Stitching Saturday: Current Progress on All WIPs #12 Plus My First FO of 2023 and a Restart

Lots going on today!

First off, I’ve decided to focus more on Witch this week as I want to get it done. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the WIPs I have on the go so you’ll be seeing more of her.

Speaking of:


Here is what she looked like last time you saw her:

I’ve got bit more of her done this week:

I’m leaving the beading for last in this section just like I did in the big section.

Peppermint Purple SAL

This lovely is moving right along! I missed posting last week so you’ll get to see two new blocks. Last time it looked like this:

And now, here we are!

I like the more delicate looking blocks, but I’m still having fun with the entire project.

My First FO of the year!

Stitchinati the All Seeing Eye If I’ve already told you about this, I’m telling you again just because that’s how chuffed I am getting this done!

It’s not perfect, but I don’t care! I love how it turned out! 🙂


Girl With the Pearl Earring

I’m doing this one on Black Aida 14ct so it won’t be as hard as working on Stitchinati which was done on 25ct Lugana. It’s a small start, but it’s a start:

In addition to all of this, I’ve been crocheting things to take to market today. I’ll post about that tomorrow so keep an eye out for it!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!


A Big Announcement and Countdown Begins With 5 Days To Go!!!

I just made a video about this, and I’m going to post it on my YouTube channel after I post this. I’m going to share the actual video here so please, watch it until the end.

I’m very excited!! I will be taking pretty much all of the items I’ve shown you in my Projects post last week, and I’m busy making more things, testing out new ideas and techniques as I do. This video has some things I haven’t shown you, and it has some things from Emmy’s shop as well. What doesn’t sell will be added to our shops.

Yes, I will be taping a series of videos (since I can only do 15 minutes at a time) of our time at the market. I’ll try to upload them here as well as YouTube, but WP might not let me. It had issues when I tried uploading this one.

I’ve never done a craft fair, farmer’s market or anything else where I set up a table and sold things. I’m both very nervous and excited!


Lufkin Farmer’s Market 1800 Ford Chapel Road Lufkin Texas 9am to 4pm Wed – Sat

Angelina Farmer’s Market 2107 S. Medford Dr. Lufkin Texas 11am to 2pm Thurs – Sat

We will be at the Lufkin Farmer’s Market, but I included both markets just in case visitors want to visit both.

Emmy’s Crafts

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Gryphon’s Hoard

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Big Crochet Project #1: Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harold Update #3 Plus Extra

This project is coming along slowly, but it’s still coming along. When I feel more up to it, I’ll be doing a great deal more. I’m still on the lower part of the head/face of the unicorn, but it’s starting to actually look like something.

Here is where I was last week:

I’m using Red Heart size 20 crochet thread and a steel hook size 2.5mm. These are both smaller than what is called for in the pattern as I wanted to make something smaller. As it is, this is still going to be quite large.

Here is where I am now:

As you can see, I didn’t add that many rows to it. Still, using this darker background, you can actually see how pretty it’s going to be once it’s done.


Since the beginning of the year I’ve been working on small projects that are fairly quick to make, and I’ve been saying I’ll show them to you. Here are some of them:

I have more than this which I’ll show you next week.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope you have a wondeful day.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

A Sad Time for Me

I’m not writing this to get any sympathy or attention from anyone. I’m writing this in memory of the two beings I’ve lost recently. One was my father whom I loved, but who didn’t share my feelings in return. It never mattered, he was still my daddy. The other is my beloved Mimi, my cat. Yes, she’s an animal but for the past 4 years she was my companion, the one who kept me going no matter what.


Dad passed away 2 February 2023. He had diabetes which he had stopped taking care of when he was forced to retire about 10 yrs ago. He has his ups and downs, but the job had been his life – his identity. The thing I remember most was how he took me in, got me out of a bad situation with my abusive mother and her even more abusive girlfriend. There were other things, little things, and these I will remember more than anything else from our time together. He was a very good man. I will miss him.


I got her when she was 3. She’s be in a so called shelter with lots of other cats. The owner made fun of her for staying in her litter box all the time rather than socializing with the other cats. I was mad about this because this behavior shows the cat’s high level of distress and anxiety. I never knew for sure who her original owner was, I was told she was an elderly woman who hoarded cat and dogs, and she was brought in when the lady passed away.

