Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's a Start

Yesterday was the day Kathy went across the border..BOO HOO... so she made the Decision that is when she was starting the Paradigm Lost. So needless to say I did too.
I know I'm not alone. I will post a photo on the Snowbird SAL as well, have a look at how many folks are doing the SAL. Most are starting today and tomorrow which is great, so there will be post for a day or 2.

In the mean time I started my Ornament exchange. I had to work but it wasn't busy so I managed a small bit.
I won't post that until my partner has received it in Nov. I love the exchanges.

Have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone.
Stay safe.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Worked on Lucky

Hi All. Thank you for all of your lovely comments.
We had a wonderful weekend even though I did work on Friday and Saturday. I enjoyed my evening.....Watched the world series ball game and STITCHED. Lucky got a lot of attention and he is coming along.
Sunday the weather was gorgeous and was a none stitching day but spent all day with my family and had a wonderful dinner at my DB and DSL with my DH and Mom.

Today will be Tour des Marques after I do all those awful houseworky things..LOL.

Just a quick note I want to thank Kim ..The real life adventures...for the comment about finding a lost post. She emailed me with the info...Google reader and I will be studying that! apparently we CAN find it there. [I need to do some homework]
So I ask you readers to have a look at her blog she is a lovely stitcher and I'm sure would like to hear from my stitching friends as well.

Have a great day and stitch with happy fingers.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Dance for the tree

I'm off to Chior practice so just a quick note to tell you that I finished the tree, See the word CHRISTMAS. I love the green on red..It looks gold with the Krenik.015 and 907 DMC .

Today was teapot day for me at the Thursday stitching group.
We had a good day except we had to say farewell to our Snowbirds Kathy and Angie.
We will miss them both. Take care of yourselves ladies see you in the spring.

Kathy and I will see each other in January.They come home for a break with the grandchildren.
Otherwise we will be in touch on the SAL blog..

Got to go. I'll be working the next 2 days but I will look in when I can.
Thank you for all your comments and stitch with happy fingers.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Itty bitty fob

Last week I bought a bit of Navy Blue even weave from Knowledge and Needles. So I decided to make this little fob.
It is 2" square. I used a DMC verigated thread.
The pattern is from Paradigm lost. Both sides.
The motif and the B.
It turned out pretty nice I think.
It was just for fun.

Today I was talking to Kathy and realized I hadn't posted my Witch finished she is.

Now I have to apologize, it seems I deleted my last post.
When I was doing this one I had put the wrong photo up so I deleted it and started over. when I looked at it I realized that I had clicked the wrong one .We tried everything to recover it but no luck. I guess when it's gone it's gone.
I feel bad because it was Becky's biscornu one and I do still have the photo. Thank goodness for that.
Thank you for the comments. I do get them on Email so I have those!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Here's my Photo

Last night blogger wasn't taking pictures so here is Lucky with a bit of tail happening.
The castle is finished and I have lots of rocks and Backstitching to do. But it's getting there.

I will show some progress on some other things later.. Now I'm of to watch the ball game.
Stitch with happy fingers folks.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Just a bit more!

Blogger isn't taking photo's tonight so I'll try to put my Tw Castle on tomorrow.
I was able to add to it quite a bit even though I had to work Friday and Saturday. I stitched both evenings.
I also did a little on the Teapot on Thursday.
Sorry no pictures yet.
See you tomorrow.
Have a good night.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Oh what fun !!

Yesterday I received the Christmas charts that Suzanne of Squasiandthechicken sent me from Australia. Awhile back she had a little contest and I won these lovely charts.
I will have fun stitching some for this year...I do have a couple of months...right???
I have to share them with my Mom she loved them too!!
This week I did do some work on the Castle but I didn't take a photo yet. I will share that with you after the weekend.. I intend to work on it lots. I'm at the point where I want to finish it soon.
I will be working for the next 2 days so I won't get too much done.
Any way.
THANK YOU very much for the charts Suzanne. I will enjoy them a lot!!!!!
What a sweet thing to do. I'm touched.
Stitch with happy fingers everyone!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You make me smile award

I have been included in the you make me smile award by TEEJAY and SQUASI .
Thank you for making me smile as well . I feel honored to be part of this.

"The rules are you have to pass it on to 10 people who make you smile."

It's fun to read comments from all you lovely people.
Now the trick is I have to pick 10 that make me smile and I can't say that will be easy because you all do.
All of you make me smile every time I receive a comment.

See I'll cheat because I all ready added Teejays and Squasi's link.
So now 10 more
Oh Dear please don't be insulted if you're not on here.
This will put a few more blogs out there.

Kathy a of Kathy sit and stitch

Ann of Knowledge and needles

Becky of Stitchin' post

Judy of crazy4books

Lynn of Kearnels korners

Renea of needle and I

Vonna of Twisted stitcher

Wendy of home at work

Christin of Christinsramblings

Dani Black belt stitching wizard

This is a fun way of sharing their blogs with others, And Thank you for making me Smile.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This is the one I made

About a month ago some of us joined a Biscornu exchange with Dani.
Well this is the one I made for Becky.
I heard from her yesterday and she said it arrived, so now I can show it off.
I love how it turned out and I'm so happy she said she Loves it.

It was my first exchange and I was a bit nervous about sending something to someone I don't know.. but thanks to this exchange I feel I have made a new friend in Becky.
We have been in touch and that is so nice!!

I'm am waiting for mine to arrive and when it does I will share a photo of it for you.

