Monday, November 25, 2013

Not again......

I got some more done on the EF 1864 Sampler.

It really is a pretty one.

But once again, I got distracted.  And started something new.  I had to try out the 52/64ct linen that Jean from the Attic keeps touting.  Soooooo, I had to start a new sampler.  Of course!

1837 Crown Sampler by Plum Street Antiques
52/64ct Vintage Light Examplar linen by Lakeside
Gloriana Tudor Silks
This is how far I've gotten so far on the 1837 Crown Sampler.  I'm so happy that I CAN see the holes on this linen!  And I'm loving working with this linen.  It's a pleasure to work with!  I put my magnifiers in the picture to give you an idea of the size.

I've been feeling the urge to do a bit of knitting again as well.  My shoulder has been bothering me, which is why I put the knitting aside for a while.  But I couldn't stand it anymore.  So I continued with my Color Play Mohair Wrap.

Not much done yet.  But the Rowan Kid Silk Haze Stripe is wonderful stuff!

I have to put a picture of my pretty girl here.  She sent this picture to me to show me something, and I'm sure she doesn't expect the pic to appear on my blog.  But too bad.  :D  I just had to put it here anyway.

I'm very excited.  We just purchased tickets for next year to see one of my favorite people/groups ever, Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers.

I guess I'm just a fan girl.  :D

Mia has been doing her best to be cute recently.

In this picture, she had just heard me feed her.  She's been sleeping under that cover there all week.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week -- and for those in the US, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  (Yes, the kids are coming home for Thanksgiving!  Yay!)

Monday, November 18, 2013


As I've said before, color seems to be the big draw for me when it comes to what I stitch.  Thus my attraction to what I picked up to stitch next.

EF 1864 Sampler by Christy Schmitz & Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett
from SANQ magazine, Summer 2011
40ct Vintage Sand Dune
NPI called for
I've had this one kitted up since it first came out.  The colors are wonderful.

This is what I've gotten done so far.

So pretty!

Here are a few pictures of the only child left in the house at the moment, Mia.  Up to all sorts of things.

Mia's current favorite place to sleep (besides my lap).  Yup, she's under there.

She's not actually interested in what I'm doing on the computer.  She just wants me to stop doing what I'm doing on the computer.  lol!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Back to Stitching, but....

There was the big last tournament of the tennis season to watch this past week, so I was back to stitching.  I started a new piece.

Lady in Red Spinning Her Wool by GigiR Designs
GAST fibers
This is what the whole piece looks like.

I am, however having problems.  The GAST dye lots seem to have changed drastically since the model was stitched.  It might be time to take a pause on this one, sadly.

ETA:  Thank you, Gigi, for commenting on my blog!  I just wanted to say that I know it's not Gigi's fault about the dye lots.  I love this design so hopefully I will figure out a conversion that I like and continue on at a later time.  I'm just easily discouraged at the moment.  My Lady in Red won't disappear forever!

The Father Type and I have both been doing some cooking recently (not that I don't usually cook!), trying new dishes out.  I cooked this one.

Marrakesh Veggie Curry
And the father type cooked this soup.

Homemade butternut squash soup with grilled cheese & bacon sandwich
And the Father Type once again made some luscious Pecan Sandies -- so good!

Mia has been doing her best to keep warm now that the temperatures are colder.  She's been snuggling up to me a whole lot more.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, November 4, 2013

No stitching, but....

I got my Wearwithall Stole all blocked.  Here it is laying out to dry.  (I don't own T pins or blocking wires.  I'm casual.  lol!)

And here I am modeling the finished result.  Sorry, my mirror leaves something to be desired.

I know, I should be smiling.  But this is my first (and hopefully only) selfie -- I feel silly smiling at myself!

I didn't do any stitching this week.  Instead, I went a bit crazy with other projects.  I started this clamshell quilt.

Collections for a Cause Love Quilt (Moda)

And then decided to work on a tumbler quilt instead.

(The tumbler is doubled over, so it's twice as long as this.)

And on the weekend, I went a bit nuts with knitting.  I had to try this out.

Honeycomb Waves throw using Noro Kureyon
I found the pattern on Ravelry.

Once I tried that, I had to start working with these lovelies, so I moved on.

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe yarn for the Colorplay Mohair Wrap.
And yes,  once again, this is a result of enabling by KwiltyKim of Threadheads Unite.  If you go to that link, you will see both the Wearwithall Stole and this new project of mine.  lol!  I do have a start on this wrap, but I'll show it off next time.

I know it's time for a TUSAL pic, but I haven't been doing enough stitching to have a TUSAL pic be worthwhile.  So no TUSAL this month, sadly.

The weather is getting colder these days.  And Mia is getting all cuddly as a result.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!