Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hello 2020! Levi's Christmas Stocking

Has it really been almost one year since my last post?  Lots of reasons that I won't bore you with for my absence but there was one technical issue I will share that others may have encountered.  For over a year I have not been able to comment on your blogs regardless of the device I used.  Also, I was not getting notified when a comment was made to my blog.  I've always felt that blogging was a community where two way communication was critical.

After much research, I finally determined that all my devices are from Apple and the recent operating systems just do not recognize my gmail account on Safari.  I downloaded Chrome and voila!  I can now interact with your blogs as I have in the past and hopefully the comments function will work!  (Hint, hint...)

OK, enough of the technical stuff, on to the important matters.  In fact, I did very little sewing in 2019.  I started this blog when I began quilting in 2012 to not only connect with the wonderful community of sewers but also to catalog my finishes.  Therefore, I will use the next few blog posts to catch you up on my creative completions from last year.
The project that represented my largest creative investment in 2019 was this cross stitched Christmas stocking for my two year old grandson.

From July to December, all available creative time was dedicated to this endeavor.  The pattern is 18 count with lots and lots of thread changes, thread mixes and stitch varieties.  I'm not sure that he really appreciates it yet (other than for the functional value as a receptacle for Santa's gifts) but I'm so pleased with how it finished.  

This is where I purchased the kit.
More updates coming soon!  Looking forward to chatting more in 2020.



  1. Hi Kathy! I'm glad you started with your blogger commenting issue. As of December, I too am no longer able to comment on blogs from my MacBook - including your blog. I can only comment via my iPhone (both use Safari). That's not only odd, but VERY unhandy, as I like to type out a response... much faster than pick-poking on my iPhone. So I phoned Apple support only yesterday who spent 40 minutes ensuring my MacBook and Safari are fine. Our problem is NOT with Safari, as I already tried changing platforms to Firefox and that didn't work either. The problem is with Blogger/Google. If you go to the Google discussion pages, you see dozens of bloggers with the same problem. At the suggestion of the Google site administrator, I created my own "issue" and was told I would receive an answer in 24 hours. They're late. I suspect Google is dealing with a big problem, and it may take a while to be fixed... if it ever is. In the meantime, I'm typing my entire response in your comment box. Then, I select the whole thing, copy it, and email it to myself! From email on my iPhone I select and copy it again, and paste it into the comment box. What a pain in the tush! But it works. And I want to say that the stocking you cross-stitched is very impressive! I once owned a CCS shop, and taught dozens of stitchers how to ccs. Your piece is beautiful, as is the way you finished it. Levi will surely use it proudly for all his life.

  2. So many little stitches...perfectly done. This will last him his lifetime! Welcome back! Looking forward to following once again....


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