Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Liz update

Wow I had to do a round about way of making a post today.  Blogger is having a bit of a fart these last couple of weeks!  But that's ok, I got here! wooo hoooo   HELLOOOOOO Blogger friends!  Nice to see you!  LOL   Well I hope that everyone had a good week.  I am 7 pounds lighter thanks to 3 days of an incessant stomach bug that found me sitting on the toilet and patting instead of wiping by the 2nd day...ouch!  Mind you as lovely as that 7 pounds is, I know that in a matter of a couple of days it will be right back on.  ARGH!  and then I've decided that I have to do something about it for real, and get me fat butt in gear and start walking and treadmilling and biking and swimming and all that other fun stuff I like to avoid.  ICK!  Oh well.

So I worked a little on sockey but it's so perfectly tensioned in the qsnaps that I don't want to take it out at the moment, so I will update it next week instead of this week. 

I did work on Liz on Sunday for our SAL with Kati. It's funny how a chart tends to take you in a certain direction, and for some reason this on is having me finish the bottom first.  I just kept right on going with it.  So I let it take me where it wanted, then I'll work up the side.  I think I'm actually going to save her for last and stitch Elizabeth in once everything else is done.  Keeps it interesting right to the very end.  But then again we'll see.

So we're very excited on the home front, we have booked our campsite for the 1st weekend of June!  YEAH!  First camping trip of the year.  Hopefully we'll have good weather for it.  I hate to book so far in advance and then find out that it's going to by rainy and crappy all weekend, but I am crossing my fingers that it will be good.  My brother bought a trailer this past month so they'll be joining us too, it's his birhtday weekend that weekend, so it should be a good time.  I LOVE CAMPFIRES!  And just sitting by the water and watching the world go by!  With stitching and a good book close by. 

This weekend we're going to see Cavalia!  Another exciting event that we have been waiting for and it's finally here.  So I'm excited about that.  It looks like an amazing show! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

2 finishes and a SAL

Finally got a chance to stitch on Liz our SAL with Kati this weekend.  I haven't had a lot of time on Sunday's...they are turning into family days, this weekend though My SIL brought her stitching as well, so I was able to get some time in  :)  Slow going, but it's getting there. Plus it didn't help that I had to frog the S and re-stitch it, because I was off by 1/2 a thread! GRRRR  but at least it wasn't the whole of the letter.

I also had a couple of small finishes.  Some instant gratification pieces, I like to call them. So these will go on my stitching tree this year.  I have to get back to my Sockeye, which I have placed back in the Q-snaps today, don't think I'll get to it until Wednesday though, cause tonight I don't feel much like stitching, and tomorrow it's a night out with the girls.  So Wednesday it is.  I am hoping for a happy dance on Sockeye in the next couple of weeks, if all goes as planned, but then we all know what the best laid plans are...

Joy to the world - LHN

Joyful Night - Shepard's bush - 1998 JCS Ornie issue

I took some time this weekend to organized and re-sort my floss!  EEKKK  that took 3 1/2 hours!  All my little projects and big projects the same, all the floss just went into this bit melting pot of floss in an X-large Ziploc bag...so much so that when I needed to pull floss, I knew I had it, but it was easier to buy a skein than to go ahead and dig thru the bag!  Shameful!  So I sorted those and put them all back into the proper floss-bags and everything is nice and easy to find....until the next time. LOL

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ort report & Sweet Jaxon

Well you know that I couldn't let the vision of the tissue box go without adding one of my own.  So this isn't necessarily the most favorite box I've ever had, but it's the one that I am presently using and is on my desk.  So there you have it.

Then I have to share a picture of the sweetest, newest member of our family.  Jaxon Alexander   I could watch him sleep for hours :))))

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mojo's back!

All it took was a little something fresh.  So I picked up and stitched CHS's Wash Day.  I fell in love with this chart when I saw it from the Nashville releases and order it right away.  So now I can happily put it in my pile of samplers that I am fixing to find a wall for some day.

Wash day by CHS - Stitched on 28 ct Fairy Dust lugana

Poor Elizabeth didn't get any stitches put in her yesterday.  We had the new baby over, and family and a bbq.  It was full of activity, and it's hard to concentrate on anything else when there's a newborn in the house for the first time.  It's amazing how a whole group of people can sit around and marvel at a sleeping child for hours, but that's exactly what we did.  And I wouldn't have traded it for anything.  We were a little worried about how Lulu would handle it, but she was as much of a lady as she always was, and after a few minutes of nervous jealousy, she settled down and knew that little Jaxon was a member of family and all was well.  She cried when he cried!  LOL  So cute!

So Elizabeth will have to wait until next weekend, but with it being Mother's day, I don't know how much will be done on her next Sunday either.  But we'll see how the day progresses.

This is my favorite picture of the official wedding pictures....

Election day today here in Canada....hope you all voted!