Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Blue Silhouette


I finished this in June and it is now at the framers. 

I've pulled out my oldest and largest WIP. It was started in 2000 and hasn't been stitched on in years. It stands at 52% complete. Stitch size is 576x576. 

If you'd like to see more - I'm on Instagram at denise.brosius 

Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Blue Silhouette


Blue Silhouette 
82944+ stitches
24/45 pages
51% complete 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Blue Silhouette

Remember this? 

Well, I'm stitching it and moving right along. But, my stitch isn't as purple as this picture. 

I've completed 73,224+ stitches out of 161,000+ 
21 of 45 pages, which puts me at 45% done. 

Working on the right side only for now. I stitch in hand and it's just too much to hold. Once I reach the bottom, I'll flip it upside down. 

Thank you for reading...it's been a long time. 


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Somebody is one...

 The baby turned one Monday. That year went quickly. 

His name is....squish!

Monday, April 13, 2020

For Natalie...

At the end of 2019, I started Blue Silhouette.  It will finish at 20x46". Heres where I stopped last month.

When I last posted...we had just found out DD was having a boy.

That boy turned 6 months old yesterday. He wouldn't look at me...so, this is the best I could do.

And heres an update of Owen.

I tend to post on Instagram now. Look me up under denise.brosius. See you there!


Saturday, October 5, 2019


In late August, we had a going away/birthday party and baby shower. Here is a picture from the party. Owen is a couple months past 2. 

Rob and Owen 
Our son, Logan, has left for Moscow, Russia. He will be there teaching English until late May 2020. He has been accepted to the University of Glasgow in Scotland for fall 2020. He will be studying for his PhD in Sociology. My baby has flown from the nest. I was a wreck with worry. He's doing well, making friends, and adulting.

Courtney is due with baby boy #2 in a few days. Under three weeks, I'm grandma again. Woohoo! I can't wait to meet the little guy...will he be a red head like all my other babies or will he have dark hair like daddy?

Our house is mostly sold...the new owners are in and we are awaiting a closing date etc. I have started re-decorating here. The fireplace is now a grayish-olive and the walls are in the process of becoming a very pale olive -- bay sands. The colors work very well together and the mantle looks smashing if I do say so myself.

Remember this?

I have been stitching...after many trails and errors.

This was my first fabric. A very nice 25ct aida. But, the fabric pattern went up and down the stitch, which bothered me. And after a bit...the 25ct over 1 was too much for my eyes. I can't find the actual stitched piece. Sigh...

Then I bought a 14ct PTP Storm. As you can see, I made headway. But, the fabric was floppy. And I just wasn't feeling it. 

So, I went to Jo-Ann's and got a piece of 14ct white aida. It was working out. Until, I realized I had cut the fabric incorrectly and instead of a 24x60" piece I had a 30x48" piece. Considering the stitch will be 46" -- it was a tad short. 

Off I went to Jo-Ann's again, got another piece. I cut it correctly, but did not think to straighten the edges. Fool....so, I realized this before going too far and started for the 5th time. If I had continued, at about 1/3 down of the stitch... I would have run off the edge. 

So, I took the last remaining piece and straightened the edges, and gridded the top and bottom from the center. I have side salvages that are very narrow. But, the stitch fits on the fabric. I am loving this piece. And my mojo has returned!

I've been promised a trip to Maine when I complete my lighthouse. 

I'm further than this, but not by much. I have decided I need to make a rotation and get this one going again. In that rotation will also be - Colorful Sky

And then Birch Forest in Alps - 

So, I'm back and hopefully, I will be around some more.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


I'm going to be grandma again and we just found out an hour ago...another boy!

His name will be Wyatt Parker and he'll be arriving in October.

DD was convinced this pregnancy was a girl. She feels completely different than last time. Our baby whisperer was wrong too!

Let me explain, my oldest nephew just KNOWS when someone is pregnant and has never been wrong. He even knew my sister was pregnant before she did. He's even known when someone had lost their baby before the mommy did. That time was just plain weird!

As for stitching, umm, yeah, I haven't put needle to fabric in  a long time. Maybe once this year. But, my genealogy is doing well!

If anyone out there reads this and knows any Matthews or Mathews in East central Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, or Missouri...we might be related. I

Off to seek more dead.relatives...