Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter Blog Hop 2024


It's time for another fun blog hop from Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  This time it's an Easter Egg Hunt where you hop among the participating blogs and keep track of the letters, which together spell an Easter/Spring related word. 

We're also supposed to show an Easter or Spring related stitch.  I have two.  The first is one I stitched back in 2017. 

The second one is my April square for my Furry Tales through the Year project.

And, now what you've all been waiting for:  my letter is Y

and you'll find the final letter on  Jo's blog

Happy Hopping!!

Monday, March 4, 2024

Weekly Update - 3/3/2024

This was a less busy week than usual.  No meetings except for the Small Group Thursday night, grocery pickup on Friday and church and dinner on Saturday.  This is our group at Panera Bread on Saturday night.  I'm the second from the front on the left and my daughter is the first one on the right.

As for stitching, I stitched every day for at least 90 minutes.  First up was finishing Piglet in a square.
As of 2/25/2024

As of 2/27/2024

Then on the 28th, I started a much larger project. This is Loving Kittens, but I'm just doing the cats themselves.  It's part of the Realistic Cats & Kittens SAL for Q4OC and is due May 1st.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Recap - February, 2024

February is typically a good stitching month and this month was no exception.  It was a New Start month so I started and worked on seven projects, with five finishes. I also stitched every day this month. 

I did cheat on the first one, but since I only had one day's stitching left, I went ahead and finished it.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

My other finishes were:

Snowman Mug

Piglet in a Square

File This

Birdhouse Coaster

I also started but didn't finish two more projects.

Little Ms. Santa Claus

Loving Kittens
There was one more project from February that I'd wanted to start, but it's not urgent so I'll do it in April.

March is for WIPs and my main WIP is Loving Kittens from Needle Treasures.  I don't think I'll be able to get to any others, but if I do, I'll also work on Little Ms. Santa Claus and Little Town of Bethlehem, carryovers from previous months.


Days Stitched This Month = 29 
Days Stitched This Year  = 59 (possible = 60)
Total Hours Stitched This Month = 58 hours and 53 minutes
Total Hours Stitched This Year = 121 hours and 15 minutes
Number of Projects Worked on This Month = 7
Number of Unique Projects Worked on This Year = 6
Number of Projects Started This Month = 6
Number of Projects Started This Year = 6
Number of WIPs Worked on This Month =  1
Number of WIPs Worked on This Year =  6
Number of Projects Finished This Month = 5
Number of Projects Finished This Year = 7


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Happy Dance - Piglet in a Square


Started: 2/23/2024

Finished: 2/27/2024

Total Time: 10 hours and 8 minutes

Piglet comes from the Leisure Arts booklet, Disney Home - Pooh & Pals Ornaments.

It's stitched as charted with the called for DMC on 14-count white Aida. 

It's going to be made into an ornament and given to the local Ronald McDonald House this coming Christmas.

Next up: Loving Kittens (Needle Treasures)

Monday, February 26, 2024

Weekly Recap - 2/25/2024

It was a moderately busy week.  I had physical therapy on Monday, picked up my compression wraps on Wednesday and then went looking for a new bathroom sink and cabinet, but didn't find exactly what we're looking for.  There was also a soup supper and Lenten Service that evening.

Thursday was our small group meeting and Friday was Grocery Pickup.  I didn't go to church or the group after-dinner on Saturday, because it was raining and I was too tired.  I did watch the online service this morning though.

As for stitching, I again stitched every day for at least 30 minutes.  My first project was the Snowman Mug which is now a finished project.


Next I worked on Little Ms. Santa Claus, but set it aside after a couple of days since I had other projects I wanted to get started in this New Start Month.

Finally I started Piglet in a Square.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Smalls SAL - February, 2024

The Smalls SAL happens on the last Friday of the month and is hosted by Rachel of the  Ten Hour Stitcher. This SAL is for posting any projects that we consider small in size.  You can click on the link to see more information and other Smalls posts for this month.

This month I stitched on and completed four small projects.

Birdhouse - MCG Textiles

Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Cross Stitch Crazy - Issue Unknown (Diane Machin)

O Christmas Tree - Cross Stitch Crazy - Issue Unknown (Diane Machin)

Snowman Mug - Janlynn Kit (Hot Cocoa Mugs)

I also started a fifth project, it hasn't been completed yet.

Little Ms. Santa Claus - Joan Elliott

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Happy Dance - Snowman Mug


Started: 2/10/2024

Finished: 2/19/2024

Total Time: 6 hours and 40 minutes

Snowman Mug is part of the Christmas Cocoa Mugs kit from Janlynn and designed by Sandy Garbrandt. 

It's stitched as charted using the fabric (14-count white Aida) and threads that came with the kit.

It will be made into an ornament and given to my local Ronald McDonald House this coming Christmas.

Next up: Little Ms. Santa Claus (Joan Elliot)