Stitching is Coming in to a Lead

Here’s the update on the progress for Derby.

I have to admit I miscounted, again. I don’t know what happened other than I just wasn’t paying attention. Right now it’s not noticable. However as I stitch the next few rows it could be noticed.

Let’s just hope it’s going to blend in well.

It’s unbelievable how many colors are in one block.

The photos are showing the colors nicely. However in person it’s quit stunning. I can’t stop looking at it.

Hope you are enjoying this Derby cross stitch.

Happy Memorial Day



Thursday Derby Update

The stitching is going crazy! The first jockey has been cross stitched. And now the second jockey is starting to be stitched.

The blue colors are sharp and bright next to the gold. Definitely fun to watch the blues come to life.

Here’s the progress

This Derby cross stitch is on its way. I am planning to stitch more this weekend.



May Stitching

This is where the stitching was left off at the beginning of May.

It’s been a difficult month. There was intense ups and downs within myself and with my clients. I concentrated on finishing my yoga teacher training. And now trying to work on managing this stress hovering around me.

I stitched a lot but just didn’t have the energy to put it in a blog post.

So here are some photos of the progress on Derby.

I get amazed at the different amounts of thread colors in one section. It has taken a long time to finish some of the cross stitch blocks because of the amount of colors. It’s worth the time and effort.

And then there’s the tea

Today I am working from home and will have the morning and evening to stitch.

This morning I’m starting my day off with green tea.

It’s a blooming flower called Soothing Star. It has a nice smooth flavor. Comfortable on my throat.

Look how pretty it is:

Well I’m going to enjoy my tea and stitch before I have to sign in to work.



Stitching with Mom

Cross stitch my mom designed for me when I was 9yrs old

Mother’s day is approaching. In honor of my mother, who taught me how to cross stitch, I wanted to share the cross stitch that reminds me of the bond between a mother and a daughter.

The cross stitch is from a series by Paula Vaughan A Mother’s Love

The first cross stitch of a mother hemming a girls’ dress reminds me of the days my mom would make my clothes. I never liked store bought clothing, never felt right for me. I loved the dresses my mom made for me. The singer sewing machine in the background, is another reminder of those days.

Bound by love

The cross stitch below is another reminder of the days my mom would show her “older” sewing projects. I remember the time my mom, had her wedding dress stored in a box in her closet. She made her own wedding dress and spent countless hours fixing it the night before her wedding. Unfortunately that wedding dress was thrown away because it became yellow and was rotting. The storage of wedding dresses are not at all like the storage of dresses in modern times.

Her little red shoes

I had learned how to cross stitch from my mom. It’s something I will always cherish and not let go of.

Below is the last cross stitch my mom helped me with. I forgot how to cross stitch as with most people we put down some of our fun crafts when we are teenagers. She showed me how to start it, before she became ill. I will never forget that day, it was truly special.

Happy mother’s day to everyone



Thread Atlas!

I ordered the threads at a box store Michael’s crafts and 12 hours later, I was able to pick up my purchase. That was the best service I received, so appreciative of them.

Tea atlas!

Started out the day with green tea with a probiotic added to it. And then later I had black tea. It’s been a long day, so I grabbed the tea bags that come in a box on most grocery store shelves.

And now let me relax with my tea…

Stitching Derby:

Need time to stitch…soon I will return with an update