Category Archives: Personal

Liebster Award

Liebster Award: Online recognition from fellow bloggers for fun new blogs! Last week I was introduced to the Liebster Award, which appears to be a kind of Random Act of Kindness for blogs to give some exposure to new blogs … Continue reading

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California for the Holidays

Last week I was posting from chilly northern California, where my husband and I were visiting his family for a late Christmas get-together. Here are some photos from the trip: The top photo is a view of the San Francisco … Continue reading

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2016 Stitching Goals

I don’t usually make resolutions, but I do have a few things I’d like to do in 2016, so here is my short list of stitching goals: Finish Anhinga Blues. Start and complete the Satsuma Street 12 Days of Christmas … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I’m going to be making an apple pie today and doing some last-minute cleaning before my sister and brother-in-law arrive to stay with us over the holiday. Have a Merry Christmas! Video of the Week This is what I’ll be … Continue reading

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2015 in Books…er, Magazines

I wanted to do a crafty book round-up for this year, but then I looked back on the books I finished this year and realized I didn’t read a single art or craft related book. How is that even possible? I … Continue reading

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Selecting a Project for My Guild Ornament Exchange

Time flies sometimes, doesn’t it? I realized somewhat belatedly that my guild’s Christmas party is a week from today. Every year members are invited to participate in an ornament exchange, and I had not even picked out a pattern let alone started stitching an … Continue reading

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WIP – Anhinga Blues

This is a WIP that keeps threatening to turn into a UFO, but I am determined to finish it. All I have left is the backstitching, but there is a lot of it. Here’s what it will look like when … Continue reading

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Show and Tell: “Sylvania” Finished

I have another finished piece to share with you this week. I stitched this piece last year while my husband and I were watching all the episodes of “Star Trek Enterprise” on streaming video. He had never seen the show … Continue reading

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Finished: Lizzie Kate’s “My To Do List”

I posted about this one a long ways back when I started it. It did not take me 22 months to stitch! But, the finished piece did sit around for some time before I finally got around to framing it. … Continue reading

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Giving Up on a Cross-Stitch Project

I did something unthinkable this weekend — I threw away a cross-stitch project I had been working on. This was not a decision I made lightly. Although I have plenty of UFOs that I may or may not ever finish, … Continue reading

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