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Stitch-Away Day 2

October 21, 2017

Lots and lots of stitching, chatting and in general having a great time. Stitch, read, rest and stitch some more. 

There is a new restaurant next door and we (10) of descended on them. Food was ok to good depending on who you asked. The waitress survived. 

Needlepoint Bingo ended the day. Time sure goes fast when you are having fun. Now I have a glass of wine and must find a new book to read to end the day. 


Hi Ho Stitch-Away

October 20, 2017

The day started out with a catastrophe as I spilled the whole crock of vegetarian chili as I was putting it into the back end of my car. Chili all over carpet, bumper and me. I just stood there and cried. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Maybe this was a sign that I should stay home. My DH pitched in and helped me clean up. Encouraged me to get on the toad and stop st the local car wash on my way out of town. 

The rest of the day went fine and everyone groaned as I told the story of the missing chili. I made lots of progress on Stix and Stones. Photos tomorrow.

This is why we don’t go Starve while not cooking.

Hi Ho Stitch-Away

October 19, 2017

My local ANG guild has a stitching weekend retreat the third weekend in October. This is the 15th year. I have not been to all but when I have gone it is a great time. We stay at Amado Territorial Inn, near Green Valley, AZ. It is a small inn with about 18 rooms and we usually have the whole place. They have a wonderful dining area. Three sides are Windows so the light is great. Our rooms include breakfast. The Inn allows us to bring in our own food/snacks. πŸ‘πŸ‘ It is hard to explain I will just have to post some photos. I have a crock of vegetarian chili and two bags of goodies. 

I have been packing, food, projects (three) to work on and oh yes clothes ‼️ I will head out in the morning. It is about a two hour drive for me.

I have made more progress on Stix and Stones and it will go with me.

Stix and Stones Are Back

October 14, 2017

I finally had a few hours to work on my Anaheim Seminar project. You may be able to see how the layers are reflected in the stitching.  The guidelines are that the layer directly underneath each circle shows through ( color wise). The orange shows in the purple circle and the green does also . Can you determine the layers?  This is so difficult to explained.  Part of it is I am tired.

The canvas is actually yellow but my camera keeps washing the color out. 

I will make more progress and maybe what I am saying will make sense. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Teddy Bear…Background ?

October 8, 2017

I finished a zillion French knots on my teddy bear and now I think I need a background…. Snow and sky or grass and sky?

I want to have it framed for my Holliday wall.


September 26, 2017

Having a DH with skin cancer problems is a challenge. We left home at 4:30am for surgery at 6:45am it’s a 2 hour drive from our house to the Dr in Tucson. After the cancer removal which took 4 tries to get it all ( a mohs procedure) we had to see the plastic surgeon for the repair. Home at 7pm.. Whew. He looks like I socked him in the right eye. cancer too close for my comfort. And now I an caregiver…and DH’s need lots of care ‼️‼️

I took a new mindless canvas to stitch on as I knew I would have hours of waiting.  This is a Leigh canvas. I am not sure what it was designed for. I am making it as a bookmark. It sure helped pass some time as I did tent, tent, and more tent. Sure goes slow. I should be able to get back to Stix and Stones tomorrow.

Thanks for listening πŸ™

Still Stitching on Stix and Stones

September 22, 2017

Stitching squares….stitching squares… I will be glad when all the base purple is done. Not compensating at the Stix has been a challenge. 

Yesterday as a break I went back to making knots on my teddy bear canvas. Tomorrow it is back to stitching squares…. Stitching squares.