Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Wolf Face

The wolf face and the rose are both truly visible now. Time to get this puppy done.

Silk Lovers Opened

My Silk Lover's box had a bunch of stuff in it. Not sure what I will do with some of it, but will use it somehow. Love the dyed cocoons.

Athene Noctua Done!

Yay, another finish, and a fairly big one! This is for Andreas. Now to get it framed.

Relaxed Puppies

Grayson and Carol snoozing in some of their favorite positions.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Started The Second

The first corner's done and the second is started. Even the left house is all backstitched, too!

In The Garden

These were the contents of my In The Garden Stitchybox. Not a bad haul.

Neat Effect

The perforated paper is almost the same as the floor, so it gave a neat effect in the photo. Floating stitching! Got the top almost all done.

Chad In Small Spaces

Chad still likes to get into corners and small, cozy places. But he was really cute doing it when he was tiny.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stitchybox Subscription

February and March fabric from Stitchybox, who get it from Fiber on a Whim. No idea what I am going to do with the bright yellow.

Pink Flowers

Little did I know this center area would turn into a field of pink flowers.

Flipping Off The Tails

Two tails and a mane getting filled this time.

A Day In Puppy Life

Puppies and more puppies doing all this in only one day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Warm Owl

My owl and teacup are done! I think they look pretty good.

Two Trees

Two trees in one corner done, and yet they are not quite done. This is coming along pretty well and gets spun somewhat often.

Amethyst Box

This came just before we got cut off from mail. I haven't started opening it yet; I'm only opening one box at a time for the duration of this thing.

Fitting In

Carol and Chad curl up next to me and fit into small spaces. Sometimes after contortion.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Silk Shading Course

Since I had to cancel going to Hampton Court for classes this year, Andreas got this for me as a consolation. It's the online silk shading course. Now I just need time to do it.


Done with the center and moving it on to the first border. I wish I had more time to work on this.

Bird Flying Off

I have another finish! This is my Indigo Bird, all done in satin and back stitch. Plan is to get it made into a pillow for Andreas' office sofa.

Sleeping On The Bags

Little Carol and Little Chad making themselves comfortable on my carry bags. They wanted to be close and comfortable. And relaxed.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sapphire Finished

One more ornament finished to keep. Slowly, I'm getting some ready for Christmas.

All The Way Across

I've got two tails and a crest now. Tail to tail is all the way across.

Begin The Blue

My two blue flowers are taking shape. This has been spun a lot lately, so it's got lots of progress.

Dinner At Tiffany

This dinner was for a bunch of TDY'ers during the embassy move. Tiffany is good, but not nearly as good as Renaissance, and is also more expensive. They all enjoyed it, though.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Being The Light

A new start kit that Andreas thought would be a good use of tiny glow lights and embroidery.


The owl is all feathered and the bottom border's done. Time to finish this piece up.

Something's Off

I promise not to give this ornament to an OCD person. It's got a sideways problem because Mill Hill refused to go with an odd count on the width. If I had realized it earlier, I would have done it different. Instead, the snowflake's skewed. Drives Andreas nuts.

Wishing For Mexican Food

Last September, Commandante Marcos, food, good, with friends ... not happening now. Something to look forward to do again.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Little Sparkles

All done with my first Texas ornament of twelve. I like how it turned out. And I like the little sparkles in the blue, even though the background stitch was a pain to do.

Fence And Thistle

Working on fences and thistles now. The spinner hasn't been kind to it in the past couple of weeks.


Bought this at Goblin Games in Skopje last month. Last trip for a while, now. It's a puzzle of the clock in Prague. Looks like we'll have  time to do it now.