Quilt Retreat

Back at the beginning of summer (why do all my blog posts start with “way back six months ago”?!?), I was invited on a weekend quilting retreat in Van Alstyne, TX.  I’ve never been on a quilting retreat before, so I was super excited.  So excited, in fact, that I brought five different projects with […]

Le Printemps

One of the things I purchased at the Dallas quilt show was some small charm packs of the Printemps line from 3 Sisters.  I loved the colors and how perfectly French it looked to me.  It was the perfect choice for a little thank you gift I wanted to make.  I saw a photo on […]

Snooty Turtle SAL

I’m so bad at keeping up with SALs, I really am.  And yet, each and every time I’m presented with one I leap right in with both feet.  Hope springs eternal.  So, at the beginning of the year, a SAL began in one of the Facebook groups to stitch the Snooty Parrots Sampler by Barbara […]

First Monday

  Happy New Year, dear friends!  It’s the first Monday of 2014 and I’m feeling like it’s time to get in sync with my plans for this year.  One of the things I intend to do this year is get back to regular blogging.  While other forms of social media are fun and much more […]

Blue Moon

After finishing Isabella, I decided to pick my Quaker Pincushion back up and work on it.  This is a Jeannette Douglas design on 32ct Natural linen with Caron Wildflowers in Tanzanite and Dark Shadows.  I love how this turned out, and it was a fun piece to work on.  Thanks so much, Lori, for enabling […]

Variations on a Theme

Thanks for all the compliments on the quilt. I’m so glad to finally have it finished. And I’ve pulled out the next WIP that needs some attention at the sewing machine. I did manage to cut fabric for it on Saturday, but that’s as far as I got. On the stitching side of the house, […]

Meet Claus

Claus was supposed to be minding the blog while I was otherwise occupied. Claus is a bit of a slacker. Claus also spent a good amount of time eating these…. Bad Claus. We will have to discuss. So, while Claus was busy eating bon bons, I was in Nashville at Market. I had a wonderful […]

Almost a House

The Bean house is really coming along. I took this photo last night before I sat down to stitch. Those lines on the front of the house remind me of tube socks. But, they also remind me of this. Anyway, although last night was a late night (Eric was shooting at the house – photos, […]

Jetting Around

Eric and I are back from Miami! I may have alluded in my previous posts that we were heading out for an adventure. Well, Eric surprised me with a trip to Miami over the 4th of July weekend. We left on Thursday night (flying First Class – woohoo!) and came back on Monday. We had […]

Swirlies and Possibly a Little Venting

Last week Eric surprised me with these colorful beauties. No reason, just because he’s a sweetie. Aren’t they pretty? They are really brightening up my kitchen. When I changed my blog template a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the pieces that were WIPs still even three years after my first post. One of those […]

Spring Colors

Thank you all for your sweet compliments on my progress photos last time and for the anniversary well wishes. This weekend we are going on a little day trip that Eric had planned for our anniversary, but due to car trouble we had to postpone. I am really looking forward to it! Anyway, as promised […]


Thanks so much for the well-wishes for my interview last week. It went well and I was called back for a second interview, which was yesterday. I’m still waiting to hear on that. Thursday night Eric retaught me Algebra, and Friday morning I had my test. I had to take a practice test first to […]


I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter, if you celebrate it and a wonderful weekend. Usually Easter falls right around our anniversary. The year we were married, Easter was the weekend after the wedding, and so we were in Rome for Easter weekend. Below is a photo of St. Peter’s that Eric took […]

Real Quick-Like

Ok, so it appears that my card reader and computer are now working together (at least for the moment). So, I thought I would show you some of my progress photos. I decided to take a little break from Tesori. Not that I can really afford to not work on it, but my shoulder has […]

Computer Woes

Well, my computer is dying a slow and painful death. It started acting up last week, and Eric replaced my card reader, which seemed (at the time) to be the problem. It worked fine for a couple of days, and then the card reader quite working (thus, I can’t show you any progress photos of […]

A Wednesday

I am feeling a little down today. I had a rough weekend, with what I think may have been food poisoning. I am sore from my workouts Monday and yesterday, and still waiting to hear back from the company I interviewed with on Friday. I think it went well, and I expect to hear from […]


I finished another block on Tesori. This is the Abruzzo region, which was the second block I needed to stitch for last week. I am hoping that when I get to the center map, I can get caught back up. The motifs for the Abruzzo region are: the coat of arms from the City of […]

A Woman on the Edge – Both Edges

So much to show you today! First of all, let’s talk about my Red Thread. As you may recall when I stitched the first six boxes I found that I only was going to have about an inch of fabric on the left side once my border was stitched. Yes I did count and recount […]

On the Second Day of Christmas…A Little Late

2nd Day of Christmas Teresa Wentzler DMC on 28 ct. antique white cashel Embellished with Mill Hill petites Finished 1/20/08 I was pretty productive this weekend. I finally finished Eric’s Christmas present. Last year I started stitching him Teresa Wentzler’s Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments, so that I could give him one a year (idea […]


I had a sudden sinking feeling a couple of days ago when I realized that my two-year anniversary is less than three months away, and I have barely put a dent in Tesori. So, in order to finish it in time to give it to Eric, I figured out that I need to stitch two […]

Neighborhood RR – Round 3

Tree from “The First Prosperity Sampler (German Sampler Series #4) Arachne’s Silken Web For Annemarie’s Neighborhood RR DMC Finished 1/14/08 Oh, so much to show you today! Sorry I have been absent, the past week was crazy. First things first…I finished the stitching on Annemarie’s Neighborhood RR. I hope that you like it, Annemarie! For […]

A Gift and Number 61

Motif from Quaker a Six Mains Needleminder A Mon Ami Pierre Weeks Cadet on 28ct Sugar Cookie from Silkweaver Beaded Ruffle with Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads 03035 Finished 10/7/07 I hope you are all having a great week. I still have not managed to get a lot of stitching done, which is frustrating. Just […]

Christmas in New York

Well, since I am still stitching along on the SAME THING, I don’t have a whole lot to show stitching-wise. I had a migraine last night, that is hopefully gone, so not much stitching last night either. So, instead I thought I would start sharing some of our photos from our trip to New York. […]

Back to Baby Garden

As I mentioned on Monday, I was able to get back to stitching on Baby Garden. I am close to finishing this row, and then I have one row left. Woohoo!! I will be so glad to finish this one. The little squirrels, their heart balloons and the birds are over one. I had hoped […]