Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy new year!

I didn't even get a chance to say Merry Christmas, before it's time to say Happy New Year! 

December went by in a blur, between the shopping and the baking and the cooking and the friends and the family and the parties...and lots and lots of puppy cuddles, it all went by in the blink of an eye.  But we had a wonderful holiday!  And Lulu being the perfect lady that she is....didn't even lick a needle of the trees!  She had no intention of doing any of it!  I LOVE HER!!  And she got a couple of things under the tree this year as well.  Some toys, some treats, and a Christmas scarf.  Isn't she lovely?

Got some stitching done! Thank you Sharon for designing us Mistletoe Reindeer! I know I'm a pain. LOL But sooooo worth it in the end (for me anyway...hehehe) So here's a bundle of ornaments that I completed cross stitching.

 Dove - Dimensions - Holiday Elegance
 Mistletoe Reindeer - DaffyCat Designs
 Snowman #7 - Ursala Michael

Snowman #9 - Ursala Michael

Not sure what my focus is going to be in stitching this coming year, but I do know that there's going to be plenty of it.  Ornaments, a few BAP's, SAL's.  Don't know what my month to month is going to be.  I was going to try and do Christmas at Hawk Run's Hallow.  and I still might I just have to get us the courage to do so.  :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Long time!

Argh!  It's been a long time I know.  I try and I think about it lots...posting that is...but when I sit down all I find I want to do is read all of your's instead of updating mine.  All of your's are so much more interesting. 

I've been doing some stitching some that I can show you and one that I can't share yet, but hopefully at the beginning of the week my exchange partner will receive her ornament and I'll post that.  I received mine from Annette and it's beautiful...both of them actually, another one of her hobbies is she was generous enough to send me one of those for my tree as well.  Which I will happily hang on my tree :)  Thank you Annette!

My Sundays have been full of family and christmas shopping, so I haven't put a stitch at all into Molly since my last update!  Sorry Kati!!  I'm going to snuggle under a warm blankie tomorrow in my stitchy chair and work on Molly all day...hopefully....I do have to go grocery shopping though first.  LOL

I got some ornaments finished.  Let me first say I love Sharon at DaffyCat  :) And I love her designs, so I had to stitch up Believe that she offered up as a freebie on her blog.  So thank you Sharon...I love it....hmmmm do you hear the pitter pat of reindeer on your rooftop yet??  LOL

Believe - DaffyCat Designs - Stitched on Miracle Mint 28 ct lugana
Then there's this one from Fresh Threads Studio from the JCS 2010 ornie issue.  A little funky one to go with the one that I stitched from the preview issue.  LOVE IT!

Christmas Candy Sock hop - Fresh Threads Studio - Miracle Mint 28 ct lugana
So winter has arrived here in Calgary, Cold and Snowy.  UCK!  But Lulu is loving it.  It was cute, she was afraid of it the first morning we opened the door for her to go outside, she wouldn't go. So Hubby/dad had to get dressed at 5:45 am and go out into the backyard with her to show her that it was ok.  LOL I got it all on video...and it's priceless.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November already

Wasn't it just September?  October went by so fast I didn't even notice it. 

Haven't had a lot of time to stitch in the last couple of weeks.  I've been busy playing, teaching, fawning over and loving our new baby.  Lulu's growing so fast it's as if every morning she's changed, or grown or has become smarter and prettier.  LOL  Yep....I'm a mom!  We are sooo lucky with her.  She's a good pup.

Got some stitching done on Sunday though, worked on Molly.  I skipped last weekend, so I had a bit of time this weekend, I love working on her and it's hard to put her away for the week.  But that's ok, it gives me something to look forward to when Sunday comes along.  Can I just say that I love the face of this cat! 

