Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Oops the delicious chocolate never made it to the photo shoot ! Thank you so much Anna.
Posted by Irene at 12:59 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Saturday evening my monitor died on me or so I thought. Hooked up another one and it didn't work so now I know it's the PC. Phoned 1-800-Geek Squad, first available appointment was Wednesday, I will be working so we'll make that Thursday morning and they tell you up front it's $129.00 plus taxes just to come. So I decided this morning to take it to the place I bought it, walked in to be told the technician won't be there till noon. I then took it to another place I have dealt with and have been very pleased with their service only to be told 1 week as there were 6 repairs ahead of me. Well I figured go with the Geek Squad. I had an appointment at this small outdoor shopping centre and they have a computer store there, I have nothing to lose to ask, right ? Oh did I mention that when you start my PC up there is a beep beep sound, that tells you what is wrong with it. I know this from my brother, but he couldn't remember what the beeps meant. Now the second place that said it would be a week, started it up and told me it was a hard drive problem. I'm no technician or geek or computer wiz so I take their word for it. This last, yes LAST place I stopped the guy tells me as soon as he hears the beeps I need a new video card, puts it in everything works fine and it cost me 52.00 video card 20.00 labour, with taxes $80.64. Now I know where to go if I need service, I will be highly recommending this place. Came home cancelled the Geek Squad, set up my PC and I have heaps of e-mails and blog updates to read and I am working the next two days. So there will be no further posts from me till the weekend.
Posted by Irene at 3:17 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
We have a bird feeder in the backyard, but haven't used it for years, due to the fact we would get rats, so had to stop. I thought I would put a small amount of wild bird seed out and see what would happen. First the crows were at it, I ran up to get my camera and when I got back down, this squirrel was having a feast.
Posted by Irene at 1:42 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
A little Sparkle to go with Jingle. Pattern can be found at the same place . Same fabric, 28ct. Annabelle - Dawn Grey and same DMC666 and 703 used.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
It rained yesterday, actually it has rained almost everyday for a week. It is being reported that we have had more rain then we normally get for the month of November. So I decided to stay in and stitch to my hearts content. I look around and see so many WIP's, but wanted something quick and easy. This is Christmas Poinsettia Topiary by Praiseworthy Stitches from the TGOS Nov. issue, at least my version. I stitched this on 28 ct. Ice Blue Annabelle with DMC 498, 304 and 3051. There should be Merry on the left side and Christmas down the right. I go to start this and realize I should have stitched this over one and can't seem to adjust the wording to fit with over 2. I like it the way it is so may just leave it. I'm working on another one from the same issue. May get that one fnished tonight.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
First up we have Splash. I was at my LNS and they had some kits on the counter from a local designer. Splash jumped right into my purchase pile, she's just the cutest. The other designs were not kits, but just as cute, so I will be going back for more. Then we have Checkerbird from HIH, she turned out better than I thought.
I did some stitching with my Stacy Nash group I think these turned out pretty good and will be
finishing them into pillows. I have quite a lot of stitching finishes that need to be done, so will set aside a whole day soon to do this.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
She also sent a cute fob that she made, a little pillow, fabric which I already have plans for and Eco Earthy Scents "Fresh Cut Grass" solid perfume, which smells lovely. A couple of patterns. and the white sachet everything is sitting on had Herbata in it, polish tea leaves,which my Mom has already claimed.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
How many scissors does one really need ? Well when they are as cute looking as these, one just won't do. I am really pleased with them. They are light and so nice to handle. They can be found on Ebay from seller rosa0537 She gives great service and is fast.
Here's a photo of an exchange I did with the HOE blog. I had a really hard time parting with this.
This is from the TOSM Dec. 06. It is a Debbie Draper Design.
The bat is from Tantes Zolder. This is only a 1/4 of the design and I like it just as it is, so I may leave it and make a pillow of it.