Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June Already

Usually I think the year flies by because I am in Texas....this year I am in California and it has gone by double fast it seems.

I am feeling much better.  I have to say, I never thought much of anemia....I mean really, take a pill, right?  Well, I don't know how an overweight 65 year old can be "critically anemic" but it happened to me and I am quite amazed.  I went to the doctor (which I HATE) because I was just feeling bad and wierd.....well, every single thing, including a heart murmur was due to anemia.  Odd.  So it has taken almost 4 months to get it under control and start feeling better.

A bit of advice....do not take being anemic lightly.

Now to stitching.


I got the Afternoon in Paris project framed for my little niece and she loves it.  Whew.  You just never know with teenagers.

I got a couple of patriotic things done.  I had left all the patriotic stuff in Texas thinking I would be there in the spring.  What to do?  Why shop of course.  So I got a couple finished and have a couple in the works.

And I got a couple of small samplers styles framed.

This is Alice Merryfield and Dancing Deer.  The frames, including mats were hanging around the house so I dug them and and tried to work with them.  Not bad.


Have started a couple of other Patriotic themed pieces....... I have been able to get close to a finished on Stars and Stripes Forever by With Thy Needle and Thread

This has been great fun to stitch for some reason.....using 36 count linen, one over 2, so I am using my magnifier lamp, but it is going pretty well.

And I am making good progress on Serbian Proverb although it has sort of been on hold during my patriotic phase!

This piece is done in DMC.  I really like it, but have a way to go.

 And I started "Home of the Brave"  (I gotta be out of my mind)
Very small start on all this black.....am going to use this as a traveling piece so I probably will not get it finished by July.  It is on a piece of 32 count linen dyed by LJ fabrics called Resolution.  It is much more yellowy/goldish than the photo.....not as brown as it appears in the photo.  Am doing 2 over 2 using Anchor Black rather than DMC.  The rest will be DMC.

And one more Patriotic Piece called "Love Liberty" by Chessie and Me......Lots of 1 over 1 so it is going very slow....I tend to put it off.......
This is on a piece of 28 count Ivory (or something close) evernweave that I tinted with some brown dye and coffee so it would not be so beige.  I am happy with the way the fabric came out....hard to tell from the photos.  Very subtle.

That is it for now.  I am staying busy and hopefully will get more stitching done now that I am on the mend.

Thanks so much for visiting.


  1. Anemia sucks, and so does having half of your stitching stuff out of your reach! You did some great compensation-shopping though, and I'm glad you are feeling better.

    1. Thanks, any excuse to shop is a good one!