Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More stash on the way!

I have so much fun stitching my "E" is for Egg that I decided to purchase couple more of The Sweetheart Tree designs:

"B" is for Bunny

and Happy Easter

Aren't they lovely? I hope they will arrive soon (very soon!) so I can finish them for Easter. Karen of Karen's Colorful Creations finished stitching Happy Easter, you can see a little more details looking at her work.

So long friends,

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thank goodness is Monday!!!

Something must have been in retrograde mode last week because everything was going wrong. First, my hair. I colour them since I can remember and I never had any problems. Well, last week they'd turn ORANGE!!! I'm not joking, they were brilliant bright orange, more orange than an orange and carrot together! I had to go to work and to my Lions meeting with hair like that... and there were comments:

"Nice hair"
Thank you - I replied
"Nice Colour!"
Oh no, is not a colour, it's a primer! - was my reply

I was stitching "E" is for an egg and screw up the big "E":

I started a "cold war" with my man... and suddenly Sunday evening all stopped... I fixed the "E" and the little heart on the right of the "E" (I frogged that little heart four times!!!!), and I stitched some more

I think I found a new love - "The Sweetheart Tree" I absolutely love this pattern and most of their designs! It has beads and different specialty stitches and looks just fabulous!  There is a little mistake in the "E" (I noticed while back-stitching) but I decided to leave it since it's hardly noticeable.

Don't get me wrong, I still love HAED and I was working a little on the Guardian Angel:

And this morning I fixed the colour of my hair:

made a peace with Freddy and life is good again! 

So long friends,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stitchy Saturday

It was a lovely day north of 60, quite cold but very sunny. And I did absolutely NOTHING, just studying a little (still these accounting courses!) and stitching a lot. I did quite a bit on my Guardian Angel

and I have a brand new start, "E" Is for Egg from The Sweetheart Tree. I'm trying to put myself in Ester/spring mood and this piece is perfect!

and here is my progress (I'm blaming my camera for not showing true colors, the fabric is summer khaki and floss: DMC ecru).

Heaven and Earth had another sale and I just couldn't resist... I bought another chart... Woodland Guardian, now I just need some floss (have the fabric) and a lot of time...

So long friends,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Frogs, frogs, frogs everywhere...

I received a lovely package from Pam

It was our froggy exchange! Inside the box I found...

a lovely frog with a card and inside the card there where Pam's favorite


She also stitch for me a card and a humbug!

And that's not all! She also included lovely floss:
  • gold leaf from the Gentle Art
  • bullfrog from Weeks Dye Works, and
  • liberty from Weeks Dye Works

Thank you so much Pam!!! You've made my day!!!

I was working a little on the Provence and also have a small stitchy update.

So long friends,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. I decided to play along and if you like you can play too! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
I'm reading Miracles of the Gods. A hard look at the Supernatural by Erich von Daniken. Here is my teaser from page 106:

"I was as deeply moved by the devout atmosphere at the pilgrims' goal as I was disgusted by the eastern bazaar atmosphere in the town. No one can be so hard-boiled as to be unmoved by what takes place at the water taps, in the grotto, in the big square and the basilica itself."

So long friends,

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It was a good weekend!

After a very long week with long hours at work I enjoyed my weekend more than ever. Of course I was stitching! Here is my Guardian Angel:

I can almost see the end of a first page (1 of 18). It doesn't look like much but there are 5,000 stitches already!

On Sunday I pulled out Provence and work on it for a while. What a big difference going from 22ct over one to 28 ct over 2! It took me a while to get used to these big stitches. On the other hand those roosters are done on 28ct over one and it didn't look so small after all..

Kathy is celebrating Rory's birthday and is having couple giveaways. Here is Topaz, wagging her tail and saying "Happy Birthday Rory!!!" Topaz is a Hungarian Kuvasz and she is a Valentine girl. This Valentine was her 8th birthday. She was born in Alaska and she loves the north (and hates swimming!).

So long friends,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More of the Guardian Angel!

Just a quick hello and a progress picture

I'm done half of the first page!

It is so cold in the Yukon, temperatures way below normals for this time of the year. Definitely the global warming is not affecting the north. Normally our lakes are frozen to mid-May but this year I think I will go ice fishing on my birthday in July! It's so depressing, thank goodness days are getting longer (about 6 minutes every day, can you imagine?!?) Soon I will be stitching in the midnight sun again (wearing parka)!

So long friends,