Category Archives: Cross-Stitch

Getting Better

and most of today was sensibly spent curled up with stitching, a cup of peppermint tea and a warm comforter. ¬†Audiobooks might have played a significant part in my days entertainment along with some YouTube videos…. The Fortune Teller is … Continue reading

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another day, more coughing

Figure I might as well tell you that bit up front. I am most definitely feeling better, but still coughing. I do sound better, even to myself! I spent most of the day sitting in warm spots, moving whenever the … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Symphony of the seas

Diamond Lounge – excellent place for lattes in the morning…   at this point, the days are sort of blurring together for me, no surprise there. By the time I sit down to the keyboard, I have almost no recollection … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Symphony of the Seas

AKA – Dinner with the Hotel Director. Oh – I forgot to mention that yesterday was the formerly named “Meal with an Officer” which is one of those perks that Royal has offered to Loyalty members at ~340 points and … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Symphony of the Seas

I am at the point where the sea days are starting to blur together and keeping track of where and and when is almost more trouble than it is worth. Other than my last trans-Atlantic on the Star Legend, even … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Symphony of the Seas

Let’s see – there is sunlight, there are way too many people out and about. The number of children is appalling. Apparently it is spring break – which makes absolutely no sense to me. But then. when I was growing … Continue reading

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Red Eyes

The best thing about taking a red-eye is that it is always the low point of the day. It was a typical United Flight – boarding is by privilege. What I found interesting, unlike daytime business hour flights, ¬†is that … Continue reading

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Starwoman

Part 3 of the StarWoman SAL by Barbara Ana was released on 1 March. I finally had a few minutes this morning and continued to work on her. The frame and uniform/wingythings are from parts I & 2. The hair … Continue reading

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Ignoring the morning

Yes, please. I headed out early. Early enough that I was the first customer at my local Peet’s before braving the freeway, Bay Bridge and run to SFVA. It was one of those times where my inclination to adhere to … Continue reading

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Borders

There are times when time zones actually work in my favor. Mostly it involves Australia and release times for stitch-a-longs. Those 17 hours don’t mean that there is any possibility of completing a section of this SAL before the calendar … Continue reading

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The Reindeer

Done! I am pleased. This is the last of the three winter patterns from Country Cottage Samplings Year in the Woods. Released in December, I obviously wasn’t home and didn’t get a chance to get started on it till earlier … Continue reading

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Fox Girl Finished

All those plants, birds, the chicken and her hat. I also did a bit of modifying on her ears. Those are such lovely fox ears, I didn’t see a reason why she would have regular human ears as well. So … Continue reading

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Fancy Folk

It is the last Thursday of the month and time for StitchNewEngland’s Fancy Folk Zoom. Pam started it last year and I have been able to join except while at sea (we will NOT discuss the low bandwidth on Windstar). … Continue reading

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Fox Girl

She has another name, but I have been thinking of her as Fox Girl. Obviously, this is another Barbara Ana pattern. From this morning – to this evening – I made progress before drifting off. Al that is left (yah, … Continue reading

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and more stitches

So many stitches. Nothing else done…..

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Sunsets

We have been having beautiful sunsets – As visible from our living room window. I have gotten started on this month’s portion of Royal Gardens with one small motif completed and the huge one started… with three more to go … Continue reading

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The Last Sea Day

on this cruise…. I will see “sea days” again next month on my way over to Europe. Which reminds me, I still have some plane reservations to make. I attempted to spend the day as quietly as possible. I had … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

Given the comparative size of the Celebrity Solstice and the harbor of Catalina Island (Avalon side) it is no wonder that it is a tender port. Since there are mostly adults, a lot of whom seem to fall in the … Continue reading

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and Packing

and, as is often, the day before one departs is devoted to sorting and packing. I always prefer when such a day is not a port day. So my biggest accomplishment today, other than chasing Lev around a bit was … Continue reading

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Not snowing here

It is Sunday. The Football playoffs are still underway. It was snowing in Buffalo which amazingly seemed to be worse for the home team than the visiting Bengals. In local news, the 49ers managed to hold on to their ‘one … Continue reading

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