Saturday, March 4, 2017

I'm still here .....

Lots going on, but that is how life is, lots of ebb and flow. I have been doing a lot of reading, but not much stitching.

I have been rethinking my crafting life quite a bit. I still want to learn how to crochet, to learn surface embroidery and to kick my sewing back into gear. I have been paying attention to what I am enjoying in my stitching and have realized that I really do not want to do any large projects (there are about 7 that I want to do) but I just enjoy smalls and ornament stitching. So keep a look out for a destash page to be added here. (Just saying that will force me to start culling patterns). I am also planning on more destashing in my sewing fabrics; I feel that I need less in my life and only what I love to do. On that note I have made a few steps in working on my surface embroidery. I have purchased this book by Nichole Vogelsinger.

 Her website is Wild Boho. And this morning I bought her Fractured Color Wheel pattern. My interest in this particular pattern was piqued by Honeybee at The Copper Fox and her posts about using a color wheel to change colors in her needlework projects.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Words Update

I was surprised when I realized how long it had been since I last posted. I will post a "needles" update later, but here is the "words" portion of the blog.

Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, which I have not yet read. This may be my Christmas vacation read .

Mary Russell's War by Laurie R. King which I really enjoyed reading. This is a compilation of stories that Laurie has written over the years and posted/sold on her website.

Harry Potter And The Curse Child by J. K. Rowling which I loved reading. The took about 10 minutes of reading to adjust to the script layout of the book, but the story was amazing and added some cool details and insight into this world.

Thanks for still being here,

later, deb

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives

As we take another day to celebrate our freedoms, let us not forget those who served and died to protect that freedom....

later, deb

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Surprise Win!

Shelly, who blogs as An Arizona Stitcher has recently had a few drawings on her blog. Well, I signed up for one and promptly forgot that I did until she emailed me that I had won and needed my mailing address!!! What a lovely surprise; and this is what I won:

Lizzie Kate Snippet #S45 My Favorite Time, a Blackbird Design Reward of Merit pin, and a cute notepad....all tied in a lovely ribbon, which I failed to photograph (but I will use in the finishing of this pattern).  Thanks Shelly!!

later, deb

Saturday, April 9, 2016

New book...

The new book from Laurie R. King's Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series arrived today!!!!

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I am going to wait until tomorrow to start (and probably finish) reading....but I can hardly wait!! For more of her writings go to Laurie R. King. She is a great author.