been raining and raining and raining this week. I actually don’t mind the rain, but Eric is really ready for the sun to come out again. Last week I was also rushing to finish my book for book club, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. It’s an excellent book, I really enjoyed it, I […]

On to September

The last of the birthday weekend finishes… Happy Birthday StockingBlackbird DesignsWeeks, Crescent Colors & GAST on 30ct Irish Cream by R&RFinished 8/20/09 February’s Violet StockingBlackbird DesignsGAST & Crescent Colors on 30ct Irish Cream by R&RFinished 8/26/09 For my birthday, I usually have a new start. This year, I decided to just start something little. I’d […]

A Friday Night Quickie

This week I… Went to see Harry Potter with my friend, Sherri. Loved it. Got to meet up with some stitching buddies on Thursday to stitch. I brought Simple Things and filled in some of those Curry flowers. I always seem to talk more than stitch when I’m with them. But, I love it. I […]

Earth Sampler

Guess what I did this weekend… Earth SamplerThe Primitive NeedleGAST and Weeks on 40ct Ale from Picture This PlusFinished 7/27/09 I am so in love with this piece. Of course, you know I substituted GAST Cinnamon for GAST Sable. And you may notice also from my photo that I restitched the stripes on the snake. […]