Regardless, Mimi became my companion. She had trust issues at first, but we learned together until she fell in love with me. She was my whole reason for getting up in the morning and for coming home after work. She kept me out of the bars and out of trouble. We loved each other. She even learned how to say “Ma” from hearing my son call me it so much. Cats like her can, and do, vocalize beyond simple meows, and she was no exception. She even had a warble sound that sounded like Mama.

She passed away on 6 March 2023 rather suddenly. The vet told me she had lymphoma and a viral disease they hadn’t had time to identify before she passed while they were trying to stabilize her for overnight treatment. While my heart is broken, I know the lymphoma would have taken her anyway and in a much more painful way. I am grateful she will never feel that pain and that she was in caring hands when she passed.

I will miss both of these wonderful beings, always grateful and forever changed by the time I got to spend with them. I wish them all the best in the next world, knowing I will see them again one day.

Rest in Peace Daddy and Mimi.

Big Crochet Project #1: Fantasy Filet by Ferosa Harld Update #1

In my first Big Crochet Project post, I talked about this unicorn I’m crocheting. It’s a filet crochet piece by Ferosa Harold. I’m using size 20 Red Heart Crochet Thread and a steel hook size 2.5mm The original pattern states it’s 38inches by 23 inches using size 10 thread and a steel hook size 6 which is 1.10mm roughly. I’m thinking I should’ve gone with the smaller hook as well as smaller thread….

That’s what it’s supposed to look like when it’s complete. Picture is courtesy of Alene’s Attic where I bought the pattern.

Here is where I’m at, and I’m not even really sure where it’s at – the belly maybe??

The part I started on is 24 inches long and is now moving about fluidly. I’m enjoying this pattern because it’s actually quite simple. It’s still going to take me a bit to get done, but I’ll have fun in the process.

I didn’t have time to get pictures of all the smalls I’ve been crocheting but when I do, I’ll have a FFO parade of crocheted items. Most of these, if not all, will be going into my Amazon shop, and I’d love to get feedback on what you all think of them when the time comes.

I hope this post finds you and yours well, and I’ll see you on the flipside, don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous and safe weekend as well as lots of fun, love and joy over the Holiday season!!

I just got back from spending the weekend with my special gentleman friend, and it was absolutely the ULT! Ringing in the new year in the country with a clear sky, lots of stars and each other was the most romantic new year celebration I’ve had ever in my life!

I don’t do resolutions because they’re like pie crust promises – easily made and easily broken. Yes, that was a Mary Poppins reference, and I was finally able to use it! Go me!

I do hope everyone has a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 2023 as well as love, luck and lots of money!!!

I am so glad you were with me in 2022, and I hope you will stay with me throughout 2023 come what may. I have lots of new ideas and plans that I will be sharing, and I welcome all the feedback you wish to share with me. I’ve loved all the comments and likes I’ve gotten thus far.

The only way from here is UP!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Happy Mail!

I received a lovely surprise in the mail from the mother of all people. 🙂 I opened the package, but after a quick peek, I decided to share this happy mail with you!

It’s a lovely little mini kit! It’s supposed to be half scale which is awesome!

It has an instruction booklet that’s like an IKEA manual – mostly pictures! There’s also a baggie full of tiny stuff!

Check it out!! So tiny!! I think this is smaller than half scale but not by much.

The bookshelf is roughly 1 1/4 inches which translate to about 2 1/2 feet or so. That’s 3.175cm(approx.) translating to .762 meters. I don’t know about you, but a chair is about 2 1/2 feet or so tall so, the bookshelf should be taller. It shows in the picture, the bookshelf is much higher than the chair which I’ve linked to since the photo is copyrighted:

Dollhouse Kit

Still, this looks like a fun little build once I have some time for it. 🙂 I’ve not done something like this before, but I have been talking to Mom about doing something on a larger scale.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Wildlife Feeding Stations

Just a quick post before I go off to work.

Because of the harsh winters we’ve had the last couple of years, I’ve begun feeding the birds and squirrels in the yard during the winter. I’ve put them out recently, and the animals are quite pleased. I may leave them up year round just to help them out. I don’t have pictures of the animals and birds using the feeders, and you’ll see why. I plan to video tape these feeders when I get a proper camera.

