Sunday, June 10, 2018


Wet, cold, cloudy and yucky here in Michigan...sorry...there's no other way to explain this I'm making the most of it and getting a lot of my stitching done.  I have several WIP'S that I really need to catch up on before I start another we'll see how much I get done today.

I'm so in love with the Floss Tube community on is not only so much fun to's also inspiring, interesting, and enabling.  I happened to find a new FT'er this past week....Saltbox Stitcher...oh my gosh!!!  She is a sampler stitcher and a primitive lover and so interesting.  She has been stitching for over thirty years and her walls are just filled with samplers from every designer you could think of.  I'll try to link her below.  Her intro video is just a montage of her home and samplers and then the second video is an introduction along with the usual sections of FT.  She is truly amazing and so inspiring!  She is also a primitive rug hooker...

Now onto my own stitchy stuff:

I finished my two patriotic stitch designs...the first one is a Country Cottage Needleworks design and the second one is a Little House Needleworks design.  I have an idea on how I am going to finish them, but I just didn't have the ambition to do it today.  They were both fun and quick stitches.

Today I have been working on a design I started in May by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery,  "Be Kind Always"....I love the phrase in this piece because it is so true & something in our day to day lives we may tend to forget ...."Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you can't see...Be kind always"....  I'm stitching it 28 count R&R reproduction linen using called for threads with the exception of some DMC 930 which is the blue.  

The Holly Hookers have been fast and furious at finishing some of their rugs that were started in March.  This one is a design by Georgia Eaton, hooked by Sue McFall.  I love how she added some black silk fabric to embellish the wings of this primitive crow.

Next is a rug hooked by Sue Eaton...I love this one.  Sue's is a collector of vintage children's sand pails and has them displayed in her bathroom...this hooked rug fits in perfectly with her decor...and I love the colors!

After living here for 30 years, sandwiched between two neighbor's who did not give a hoot about how their houses and yards looked...we FINALLY have good neighbors on both sides.   The one to the right of us moved in two years ago and has been a blessing....then, the slum lord next door, decided to sell his broken down, decrepit house...all I can say is "Thank God!!" older lady bought it and is fixing it up to a tee!  She has not moved in yet because she said it needed way to much work for her to live in it yet...she has had workers over there day and night and we are beyond thrilled!  Plus...she is a gardener and cant wait to start digging and cleaning out the yard.  If you remember in some of my past ramblings....I took care of part of his yard by planting, weeding, mulching, cutting, trimming...etc, etc.....then last year we put up a privacy fence to block off most of the yard (who leaves two broken down grills, a bag of trash, old shoes, and an old lawn chair in a heap in the middle of the yard for the world to see)....but now...a new neighbor!

Have a wonderful week and again, thank you for taking time to read my blog! 


  1. How nice to have new neighbors that care about their property. I love your patriotic pieces and the linen they are stitched on.

    I watched the Floss Tube and was amazed at how professional it is. I don't even know if a camera or phone is used for these videos so was totally impressed at the compilation she presented.

    1. Hi Marly... I think most of them use their phones. I did a test run about a month ago and I was surprised how good the iPhone records... of course I deleted!

  2. Those are beautiful stitcheries. I made some and never framed them, now they are all creased. Fun rugs, love the lady in a tub and I do love vintage pails, but I just get the fake ones, much cheaper.


  3. This was wonderful to watch and I have never heard of Floss Tube so I can't wait to find time to watch more of these. Carol has accomplished an amazing collection of stitched pieces, quilts, and I saw a hooked piece in there too. Oh, I dream of having more time to play. Some day. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. I'm so glad you were able to watch Carol...her floss tube videos are so inspiring! Just type in Floss Tube in the YouTube search bar and tons of them will pop just have to figure out which are your favorites! Thank you and have a great day!

  4. One of these days in my spare time (HAHAHA) I will have to check out Floss Tube. Love all your stitcheries :)
    Happy to hear you have better neighbors!
    Hugs :)

  5. Really happy for you that guy finally moves out! Your new neighbor sounds like a charm and now you a fence and can't see. Maybe you can put up a see thru gate.
    Love your stitching Bobbie.
    Bet your enjoying todays weather, windy but temp is perfect.
    Hope David has a nice Fathers Day, tell him hello for me.

  6. wonderful news about your new neighbors...especially nice to have a gardener...your patriotic stitches are lovely...anything with Old Glory is calling my name...


  7. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !


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