Sunday, December 31, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Today is my 53rd birthday, OMG where have all the years gone. It seems just like yesterday I was graduating from high school and going into the "grown up" world. My Mom was going to take me to see The Holiday, but there was a mix up with the time when I was to meet her after her dental appointment so we didn't make it. She says she'll take me next week. For dinner we had pizza from my favorite place. We always get money for our birthdays and I believe I will be buying the IPod Shuffle, the stores are all sold out now, so will get it in the New Year.
I belong to a Cross Stitching Birthday Club and received the most amazing gifts, from fabric and floss to leaflets and kits. They are all great, but one is calling out to me to stitch right away. It is "I will always be a Wildflower by Sam Sarah. I think I have the perfect fabric and will use DMC, so will be able to get started on it right away.
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Thursday, December 07, 2006
Yesterday I was looking at the magazines in our local grocery store and found this Cross Stitch Pattern-a- Day Calendar. Of course I just had to get it, not like I need another calendar around here, but hey some of these patterns are adorable. I know for sure I won't be stitching all of them nor will it be on the day it shows up, but I will do some throughout the year and following years !
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Saturday, December 02, 2006
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Friday, December 01, 2006
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Thursday, November 30, 2006
I got the LHN Thread Packs of "Pumpkins" "Love and Faithfulness" and the PS 2006 Santa. I have all the Santas since they first started coming out and have not stitched one, I plan to remedy that in 2007.
From Sassy's Fabrics I received Tan Marble and Toffee both in 28ct. evenweave. I joined the COTM at http://www.sassysfabbys.com/, so will be receiving a package every month. Toffee is the COTM for November.
Then I got from Down Sunshine Lane, Britty Puppies II by Brittercup Designs, Christmas Motif Sampler I and II by JBW Designs and Gold Wreath & Hearts and Angelic Hearts by DSL, which you can see by the photo I have already stitched.
I won a couple of auctions on e-Bay of Prairie Schooler Patterns, which are Birds & Berries, St. Nicholas II, Johnny Appleseed, The Four Seasons, Christmas Alphabet and Nutcrackers.Lastly I received a "Letter of Savings" for my birthday month of December from Needlecraft Corner, so I can do more stashing !
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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Who would believe just yesterday I was complaining about all the rain we were having. The
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Monday, November 20, 2006
It is always a good day when you receive mail stash and was doubly so for me today.
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Saturday, November 18, 2006
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Vancouver, British Columbia is known for having a lot of rain, but these few days have been unreal. It started raining last evening and poured buckets all night and day long. With the rain we also had sever winds, knocking trees down. The ferries to Vancouver Island were cancelled due to the winds. Hundreds of homes have been without power. I saw two accidents on my way to work this morning and it seemed to take forever to get home. I saw people standing at bus stops get drenched from cars driving through puddles on the road. It finally stopped this evening.
Sounds like a perfect day for sitting by the fire and stitching, but no I had to work ! Such is life.
As for stitching, last night I started this Little House Needlework called Heart and Home from the 1999 leaflet Joy in the Journey. The colors of the scan do not do this justice, it is much more vibrant.
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Monday, November 13, 2006
much to do, about 20 backstitches and 8 cross stitches.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
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Thursday, November 09, 2006
I have finished Pear Tree Inn designed by Little House Needleworks. The picture doesn't do it justice. As with a lot of my stitching lately, there is a "stitcher's creation" which is not really noticeable and there would have been far too much frogging to fix it.
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Saturday, November 04, 2006
Do you remember your first cross stitch? I do and I also remember the frustration of doing it. It was rather a large project, took a few years to do, but back then I only stitched during the winter months. My brother had bought this kit in Europe, I had never seen anything like it. Up till then I did needlework, you know the painted canvas kind or rug hooking. To this day, some 25+ years later, it still hangs in a place of honour in my brothers house.
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Thursday, November 02, 2006
Well so much for my ambition of keeping this blog up too date. I've had a rather busy week and I worked today and again tomorrow. Come the weekend I am going to get down to business and put some photos up of my WIP, which I have listed as only one, but in fact there are more :) I spent some time this evening trying to change my Yahoo Avatar, only to find out that once it is changed and saved on Yahoo it automatically changes it here. Now how easy is that ? I'm off to bed now as I need to get up at 5 A.M., thank goodness I only work 6 days a month and it is spread out.
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Monday, October 30, 2006
Well as you can see I tried to start this blog back in September and in two days it will be November. I think I am going to set aside 15 minutes everyday (hopefully) to write something here and show what I am working on. Presently I am in a SAL stitching LHN Pear Tree with my Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lhnxgroup. I should be finished by the end of the week (again...hopefully). I did buy a new camera on the weekend, so I no longer have any excuses for not posting photos of my work. Okay this is all for now, I'm off to stitch !
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Thursday, September 28, 2006
I read blogs every day and enjoy doing so, so thought I would give writing one a try.
I live in Buranby (Vancouver) Canada with my 7 year old Red Heeler mix named Tiger.
I love doing cross stitch and have for as long as I can remember.
You can see some of my work here http://community.webshots.com/user/imrogo
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