What I’m Working On…

Our family life has been super busy.  Dealing with cancer makes me very tired….so again, no sewing happened.  Stitching did though!!!

Over the week I finished up on this…


This is a Lizzie Kate design.


It was a quick and easy stitch which is great now.  I end up feeling like I accomplish something!!

I showed you this that I completed last week….


All along since I figured out I can work on two projects or more- and it’s okay to have cross stitch “works in progress”, I’ve always had two projects going at once.  Now…I have none going.

Today is chemo day so I’ll be starting this…


I know what I’m starting as my other project too….This.


You can’t see the pattern the best but it’s for this…


A  blog reader, Jean in NY, sent the pattern to me after I wrote a blog post about the quilt shop that we visited not having the pattern.  I wrote about that HERE.

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mail and there was the pattern.  WOW.  That was perfect.  Thank you so much!!  Maybe if I get going on it now, I can have it finished by 4th of July.  I think I’d keep it out year round but having a goal to have it done by then would be fun.

Can you imagine my continued surprise when I opened another package that had come.  This one was from Roxanne.  In it was all sorts of goodies.

A great flannel sheet….Black striped fabric for the quilt I’ve been collecting for…YAHOO!!

Red fabrics (red is my fave)..a card with a gift of money (that is so appreciated Roxanne)…

and cross stitch goodies.

I was so thrilled…I have a whole new cross stitch project came in the mail when I least expected it and I didn’t even order it!  So fun!!

I messaged Kelli and she was laughing about the serendipitous moment that both packages came on the same day.

That night I went through my threads and needed just a couple more to complete the project.  I ended up ordering them.  How perfect!  I have a new project to stitch!!  I can’t wait for the threads to come.  In the meantime I’ll be stitching on my next “sheep virtue Faith”.  This is also one that is near and dear to me.

No sewing at a sewing machine…but I’m still content and VERY happy I have something to do with my hands!!

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9 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Mary Ann Mettler

    Jo,
    Enjoy that stitching – they all have such meaningful messages and I am sure they can’t help but lift your spirits. Will pray for a good week for Kramer – you kind of know what to expect now – almost half way through!

  2. Kim J LeMere

    Your cross stitch kits are gorgeous but I must admit the pillow with the sheep pulling the cart is a favorite of mine. Who doesn’t like sheep? I’m glad you are keeping your hands busy with all the sitting and waiting that is happening right now. How is little Gannon doing? I would appreciate an update, hoping he is better.

  3. Cheryl

    I hear an apology in your voice about the lack of accomplishment. Cancer is a journey a family goes on alone even with support. As a blog reader, I choose to go with you; not for your accomplishments, but your genuineness. Please just be where you are on your journey, and be unapologetic. We are here in the background holding your family in our hearts whether we comment or not. Be safe on your journey today.

  4. Jill McCaughey

    Jo, congrats on the newest quilt featured in American Patchwork and Quilting! You and Kelli outdid yourselves on that bright beauty! It is on my “must make” list for the near future.
    All the best for safe travels and positive results for Kramer’s cancer journey. Jill in Phoenix/Calgary

  5. Bonita Harms

    Jo, Heard about your Flosstube from the Pumpkin Hollow Flosstube so checked you out. Enjoyed your first video and look forward to more as you are able. Was on a Quilt Retreat at Deb’s Quilt Shop in Osage in Feb 2019 so took time to walk down the street to the Needlework shop. Very nice store and yes did purchase a couple of patterns. Also, in the video you mentioned passing through Spring Green WI and stopping at the Country Sampler. I live only 30 miles away but have not been there in years. I plan to make a stop in the near future as I to have restarted cross stitching–counted and stamped. Today is the first I read your blog so will continue to follow you. If you get back into southwest WI again be sure to add the Quilt Peddler Quilt shop to your stop as you will love that store located in Fennimore. So sorry to hear about your husband’s cancer diagnosis but may your quilting and cross stitching carry you through this rough time

  6. Arrowhead Gramma

    Prayers continue for Kramer along with you and your family. Know that this is not an easy road that he is traveling but have Faith that God will give him Peace during this journey.

  7. Lisa B

    I agree with Cheryl’s post above. We’re in the background, praying for you everyday and closing those ads.

  8. Patricia Boelens

    I agree with all that has been said above and send my prayers along as well. Sometimes it is the little surprises that lift us the most. Doesn’t have to be something huge. I miss hearing about the littlest grandson’s progress. I’m hoping that means that he is doing better. Prayers are along for all your “little ones”. They are most precious.

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