Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saturday at the Library and other stitching...

I worked on this piece during the week and made some progress:

I last showed an update on this project in July, 2014, which I cannot believe....but I could not find a more recent update.

I went to the library again on Saturday and am enjoying myself so much that I think this may be my new routine and a way to be able to stitch on a routine basis. I live outside of the Tallahassee city limits and our county branch is fairly small, but one that I enjoy using. Here is a picture of the Ft. Braden branch of the Leon County library.

And this is where I was stitching....private, quiet and by a window with decent light.

And I started a new project....this pattern is from Country Living magazine's May 2015 issue. This summer they are giving free cross stitch patterns on their website. I love the old blue Ball jars and when I saw the pattern and then found the Modern Minis Aqua Jars by Lori Holt for Riley Blake on Fat Quarter Shop, well I ordered the fabric and pulled the threads and started stitching. The picture of the fabric sample is from the Fat Quarter Shop websiste, but I feel like the fabric is a little more aqua.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday at the Library

I spent some time at the library this afternoon reading magazines and stitching and I have a finish!!



Later, deb

Monday, May 25, 2015

We must never forget.....

the sacrifices made for our freedoms........

later, deb

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Catch Up on needles and words.....

First, the words. One of my favorite authors that I have mentioned here before, Laurie King, has written and released book 13 in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. The book is Dreaming Spies. I am in the middle of reading this with about 2-3 other books. Take my advice and try one of her books.....

And the needles have been fairly busy for me (and you know that I am a slow stitcher). Here is an update on two pieces.

Prairie Schooler "Boo"
The Sampler Girl "It Is Well With My Soul"

pattern cover
This is the pattern that I am adapting as a Mourning Sampler in remembrance of my dad, Nicholas Bongalis. 

he's the handsome dude in the middle
I have not done a lot of stitching, as I do a lot of reminiscing about him and our lives as I stitch.

later, deb

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter....and Happy Passover

Blessings to you and yours,


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

to you and your loved ones......

later, deb