Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Border update

Just a short little post I think today.  I was immersed in watching movies and the hockey games on Sunday, so I decided to do the "wheat" border as it as been affectionately named.  This doesn't require me to pull out the chart it's just a repetitive pattern. It's not too bad, cause it has to be done anyway, but it is very time consuming.  Once I took a step back I realized how much really got done, so I'm happy with my progress.  I think I might be doing the same thing on the other side next Sunday.  We'll see.

Ok...so have any of you jumped on this adult coloring craze?  I remember how much I used to love coloring...and when my nieces were still little, after we made the gingerbread house on Christmas Eve we would all sit down and color.  I miss those days.  So imagine my delight when I saw that this is a trend for adults now.  So I am starting to fill my Pinterest with coloring pages.  I had ordered a couple of books from Amazon.  Went to Michael's and bought some coloring pencils.  I am all set.

Now I just have to find time.  LOL

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Little SAL progress

Good Morning Everyone!

Has spring finally arrived everywhere?  It is a gorgeous sunny morning here today as I'm sitting in my office and looking out the window.  Got some yard work done and some spring cleaning done on the weekend, which was good.  I always love the look of the yard after the first cleaning and power-raking of the spring.  It looks like it's just ready to burst into color at any second.  My tulips have definitely decided that it's time and you can almost "hear" them pushing up out of the ground now.  I wouldn't be surprised if I have blooms on them this weekend.

I did manage to get a little stitching done on Sunday, while I watched Wild with Reese Witherspoon.  Such a good movie!  Hubby even sat down and watched that one with me.  After that though he suggested a little drive and some ice cream....well a girl can't pass on that on a sunny day, now can she?  So I tucked my stitching away and went for a drive.  When we got home we bbq'd and then just spent the rest of the evening watching tv.  My stitching stayed tucked away.  So not a lot of progress but I still managed to finish the motif that I started last weekend.

This weekend we have two birthday's.  My sister-in-law and my grand-nephew. (my niece's son).  So we will be heading out to that on Saturday afternoon.  On Saturday evening we're off to Cirque de Soliel - Kuriosity!  I'm so excited!!!  We go to their productions' every year when they come thru, so we look forward to them,

I didn't get a chance to work on any other stitching this week, but I have kitted up and have the fabric in the qsnaps to start an ornament, I just have to find time to get to it.  It's hockey play-off time, so I don't imagine that that's going to be too hard to do, considering the Flames have made the playoffs for the first time in 6 years!  woo hoo!

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy belated Easter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  Hubby and I went for a little mini vacation this weekend.  Left on Friday morning and drove up to one of our favorite places.  Fairmont Hotsprings Resort and spent a couple of days there relaxing and spending some time reconnecting.  We find with the business and our busy lives we have to take a little time for just "us"  No Mom, No Lulu, No Company phones and just be together.  Which was what we did....we relaxed....we ate....we soaked.  The only time we were dressed was when we left our room.  It was VERY nice!  Then On Sunday morning we headed home all refreshed and rejuvenated.  Mom was at my brother's house for Easter Dinner, so we stopped by there on our way home and brought her home.  She was a doll and had made a ham with all the fixings before she went over there, so that hubby and I had an Easter meal for when we got home.  Even though we told her not to she did anyway....and in the end it was greatly appreciated.  It was delicious!

I didn't post last week, because I didn't do any stitching last Sunday.  We were out and about all day last Sunday and by the evening we just sat and watched tv and spent time together, so I didn't pick up my stitching at all.

I did manage to stitch a little bit on Sunday night.  I just took a picture of the new part as I am quite frankly too lazy to take them out of the q snaps at the moment to take a picture.  But you can see my Sunday progress nonetheless.

Also a shot of an old WIP that I haven't touched in months and months, is Mirabilia's Elizabeth.  She is still a long ways from looking like anything, but hopefully soon she'll be somewhat recognizable.

I think that I'm going to have to find a little ornament or something to stitch on this week.  I'm feeling that I'm needing a little instant gratification.  I have a few pieces on my desk that I have to kit up and get to it.

Have a great week everyone!