I also finished stitching an ornament. I LOVE this.  It's from the JCS ornie preview issue, it's called Cool Christmas and it's by Fresh Threads Studio.  There's another one that I want to work on from the ornie issue by the same designer.  I have it all kitted up I just have to get to it.  Although I am doing a Canadian ornie exchange that I have to work on and get done this week as well.  So we'll see how much I get done on that before I do another project for my selfish self.

The weather here has been amazing!  It doesn't feel like November at all.  Not good for my hunting members of the family, they like at least a trace of snow to do some tracking while they are hunting, but it's not going to happen anytime this week at least.  So we'll see.  Hubby will be going away for a week this month sometime, he normally does it at the beginning of the month, but with the weather he's thinking that he might wait until the end of the month.  Either way works for me....give me plenty of stitching time. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lovely Fall

We are having such a lovely fall.  The leaves are turning colours.  A lot of the time they freeze and all fall off at once, or else it's too cold outside to enjoy the changing of the colour gaurd.  But this year the weather has been beautiful.  Wonderful sunny days, a little on the cool side some days but that's ok, that's how it's supposed to be  :)  I took pictures of some of the last remaining flowers that are blooming and this lone daisy struck me as being so beautiful.  I had to take a picture of it...I think he loves me  :) 

I got lots of stitching done on Sunday.  Hubby had to wake up at 5:30 and go to work, I got up with him...and once he left, instead of going to bed, I did my stroll thru your blogs, and then sat down and stitched.  It feels like I got lots done on it anyway....and really there is, it's just a block of it doesn't look like much progress.

I'm almost done another ornament I didn't get it finished for this post, so hopefully I'll be posting again tomorrow with a finish.  wooo hooo

Here's my TUSAL.  A few days late, but that's become the norm with me.  The ornaments added a little bit more colour to the jar this time around.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Love is.....

.....a little 5 week old puppy named Lulu!  My gosh!!!!  She leaves me speechless  :)

But I will try to carry on.  LOL

I managed to get lots of stitching done Molly, it just doesn't look like a lot again!  Blocks of colours are time consuming and so are lines of borders, and that's basically what got done on Sunday.  But that's ok..each "x" is a step closer to being finished.  I love her still.

I got a couple of happy dances done too.  Some ornaments that I love!  Loved stitching these ones and I managed to fulfill one of my reindeer a month ornies too.  :)   I have more ornaments lined up so that's what I'll be working on during the week. 

I have a hooky day from work today, my furnace is getting cleaned so I took the day to be home.  I figure their done in a couple of hours and then the rest of the day is mine for stitching.

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm gonna be a mom again!!!

....of a new furbaby!  It's been a long time since Missy and we're finally ready for our next one.  She's a brand new baby Shiba Inu....we've already named her Lulu and she's 4 weeks old.  She'll be able to come home when she's 7 weeks.  So my baby is coming home on Oct 15th.  And we're so excited.  We go out to the the kennel where she was born every Saturday to see her, give her a cuddle, and see how much she's grown.  She has already stolen our hearts and we already know that she's going to be soooo spoiled!  LOL  Oh my gosh I can hardly wait until (1) Saturday and (2) for her to come HOME!!!

I've got some happy news on the stitching front.  I finished The Song They Sang, and I love it.  It's the second addition to add te the sampler wall I want to create one day.  I have to get a puppy one that I know Diane has done from LHN. I will have to whip out the c/c and have a look around to order it.  hehehe! Isn't it amazing that us stitcher's can always find an occasion or something to stitch about/for.  LOL

I didn't get a chance to work on Molly last weekend, that's why there was no update.  But this weekend I got to spend some time with her and this is how far I got.  She's coming along.  I just love working on her.  So that bodes well for the other three that Kati and I will be stitching on our Sunday SAL. 

