Thursday, September 4, 2008

Building my own neighbourhood

I've joined Vonna's MMIRR and I must say I'm a little nervous. I'm very hard on myself when it comes to picking designs and tend to change my mind alot. My initial instinct is to use Brightneedle's Blueberry Lane charts. I like the simplicity of the designs. But I also love the PS ideas others have come up with. But then I also like the CHS charts (the Village, Houses and Shores) Ahh, the dilemma.

Friday, August 29, 2008

SB exchange received

I received the loveliest exchange from Heather on the SBEBB. She made me a pillow using the Scatter Sunshine pattern. Isn't it wonderful. I just love the colors she picked, very soft and springy.

She also included the Stitcher's Roll kit, a couple of tins, some trim, gorgeous butterfly cards and a magnetic bookmark.
Thank you very much Heather, I'll cherish the pillow and happily enjoy the other goodies.
I'll leave you with a shot of the sky over our garage. Pretty, huh.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stitching exchange

Becky from Becky's Stitching Hive put a call out the other day for people to do a personal Hallowe'en stitching exchange with her so I immediately emailed her. I've been on the receiving end of an exchange with Becky once before, and she is an amazing stitcher. I'm looking forward to stitching something for her now. Of course now comes the most stressful part...finding something to stitch. I have several great Hallowe'en charts, and there are plenty available on the'web, but to pick just the right one is so hard. I have narrowed the choices to 4 and just may stitch them all.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Yea pictures!! Look out blog world.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pictures! (i hope)

A couple of weekends ago DD#1 and her synchro team went to the BC Summer games. She and her duet partner came in first and won an overall Silver medal. She was so very happy, can you tell? ( DD#1 on the right, partner on the left)They would have liked to win gold but the other team came in 1st and 3rd for figures, so no gold. The team came in fourth after swimming a very strong routine. Technically and artisticly very strong. They wuz robbed! They truly were better than the 2nd and 3rd place teams.

I have been stitching. I love the latest 'trend' of floss tags. I've done a few now, including this one designed by The Sampler Girl. My heart belongs to the ocean and knew when I saw it that it was meant for me to stitch. Being a Pride and Prejudice lover sealed the deal.

I am also doing some exchanges. I really don't think my partner reads this blog so I feel okay with sharing a pic: frog biscornu front. It's so cute. And darn, I can't remember where I found it.

One last pic. DD#2 at the recent Kamloops Highland Games doing a Fling. I love her kilt in this one.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

like a boiled lobster

DD#2, my parents and I just got back from a trip to Vancouver for the BC Highland Games. DD#2 got a gold in the Hornpipe! Congrats, I'm very proud.
On the down side, after spending about 7 hours outside in 30+ weather, I am now the colour of a lobster and very sore.
I did get the biscornue for the exchange finished. It is so cute! I hope my partner likes it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

living up to my title

I got bored with all the WIPs I have so last week I started Dragon Dreams's Summer's Magic. I am stitching it on a sandy opalescent from Sugar Maple fabrics ( I think) So far I have the left side of the leaflet stitched. I am forcing myself to stick to a rotation so I actually complete some projects.
Mon-Wed: Mirabilia's Winter Queen
Thurs-Fri- DD Summer's Magic
Sat-Sun- current exchange piece
My at work/synchro/highland project is Ink Circles Quackworth. I quite like how this is shaping up. The thread color reminds me of a robin's egg so that is what I am calling it. It only has a number on the tag.
I am a little worried about my Winter Queen. I read more and more about the whisper threads yellowing. I have been leaving it for last, although I did stitch a couple of small areas. If I can find the 'Fuzzy Stuff" that others have mentioned at my LNS I think I will sub it out. My LNS kinda sucks though so I'm not holding my breath.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week! I finally get some days off.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Have you missed me?

I hadn't realized how long it's been since I blogged. I'll have to make an effort to stay up to date.
A quick catchup: DD#1 and her synchro duet partner took home a gold medal at the provincial championships last weekend. This is the second year in a row for them. Way to go girls!! They will also be competeing this routine at the BC Summer Games in Kelowna this July, as well as a team routine.
DD#2 continues to bring home golds and silvers for her highland dancing. She recently won a 1st place trophy for the jig at a competition in Kimberley, BC.
DD#3 has her year end dance recital this weekend, fri through sun. She has to miss her highland dance year end due to scheduling conflics but until they perfect cloning, oh well.
In stitchy news, I'm still working on Winter Queen. I think I'm more than half way finished and had hoped it woulf be done by now, but the weeks seem to fly. I need to allow myself a coupl of guilt free stitching hours a day.Bringing stitching to work isn't a good idea, especially a project with colour changes. I do have a monochrome JBW piece that I work on, and I've started Ink Circles Quackworth. I'm using a J&P Coates thread in muted pink-beige-green on Coffee Bean. I think it will look alright.
I'm also in the planning stages of a celtic knot quilt. I'm trying to figure out how to calculate yardage from a 4" stamp.
~~i'm posting from work, there are times that I HATE dealing with the public. How can one person ruin a great day??~~