Thursday, April 24, 2014

Excuse me but do you have any blue thread?

You know me, always minding my own little bee's wax when all of a sudden something just hits me and then the next thing I know I am knee deep into another project.....hey, stop that laughing out there, I can hear you from here!   :)

So there I was going through all my blog reading for today, trying to keep up to date on all the lovely things you all make...and that is when I saw this.

I love it.  I am going through some kind of phase where I only want to work with one color or at least a few colors...and this design fits the bill perfect!

Yes, I am still working on my Rabbits Run and then after that I have Christmas Quaker II and now there is this new design. There will always be a new design with me...that's just who I am...the Queen of Starts.  I am so glad I am the only one with this title....I know the rest of you, my sweet friends always finish every single thing you start....right?  ....now I am laughing!  :)

OK, now I am looking for ideas about what color blue to use....DMC.....or another brand?  It's a big picture so I might need a lot...which leans me towards DMC for it's cost value and that I can get it anywhere at any time.  But I am up for any ideas you might have, too.

Today it's over cast. We are suppose to get into the high 70's with possible storms this evening....but no snow! Yay! Finally....no snow....I just have to keep saying it over and over again...no snow! Yay!
Yeah, it was kind of a long winter for us here in KY....so I am looking forward to the warmth of Spring and Summer.

Oh...and if anyone wants to do a SAL with the above link.....let me know....I could be persuaded to start another project...you know...for the SAL and all.  :)  

Wishing you all a most lovely day sweet friends. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A bad girl!

You want to know what bad girls do!  I'll tell ya!

They don't stay home for lunch and eat that ham and cheese sammie that they are suppose to eat, you know the one with whole wheat bread and non fat mayo and mustard with a side of dill pickles...nope, they most certainly do not.

Instead they hi-tail it up to White Castles to get some of these...go ahead, check out the link, I'll wait for you.  That would be the original sliders with fries of course!

And since I live in BFE (that's beyond freaking Egypt) I mean, the bad girl lives in BFE, she ate them in a parking lot.

Now since she is a bad girl, of course she did not eat them there!  Nope, too much of a risk of getting caught, instead she hi-tails it to the parking lot of Kohls.  Which just happens to be across the street from a lovely church.  Nope, she did not feel guilty....ok, maybe a little.

After the bad girl devoured the sliders and fries and then washed it all down with a sensible diet coke...she then just sat there and thought up tons of story ideas for her story...I mean....you know, if that bad girl was a writer and all....

Then,  out of the blue...she heard chimes. She pressed her cell phone to see what time it was 11:58am....three chines and then 12 long deep sounding bongs...came from the church across the street.  The 12 long deep sounding bongs that marked the noon hour were followed by a few songs, all of the music which was half in chimes and organ did not stop until 12:12pm.

One of the songs was "What a friend we have in Jesus" and "Holy, Holy, Holy....Lord God Almighty, God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity." .....bad girl was singing along...window rolled down, people staring....she did not care....you know, she's a crazy butt bad girl...that's what they do!

The sky was a perfect blue, not one cloud in the sky...the air was chilly but nice....birds were singing, the grass had finally turned green after a zillion months of snow....a perfect Spring day.

Out came the baby wipes....yeah,  bad girl keeps them around for occasions such as this...clean hands...full tummy...blessed heart...she then took out her stitching....

Yeah, bad girl...bad to the bone...sitting in the Kohls parking lot cross stitching. Beautiful, warm sunshine...........still singing the songs from earlier.....pondering the awesomeness of God. Great is Thy faithfulness.....again more singing...more people staring.....praising Him with each and every single stitch.  Morning by morning,  new mercies I see.

I think this might become a daily thing with our bad girl...sans the White Castles...but most certainly sitting in the sun stitching.....singing...praising Him and feeling the sweet, sweet Spirit washing over her....goose bumps....I always, I mean she always gets goose bumps when this happens, and it only happens when she sings praises to the Lord.

Even though she's a bad girl...she's very blessed and thankful for all that she has!  

May your day be filled with many, many blessings sweet friends.   :)




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CAL update

I am on round 12 of the CAL doily.

I started it yesterday.  It's slow going for me. Why? Oh, let me tell you why, so glad you asked.

I was cross stitching on the Rabbits Run Saturday night...having so much fun....in fact I was having so much fun I never even picked up the crochet hook until Monday...but let's go back to Saturday shall we.

There I was happily watching TV with the Hubs and cross stitching away. I had cut a rather long strand of thread, being lazy I just did not want to have to keep threading needles, so I cut it long...that was mistake number one.  Then as I was really getting into my cross stitching and watching the TV at the same time, I wasn't really paying attention (mistake number two) to what I was doing and when I pulled the thread from behind, I grabbed it extra hard and instead of thread my hand grabbed the needle...it stabbed me.  It went in so deep into the meat of my hand that I had to pull it out with my other hand. Ouch! Yeah, there were a few years, but mostly I was stunned. It hurt, you know because it was a size 24 tapestry needle that was dull without a point....but mostly it hurt my feelings that I am so accident prone that I could not even cross stitch without getting a boo boo! Pathetic, I know.