I'm going to focus on doing some ornaments, I haven't really stitched any over the summer.  Mostly because we weren't home a lot of the time and I had other things that I wanted to work on more.  I've actually found a couple or three reindeer that I am going to stitch, so as much as I said I was going to give up on them, I have found some refreshing pieces to move me along with my reindeer commitment to myself  :)  Plus I would like to do a couple of things that are quick finishes. I'm in need of some immediate gratification.  We all know how that is when we start working on big pieces, and it seems to take forever, it would be nice to have a finish now and then.  So that's what I will fulfill with my ornaments.  :)

Thanks so much for the compliments on my figurine.  She's porcelain, and she's actually made in Hungary, we went to the factory where they are made in Hollohaza and she's called Seamstress.  I love her.  I picked up another couple of pieces while I was there as well to add to my collection that I already have that my mom and my aunt's started me on.  I love them all.  And I always get excited when there are new pieces. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Molly, Birds & TUSAL

Lots to share today....well maybe not that much, but everything seems like an effort this week.  I have a COLD!!  And it's one of those ones that is achey, sneezing, stuffy-head, you CAN'T rest colds.  Mind you Nyquil does seem to do the trick, but it's not going away.  Boy have you ever tried Nyquil? Sleep like a baby!!!  I'm going to miss it when my cold's gone.  LOL

So I got a little bit of stitching time last week during the week but not as much as I would have liked.  There always seemed to be something that had to be done in the evening so I really didn't get a chance to work on The Song They Sang until here's my meezly progress on that.

And then there's Molly.  Got lots done on her, or at least it felt like I stitched lots.  Do you ever get that?  You feel like you've got lots of stitching done and when you look at it at the end of the day, there doesn't look like there's much progress, and yet you know you've been working at it for hours.  Well that's kind of what it was like this Sunday on Molly. 

Then I have my TUSAL update.  That little stitching girl next to the jar is one of the porcelain treasures that I picked up from my trip to Hungary.  I saw her and fell in love....and had to have her, so fitting, don't you think?

I received the JCS Christmas ornament issue in the mail today!  YEAH!!!!  So I'm going to sit down now with a nice steaming cup of tea with honey, and I'm going to browse thru it for the 1st of what will surely be 50 times.  LOL

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We're home!

We've actually been home for a week now, and I'm back to work, but still after more than 3 weeks away and almost a month away from work, it feels like we just got home. 

We had a wonderful trip.  Visited family and friends and walked the banks of the Danube at night and stopping at streetside cafe's drinking espresso and partaking in delectable pastries.  OH MY!  It was so romantic!  I recommend everyone do it at least once.

But everything is back to normal, and we're back in routine.  I was kind of missing the routine, I am a creature of habit so it's good to be back and doing what needs to be done.

I have gotten back into stitching as well, I didn't get a chance at all to stitch while we were away, believe me I did pack a project to take with me but it didn't even make it out of the case, so it will be one of my next projects.   I got a lot of time on Sunday to stitch on Molly.  I was still sort of adjusting to the time change again, and woke up early in the morning, put on some coffee and took her out to work on.  And this is the result of my Sunday stitch. 

I also got to work on The Song they Sang.  I'm feeling a happy dance coming on with this one soon, maybe even this week.  We'll see how it goes, I love working on it so that makes it go by quickly.

I have totally lost count on how many ornies I have to stitch and what I've stitched.  So I'll see.  I've kind of lost the flavor of the reindeer a month yen.. I might just wing it and just stitch what hits me as being fun to stitch.  The reindeer were starting to become a chore, so I think I'm going to switch it up.

And how was everyone's August?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Molly 5

I can't believe that it's been so long since I've blogged.  ARGH!  Again, it's not that I haven't come to visit it, cause my blog is the gateway to all of your blogs for me.  So I visit here every day and I go to visit all of you :)

I haven't been doing too much stitching, but I did get my Sunday stitching in.  So Molly is still spooky looking, but I hope by this Sunday she'll have her hair and she'll look more like a girl than a ghost.

I have to take a picture of the ornament that hubby and I picked up at the Stampede.  It's so cute.  I'll try to find a minute tomorrow to take a pic and upload it.  It's a little pig couple.  LOL  You'll love it when you see it, just like I did.

