Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Olympic stitching!

So much to share. First, happy belated Valentine's day.  My sweetie couldn't decide whether to get me roses or my favorite's Tulips, so I was spoiled and I got both.  I was craving a piece of sinful chocolate cake, so I got a slice of that too, with a cold glass of milk it was just what I needed.  :) yummmmm.  I've been good for 1 1/2 months so it was my splurge.  Which is all going to go down the toilet anyway, cause we're leaving for vacation to Mexico on Saturday, and I'm throwing the diet out the window.  LOL  So I'll work it off when we get home.  I can't believe that it's almost time to go.  It seemed like such a long time away when we booked it and now here it is upon us.  Not that I'm complaining.  I've already got my pre-vacation hate on at work...everything seems to be annoying me at the moment there.

Second, I have a happy dance.  I finished my Pear Tree LHN ornament.  Stitched it over 1, that's why it took so long.  Not sure why...there are the same amount of stitches, just tinier.  I haven't received my third one yet, cause I have some other stuff that is on order as well, so I told Amy to just hang on to it until it all comes in.  But I'm excited to get it and start it, along with my other stash.

Pear Tree - Little House Needleworks - 28 ct  Star Sapphire 1 over 1

Third, I started a new project.  Actually this has been in my stash for YEARSSSSSS!  And while I was watching the Opening Ceremonies of the olympics and I saw all the native symbols and how lovely they were. I dug out this piece.  It's called Hummingbird, by Island Art adapted from the First Nation Artist - Joe Wilson. It's a wonderful stitch.  I'm enjoying it immensely.

Fourth, I have taken a picture of my first installment of the TUSAL, It's not a great picture, but it'll do for now.  I'll take a better picture next month.  :)

So that's it.  I'm off to take a shower, and settle in and watch the men's hockey game!  Go Canada Go.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Who says I'm not a border stitcher???

Cause I am...and I have been doing the tango since yesterday with my happy dance.  Neighborhood is done!  woo hooo and the border was not a horrible thing to work on.  It helps that I had uninterrupted stitching time yesterday as well.  But it's done and I loved working on it, and I love how it looks all finished.  So now Kati...we have to decide what's next.  We'll figure something out.  I am just really happy that we did this one  :)

Little House Needleworks - Neighborhood - Stitched on 28 ct Platinum Lugana

Then I have another happy dance, I stitched my February reindeer ornament, thanks again to DaffyCat.  Hint hint Sharon.  LOL  No pressure...*wink*

Daffy Cat Designs - Jingle Bell Reindeer - 28 ct White Jobelan

So now I'm going to settle in and work some more on Pear Tree.  Over 1 is a slow go for me, but it's coming along.  Hopefully in the next couple of days I'll have a dance.  Now I also have to decide on a bigger project to work on between the ornies.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


In so many ways actually.  First is my Sunday progress on my SAL piece, LHN Neighborhood, is coming along.  Just the border to go now, and I've gotten a start on that.  Hopefully this coming Sunday I'll have lots of stitching time and get around at least 1/2 of it.  But I'm sensing the end is near.  woo hooo!

Then...as for myself....the progress (I think) for the 1st month has been amazing... Ladies... I have lost 17 pounds, 12 1/2 accumulative inches and have dropped 3.1 BMI basis points!  Thank you very much!  LOL