Monday, December 31, 2007


On Jan 1st 2007 I started the SAL on the Teresa Wentzler castle. I called the dragon Lucky after the luck dragon on the movie The Never Ending Story. [one of my favorites]

I had hoped to have it done but I am soooo close I can feel it. Just a few more days. [bottom left rocks and claw]

I hope this finds you all in the best of times in the NEW YEAR !

"Thank you" for all the lovely comments and the stitching support.

It has been a wonderful year of support from my dear friends and the blogging world of stitching. I have made so many new friends and look forward to making many more.

All the best from Beatrice!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Busy week

I'm sure you are all in the same boat..This time of year can be very busy. I hope you all had some time to indulge in some stitching..I did!!

The teapot has all most got a handle on it and the PL has been a pleasure to work on.
I also worked on the map but not enough to show a photo.

I Hope you have a great weekend.

Stitch with happy fingers!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Beatrice the Barber

Two years ago my Mother made me this Santa getting a hair cut! I just love it and I made it into a cushion. I love that it is a Barber chair with Santa and my name is at the top. I have no Idea where she got the pattern ..We may have it here somewhere in our stash. It was most likely in a magazine. She always had lots of Magazines around.

I thought this would make a lovely Christmas Greeting for all of you from My Mother and I!!!!
I hope you all have a very safe and Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

I did finish these Ornaments this week. I had stitched them in the summer and I almost forgot to finish them. I did quite a few with my Mom for her to give to the staff at the residence. We finished 16 ornaments all total.
So not a lot of stitching being done this week because of the holiday. Our choir is doing quite a bit. We sing this evening at the Christmas eve Mass.

All the Best of the season to all!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

An Old WIP!!!

Last Year my SIL found this chart in a yard sale. She picked it up and my DB cleaned it up on the computer and fixed me a chart. He enlarged the pages and placed a grid on the main photo which was in pretty bad shape..We ended up with a perfect chart and I stated it last fall!...needless to say it ended up in a corner and I decide yesterday that I should start working on it again.
I was working on the PL at the time and well...You know how hard that is hard to put down. I was working on it yesterday thinking today would be a shopping day!
I woke up this morning to more snow so guess what I moved my self over to the frame and took up a needle and worked on the map. It is 35in.sq. So It will take a lot of time but I think I can pick a day to work on it again! Tuesdays maybe!

In the meantime here is a photo of the Paradigm Lost update. This is so fun!I hope those that are in the snow stay safe and warm. And those of you that are in the sun stay safe and cool!
Stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Seasonal stitching

This is what we woke up to this morning . This was taken out of my kitchen window. It snowed all day yesterday we had 25cm. My DH is plowing the driveway. He likes to do it and that suits me just fine. The sun is shining and it is very pretty. I'm happy I didn't drive in it yesterday. We elected to stay home all day.
Better homes
Cross Stitch Christmas Dec 2004
The Cross Stitcher Christmas Special Dec. 2005

This week I did some work on things for Christmas for my Mom so not a lot of a stitching,
I did work on the Castle and Paradigm Lost.
But rather than bore you with updates today I thought iI would share some works I did a couple of years ago.
The Noel I framed myself. I ordered a frame to fit and put it in . It wasn't to hard to do just making sure it was lined up properly..

The star and pointsettas are done in a cubit. I like that look a lot for a small piece. It is 5in. sq.

I will post some update on my wips in a few days.
Stitch with happy fingers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007's here

Misty sent me the most gorgeous Ornament for the exchange we did.
I LOVE IT. Isn't it pretty?? It has lots of beads on it so it sparkles.
She sent with it an Angel Ornament beading kit. I do so love to bead so this will be done before too long.
Thanks again Misty!

I have been working diligently on the Castle the last few days was Back Stitching. And I did lots as you can see!

The bottom left corner rocks is all that is left to stitch.

I hope to have it done by the end of the year because I will start a new project on Jan.1 2008

Today I will work on the Paradigm Lost so I hope you all have a great day and Stitch with Happy fingers.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Let me introduce you!!

This is Oliver my Great Nephew.
He will be 1 in Jan.

He was most impressed with my beads around my neck. He had more fun playing with them than the toys!

I only see him every few months because they live a 3hr drive away. And they are in a snow belt so I don't know when they can get here again.
My Mom was so happy to see him. He is a big boy!!!

I also added a stitch that I did a couple of years ago from a magazine..

I used Whisper for the beard and fur. That was the first time I used it and I like the effect.

I hope to do some stitching today after I get some things done around here!
Have a great day and stitch with happy fingers.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Some up dates

I managed to put a few stitches on PL this week and the Teapot is getting some attention as well.
I did some backstitching on it and I like how it looks.

I have to say I will be working on the castle this weekend but I have company coming tomorrow My nephew and his wife and little great nephew. Oliver will be 1 in Jan. So I look forward to seeing him, it has been 4 months. He is almost walking I here. They are here for their Christmas with my Brother, SIL and family. I wish they didn't live so far away.

I'm off to watch a Canadian sport and pass time Curling on TV. I know they play in the states but not as much as they do here as far as I know . We are both quite addicted and it is a great sport to stitch to, so... the Castle in hand and the rock on the ice...HURRY ...HARD....

Bye for now.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I did a little JOY

Just Cross stitch preview mag. 2007

This is the ornament that I did for Misty. She received it so I felt I could post it.
She doesn't have a blog. I'm still waiting for mine. She said it is in the mail!!

I'm the mean time I have been working on Lucky. He is coming along . Just the bottom left corner left to do and the back stitching of about 1/3 of it still. Tomorrow it the PL day.
I have a lunch to go to and the Theatre in the afternoon. So I will stitch on it in the evening.
Have agreat day and stitch with happy fingers.

Monday, December 3, 2007

My Mistake

It seems I didn't get Karen's blog right so I'll try again, Sorry.
I hope this one works.

What a Week

As you know the flatfold's were done on Wednesday. So that started the busy week.
The rest of the week my spare time was spent finishing this Quilt for my Mother. She stitched the pieces over the last few months and We went to get the fabric in the county a few weeks ago, so this was the week to put it together. She helped me to measure and cut and stitched it after I turned it. She really wanted to be a part of the finish ,she just doesn't use the machine anymore. I was happy to do it for her but I'm not crazy about quilting. [She is 91] I love the way it turned out.
The rest of the week was shopping and choir. Work 10 hrs Friday 9hrs Saturday, Christmas party Sat. Night. Company for the day Sunday after Church. They left at 9pm last night and now I'm resting!!!!Whew!!!
I'm going to do laundry and stitch all day.
We have Snow and Ice outside, so no point in going anywhere.
The roads are so BAD!!!

I'm going to read up on some blogs. Have a look at Karen's blog she got a cute little gift!
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Stitch with happy fingers.