Apr 14, 2024

Apr 2, 2024

WHAT I'M STITCHING, BY THE SPINSTER STITCHER HER VERY SELF


 Daisy Chain
Carolyn Manning Designs
Colour & Cotton 28ct Ligana in Peony
DMC threads

Apr 1, 2024

THERE WAS EASTER FEASTING. AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.

First, we had to promenade down Fifth in our Easter Bonnet:

And then it was time to find my inner Ina and remember what it was like to futz about in the kitchen:


Before you have a complete cow, Betty...the plate above was for Rich. Mine was significantly scaled down:

(And no...that's not an impertinent little Merlot. It's cranberry juice.)

I am sad to report, however, that the eggs in a nest were just....eh...and will probably not make the next feasting occasion, unless I tart 'em up with cheeses and hams and vegetables.

We're Dyngasing here in Hoosierville today, which means a lot for some, but an excuse to stay inside with stitching and books and lots and lots of damn good for others (Hello, Nice to meet you. I am others.)

Not much else to report, Dearies.

Happy April! Happy Monday! Happy Everything! What are you celebrating today? Come tell me all about it!


Mar 28, 2024

Mar 22, 2024

HELLO, DEARIES

Is it just me, or have I been phoning it in recently?

Goodness gracious...everything is just so very...difficult...lately. My oomph seems to have gone missing, and I feel like I'm treading through jello under water.

Or something like that.

Stitching here at CS2 has been a very slow grind, but with cheery colors and pretty bling to keep me delighted. My fob was a gift from Siggy's Closet, and matches the thread pallet of this piece, so my itch for matchy-matchy was scratched perfectly!

This is Daisy Chain from Carolyn Manning Designs. I'm stitching it on Peony 28ct Lugana from Colour & Cotton and all of the charted DMC threads.



Today is dark, blustery, and cold, and Rich is over on campus all day, so I am tucked under a magic blanket with a big cup of damn good and lots of determination to stitch the day away while listening to podcasts. I recently discovered one called "Currently Reading", and I'm enjoying it immensely!

Speaking of reading...thanks to Stitchy Guild Sister Gail's excellent recommendation, I am making my way through the Tom Hanks novel. I'm really enjoying it!


Time for a refill! Is it cold where you are?


You can't see them in my craptastic photo, but there are snowflakes flying and herds of them gathering on the rooftops across the way. Hello, end of March!

Well, Dearies. I hope that you are well and that your skirts are a'twirlin with everything that makes you happy! Come tell me everything new with you!




 



Mar 18, 2024

Mar 15, 2024

Mar 14, 2024

Mar 13, 2024

Mar 10, 2024

NICE JOB, GIRLS!


 The Notre Dame Women's Basketball team just won the ACC tournament! On to the NCAA!

Mar 8, 2024

Mar 7, 2024

Mar 3, 2024

SUNDAY SPINSTER BLISS

The cube room studio is getting a good bit tidier:

I was trying to remember what started me on this journey all those years ago. AuntChrissy taught me to stitch sometime in the neighborhood of 2004 or 2005, I think. I was obsessed with stitching houses, of all things, and this was my very first finish:

(I think it's hysterical that I was set on stitching "houses and only houses" for the first several months until I learned that there were actually other things to play with!)

Today, I kitted up a new little beauty called "Spring" from Emily Call. I'm using fabric and threads of my own choosing...both from Colour & Cotton:

But first, a little rest and water break while I watch my Lady Irish win their last home game:

We're off like a herd of turtles, Dearies! I hope that your corner of the world is wonderfully swell today and that your week ahead is exactly how you want it to be! What's new with you?
 

Feb 28, 2024

Feb 17, 2024

SATURDAY SPINSTER BLISS


 
My damn good was especially tasty this morning, and I'm guessing that it has to do with the cold and snow we're having here in Hoosierville. Before I knew it, my second cup was finished, and it was time to switch to water guzzling until cold brew time this afternoon.


I decided to play with a little Starstruck today while I watch my Irish take on the Rice Owls in baseball. It's hard to believe it's that time of year already, but I guess before we know it, we'll be sploshing and whacking a golf ball again!

My Jersey Boy is doing well. He transitioned to a cane yesterday, and we probably overdid it running errands, but so far so good, and I continue to marvel at his recovery. I think we walked more yesterday morning than we have in months, so I guess it's not too unexpected that we are both pretty tired today.

I'll leave you with a pic of my newest obsession. Her name is Collins Christine, and I think she's just perfectly perfect in every way. My goddaughter and her lovely husband are the proud parents, and I can't wait to give her some squishes as soon as we can get ourselves over to Lima.
Isn't she swell? I don't know anything about babies, but I think this one might be a keeper! 🤭

That's about it from my little corner of the world. Are you all keeping yourselves happy and healthy? What's blowing your skirts up, Dearies? Come tell me all about it!

Feb 14, 2024

A VALENTINE FEE NEE


 Big-Hearted Tiny Town
Heart In Hand
Colour & Cotton Cobblestone 28ct Lugana
DMC thread 

Feb 13, 2024

Feb 12, 2024

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MONDAY WE'RE HAVING!


Today is a double-dipper for me with EGA South Bend this morning and EGA Elkhart tonight! I confess that hauling my heiney out of bed this morning was quite a task, but once I was showered and kinda dressed, everything was on the upswing from there. 

I was able to enjoy a bit of stitching with my Guilders, and then return and borrow a new stack of library books, and now I'm home with a nice big cold brew for a few hours until it's time to head out again. Hopefully we'll get another walkabout in the sunshine, and I'll be able to enjoy a nice grilled chicken salad to make the day perfectly complete in every way.

Big-Hearted Tiny Town continues. I am fairly certain that I can finish this up this afternoon, this evening, or tomorrow....just in time for V-Day. I have absolutely no idea what will jump onto the q-snaps next, but methinks I might play with a little canvaswork or a painted canvas or...who knows? As long as I can kit it all up with a fancy bag and bling it all up like a Vegas showgirl, I'll be tickled pink!

What's new in your little corner of the world? 



Feb 11, 2024

IN WHICH WE GO DOWN THE STAIRS AND FOR A LITTLE WALK


 

I am so proud of this man. He asked me to help him with his shoes, and then he got himself to the door of CS2 and then right on down that staircase and out into the parking lot for a walk. I cannot imagine how hard it was to navigate those stairs, or how much that new hip probably hurt with every step.

But step he did, and now we can cross a major milestone off of the list. 

Thank you for all of your love, support, and encouragement...they have truly made all the difference in the world!


 

Feb 10, 2024

OH, THAT FEELS SO MUCH BETTER!


 

I am home safe and sound after visiting with my guild ladies at Hoosier Heartland this morning, and I forgot how much I enjoy playing with canvas! Doesn't it seem like I used to do a LOT more stuff on canvas in years past?

Rich and I had thought we might venture out and about today, but the air is quite chilly and he is not feeling up to the challenge of the stairs yet. He's really doing very well, and is able to maneuver around the apartment with his walker pretty well, but those stairs are going to take a minute. 

Happy Saturday to one and all! What's blowing your skirt up today? Come tell me all about it!