Friday, January 24, 2014

You would think...

with all the information at our fingertips that findings places would be easier.  No.  Navigation by phone, maps online, nothing seems to match.  Phone numbers disconnected.  Next time I'm using my trusty Garmin.  It's never steered me wrong before.  Unless the business closed down and didn't bother to tell anyone, including it's online website.  Very frustrating.

Putting that aside, I've been busy working on my Valentine exchange - and since I haven't sent it yet, I can't show it to you now but will later, along with the website.  It's a free pattern too. ;-)

I'm also working on my Woodland Sampler.  I know I haven't done a lot it seems - you're right really.  I haven't touched it in a week.  I did a lot of work at the doctor's office.  Mostly frogging and re-doing.  I didn't like the way my dandelion puffs were coming out - so I put in a little sparkle using Kreinik thread - much better.  I also did that with the firefly in the June section.

In case you're interested in the sampler, here's the website for it ...

I'm also attempting a rag rug.  I have a lot of fabric strips and so I thought I would put them to good use, besides making a quilt I mean.  It really isn't very hard, just tedious and time consuming.  It's taking longer than I thought it would but I think the outcome will be nice.  As you can see, my son Michael's cat Kortana is perfectly happy the way it is. 
Finally, I would like to introduce to my middle daughter Nikki's blog.  No matter where you stand on issues,  including time travel, you have to admire her bravery.  I do.  Please take a moment to read it.

Monday, January 6, 2014


The trouble with many works-in-progress (WIPs) is that they always seem to be just that - though every once in a while, there is a completion.

Takes this for instance,

I've been working on this sampler since early last year when it first came out and only because I was so sick these past few weeks, was I able to make even this amount of progress.  Those that finished it last year have 2013 on theirs.  I'm aiming for 2014.
(Many thanks to my big helper, grandson Aiden).

Then there's long have we been a work in progress?  Why, all our lives!  When will it be complete?  Well, pretty much when we die, I guess.  Because that's about how long it takes for Christ to do His work in us.  We're never done.  And then, others take a look at our lives in its completed form and say.....well, not really sure what they'll say.  I HOPE that they'll look at my life and see at least some of Christ in me. 

Remember that shirt that was around for awhile that said something like, "Please be patient...God isn't through with me yet"?  WIP.

I can honestly say I'm thankful that I'm WIPed. :-)  because I sure don't want Jesus to take another look at me and say, " I am SO done with her!"

Friday, January 3, 2014

A New Year...

which usually means a clean slate...isn't it nice that we have that chance?

And even nicer when the clean slate comes from our Lord Jesus Christ!

This year my clean slate will include making more time for devotionals and Bible yes, cross stitching and quilting!

Speaking of cross stitching, this is a little late but here are some of my pics of ornaments I made for Christmas this year. It may not seem like a lot but there were dupes and you don't need to see them.  I ended up making about 22 ornaments for friends and family.

These patterns (except for the cat and gingerbread men) are from the Winter Wonderland Sampler series by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

I'm still working on their Woodland Sampler...just finished May - so you could say I'm either behind by 7 months or ahead by 4 months.

I've also joined a Stitch from Stash group - using your own stash for the year with minimal purchases, something I need help with.  Here's the link for that...

A new year means a new phone and yesterday my new phone arrived. After much debate in finding a phone that would also be compatible with our car, I decided on a Droid (By Your Command). It's a testimony to the makers and programmers of that phone in that I've downloaded a couple of apps, added a new phone number to an existing favorite, and my phone has not blown up or deleted itself from my existence!

Okay - so I guess that's it from here.  It's enough, right? LOL!