I picked up the cross stitching again the next day...with a much smaller strand of floss, and paying more attention....so I was having loads of fun...and I plan to continue to cross stitch, too.

So I started the doily on Monday...figured I had better get off my duff and get it finished. I don't like doing picots...and this doily is full of them....but I will press on....I am on round 12....taking the next day off to cross stitch...and then come Wednesday I will crochet again.

There is also a knitted shawl I am thinking about making....I know...where did that come from? I haven't knitted in a coons age....well....I am getting bored with the .....wait for it....crocheting...I know, crazy right! I guess I haven't done it in so long until it's not that big of deal anymore to me.

I hope to have pics soon....and more Mo adventures, too.

Wishing you all a most lovely day. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Adventures of MO part 10

The next thing he remembered was that he could hear voices but could not make out who it was.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter


Upon a cross
for our sins did
He bare
so that we could live 
forever in 
Our Father's Kingdom

I wanted to wish you all a most blessed Easter. 

 This is what I have been working on for Lent. I had started this piece last year and then I had lost interest in cross stitching.  Since I gave up crochet for Lent, I had to put all that energy somewhere, so I re-directed it into cross stitching.  I now have a renewed love for cross stitching again. 

Happy Easter sweet friends.  





Thursday, April 17, 2014

I am a hooker again......



It was most difficult to give up crochet...at first...and then as the days of Lent passed by....prayers, many prayers later...I soon learned that it's not so important that I crochet, as long as I am being creative.

I found a new love for cross stitch again....which was what I was doing when I first created this blog.
I would have never discovered any of this had I not given up crocheting for Lent.

I think doing Lent for me has drawn me closer to Him. I am so very blessed and thankful. All I can do is praise Him!

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 Today my friends starts our CAL for the doily over on my sidebar. If you follow the link, it will take you to the site where you can get the free pattern called "friendship doily".  

Come back and CAL with me.  

Don't forget to leave me a comment and tell me what colors you are using.   :)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Feast your eyes on this.....


Go here to learn more.

Let's just say that maybe...just maybe someone was looking at this...and maybe, just maybe their fingers slipped and the next thing this someone knew they had bought this item.

Maybe, just maybe this someone already has the 14 count fabric for this (yeah, it's like 36 x 30)...but not the fibers.

Word on the street is that this someone bought a skein each of the colors called for (there are only two) to see if this someone will like them...if not.....there is talk of using DMC color variations floss in a color way of Radiant Ruby (4210) and perhaps...maybe, not sure yet of Evergreen Forest in (4045)....but it's all up in the air you know.....until said package gets to this someones house.

I'll do my best to keep you all updated......

Oh and I have a question...let's just say that said someone has a restraining order on them from their mailman...something about stalking him through out the neighborhood to get their previous packages....is it considered ten feet from the front door to the mailbox?

Happy Stitching! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Adventures of Mo part 8

By the time Mo came to, he was laying on an unfamiliar sofa…

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Adventures of Mo part 7

After Mr. Mc Floss had left for work, Stitchy and Mo headed down the basement stairs.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Here we go again.....

Oh the lustful heart.....

I saw that the new issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine was out, well, at least on their web site.

I love this


It's a Dahila Pillow by Donna V. Giampa.  Is this not the coolest thing you've ever seen. I love those colors, the detail...dang...now I have stitchy fever again!

Oh and in this same issue, there is this


Oh I love the Bluebirds by Marie Barber

I am more than sure I won't be able to stitch these only because, let's face it, I lack the stamina that is required to do such big projects...but they are both such a feast for the eyes, I just had to share them with you.  

Oh, and just in case anyone was asking...of course I will start these...I am, after all, the Queen of UFO's...so what are two more, right!  :) 

Calling Mr. Cross Stitch....where are you?  I guess I'll have to ask Jo....no, Mr. Cross Stitch is not dead....I believe the term used was "relocated".   

You know me, never a dull moment at the house of Mc Floss!  


Monday, April 7, 2014

The Adventures of Mo part 6

Mo was breathless and gasping for air by the time he was standing at Stitchy’s bedside.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Adventures of Mo Part 5

Mo waited until everyone was sleep and then he went into the kitchen and got the spare flash light that was in the junk drawer by the fridge.  He turned it on to make sure it worked and then he quietly headed towards the basement.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Adventures of Mo part 4

Stitchy quickly went down the basement stairs and then realized the door must have gotten locked by accident. She unlocked the door and then went to re-lock the back sliding glass doors.  The lights were back on again in the basement. 

Mo had followed her down to the basement and then said, “You know he gives me the creeps.” 

Stitchy looked over at Mo as she was pulling the blinds shut, “Who does?” she asked. 

“Smiling Jack.” he motioned with his head towards Jack’s house.

“Oh he’s harmless.” she smiled and then started to walk past him.

Mo reached out and touched her arm, “He’s got a thing for you, you know.” 

Stitchy frowned and then laughed, “Mo, you crack me up. You’ve been watching way too much TV lately!” she brushed it off and then started towards the basement door.

