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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Eagles at Trout Lake

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.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tagged....twice !!

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 :)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Two Finishes !!

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.

The Golden Christmas Santa by
Mosey 'N Me, using DMC and CC (for the tree) on 28 ct. Victorian Red Jubilee.

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.

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 :)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Winter Wonderland AGAIN !

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.

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 !

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year's Resolution

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.