Friday, November 30, 2007

Lots of Fun

My Internet wasn't working so it took me a while to get this posted.

On Wednes day a few of us got together to make some flat folds .

We had so much fun, Barb was there to assist us and guide us through the process. When there are a few people it is much more fun. We laugh and glued and then had tea and cookies thanks to Ann
of Knowledge and Needles.
She has also put up a few photos. check it out. She wrote what they all are so I won't repeat.

Thanks Barb for all your help and Thanks Ann for your hospitality!!! She made cookies for us yummmmm! See even one of her dogs Molly was trying to convince Mom she should have one too!!.

I'm off to work today so have a good day all and stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, November 26, 2007

More wall .

I was finally able to sit down tonight and stitch on the Tour des Marques. I can even see where I'm building another wall. There are many color changes in this, but.. an interesting piece.

We are off to visit my DH's parents tomorrow . They are in a nursing home about an hour away. So the day will be booked up. I will take some stitching but I don't expect I'll do much. I like to have it in the car in case we get held up some where on the road!
The weather doesn't look good and if it is bad we won't go...We'll hold off for a day or so. They are both doing well just elderly and need some care!

Take care and thank you for your great comments.
Stitch with happy fingers.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Some catching up!

I don't have much to show you from the last few days...Oh a little on the castle but not much to see on that.

This was stitched by me in Dec. of 2005.
It is Starry night by Prairie schooler.
I think it is so pretty, Very sparkly!There are 5 more in the book no.109. I will have to do some more. I framed it myself!

This week has been very busy.
We did the renovations in the kitchen I have posted a before and after for you.

The bench in the alcove was a catch all and my computer desk was on the other side and very small.
So.....I said one day I wouldn't mind if the bench was gone and a desk put in. So....

Here it is..It's not finished yet but you get the idea. I'm actually putting a TV on the small desk on the side. That was the desk I had across from it on the other wall.
When I get all the things back on the wall I will post it again.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Stitch with happy fingers.!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stash for Moonlight Guardian

Last weekend at the retreat I managed to pick up the rest of the fibers that I needed for the Moonlight guardian by Dragon dreams.

I had bought the chart in the summer when I was asked to join Christin and Dani in a SAL starting Jan.1st 2008.

Christin the enabler [thanks again] sent me a bundle of specialty threads to start the kit and my Fabric is on order so it will be here on time!

This is week4 of PL and I hate to put it down.

I'm going to stitch with the ladies of the Thursday Group today...teapot day.
I hope the weather holds out. It's been freezing rain and a bit of snow. -3*c. I have choir practice tonight so I hope I can go there as well!
Have a great day all and please stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, November 19, 2007

We had a Blast !!!!!

Judy...... Ann

Ann..... Burk....... Rebecca

Anne...... Ken

Sharon...... Me

Well I promised some photos so here they are.

I picked a few to try to cover everyone. There were thirteen of us and the two gentlemen are the owner of the Butler Creek B&B. They are wonderful hosts and we were given full reign of the house. Butler Creek has been sold and we will miss them. Now we'll look for something new...AWWWW.
We had hor'durves in the evening on Friday prepared by 3 of the ladies and then stitched until midnight .
Saturday we had A beautiful breakfast and stitched.
Lunch..most of us are in the photo

Lunch was at Knowledge and Needles...Ann hosted...And her DH Dan prepared the lovely lunch for us. He did a great job and served it at the table so we all ate at once. It was a lovely hot meal with all the trimmings.
After spending some time and money in Ann neat little store we were off again to do some stitching.
We all brought food for a Pot luck and ate again...Ohhh the food was so goooood.
Later we had a great 7layer dip with nachos that one of the girls brought so we ate again! Are you getting the picture, eat... stitch... eat... " Very little sleep "I think it was1:30pm before we went to bed again.
Sunday morning another breakfast and stitched 'til noon.
We were ready to go. Some people had a ways to travel so we said our farewells and were off.

I did get a lot of stitching done on Lucky which I will share.




I love how it is looking.