Tomorrow, we're getting the trailer ready for camping.  We are heading out for the long weekend and I can hardly wait.  Between work, and getting everything organized and sorted out for our trip to Hungary, we've been kind of been breezing by each other.  So this weekend is our time to sit back around a campfire and reconnect.  He'll do some fishing, I'll do some stitching or some reading, and I might even go out to catch a fish or two.  It should be good...I should say great!!!!  I'm really looking forward to getting away for the weekend.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Molly 4, June's reindeer, TUSAL

Lots to show today.  Got quite a bit of stitching time in on Sunday on Molly, so that makes me happy.  We went to our Hungarian Cultural Centre for thei annual summer picnic.  Which was great.  The food was yummy, and I was able to catch up with a couple of friends that I hadn't seen in a while (Hi ladies!!....they're stitcher's too) we watched some of the World cup Final there.  and then Mom started to get a little uncomfortable so we came home, and I settled in with Molly.  I know that she still has that ghostly hand lingering on her dress, I think that will be my goal for next week, so give her that hand and a head. 

I finally finished my June reindeer ornament, this was the one that proved to be more of a project than I had anticipated it to be. It's stitched over 1 so I'm happy with it, but not as happy as I thought I would be.  I don't know why, but oh well, it's done and it'll be finished and go on my tree.  :)

Mariage by R&P stitched 1x1 on 28 ct lugana

And finally the TUSAL that is a few days overdue.  But not as overdue as last month.  So I feel like I'm still ahead of the game.  And yes Kati, that is a little elfen troll whom I just adore.  She was a little dark last month so I took another pic of her this month.  I love that she's a little nasty and is sticking out her tongue.

So tonight I am hoping to get some stitching done on The Song They Sang, and then tomorrow hubby and I are going to head down to the Calgary Stampede.  Do some eating, so stolling around looking at the crafts at the Western Showcase, and get our ornament for this year.  :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Molly 3

Well I haven't gotten much Sunday SAL stitching done, nor much stitching on anything else for that matter in the last couple of weeks.  We've been  busy at work, and then there always seems to be something to do or something that needs to get done, so it doesn't leave much time for stitching.  We went camping for the long weekend, which was WONDERFUL!  Our first camping weekend of the season, the weather has been so iffy that it's always hard to plan ahead, but we managed to get out this last weekend and it was lovely!  I even took my stitching with me, but it didn't even leave the bag.  So maybe next time.  It was just so good to sit and relax by the lake. ahhhhhhh! 

I did manage to get a bit done though.  So here's Molly.  It's our SAL with Kati.  She is stitching leaps and bounds on her's....well done K!

It's too late now to stitch, but tomorrow I think I'm going to come home, do what I need to do quickly and then settle in front of the tv and stitch all evening tomorrow.  On what I'm not sure.  I've got an over 1 reindeer ornie that I've started, which is proving to be a bigger project than it looked to be in the first place.  And I also want to get back to The Song They Sang.  So it'll be a coin toss tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Just a quickie before too much time goes by, here's my tusal jar.

That's it.  LOL

Monday, June 21, 2010

Molly 2 and WIP

I was going to try to post during the week last week, but I just couldn't get to it.  And then didn't have naything much to say.  So I just followed along on all of your posts.  I have taken a picutre of my TUSAL jar, but I haven't loaded it onto the computer yet, so maybe that can be an exra post for me during the week.  LOL  Isn't that terrible? 

We finally had some nice weather on the weekend and it wasn't too bad today, but it looks like it's clouding over, so who knows.  Summer hasn't really gotten much of a start yet.  The flowers are finding it a little hard to thrive without sunlight...just like the rest of us.  But it will happen, I have faith.  I would just like it to get warm enough so that we can go camping!  I am dying to get out there.

