Sunday, September 20, 2020

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Stitching For...

Stitching is going to be somewhat on hold for a little bit. We have a new family member! Her name is Lizzie and she is a Yellow Labrador Retriever, just seven weeks old. 

Our first day went well. She loves exploring the backyard and especially likes to chase leaves.

She and Maggie are becoming fast friends.

Her first night went better than expected.

Today she is all pooped out (or maybe she is bored with the football game!)

It’s fun having a little one around again!

Saturday, September 05, 2020


Today was a finishing day. This was a class that I took at the Needlework Guild of Minnesota Retreat last year. In the class we assembled all of the pieces needed to finish these Halloween ornaments. All I had to do was stitch them and put them together. I think they turned out great!

The class was with Cathy Habermann from Hands on Design. These charts are not available for purchase as this is still one of the classes she offers.

Tomorrow is the 400th anniversary of when the Mayflower set sail for America. With Thy Needle and Thread has commemorated this anniversary with a sampler that honors the women who were on the Mayflower. The idea is to stitch for the duration of the trip, 66 days, with the goal of having a completed sampler at the end. We shall see!

There may be more finishing on the agenda tomorrow. So happy for the long weekend!