Category Archives: Cross-Stitch

Choices, choices

Unlike all those planners out there, I really haven’t made significant craft plans or goals for this year. It isn’t so much wanting to avoid pressure on those days where pressure is totally and completely unwelcome. It is more that … Continue reading

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Houses & Visitors

Let’s start with the visitor – Along the way – we have brave flowers which have decided to bloom in January – move on to starting the Feb chart of this year’s Cottage Garden Samplings “Fabulous Houses” which is going … Continue reading

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The Beaver – all 12 now complete!

And here he is in all his glory. Just to recap – he was the Nov 2022 chart of Cottage Garden Samplings “Year in the Woods.”  He is stitched on a 16 ct fabric from BeStitchMe that she dyed especially … Continue reading

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Not tenderized

Today, after sailing past/through a pod of whales (long past by the time I grabbed my phone and ran down 8 flights of stairs….) we arrived in Cabo San Lucas about 30 minutes ahead of schedule. This particular stop, a … Continue reading

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A different elevator music

Didn’t most of us grow up with Muzak – aka – elevator music? Well, Miriam spotted an alternative this evening. Music in an elevator. Right, From a piano. And the piano is in the elevator – It is one of … Continue reading

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Packed

The day started with errands and ended with me being ready to head to bed early.  Packing took me all of 10 minutes at least for the clothing portion. As soon as I finish up this note – I will … Continue reading

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Plugs

I needed to charge one of my camera batteries. The catch? The charger I have is 220…. So I went looking for adapter plugs – I have US to UK, OZ, EU …. what I needed was EU -> US … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting

Today was pretty much a PITA.  My plan had been simple: listen to an audiobook or two: sort out some floss; finish backstitching the Death of Rats; and machine embroider a bunch of kitchen towels for a nurse that I … Continue reading

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quicker stitch

Today was what I love to have as a weekend day – other than a brief run to get a fancy latte and get George to an appointment (we left home right after 0800 and were back by 0915) I … Continue reading

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Oops

It wasn’t until the Youngest looked at my current cross stitch project that all the pieces fit together in my head. Oh! she said – Quidditch! What? Oh yeah – Snitch in the center and the four house colors… Darn … Continue reading

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Perhaps there is a floor

in my craft room after all. At least I think I can walk across it now without too many things going crunch or me slipping and falling down. I am still trying to figure out completely what goes where. But … Continue reading

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They won!

After a long, long day – in which Alex & I had breakfast out, then hit the grocery store, I stopped at Michaels, JoAnns, and a watch repair place on Solano Ave (and it wasn’t even noon…) I loaded the … Continue reading

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Car time

Driving for errands is not my idea of a good time. In today’s case, I headed from Berkeley to San Jose. The purpose of the trip was to pass off a couple of old camera bodies and associated lens. The … Continue reading

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Attempting out and about

So, last evening George had an appointment at his local health care facility which has expanded to include Urgent Care as well as scheduled appts. and stays open till 2000. Today, he headed early to the Pharmacy since there apparently … Continue reading

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A little bit better

I think I actually got some sleep last night and was able to be up and about today with only the occasional coughing fit. I managed to empty two boxes in the garage of stuff which need to find homes … Continue reading

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New Year, more coughs

Yes, I am really sorry to sound like such a broken record. In truth, I might actually be coughing less today than yesterday. I certainly ran enough warm herb tea down my throat. One of my on-line stitching groups (same … Continue reading

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Puerto Princesa

And yes, we are still in the Philippines,  The name derives from Spanish Influence. It is our last port. And no, it is not anywhere near the earthquake in the region that hit yesterday afternoon. I checked in with the … Continue reading

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Hirara Port

This was not the original plan. But, due to another inbound cruise ship or so we were told, our overnight in the port was cut short. When I looked at various port schedules, I could see our ship but no … Continue reading

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Sunrise on a Sea Day

The sun came up this morning as a ball of red fire   which only started appearing what we think of as our yellow sun when it had climbed into the sky. Seeing it explains both why Japan is the … Continue reading

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Figs!

Remember when I mentioned (ok, so it wasn’t all that) that it took forever to get through immigration in Seattle? The lovely couple standing behind me in line turned out to live in Oakland less than 20km from where I … Continue reading

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