try again

myabe this time the picture will print.. oh well

something for my british stitching friend

this is something i stitched and made for my Uk friend. a needle case. simple and fun to do.

stitching in the wind

what a great week it has been went to my friends Becky's house down by Seattle and stitched with a handful of other stitching friends. Ate a great lunch, plus some show and share. I always look forward to this time of the month when we eat, stitch and share. We talk about everything, nothing seems to be off limits. i love that we can share our heart aches and of course laughter is a must! Stitching and Friendship goes hand in hand nothing compares to it.
another rainy, windy night here. i do love the sound of the wind but always worry will the trees stay standing?
i did spend a little time stitching on my Hare Pyns project this week. would love to get that done. sometimes i can stitch for hours no mistakes but this last week i have made more mistakes than i care to admit. I had to rip some out but i did leave some in, it will be my little personal signature on my piece. i get so bothered by the mistakes but i have to remember this is relaxing and creative. so what's a little mistake going to do and only i will know for sure if it is meant to be or not. i love the colors on this piece the reds, greens, browns and gold so bold.
i have spent more time with my daughter than stitching but i am so happy she is here. i love that we can enjoy each other and just hang out and talk. we have been going to yoga together and that has really been nice.
another day over and many ideas left for tomorrow to try but all in all i have no complaints.
life is great.
Happy Halloween!


Fall is here!

oh my what a fall it has been rain harder than i have ever seen and the wind. wiped out electricity here for a few hours.

I have been busy stitching my Hare Pyns project from Sherri Woods and love how it is looking will post soon. Finished my Oct. part of Lady's Chest from Judy O'dell and love how it looks too. Not sure anything would make me unhappy about stitching and if it did i would change it. I did change some of the lady's chest design.

Two friends are coming tomorrow to stitch on Mary Wigham that we started on Guemes Island this summer. I always look forward to days of stitching with friends. Food, talk and threads!

I love the view i have in this house you can see it at the beginning of this writing. I think i stare more at it than at my stitching.

i have been reading two very different books this month. "Madame de Pompadour" by Christine Pevitt Algrant is visually fantastic. i think of the wonderful hand stitched clothes they wore back then. The time and energy those who made them put into them. I remember walking thru the V&A many years ago seeing some of the beautiful hand stitched pieces. Oh to return!

the other book i just finished was "The Man Who Loved Books too Much" by Allison Bartlett .


kitty high five!

Ali cat is giving a big paw high five he is too cute!
well i am sure fall is here and winter is not far away. rained a bit today and the chill in the air reminds me that snow maybe in our forecast this winter..Yes! i hope so.

had a great time with Emily the past two days she stayed with me dog sitting and we ate hot fudge and ice dream watched TV and of course yoga just to make sure we were covering all our bases.

i am now trying to finish up my lady chest piece for this month and then i really want to get my Hare Pyns finished. i also have a needle book i need to have finish by Jan. and then i also joined a Christmas tin exchange. i hope to make something to put in it and then i will fill it with goodies to give to a woman in Colorado. i am telling myself no new projects till i get at least "Mary" or the Truth Sampler done. i also want to make an Xmas ornament for my sister exchange.

em and i bought plane tickets to Las Vegas end of November we will meet her friend Jenna and her mom for a few days. Jenna is paying for hotel and we got cheap tickets who could say no. it will be fun to travel with Em it has been awhile since we have. it is so nice having her here, i am always pleased to see what a great person she has turned out to be. i look forward to a holiday with both kids near and maybe a family trip.

well now i need to stitch and who knows maybe a movie.



just so you know that last photo is in my garden. um, should take one of the view here? next time.

what i know

it been awhile and here i am at my favorite house. who could complain views of water sky everywhere, plus a cute little dog running around keeping me company. i have been trying to get some stitching in between Emily coming down from Alaska and yoga. it has been great to have both kids here in town, i love them so and enjoy their company. times are hard and i am so happy that James and i can help lend a hand when needed.

i started the second part of my Victorian chest by Judy Odell and also been working on the cute Hare Pyns by Sherri Woods.i must admit i went online yesterday to look at an online cross stitch show and i keep seeing things that i know i could design or do better. do i have the energy? do i have to total know how? do i have the time? i always have a ton of thoughts of things i want to make, design, play with yet i find that i still hold myself back. i think years of hearing negative feed back about who i am has not helped. yet what is my excuse now. no one holding me back no one talking crap to me? um it's me. scared of failure of no one liking it. maybe i just need to start and see what happens start small. who knows maybe 2010 will be the year i start small or big!

fall is here and i love the cool breeze and this winter i have to many plans but look forward to them all. i feel the best i have in years and i know things are getting better somewhere and here. i only hope that this new winter brings us closer to understanding who we are as a whole and as individual. life is to short to hate and fight.