Monday, January 29, 2024

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away on VSS with some progress...  here's a snaperoo...

... there are only little bits of over one where Mary ran out of room with her uneven spacing of the words... so it's not too much trouble and I think adds to the charm of this repro sampler...

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks, for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Monday, January 22, 2024

A Little Vine Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, as I am wont to do when I stitch a sampler, laying to rest thoughts of the border not meeting up, I stitched around the main encircling vine... it met up just fine, woohoo!!!   Here's a snaperoo...

...sorry about all the wrinkles and odd shadows.  It's been a wet and cold weekend here by the Bay, so we stayed in for the most part only venturing out for early Mass yesterday.  Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! GHood Deeds!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

A Little Something Different

 Gentle Friends, do you remember the 12" singles from the Disco era... I do and had this Lipps Inc Classic... Funky Town... here's a fun version of that super tune......  enjoy!!

... OMG ... I'm sooo old!!  Gotta get a rubber chicken for my dotage for sure!!!
Have a great!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

A Little Snow

Gentle Friends, one of my favorite carols is ..."In the Bleak Midwinter"'s a lovely version from the BBC show "Ghosts"...enjoy...

... I really like both versions of this show... the original BBC and the American... so clever.... if you've not had the chance give it a go.  Still stitching away on VSS... update shot on Monday...
Have a super Weekend!!

Monday, January 15, 2024

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away on VSS, and here's a snaperoo... you can plainly see I was just too lazy to pop this sucker out of the Q-snap.  As I stitch along I find there are some glitches and anomalies charted from the original sampler that Mary stitched ... some of them I can live with and others I can't... so onward and upward...

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Monday, January 8, 2024

A Little Stitchin' and a Little Christmas

Gentle Friends, for some reason I've just not gotten the rhythm of this stitch and it's been some slow going... here's a snaperoo...

...I'm not sure why... I like the floss colors, I like the linen... I like the chart (it's very clear)... but ya'know when you get in that zone and it's all poke pull poke pull... that's just not happened with this piece... yet.  I think it's all about when I made the start of this piece.  Right in the middle of all the goings on around Christmas and the Holidays and now with it all wrapping up... this past weekend we (the Bell Choir) played at the Ephiphany Services yesterday morning for both the 8am & 10am Masses.  Things will start to get back to normal sooner than later and it'll all be fine.

 Since I'm still dwelling on Christmas, here's a shot from our Christmas dinner with friends...

...and remembering how I was out of commission and hot off the operating table last Christmas there was no Birthday/Christmas Cake for 2022, Rico can bake bread but cake is not his in his wheelhouse.  This year I stepped up to the plate, and here's a snap of the cake...

... if you've been following along on this here Blog for a while, "yule" remember one of my oldest Christmas traditions since I was a toddler back in Mississippi is to have for dessert on Christmas Day, a birthday cake for baby Jesus, reminding us all the reason for the season and making it a little less Santa Claus, but I digress... so through the years as we grew up and celebrated Christmas, my mom made all kinds of cakes.  Since her passing, I've kept up this tradition and have been making the Christmas/Birthday cakes... this year I made an Italian Cream Cake, what is Italian about this cake is far beyond my knowledge but I jazzed it up a bit with a filling between each layer of key lime curd. That little addition elevated this buttercream, pecan, and coconut concoction quite a bit and gave it a super citrus bite!! 

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

Monday, January 1, 2024

A Little Start and a Happy New Year!!

 Gentle Friends, I got a small start on a new sampler, and here's a snap...

"Village Square Sampler - Mary Allen - 1818" - from Samplers Remembered
40ct BOF "Barn owl"
My Conversion from the charted DMC to various Overdyed Flosses

Although I had some big stitching plans for the Christmas break... those fell to the wayside with lots of other things - what those things were for the most part I couldn't tell you but we were so busy, busy, busy.... This new sampler is a largish piece so you'll be seeing it for quite a while.  I first saw it completed a few years ago on another blog and just fell for it immediately and instantly acquired the chart.  Since I've been pulling my last few projects from stash this was certainly going to be top of the pile...I may switch out some of the floss choices I made as I stitch along depending on how the colors hit me  - there are a couple of questionable choices hanging on the old floss ring...

Here's hoping for a really Happy New Year for everyone!!

  That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! GoodDeeds!

A Damp Weekend

 Gentle Friends, still stitching away on Sarah, and here's a snaperoo... ... I like all the little bits of "wonky" that are pa...