Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stitching from stash

Another month went by and I still did not broke the budget. Yey!!! I am so proud of myself  (ha, ha). If you scroll couple post down you'll see what I was stitching this month. However, the last few days I faithfully worked on My Sunshine.

While stitching I listened to many versions of this popular song (just to make sure that skies are grey, not blue) and my favorite definitely was by Anne Murray:

There is a whole bunch of us committed to stitch from stash. If you're curious, click here and see what others are up to.

So long my friends,

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014

My life was hectic last few months and outrages in the last ten days. I couldn't sleep, my mind was going a hundred miles an hour. I just wanted to cry and throw up. Finally it's all over and I'm glad 'it' has ended the way it did. I will not go into details I'm not a whiner, but believe me - my sanity was in real danger. Hopefully I'd learn my lesson.

This morning in the Blogland I came across Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014. I am so ready for fun and playing. These are the rules:
I promise to make a small work of art for the first five people who comment on this post and say “YES, I want in”. A ‘like’ alone is not enough of a commitment, nor is a comment about thinking Pay It Forward is a great idea. You must in turn post this as your status update and make something for the first five who comment on your status. The rules are simple: – It has to be your work, made by you, and the recipient must receive it before 2014 ends. – It can be anything art-based: a drawing/illustration or a conceptual work of art, a photograph, a knitted item, cross-stitch, paper maché – or anything in between. I’m paying this forward thanks to Deborah Weber
First five, GO!

PS. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t an artist, try something out, Google/ YouTube how to make stuff, step out of those boundaries.

So long my friends,

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Longest Day of the Year

I absolutely love the north and our long summer days. Last night I went right around midnight to take some pictures. To tell you the truth I did not go willingly, my mother-in-law made me do it... It is her first summer in the Yukon and she is amazed with northern beauty. Mom has Alzheimer Disease and tries to capture every moment on the picture so she can enjoy these later on when her memory will start to disappear.  So far she is doing extremely well and fights that disease with all her power.

Our sun after sunset stays just below horizon until rises again in a couple of hours:

And really, believe me, it is bright - you can read outside without extra light.

On the stitchy note - I received a beautiful chart from Bianca, our RAK member
It's a lovely companion to Computer Catastrophes. I had no choice to pull out my CC and work on them. This is where I left off some time ago:

and today:

For some unknown reason I was very anxious to start something new... In my stash I found a lovely chart by La-D-Da:

If you guess correctly name of this chart, the chart could be yours. Are you up for the challenge?

And finally my Mind Independent and Free. It's going slowly, kind of boring - working for now just with black silk. The second row of alphabet is completed!. Did you noticed that J is missing? I did not make a mistake, this is how it's charted...

So long my friends,