Sunday, March 29, 2015


So I went ahead and did something a little dumb... I've lost my focus! 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baby Cakes

My mom is visiting, staying with Sissy and the grandbabies. Last time she was here, I was booked solid and didn't get to see much of her, so we went over and hung out. Sugar Rea and Special K are such happy babies. And doing so well after their bumpy start.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Muriel Ready to Travel

Miss Muriel has been visiting Kathy who has taken our Flat Grandma to quite a wide variety of places. Although Muriel has been quite crotchety, she loves to talk stitching. Anyway, she's ready for some (more!) new scenery, if you're interested in hosting, toss your hat in the ring.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cookie Time

I'm still making cookies for my grandmothers every month, and that was tonight's task. These don't look like much on the plate but they have peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, and pretzels. Salty and sweet, yum! Check out the recipe at Sugar Cooking.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Slow Going

At the rate I'm going, it's looking like you'll only get those 15 finishes someone suggested early on would be "enough." That's a terrible sentence but true. In the end, though, you'll get links for more than 31 finishes. Count on that.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Finish: Scissor Keep

I am miles behind on answering your tremendously supportive and greatly appreciated comments, nevermind reading and commenting on blogs. I will be back among you some day.

We have a tendency to think that certain projects have to be finished a certain way. Although this project was made to be a scissor keep, the pattern I used is Quaker Virtues from ByGone Stitches. Of course, it's kind of a no-brainer to stitch Quaker motifs on smalls. But sometimes when we see big framed pieces we only think of doing them as big framed pieces and framing them. But there's lots options out there.

Anyway, one year at camp, April 2008 to be precise, we stitched a little sewing set. I didn't finish stitching the scissor keep until a week or so later. And the companion pieces--a fob and biscornu--got finished that same month. Poor scissor keep. I tried to reunite the set for a photoshoot but my scissor fob is on a pair of scissors hanging out in a project bag somewhere.

They didn't give us directions for finsihing but either the store owner or someone with an early iPhone found Linda's directions for us. Those are the best directions for a cross stitched scissor keep out there. (And were I to do this one again, I'd clip my excess fabric closer, especially at the corners.)

But if you're better at origami than I am, you might be able to figure out how to use these options with your stitching:
Vicki's Fabric Creations
My Cotton Creations
Popular Patchwork