Friday, December 6, 2013

Catching up....

Time is flying.... 
Laziness has kept me from updating my blog
but now that the Christmas season is here
 seem to be rejuvenated!
I thought I would share a little bit of the
happenings the past few months......
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I was lucky to win this great giveaway from Vickie at
Amazing I didn't have this in my LK stash....
This will be the perfect stitch during
our upcoming travels.
Vickie also included these sweet counting pins....
Aren't they wonderful....I just love them.
Thanks again Vickie!
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I made my annual trek to Myrtle Beach
in October for Pals Stitching at the Beach
and enjoyed catching up with
some stitching pals.
Even better is meeting new stitching pals....
Anne   ~  Pam  ~  Teresa
.....Band of Misfit Stitchers.....
Also love the little goodies shared
by talented stitching pals....
While there my complete focus was stitching this...
By The Bay ~ 13th Colony Part 3
Stitched on 40 ct.
with recommended DMC
It was about 1/3 finished when I picked it up and
just knew I would knock it out in no time.  
Wrong... after 2 1/2 days of solid stitching
I still didn't come home with a finish.  It
took a few more days but I finally
finished that Weeping Willow.
I love this little part of the design...would love
to stitch it as little pin cushion.
I am stitching all three parts together so
this will come back out after the new year!
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This Christmas design caught my eye a few
weeks ago and I decided to stitch this up.
CHS "1999 Christmas Sampling"
Stitched on 28ct black evenweave over one
with Victorian Motto thread
I had hoped to make it into an ornament
so I stitched it over one on 28ct.  
Over one on black...what was I thinking???
Though a little large, an ornament it will become.
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I am not sure what to stitch next but plan
to clean out my stitching bag.   I still
have several Crazy Challenge pieces
lingering and it would be great to
finish one before year end.
Hope you all have a great stitching weekend
and as always thanks for visiting!


  1. Lovely to catch up on all your news! Love all your stitching. I'd love to stitch that 13th Colony piece someday too -- it's so pretty.

  2. Lovely to see you post. I myself have been away from blogging and it's great to be back catching up with everyone. Xx

  3. Wonderful work as always!

    Have a nice stitching time, Evelyne

  4. One over one on black? That puts you up in stitching super hero leagues! It looks amazing though..very pretty.

  5. A lovely post : ) Yes, aren't Vickie's pins the greatest?

  6. You are very welcome Karen.
    I am currently stitching over one on 28ct black too. I know what you mean. Especially at night!

  7. Lovely gift from sweet Vickie, Love all your stitching .

  8. So nice to see You are blogging -I do allways read your updates.Lovely stitching as allways.

  9. So nice to see an update from you Karen! I've been bitten by the laziness bug too in regards to posting. The retreat looks like it was a lot of fun and you are lucky to have met Teresa in person. She is such a lovely lady. Beautiful stitching on the By the Bay piece and that Christmas scene on black is stunning!!!

  10. I hope to make it to the Pals retreat someday....sigh!
    Love to see all your new creations ~ great job!


  11. I was glad to see you in MB again. Your finishes look great.

  12. Very nice stitching! Congrats on finishing the CHS. Lovely win from Vickie too :-)

  13. So nice to see your post and catch up! Lovely stitches and such a sweet gift from Vickie!

  14. Hey girl!!! Love that black over one~ ygg! Can't believe it's been neatly 2 mos since MB... Ho ho ho!

  15. Your By the Bay piece is so pretty - can't wait to see it all complete. I don't think I've seen that CHS piece, and over one on black. Whatever you were thinking, it was a great idea!

  16. Great things you have to report - winning Vickie's giveaway, having a lot of fun with stitching friends at the retreat, your stitching progress. Your projects are so beuatiful.

  17. Love your finish! Sounds like you have been busy but having a good time. Good to see you post!

  18. Beautiful stitching! The retreat sounds like it was great. I have never attempted to stitch anything on black but it is gorgeous!

  19. A great catchup. You won some lovely gifts. Looks like you had lots of fun on the retreat. Oh my hat a finish that CHS piece is. Gorgeous.

  20. Beautiful stitching and you won lovely gifts.

  21. Hey! can you see me waving? great update. I have not stitched a single ornament this year- hanging my head in shame.I am not sure I can even see to stitch on black at this point.

  22. Nice to catch up with you, Karen. Love those pins Vickie made for you--how sweet! And your stitching is gorgeous--especially the over one on black...

  23. So nice to see an update Karen! It looks like you had a great time at the beach. What a sweet gift from Vickie! I love your By the Bay piece. Donna's designs are wonderful!

  24. A lovely post & a great finish!! Have the most wonderful time at Christmas ;)

  25. I have been wanting to stitch something on a piece of black that I have... Is that CHS design in the ornament magazine for 1999? I love their designs... did the Merry Christmas ones--one is hanging in my foyer and one is about three feet from me in my office! Your By the Bay design looks great! You are a dedicated stitcher! Nice to see you again at MB this year! Hugs!

  26. A nice give-a-way you won. I have been wanting to stitch something by By the Bay. Stitching on black is hard but so pretty.

  27. So nice to see you back Karen! Everthing looks lovely! Great stitching :)

  28. It is always good to hear from you, Karen! Have a Merry Christmas!


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