Saturday, December 2, 2017


Today's Stroll piece is the last of the Shepherd's Bush Fold series, December.  

 I went to the VGN Christmas lunch today and it was lovely. We had a talk on felted wool sculptures and made a little felted 'fob'. Sharon, one of our members, made us sweet little pin holders out of salt shakers filled with gold beads for the 50th anniversary of the guild. This is getting filed away for future reference!

There was a pottery sale going on, at the church where we meet, for a local charity so I checked it out after the meeting. Won't this make an adorable ort container???

And to end....we got wonderful news yesterday! The path is cleared for my daughter and son-in-law to travel to Sierra Leone and bring home James and Esther. They leave early Tuesday morning and return late Saturday night. So very soon we will be the proud new grandparents of two darling children. I will post pics as soon as I can. Plans are to keep things very low key for the Christmas season as they will be quite overwhelmed with our culture as compared to theirs.

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


PS     Don't forget to enter my are the details from the 11/22 post..good luck!!! I am extending the deadline to enter until 12/10/17.

"I just realized today is my 500th blog post....330 just this year--wow!!! To celebrate I'm going to have a giveaway. For every comment left between today and November 30th, you can enter to win the framed piece, Out of the Box by The Trilogy; it's tiny and can fit almost anywhere. Or, if you'd rather do some of your own stitching, you can enter to win the chart Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow  by Carriage House Samplings. Just leave a comment and state which item you want a chance to win. You can have one entry per post through the 30th and I will pick the winners on December 11th." 


  1. Oh Stasi, that is incredible news. Wishing them a safe trip to and from and prayers for the kids as it is finally happening for them and the adjustments they will make. What a cool idea using a salt shaker with beads for a pin cushion.

  2. Wonderful, *wonderful* news that your new grandchildren will be on their way soon - so very happy for you and for your daughter and son in law!!

  3. I am covered in goose bumps from the top of my head to my feet!!! HOORAY! Thank you God! Oh I will keep on praying. This is not over til it's over!!❤️
    The SB December piece is so very cute!

  4. Stasi this is such wonderful news. I am so happy for you and your family. Your prayers have been answered. Love your SB piece, your gift and your ort holder...great idea! RJ

  5. Stasi, I am so happy for you and your family, what a wonderful Christmas this will be to have them finally home.

    Oh, I love the SB stitch and a great idea for the shaker and pottery piece! I'm really curious about orts, I save any piece that I can still take a couple of stitches with in my envelope system but if I can't get a stitch out of it I throw it out. Can you tell my why you save the orts? do they ever get used?

  6. Oh Stasi, that is great news!! What a wonderful Christmas present (times 2 : ) for your entire family!!

  7. So happy for your daughter and son in law and your whole family!! A very Merry Christmas indeed!!

  8. So happy for everyone, two new grandchildren, how wonderful this will be. Prayers for all of you.

    1. Thanks Pattie--it is a wonderful Christmas gift!