Thanks to you all for letting me share our great weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

PL update

This my update on the PL . I should have finished the motif but I got too tired.
This is the weekend for the fall stitching retreat so I will see you with photos and lots of stitching progress on Monday.
Have a good weekend all and stitch with happy fingers!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

We're painting

I haven't stitched for a day or 2 because we are doing some renovating and I had to shop for paint and i did some priming on the new drywall.
Yuck. Not my favorite thing to do. DH will do the painting.
I will post a photo when it is all done.

I needed to share this bear with you. A lady that works at the retirement home where my Mom lives made this out of old jewelry. He stand about 20inches high and is just gorgeous. He is sitting on a lazy susan and is just as wonderful on the back. They are selling it at a silent auction for there entertainment fund.
Starting at $250.00 , I hope they do well !!!

I'm off to stitch on PL and will post tomorrow.on the SAL blog.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rainyday Monday

Today I went to a quilting store in the County to bye some fabric to finish my Mothers Dutch people.
While we were there we had lunch in a nice little restaurant, with a friend of mine that sings in the choir with me and is also a lovely stitcher.
The three of us had a great time at her place showing off our WIP's after lunch. It was a wonderful way to spend a rainy day.

I didn't stitch much yesterday but Saturday I worked on the castle.

I hope you all had a good weekend and got lots of stitching done.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

It's a little teapot

A bit of a crazy week for me so I haven't stitched since Thursday here is my teapot update.
It's looking pretty cute . I'm going to do a bit of back stitching before I go any further on it. I don't want to do it all at once. [I've started on the middle leaf]

Tonight is castle night so good night all !!!
Stitch with happy fingers.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A quick update on PL

Here is my update on the Paradigm Lost. What fun it is to stitch!! I'm happy with the two colors I have chosen! I can't wait to stitch on it again next week.

This little Giraffe was stitched by me last summer when I redecorated my Bathroom.
Kathy helped by putting up a border of a jungle theme. I received this little freebie and the material around it is my window topper that I made.

I'm off to the Thursday stitching group to work on the teapot and visit with my Stitching friends in the area.
Have a great day and stitch with happy fingers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tour update again

It seems the gremlins have been at it again.
The post I did didn't take so here we go again.
The Tour des Marques got my attention for the first time in 2 weeks. Things have been getting out of hand and I had to put it aside for a couple of weeks but look... here it it.
I did a lot on it yesterday which was fun. Lots of confetti stitches and color changes. It doesn't look like much but I feel I did a good chunk!!
Tomorrow Is Paradigm Lost day for me and I will post on the SAL blog

I hope to see a lot of the progress on both CdC and PL.
Have a good night .
Thanks Teejay for letting me know the post didn't take. Whoops
Stitch with happy fingers.

Tour update.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Very Little

I have very little to show today because I'm working on a couple of ornaments...1 is the exchange and 1 is a gift.. I will post them when they are delivered.
The Castle has a lot of Backstitching done this weekend. So again very little to show unless you look real close.
I love this piece it is a lot of fun. Probably one of the easier TW's. But still a challenge. Lots of blends and quarter stitches.
Take care all have a good day!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

She's tucked away.

Today my WITCH has been put away with all the other Ghostly paraphernalia. I will miss them all.

This photo is of a piece that I started about 20 years ago. I thought I was ready. Needless to say My mom finished it for me. I actually hung the witch in it's place for a month.

The black work was done by me and she did the rest.
I had it framed and it has hung in my kitchen [where ever] ever since. It is one of my favorites. I searched for the chart but it seems it was passed on a long time ago.
So I know nothing about it ...but I love it.

I hope you all had a lovely Halloween and stayed safe.
We do not get any kids at all. As a matter of fact we have had 4 kids [ all at once... whew] in 10 years. I always keep chocolate bars for them in case they come...If only they knew!!!

Today was our 10th anniversary of the day we moved into this house. Last week we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary as well.
It was a busy week. Then and now.
Well I'm off to Choir practice.
Have a nice night all and thank you for the wonderful comments!!