Sunday, June 30, 2019

One More Line

Time to start a random motif on the right. It'll be something different for a little bit.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Third House Complete

Three houses complete, meaning first row. It's only been a bit more than a year since I started it...

Seahorse Kit

I have been itching to do goldwork for a bit. I need a less destructive and time consuming puppy and some peace to do it. Soon, I hope.

Feeling Done

I am ready to be done with this. The big central motif is complete, and I'm beginning to work on the corner mazes. It will be done, eventually.

Dinner Out Alone

Andreas and I went out for dinner and found a pizza place near the Rijksmuseum. The food was pretty good; waiter's attitude wasn't. We did get cider, though. We wandered the area looking at Christmas lights afterwards.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June Done

June was done a bit ago, but I've been behind in posting. Almost time for July. Liking my color choices this year much better than last.

More Border, More Column

The sides of everything got a bit more stitching, and, when the thread comes for the column tops, they'll be filled in.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Goldwork Dragon Kit

Goldwork, finally, comes more into kits. Thank you Golden Hinde. I will get to this soon.

Amsterdam Christmas Lights

Some street lights in Amsterdam. Looked prettier in person.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Family Reunion

Our adopted Marine was posted in The Hague while we were in Amsterdam, so he rode the pancake boat with us! We hope to catch up with him again while we're in the US for home leave in November.

All Possumed

I finished my stitching. Now I need to make it into a flat hanger to give to someone.

Yellow Bird Done

After all my starts in May, I have a finish. Yellow Bird by Mill Hill is done and will be gifted once I iron it.

Amsterdam Graffiti

There was a graffiti park near the ferry's dock. We explored it while waiting to cross the bay to home.

Sunday, June 23, 2019


I have the major stem pretty much done on top. Got a litle green to add and then work on the flower on the right.

Stitchy Box Grab Bag

I don't know why, but I love grab bags. This is a mix of two of them from Stitchy Box. She had them up for sale last month. Lots of threads to play with.

Stitch Maynia #25: Brave New Year

This is my last start. I got very busy from the end of May through now, the end of June. So less stitching and catching up with this. This was a New Year's freebie from Ink Circles, and I decided to make it in tropical summer colors. We'll see how that works out.

Pancake Boat Dessert

What's a cruise without dessert? Lots of ice cream, crisp cookies, and toppings were enjoyed by all.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

On The Third Corner

Once I finish this corner, I'll be officially over halfway done. This piece has been a bit of a trudge to me. I feel no real connection to it anymore.

Stitch Maynia #24: Christmas Ornament Peace

I used fabric from my winter Stitchy Box and went to town beading. This is the only all bead project in this year's stitch maynia. I like the way it's turning out.

Jodyri May

Fabric and floss from Jodyri for May. The colors look like autumn to me, not spring.

Views On The Bay

Andreas took these photos from the window of the pancake boat. I love  the industrial feel to everything. The day was overcast and chilly, but didn't rain.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Stitch Maynia #23: Plinkime

Gridding the center to add some more layers.

Stitch Maynia #22: Doubleberry

A good start on a bargello type design. Since I try to keep a needlepoint piece in my rotation, this should be done soonish.

Ipsy May

I'm intrigued by the eye shadow. Disappointed that the bigger box doesn't come with the make up bag. I've put ipsy on hold until after home leave.

What You Eat...

on the pancake boat. They have sweet and savory ones and you get to put what you want inside.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Stitch Maynia #21: Crocus Quartet

I've had this kit for several years and have been wanting to start it, so I took this opportunity to do so.

Stitch Maynia #20: Arranging The Kitchen Aids

Another Ink Circles start. This one is for the kitchen and not too large.

Fiberlicious May

This was my May Fiberlicious shipment. I love the color of the fabric.


This old submarine is sitting rusting near a quay in Amsterdam. Sadness.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Stitch Maynia #17: Dala Horse

This is started, too. It's a horse, of course.

Two! Two Pillars!

Both pillars now started on this, and a lot to go. Since I didn't have one of the DMC colors called for when I needed it, I went ahead and ordered all in the pattern. Thread arrived yesterday.

Extra Fabric

This color of fabric makes me happy, so I bought an extra piece in 40 count.

Christmas Leftovers

All the empty bottles. A lot of people came over, so don't judge.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Summer Fab Fit Fun

Lots of jewelry, a few bowls, and a kimono this time. Going to use most of it and give the kimono away because I think it's too small. Love the little bowls.