“Don’t you see how he looks at you…touches you?” Mo asked

“Touches me? What?”  Stitchy looked at him frowning. 

“His hand,  when he gave you the keys.” Mo responded.

“Mo, he was putting something in my hand, so of course his hand would touch mine.”  she smiled.

“He watched us all the way to our front door when we left.” Mo said and then watched her eyes.

“It’s night time, he just wanted to make sure we made it back safely.” she smiled.

“What’s this bs about “when you are available” YOU can take the key back to his house?” Mo folded his arms in front of himself. 

Stitchy touched his shoulder and said, “Mo, you worry too much about me. I am just fine. Besides, you know there could never be any man in my life except for Mr. Mc Floss.”  she smiled and then opened up the basement door. 

When she said this, Mo could feel a tinge of pain in his heart. But he smiled at her and pretend that everything was ok. 

As they were walking up the basement stairs, the lights in the basement went off again, the chilly air blew past the hidden door under the stairs and the voice called out again, “Mo…..are you there Mo?”


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SAL for Rabbits Run

My sweet friend Evalina Maria of This and That blog and I will be having a SAL of the adorable Rabbits Run.  Go check out her awesome blog, I'll wait for you.  :)

I told you she had an awesome blog. I admire her stitching talents and enjoy keeping up with all her lovely projects.

She has already started Rabbits Run...which I totally understand because who could wait to stitch Rabbits Run...so adorable.

I got my chart and fabric yesterday, so today I will be starting Rabbits Run!  Yay!

Oh yes, I will be continuing to stitch my "secret" project that I will reveal on Good Friday...and yes, I will be putting a few stitches into Rabbits Run as well.

Wishing you all a most lovely day.  :)

Oh, and there will be another part of Mo's story tomorrow, too.   

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Adventures of Mo part 3

Before they reached the front stoop. They could hear this. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where I went today......

I had to get a few flosses to make the Rabbit's Run that is whizzing it's way through America to me as we speak...yep, it should be here sometime next week. Yay!

There I was getting my flosses...well, actually Hubby was getting the flosses as I called out the numbers to him.  Once that was done I walked on down towards the end and then, there it was, on the end cap....I looked, reached out my hand....and quickly withdrew it.

Hubby looked at  me and then frowned.  I knew he had no idea what I was doing or why.  I just smiled and then explained that I was merely touching the crochet threads.

He said that touching crochet thread wasn't the same as crocheting so he felt pretty sure I wasn't violating any rules or anything. I started to walk away and then he asked, "Well, just because you can't use the crochet thread now, doesn't mean you can't use it later on when you can crochet again."

Seriously, is it any wonder that I love this man!   How on Earth could I do anything but agree with logic such as that.....yep....new colors of crochet thread in my stash.......I put them in the thread cabinet and closed the door.....I did not want to keep looking at them......ok, I do want to look at them, but you know what I am saying!

In the mean time...I have been making progress on my UFO stitchy piece....I plan to reveal all come good Friday.

I hope you are all having a most wonderful day today sweet friends. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Adventures of Mo part 2

Mo could hear Stitchy saying his name. He smiled and opened his eyes. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thank you! :)

Gosh, imagine my shock when I woke up this am to see 16 comments! Wow! It truly blew my socks off.    You all rock!

I wanted to thank each of you for taking your time to leave a comment and let me know that the adorable design I had posted about yesterday is Rabbit Run by Prairie Schooler.  Thank you all so much!  :)

I really love this design!  I have it on order now....thanks again for all the links and info.  :)

Now onto more stuff.

All this got me to thinking (which we all know trouble can not be far behind when that happens, right!).  

I have grown tired of knitting. I think we all saw that coming!

 I am not sure how to break it to Mo yet that I am cross stitching again. .   He gets so emotional over these type of things.  That entire Mr. Cross Stitch ordeal left his emotions in tatters.  I still don't think he's figure it all out yet...and I am not about to tell him anything either. I find it best if people arrive at their on conclusions....especially Mo!

I do have one question for my stitching peeps out there again (waving at you all with a big smile). For those of you who are going to be stitching this adorable design. Do you plan to use the DMC colors called for on the pattern or will you be changing them...if so to what colors?

Oh and I dug out my 3.5x readers....they are a true lifesaver...and Mr. Ott Light got a work out, too.
Now I have visions of fibers dancing around in my head....floss, floss....gosh I have always been drawn to the beautiful colors of floss.....YUM!  Oh you read that right...Yum, Yum, Yum!  Ok, I will try to pull it back a little, I appear to be getting very excited over beautiful colors of floss...I know you all don't have the problem...right?   :)

Wishing you all a most lovely day.....and thank you again for "encouraging" me to continue to cross stitch....I know I keep trying to kill Mr. Cross Stitch off...but he just won't die....you have to admire that in a character/hobby!  


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Have you seen this?



I was wondering if any of my stitching peeps out there know the name of this design?  I saw this in my net travels but there was no name on who designed it or anything.

I love all the bunnies on it,  and the chickens crack me up, too.

