Saturday, December 27, 2008

12 days of Christmas...

I love Christmas and everything about Christmas. Even though I'm not very religious I do like the traditional magic of this day, a little baby Jesus was born to save us.

The first day of Christmas we started with Mimosa (mix of champagne and passion fruit) and eggs Benedict. Ironically I started to read Pagan Christ by Tom Harpur... and my imagination took me to ancient Egypt. To bring myself back to reality I baked some Hungarian Kifflies (recipe was a compliment of Penny). And my first day of Christmas was very relaxing.

The second day of Christmas I started with Spanish coffee (the one with brandy) and ended with a dinner at neighbours. And, I started a new project... For Christmas I bought myself Asian Scene with Buddha and he was calling my name... so again, poor Frederick is on a back burner...

On the third day of Christmas I created a new yahoo group for cross stitchers that like do exchanges of their work, ideas, stash and so on. If you would like to join go to:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I have a finish!

I didn't work a lot on Frederick lately... I got tempted by Wanda from Edmonton! She sent me a lovely kit from Mill Hill, how could I resist working with those beautiful beads! And here he is, all done, Twinkle Claus:

And finally I can share a picture of a card that I stitched for Karen:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Exchanges and stitching

I would like to say thank you to Shelley for being a wonderful partner in 12 days of Christmas exchange. Check the picture on the right to see what I received from her.

There are couple of items are missing on that image, the CD (it is in my CD player) and an ornament "I Believe" (it is in my briefcase). The ornament was my lucky charm on the exam.

And here are gifts from Jillann. We are partners in Advent exchange and that exchange isn't over yet... more goodies are coming! Thank you so much Jillann, you are a great partner!

And I was stitching this weekend! I was tempted to start a new project but I decided to hold my horses and work on Frederick the Literate. Here is the progress..

Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

from my exchange partner I received the cutest ornament that says "I Believe" and the first thing that pop into my mind was "I believe that I will pass my exam today". I'm taking this ornament with me for a good luck.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12 days of Christmas

Tomorrow and on Friday I'm writing exams and I thought that I will think about Christmas after those exams. What a silly thoughts! My Christmas exchange packages arrived and I'm "forced" to open them...

On the first day of Christmas I received...

a beautiful pair of socks! It is 26 below zero and I can really use them. Very thoughtful of my partner.

On the second day of Christmas I didn't open any presents but on the 3 day of Christmas I opened 2 of them:

And look what I got!

Now I can listen to Candle light Christmas and have some Snowmen poop!

Thank you partner, you are making my days much brighter!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I have been tagged!

I was tagged by Patty

Here are the rules:

* Find the 6th folder in your photos folder and then the 6th photo in it.
* Pray that you remember the details
* Post it on your blog
* Tag 5 others, leave a comment to let them know they have been tagged. is my 6th photo in my 6th album (My Wish List!)

It is called "Crane Paradise"

I tag:

1. Marge Bobo-Smith

2. Mary B

3. Deb S

4. Jennifer Wall

5. Tracy

Sunday, November 2, 2008

PIF offer - winners!

Thank you for participating in my PIF offer. Melinda, Mommy and Sadie are the lucky winners who will receive a gift stitched by me in the next 365 days. Ladies I need your mailing addresses!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I was stitching!

I had a very relaxing weekend. Despite all urgent things that needed to be done (like 2 assignments due on Wednesday) I lost myself in stitches...

Friday, October 17, 2008

PIF offer

Couple weeks ago I signed up for my first PIF from Patty and got so lucky. She picked my name and I will be making a PIF gift for 3 people...

Thank you so much Patty

This is how it works:
If you would like to receive something made by me within the next 365 days, please comment on this post to say that you are interested. I will send a handmade gift to 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet (other than it will be a stitched gift) and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week... LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, I promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog (or - in your life - if you happen to be blog-less). I will take 3 people...and if there are more than 3, then I will do a drawing. In return, you must offer to do the same :)I will be taking sign ups until Friday, October 31 and winners will be announced November 1. Thanks for signing up!

What's a PIF? It stands for Pass It Forward or Pay It Forward, meaning pass forward a bit of kindness to make the world a better place.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's Saturday!

O my goodness, it is Saturday already! This week I had a very pleasant surprise from Debbie Burke. She sent me a package with Valentine's goodies: beautifuly stitched card, teddy bear, floss, body lotion and chocolate. What a treat!

And I was stitching! Here is a new picture of my Mad Blue Bird:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I started this morning in a terrible mood... I guess the quick look at the thermometer made me mad. And of course the little devil on my shoulder started to whisper: "Why are you here? There is no fruit trees in the Yukon, the most common birds are ravens - garbage eaters with no dignity. Are you sure the Yukon is a part of Canada? There are no maple trees here... Spring? Flowers? Are you kidding? Enjoy those painted on your windows by Father Frost..." So I picked up the phone, call my boss, "Sorry, it is to cold to start the car. I have to skip work today." And I looked around. The fire was nice, the coffee smelled great and the box with stash was winking at me. And a smile landed on my face. A few hours later I have not one, but two finishes! I never have stitched such little projects but, hey, those finishes made my day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

And that's not all! In the mail I received "Rocky Mountain Christmas" from Tammy. This chart was on my wish list for a long time... not any more! Thank you Tammy, you brighten my day!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Another cold day in the Yukon

Happy Saturday everyone!

It has been the coldest week of this winter, it is so cold that I'm scared to start my car. I had to take unpaid "vacation" because I can't get to work. I work in Whitehorse and that's about 50 miles drive. So now I'm bound to my cabin and that has also some good sides.

I've done some cross stitching (see on the left), I love this little blue and very mad bird. If the temperature doesn't go up I will be able to finish that project in no time.

I'm also taking courses towards accounting designation and having some extra time to study is a blessing. It's to bad that the urge to cross stitch is much grater than to study.