Stitching Along

This blog has been quiet, but I've actually been stitching quite a bit this year.  Here's my progress on Starstruck, a charted needlepoint design by Kathy Rees of Needle Delights, done in the blue/green colorway.  The duClay EGA chapter in Jacksonville, Florida is hosting a stitch-along for any Kathy Rees design, and I'm delighted to stitch with them.  

I took a class, Afternoon Leisure Basket, with Sherri Jones at Salty Yarns in Ocean City, Maryland last weekend.  I'm headed back down to OC tomorrow for my guild's spring retreat.  I spent a large portion of this afternoon deciding on projects to take and organizing my stitching bag. There are six projects, all WIPs, in my bag.  My goal is to make a lot of progress on Ellen Chester's Milady's Workebox, and do some work on Ann Smith (The Scarlett Letter).  Over the years, I've learned to take projects that are at the stage of filling in solid areas of stitching or that require minimal counting.  To that end, I'm also taking Marriage of Minds (Drawn Thread) and may get some more of the grass filled in. Hope you get to spend a lot of time stitching this weekend, too.


  1. Starstruck is looking good. Have a fabulous retreat this weekend!

  2. I've noticed you've been absent from blogland - glad to see you here and see a photo of your GORGEOUS Starstruck. That is probably my favorite KR piece. In her presentation to us last year I just fell in love with it. Oh I am so jealous you got to do that Afternoon Leisure Basket with Sheri. Can't wait to hear more! You lucky gal getting to do a retreat weekend. Hope you enjoy it to the max and get lots done. Enjoy! mel

  3. Starstruck looks gorgeous and you've made great progress! I haven't started mine but have been thinking about it. :)

    I don't like to do stitching that requires a lot of counting either at stitching gatherings - especially trees because I mess up on them enough when I'm alone! Looking forward to hearing about your retreat!

  4. What a beautiful WIP! Sounds like you've been busy with classes and all sorts of wonderful projects.

    1. That is awesome! It makes me think of the sea. Must be the colors.

  5. Intermittent blogging is better than NO blogging so stay with us please! Your needlepoint project is awesome .....I've avoided needlepoint because I already am overwhelmed with cross-stitching and quilting stash and can't afford another obsession, but I enjoy seeing the beautiful projects I see others doing.

  6. Your needlepoint project is gorgeous. I hope you had a great time at your retreats

  7. That is a gorgeous color way! I am stitching her Curios mystery right now, though I am woefully behind.


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