Anyway......  Molly is sooooooo much fun to stitch!!!  It was hard to take her off the q-snaps last night, I would have happily continued on with her today, but I won't...I'll be good.  LOL  I just love the little flowers on her dress.  I think I'm going to stitch her dress completely before I move onto other parts of the chart.  Accept the spot where her hand is looks a little odd and spooky without anything there.  But that's ok.

And here's my progress on The Song They Sang...I love this project too, this one is hard to put away as well.
I wish I could just quit my job and stitch all day long.  I would LOVE that!!  LOL

Monday, June 14, 2010

Molly 1

Didn't get a lot of time to stitch yesterday, as my brother and sister-in-law popped in and ended up staying most of the day, so I didn't really get a chance to start stitching until after dinner.  But it was still a nice day.  The weather was gorgeous so we sat outside and ended up bbq-ing burgers. So yesterday didn't go as planned, but I did get to do a little on Molly and I love her!!!  I left a good portion of the fabric in the scan so that you can see how beautifull mottled it is.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


The SAL Sunday has finally arrived!  After ordering the charts and the long wait for the fabric and getting the fibres organized....Kati and I are starting our Carriage House Samplings - Molly today! So every Sunday we will put aside what we are stitching and stitch on Molly.  And we intend to continue on with the other three of her "girls" as well.  So our Sunday SALS are set for at least a couple of years I would think.  LOL 

So today my plan is to go to the grocery to pick up a couple of things, and then because it's going to be a gorgeous day I'm going to settle out on the patio with my stitching and a couple of girl movies in the portable dvd player.  I really should mow the lawn too (hubby is still out of town) but I'm thinking that putting a call in to my brother is in better order and he can do it.  LOL

In the mean time I have to show you my new WIP.  Carriage House's The Song they Sang.  I LOVE stitching this!  and I love this fabric.  I'm stitching it on the fabric that I order and waited for forever, 32 ct Lugana - Goldspinner!  It's BEAUTFUL fabric!  And so lovely to work with!  OH! I can't say enough.  It's mottled beautifully too.  I'm sorry that you can't really see it on the scan, but perhaps you'll see it when I take a picture of it with the camera.  It's just beautiful.  It's the same fabric that I'll be using for the 4 girls as well.

So that's it for today.  I hope to show you some progress on our SAL tomorrow!
Have a stitchy day everyone!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Red House finished

This is kind of a hit and run posting that I'm doing here.  I'm tired and want to go to bed, but I had to post my finish!  wooo hooo.  Another of LHN"s ornie's.  I love how Diane does her trees.  I think it's one of my favorite things about her designs.

Red House in Winter by LIttle House Needleworks - 25 ct lubana 1 over 1

Kati and I connected this week and she's recieved her fabric as well, so we have decided that we will be starting our Sunday SAL again next Sunday.  I'm so excited.  I've been drolling over the chart now for 2 months, and now we can start them!  YEAH

So tonight, I kitted up my new project.  I'm going to be starting The Song They Sang by Carriage House Samplings.   Another one that I have unexplicably fallen in love with.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Finally here!

I came home today and low and behold, my fabric from the "delight"ful company is here. And it's gorgeous!  So the quality is the same, just the wait is much longer.  So I guess if I want to order new fabric from Silkweavers, I will just set my mind to the fact that it will take 2 1/2 months to get here, and I should be fine. Hopefully Kati has recieved hers as well and when she gets home from her trip we can start Carriage House's Molly for our Sunday SAL.  Anyone want to join us??

Still working on my Red house ornie.  Hubby has left to go work out of town again so that means I should have plenty of time to stitch.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Last day of May

And right on time to post my May Reindeer, mind you it was finished last week, I just haven't had the time to post and upload it.  It's a design out of the 1997 JCS Christmas Ornie magazine.  I forgot to mention that the PS two by two deer that I posted in my last post was also from an old JCS Xmas mag from 1998.  This month's has much more too it, but I thought that this was enough out of it to make my ornament.  Sometime's you just have to take creative liberities...right?

