Category Archives: Cross-Stitch

At least

I am done with all the orange. I am still stitching on Miss Pink Mushroom. Looking at the hard copy pattern, the dress and girl do appear to be pink. In reality – orange, many shades of orange; hundreds upon … Continue reading

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Whining

I am still bored with the blocks of color in this particular cross stitch pattern, but I can see progress. I am thinking today of adding the beads as I go, just to provide me some entertainment. I am thinking … Continue reading

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Block stitching

First – George’s follow up appointment yesterday morning went fine. As  Clint put it – the tea strainer over the eye look isn’t a particularly good one for anyone. Following that- he appeared to be an older dude trying to … Continue reading

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Went well

Apparently, he was the first patient on the schedule this morning and we were back home by close to 0900.  I happily crawled back into my stitching area and George went to “watch” the European Championships from the comfort of … Continue reading

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Not that many

I mentioned yesterday that I had found a counting error on the Whales. One too many waves in the series below the large whale had led to the Compass Rose being too far toward the center which affected both the … Continue reading

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it is back

Imagine my surprise when I received a call early yesterday afternoon from Apple. Instead of next Monday – my laptop was ready for pickup.  This would be well worth changing plans and heading to the store in Emeryville.  Once again, … Continue reading

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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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