It's that time of year when all the eagles show up.
1200 were seen just north of here around Squamish. Usually I see 1 at Trout Lake, but this year he has brought a friend along. Both gave quite the performance of flying around, letting everyone know they were here.
I'm still working on LHN Home of a Needleworker and have put it aside to stitch my Christmas Ornament this weekend. It's Peaceful Retreat by Something in Common from JCS 2006. I should have it completed in a couple of days and will post a picture then.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
It's that time of year when all the eagles show up.
Posted by Irene at 2:23 PM
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I've been tagged to reveal 6 weird things about myself, TWICE. Well I'm having a hard time thinking of 6 so I won't be doing 12 :) I guess things don't seem so weird when you do them yourself and if you do them for a lifetime it's just a part of who you are.
- I loathe tomatoes, but love anything made from them, ketchup, salsa, tomato soup.
- Speaking of tomato soup, when I was little I would eat it straight out of the can, which may explain why I usually eat a spoonful before I cook it.
- Eat french fries with mayonnaise (only at The White Spot, and if you've been to this restaurant it may not be weird to you)
- Can't go to bed before I do my nightly Sudoku puzzle.
- Unless I'm expecting a phone all, I don't usually answer my phone, but let the answering machine get it.
- Can't swim or tread water, but love to play in a pool as long as the water does not go above my neck.
I now tag:
Off to do my Sudoku then bed :)
Posted by Irene at 11:44 PM
Friday, January 19, 2007
This is Winter Wonderland by Bent Creek. I used DMC on 25 ct. Khaki.
I have a new camera and I can't seem to get good pictures of my work. Scenery is no problem. So I must be doing something wrong. They always seem to be fuzzy and dark, which is why you see the lamp light in WW.
I have also started two new projects. 12 Christmas Blessings by Lizzie Kate using DMC on 28ct. Toffee by Sassy's Fabrics. The other being Home of A Needleworker by LHN using DMC on 18ct. White Aida. I'm getting very anxious to start the Sampler Game Board by Drawn Thread. The SAL I am in doesn't start till Feb. 1st, hoping I can wait till then or till I finish one of the above, whichever comes first.
Posted by Irene at 3:52 PM
Monday, January 15, 2007
This is my second finish of the year. Two Blue Houses by Little House Needlework stitched on Sassy's Tan Marble 28ct evenweave.
This is the second Santa I am stitching on Sassy's Sage 28ct Lugana. There will be 3 on this piece of fabric.
I have also made a couple of starts, The Golden Christmas Santa by Mosey 'N Me on Victorian Red Jubilee. Lizzie Kates 2006 Flip It's on Sassy's (YES I love her fabric.) Toffee 28 ct. evenweave.
I'm still working on my 2007 List, there is so much I want to stitch that realistically my list is not achievable, so I have broken it down to a "few" and will add more later.
We still have the snow from a week ago with more expected tonight and tomorrow. Our last few winters have been so mild with hardly any snow that I find this hard to get used to. Later this week the prediction is rain, now that's much better, warmer and drivable :)
Posted by Irene at 3:37 PM
Friday, January 05, 2007
This is the view that greeted me this morning when I looked out my bedroom window. It was not the nice fluffy stuff, but wet. I was to take my Mom to two appointments today and told her to phone and change them as I was not about to go out in this. Late this afternoon it turned to rain and most of it is gone, although tonight it is very windy.
I finished my first Prairie Schooler Santa today, guess that makes it my first finish for 2007 ! I started #2, there will be 3 on this same fabric, but hey it still counts as one finished.
Posted by Irene at 11:41 PM
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I woke up this morning and it was raining buckets, so much so Tiger did not want to go out. It was early, so I watched a movie (The Aviator) and stitched for 3 hours. By then the rain had stopped so I took Tiger to the lake and stopped at Michael's to get some DMC I needed for Two Blue Houses. I got in another 2 hours stitching this evening, which is good as I go to work for the next two days and probably won't get much stitching in . I can't seem to upload a picture of my Two Blue Houses WIP, there is one in my 2007 WIP at webshots. I'm off to bed now as 5 a.m. comes way to early !
Posted by Irene at 11:15 PM
Monday, January 01, 2007
My New Year's Resolution is to get my stitching organized. I have a little bit here and a little bit there and a whole lot over here, you get what I mean. I do have storage shelves, but am usually in a hurry when I put something away and just stick it wherever. I also need to get all my DMC together so I know what I have and where it is being used. In my start today to do this, I have put together my WIP and have them in a storage box, where they will stay when I am not working on them.
These are 3 WIP I am doing now. They are each being done on Sassy's Fabrics.
I Will Always Be A Wildflower is on Winter Blues, Two Blue Houses is on Tan Marble and the Prairie Schooler is on Sage. I also have some others that need a "little" stitching on them to be done, Will get to them soon and then post a picture. I'm also in the middle of making my list of what I want to stitch this year and should have it up in a few days. I also have some completed that need framing and a couple of those will get done this month.
Posted by Irene at 3:42 PM