Showing posts from February, 2018

This too shall pass

I thought I had this one finished last April. Had it pressed, ready to finish, then I realized I didn't add the backstitch around the outside which I needed to do the actual finishing. Oops. I was going to do it "this weekend" in April last year so, maybe I meant this weekend in February 2018?

If you missed it last time, this was designed by a Cancer survivor and had the year she was diagnosed and in remission, if I remember the info in the chart correctly. I've instead used my mom and aunt's shared first initial and the year I lost each as a more of a memory of them.  Now I just need to sit down and finish it, once I can make some space.  Currently, the dining room table where I sew is buried in threads.

Anyone need Rainbow Gallery? I have boxes of threads thank you to my mother who could not pass up a good deal despite her preference to spend time in the shop pulling new threads for the next project. Some should appear in the barren Etsy shop soon, some will be…

Hometown Holiday Update

First a finish, the first design 'My House' I'm still debating adding something on either side of my last name, it seems a bit thin there with so few letters. This has been sitting near done for quite a while, my life has been crazy the past 6 months with changes to my life I never expected, so my attention has been elsewhere.  I looked at the photo last night to share and realized I had missed the leaves on the ends of the vine so I got that finished up to call this one done.

Now that things have calmed down I also have a good amount of progress on the Main street Train Station.  At the moment there is a glaring error in color choice on the roof of the station but I can't make up my mind if I dislike it enough to frog it. It isn't unrealistic to have 2 different materials or colors on the building so I may end up leaving it, I'll decide when I get more done and see how it looks with the whole design.

I'm sensing a trend though.  Missed 2 sets of branches o…

More stash and a new addition

More stash, did I really need MORE stash? Nope, not at all. I have more than I will likely finish right now and they keep coming out with new things that I love. Turns out all the stuff from my mom's house that I assumed had been donated, is actually in my brother's barn patiently waiting for me.  It started with Thanksgiving, we were visiting and filled our half-empty suitcase with whatever I could grab and set a few things aside. It was to be shipped, eventually, but I didn't really think much more about it.

Then December arrived. My uncle was in a bad car accident and as a result, my late mother's dog was now in residence at my brother's house.  She's mostly blind, deaf, and his big dogs were not a good mix so I offered to take her, that's where the stash battle goes off the rails. 

Missy is a Shih Tzu and an old one so I flew to pick her up since they don't allow them to ride in Cargo on a plane and its several days of a drive. I was planning to gra…