WIPocalypse & Duck Collage - Week 2

Like last year instead of having monthly stitching themes, Measi is having monthly topics to go along with stitchy up-dates.  You can check out the WIPocalypse button on my side menu; it will take you directly to Measi's info and sign-up page.

January 24 - Topic: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
My name is Jan.  As of October 2013 I am still an unemployed (still job hunting) electronics stockroom clerk and homeless.  I'm 58 years old and currently living under my parent's roof.  I'm single (aka spinster) and have no kids or pets.  My projects, it seems, have been forever listed on the side menu of my blog page. This year I don't plan on having any kind of to-do list.  I simply plan on working on whatever takes my fancy and if I manage the happy dance of a finish all the better.
Now on to Duck Collage week 2.  I've been sick this last week battling high blood pressure which has left me with ringing ears and dizziness.  I have a doctors appt. on Tuesday to get things sorted out.  I'll have to double my efforts this coming week if I'm ever to catch up and get back on track.


Thanks for stopping by my blog.....

Duck Collage - Week 1

Here's my progress so far.  I have to be honest and say I'm not to happy.  I was hoping that I wouldn't have any blended threads... but I'll just have to put my big girl panties on and forge through those parts.  I'm going to post an update every Sunday night no mater how much or little I get done through the week.  I've got 6 weeks to get this thing stitched.  I only wish I had started it at the beginning of the month instead of the middle of it.  Anyway enough grumbling.....

Thanks for stopping by. 
Oh... sorry for the crappy snap.  All I had was the flash from the camera to light it.

My First Blog & TUSAL Post for 2016!!!

Greetings all and welcome to my first post of 2016.  If you're curious about what TUSAL is check out the link in my sidebar.
As you can see from my snap I've emptied my ort beaker and am showing both the sizes I hope to fill this year.
I have only one new start for 2016 and it's a time sensitive project.  My dad's birthday is coming up March 5th and he'll be turning 90!  When dad was in his 40's he like to go duck hunting with my two younger brothers and cousin. I've had this kit in my stash for the last 30 or so years, long forgotten at the back of my file folder cabinet.  I'll start gridding the fabric (14ct aida) tomorrow (Monday) and getting it laced onto a slate frame.
I won't be working on any of my other projects.  So hopefully my needles will fly fast and furious finishing this birthday project in record time.


Happy New Year and thanks for dropping by.