Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Peacock Finish!

This is a gift for a friend, and I need to get it framed and sent to her once she settles in her new home.  Once I finished the month of Linen and Threads, this became my daily project - and it went very quickly indeed.  I still have almost half a month left.  Maybe I'll get something else done this month.

Seasonal Streets Restart

It's kind of hard to pick out the white stitches from the background, but they're there.  Now that I'm on the correct side of the fabric, maybe I'll feel better about working on it - correctly!

Hospital Breakfast

In late May I was admitted to The London Clinic for a blood clot in my leg and anemia.  I know, weird to have both at once, right?  Maybe it was the anemia that caused the blood clot, as there weren't enough cells to push through.  Anyway, food.  The London Clinic lets you order food! As much as you want, and no real restrictions - it was even possible to order wine and beer (at an extra cost).  Since I didn't know about anything, I ordered several things and ate bits and pieces.  The Greek yogurt was unflavored, so I used some of the blackberry jam in it.  And toast and croissant and a cheese and fruit tray and eggs and bacon and... even oatmeal.  Once I learned to order extra milk for the oatmeal, it was very good.  The food is presented in an appetizing way and the kitchen staff is very nice.  If I had to be in a hospital, I'm glad this one was chosen.

Monday, July 16, 2018

June/July Done

I am done with June and July now.  To me, this still looks a bit clownish with the wide variety of colors.  I am waiting for August to see if I continue or no.  It's just not my style.

Working In Red

Still am doing a lot of red maze-y stuff right now, but next time will end up switching to do more blue too.  Maybe I'll even break out the green for the interstitial places.

One More Glossy

This glossy box seemed to be all about making glowy skin.  I've used the Lancome cream and like it, though I only use it on my cheeks and use other moisturizers for the rest.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Inner Square Done

The inner square is done and I've started on the middle.  The border makes it look a bit less pop artish.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Skin Care Box

This Glossybox was mainly skin care.  I like the wipes and such, but the shower foam was just plain odd.  It had a nearly overpowering eucalyptus scent and the aerosol made it nearly impossible to use the right amount.  That amount was very hard to guess because, as soon as it touched water, the gel became a huge amount of foam.  I think I'll stick with Bath and Body Works.

Across The Top

This is the whole width of the piece now.  Glad I will soon be able to start stitching the designs!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Astro Field Notes

Andreas bought these field notes notebooks because he knew we'd both like them.


I think I have most of the ears done on top.  Now to do the ones on bottom.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Another Glossybox

So why do all eye shadows these days have to be gold?  And do I truly need an eyelash curler?  The rest of the stuff is pretty neat, but really... I am SO tired of golden eye shadows!

Down To The Bottom

Time to work on the bottom house now.  Finishing this part up!

Onto Another Flower

Working on the smaller flower now.  Hope to have this one done soon.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Glossy Shampoo

More shampoo stuff from Glossy Box, along with some oils.  I wonder if the oils are as good as they claim.

Monday, July 09, 2018


Shield's done, so is the crown, so it's time to make the unicorn.  I am feeling like I may not finish the whole sampler, as I am dissatisfied with the way it looks (my color choices) and this design is not one I'd take so much time on on my own.

A Gift!

I received this little surprise in the mail from Stitchy Box last month.  Isn't it darling?

Buttering The Fly

Most of the butterfly is done along with a few bits of other things from this round.  Still deciding the color for the butterfly spots.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

New Games Again

Yes, it's just Fluxx.  But Dr. Who!  We're also heard a lot of good things about Kingdomino too.

Third Done Of Four

I really do like this color combination, even if I am tired of stitching the same motif over and over again...

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Working On Confetti

Lots of little stitched areas in the bottom right along with filling in some of the middle green.

Fiberlicious Stash

Two deliveries of subscription stash!  I'm already using the pink one on Another Year Creeps By.

Halfway There

 I am now halfway done with the whole piece.  Getting to completion of this month's slowly though. 

Fab Fit Fun Summer Extra - Pinterest Edition

Time to try some of these Pinterest faves ... now to get to the time to do so.


Yay, Enchantment is all stitched up!  Now I just need to make it into a door knocker.

Thursday, July 05, 2018


I have already used some of the items from this box.  The Pier 1 jewelry holder works very well as a bead mat.  Not at all sure what to do with the Foreo skin thing, though.


Got one more row completely done as I did quite a bit of near confetti.

Closer I Come...

I have almost all the feathers done, and that little splash of chartreuse at the bottom is the real bottom...

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

My New 35

I have the new 35 DMC colors now, thanks to Andreas!  I'm not sure I want to take them out of the box, though.

Pop Art

Chaqua is looking like 1960's pop art at the moment.  Hopefully, the next round out will change that.

Wandering Across The Way

The upper edge of the border is now more than halfway done, and I like working on it too.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Still Have Ears

Plugging away on these ears; at least they seem mostly full now.

New Bow

We went to a medieval festival in Gracanica last week, and surprise! there was a bowyer.  Andreas fell in love with this 45 pound draw handmade laminate fiberglass bow with trout skin as decoration.  The design was based on one depicted in Decan Monastery's chapel.

Stitch Maynia #26 - Blackberry Jam

My last start for Stitch Maynia this year was Blackberry Jam by The Sweetheart Tree.  I made quite a bit of progress and hope to finish it soon, as it is somewhat small.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Stitch Maynia #25 - Indian Summer

Time for a little needlepoint piece.

Stitch Maynia #24 - Sister Sun Brother Moon

Yet another Mill Hill kit started.  Going to have a lot to stitch.

Lots Of Stash

The Crewel Work Company was closing out some things about a month ago.  I decided to buy some of those things at a discount.  Time for me to get to work.