Monday, February 19, 2018

What I Have Been Doing Feb. 12- Feb. 19

 Title: Wild Geese
Designer: Jim Killen Sunset Cross Stitch Kit
Fabric: Dove Grey Aida 16 ct.

I have finished all the birds, so that is exciting.



Title: Starrett House
Designer: Nancy Spruance Designs
Fabric: White Aida 14 ct.

I have now started on the first stain-glass windows.










Monday, February 12, 2018

What I Have Been Working On Feb. 5- Feb. 12

Title: Wild Geese
Designer: Jim Killen Sunset Cross Stitch Kit
Fabric: Dove Grey Aida 16 ct.

I've finished another bird, only one left, and I have finished the grass. It is coming along.



Title: Starrett House
Designer: Nancy Spruance Designs
Fabric: White Aida 14 ct.

Two windows finished and another started. I did make a big mistake and spent part of yesterday taking it out and putting it back in.



Monday, February 5, 2018

Jan. 29- Feb 5, 2018

Title: Wild Geese
Designer: Jim Killen Sunset Cross Stitch Kit
Fabric: Dove Grey Aida 16 ct.

I have another building beginning to show. It is a little exciting.


Title: Starrett House
Designer: Nancy Spruance Designs
Fabric White Aida 14 ct.

We almost have a window.





I had hoped to be further along in these projects, but we had an unexpected death in my family and had to deal with everything.It has been a very long week.




Monday, January 29, 2018

Jan. 21- Jan. 29

 Title: Wild Geese
Designer: Jim Killen Sunset Cross Stitch Kit
Fabric: Dove Grey Aida 16 ct.



I am really liking the depth which is showing on this piece. The trees in the background compared to the birds is pretty cool. It is done by using a different number of strands and both full and half stitches.



 Title: Starrett House
Designer: Nancy Spruance Designs
Fabric: White Aida 14 ct
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I am enjoying how clean the stitches feel on this one. I think it might be because it has been awhile since I have used this large of a count. Everything feels smooth as I stitch it.


Monday, January 22, 2018

What I have Been Working on Jan. 15- Jan. 22 2018




Title: Wedding Love
Designer: Stitchrovia
Fabric: Winter Wishes Opalescent by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie 18 ct.

I did this design for my niece who just got married. I converted the called for colors because I felt they were too bright for my niece's taste.



Title: Wild Geese
Designer: Jim Killen Sunset Cross Stitch Kit
Fabric: Dove Grey Aida 16 ct.

This is an order I have been working on for the past couple of months.


 Title: Starrett House
Designer: Nancy Spruance Designs
Fabric: White Aida 14 ct.

This is an order I started working on this past week.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Review: Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna#1)




























Title: Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1)

Author: Kendare Blake

Genre: Horror, Young Adult

Published: October 17, 2011

Cas took over his father’s business of killing ghosts when his father died. The next ghost on his list was Anna who was stronger and more aware than any other ghost Cas had ever faced before.

For some reason I have had a difficult time writing this review. I enjoyed the book. I found the beginning to be an interesting way to introduce the reader to Cas and what he did. I was impressed with the mystery because it wasn’t really centered on what Anna had done, but more about what had been done to her. I was also surprised by the answer to the mystery. It was one of the few stories I didn’t see the answer fifty pages before the big reveal. I was actually kind of excited about that. I look forward to the next book in the series.

Overall I gave this book 4 stars out of 5. 


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Devoted in Death





















Title: Devoted in Death (In Death #41)

Author: J. D. Robb

Genre: Mystery

Published: September 15, 2015

Ella-loo and Daryl were leaving a trail of bodies with a heart and their initials, they were heading east to New York. Their first victim when they arrived became one of Dallas’ cases.

I feel like I say the same things whenever I review one of these books, but I love this series and all the people in it. I am excited whenever we meet a new character. I wonder if they will become a part of Eve’s family. I pick up each new addition looking forward to the people I have come to care about and to see where they are going on their next journey.

Overall I gave this book 5 stars out of 5.