• Uncategorized

    Happy 2022!

    Goodness, it’s been almost 3 years (I believe?) since I sat here to visit with you.. inexcusable! Truth be told, I’ve really missed writing to you; things in my life have been so constantly changing that it’s hard for me to settle down and summarize how a day or moment went because it is suddenly and abruptly the next day…

  • Critters,  New Designs

    We Have a Winner!

    Chrissy E, you were the first to guess it! Congratulations! I am so happy there are still people who are willing to stop by my blog to check on me. 🙂 Thank you so much to everyone who guessed – I got some amazing ideas from your guesses, that’s for sure. Those were so much fun to read through! I…

  • New Designs

    Guess!

    I don't know if anyone peeks in on my blog or not, but just in case, I thought I'd pop in and let you super loyal readers (I love you!!) be the first to know that I have another animal stack coming out in a few weeks… and whoever can be the first to guess what the next animal is…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Tomorrow.

    I woke up at 4 this morning, unable to get back to sleep; I've not slept well this week, knowing that August 12 is coming up on me very quickly. I've been blogging for a long time, even though for the past few years, my life seems to have settled into a routine that leaves little time for taking photos.…

  • Chart Corrections

    Correction!

    When I wrote up the instructions on the Noah's Welcome Mat (found a couple of posts down, or in the "Freebie" category in the right sidebar), I didn't realize that I had said to stitch the design with one strand over one linen thread. The design was definitely stitched over TWO linen threads! My sincerest apologies!

  • Freebie,  New Designs,  Stitching

    Flash Release!

    I've been asked on more than one occasion how far in advance I come up with a design before I release it. My usual response is that I'm an eleventh-hour designer who doesn't realize it's the Christmas stitching season until about December 20.  I say all that to let you know that I had intended to come out with these…

  • Crazy Kids,  Critters,  Family

    Leo and Bean

    This past December, when Sabrina came home for Christmas, she brought along both of her sweet cats (Kamaji and Dusty) and her gentle rescue boy Leo… She told me she had tried to get a picture of him several times before, but it had proven to be an impossible task; Leo is like most other dogs who know when a…