Oh and just in case you were all wondering...yes, there will be more of Mo later in the week, look for him around Friday....and you all might want to sit down of this....I am .....are you sitting? Ok, here goes....cross stitching again....shhhhhh don't rat me out to Mo...or Hubby for that matter!

I put a few stitches in on a one of my bazillion cross stitch UFO's and quite enjoyed it actually!

I have grown tired of knitting...so I thought I might try to cross stitch again for a while.

I am on the hunt for more bunnies to cross stitch...if you have any links please let me know!

Wishing you all a most lovely day.   

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The adventures of Mo part 1

Mo went down into the basement looking for a certain color

Monday, March 24, 2014

Who wants more Mo?

I have been so bored lately...I have been knitting, but to me knitting is almost as fun as going to the dentist for a root canal...no really!  Ok, the dentist might have an edge, but you get the idea.

I have walked past my crochet hooks and looked longingly at them...I even blew them a kiss the other day...but I have not touched them, nor will I....until April 17th.

I have learned so many things during my Lent Journey, things that I would have never discovered otherwise.

I have written a few more lines of the Mo story....if anyone wants to read it.  Do you?

I hope I am not boring all of you to tears with my Mo and Jo stories.

I will have another page in the saga of Mo tomorrow....unless of course you say you are tired of all my crazy butt writings...just let me know.

Wishing you all a most lovely day.  :) 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What I am up to now!

I have started a few knitting projects and then frogged them...you know me, boredom is a killer of projects in my house. What is it about that first initial lusting over a project and then the desire to make it that sometimes fades into a loveless relationship?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Delusions of Mo The Ending

Mr. Mc Floss allowed Mo to move back into the craft studio after he saw how much enjoyment Stitchy was getting from the knitting.  All was forgiven and life continued on as it always had in the house of Mc Floss.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Delusions of Mo part 7

Jo was putting scrabbled eggs in a plate when Mo and Stitchy walked into the kitchen.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

CAL set for April 17th

My friend the fabulous Michele over at Mainly Crochet has put up a free pattern of a doily designed by Kathryn White. It's called "Friendship Doily".  Please go here to get your copy.

I will be hosting a CAL of this doily starting April 17th.  If you can't wait until then, and I totally understand if you can't, then please feel free to go ahead and make this lovely doily.  There are several color options you can choose from.

I will be making mine with Aunt Lydia crochet thread. Still not sure about the colors yet.
Please drop me a line and let me know if you make this...I'd also love to see your finished doily, too.

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On the knitting front I could not wait to get the lace yarn I needed to start the shawl, so I have started it using something from my stash....I will have pics soon...not sure how I like it, but I just could not wait any longer to start it....not begin able to crochet for a while, has kind of made me a little stir crazy...my hands have no idea what to do....I guess once a hooker, always a hooker!  :)

Wishing you a most lovely day. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Love...love...love this little guy!



We all know my love for anything bunny....I saw this and just had to slap it on my blog!  Is he/she not the cutest little thing you have seen all day or what!

Love the whole bunny and alice thing...wonder what "wonderland" they are headed to?  Hmmmmm.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Delusions of Mo Part 5

Mo felt cold and then he heard someone calling his name again.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Give Away!

I just found out that Nancy over Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe  is having a give-away. Please follow this link to find out all about it...oh and please tell her I sent you...yes, I am trying to win a cross stitch chart.  She has some truly lovely charts and awesome looking hand dyed thread. My fingers are now itching to stitch again! 

I seem to have lots of time on my hands here lately...so what better way use that time than to stitch! 

Wishing you all a most lovely day sweet friends.  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Special mittens



I could not help myself, I saw this on my net travels and thought it was too cute not to share.  :) 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What can I give up for Lent?

There are many things I could give up...but none of them would mean as much to me as this.....crochet.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Good Morning!


This is the view from my front door around seven something in the morning.  I love that the moon is still out.

Hope you have a glorious day today! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love this!



Oh we are to get more snow again this week, too...they are talking possible ice storms for the weekend...gosh, I really miss Spring!   

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please follow this link

Please follow this link to my friends blog.

She does the most lovely cross stitching.  Today she has a post about the song "It is well with my soul" and the story behind the song.

I was so moved by this story of the man who wrote the song and why....

So if you are up for a blessing today and want to see that faith is more than just mere words, then please follow the above link.


Faith is just a word until we put it into motion.  :)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Long lost Mo

Jo arrived back at the house without Mo.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mo gives his statement to the police

The lights were lowered in the interrogation room, as Mo sat there, very nervous, very upset waiting for the detective to come back into the room.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!



Now get out there and make it a day to remember!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What happens when you knit too much?

                                             link for photo             

Hubby saw this when I was looking at blogs and said I have to stop knitting now if this is what happens to you when you knit!  He said it was bad enough that I was already a hooker! What ever, Dude...what ever!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

What the ice storm has left behind....




We are still below freezing and don't expect to reach freezing until Sunday...and that is only after we get more snow. The ice storm we got a few days ago left behind it's calling card on all the trees. Each branch is encased in ice...it can't melt, the sun barely shines.  It's cold.  It got down to 7 degrees last night.   My clean driveway that I worked so hard on the other day, is covered again in ice and snow. I told Hubby it might stay that way.  He just smiled. 

