Sunday, January 18, 2009

First Finish of 2009

This is Mere Noel by Corinne Rigaudeau of Tralala. I stitched 2 over 2 with DMC threads on 32 count Lambswool Jobelan.

Oh my gosh I just realized I didn't give the birds their legs! Ooops! I'll have to go back and stitch those before I forget again. :-)

I plan to make this into a cushion to display for the holidays next year. It might be difficult to find just the right backing fabric now, but I'll be on the lookout. Maybe I'll have to go shopping in my mom's fabric stash.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009


I thought I would share some pics of my WIPs today. First up is Theresa Wentzler's Floral Bellpull. This has been a WIP for too many years to count. I put a few stitches in it last week and I'm seriously considering finishing up this square and having it framed as is. Next is Preamble Sampler. I'm don't know what's holding me up on this one, other than I really don't like to stitch words. It's really beautiful though and I'm hoping to get this one finished in 2009.
Last is Mere Noel. I started this one last week and I love it. I'm out of 221 (actually my mom is because I borrowed what you see from her). Bill is going to pick up some for me today when he goes out so this one should be finished before too long.

On that note - Bill said he would stop and get my floss for me if my list wouldn't embarrass him. I asked him how I could possibly embarrass him at JoAnn's and he said by having him pick up only 3 skeins of floss. !!! I really only need one, but now I'll have to create a bigger list so he won't be embarrassed. Yay!
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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Christmas Blessings and Coughing on the Couch

Happy Holidays to my blog friends!

Christmas was wonderful for us. Very busy trying to get around to see everyone, but wonderful none the less.

Cheese enjoyed his presents and spent most of the day with his new Nintendo DS.

The best part about Christmas was that my whole family was together. For reasons I won't get into, our relationship with my niece and nephews has been fragile over the last few years. Things have improved and all three of them were able to join us for Christmas dinner. I sincerely hope this is the first step toward mending the ties between us. I've missed them terribly and I've vowed to do my part in keeping in touch with them.

The day after Christmas I didn't feel too well. I thought it was just a cold, but it turned into something more. I've been on the couch all week trying not to cough. I did go to the doctor on Monday, but I think I'm allergic to the antibiotics he gave me. I had huge plans to finish Cheese's bedroom this week, but I've done absolutely nothing. I'm still coughing quite a bit and if it doesn't slow down by Monday, I'll go back to the doc.

I have been stitching in between coughing spells and naps. I'm hoping to do more today and tomorrow before I share a pciture.

I'll leave you with two pictures of the cats. Shadow crawled in this bag and stuck his head through the handle. It's a cute picture and I did get him out and put the bag away before he got himself caught in there. Libby was enjoying the festivities, waiting for a stray piece of ribbon or a bow to play with.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Exciting Times!

What a great month December is turning out to be. Bill proposed to me Saturday night and presented me with a gorgeous engagement ring. We have not set a date yet, but we are both very happy!
Cheese had his winter concert tonight. I made him pose for several pictures because he doesn't get to dress up too often.Tomorrow I have the day off and my mom and I are going shopping. I hope to get most of the rest of my shopping done so I can enjoy the season. Tomorrow also is the anniversary of the death of my best friend Lori. I always take the day off and do something fun and try to remember the fun times I had with Lori and what a great spirit she had. Godspeed, my friend.

Hug your loved ones and enjoy your family and friends each and every time you see them.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

LHN Holly & Berries

I don't think I've ever enjoyed stitching a design as much as I've enjoyed this one. From start to finish I loved every single stitch. The design is from Little House Needleworks and is called Holly & Berries. It is stitched over 2 on Summer Khaki linen using the DMC called for in the pattern. The only change I made was to outline using the darkest green instead of the brown.

I think I will eventually finish it into a cube to sit on the mantle. I stitched this on one corner of a large piece of linen and I'm seriously considering stitching it 2 more times for Christmas gifts. I'm going to stitch something else that hopefully won't take too long and let this finish sit for a week or so.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Kristin tagged me to share 6 things about me.The rules are as following:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Six random things about me.....hmmm.....
1. I count everything - steps, poles, cars, people - but not consciously.
2. I'm in charge of a million dollar project at work.
3. I would love to be a librarian.
4. My favorite TV show is Monk.
5. I would rather not go to a function than be late.
6. It makes me very happy and relaxed if I know all of the shoes in the house are sitting nicely together in pairs.

If you haven't posted your random facts - consider yourself tagged!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I made this cute little floss tag as a thank you for a friend of mine. The flower came from LHN's Nature's Beauty but I did change the floss colors. I'm having a great time with my new Crop-a-dile. I just wish I could find some book rings in different colors.
Yesterday I started Holly and Berries by LHN and I'm loving every stitch. Maybe I'll have a progress picture soon.

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