Reindeer on the roof - By Mary Garry from 1997 JCS Xmas ornie issue - stitched on 29 ct white lugana

I'm working on LHN's Red house in winter right now, over 1 so it will take a while for it to be done, but I'm hoping by the end of this week I'll have that done, and then I can start a new big project.  Just haven't decided which one yet.

Still haven't received my fabric.....argh!  Although they assured me again that it was shipped last week!  We'll see.

But exciting news.  Hubby and I booked our flights to Europe!  We're leaving for Hungary on Aug 11 and coming back on Sept 1!  Hoping to make a side trip to Prague as well, so we'll see how things work out there.  Now I have to do some research to get a list of stitchy shops in Hungary.  Have car...will drive!  LOL

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's the weekend

Oh yes it is!  And it's going to be a beautiful one weather wise.  So that means working outside.  YEAH!  And doing some recycling!  Not so YEAH!  But it needs to be done and it'll be a nice pay-off in the end as well.  May even be enough to pay for a little long weekend getaway!  Hubby has been gone for a few weeks working out of town, and he's coming home to mama!  Wooo hoooo! 

I finished my April reindeer, yes I know that it's May, but I didn't stitch April's so far, so here it is.  I love it!

Two by Two - Deer by Prairie Schooler Stitched on 26 Ct White Lugana

I have my May one all set in the qsnap's already.  So we'll see what's on tv or put a good girl movie into the dvd player and see how it goes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is there anyone still out there?

Oh my gosh!  I know I am such a bad, bad blogger! I haven't abandoned my blog, in fact I visit it every day to get to your blogs to read them all and look at all your lovely pictures.  It's just that mine sits here all dusty.  Haven't been motivited to write anything about myself.  LOL  Nothing much to write about.  Still feeling a little sluggish, but I'm thinking it's more just lazy than anything to do with the cold that I had. 

I've been going room by room and cleaning and de-cluttering.  Goodwill is one of my benefactors....lots of stuff I'm getting rid of cause there is no sense in keeping clothes that don't fit anymore, and even if I did get back down into being able to wear them I want new clothes.  So bags of clothes have been leaving my house on a weekly basis.  Same with loads of books, lots of stuff that we dont' need anymore, or should have been thrown out back in the day but you keep it "just in case"  Does anyone in their right mind have 5 coffee pots?  You know when the coffee maker doesn't work anymore but you keep the pot? "just in case"  I have a lot of those.  LOL  Oh well.

I did finish the Bitter Flower Sampler.  I LOVE this!  I don't know why but I can't wait to get this framed and up on the wall.  I still haven't stitched my April reindeer, so I have that all kitted up and the fabric in the qsnaps ready to go.  I'm hoping to start that tonight and get that posted before next month.  Gosh!

The Bitterest Flower Sampler by Birds of a Feather - Stitched on 32 ct Cameo Lugana

One thing that I am upset about, and I don't know if anyone else has dealt with these people before, but ARGH!!!!!!!!   I placed an order thru Silkweavers back on March 20 for fabric for our Sunday SAL with Kati....we are going tot be stitching the Carriage house girls...starting with Molly.  But we (or at least I) are/am still waiting for the fabric.  Well let me tell you Silkweavers now ships thru or distributes thru or I don't know what it has to do with "Needleworker's delight"  Let me assure you...there is nothing delightful about them.  I wrote to them on April 13th asking about my order and got a reply that the fabric was out of stock but it was arriving that week and will be sent by the end of the week...fine...I'm in Canada...give it some time.  Waiting...nothing...I wrote to them again May 5th.  No reply.  Wrote to them again yesterday May a reply today "that will be shipped this week...sorry for the delay"  hmmmmm  what about the one that was supposedly shipped on the week of April 13th??  Interesting... NOT!!!  ARGH!  I love silkweaver's fabric and I loved dealing with Silkweavers when there was no "delightful people" involved...but I'm really sorry to say that I will not be ordering from them again.  So I will be needing suggestions of where you get your handdyed fabbies.  :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I've been sick!  Oh boy have I been sick.  Pretty much by the time the doctor dragged me in to an exam room because he couldn't stand how I sounded anymore, he said that there was only a 25% chance that I would fight of the cough and cold that I had without antibiotics and that if I chose to do that it would most definitely have been pneumonia! Nice odds!!  So I went on the antibiotics.  the first round didn't work and I'm on my second round now.  But I am feeling human again.  So that's a bonus.

