My Nest

Finding the Joy in Creating

  I hope the new year finds you happy and well.  It has been cold here the past few days, although true to Texas weather it looks like that will change in a few days.  As is often true of December, I’ve spent some time thinking about what I finished in 2014 and what I […]


Social Media

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  I’m finally getting around to getting my blog claimed over on Bloglovin.  After Google Reader went by the wayside, I looked around for a new way to keep up with the blogs I love and so far am liking Bloglovin.  Please zoom on over and follow cozyegg so you never […]


John Reed

I barely know where to begin.  I’m so happy to finally be posting photos of this finish, but at the same time it’s a little bittersweet.  You may remember that I lost my dad last year, February of 2012.  And there have been a couple of pieces stitched in his honor, one by my sweet […]


A Rainy Monday in September

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for Fall.  While I hate the fact that this year seems to be going by so quickly, yesterday’s 105 degree temps had me yearning for some cooler days.  I know it’s been awhile since I shared any stitching progress with you, and lest you think I […]


Summertime Flyby

I hardly know what to make of the fact that it’s almost the end of August and of summer.  The past few months have been a blur of late late nights and 60-70 hour workweeks.  I have been stitching, although very slowly, and hope to have some progress to share soon.  I’ve been spending a […]


Remember October?

October is always a super busy month for Eric and I and last October seemed to be even more jam-packed than normal.  In fact it was so full that I’m only just now getting around to editing and sharing some of the photos.  We always go to the State Fair in October, and one of […]


Busy as a Bee

You guys probably thought I dropped off the face of the earth, huh?  Well, things have been very busy around here and a lot of late nights and early mornings at work.  I managed to take Friday off though so that I could have a four day weekend, which I really needed.  And amazing what […]


‘Twas the Night Before…

  Thanks for taking a moment during the holidays to stop by and see what I’m up to.  On Thanksgiving Day I decided to start something new.  Above you can see my little bitty bit of stitching that evening.  It’s Jenny Bean’s Christmas Sampler.  I so enjoyed sitting with my guys, watching a tv special […]


October

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 […]


The Last Hurrah

Since it’s been several weeks since my birthday, I figured I’d better wrap up the birthday posts for now.  I mean, once it rolls into the next month, you kind of have to stop celebrating, right?  Plus, with the weather this past weekend, it’s definitely feeling more like fall than summer to me.  And people […]


Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Oh don’t you just love those colors?  I die every time I look at them.  I’ve been talking so much stitching lately (well, relatively speaking), that I thought it was time for a little quilting talk.  And I was completely inspired over the weekend to get out my fabric and get to sewing after visiting […]


Epic

Can you believe it’s July?  How did this happen?  (I know I say this every year, but wow – it sneaks up on me!)  And it’s also time for another WIPocalypse check in.  Anyway, I have been stitching…as you can see Isabella’s made some progress.  I’m just loving her and she is really such a […]


Of Angels and Acorns

On Tuesday night before guild, I met a couple of friends for dinner. After we ate, they presented me with a secret project they’d been working on since my dad died. They started with Ghoul by Plum Street Samplers, which I love, and charted out a part of the poem that was read at my […]


The Last of Three

Othello was the second of my three boys to come into my life, although he was the oldest.  He loved completely and unconditionally and allowed both Hamlet and Romeo to be the center of attention, always.  When we lost Romeo, for the first time Othello allowed himself his time in the sun.  He took every […]


Collecting My Thoughts

I’m still working on getting back in the swing of things, so there’s really no stitching progress to show (I just keep flitting from piece to piece). So, instead I thought I’d just show you some things I’ve been meaning to share and finally got around to taking photos of yesterday. First up is my […]


Just a Reminder…

You know where I’ll be on Friday.


Two Cakes in One

So far this year, each one of my WIPocalypse posts have featured a finish, which is pretty fantastic. First it was Margaret Cottam, then last month it was the bonus block from Anniversaries of the Heart and this month it’s another Anniversaries of the Heart block. I’m a little overdue for my WIPocalypse post this […]


Mademoiselle Victorine

Remember back on New Year’s Eve, when I showed you the photo above of these beautiful silks? Remember when I said they were my New Year’s Day start? Ah, good times. Well, on January 1 I made an executive decision that instead of starting a new piece as planned, I wanted to continue on with […]


Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a little overcast and dreary looking out today, but I thought I’d share a few special things that are brightening me up. Above you can see this pretty heart-shaped Whitman’s box. This was a gift from a sweet friend of mine. She bought these, not only so that we could indulge […]


Adorned

Thanks for all the compliments on my Valentine Rose block. I’m pretty happy with it. I’ve made a tiny little start on the next block, but then I had to get back to Hare Pyns. Unfortunately, Hare Pyns required some ripping out and restitching, so I’ll post my progress on that next time. Today, though, […]


Valentine Rose

I took a little break from my Hare Pyns pre-stitching to finish up Valentine Rose (block 2 from BBD’s Anniversaries of the Heart). This block caused me to do a lot of thinking, which may be partially why it took me four months to stitch. When I first decided I was going to stitch AOTH, […]


A Much-Needed Break

I was thrilled to be able to take a vacation day on Friday of last week. It’s the first vacation day I’ve had since Christmas. And let me tell you, the four-day weekend (due to the holiday yesterday), was much needed and much appreciated! I got a ton of stuff done that I’d meant to […]


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 […]


So Much

Lately it seems like I’ve been focused on everything that is hard or stressful in my life. And you know, just that mindset can keep you stuck in that space. I’ve recently been reminded of how lucky I am and how grateful I am for so much in my life. It’s amazing what just a […]