Saturday, December 31, 2005

My stitching goals for 2006

But I'm sure I missed some things :-) And there will come up more during the year as well, don't you think so?

Drawn Thread - Gameboard Sampler
Chatelaine - Medieval Town Mandala
Indigo Rose - Catherine Agnes
Eventide - Autumn Needleroll
Permin - Sampler 1852
Acufactum - Findus der Maler

Start and Finish:
some gifts for special friends :-)
12 Lizzie Kate Flip it's with my Germand SAL-Group
12 Prairie Schooler - A Prairie Christmas Ornaments with Friends Gather BB

some ornaments
at least one needleroll
Jeannette Douglas - My Treasure Box
Drawn Thread - Summer into Autumn
Drawn Thread - An Open Heart
Drawn Thread - Souvenir Sampler
Indigo Rose - Armchair Pin Keep
Hillside Samplings - Seasonal Samplings
Little House Needleworks - Daisy Lane Cottage
Blackbird Designs - Summer House
Victoria Sampler - Heirloom Homecoming Sampler

Do you think it is too much ? ;-)

I made a little progress on Ilse's Christmas ABC:

Tomorrow starts the Prairie Schooler SAL. I'm going to stitch A Prairie Christmas

on this 37ct Oehlenschlaeger Linen with one DMC over two.

Friday, December 30, 2005

After two days of stitching this is my MTM and it is still a LOT to do left.....

I just picked out the threads for the Prairie Schooler SAL with the Friends Gather BB. I want to stitch A Prairie Christmas. But before I could choose the linen it started getting dark so I have to wait till tomorrow.... :-( But there's a good thing with it... I will not be tempted to start it right now ;-)

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The last snow melted away before christmas but last night we got snow again. I took this picture very early this morning. As you can see it's just getting light outside....
I'm stitching on MTM and will post a picture tomorrow morning.

I feel like coming down with a cold, but I applied for participating in a 15km run on New Years Eve morning....please keep your fingers crossed for me being healthy on saturday. It happened twice to me that I couldn't run because of a cold in the past years....

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Unfortunately there wasn't much stitching for me today. Lisa was in such a bad mood today :-( But the good thing is, it only can become better tomorrow....

CA is really exciting but I have to spend some more hours on MTM there's a lot left to do before the 1st of january. I thought about a To Do list for 2006 as many of you made. I love to read them but I don't know if I find the time to make one myself the next days. But I promise I'll try to...

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Today I ordered my copy of the Just Cross Stitch october issue. I hope it is the one containing the Autumn Stitches by Jeannette Douglas :-)

I stitched a few crosses on the gameboard sampler and now after we were out for a run I'll continue with Catherine Agnes......

Monday, December 26, 2005

Thank you so much for your kind words on HCS. I loved to read them :-)

When I got MTM out of my WIP-box I realized, that it needs 3 Gloriana Threads, 2 silks and 1 Luminescence.... but I only got 2 Threads *grrrrr* Of course I immediately checked my order and it said I ordered 3! Now I have to investigate the whereabout of the missing thread. I can't believe it that's still 1 Thread missing!!!! Anyway I started to fill the remaining crosses in part one and stitched some other on part 3.

Today we had a big lunch at my brother in law and his companion in life. My parents in law and my sister in law with her family attended as well. We had a great time and the children enjoyed to unwrap their christmas presents. :-)
Just after lunch it started to snow so driving home took us quite a long time...

From left to right:
Derek (DH), Lisa (DD), Hannelore & Ted (PIL)

Sunday, December 25, 2005

I wish you all a merry Christmas filled with lots of love and a big bunch of family.
We had a wonderful cozy evening last night with Lisa's (DD) both grandparents and her grandgrandmother.
Our Christmastree is a very small one because we were frightened that Lisa could overturn it and hurt herself. We tied the tree on the table and even screwed the table on the floor. :-) It really doesn't make that much of a difference because we have a rustic wooden floor and you will not notice the holes.

On Christmas Eve's morning ( do you say so?) my still missing Gloriana Threads for MTM were in the mail!!!!!! I nearly didn't believed in receiving them ever any more...

Ahhhhh, I nearly missed to tell everybody that I finished my Heirloom Christmas Sampler on Thursday the 23rd at 11.45 pm. Just in time before Christmas :-)))))
And here it is:

Friday, December 23, 2005

Yesterday I started something new again :-)))) Do you remember my Christmas ABC-RR? There wasn't very much stitched on it when I received it back... Ilse a very nice german stitcher was one of the persons who offered to stitch a letter and motif for me. She gave me this Christmas ABC of hers to stitch on it.

