This Week’s Stitching


Here is what I have accomplished this week in the way of stitching:

neck scarf with a cable look

I had some yarn left from the pidge scarf I made here.  So I made this neck scarf.  I loved, loved this pattern!  4 rows are repeated over and over to get a look like cables.  Every 4th row makes a hole, so instant button holes, as loose or as tight as needed.

neck scarf with a cable look 2I received this pattern free when I purchased some yarn at a shop while on vacation.  I will be making more of these.  It only takes about 100yds of a worsted weight yarn, so I was able to get 2 neck scarves out of the skein with a little left over.  It would make a nice flower or embellishment for a hat or sweater 🙂

Next, I started Johanna’s Royal Holiday on her Large Stitch RR. I feel guilty for having it in my possession for so long and Johanna really needs to see how beautiful it is in person.

Royal Holiday startI am just starting on her face.  I will show the entire RR when I finish it.  It is truly a beautiful piece and I plan on duplicating it someday.

And last, my new look.  I have decided to go quite a bit shorter with my hair.  I had it cut about 6 weeks ago and it was a little difficult for me to go short.  But I loved it and   wore it wavy through the summer.  But now that fall is here, I needed a new shorter look.  So I took the plunge yesterday.

My new look

It’s very hard for me to take a picture of myself and I cut the top of my head off.  Oh well.  You can see my new short look.  I think I look very business like.  Hubby calls it short and sassy.  I like it.  What have you been stitching on this week?

Gorgeous Geisha!


I finished stitching Eastern Promise for Julie’s Round Robin.  Here she is:

Eastern Promise Geisha

This photo really does not do it justice.  I just can’t seem to photograph my stitching very well lately.  Anyway, she turned out beautifully!  I love the colors.  I wasn’t sure about the orange background at first, but I do love it.  I have this Geisha to be stitched on my Round Robin as well, so I am glad to see that the orange color is not really a bad color after all.  Here is Julie’s Round Robin so far:

Julies RRIt is going to be sooooo beautiful when it is finished.  What are you stitching on today?

I Remember. I Will Always Remember.


911 flag on firetruck 3

I sat here this morning, remembering where I was 12 years ago today.  I remember it like yesterday.  The tv was on, and I was getting ready to take my youngest son to kindergarten.  When I walked into the living room, the news was showing the first pictures of the plane that hit the World Trade center.  I remember thinking “I wonder what happened to the plane or to the pilot that it had flown into a building?”  I drove my son to school, just down the street and headed to the post office.  It was all over the radio and everyone was talking about it at the post office.  I don’t think we even knew at that point what was really going on.  I went home and was glued to the tv, just stunned at what was happening.  I was so saddened by what I was seeing on the screen and just felt so sick to my stomach.  I wanted my children home, but I didn’t want to alarm them.  When it came time to pick them up, I remember just hugging them for the longest time.  My oldest was 10 and he could kind of understand what was going on, as much as any of us could try to understand.  He was saddened, too.  It was such a tragedy.  A senseless act of violence.  I felt so sad for all of  those families directly affected.   And I felt sad and then angered at the violence taken towards my country.  I will never forget this day and all of the heroes of that day.  All of the firemen, police and citizens that did everything they could to help those in trouble. To this day, my heart still skips a beat when a plane flies overhead.  I don’t think that will ever go away.  And I am always aware of my surroundings, especially in a large crowd.  It was a day that changed my life forever and forever changed the world.

The photos I am posting today were taken at my local fire department.  They have hung this flag on the end of the ladder every year since 2001.  It puts a lump in my throat and gives me chills every time I see it each year.  It also makes me proud of my community, fireman, policeman, and very proud to be an American.  Thank you to all the heroes of 9-11.  I will never forget ❤

911 flag on firetruck 2911 flag on firetruck 1911 flag on firetruck 4

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Sweet Scarf Finish


I finished the Pidge Scarf last night and added the buttons this morning:

pidge scarf in Kudo

Other than it being a little loose, it turned out great!  I love the buttons that Sue chose for it.  They match perfectly.  I think this scarf would look great with the perfect outfit as well as being a winter scarf to keep warm with.  I just had to try it on 🙂

me modeling the pidge scarfI am definitely going to have to make myself some of these.  It feels nice around my neck.  I’ll bet it would keep me warm on a cold winter day here in Michigan.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  What are you stitching?

A Stitchy Weekend


I was able to get quite a bit of stitching in this holiday weekend.  Here is my progress on Julie’s RR:

Progress on Eastern Promise

Sorry about the bad photo.  Maybe I get too close to the design when taking  a picture.  I will make a note of that for when I take my final photo.  As you can see, I am almost done.  The colors are gorgeous!  Her face is a little off as she doesn’t have a nose or lips, but that will come when I do the outlining.  I love her and can’t wait to finish her.  Maybe tonight.

I also added a few stitches to the Passione Ricamo Stitch A Long, but not enough to take a picture.  Only about 35-40 sts.  Section 5 just came out on the 1st and I need to catch up as I haven’t done sections 3 or 4.  Section 3 should go pretty fast, but 4 and 5 will take me a bit.  I hope I can get caught back up before section 6 comes out.

I did get a little knitting done this weekend also.  Working on my next pidge scarf for Sue.

multicolor pidge

I LOVE this yarn!  It is Kudo by Plymouth Yarns.  I love how the stripes form as I knit along.  This is a worsted weight yarn and the pattern is for a chunky yarn.  I tried adding some stitches to make it wider, but for some reason, I could not get it to work out.  There really isn’t a pattern  that would need to have a certain amount of stitches added to make it come out properly, but for some reason I had to keep pulling it out and starting over-many, many times.  When I casted on the required amount of stitches and continued knitting, I had no problem.  I should have gone down a size or 2 in needles, but I knew that would make it too narrow.  So I have continued on and will see how Sue likes it when I am finished.  I did pick up a pattern for a pidge scarf when I was on vacation last month.  It requires worsted weight, so I will try it out and see how it turns out.

So that was my stitchy weekend.  I had fun just stitching (and laundry) all weekend.  How was your weekend?