Friday, May 25, 2018


I have been doing some 'swimming' with the Mermaids this month--
and have swimmingly finished Mermaid #3--
and I did recolor the first two a bit more
after I had stitched them--
here is before--
and her is after--
So now I have 3 gals all ready to go for a swim--
#4 is now traced and colored and has a few stitches in--
so if I can finish her over the holiday week end--
I will be caught up and ready for #5 on time!!!!


And here are '3' more hearts--
Wednesday's Thursday's and Friday's--
I really look forward to stitching one of these each day!!!

And look at this photo--
Do you see all the collections of blocks there--
some still need to grow--the kites, the 10" color of the month blocks--
the hearts and the mermaids, the heart embroidery blocks by Alice and Joy--
but other need finishing/worked on--
the 2 counted cross stitch ABC's, the hat blocks, the Kathleen Tracy block--
this problem needs some 'thinking' time!!!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Have you ever wondered where this saying comes from--
"get all your ducks in a row" ??

I have my hearts  in a row--
Here is Sunday's, Mondays' and today's!!

Back to Ducks--though in a row--
Well--I discovered the source of this saying this morning--
we have had a momma duck and 6 teen babies on the pond now
for a few days with all the rain--and usually I watch--
(ok and take a photo or two each day--of them swimming around--
and eating bugs and whatever)
But today I happened to catch this scene--

Over that little rise is the Momma duck and one baby--
and look at that 'line'--
those ducks are all lined up in a perfect line-
following Momma--

So where are going with those babies--Momma???
Please tell me not to the road--
But that is
where is she going-
across the busy street--
but she must also know when to cross--
cause she got them safely to the other side--
and only one truck had to stop to let her finish --
(usually the traffic is fast going past us on this road--
Momma was taking them back home down by the river!!!

                   IN A ROW--DI

Sunday, May 20, 2018


On this report--
Remember my goal is to hand quilt for 30 minutes each day--

Here is what I did in May--
****Days stitched this month --13 (out of 19 days)
*****Total hours stitched this month--18.25

****Total days so far this year-stitched--117 out of 130 days
I missed 6 days this past week due to the 'fire' here in the apartment complex and
having to go stay with my daughter--but I worked hard the last 6 days to double my time
so did 10 hours of hand quilting this past week--
This is the quilt I am hand quilting for May--
I have alot of it done--but still a ways to go--probably about 2/3 done so far!!!

Well--need to go stitch my heart for today--

Enjoy all the rain--
it is great for the Gardens and water tables-di

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Did I get done today--
it was just a 'stitchy' kind of day--
first up is my heart report--
Here is Thursday's--
and here is Friday's--
and here is today's--Saturday's--

and here is where I am with the counted cross stitching project-
I was able to get this section finished and get  my robin
sitting on a nest with '3' eggs in it !!
(no you can't see them-but I know they are there!!!)
Felt good to be able to work on this piece this morning--
it has been awhile since I could do that--

and the Second Mermaid is done--
(in fact--hot off the press!!)

I think I will try to darken the crayon coloring on her body--
Ohhh--no she is not done--didn't do the flowers in her hair--darn!!!!)
those poor flowers--first I forgot to color them in--and now I have forgotten to stitch them!!!

So I have 2 out of the 3 done--
and I do have the 3rd one traced and colored in--
but think #4 comes out first part of the week--!!!!

We have been getting some rain every day for about a week now--so finally every thing is greening up nicely around and it is starting to look more like Florida!!!

Ok back to work--


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