Category Archives: Cross-Stitch

Stitching cats

I am thinking this will be a series of four. Spring cat is already done – and I have a good start on Summer Cat.   the 1700 stitches today were mostly in her skirt, but also the sailboat and … Continue reading

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Fancy Ladies

Pam of StitchNewEngland started a set of Zoom stitch togethers over a year ago. One is for the Hawk Run Hollow stitchers and a second one featuring all the “Fancy Ladies” such as designed by Bella Fillapina, Nora Corbett, Lavender … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

S0, ok it is an every two week release on Friday but since I wasn’t exactly home this weekend, this was the first chance I had to stitch this particular segment of the stitch-a-long. ¬†This is Part 4 of perhaps … Continue reading

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Four Elements

I did mention stitch-a-longs didn’t I? It looks like this is the week to get blasted. Today was the release on Part 2 = Earth on Tiny Modernists Four Seasons. This is where I finished with Water – and now … Continue reading

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Monkey Paws

yet another cat check. He is doing fine. I wasn’t so sure when I came through the door. This was the first time I wasn’t greeted immediately. If you are familiar with cats, you probably have had the experience of … Continue reading

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just a few purrs

the couple of hours spent at Avenue Yarns for the Sunday morning open knitting was lovely. I had to re-cast on Strider (a Martina Beam pattern I have already knit a couple of times but falls into the lovely category … Continue reading

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Not coffee

Another day, another cat check. His official name is Kitty Ramon. and he is not supposed to be on the table and I would prefer that he not be so interested in my stitching… but he was glad for the … Continue reading

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A bit more border

Back to Fox&Rabbit’s Royal Garden Doesn’t look like much, but actually computes to 1066 stitches (about 1/5th of what is needed) and has nothing to do with the Battle of Hastings… I also added 203 stitches to Dream (SAL from … Continue reading

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Back to Royal Gardens

I think I have probably avoided this SAL long enough – Royal Gardens by Fox&Rabbit. They think big. Much bigger than I normally will tackle, even if it is split into 12 portions. In April it was the left sided … Continue reading

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Done!

Finished today – altho it took a bit longer and a few more stitches – The Vintage Black Sampler from Owl Forest Embroidery started 3 April 2023 – finished 17 May 2023. We had another set of visitors today – … Continue reading

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Almost done

Somehow, I thought I had been stitching on this particular pattern longer than I really have. Perhaps it is because my Dragonling has been hanging out for well over a year? Anyway – the Vintage Black Sampler was my “new … Continue reading

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Draggin’

I am almost afraid to look up when I started this particular full coverage piece. It has been a while, a long while. (Actually, looking it up – it has only been since Jan 2022. Could be much worse). ¬†With … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

I have been suckered in again. This time by Owl Forest (http://owlforest.co.uk) whose designers, in addition to a lot of Russian looking patterns, are the guilty parties behind my 85% complete Alice from 2021. And the Vintage Black Sampler now … Continue reading

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Fog Bound

Unlike many other areas of the world – people talk of a marine layer, rather than fog. Whatever, it is water vapor hanging in the air dense enough to obscure vision and to create havoc with ground level navigation. From … Continue reading

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WSC – Day 2

I missed the first portion of the conference. At least at the time it was offered. There is something about a meeting starting at 0900 Geneva Time (Central European, DST) which is beyond me. My clock was happy to remind … Continue reading

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Felled Trees

It seems like little has changed here at home. Other than a pile of packages waiting on my return. which actually looks a lot worse than it is. Being gone for almost 7 weeks means that a couple of my … Continue reading

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NCL Sun – Day 16 – Back to sea

Compared to yesterday, there was almost no one up and moving early this morning. I was able to get an omelette, hand the chef a fridge magnet from Horta (he hadn’t been able to get off the ship due to … Continue reading

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NCL Sun – Day 15 – King’s Wharf

And we woke up this morning still in Bermuda. Our ship is docked at King’s Wharf, but you can see Hamilton from the upper decks. As for me – this was the view I spent observing most of the day… … Continue reading

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NCL Sun – Day 12 – Dinner with

This is the second of three sea days in a row. The seas have been what a number of people are calling rough and there are the usual carefully placed sea sickness bags available at the food of the fore … Continue reading

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NCL Sun – Day 11 – at Sea

And it is a Wednesday. I need to mention that because days of the week aren’t really relevant on a ship, just if we are in a port. There, the day of the week is relevant to where you want … Continue reading

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