Friday, January 25, 2008

I have been Stitching

I am on a roll. I have been stitching every night. I don't feel like it and then about 10pm I get in the mood and stitch until 1am. Not good for the tiredness but since I usually sleep in until about 9 or 10am I guess it is okay. So I thought I would share with you some of my stitching. This time I am going to add links. Well I will try. I am using webshots. hahaha So here is my Wiehenburg Mystery progress so far. Page 1. And then I am doing Mary Thompson which is an Ackworth Quaker Sampler as part of a SAL and finally I have been doing a bit of work on Carriage House Samplings Quaker Stocking. I love these stockings and hope to do them all. That is all for now but I will have some more updates soon as I have other things to show.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's Finished

If I could happy dance like our Cathy I would certainly be doing that. I have never seen a girl display happiness quite so perfectly as Cathy does. Bless her!! Anyway that is not what I am typing about.
Yes it is true. I have finished and you guessed it. St Sofia is done, it is complete. The finish time was 1.26am this morning.
I also had another wee finish last Thursday night. It is a small Lorri Birmingham kit I was given for Christmas. I have put it together as an ornament but......I got over finishing it and I have not yet made the cord to put around it. Slack I know.
So that is my unusually short post but I am supposed to be working.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A bit of a Yak

Thought I would have a bit of a chat otherwise it will be forever before I get around to it. I have no photos. I can't be bothered taking them. I might get Jacob to take some when he comes over tomorrow.

So Lindsay was 2 on Saturday. Where does the time go? I don't think she is a big Maine Coon girl. She just loves to be outside in the back garden during the day and runs around with her tail held up high. It reminds me of a horses main as they gallop through the fields. She hates being brushed much to the dismay of Anthony who now wears some of her protest scratches on his nose. Yep I should say that Lindsay pretty well does what she like. Well not always as she has to come inside late afternoon.

On the stitching front life is good. I am so motivated still. It has been at least a year if not slightly more since the mojo has re-entered my life. I have signed up for everything that presents itself on all the groups and boards I belong to. Not exchanges because really I still can't really cope with them. So tonight I have decided that I am never going to get my piece of fabric dyed to do the Wiehenburg Mystery sampler on. I have found a nice piece of 40 count in my stash that will do. I hope I still have found Down Under Blue by Dinky Dyes. I started Rosewood Manor's ABC Tapestry on 34 count Weddigen linen. I am stitching it with yet another Dinky Dye silk called Mingenew. No good looking for them yet as they are new releases at Nashville. There is a story as to why I have them already. The fabric colour for the ABC is what I would call Antique Ivory. My new favourite colour fabric. I started before the new year came in as a SAL on Mary Thompson which is an Ackworth Sampler (the chart is in the dust cover of the big Ackworth Book realeased last year. Tonight I am also starting a little Lorri Birmingham kit I got for Christmas. I am so near to finishing St Sofia by Papillon Creation. I am on the last page which is the bottom right hand corner of the outside border. I have stitched quite a bit of it. I tell you I will be happy when it is finished. I have decided to go in a SAL with some girls of the Drawn Thread's Marriage of the Minds. Oh and I have started Little House Needleworks "Tree of Life".

I went through everything last night and have chosen another about 12 designs to start. I also got out some of my wips/ufo's to stitch on. Did I mention that I boxed everything up and tidied it away because I couldn't stand the mess in my stitching room. The downside is that I need to go through the boxes to find things. I am joining the monthly challenge at the Haed BB and do you think I can find my QS I have? No I can't, so it looks like I will be stitching on the Winter Dreaming piece I started last year. So back into the boxes tomorrow to get some stitching on it.

I leave this on a sad note. My friend Sue has just phone to tell me her little brother Tim died of a massive heart attack on Saturday morning. He was only 45. How sad is that? Tim lived a busy life and did everything he ever wanted to. He even won a lot of money on Lotto. He survived a broken back. As I said to Sue.....Well we know the reason that that all the good luck happened to Tim because there was a greater plan that we didn't know about. He leaves behind a wife and three children. They were a tight knit family and I know that they will need the love of everyone around them to help them through the tough time ahead.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Christmas Holidays update and 2008 stuff

Well I thought I had nothing to say. Haha that will be the day you say. Well my family would anyway. Then I remembered we have had Christmas and there are goals to talk about etc.

We had a lovely Christmas despite the heat. My family were good and kind to me. Mary Lyn made the salads and everyone pitched in so it was not too much work for me. That was good because I sort of could not have done it this christmas. I only had the most minimal decorations up this year. I got a Laptop bag from my family. It is a crumpler and apparently a good one. I like it anyway. I also got a cordless mouse. The little thingy that goes on the side so it works is super tiny and I shouldn't be able to break it off if I forget to take it out. Shouldn't be able to is the operative word. I got lots of other stuff too that I was more than happy with.

Last year's stitching was a good one for me. I didn't quite manage to finish as many as I wanted to due to being very fatigued with good old fibro. I did however start somewhere between 40 and 50 projects. I plan to do the same again this year. I finished 12 projects altogether. They are

Cloister Garden by Drawn Thread
Barnabee's Quest by Just Nan

These two were UFO's so I was well pleased with that

I also started and finished this year

Nita's Heart by Better, Homes and Gardens freebie
Never Too Much Stash freebie by 4 My Boys
French Country Rooster by JBW
French Counrty Cat by JBW
Squirrel by Carriage House Sampling
Needle In A Garden By Just Nan
Thanks a Bunch by Just Nan
Butterfly design freebie by My Aunts Attic
Another design freebie by My Aunts Attic
Freebie exclusive for CDU by Monasterium Designs
Stitcher's Needleroll and Scissor Fob by The Cats Whiskers

Woohoo there is 1 more than I remembered so I finished 13 projects all together. How good is that?

2008 stitching will bring definitely

A finish of St Sofia by Papillon Creations. I had hoped to finish it this year but just ran out of steam

I would also like to start another 40 to 50 projects again this year with another at least 12 projects to finish. More would be good. We will see.

I end this long and tortuous rambling by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.