Wanderer's to the Cabin

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 TUSAL for January

Wow, this one snuck up on me out of nowhere, so I'm a day late.

Here is my gleanings for the January addition of the 2015 TUSAL

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Friday, January 02, 2015

A Bit of This and A Bit of that and 2014 Smalls SAL Update

(Started writing this post on December 31, 2014)
2014 is coming to an end, it seems way to soon. The year just seemed to fly by.
Well, I thought it was great to see my yard again, but it started to snow on Christmas Eve and didn't quit until late Christmas Day and again yesterday so we added another 9" of that annoying white crap a.k.a. snow to the yard.

This is the dogs yard and the top pic has a 12" ruler sticking out of the top.

The snow wasn't bad enough we also got hit with single digit temps and Wednesday our furnace decided it has had enough of heating the house. Thank God for my hubs and I being prepared for emergencies, we have the choice of two Kerosene heaters or six plugin heaters or the wood stove to heat the house. I chose WOOD STOVE!! toasty warm. Hubs trouble shot the heater on Thursday night and it's up and running again.

We started re-doing our kitchen the day after Christmas and have a new range and a couple of cabinets being delivered on Monday. The cabinets couldn't fit in the jeep. We put up half of the ceiling, the upper cabinets and a new ceiling light. I'll get before and after pics up after our new range is delivered.

Last but not least, and it is definitely late, here is my final 2014 Smalls SAL update for 2014.

"Prim Christmas Wishes"
Designed By: Me, Sandy Longan
Stitched on 28 count white Monaco (Lugana) using DMC threads then Coffee dyed and distressed using instant coffee granules. Added some country fabric, coffee dyed Cluny lace and ribbon to finish it off.

Well that's it for today, I'm off to do a ton of dusting and then rearranging my craft room so we can fit the bar cabinet in here since it can't be in the kitchen anymore. It looks like it might turn into my new sewing cabinet with an added fold-down table when the hubs gets around-to-it. So until next time....stay warm (were expecting low temps and more snow for the next three or four days), be prepared for emergencies, and have a very Happy and Prosperous 2015.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' 
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


First off I just want to wish everyone


Next up is my final offering for the TUSAL (totally useless stitch-a-long) for 2014.

 Again I put them beside the jar. There are bits of sewing thread and fabric snips as well as all of my stitchin' orts and evenweave threads that unraveled.

And here is the grand mountain of snips & orts.

Didn't want to fluff them out too much or they might have started to fall off the DMC floss cabinet. 

Well that's all for this post. So until next time ........

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'

Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, December 07, 2014

A Date to Remember

A Day That Will Live In Infamy ----- December 7th, 1941

The flag is flying proudly at our home today.

May We Never Forget.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Smalls SAL

OK, with screwing up my back shoveling snow on Wednesday and lots of quality time with my heating pad then Thanksgiving and more quality time with my heating pad, I totally spaced on the 2014 Smalls SAL on the 26th. 

"Merry Christmas 2014"
Designed By: Me 
Stitched on 28 count Grey Blue evenweave using DMC threads, #4 Kreinik to outline the snow, Mill Hill Petite beads in red, white and blue and three gold stars for the tree tops.

Didn't know which picture to use, neither one seems to show the Kreinik or the beads and stars very well. Maybe after I finish it as a wall hanging or framed they'll show up better.

Well that's all for today everyone, I hope all that celebrated had a great Thanksgiving, ours was quite with only the big guy and I. Our dogs each got a Thanksgiving bowl with ham, smashed potatoes and gravy, deviled eggs, stuffing and veggie. they were very happy boys. 

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, November 24, 2014

TUSAL for November

I'm a little late again for my TUSAL update, but I always say better late than never, so here it is.

Once again the threads are put next to the jar since the jar is so full.

That's it for now everyone, so until next time......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Hugs, Sandy