On a much happier note, I would like to say that I have been doing a lot of thinking....I really need to stop moaning and groaning about how much I miss home (Florida) just suck it up and move on. Nothing is going to change, we are stuck here as long as Hubby's job is here...so I will instead be thankful that he has a job, that we are warm, have food to eat, and that I am blessed with a Husband that puts up with my crazy butt.  I am truly blessed.   

I have been working on the wisteria doily...ok, it's not going to be a tablecloth...I never could reach the huge gauge that was required, I did go up a hook size to 1.75mm and I am still two inches shy...but to tell you the truth...it was never going to be a tablecloth anyway...I got to looking at it..it only has 30 something rounds...that's a doily people!  

It started to ruffle like no bodies business for a while, but then it settled down and has now started to behave. I am only on round 20.   Pictures soon....maybe next week.  :) 

I do hope you are all safe and warm and happy. I am slowly realizing that it does not really matter where you are, as long as you are surrounded by those who love you...and I am so I am content and very blessed indeed.  

Happy Weekend! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil is a douche'!

I am sure everyone has heard that Punxsutawney Phil , that over grown rodent that has way too much power on our weather (snicker, snicker) is without a doubt a douche'! Nope, you will never convince me he is anything other than that after the bad weather we have all been having.

Don't even come to his defense, if you do, I promise you I will not publish your comments! Period! Big ole' stinky rodent!

I use to think he was cute, when I lived in Florida and his "winter predictions" never had any influence on my weather. It was always nice...oh sure it gets cold in Florida...maybe all the way down to the teens (on rare occasions) but then the next day it's back up to 6o or 70 degrees. Gosh, I miss Florida. Sorry, what was I saying..Oh yeah....Ole' Phil...he's a douche'!

Come on with all this bad weather. We've had snow...and now ice, too.

The mayor of our city is out doing TV blips and issuing warnings.....Oh I miss the days when the only thing I had to worry about was sun screen.  Don't get me wrong, Florida is full of crappy stuff....but the weather was nice.

The trees and power lines are encased in ice. We might loose power...and if I do...I just wanted  to put this out there for everyone to see.....Punxsutawney Phil is a major douche'!

I do have to blame someone don't I?  Well Ole' Phil get's the blame!

I am ripping out the wisteria tablecloth that I was working on in purple and using a white...and then when I get back to the blooms I will switch to a variegated purple. I think that will look nicer. I'll let you know.

I am off to hook for a while and keep my hooks crossed that I don't loose power.  :)

Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers for Hubby. He made it safe last night, and this morning, too...I will be praying for him all week long since our temps won't even reach freezing until next week!



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I can't keep it to myself any longer......

Thank you all for your kind words about my crazy butt out there shoveling snow....believe it or not, I am feeling good today, only my thumbs are sore!  :)

So when I came in yesterday and was trying to rest, I was working on my new surprise tablecloth. I know, I know just how many tablecloths does one person need?  I know, but we all know that I do things to the point of being excessive (oh my stash is one fine example,  be glad you all don't have my hang ups and issues!  :)

I was working on what I am calling Wisteria (I am totally ripping off what another hooker named this, although this is not the patterns name).

First I have to bore you with lots of details that will make you yawn and probably dose off a bit.  I grew up in Florida (oh warm Florida....hold on I need to pause and soak up all the warmth from my memories..ok I'm back) where there were flowers and stuff blooming and growing all the time. I have many favorite flowers and bushes, one being our wisteria that grew in our front yard. It was older than I was and had grown into a mass of sprawling limbs that would bend towards the ground like a weeping willow when they were full of blooms. It was awesome. The fragrance it gave off was intoxicating.  

So when I found this pattern it made me think at first of grapes...and then when I realized there were a few errors in the pattern and I had to seek help, I jumped on Ravelry and found that another hooker found the errors and then had put the label on this of wisteria.  I ran with it.  It brought such lovely memories back to me of the wisteria in our yard.

So I am going to make this (have already started) and I am using....wait for it....a ball of variegated purple for the blooms part, and  a purple for the rest of it. I am only on round 11, so I might even change the purple base to a light green and then continue with the variegated purple for the blooms. Not sure yet.

Today we are suppose to get an ice storm starting at 300PM (which has me very worried because Hubby does not get home until 500PM and he is across town).  We are suppose to get a quarter inch of ice. So please keep my sweet husband in your thoughts today if you can spare a moment or two. I am going to be worried sick until I see him tonight.  Thank you for taking your time to do this for me.  :)

Wishing you all a most wonderful day.  :) 

Monday, February 3, 2014

I hate winter!

We got six inches of snow last night! Ick! So after Hubby made his way to work this am, I "suited up" and started to shovel the snow.  OMG! OMG! OMG!

I am sore in places I never even knew I had. Seriously...I am way too old for this!

Hubby does all the snow shoveling, but I wanted to surprise him....I guess you can say he will be surprised when he comes home and finds me sprawled out on the sofa with a heating pad and diet Pepsi by my side.  I am fine if I don't move...then I am stiff and sore. Dang,  just when did I get so old?  No, no..it had nothing to do with me being out of shape...I am perfectly shaped...round!

