Category Archives: Fiber

North American Whale

Is the third in LindyStitches’s Endangered Species Stitch-a-long. Issued every other month for a total of six, each is complete in and of itself rather than being a partial segment of a whole design. There are some unifying motifs.  The … Continue reading

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It is early

this morning, rising when the sky is still that grayish color with the consistency of flannel as I look out the window toward the San Francisco Bay. The lights are gleaming red, orange, yellow, white from the Berkeley Marina stretching … Continue reading

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Last night

I spent 15 minutes searching for some thread. It was specific specialty thread for a particular project. I had just finished the Tree House – This is Fabulous House #6 by Cottage Garden Samplings. Stitched on 18 ct Vintage Stormy … Continue reading

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Ms Fiddle Fern

Another Nora Corbett – I started her 23 May 2024 and finished her this evening. She is stitched on 32 ct sapphire linen with the called for DMC, a substitution on the Caron Waterlilies since there weren’t more than a … Continue reading

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Hand Drawn

Seriously, I don’t know why I hadn’t figured this particular bit of insanity out before.  Someone had mentioned it, but it was too insane to be believable. Color me educated. Background – prior to the advent of good design software, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

There were several walks, ceremonies, and recognitions planned for today. I briefly thought about attending a couple of them before acknowledging that they fell into the “too hard to do” or “too far to travel” category. So instead, I checked … Continue reading

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What time is it?

For the second day in a row – the new Apple update on my MAC seems to have decided to reset my date/time functions. So at 0930 this morning my laptop seemed to think it was 2330 on the 25th. … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

And it is done – Started about March/April 2023 and finished today. This 17 part SAL was released on an every two week basis by Owl Forest. I kept up till last fall (first 12 parts) when we headed to … Continue reading

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checking on Boo

I missed a couple of days but spent a good portion of today over at Miriam’s. obviously someone was comfortable that I was hanging around. Keeping him off stitching patterns, fabric, and the keyboard proved to be a bit of … Continue reading

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George’s turn

and today he had his first cataract surgery. It is so much easier when it is me doing the medical “whatever.”   I figured us as lucky, he was the first case which meant checking in before 0730 but he … Continue reading

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Banding Birds

It has been four years since I started watching the Cal Campanile Falcons each spring. Prior to that, I didn’t know that they existed – although Annie & Grinnell had been making the tower their home for at least a … Continue reading

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Hobbit House

It is starting to look like what you might imagine. or at least like many of the illustrations. But this is 30% done and a long way to go… Otherwise? The WNBA season has started. I couldn’t manage to stay … Continue reading

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Trees and birds

and more treasure falling out of the chest…  But in any case – the center section with treasure chest is complete – as is the section with the palm trees, parrot, small ship and some kind of sea creature – … Continue reading

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Snow White

My present to myself for US Mother’s Day Snow White by Bella Filipina. Stitched with DMC, Petite Treasure Braid and move 700 various beads. Unlike most Nora Corbett patterns – there was little block stitching in this pattern Add to … Continue reading

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New Dragon

Because it is ever so easy to become over extended, which might explain the left-over SALs from previous years, I have attempted to control my inclination to start all the new things. Today, however, the 5th dragon dropped on Climbing … Continue reading

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Obviously better today

Since I don’t think anything could have topped yesterday. Wait! Shouldn’t superstition then hit me with the one thing that could have been worse? I mean – there were no accidents, much less fatalities on the drive home. The motorcyclists … Continue reading

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Allergy Season

has arrived here. There has been more than enough rain to have everything blooming, pretty plants and weeds alike. I love the flowers, but flowers = pollen. So here I am, itchy eyes, runny nose, post nasal drips + cough. … Continue reading

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Candy Corn

After Alex (SIL) had breakfast at Mel’s Diner we made a couple of stops on the way back to his & Dani’s house. Since Michaels is across the street from Mel’s – well that was an obvious stop to pick … Continue reading

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May-nia

Let us please leave aside any discussions of political correctness for the moment. A number of years ago, a couple of ambitious stitchers decided to be “Manic” in May and start a new project every day of the month. And … Continue reading

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Not so early

It would have been totally amazing to sleep in this morning. No cat nagging me starting somewhere between 0430-0515 making sure that his breakfast was in his dish NLT 0600. However, someone had a meeting in South San Francisco and … Continue reading

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