Friday, October 28, 2011


Evertite Stitchery Frames is sending out custom address labels with their orders.  They are so creative, I thought they should be shared. I can't bear to throw them away.  I am taping them to the side of my file cabinet.


Saturday, October 22, 2011


We are still having 100 degree days but the Witches have arrived.  I have joined a Boot Camp which requires working out six days a week for an hour at 5 AM.  I feel like a witch.  It's given me new compassion for military boot camp.  I am having to go to bed earlier which has interfered with my stitching.  I'm sure I'll be thankful in six weeks when I've lost the weight & inches.  Tomorrow is the annual Golf Cart Parade.  The theme is Carnival so the golf carts are decorated appropriately.  It's fun to watch.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I have added Lisa Krause's game boards to the Needlepoint tool time web site.  They are so unique and rarely seen in Needlepoint stores.  Eventually there will be a slide show on the web site.  I have been forced to use a new Slide show provider.  It's a challenge!  Look for the game boards under "new items".  We have had 3 gorgeous cool days in Palm Desert this week.  They are predicting more 90+ degree weather for next week.  Halloween is usually our summer weather cut off.  Can hardly wait!


Saturday, October 8, 2011


I arrived home one evening exhausted & aching.  I decided a cocktail was in order.  I mixed a Blood Orange Martini using my home made Lemonchello.  It was so good that I chugged it down and mixed another.  I knocked the glass off the end table onto the tile floor.  My plastic PFOS stitch bag was in it's path.  Unfortunately, I hadn't zipped it close.  The white canvas margin of the Tic Tac Toe Board is now stained pink.  I choose to think that it didn't get on the design.  My threads were all in Floss-aways.  Every Floss-Away bag was sticky but the threads were safe.  Dual scissor case, Thread Zap and inside of bag had to be washed.  I will start zipping the bag when I put my stitching away.  I will try to drink slowly or limit myself to one drink.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tic Tac Toe Canvas

While at the PFOS retreat, I pulled fibers for my Big Horn Sheep & the Tic Tac Toe Board.  It was the Tic Tac Toe Board that I chose to work on.  I chose 18 different grass green threads.  Of course, I get home and need another.  I went to my stash and found 18 differeent grass green choices.  Now I am somewhere between confused and overwhelmed.  I'm also impressed with my stash.