Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Lately, I’ve been lazy about posting. Sometimes I just want to stitch. I know that many of you like to see regular posts from me though. Not mentioning any names though (Mad Tatter).

Last weekend was spent dusting and vacuuming and I decided to pull out some of my “springier” needlework projects. I also moved around others.

Here’s a sweet set of projects that complement each other because they were all stitched with my favorite color...RED! The two projects on the left are from Blackbird Designs; the piece on the right is from Stacy Nash.

Then I moved several of my framed pieces together on one wall. I think this needs one more piece at the bottom, but I couldn’t find the right piece. I guess I will have to stitch something for that bottom spot. Oh darn.

It is a bit chilly here today and it rained all day.  Looking for warmer temperatures this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A Visit With the Mad Tatter

On Wednesday afternoons I try to stop working a little bit earlier so that I can go to the grocery store. I pick up our groceries and I shop for the Mad Tatter.

It’s a beautiful day here and so when I stopped at her house, her neighbors were outside. They keep an eye on her and shared that she told them that her children “were keeping her on a tight leash”! Quite an accomplishment I say. She’s Quite independent and not easy to control. Lucky for us, she’s taking this whole shelter in place order seriously.  She’s been keeping busy with her tatting.  Here are some of her recent finishes:

Before I left, I snapped a quick selfie. We both are overdue for a haircut.  I have an appointment in two weeks. I wonder if I will be able to keep it.

Hope your week is going well.  Happy hump day!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

One More Finish

Today I worked on this little pillow finish. I love the ruched ribbon edge; it’s my favorite type of edging!

The design is from Heart in Hand and it’s called Friendship Garden. This was one of the kits in The Silver Needle’s Circle of Friends.

So cute!

I have quite a pile of finishing yet to complete. Will need to continue to whittle away at this pile since I must stay at home!

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Finishing Day

I have a large box of stitched projects that just need to be fully finished. Today was the perfect day for it!

My first finish is from Blackbird Designs. This was a class piece last November at the Attic (it’s also now in their book, Sewing Club). The box has a recessed lid, so after lacing it to cardboard, it just fit in the top of the box. Easy, peasy.

Second finish, a class piece from 2017. This pattern for this design was also released at Nashville this year, Miss Nettie’s Needle Usefuls is from Chessie and Me.

And last but not least, this project was 75% finished, but I needed to mount the biscornu pincushion on top of the spool. A Study in Red was designed by Sue Hillis and I took this class with her last fall at Needlework Galleria.

Productive day!


I’ve been spring cleaning here and there now that I am confined at home. I gently washed the valance that hangs above my kitchen sink last weekend; today, I pressed it a bit and put it back up.

I stitched this piece about 30 years ago. It’s one of my favorite pieces of Hardanger.

Wishing you a nice weekend!

Sunday, April 12, 2020


Happy Easter! Thought I’d share something different with you today. The Mad Tatter has been behaving. She has stayed home and is busy tatting away. Here’s a doily that she has been working on.

Next time I post, I have two finishes to share!

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

No Loss for Stitchy Projects

So, I was looking for something new to stitch and I dug out this box of stitchy projects. This box contains small projects; most of the came all kitted up with linen and floss.

So, the possibilities are endless. So endless that I had to take two pictures!

What did I work on first? This small project from Blackbird Designs. This was a limited edition kit at  Nashville Market several years ago.

What will I stitch next?

Sunday, April 05, 2020

And Then There was a Virus...

The month of March is a bit of a blur. For those of you who might not be aware, I work for a major airline and in March, the world turned upside down real fast. There really wasn’t time for anything other than work or sleep.

While life is anything but normal, I have had more time to stitch in the last ten days or so. Stitching soothes my soul and helps me to relax, so I am glad for it. My family and the Mad Tatter - we’re all doing fine and doing our best to adjust. I hope you and yours are healthy and safe too.

Let’s talk stitching. None of it is ironed. I’m too lazy to dig out the iron.

Two Blackbird Designs projects finished. Both were class pieces at the Attic last November.  Willing Hands will be mounted on top of a primitive box we received at the retreat. The other project,
Autumn Abundance, is meant to be a rustic looking pincushion, but I plan to finish it like a drum.

Have another small finish to share but I’m going to save it for my next post.

Stay safe, be well and stitch on!