Sunday, November 09, 2008


We had the first snow of the season this week... and the first real snow at the new house. Winter is here. The cold wind and flurries while I was out at church remind me that it's time for the winter coats. Once again, I think that a warmer climate would be nice for part of the year.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Completed: Candlewicking Pillow

I have completed the candlewicking pillow. It is too bad that I forgot I had used non-colorfast thread before I washed it, and caused the purple to bleed, because it did turn out quite cute. I'm not one for machine sewing and that poofy ruffle was a b**ch. T (my 3 year old) helped me stuff the pillow at the end. He got quite a kick out of it. T and Dad are at the library now. T told me I should stay home and stitch. (click on the photo to see a bigger version)
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Stitching completed on candlewicking

I've completed the stitching on the candlewicking project. We'll finish it into a pillow at the next meeting.
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Friday, July 11, 2008


We saw a family of wild turkeys outside our window this morning. There were two adults, a juvenile, and at least 10 babies. Here's one of the adults and the juvenile.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Birds at our new house

We've seen lots of swallows, crows and blackbirds. Even saw a hawk one day. There are some goldfinches around. Had a hummingbird come up to the window one night a few weeks back. But yesterday I saw a pair of American Kestrels flying around. That's cool.
The other night we had a family of turkeys too!
We hear pheasants out behind the property, but haven't seen them yet.

Friday, June 06, 2008

New house stuff

Ok, so with the new house there's lots to do. Not much of it is stitching, yet. I have a guild meeting on Monday, and if my pregnant body allows it, I'll head over there and see if I can get a little something done. Get back in the swing of things so to speak.

New product warranties ROCK. Someone comes out, fixes it, and says have a nice day!

Given that the new house is in a new development, and that was built on former farm land, and we have no landscaping really to speak of, I hadn't done much with bird feeders, and a hummingbird feeder was last on my list. No flowers, no hummers. Or so one would think. I was downstairs looking out the window, up to the window comes a male ruby throated hummingbird. Pokes at the windows for a minute or two, the zooms off.

Maybe the first feeder I hang will be the nectar one for the hummers

Saturday, May 17, 2008

How different it looks....

We are moving to a new house next week, so are in the process of getting things organized. Today we took down the hooks for the bird feeders off the deck. WOW. I won't know what to do when I stand at the sink. There's nothing there to look at. Somehow that was just as big a moment for me as standing in the middle of boxes that are packed up. I hope we are able to set up feeders at the new house. We won't have a lot of trees or cover for the birds, so it will probably take some time to establish some "regulars" again.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Marybeth's Homepage is back on line

Hooray!! My homepage is back up in it's new location. My ISP changed servers and didn't take the web pages with it. Same stuff, new location.

The stitching is out of date, but there's something there at least now. I am sure there are still some broken links and those will get fixed up in time.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Hardanger update

Huck weaving and cross stitch update
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Well, it's been a while. My web pages are off line for a while. My provider switched servers and my pages were lost. I'll have to get the new ones up and running soon.

In the mean time..... I went to my annual stitching retreat (also region meeting for EGA) and learned a little stump work. That was fun and really cool. Last night at EGA meeting I took the program. Needle felting. That is really cool. We made a biscornu. I finished mine today. Pictures will follow soon.

Also, I've made progress on my hardanger. I have completed the kloster blocks and started cutting. Of course in the first part I clipped the wrong thread! At least there were lots of folks around to help me weave the threads back in.

My cross stitch and huck weaving has made progress too. Nothing exciting, almost half done with it though.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Latest Stitching Items

Nametag - this was the Jan/Feb guild project. Even though I wasn't able to make it to either meeting, I still got my nametag done!

This punchneedle was a clearance item at a stitching store. I bought it because I like doing punchneedle. It will be finished into a pin, and I'll probably donate to be sold at my guild's boutique this fall.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Needlebook update

Here's the latest on the needlebook. I have finished almost all the stitching. Only the edging stitches remain, then I can do the finishing work. Hooray!

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