Monday, November 18, 2013

Wipocalypse, IHSW - oh my!

All in same weekend - the full moon that reminds me of 2013 WIPocalypse update, third weekend of the month where I should just hermit and stitch! And I really, really wanted to stitch but work got on the way. Regardless these  I manage to spare a few minutes to grab the needle and floss. Here is my progress from last weekend:

 slowly but surely eventually will get done...

and here is a lovely new start, a freebie from Plum Street Samplers. 

Now off to check other bloggers what they have been doing over the weekend.

So long my friends,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Stitchy weekend

It was a long weekend and a stitchy one! I was working on Halloween House - it's a very slow going but going

and I finished part one of 'Positive Thinking' SAL

and I even made a few stitches on 'Songs of the Season'

Some of you were asking about my Frosty Girl, here is her little video taken just a few days ago (November 6th)

and yesterday I was trying to capture some icicles on the shore

 icicles after windy day

 Frosty Girl

Marsh Lake

Normally this time of the year the lake is solid frozen - not this year!

So long my friends,

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Heather is having giveaway!

Heather from Heather's Stitching Story has a lovely giveaway and the rules to enter are sooo easy. Check it out and good luck to all of as!

So long my friends,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New start

I can believe it, I was enabled! And I thought that I have a strong will and will not start any new projects until my Halloween House is done. Well,  SoCal Debbie had a link on her site to a lovely SAL 'Positive Thinking'.  Absolutely lovely chart and absolutely free and it is design in a few languages. I looked and looked and kept scrolling and kept looking and before I knew it, I was printing all three parts. I did not stop there... like an addict I went to my stash cabinet, found the fabric and the floss and a little scrolling frame - I was set! Did I stop there? Nope! Stitch after stitch I made my new start...

So long my friends,

Brenda has a giveaway!

Brenda from Time 2 Xstitch is having an awesome giveaway on her blog when she reaches 100 followers!  The winner will receive a Samplers Not Forgotten chart of their choice!  Enter HERE and tell Brenda that I sent you!
So long my friends,

Monday, November 4, 2013

New week, new friend and more progress on Halloween House

I love my morning walks with Frosty. Today we were blessed with a beautiful sunrise. Despite chilliness (14° F) we had a great time.

Cheerful and happy I dived in into my inbox and there it was - an offer from Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. How could I resist a free chart and beautiful floss? I did not now how to order so I sent her email and in the mean time links from her blog directed me to eBay. Believe me, today is not a good day to shop on eBay (well, at least for me)! There was a battle that ended up in a new friendship. From now on I'm buying directly from Nancy.

My weekend also wasn't bad. I was working on the Halloween House and even made a progress! And I finished 'The good house' too!

So long my friends,

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Have you ever?

Have you ever lost car key? It happen to me yesterday... I live in a small community 40 miles from the city. Well, yesterday I decided it's time to go shopping, visit post office and do some banking. Oh, I wish I didn't go... I parked the car by the post office, went to pick up the parcel, left it in the trunk and that is the last time I remember to use the key. I must put it in my pocket I guess, and since pockets in my jacket are very shallow, the key just slipped out. I only walked one block to the bank and back... Later I walked same block at least three times, stopped at every little shop hoping someone return the key, called local radio stations, visited the police station - NOTHING, ZILCH. I also called my dealership, a guy came and at least had open the car doors and the trunk and I was so hoping that I dropped the key in there while leaving the box. Nope, no such luck. So here I am, 40 miles from home with 82 year old MIL who has dementia... I was more than frustrated. The car dealer offer to cut another key, reprogram it (stupid key must have programmable chip) and it would cost me around three hundred bucks plus the car must be towed there...

Then the phone rang. It was Freddy with the good news - neighbour's cousin was heading my direction and did not mind to bring my spare key. What a relief! Forty minutes later, finally I could start the car and drive!

Thank goodness that rest of the day went smoothly. I didn't have much time to work on my Halloween House but hopefully today and tomorrow I can find some extra stitchy time...

So long my friends,