Monday, November 18, 2013

Stitches of all kinds...

Wow, I've had all kinds of different needles working this weekend.

I spent Saturday hooking in Winterport. Lots of talented ladies...I think I am still star-struck being around these talented, wonderful ladies. I do enjoy my one Saturday a month with this group.

Here a couple of snaps of a few of the works on progress and  a finished piece.
This is Barbara's own design;
woke up one night and had to put pen to linen.
He is a jolly old sole; love the kitties in pursuit....

Deb is not only a neat hooker but a productive hooker. She pretty much started this one at the last get together in October and it is finished and bound; ready to be gifted to her great niece. How special!

Joan has made great progress on this delectable apple. Love those colors. This is meant for her granddaughter.

And here is my happy little whale...he is coming along.

I needed to cut more wool for him, so I called up my GF to see if I could pop on over (1 1/2 hr drive) to pick up the cutter. She suggested we meet for dinner in Bangor, halfway for both of us. So the girls and guys had a nice dinner and visit. Sweet bonus.

Today I got on the sewing machine to hem up the new curtains for the living room...

Love the warm feel of the orange...
inspired by our daughter's drapes we borrowed temporarily.

And patched up the cover for Basil's bird cage. He's picked a few decent holes in it over the last several years; he is an African Senegal; about 18 yrs old. I call him my turd bird. :)  And then I mended a couple of pants and a hoodie for my husband. I did put in a few x's before breakfast on an gift project and was hoping to put in a few more after dinner but I am pooped. Which means this probably won't get posted until Monday. ** Here it is Monday night. **

Here is what I got done on my HRH last weekend.

Finished the house had to frog the side wall....
then got the snow across the bridge top in.

Hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend; well everyone except the Midwest...not so relaxing. Hope all are safe and sound.

Like to mention a new blogger on the block... Kathy has started a blog about her cross stitching over at
 I got to know Kathy through my blog and those wonJudith Kirby Halloween houses. Please stop by and welcome her to the neighborhood.

Now I am going to go load this pics so I can post this tonight. Why put off tomorrow what I can do today. Hmmmm. ** Didn't make it. **

Keep on stitching.



P.J. said...

**wonderful Judith Kirby ... Having a fit on my IPad trying to edit my post. You know what I mean. ;)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the santa! I also love your whale. You sure were busy this weekend! Blogging from my kindle makes me homicidal!

Margaret said...

Love seeing all the hooking. Your whale is wonderful! HRH is looking good too!

Barb said...

Both your rug hooking and the cross stitch are lovely. I love the HRH chart. I did go over to the blog to welcome Kathy to the blogging community .

Chris said...

I am loving your whale. It is looking great. What a talented group of hookers.
Have a great week!

Jane said...

Great projects on the go, love the santa and your whale, you certainly are a talented group!
Your HRH WIP has gorgeous rich colours, I love the house and the snowy bridge, look forward to seeing more.
Will pop over and visit Kathy xx

Catherine said...

Loved seeing all the great projects ~ especially your whale!! HRH is coming along nicely as well. I'm off to pop over to Kathy's blog.

Brigitte said...

Oh, so many great projects the ladies and you were working on. It's always great to see what other stitchers and needlecrafters have chosen as projects.
Very nice progress on the HRH.

Kathy said...

Thanks PJ for mentioning my new blog. I am so thankful!!