I know, I know...suck it up....pull up those granny panties and move on...nope, I am gonna whine and complain a little....besides I figure if I milk this just right...there might be some crochet thread in my future...gosh, the things I do to get crochet thread.   :)

I have been working on a new tablecloth...but I can't seem to figure out which color thread I like...so I am playing around with it just yet. No, can't show you the pattern, it's all a surprise! I am still working on the other crochet tablecloth....hope to get more of that in tonight.

As for the ripped out knitted tablecloth....it's on stand by.....I put the thread in a bag and thought it might need some time alone!

Wishing you all a most lovely day.  :)


Sunday, February 2, 2014

What Mo saw in the basement

Mo came running up the basement stairs out of breath and trying to say something but instead just pointed and then passed out.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Crochet Tablecloth Update....

I am moving along nicely on the crochet tablecloth.

Stor Rund Dug

My next adventure into knitted lace will be this.

I am auditioning different blue threads to see which one I want to make this  lovely doily out of...although I have a feeling it will grow into a tablecloth, but for now, I'll call it a doily.

Ok, I have ripped out all of the knitted tablecloth...started it back in a variegated thread and I really don't like that either. So I might go back to white again and re-start the tablecloth...it just seemed easier to start again...the un-knitting was getting a little crazy...and let's face it there is enough crazy around here as it is!

So while I have Stor Rund Dug dancing around in my head...and what blue thread to use to make it...I will be settling down to re-start the knitted tablecloth once again.

I think I have been bitten by the lace bug....just saying.

Now it will be a long, long, long time before I have any pictures of any of the knitted lace things I am making. I am taking it slow and not racing through this...so it might not be until late February before I can get anything up...I know that seems like a really long time, but I am not a speed knitter...I am slower than paint drying on a cold winters day....yep, that fast!  :)

I blame all this urge to knit on the weather!

Oh and I found this (which I think is totally awesome) I don't have the skills to make it, but I thought it was one of the most lovely blankets I have ever seen.  If you open up the pattern you can get a much nicer view of the blanket and it's so pretty.

Who knows, maybe later on in the year once I tackle my lace tablecloth(s) we can have a KAL (knit a-long) for anyone who wants to join me in trying to make the blanket. No, I doubt I have any more skills then than I do now, but lacking in skills doesn't seem to stop me in attempting things....mind you it doesn't always turn out good, but I guess there has to be something said for at least trying (at least I keep telling myself this)....right?

 I have to learn to develop a taste for cables. They aren't really hard, you just twist the stitches (with or without a cable needle) to change their positions and thus creates the risen texture that is so distinctive in knitted cables.

But this will be much later in the year....right now I can't even find 9 skeins of this yarn anywhere I go....Yeah, I kind of was looking...might have to order it on line through Red Heart Yarns. But I am not ready for any of this just yet....I merely wanted to entice you into wanting to make this blanket with me.  :)  Any takers?

Wishing you all a most lovely day!




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"What's up pussy-cat?"

It's no secret that I am sort of down in the dumps. Let's face it, I feel like a total failure. So I have been moping around the house a little.  I am working on my crochet tablecloth....letting out big sighs...feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dr.'s orders......



This is the Eleventh Doctor from the Dr. Who BBC series.  My favorite Dr was the Tenth Doctor...but that is besides the point.

I now have strict Doctor's orders to crochet....who am I to argue with the Doctor? 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Does any body have an aspirin?



I was knitting away all the way up to round 65, when all of a sudden I realized that I had made some sort of error way back around round 60 or so.  Which would not seem like a really big deal, until you realize that each round has 300 stitches.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Grow Your Blog

Go here for more info about Grow Your Blog.  ***Update*** I was too late to join, but does not mean you still can't go over there and find other cool blogs to read.  :) 

Friday, January 24, 2014

What happened at Mr. Cross Stitches funeral....the uncut version

We arrived at the funeral home fashionably late, but that was because Jo was driving and he stopped on the way for a pack of smokes (which he was not allowed to smoke in the car).  After getting back on the highway and a few wrong turns (this was Mo's fault because he swore up and down that he knew just how to get there, he did not).  Jo had to finally pull out his i-phone and find directions that way.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

You asked so I am gonna tell ya!

One of my dear readers, Hi Mary I in AL, wanted to know the hair color of Mo and Jo.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mmmmmm bacon.....

I had thought that Mo and Jo were still gone to the big city to do some more thread shopping to work on their crochet tablecloth, so I had the knitted one pulled out and was knitting when I heard a gasp. I looked up and Mo had his hand on his heart as if he were having a heart attack and Jo's gingersnap which he had on his lip just fell out and hit the floor.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read All About It blizzard hits Kentucky......

Florida girl is stuck in blizzard and can't find her knitting needles....no body move!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Knitted Tablecloth


Here is my knitted tablecloth I am working on. I am using 3.5mm needles and size 10 Aunt Lydia crochet cotton in white. I am loving each and every single stitch!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dreams.....