This bowl holds food for the big birds and the squirrels. Yes, there’s a rock in the water dish. It’s made of very thin plastic and with the winds we’ve been having, it needed help staying in place.

This is a hanging feeder for small birds, and they love it. I have a suet cage for our young woodpecker, but I don’t have a place to hang it yet. The tree it was in was killed during last year’s freeze, and the branches aren’t sturdy enough to hold the weight of the bird. There’s a cheek blue jay who shares the suet too.

Beautiful Mimi out for her morning walk is checking things out before she gets off the porch. The neighbor was mowing their lawn, and she wasn’t sure she wanted to be out in the noise.

She’s a 20 pound cat, to give you an idea of how big she is. 🙂

That’s it for today. I’ll try to get a proper video of the animals when I can.

I also have a opossum and an armadillo sharing the underside of the house with us – it’s a pier and beam house so there’s space beneath it. I won’t be able to get footage of either since they mostly are nocturnal, but I’ll figure something out.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Vacation 2022: Day 3 and 4

Day 3

As soon as we got home from Huntsville the night of Day 2, Joe wanted to go to the store. The car wouldn’t start. The battery was stone dead! I had to wait until I got paid last night then when the car parts place opened to get another battery.

This means we had to stay home on Day 3. It sucked, but it couldn’t be helped. Luckily, I didn’t book the room for the Excelsior so I wasn’t out any money. Something told me not to book the room when we got back from Huntsville, and I’m glad I didn’t.

Day 4

Just got home from visiting my granddaughter in Fort Worth. We were supposed to go see her on Saturday, but baby momma decided to go on a date Saturday so, it was see her today or wait for a while to see her again. It’s already been 3 months since my son saw his daughter already. It’s a long story and not mine to tell.

Needless to say, we drove about 3 hours to Fort Worth, and we had to wait for her to get out of school so we checked out an antique store in downtown Fort Worth. I abhor driving in Fort Worth’s downtown! It’s worse than Houston! I swear the people there are absolutely nuts!! The antique store was next to the Botanical /Japanese Gardens, and there’s a lovely gem of a cafe inside! It’s called the Secret Garden Restaurant and features lovely English style tea service complete with bread pudding and scones with clotted cream!

We then met Granddaughter and baby mama at the park by their place, and we had a lovely visit. The drive back was fine as well.

I’m glad I got to see her, but I’m a bit down I didn’t get to do any ghost hunting.

Tomorrow, Joe is going to be with Em when she goes to her eye doctor’s appointment. They’ll be dilating her eyes to look at her retinas. She’s been having some serious headaches, and the doctors want to make sure there’s no swelling or anything since the headaches coincide with her eyes bothering her.

This means possibly, no checking out “haunted” places again. We’ll see how it goes.

Still, my vacation so far has been fun!. I have 3 more days before I go back to work.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Vacation 2022: Haunted Texas Roadtrip Day 1

We decided not to go to El Paso this year, going northward instead. That was the plan – then I started doing some research. Several of the places that were on the list for the Haunted Texas Roadtrip weren’t available. This meant looking for other places to visit.

Our first place is Bragg Road/The Scenic Ghost Road/Ghost Road right outside Saratoga Texas. This place is about 1.5 hours southeast of us so, my son and I decided to check it out. It’s supposed to be the most haunted road in Texas.

I took some photos and some video. We got there close to sunset:

Please, remember I’m not a professional photographer or videographer. I just point and shoot, taking the best photos I can. I did try my hand at making a video and once I’m able to buy the program, I’ll reload the video without the watermark. For now, here is the video:

Yes, the video has a watermark on it. I’m trying out the program and when/if I buy it, I’ll upload the video without the watermark. As it is, I hope it doesn’t detract too much from the video. I also know the audio isn’t that great – I’m new to this whole thing remember. I’m learning a lot from just what I did today, and I hope to do better with the next video.

Personally, I was a bit disappointed by the whole thing. It was interesting to see what I’m guessing to be the so called “Saratoga Lights” or “Bragg Road Lights”, but I was never scared. I was a little creeped out, but that was about it. It could’ve been the time of day and/or the time of the month as being the reason we didn’t see any activity other than the lights – who knows right?

I think I still got some decent photos while there was still light. The light on my phone leaves much to be desired. I don’t think I’ll be making videos professionally any time soon. 🙂

Let me know what you think. 🙂

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!