Category Archives: Cross-Stitch

Radiance OTS – final day/sea day

This cruise is extremely short for me. Seven days – one of which was the boarding day – three ports and three sea days. The cruise companies may be mercenary, but even they are stupid enough to attempt to count … Continue reading

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Pineapple Luncheon

I should be polite and call today’s invitation only luncheon by the proper name of “Cheers with an Officer.” This particular event used to be, prior to Covid – Luncheon with an officer and you actually had one of them … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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More Greenhouse

and I keep adding a bit here and there to Lola Crow’s Greenhouse of Oddities. You can see that big, lovely bit of poisonous plant dripping a bit of blood in the middle. I actually finished this up on Monday, … Continue reading

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Treasure Island – Part 6

Another one of my SALs that had another section released last week is this year’s Owl Forest’s Treasure Island. So far I am keeping up – but not sure that is going to be the case for the long run. … Continue reading

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All 4 elements

And finished! I am rather pleased….given this is over 10″ wide – I am thinking about a 30 cm wide round hoop/frame….

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and the fire element

This piece, as I have mentioned in previous months, is called 4 Elements. It is by Satsuma Street. As it is another one of those “a bit larger than I would otherwise want” type pieces, I have been glad it … Continue reading

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Headed to the corner

I haven’t posted much about the July portion of the Royal Gardens SAL Perhaps it is because I am just finishing up the last bit of June (that portion of the border coming down to the corner). Each one of … Continue reading

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Greenhouse – 7th Planting

And another portion of the Greenhouse of Oddities has been released. But since that was last Friday and stitching wasn’t really high on my list of priorities after getting home from cataract surgery. it took till yesterday till I got … Continue reading

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She is done

and I just finished her – Summer Cat by Barbara Ana. The fabric is one of the DMC printed 14cts that they came out with in the last couple of years and is stitched with all DMC. I even completed … Continue reading

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