Tuesday, December 31, 2013


So many people did their "year in review" and they are all so wonderful. 

I felt like a had a very good year for finishing projects, I was positive I was going to finish my oldest hooked rug WIP but alas I just did NOT work on it hardly at all in the 4th quarter so I'm dragging that into 2014 with the million other WIP/s UFO/s that I have.  Another big disappointment was not finishing Autumn House - so close yet so far.  The black sky using black silk just got me down and I was unable to work on it except for short periods of time.

In looking thru my photos - I feel some of them must be on my Ipad devices but oh well.  This will be a much shorter trip thru the finishes than some of my friends have but oh well here goes.

my wedding sampler completion is not here - just some WIP photos which I didn't include.  Hopefully I will get around to getting it framed in the near future and can show that photo.

How many of you have the tradition of starting a new project on NYE or New Years Day?  I used to always start a project on Christmas Eve too but this year I just didn't get to start my Drawn Thread Christmas Thoughts.  However I am participating in the huge worldwide Facebook Sampler World group Snooty Parrots SAL and will be starting that around midnight tonight.  I will be starting a wonderful new crewel rug in mid January when I attend my 15th Off the Ocean rug camp !  I am one of only a very few people who have attended every one of these rug camps.  I'm sure there will be a celebration for their 15th anniversary and I'm happy to be part of it.

I wish for you a wonderful new year full of many happy times to remember with family and friends.
With warm and wooley thoughts - I thank you for supporting my blog all year and hope you will come back often and share your comments with me.  Cheers !

Monday, December 23, 2013


Those are words in a favorite Christmas song. 

Greetings everyone - I hope you are all prepared for Christmas - I am not of course, still have wrapping to do but not much because we are not doing much this year and I have a very small family so . . . .

I hope everyone has been having a great holiday season - I had not had much to post about so I've been absent from blogland in December - just popping in here and there checking blogs I read.

I have a few finishes to show you and a few WIP's that I have been working on this month.

I am very disappointed - I don't know how to fix the photo being upside down.  I saved it on my PC right side up.  It shows in my photos folder correctly but when I download it to my blog it reverts back to being upside down.  I am getting so discouraged with blogging lately.
You can still see the beautiful color of the Butterfly Shawl .  It was an Art Yarns KAL earlier this fall.  Don't ask me why I didn't complete it, I just didn't till the other night and I thought - get this thing done before the end of the year.  The close up might show the butterfly-like edging.  The yarn is Zara Hand Dyed by Art Yarns for any knitters who might be interested.
This is a cute little box top pin cushion I made for DF Starr.  Her husband makes these beautiful boxes and she wanted something to go on the box top.  It was quite a challenge to find something that small.  I chose the SB freebie sheep pattern.  I have some decorative JABC pins to add to the box but they have not come in yet.

Here is a closer photo of the box - I did the finishing myself and I am quite proud of how it came out.  I used purple chenille for the finishing of the edge.  I am not much of a finisher but I think if it doesn't require a sewing machine, with persistence and time - I can probably make it work out.
There are more things I wanted to show you - some pretty WIP's but if they are upside down - it would just be stupid to post the photos.  I am going to try and maybe download the app for IPads and start trying to use that.  Keep the photos and everything all on my ipad instead of trying to transfer the photos from my phone to my PC and then having all these issues with formatting.  This never occurred until I upgraded from XP to Windows 7.  If anyone has any helpful hints please do share them with me. 
Well - I am going to let this be it - I mainly wanted to wish all my friends in blogland a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you all get lots of pretty things for Christmas and have fun and don't forget some quiet time with your needles and hooks.