Wednesday, April 28, 2010

There is an awesome giveaway

She is having a party!

What's in your purse?

In Swap-bot we are swapping pictures of our purse content. I thought it would be fun to know what's in my purse... so... I dumped everything on the desk:

and I found there wallet with a cheque book, credit/debit cards, cash and bunch of receipts, a little purse with makeup (see picture below), headset for my MP3 player (couldn't find the player though), reading glasses (that cute pink tube), extra batteries for the camera, camera (just the cover as I'm using it to take the picture), calculator, memory stick, mints, couple pens and a pencil, appointment book, that little white thing is a manicure set and, I couldn't believe my eyes, I found a needle in my purse! A huge one! I think it will be perfect to stitch my chickens (see couple posts down). 

And here is the content from my little purse:

Just a bunch of make-up, couple lip glosses, couple mascara's (one waterproof and the other one makes your lashes look a little longer), lipstick, lip liners, eye brow pencil, eye liner and some eyecicles (shine eye shadows in a tube).

Are you brave enough to show what's in your purse? Take a picture and post on your blog or photo album, and let me know, I would love to see it!

So long friends,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

and I think I have seen everything...

but definitely I'd never see house speaker with an umbrella in the parliament...

Independent Ukraine is trying to cut ties with Moscow but governments don't listen, sign long term agreement and keep economic dependence alive. Eggs and tomatoes were flying...

See this, it's priceless!

So long my friends!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

and here they are,

chickens, my new project, thanks to Lily. 

I absolutely love this chart, but I never stitched on towels before and I'm finding so frustrating to work with them. Fabric is soft and very nice, but the wholes are so big that my needle is constantly slipping away. I changed my needles to bigger size (24), they feel so awkward and huge (normally I'm stitching with 26 and 28) and still disappearing... Any advice?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bingo prize

In our I love Cross Stitch group we have a bingo game. I play it just once in a blue moon and I have won our last game. And the prize is awesome!

A towel and book with charts. I never stitch on towels before, but it doesn't seems to be difficult. And look what pattern I found there: 

Chickens! I love chickens, and that's what I will stitch on the towel. Thank you so much Lily, you couldn't make a better choice.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I have two real finishes!

I can't believe it, I actually finished something this weekend. Kelly, from I love cross stitching, challenged us to have a finish this week. I accepted the challenge and the results are unbelievable!

I long time ago I participated in Rene's hardanger class. I finished stitching alright but never bothered to turn that piece into something... Well, today I turned this beautiful piece into ornament and it is going as a gift to a friend.

 and since my little crystals were out and I was in the mood... I finished this heart. It was waiting some time for a day like today and mind you, this is my first heart ever!

And that's not all! I was also stitching a little. I started on Birds of a Feather from Victoria Sampler, here is the pic:

Not much, but that's the start. I hope that next picture will be better, this one doesn't show true colours...

So long my friends!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

a little update

I received RAK (random act of kindness) from Shelley. She must know that I love tigers. Thank you so much Shelley.

And since the tragedy in Smolensk last Saturday, it is hard for me to stitch on my projects. So I joined the kissing pillow  project through my new guild and somehow I stitch those with a lot of passion. I decided to stitch 10 of them.

And I signed up for cyberclass from Victoria Sampler. The class starts today and it will run for three weeks. I'm working on Birds of a Feather:

I mentioned in earlier post, that this is a group project in the embroidery guild that I joined recently. But we are meeting only once a month and there are some specialty stitches that I think I'll need help with. And this is where the cyberclass will be very handy. For now I'm just preparing fabric and sorting floss but I should have a nice update next week.

So long my friends,

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am in shock...

My pink Saturday turned into Black Saturday. Freddy woke me up at 5 in the morning with a horrifying news, Polish plain crashed in Russia. Polish president and many officials are died in that crash. Russians suggesting that it was a human (pilot) error but how you can trust crooks and liars corrupted Russian government and medias? For sure, Putin is not one of my favorite people... Until black box is find and the truth sees the daylight I am very skeptical in my opinions. As far as I'm concern there is much more to it than just a bad weather and a bad pilot.  I'm very proud of my Polish heritage and this incident hurts so much.

The forest near the crash site has become known as the "forest of death" because of the 1940 massacre of Polish officers and other members of the country's elite captured when Russian forces invaded eastern Poland. Over 20,000 Poles were killed in Katyn.

The massacre, which the Soviet Union long (50 years!) blamed on the Nazis, has been a long-standing sore point (one of many) in Russian-Polish relations. The victims were Polish officers along with many professors, scientists, doctors lawyers, priests and intellectuals.