I'm going to stitch on the TW castle a bit today. I'm trying to get closer to a finish on it.
Have a great day

Monday, October 15, 2007

Dragon Dreams freebie

Last year I stitched this little dragon for my DH for his birthday. April is the month of the diamond and this little guy is holding one. It was a freebie on the Dragon Dreams Site and was given to me by a friend.

I also have a bit of an update on my TW castle.
Things are coming along pretty good with it.
I won't be finished before I start the,
Paradigm Lost...Longdogs Samplers. But it will be reasonably close.

Please have a look at the new blog set up for a SAL if you haven't yet. We are open for stitchers to join. I will be doing PL.

I'm off to watch the Baseball game on TV.
I love it I can stitch and listen. The replays are wonderful.
Have a great day!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Biscornu for a friend

This Thursday Kathy and I gave a friend of ours a biscornu at the Thursday stitching group.
Judy has been working on a piece for a year or more and always says she will be glad when she never has to see another.. *#*:"!!..cow.
Well the piece is a barnyard and has cows with quits on them and lots of trees....It's huge.
Any way we figure she will miss her cows because she is making it for her made some of her own.
Kathy did one side and I did the other the same.
While she was in Texas I put it together and then we gave it to her this week.
It is so funny and I know she loved it,
Now she has to put it under lock and key so her DD doesn't steal it from her .LOL
We enjoyed making it for you Judy [She doesn't blog but does read them]
So Kathy here are the Photo's ! Aren't they cute??

oh yes here are the Photo's of the pillows I made for Dani and Christin.
And the pillow I made for Kathy.
I guess I was busy over the last couple of weeks,
I still have a biscornu out there and can't show it yet.
Have a great day all and Stitch with happy fingers1

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Round Robin

A couple of years ago we talked about doing a Round Robin at our Thursday stitching group and so I was elected to pick out the first one. This is mine...I picked out the freebie International bears and we all stitched one. When they were done I put it together as a lap quilt...My first attempt at that as well.
I am so proud of this piece! It is on the bed all the time so I can see it every day.

This week I stitched a few stitches on a few pieces! Not much to show. That is why I showed the quilt.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stitch with happy fingers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A little more SAL on Tour

Yesterday I was a day late with my Tour des Marques SAL. But last night I put in 3 hrs. I vegged in front of the TV and got caught up on the new shows. with needle in hand so it was good.
I'm really impressed with a show called Tudors...But it is on CBC so I don't know if it is in the USA.
There is a link for it HERE
if you want to find out more.

The colors are changing very fast and I like the yellow as well as the reds.
I'm going to try to stitch this afternoon on my Christmas..M designs.
There is a new blog to check out if you are interested, It is a SAL blog called The Snowird's Blog

Stitch with happy fingers all.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Castle progress again

Well it's been a lovely long weekend for us Canadians...Thanksgiving...I hope those of you in Canada that celebrated had a great time!
It hard to believe we had 27*C weather almost all weekend. Hot and Humid!
The family was here for dinner yesterday, so not a lot of stitching, But Sat. I managed to do a whole lot of back stitching on the Castle.
I'm almost 3/4's done.
Today I was away all day so I'm tired and off to bed soon.
Hope you all have a great day.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Wow !!! What a surprise

Wow ,,, when I came home from work this evening I had a surprise waiting for me!!!
Christin has once again enabled me. And sent a wonderful gift.
A package of specialty thread for a SAL that we will be starting on Jan.01/08.
I am overwhelmed by her Generosity . The threads are lovely.

Thank you so much Christin!!!

I have added a photo of the chart I purchased.this summer..It is the MOONLIGHT GUARDIAN by Dragon Dreams. Isn't he cute I love Dragons so it will be so much fun.
I'm off to work on Lucky my TW castle so it will be finished before I start this one.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Does it look like a Teapot?

This afternoon was our stitching afternoon at Knowledge and Needles. We had a very good time as usual. good laughs and good company.
This week I actually got some stitching done on my teapot. I do believe that it looks like one don't you???
I have to work tomorrow so have a good night all.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Yippee. I got it.

Yesterday I went to Kingston to help my DSIL clean up some things at our Aunts house. So I took the opportunity to go to Chapters. I was so happy to find the ornament magazine. We have been looking for it for weeks.
I picked up an Extra one for Kathy as she is away. I would never live it down if I only bought one...LOLNot having been able to do much stitching yesterday I thought I would share this piece with you.
I stitched it last year for Halloween.
I did a bit of quilted finish on It. I'm not much of a quilter but I enjoyed doing this !!!!
I found the chart in an older magazine. [Maybe a year or two.] I'm sure I can find it if I need to.

The weather today is so nice 24*C and a nice breeze. Hard to believe it's October.
Well have a great day everyone and Stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, October 1, 2007

SAL on the tower

Today was a productive day. Sometimes you just have to relax and today was a day for that. Other than the regular housework and laundry thing...I had a great day.
Thank you all for your comments. I had too much on my plate. I am getting back on track and the Tour des Marques is one thing that was neglected. I managed to put a few stitches on it and I enjoyed it a lot.

The Halloween is a piece that my Mom did and I finished it for her yesterday. I love how it turned out.!!!
I do most of her finishes for her now. It's easier for me here at home. Her room is small so all the finishing supplies are stored here. I laced this and put quilting batting under it and covered the back with Mat board added the ribbon to hang it before I put the back on.

She Hangs these on her door at the retirement center where she lives and people are always looking for a new piece.
It is so nice to hear from you and I look forward to your comments. Have a great day and stitch with happy fingers.