Monthly Archives: August 2023

Arms too short

There is always the slightly wry joke about one’s arms being too short to easily read a book as one ages and the eye’s lenses no longer are as flexible. And then there is the challenge of having both cataracts … Continue reading

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The Four

and I finished Winter Dog this morning. So here are the four seasonal critters from Barbara Ana – each runs about 1200 stitches. Meet Winter Dog Autumn Cat Summer Dog and Spring Cat They might just fit in the five … Continue reading

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Do the eyes have it?

It was not particularly fun to be woken up at 0300 with serious pain in my right eye. Literally eye watering pain. This is not what happened with my left eye, and it was neither expected or desired. Over the … Continue reading

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Fourth of four

And yet another project that has been languishing in my project pile for well over a year. Background – a long time ago – at least a couple of year before Russia decided to invade the Ukraine, I had purchased … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pals

Ok, I probably have more switchable stuffed animals that anyone could possibly need. I keep saying that I going to embroider names on them. If I was really smart, I would have a number of the smaller ones in reserve … Continue reading

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Second eye

It was another Friday, four weeks from heading to SFVA and having my left eye freed of its cataract. This time, my right eye …. my dominant eye and a lot more anxiety on my part. At really dark and … Continue reading

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Ducks are Done!

Let me introduce you to “Born to be Wild” art by Gordon Fitchett and the chart from Heaven and Earth Designs. This is one of the smaller charts and is charted without background. The fabric is reprinted Aida called Sea … Continue reading

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Two left feet

That is literally what I had in my hand as I headed for the door early this morning. Or rather – two left sandals. Since, obviously that was not what I intended it caused yet another trip up the stairs … Continue reading

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Ship a’sailing

Part 7 of Treasure Island. Managed a few stitches on it yesterday. ¬†After putting in almost 200 stitches on the Ducks (see below) I decided that this part needed to be done so that I don’t have to think about … Continue reading

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Eyes painfully open

Ah yes, an early drive to SFVA followed by waiting followed by getting my eyes dilated. Again. Other than the fact that it is not fun having a blinding light shone in one’s eyes while tears run down your face.. … Continue reading

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Picking a Botanist

The most recent Greenhouse of Oddities (#9, released this past Friday) provided a choice between two men as a botanist; George Washington Carver or Charles Darwin. Both are interesting, I went with Carver. Partly out of interest and partly to … Continue reading

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It is coming together

the last bit of the July border on my Royal Garden SAL

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Would you believe

that I received a heavy package in the mail. No recognition on my part as to the return address. Not a name, just a street address.. Opening it up – this is what was inside – one each, ugly large … Continue reading

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so many dogs

I just couldn’t resist this photo – after finding it in my email + having had it texted to me several times. It seems that the green of Golden Retriever originated in Scotland in the 1800s. And so there was … Continue reading

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