Just last Wednesday the Russian and Polish prime ministers, Vladimir Putin and Donald Tusk, had honored the murdered Poles in an unprecedented joint ceremony in the Katyn Forest.

President Kaczynski, a true patriot and frequent critic of both Russia and Tusk, was not invited to the ceremony but made it clear he wanted to pay his own tribute. And he paid the price. Ironically 96 passengers, Polish president and top Polish military commanders joined ashes with those murdered in 1940 by Russians on the Russian soil. 

Is the history repeats itself or really it was just a pilot fault? Hard to believe because Poland has the best pilots in the world.

It is Saturday again...

I am so jealous... everybody has beautiful spring flowers and we are having more snow... I dream pink

 but it doesn't help, I think I need to see the world in more positive colours... pink

 My Christmas cactus is blooming again...

you see, even the plant is confused... 

And of course this event would never take place without Miss Beverly from How Sweet The Sound Go visit her and see who's posting this week!
 I hope that Spring will come soon!
Till next, more pink Saturday!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I have joined the Guild!

I am so excited! Yesterday I joined the Guild (Yukon Guild of Needle Arts). I met wonderful group of ladies and I'm hoping to learn new stitches. It is so awesome to be with same minded bunch. I went to couple of meetings before I joined, just to see how I will like it and I absolutely love it. I finally met a girl from the Kustom Krafts yahoo group...she is a vice president of the guild! And here is a pic of our group project:

I have all the supplies, now I need just a little extra time...

Monday, April 5, 2010

How was your weekend?

Mine was fabulous! The weather was good (a little cold but the sun was shining and the sky was blue), the food was excellent and I had a great company. As a grandma-in training I coloured Easter eggs (I haven’t done that in the last ten years). I watch some Easter movies, a little of Jesus Christ Superstar (love the music), King of Kings, Jesus and the first part of new Ben-Hur. Three times I saw Jesus being crucified and three times he has risen again. And I was stitching a little on the Tiger. It is going much slower that I expected, I think just because there is tons of confetti stitches.

Swans are back!

Even though the snow is still on the ground and temperatures are below freezing point we have first signs of spring: the return of the swans (and other waterfowl).  As they head to their nesting grounds further north, the birds gather by the hundreds at M'Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake just minutes from my house. The bay is the first open water in the region and offers them easy access to food. During the peak of the migration (usually mid- to late-April) as many as 2,600 swans have been counted at Swan Haven (I love this name!).

Sunday, April 4, 2010


 All  I need to know  I  learned from the Easter Bunny!

  • Don't  put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Everyone  needs a friend who is all ears.
  • There's no such thing as too much candy. 
  •  All  work and no play can make you a basket case. 
  •  Everyone  is entitled to a bad hare day. 
  •  Let  happy thoughts multiply like rabbits. 
  •  Some body parts should be floppy. 
  •  Keep  your paws off of other people's jelly beans.  
  •  Good  things come in small, sugar coated packages. 
  •  The  grass is always greener in someone else's  basket. 
  •  To  show your true colours, you have to come out of the shell. 
  •  The  best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
  Happy  Easter!  

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's Pink Saturday again!

Hello Dear Friends, happy Easter 

and happy Pink Saturday! Today I want to pay tribute to a dear friend of mine with whom I spent many Saturdays together. They always were fun and pink. And the friend is...  

That's right, the Pink Panther!

And we have two winners from last Pink Saturday: Jayne and Sarah. Congratulations to both of you!

And of course this event would never take place without Miss Beverly from How Sweet The Sound Go visit her and see who's posting this week!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Trip to Mayo

Last couple days I was traveling north. It was not really traveling, but a business trip... just happen that it was to a place that I never visited before. And since I was heading to a place that isn't far away from our destination  where we are planning our stitching in the midnight sun, I was all for it.

I left around noon and after driving couple hundred kilometers I made my fist stop: Braeburn Lodge. How can I miss the biggest cinnamon buns ever?! Look how big they are:

All rivers and lakes are still frozen and believe me, the pictures are not even close to the beauty and peacefulness of the North. 

and a little history on the way...

After 400 km drive I came to real temptation... to see client I should turn right, but midnight stitching will be in Dawson City... maybe I should turn left and just go and check it out??? No, it would be more fun to do new discoveries with friends. And I turned right.

In Mayo I threw myself into work, stitched just a little on the Tiger (pictures will be posted later, after I stitch some more).