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Monday, March 29, 2010

He's Back

The other day I noticed the eagle was back. This is very unusual as he only comes for about 2 weeks in February.

Last night we had a bit of a storm, windy and raining all night long. This morning it was fairly nice and then BAM poured rain like there was no tomorrow. This lasted a couple of hours and now has stopped and the sun is trying to come out.

I went to Michael's this morning to buy some DMC to finish off a couple of things. This is when I got caught in the rain storm, not nice.

So now I am off to put those last stitches in so I will have something stitchy to show next time.

PS Soon after I posted this, the sun disappeared the rain started and we have lighting and thunder...crazy weather !

Monday, March 22, 2010


40ct white linen
I started this one, maybe a year ago and had the border and the word Apples done. A couple of days ago I was looking for something and came across it and decided it was about time to finish it. My first cube finish and I'm really not pleased with it. I was stingy on the needles and didn't get the stitched piece as snug and straight as I should have, I rushed it too much. Oh well it's staying home and going to sit on my kitchen island to remind me to eat my apples.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's day

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


32 ct. unknown with DMC 310
For some reason when I saw this I felt the need to stitch it right away. It seemed to take a long time, but in reality it was only a couple of days.
I have a couple of St. Patrick day items I would like to stitch, but would never get them done by tomorrow, so I am going to see what I have for spring. Speaking of Spring, ours has seemed to disappear. I'm finding it rather gloomy and colder than it should be.
On a rather sad note, I just got an e-mail from my LNS that they will be closing April 30th, after 35 years. Not sure why they are closing, if business is bad or it's for personal reasons. Right now all sales are final, but I'm guessing there will discounts soon. Guess I'll have to stock up on some stash :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shamrock Biscornu and Fob

Here's another cute design from Nic Wray of Linden Bee Designs

I stitched these on 14 ct. white adia with DMC and yes those scissors are from Yuko. I was very surprised at how sharp they are. I'm very pleased with them.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring Snow

It was bad enough that the wind kept me up half the night, this is what I woke up to this morning !

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Joy and Rain

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Everything and everyone here is fine, time just has a way of flying by. My arm is better and the foot, well it's better too, although by the end of the day it tends to be a bit sore and puffed, telling me I'm carrying too much weight around :)

I've been stitching a lot of different things. I'll get 3/4 through one and can't find a color I need, put it aside and start another and the same thing happens. I need to put my floss away after each use and not just "throw aside" in a basket or bag for doing later.
Here are a couple that I did manage to finsh. Well I still need to do the beads on Joy, but if I forget it will still look ok.

32 ct. cream linen
by Nic Wray
28 ct. antique white evenweave