I did the finishing of the scissor keep and needle book for the Shepherd's Fold series. They are super cute. My finishing skills are a little rusty but all and all I'm happy. :-) I started the needle roll yesterday but not enough done to share yet. Hope to get back to the Berry Bandit this weekend. I'd love to get that one finished. I have so many projects I want to get back to. :-) A nice place to be.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I moved some furniture around in my living room last weekend in a effort to make myself a comfortable place to stitch. Since I moved into my house almost five years ago, I just haven't been able to find a place to sit and stitch that is just right. I think I finally found it. I have a large chair that seems to be working out well and I've been able to set up my frame holder and magnifying light in a workable position in view of the TV. While I don't need the stand and extra lights for cross stitch, I really need it for my crewel work and stumpwork. And I think my lack of a "correct" place has hindered me with my progress on some of my projects. Only time will tell of course, but it's nice to have a stitching corner again with all my tools in arms reach and a light when I need it and where I can glance up at TV now and again.
Thanks for all the kind words and emails about my Clancy. It really warms my heart. The nights are the hardest - the two of us had an evening routine that started when he was a puppy and because it's no longer there, I get sad every night I go to bed. I would call Clancy to bed (not that I had too really) and he would wait for me at the foot of the bed to get into my place. Then he would come up next to my head and make his bed for the night next to my pillow. I would pet him for a little every night. I always found it relaxing. I still call him up at night and tell him I miss him. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to stop. :-(
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Clancy O'Shay, momma's little boy - July 4, 2005 - January 7, 2016
Where do I start? First I can't believe it's been a year since I last blogged. Stitching and dogs took a back seat to the yard. It seemed like I had a good start in the year but lost my ju-ju really early. I started work on a new koi pond for my yard in February. Lot's of planning and the actual building started in March. I didn't even get any koi in until May. And I put it to bed in November with still a ton of work to do and things still left to buy. What a huge money pit. And I don't even have a nice photo to share. :-( How did that happen?
I only have one finish to show - and that was from last week. Shepherd's Bush Goodness and Grace pin cushion. I made a start from that series on the pin keep also.
Isabelle and Benny sharing. :-)
I adopted another lab in September. I started fostering for Chicagoland Lab Rescue back in the summer and the fourth dog I fostered for them was Benny from Puerto Rico. I knew within 30 minutes of his being dropped of, I couldn't let him go. Isabelle loves him also so it's a huge plus.
My 2016 started out very sad. On the 7th of January my beloved pug Clancy died in a tragic accident while I was away on vacation. He will never be replaced and always remembered. It's been so hard without him. I love all my dogs but it was different with Clancy.