What I’m Working On….

Last week was another busy week here.  I’ve been playing a lot of catch up and will be this week too.  We’ve had a lot of company and family here so I get behind on the day to day stuff.  Karl is leaving today and after that we should be back to me a Kramer again.  Sadly Karl’s visit was just a quick one.

Because of that I didn’t get a lot of sewing done.  I did get some stitching done though….  Here’s how far I am on my latest piece.

I was able to stitch quite a bit on Friday at Kramer’s last appointment.  You can read about that here if you missed it.

I’m guessing I’ll finish this up one night this week after an evening hanging with Kramer.

As I said we had lots of company over the last week.  Kelli and Kayla were here.  We went to Osage to the cross stitch shop..more on that later this week.  As we were driving back and forth Kayla started trying to convince us to do Flos tube videos on Youtube.  I laughed…and finally just in a effort to think about something else said “what the heck”.

If you don’t know what Flosstube is, it is people talking about primarily cross stitch on Youtube.  I’ve not watched a lot, but what I have watched, I’ve loved.

So here’s our first attempt at it….It’s rather hilarious.  If you have a little time to kill give it a watch.  All you have to do is click the play button.

We did have a lot of fun doing it.  We did learn a lot though.  We learned that we need to figure out how to have a better quality video.  We have to get some better lighting.  Oh my…we did laugh a lot though and we needed that!

As far as Georgia’s quilt goes…I’m a little slow.  I did get more done but not nearly as much as I should have.  I’m hoping that I’ll get more done this week.


The stars are all trimmed up and ready to add more to.  I’m going to be making more flying geese sections.  I have an idea in mind as far as the layout goes and I need lots more flying geese to accomplish that.

We’ll see.  It’s all happening little by little.

More than ever my crafting is my sanity.  I’m doing so much less and treasuring it so much more.   Thanks so much for sticking with me and our family as our lives take on this journey.  I know so many of you came here for quilting….and to be honest, quilting isn’t always happening so much here lately.  I have noticed that many of you are commenting that you too have pulled out some cross stitch.   How fun!!  Catch me back here next week to see my progress.

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21 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….

  1. Lynn Walker

    I really enjoyed your Flosstube presentation. Well done yous. I’ve been reading your blog for years and now I can hear your voice in my head when I do.
    Best Regards from rainy England.
    P. S. I’m about to visit my daughter the U. S. A. And really looking forward to visiting quilt shops in the Salt Lake City area.

  2. Donna T

    I loved the video! I liked it even more since you three are makeup less and are wearing tees and a flannel shirt! It’s also ad-lib which makes it fun! Good to hear your voices and see your fun personalities!

  3. Suzy R.

    I love the Floss Tube video – it was so much fun to watch! It is great to see what all of you are working on and hearing about the different types of crafts you enjoy. I hope there will be some more videos in the future. I feel inspired to pull out some cross stitch patterns and start stitching again!

  4. Deb

    I’m not going to lie, I expected to see you ladies doing the “floss” to some catchy music Glad things are taking on a normal for you. Best wishes to you all in the weeks ahead.

  5. Roxanne

    That video was the best! It really started my day off happy seeing you all having fun and putting some live action and audio into my memory banks for each of you, including beautiful Georgia. Oh my, Kelli, you have a complete sweetheart there! Hugs to all!

  6. Joy

    Loved your flostube ! I save it so I can watch it again! I also like the normal attire and natural look…..that’s the way we are! Love you a,l!

  7. marie

    Even though I don’t cross stitch, just quilt and rug hook, I enjoyed watching. Jo, it’s the first time I’ve seen you with your hair up and love it—-makes you look 10 years younger. Also great to hear your voice. It is so nice that your girls have a hobby that you all can share time with even though you all do different things. Would love to see more videos.

  8. Anne D.

    OMGosh!! I love the video!! It’s just like being with you guys. I love your interaction with each other and your comments to each other. You have to do another! I don’t do any cross stitching but loved watching the three of you! My question is? Since Kelli has already nicknamed Georgia Grace with Punky. Does she have nicknames for her Nephews and Niece? Another question – How is Jo doing on sewing her BH Flying Geese string quilts? Wishing you all well! Anne

  9. Robin Boggan

    You three are so funny! Loved your first Flosstube! It is so nice to hear your voices it go with your face. Your blog is one I don’t miss and I’m sure the Flosstube will be the same. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. Maureen Potter

    That was a great video! Hilarious, and you often complete each others’ thoughts. Do some more episodes soon! Glad you included Punky.

  11. Penny Holliday

    Actually Jo I come here for you & your family not just quilting! The best family ever! I enjoyed your floss tube video very much! Happy to read such a positive plan for Kramer to get well! Keeping the Kramer family in my prayers & sending hugs to all of you!

  12. JANET

    I loved the floss tube video…..please do another one. I’m a blog reader from Canada. I also cross stitch, embroider, sew, quilt, design, smock, crochet and knit. Love your blog. Wish your whole family good health and happiness

  13. Judy

    I loved your video and you gave me a good laugh through parts of it. I hope you do more. and thanks for sharing all of your projects.

  14. Marilyn

    Loved your flosstube!! I thoyght you said something about Spring Green, Wi stopping at Country Sampler!! I work there alittle bit help with putting quilt kits together. They have alot of cross stitching things there also. Maybe I will see you there sometime. I took your class in Owein when Bonnie was there also. Love reading your blogs
    for hubster and congrats on 2 new grandbabies!! Marilyn

  15. Robin anderson

    Loved your floss tube video. It only took me three attempts to get to watch it. I’m spending my days by my husbands hospitsl bed. Hoping he will be home soon. I’m stitching bluework blocks for another quilt.
    I hope you will do another one soon. It was nice to put faces and voices to all three of you. My grandma ,grandpa and dad were all born in Wadena Iowa. You ladies sound just like my grandma

  16. Donna

    I love how you share your lives with us – makes us all seem like family.I paused your video on You Tube to write this and to let you know how much I’m enjoying it. The worls is truly getting smaller day by day!

  17. Kate Bottrell

    I reallllly enjoyed listening to you girls!! <3
    I adore the saying in the middle, similar to one I always say – "You get what you get, and you don't get upset"
    Kelli, you sound similar to me, my boys have had many, MANY nicknames over the years and still answer to them all haha

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