Friday, November 26, 2021


 Thanksgiving at my niece, Lauren's, again after missing it last year. As always her table was exquisite with all fresh flowers and some wooden accents. She never repeats from year to year. Dinner was delish as usual and she had a signature drink, Pumpkin Spice martinis with gingerbread man peeps.

All the ladies enjoying their drinks. They were sooooo good. 

My Christmas trees are going up tomorrow so I had to make a tree for my little squares. I could be finished with this project with just one more square, BUT my good friend , Paula, gifted me with a wonderful book of Japanese designs by Dover. There are so many that are circular and very adaptable for my squares. I will have to do one more vertical row and that means 13 more. I'm pretty sure that is what I will do. I'll post some next week.

I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Weekly Stitching

 I know that it's been awhile since I posted. Firstly I spent two weeks in Florida and only got a little bit done. Secondly My iPad, where I take my photos, was not transferring them to Photos on my laptop. After about two hours online with an Apple tech it is still not right. I had to send myself the photos and drag them onto my desktop to use them here.

Only four finished. I am busy doing other things, which I will show you later.

One last Sunday Morning sun

I've long had an affinity for Ginkgoes and have used them in several of my art quilts so I had to do one on a square.

I thought it would take a nice design if I had four leaves facing out. I like the single leaf better.

                                                              Yet I did it again.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Weekly Stitching and Sunday Morning Suns

 While making ALL these circle designs on 4 inch squares, I don't know why I didn't think of the designs I made for CBS Sunday Morning. Two of the stencils had what looked like rays around the circle, so I made squares with different variations of a sun.

Favorite of the week, not sure why. Maybe it's because he looks so happy.

Then I made anther negative space circle with variegated Rose' to Merlot thread. I left a quarter inch border to allow for the seaming.

Linking up with Off the Wall Friday.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Weekly Stitching

 Just four this week because one if them took forever.

This is the one that I got extra credit for. I know it's not a circle, but my challenge, my rules to be broken. I just couldn't resist doing a heart.

One of those cute stencils and how I adapted it for stitching.

I did not want to go all around those big ovals with a stem stitch, so I made a big lazy daisy stitch and then a smaller one inside. I turned the inner design into straight lines and French Knots.

That's it for this week. Maybe, MAYBE, I'll be more productive next week.