Cross Stitch Happy

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I believe I am being stalked. Last week I was driving along when suddenly there was a speck on my windshield. I took a good look and realized it was a Ladybug on the inside of my window. I watched as it crawled up and disappeared. I stopped to do some shopping and when I got back to the car, it was sitting on top. I had thought it crawled through the sun roof. Okay maybe I'm giving it a lot of credit, but it must have gotten into the car the same way. That was last Thursday. Yesterday there was one on the inside of the drivers door window. I just opened the window a bit and let her go. Now I did think it strange that within a few days I would see 2 ladybugs in my car. Well, today after work I get to my car and sitting on the hood waiting is another Ladybug. The sunroof was closed, so she couldn't get in :) I know they are supposed to be considered good luck, so maybe something great will happen for me.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This and That of Smalls

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.

I'm off to stitch the challenge at Let's Stitch I have a freebie pattern that I've been wanting to to do for awhile now.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

B is for Black Bird

I received this lovely pillow ornament
from Anna, as part of the PS exchange
in HOE. I can't begin to tell you how
lovely it is, my picture does not do it

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

This and That

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.

Well that's This and That for this week. Happy Thanksgiving to fellow Canadians !

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Blogoversary Drawing

The names I drew were Dovile and Rachel. Please send me your mailing address, mine is in my profile. I'll have the gift bags out to you later this week. Hope you will like them.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Yesterday's Stash

These are photos of the rest of yesterday's shopping. At the top we have
Sitting Pretty by Mosey 'n Me, I fell in love with the crow's eye, yeah I know call me crazy ! The cutesy elephants are by Heart Strings. It's a series called Noah and Company and they had all sorts of animals designed similar to this one. These are laying on top of the floss I got.
Next we have the $5.00 bundle of fabric. I've already made a fob out of one of the smaller pieces, just need to sew it together. The pieces laying on the bottom are longer than the top ones. And lastly we have Checkerbird by HIH. It's a kit with chart, linen and pillow included. I thought the bird was pinkish, which is one of the reasons I liked it. I didn't take a close look at the back of the package, so didn't see that the pillow was black with pumpkins. I looked at the threads it calls for and the bird is Sampler Thread Nutmeg, that's right not in the pink family at all. I noticed a small part of one edge of the pillow looks sun-bleached and I'm wondering if that is what happened to the picture, after all the store had it sitting by the window. I really like the design, so am going to stitch it up and hope it ends up looking okay.
PS: Happy Birthday Tiger, she is 9 years old today.

Deception Pass

I was up early this morning to go to Bellingham. Since it was a nice day I went all the way to Whidbey Island to Anacortes to shop at Ana-Cross Stitch. I picked up some WDW and Shaker floss, the May-August HIH monthly markings, L*K Hocus Pocus, a couple of Bent Creek holiday charts and a really cute elephant design by Heart Strings. Then I noticed a bin with fabric scraps, about a dozen pieces wrapped in ribbon for $5.00. They are big enough for a fob or ornament, various colors, I couldn't resist and got 2. At the end of the block from the shop is this fire hydrant/fountain.

When I left there and since it was still early, thought I would "hop" over to Oak Harbour and check out their cross stitch shop. It wasn't where I last saw it and apparently no longer exists. Good thing I like to drive and was able to take some pictures along they way or I would be very upset. Well I am, but serves me right for not checking first.

These are a few of the photos I took.
When I got back to Bellingham I went to J&J Needle Arts shop. I was there about a year ago, only to find that they had closed. I thought maybe they had retired, but was surprised to find they had only moved to another location. I did buy a couple of things, which I will share next time. I'm too tired to get up and see what it was *LOL*
And speaking of tired, I must get to bed, it has been a very long day. Tomorrow I get to rest and then I'm working for 2 days, so that means getting up early again.