Sunday, February 1, 2015

UFO #1

I want to see how many UFOs I can finish this year--and I do mean FINISH!  So I am concentrating my stitching time on that goal. 

So I'm dragging out the partly-stitched items and the stitched-but-not-finished works and one by one I'm going to get them finished. 

Here's the first one. This little ornament was a chart from the now-defunct Sticklounge Yahoo group. The year we got the chart I stitched the tree, and then moved on to some other project. So yesterday I pulled it out, finished the stitching, and made it into an ornament.  

This is the first time I've attempted an ornament that wasn't a square or a rectangle. It is a little bit out of shape, but I'm happy with the results. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Not what I wanted to write about today...

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. And that is what I planned on posting about today. That is, until current events and the words of the first reading at Mass collided:  Beloved, we love God because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whomever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him:  Whoever loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:19-21)

Thursday, January 1, 2015


No resolutions, just goals. 

1.  Develop a deeper prayer life by attending weekday Mass at least 2 times a week, spending 5 minutes a day in total silence just listening for God's voice, weekly Holy Hour, and praying morning and evening prayer from the Liturgy of the hours. 

2.  Finish My Family Sampler, get it framed, and on display!

3.  Spend 15 minutes a day de cluttering the house. 

4.  Improve my eating habits. Eliminate white flour, sugar, and white rice from my diet. 

5. Take a brief walk each day while praying the Rosary. 

6.  Begin a prayer journal. 

Lofty goals, but totally attainable!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Downtown Abbey freebie

I stitched this little freebie a few years ago, and loved every stitch. The Sampler Girl has it available again, so hurry over and get your copy today and state stitching!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Just finished!

And ready to hang on the tree!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A special ornament

At our UDC Christmas luncheon we all received a bookmark with this little crocheted heart made by a member who is no longer with us. I wanted to put it on the tree so today I created this ornament.