Last night I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.....oh wait, that's how the novel Rebecca begins....sorry.  Actually I dreamed I was in a castle by the sea, not sure if it were England or not, and as I stood there, feeling the salty air on my skin I was wrapped in knitted lace as a queen might be.

I watched as a seagull flew beyond the grounds out towards the rocky cliff he soared ever so high and then with one quick turn he made a swoop past the cliffs edge and out towards the sea. I watched as his shadow raced across the mossy knoll and I became mesmerised with his adventures....longing, so longing for him to take me with him.  I stood there on the edge of weeping, and then almost as if he could hear me, he turned and flew towards me.

My heart almost stopped when he came closer for he was much bigger than any normal sea gull I had ever seen.  He landed on my balcony and as I stood there in shock watching him, he turned his head and then said, "You coming or what?"

I jumped on and we began to fly away from the castle soaring the skies....my knitted lace behind me trailing in the wind.  I held on for fear of falling....and then just as quickly as he picked me up, he turned and dropped me.....I felt myself falling, tumbling towards the sea. I screamed out, but there was no one to hear me....

When I woke up, I was in my bed....the sun brightly shinning through the blinds...I looked over at my knitting basket and what, just what did I see....why I saw this pattern staring back up at me!





I have been holding back on you guys...I have been secretly knitting  a tablecloth (not the one above) and have so loved it, I went to the yarn shop today and got some knitting needles ....ok, I have knitting needles (this is the discussion that Hubby and I had) I need size 3.5mm circulars in 24 inches and I also need size 3.5mm circulars in 32 inches.  For as the lace grows I need to change the knitting needles to hold all those hundreds of stitches.  Hubby's eyes glazed over and then he said, "get what ever you need" because I think he would rather I just shut up and leave him alone about it already!  And I think he wants me to be busy come Super Bowl Time, too, just saying!  I got my two knitting needles that I needed and this pattern. It was the only knitted lace tablecloth/doily they had in the shop....it's a Niebling!

Ok, for those of you who don't knit, I am more than sure you are saying, Who?   Niebling is like the king of knitted lace...seriously, his designs are red hot rocking!  If you don't believe me, go here and be prepared to lust.

As soon as I can get the tablecloth I am working on off the useless Boye circular needs and onto my new needles I will take a quick snap and show you.  I am using the size 10 Aunt Lydia crochet cotton in white.

Will 2014 be the year that knitting lace and I become lovers (shhh don't tell the crochet)?  I hope so. I have so longed to be a lace knitter....but that is a story for another day.

Wishing you all a most lovely day.  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cool chicks




I'm the blue one at the end.....

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Dearly Departed Friend

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to honor the passing our one of my dearest friends.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

You should hook what makes you happy......

I was in the kitchen putting away the dishes from the dishwasher and then I heard this faint sound. I was not sure what it was at first. So I stood up and tried to not move, not even to breathe to listen.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Curling a rooster and other fun things

I was sitting in the stitchy chair watching my taped Downton Abbey (which I will get into that later) when I could hear voices coming from the basement.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blogger issues with layout

I know there has to be someone out there who can help my friend.

All the items  that appear to the right on her blog page have gone, but when she goes into the layout they are still there.

She has not added anything new to her blog or changed anything...one day it was fine and the next day all her items on the right sidebar are gone.

Any and all help with be much appreciated.

Wishing you all a most lovely day!  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Smitten Kitten.....


Does anyone out there have this design?  It's from this Japanese book.  If you do, please e-mail me.

Mo is having a fit to make this...and well, since he learned to crochet, there seems to be no stopping him on trying new things...and to tell the truth, I am really enjoying working on my crochet table cloth (check out yesterday's post)...and wouldn't mind getting my hook into it as well.

Mo burst into the room and then said, "You've gotta see this." and then lead me back towards the craft studio.

I looked at the computer screen and then I saw the above design. Mo was giddy and almost breathless when he started to say, "I must make this."

By this time Jo wandered in the studio and looked at the screen and then said, "You can't make that."

Mo's face turned red and then he announced to everyone, "I will make it!"

Jo smiled his devious smile and then went back out into the living room. I followed him leaving Mo behind in the studio so he could admire the design for a while.

"You do realize that even though Mo is now crocheting, you will still have to do your share?" I looked over at Jo.  His devious smile quickly faded.

"Naturally.'" he said as he bit into a gingersnap.

But I could tell  he was a little disturbed by the news that he would still have to crochet.

"I have gotten word that my help might be needed over at Sherri's again." Jo started.

"Really?" I smiled

"Well, as you know she is working on The Last Supper....."

And before he could finish I said, "I know, and that is why I need you here to help with mine as well."  I smiled and tried hard to hold back a laugh.

Jo just rolled his eyes and then walked into the craft studio and shut the door.

Whatever dude, what ever!

Of course if you have other tablecloth patterns that you find lovely, please let me know about them, too....apparently, 2014 is gonna be the year of tablecloths for me....and most certainly crochet thread.

I will have a snap tomorrow of my current tablecloth progress.  Until then, wishing you all a day of blessings and many stitches, too.  








