Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Lace Flowers By Ink Circles - Work From Home #47

I have had this kit for three years, I think. Time  to start it!


Beginning The Fill

I am beginning to fill in the middle now that I know it'll all fit on the fabric.


Another Cover

I have covers for both my passports, but how could I pass up a stitchable one?


Grayson The Guardian

Just inside the gate at the new house, Grayson keeps watch in his own noble way.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Atelier 196 Advent

The Atelier 196 advent calendars are always good, but they arrive so late! These three arrived in the same box - on December 20th. Also, the note enclosed is cute.


On To Side Two

Working on the second big middle knot now. This is coming along pretty well when I actually work on it.


Yellow Leg

That yellow leg underneath the green turns out to belong to the first frog. So technically, he's not done. Will be done soon, though.


Three On The Bed

A rarity - all three puppies on our bed at the same time. If they're going to do this, they do it on Leonora's bed. Aren't they sweet? And Carol and Chad are acting like siblings who like each other.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Good For Green

 This is the second color version of this ornament I've made. I like the green. Another one is in the works. In the meantime, this one's a keeper.

Half A Florin

Another stitch maynia small getting its time in the spotlight. I've gotten several of them done, and now it's this one's turn. Of course, all the colors are changed up.


Left Side Dragon

Work this session was on  the left side dragon. I made quite a bit of progress on it.


Chad Scramble

This is how Chad tried to retrieve something he dropped. Successful retrieval, but unsuccessful at staying on the bed. He does have a cute corgi butt, though.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021


These little needlepoint pieces are easy to finish into ornaments, so I've been doing several. This one I like a lot.


I have the stems done. Time to work on the giant leaf, which I've started. Time for waaaay too many French knots.


Another Year Crept By


Yay, I finished this fairly large piece before the end of 2020! It looks pretty good, and I'm still happy with my choice of fabric for it.

Carol The Elf

 Carol loves wearing shirts, but she had problems with her antlers. Leonora did get a good shot of her, though. She's our little excitable, anxious elf.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Welcome Friends by Joan Elliot - Work From Home #44

I changed out the fabric on this, as the original was white aida. Yuck! A pretty good start, at least. Time will get it done.


All The Clerestory Windows

The dark upper windows on all four houses are done. Yay! And the fourth quarter's willow tree is started, too. Not much love from the spinner on this lately, but there's progress.


Gift From Leonora

Leonora commissioned this for us from one of her photographs. It's Mattie out on the back porch. I miss Mattie so much. Now I get to see her every day. This is the most wonderful gift she could have given us. Thank you.

My Little Sparkler

Chad did not mind having his headband on and walked around for quite a while with it. He's sparkly!

Shy Violet Done

Another stitch maynia start from this year finished, yay! My shy violet done in Silk Mill threads.


Jodyri November/December

Pretty flosses to play with. I hope I have more time after we get settled in.


Filling The Glass

The glass is beginning to look less like an outline. Unfortunately, this hasn't been getting spinner love to progress.


Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Beggar

This is how Grayson begs. We are trying to teach him about no noses above the table, and he's learning but not perfect yet.

Saturday, January 09, 2021


I've got the numbers for the second band done. Coming along.

Advent From Jodyri

I bought Jodyri's advent calendar this year. It arrived in time to open the whole thing at the right times. Lots of threads to use, and four fabrics. They're a bit on the pink side, but they'll get used.


Mexican Tiles by Margaret Bendig - Work From Home #46

This is an old needlepoint workshop that I ghosted and never started. Time to start it. I like the look so far.

Grayson The Reindeer

Leonora managed to get Grayson wear the headband long enough to take a picture. My kangaldeer looks great.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Golden Globe

This is what Andreas got for me from the white elephant exchange. I think it's beautiful. I love blown glass.


Outlining The Head

Started a little bit of the hair and face this time.


Going For The Throat

Second froggy has a throat now. He needs the rest of his body.


Chad In Jail

Chad was accidentally locked in the office for a few minutes some weeks ago. Doesn't he look pitiful? He'd only been there less than five minutes.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Gifts From Granit

Granit gave me these gifts for Christmas. I like the tartan a lot, and the Kosovo magnet will go on the fridge in the new house when we move next week.


Another Stem

Last stem to do now. Getting down to a leaf and the dragonfly itself.


Bare Branches By Kick Back And Stitch - Work From Home #45

One more small needlepoint piece started. Going to have a few of these. Would rather not be starting and not be confined due to this situation.

Grayson's Balls

Grayson likes sensory balls. He loves the texture, squeaky, and bell. So much that he tears them apart, constantly.

Monday, January 04, 2021