Sunday, June 12, 2016

Stashing not Stitching

Where has all the stitching gone? The Crone is finally on summer break and may pick up some UFOs in the near future and the mother is stitching away while on bed rest after breaking her ankle but has not posted. As for me, I continue to struggle with pain after my accident and have not been able to find a way back to the hobby I love. I remain ever hopeful, so in the meantime I stash!

Once retired, Gastlies has returned with a new line of quilting fabric. I am in so much trouble! I have signed up for a quilting class in September and cannot wait!

The crone was here for the weekend, celebrating 40 years of marriage! We did manage to get in some shopping at Stitcher's Paradise, The Christmas Goose (quilt shop) and a local bead store in between the numerous celebratory meals. I decided to bite the bullet and buy part one of the Sarah Sam Mystery Sampler (I have a strong aversion to patterns that come in parts, but could not resist this one!).  Along with the pattern I got cute crocheted pot holders ($2 each for all that work!) and a stuffed cat toy pattern (Gastlies cats for everyone!). The Maiden

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Time for a move

The mother has been able to return Damask Roses after the busy holiday season, and I could not be more excited about her progress!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Swimming Along

Yet another amazing project from the hands of The Mother. I still have stash envy!
Moonlight Laguna Mermaid by Nora Corbett
The Maiden 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Forgot and Found

Inspired by the Mother I began searching long forgotten nooks and crannies for projects and came upon a mystery box. Here is a sneak peek at what was inside...

Stitched on 32 ct. Lugana "Prank" by Color Scapes
The Maiden

Wee Hours of the Night in a Las Vegas Hotel

I was so excited to see The Mother earlier this week, especially since she brought all of her fabric stash and cross stitch projects! Her last night here we ate takeout from Outback Steakhouse and talked about life and projects (I, of course snapped away with my camera phone)! Here is her progress on Ella (purple conversion) and Roses.

The fabric is a lovely green in person and I was shocked to see how LARGE she is! I stole a peak at the pattern, it has a wonderful flow to it and looks so fun to work on!
The Maiden

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Rose by any Other Name

In preparation for the Mother's visit I have dug out a long forgotten Mira so that I too may stitch a rose or two!
The Maiden 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Long distance posting

I was so excited about the Mother's new start that I had to share! While her computer is on the fritz, our phones thankfully are not! She will be here is a few days and I will get to see this beauty in person.
Damask Roses on 28ct Lugana Thornhaven (Hand dyed by Stephanie)
"I'm Obsessed with my new start!"