Thursday, March 31, 2016

Guardian Angel update

I stitched about 2,000 stitches since last update and so far I'm not bored with all that gray. I think I will have a page done in a couple weeks.

So long my friends,

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Treasure Hunt blog hop

Thank you Jo for hosting this blog hop.

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Happy treasure hunting!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


This time I'm right on time for the WIPocalypse. It is a night with a full moon and I have a finish!  An Irish Prayer is ready for the framer:

 I had some difficulties with deciding what to stitch next, so many projects were calling my name. I think the loudest was Guardian Angel. After all he has been waiting since 2011. Yep, I started this lovely project in January 2011 and I stitched on and off, you know - a little bit here and there... Last time I laid my eyes on it it looked like this:

Now, since I'm stitching only one project at a time it was a major decision to be stuck to same piece for a long time. The whole thing is on 18 pages and I have done 3 of them - I have a long way to go... If I can commit to 400 stitches a day I could be done before Christmas...

So long my friends,

Monday, March 21, 2016

A to Z Challenge - theme reveal

Oh, my! It's that time of the year again - time to reveal my theme for the challenge. In prior years we were traveling and stitching. We went back in time to ancient Egypt and I told you about my heroes and heroins.
This year I will invite you to explore with me Vancouver Island and Alzheimer's Disease. I have passion for both, Vancouver Island because I live here (not too long, we just move here a little over a year ago) and AD because I'm taking care of my mother in law who is affected by this disease.
To tell you the truth, I'm using this challenge to force myself to write and I hope you will like to read what I write.

So long my friends,

Friday, March 18, 2016

On the other side of the window

Last couple of days were just lovely. Blue sky, sunshine and singing birds - the island is a heavenly place. Here is a view from my window

In the garden flowers are blooming

And here is progress on An Irish Prayer

I really would love to get back to Guardian Angel or Divine Grace but first I must finish this piece.Who knows, maybe this weekend I'll do another happy dance.

So long my friends,

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Happy dance!

As of last Thursday Madonna Dolorosa is all done and I'm doing happy dance. To tell you the truth, I have no idea why I'm dancing and why I'm happy. I'm very proud of every finished piece, I feel that I have accomplished something beautiful but on the other hand I also feel a little empty...

Below is my lovely Madonna ready for framing. I stitched her on 18 ct Aida with DMC floss.

I'm not Irish but I do love Irish prayers and I love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day... maybe I was Irish in past life? Well, this March I decided to finish something from my UFO pile. Here is An Irish Prayer by Homespun Samplar.
It looks like I purchased this chart in November of 2012 and started stitching on November 3 and for some unknown reason I stopped on  November 19, 2012 . This is where I left it off:

 I picked up this piece last Thursday right after finishing Madonna (to kill that feeling of emptiness) and I have made a nice progress. Look! I'm half way done! Maybe, just maybe I can have this prayer done by the end of March. I'm stitching on 36 count Smokey White Edinburgh Linen with Carrie's Creation hand-dyed floss in Peacock. It is a gorgeous floss but unfortunately isn't colorfast... In the picture below the colors are more true than in the pic above. So here I am as of today

So long my friends,

Monday, March 7, 2016

Close to finish Madonna

Madonna Dolorosa is looking better and better. I wanted to put her aside so much and stitch something different but I'm still keeping my promise (to myself of course) of stitching one project at a time. It looks like in a week or so I will do a happy dance.

So long my friends,