Sunday, February 2, 2014

A bit of an update....

Not much of a Super Bowl game, is it?  I'm a Pittsburgh Steeler fan so the game doesn't interest me too much.  Still, it's rather lopsided right now.  So I decided to go online, update my blog, see what's going on in the world of cross stitching, etc.

I do look forward to the Super Bowl commercials though, like many of you.  I've geeked out at the Captain America Winter Soldier and new Transformers (Dinobots!) trailers.  Yeah - I'm an almost 60 year old grandma that just loves that stuff!  And of course, the two Budweiser commercials.  The one welcoming home the soldier from Winter Park, FL really brought on the tears.  It's a subject near and dear to us - Husband Mike and I served in the Navy. The one with the puppy and the Clydesdales.  Yeah.  More tears.

Here is the progress on the Woodland Sampler - finally got July done.
And finally got the rag rug completed.  This one took awhile and I'm glad to have it done.  Next time I will use strips that are not as wide and thinner fabric so I can sew it up on the machine instead of hand sewing it together.  I am glad I made it though - something new - something I had never tried before.
I'm participating in a Stitch from Stash group for this year.  We have a limit of $25 we're allowed to spend each month.  I only spent $8 in January - approximate anyway.  I wrote and told how much it was but now can't remember.  I don't have a lot of stash per se - but a lot of patterns that will need cloth.  The rate I'm going though, I won't have to spend any $ since it's taking so long to finish the sampler.  But, it's a good idea and I'm enjoying participating.
Here's the link if you are interested in the progress we're making.  The group is closed but you might enjoy reading about it. There are 130 participants.

So that's it from here.  Nothing earth shattering in my corner of the world. But there's always tomorrow.


  1. I didn't watch the Super Bowl, but I did hear that a certain team got whomped on.

    Your sampler is coming along nicely. Congrats on your rug finish.

  2. Coming right along on your sampler and the rag rug turned out great!

  3. Your sampler is so sweet! Great progress!
    Pretty rag rug!
    Great idea for a stash diet.

  4. Love the rug! Very pretty! Your Woodland Sampler is looking great!

  5. Great progress on Woodland Sampler. I love the rug and the colors are great.

  6. That was one dull Super Bowl! I liked the two Budwiser commercials too. Nice job on the sample. It will look really nice when it is finished.
    Nice job on the Stitching from Stash. I don't even have to stitch from stash,just stitch what I have already started :)

  7. Your rug turned out great Donna! Looking forward to seeing more of your sampler.

    I don't watch sports - so there was no superbowl in this house!

  8. Nice rug ma! Sure the kitties love it :)

  9. I like your rug and the sampler is coming along great...we fell asleep for this super bowl...once seattle took hold of the wasn't much of a game...LOL hugs,, and stitches, Queeny

  10. Loving the woodland sampler!

    Thankyou for your kind words on my blog.