What's a girl to do when it's...............

currently -30C (-41C with the windchill) outsideShiver. Curl up with a cozy mystery or watch the 2014 Winter Olympics and catch up with a little cross-stitching.

I am doing a little bit of everything this weekend. This weekend I am currently reading Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich and a new to me series by Livia J. Washburn - A Peach of a Murder (Fresh Baked Mystery) and this past week I have been listening to audiobooks by another new to me author - Julia Spencer-Fleming - Rev. Claire Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries.   I am currently on book 5.

While cheering on Canada Canadian Flag and admiring all of the amazing athletes from around the world, I have been stitching away on the following.

Forget-Me-Not © With thy Needle and Thread

This is WIP from last year.   When I picked it up last weekend this is how much I had stitched.

and this is where I am as of last night.

I am hoping to have it finished it by next weekend.

Beary Merry Christmas (Dimensions Kit)

The 2nd bear is almost done.   I should be able to show a progress pic of the 3rd bear next weekend.

Saltbox Village © 2012 Little House Needleworks

I just finished stitching this one this AM.   This will be my 10th finished Christmas ornament.  Not bad since it is only the beginning of February and Christmas is still 10 months away. 

My next ornament will be Peace © The Stitcherhood  from  the 2013 JCS Christmas Ornament issue.

Now to get back to my stitching and to watch the rest of the Team Ice Dance Free Skate.  Wow!!!

Take care and happy stitching!!!!!

Thank you for visiting!!!!!

Go Canada Go!!



  1. Great update Loretta! Lovely stitching progress! I love the Canadian teams uniforms, so smart.

  2. -30 sounds so very wrong! Especially since I'm in Florida where today it was almost 100 degrees warmer than that (and it IS winter here). Boggles the mind!!!

    You've made serious progress on Forget Me Knot. I love the faded blues and the goldy browns on this!

  3. that's so cooold !! Stay warm. Great progress on your stitching !:)

  4. Wow, ten Christmas ornaments already - that's not bad at all.
    Great projects you are working on.