Along with the stitching mojo went out the backdoor as well, so I didn't get much stitching done.  Only really started again this weekend, so here's a quick scan of the progress on BOAF's - Bitter Flower Sampler.  I love how it's turning out...and hoping to have a finish of it this week.

I didn't have much to add my TUSAL jar, but here that is as well, it holds the orts of  the finish of the humminbird, Reindeer, He's a flake and Snowy pines.  All the ornies were stitched over one so it didn't have much bulk.

Hubby is going out of town this week for work.  He was supposed to be leaving today, but they decided they are going to leave in the morning instead, so I have one more night with him before he goes.  After that it's going to be junk tv and stitching until he gets back.  LOL

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter's coming!

I love Easter,  I love Easter almost as much as I love Christmas, I just don't decorate for year I might have an Easter tree!  LOL I love the food and the baking and the CHOCOLATES!!!  Has anyone tried these new Aero Eggs? Oh my WORD!!!!  This was a brilliant invention!  And only 120 calories!  Brilliant I say, just brilliant. 

And now because it's Easter, let me post a picture of another tiny Christmas ornie...or one that will be an ornie.  LOL  (it doesn't really have anything to do with Easter, I'm just stressing the irony)

LHN - Snowy Pines, stitched on Platinum 28 ct Luganan, over 1

Still waiting for my charts and fabbie, on Molly. ARGH, I am not a patient waiter AT ALL!   But I will wait some more.  So today I think that I am going to start BOAF's Bitter Flower Sampler.  I love this design, so now I'm going to do it for my future sampler wall.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A tiny finish

Just thought I'd post this while I was sitting here reading blogs, I thought it would probably be nice if I posted more than once a week too.  I wish my life was interesting enough to write every day...but alas....

I did finish my LHN ornament He's a Flake.  I really liked stitching this one.  Although I am still of the opinion that stitching over 1 is tedious, but it makes for a pretty little ornament.  People are going to have to look at this year's ornaments on the stitching tree with spectacles.  LOL

LHN's He's a Flake - Stitched on 28 ct mystery teal, 1 over 1

I'm going to settle in and start LHN's Snowy Pines (over 1 of course) and then I'm not sure what's next. but good news Kati and I have decided that we are going to stitch Carriage House's girls for our Sunday SAL's.  We're going to start with Molly.  We are just both waiting for fabric I think.  I am anyway, and also the charts, I went ahead and order all 4 of them at once so that I have them.  But I'm very excited about it.  Until then though I'm not sure what I'll do as a bigger project, but a new one is definitely in order.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Good stitching weekend

I love it when the weekend comes together and you manage to get all the housework and the grocery shopping and everything out of the way early enough that the rest of the weekend is your's to do with what you want.  That's the kind of weekend that I had and I managed to have not 1, but 2, happy dances.

The first is my Hummingbird.  I love the way it turned out.  The picture doesn't do it any justice AT ALL.  It's really quite fetching in real life.

Hummingbird by Island Art, Stitched over 2 on 28 ct. white Jobelan

Second happy dance is my March reindeer ornament, this one is a freebie by Aury  stitched over 1.
Reindeer by Aury, stitching over 1 on 28 ct Jobelan
I actually started He's a flake by LHN on Sunday as well and planned on finishing it up today, but after settling in and after about 10 stitches, I didn't feel like stitching tonight.  So I packed it all up and will pull it out tomorrow.