Monday, April 24, 2017


I so forgot to write in my last post that I received a beautil RAK from my long time on-line friend Alba Perra (no blog). She lives in Bologna, Italy and while I have never met her in person I have known her for many, many years; probably more than 15.

Last week I received an email from HaED that said I have received a gift from her! I was very excited and rushed off to see what the chart was. The chart is called Wonders of Chicago and I absolutely LOVE it!

Some of my favorite places in Chicago are featured here; Buckingham FountainThe Field MuseumThe Sears (now Willis) TowerThe Chicago Water Towerdowntown Chicago and The Shedd Aquarium.

This piece will be a wonderful remembrance for our family since we have moved from Chicago to Tucson! Now to just clear some of that stuff out of my WIP box and get this started!

Thank you Alba!
I will also think of you every time I see this piece! 

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 04/23/17

Evening Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful week full of crafting time!

Earlier in the week I stitched up this quick piece. I joined the monthly club at Just Another Button Company where they will send you the material, DMC, a needle and buttons for each month. They sent all the charts in a booklet with this first chart.

Well Hello There!
Last Stitch 04/18/17

 Then I promised myself that I would work on this one some more...

Michigan Logo
Stitcher Universe
Progress as of 04/23/17

I hope to get lots of the blue stitched in this week! So I should have lots of progress to show next week. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 04/16/17

Evening People and Happy Easter!!

I would like to introduce you to our sewing space that my daughter is setting up for us!  As many of you know we just moved into this home about 8 months ago and Tia (my daughter) has christened this as "Our Craft Room"! It is a work in progress because it needed lots of work done to it, but in the meantime we will be using it. First up, she ripped up the carpeting in there because it was old GROSS! She had no idea what she would find under there but she was anxious to get rid of it. It wasn't to bad, there are old ceramic tiles there and a few turned out to be cracked and they are not level with the tiles in the other rooms that connect to this room. Also you will notice the glue on the floor! She tried to get it off but looks like that will take some time! Eventually the tile will be replaced/covered but that is further down the road. I am sure there will be much more to come about this wonderful room!

In the meantime she inherited this desk from the previous resident of her office and decided to keep it. She painted it very colorfully for our room. I just LOVE how it turned out!!  She also painted and recovered an orange chair for the desk and she has two other chairs that need sanding and painting which I think will be painted in the green color.

Guess this means I will have to get those curtains my son is waiting for done!  LOL
My New Sewing Space!

As for stitching...this week brings you a finish! I started it last week (didn't post about it) and finished it today.  May I present to you...

12 Days of Christmas
Day 4
Four Calling Birds
Designer - Margaret Sherry
Last Stitch 04/16/17

This was stitched as part of a year-long

If you have not visited this site may I please suggest that you do!
Lots of fabulous ornament to look through there.

This week will bring another new start and then back to the dreaded "M" and blue! 

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 04/02/17

Good evening Ladies and Gents!

This week I continued plugging away at those blue Xs.  I made some pretty good progress on them too. :)

This is when I had to move the q-snap
Michigan Logo
Stitcher Universe
Progress as of 03/31/17

and needed to start putting on some yellow Xs!
Progress as of 04/02/17

Filling in large blocks of color is definitely easy but is it ever boring... LOL!

Now this needs to get put away for a little bit so I can work on The 12 Days of Christmas. Next up, 4 Calling Birds!

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Sunday Stitchy Update 03/26/17

Evening Friends!  I do hope that everyone is doing great.

I would like to send out a Happy Mother's Day to all my friends that celebrated today. I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with your families.

This week I continued work on the Michigan Logo for my brother.  I made more progress than I thought and that is what I love about keeping this get to actually see your progress from one week to another! 

Michigan Logo
Stitcher Universe
Progress as of 03/26/17

I am keeping this out for another week and hoping I make some good progress on it! It is so easy once you get the yellow on since you just have to fill it in with blue.  I am already on my third skein of blue! Good thing I went shopping and bought eight more skeins for this project :)

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!