Monday, January 6, 2014

My first........


I will be making the lovely tablecloth on the front cover...this is a design by Carol Decker.

I just could not stomach working with yarn (I tried making the baby blanket from my last post, but it was torture working with yarn after only working with thread for so long) so I will be making this lovely tablecloth instead.

I am using an ecru color which will look nice on my table.  This will be my very first tablecloth....I have to admit I am very excited by it!  :)

Jo was mad when I made him and Mo haul the yarn back down to the basement. I can see a trail of gingersnap crumbs leading down the basement steps. It's his way of protesting. Never fear though, I have taken Mr. Hoover out and he and Jo will have a grand ole' time later today...Jo just doesn't know it yet because he's sulking in the craft studio.

 Mo let it slip that he is trying to learn to crochet.  Jo was so mad until he just got up and left the room....I later found him in the studio when I was looking for my ball of thread and pattern for the tablecloth.   I thought it best to let him have some "alone" time before I spring the whole Mr. Hoover thing on him and all.

Oh and it's zero degrees this morning! Isn't that insane! Have I mentioned lately just how much I truly miss Florida....gosh, I'd so love to be back there....warm sun, sandy beaches....all my old familiar places...but alas I am far, far away.....sniff, sniff....excuse me, I have to go get a tissue now.......

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Who Who.....Who Who.....blink...blink....Who Who....

I am in the thinking stages of making this.


It's a free pattern from Red Heart Yarns.

I have all the yarn downstairs in the basement....Mo is beside himself.  He went off saying that he put that yarn in the basement for a reason. I just smiled and let him go on and on about how I have  a zillion thread projects that need to be worked on and that this was ridiculous....

Jo just smiled while quietly getting gingersnap crumbs all over the sofa.

I looked over at Jo and then said, "Ok, let's go downstairs and get the yarn we need."

He was taking  a bite from a gingersnap when I said this and he just froze, looked at me as if I had grown a second head and then rolled his eyes and finished eating his gingersnap.

"What?"  I asked.

He quietly put his plate down on the coffee table and then looked at me and said, "You know you will get bored with this before you even get half finished, why bother?"

"Because it is adorable. And I have plans for this blanket."  I smiled and started walked towards the stairway.

"Come on Duffus," Jo said to Mo as he walked towards me.

"Why do I have to come?" Mo asked

"Because you are the genius that put the yarn down in the basement to begin with!" Jo said over his shoulder as he started down the stairway.

I could hear Mo sigh heavily and then follow us down the stairs.

Oh and I am also working on a thread tablecloth...so right now, as it stands I have the following projects to either start or finish as I am working on them now.

The Last Supper filet, The Mother Mary filet, the above owl blanket, the tablecloth and there might be a few others I have forgotten but will pick back up when I remember!

So what are you all working on out there?

Wishing you all a lovely day.   :) 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Shadowy Blue

Through the haze of I know not what
and truly can not say
I saw before my eyes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Happy New Year



I wish for you great health and many blessings.

God bless you one and all.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A relapse for my old friend.....Hmmm down for the count? Get it, cross stitching, down for the count?

First, go here to find out what I am talking about. That way I don't seem more crazy butt than usual.

Ok, now that you've read that post and see what I am talking about. I have to say this.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Saying goodbye to an old friend......

My heart is heavy today. For I have had to say goodbye to an old friend. As the words, "Dearly departed" rang through out my thoughts, I thought I might share with you a little bit about my old friend.

I had known this friend since I was 19, or was that 18? I can not remember really, that was so long ago. But this friend was always there for me. Everyone said we were miss matched as friends. But I knew we were perfect for each other.

I remember how exciting it was to take trips to the beach with my friend. The sound of the tides and the seagulls mixing with the salty breeze that blew past. There is something about the ocean that seeps into your soul, that no matter where you go in life, you will forever and always hear the roar of the ocean in your heart.

My friend was there when work stressed me out. When matters of the heart seemed so important and devastating, my friend was there to comfort me. All sadness seemed to fade as I spent time with my friend.

So today, when I realized as I tried to cross stitch and the joy that I always got from that was gone. It was as if it never existed. As if I were doing something so foreign until my mind started to drift.

What was the first thing I thought of. How I could make the chart into a filet crochet pattern. I so love the bright colors of floss, but to cross stitch anymore leaves me feeling so empty. So bored.

And then it hit me. I have been trying so hard to hold onto cross stitching, not because I like doing it, for clearly I do not, not because I think it enriches my life, or that it is meaningful to me in some way, but I keep holding onto it, because it was the friend that went to the beach with me. It was the friend that saw me through break ups and heart aches and jobs that were nightmares.

So today, I say goodbye to my old friend. We had a good run. So many memories, so many happy times. But I need to shut that door on my life now. To move forward to the next big adventure.

In lieu of flowers for the dearly department, I ask that instead, you please go out and do something you really love to do today with one of your old friends, in memory of mine.

Blessings to each and every single one of you.  And thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you have left on the story I am writing Hookers Welcomed Here. I hope you realize that this only encourages me to write more.  :) 

Monday, January 23, 2012

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