Jul 1, 2020


Hi, Dearies!

Well, here we are on another Futzingday. I'm not going to lie...I'm dragging today! At first I thought it was the fact that I didn't sleep well last night, but as soon as I stepped out into the steam bath I changed my mind and decided it has to be the hot and humid weather.

I feel like I made good progress on Hoity Toity, but looking at the picture I'm not too sure:
 I brought my stitchy bag to the d-chair to see if I can stitch with a mask on. I promise to take it slow and steady and not get frustrated (she says optimistically).

You know how I was contemplating starting something new but couldn't think of what that something new might be?  Well, yesterday I opened the new Needlepoint Now and....woohoo!....look what I found!

I've done several of her pieces before and know how much fun they are, so I am very prancypants today thinking about getting this one started!

***The designer is: Stickideen von der Wiehenburg***

(This is counted canvas work, and will be done on 18ct mono canvas with DMC threads. It could also be stitched on congress cloth or evenweave using any threads your heart desires. The graphs are very clear and easy to follow, and despite looking complicated, this is a lot of fun and very very easy to do!)

Today will be a grocery delivery. All good things, I promise. I have been very good with a smoothie in the morning and a nice salad in the evening with grilled chicken, and last night I made a lovely little tortellini salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, feta, and a light balsamic dressing. I'm going to make myself a good steak on Saturday and hopefully have salmon or shrimp tomorrow.

So that's all of the news from Spinsterville on a summer Wednesday. Cool, quiet, and behaving myself, thankyouverymuch.

How about you?


  1. Hoity-T does look fine, and the new one looks like a waker-upper! Good for you, plowing on in spite of the nasty humidity. It does make things draggy. What did we do before air conditioning??

  2. Booty Toity is looking Good! I always like things from Stickideen von der Wiebenberg.
    So clever.
    Terribly hot and muggy here and I have a couple of errands to run so I am planning to make an extra stop and pick up some reading material. Only one, I promise.
    Hope your chair time goes well!

  3. Hoity Toity. I had this automatic fill-in.

    1. I think we should re-name it Booty Toity!

    2. Me too! First the picture made me smile and then your autocorrected comment, Texas Stitcher made me laugh. A good way to start the day!

  4. I think you made good progress on HT. Your new start looks star spangled fabulous, Coni. I can't wait to see you working on it. Stay cool and be kind to yourself!

  5. I'm with Robin, new piece looks very 4th of July. Up here in Canada, we are celebrating our country's birthday; we call it Canada Day. Pandemic restrictions mean no fireworks, social circles of no more than 10 people (all of whom agree not to be in any other social circles), restaurants doing only take-out or well-spaced patios, etc.

    So we are celebrating together apart.

  6. Oooh that is a very pretty design - could be a quilt! I'm afraid I don't do heat very well - I wilt and become short tempered which is triggered by lack of sleep. Sounds like the D-chair went smoothly so whoohoo! I think you've done very well with HT - but I guess the filling might be the reason why you need a break from it. Anyhoo time to let the motley crew out and it's raining - oh joy!

  7. I love Tina's work. I've done a number of them, but I do them in cross-stitch.

  8. Hot and humid does me in too. Hopefully it is cooler your way today! Love your planned new start!