A couple weeks ago, B suggested we clean out the office closet to make room for the linens. We have a metal shelf (from the big box store) that we have crammed with stuff, but was originally supposed to be for sheets, towels, etc. He had a great point that it was more a linen shelf lately than a linen closet, lol. So, I cleared out all of my crafty stuff except the sewing stuff (and I even went through all of that! whew!) and moved the crafty stuff to our closet, to live with the yarn. I found so many forgotten ideas, projects, supplies, you name it! I even found some cross stitch patterns I forgot I had, as well as a whole box of extra floss. Like, I have so much floss I have extras of about 30 colors.

We haven’t gotten around to organizing the linens yet, but I jumped head first into some cross stitch projects. I finished Adventure Time (wee little stitches) for a friend, and even finally finished Dreaming of Tuscany for my aunt and uncle’s 50th anniversary. My folks will take that to them this week! woohoo! I’m so relieved to have it go to it’s recipient.


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And this is the new one I started this week. It’s a pattern included with the DMC soluble fabric (DM90). I had the pink fabric in my stash, and whatever colors I didn’t have I substituted (as usual). It will be a neat crest/coat of arms. I decided not to cut the fabric but add a quote underneath, and came across this one from The Three Musketeers:

“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” Cool!


I can’t find a link to the pattern…so you’ll have to stay tuned!

Oh, and that’s a needle minder/keeper I made. :-) I found a button and glued a strong magnet to the back. I’ll probably post more on how I did it another day, I’d love to make more of them.

Penny gave me a pattern for a Doctor Who sampler and I plan on getting to that right after this post. I even ordered some gorgeous hand-dyed fabric from on etsy. Oh, man, it’s really something.

I think I fixed all the too big pictures on the site plus I added tags to all the posts. I’m getting the hang of this.

Well, off to the rest of my day. :-) More soon!

Yup. Pox seems to have left us for the time being, whew! I’ve been pretty militant about washing hands around here, after I caught pink eye from the kids a few weeks ago. Blech!!
I’ve been stitching away, as per usual. I finished an old scarf, Cruella, and Sleeves!! I love Sleeves so much. I have a lot of the yarn left though, I only needed a bit of another ball. Maybe 5 yards is all? So I happily put it in the stash, for something sometime from now. I’m trying to finish my Blue Lagoon and restarted my Hearts scarf. I’m having a lot of fun with Hearts now that I have the hang of the loops.
I got back into cross stitch lately, and am almost done with Adventure Time! woot! Can’t wait to finish it (ugh so much white in that beard) and give it to my buddy. He’ll love it!
I put some WIPs in a bag, now they’re all in one place. I’m trying to Finish Some Things to allow more time for Things I Want to Work On. :-D Penny and I are anxious to start an awesome Doctor Who sampler. I will order the custom fabric today! I found it here on etsy. (swoon)
I haven’t blocked Sleeves or Cruella yet, so pictures will come later. Until then, here is my current WIP, sooooo close to finished, and a super cute coffee cup.


P.S. I finished while the pictures were loading! woohoo!