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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Update February

Greetings to all. It's been hard to get back to cross stitching. It's one of many things that my sister and I shared that I am having a hard time getting back to.  I tried stitching the other night and just managed to have a good cry...which is fine but I certainly hope this overwhelming sense of loss and confusion passes at some point.

I have been spinning, knitting and crocheting so here are two pics. One is of me modeling a short scarf that I knitted using lace weight angora It is very soft and snuggly.

This other one is of a cowl that I made for my sister. I use it at the office where we like to keep it a toasty 68 degrees. This one is crochet. Aren't those buttons cool?

Yes, there is a blue green theme going on here. The fiber I am spinning now is similarly dyed. Below is a picture of the wool/bamboo/silk fiber that I am spinning on a new spindle that I just got..well, its a used spindle but new to me. 

On a side note, I just learned that Allessandra of Allesandra Adelaide Needleworks is in hospital with a diagnoses of myeloid leukemia.  Her Facebook page has her address for any that wish to send cards. 

Fill your days with things and people you love. 

Christina in Miami


  1. First... Love your glasses!!

    I know how you feel about XS reminding you of your sister. I have sooo many projects that I stitched while waiting with my Mom while my Dad was hospitalized over the years. A lot of pieces remind me of this or that regarding my parents.

    Your yarnwork looks so nice. And yes, those buttons are very cool!

  2. When your heart is'll stitch again.
    Lovely knitting and's good that you have some creative outlet

  3. I hope in time you'll find only comfort and warmth when you do those activities you once shared. My prayers go out to you during this sad time.

    1. Thank you Claudette. I picked up some cross stitch last night while I was watching TV and did OK. As long as I didn't think of her, I was fine.