I started to stitch a wonderful fireplace with three stockings hanging at it:

Annemiek, do you own a blog? I would love to take a peak at your Catherine Agnes and the other things you've done :-)

Carol, when do you plan to restart CA? Maybe we can do another SAL?

Thursday, December 22, 2005

After watching TV last night it was too late to post a pic. We get up at 5.15am every morning so we usually got to bed 9.30-10.00 pm. And yesterday it was even later so I show my little newstart today :-) Do you know what it is?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I stitched a bit more on MTM ..... and I think the butterflies will take AGES to be stitched. Carol, how did you mange to stitch them up that fast?????? I didn't even finished ONE!

Woooowooo and 1 and a half more squares on DT's Gamboard Sampler. That's my first .....let's say: boring DT design. But if I stitch every now and then on it I will finish it someday....... ;-)

And now I'm off watching TV with DH and START SOMETHING NEW!!!!!!

Thanks for your comments! I love reading them!!!!! Please don't stop commenting :-)

Monday, December 19, 2005

All the beading is done :-) The big disc beads in the tree look as if the would glow. But that's only because of the cameras flashlight :-) I started to prepare it for hemstitching. I want it to be finished as a bellpull.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

I added a few pearls to CHS and made some stitches on MTM. Hihi, look on the upper left corner...I couldn't stop myself from starting part 3. But with the still missing Gloriana threads there's not much left to stitch on part 2

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I'm so happy! This morning we had the first bit of snow. When DH went out to scrape ice off the windscreen he took three pictures. It continued snowing the whole day so it is even more white outside. :-) But I think tomorrow it's melted away...

I'm still sewing on the beads to Christmas Heirloom Sampler but I will do a few stitches on Medieval Town Mandala tonight.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hardanger is completed!!!

Thank you for all the nice comments on my Hardanger pics!!!! They motivated me so much!!!

There wasn't much stitching and internet time for me the last days. Nicolaus came to our babygroup on Wednesday and after that hubby and I went to a christmas party of our runninggroup. Thursday and Friday were booked out with similar dates.... Here's a pic of my Christmas Heirloom Sampler from Wednesday. Hardanger is completely done and it wasn't as difficult as I thought. My fear wasn't necessary at all :-)

I started to add the beads, lazy daisies and colonial knots from the bottom to the top. Maybe I can show a picture this evening. The only thing we have to do today is going shopping to buy some food and afterwards having dinner at my MIL.

Becky I'm sad that you have problems with some of the bands and would love to help you if I can but I'm not sure how to help you.... If you want me to help you please let me know!!!!!

Now I go and have a look on some blogs and leave some comments :-)))

Saturday, December 03, 2005

As you see, it seems as if I will get the hearts done without problems. It was even a bit of fun to do the wrapped bars with dove's :-) But I'm sure Hardanger will not be my favorite needlework in the future ;-)

Friday, December 02, 2005

No excuses any more ... smile to Anne :-))) All the algerian eyelets and foursided stitches are done. Now I have to start cutting the first threads. Please, keep your fingers crossed for me.
Hei Cindy, maybe you're right and it is really fun .... but I will decide this when the Hardanger is done ;-)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Here's a close up of the hardanger I'm working on. I will finish the satin stitches tonight and thought about what I will do next, cut the threads in the heart or do all the algerian eyelets. I decided to do the eyelets first....

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Today I was allowed to open my christmas exchange gift. I received this beautiful stocking ornament. It is stitched in cross stitch over one thread. It's so delicate and I really love it!!!! Thank you so much, Moni. :-))

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thank you so much for your nice comments. I really love reading comments. It's great :-))))

Tonight I want to stitch the Lettering and maybe start the Hardanger part. Uhhhh, I'm so nervous when I think of the Hardanger part...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

I'm back to Christmas Heirloom Sampler. It's the first Sunday in Advent this weekend and I want to hang it on the wall as soon as possible. I must admit that I'm a bit anxious to do the hardanger part.....

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I'm back in stitching mood :-)

I didn't do a single stitch the last 10 days... and I was in fear that the stitching mood won't come back. This happens to me once or twice a year and I don't know why this happens. Does this happen to you as well? Or am I alone with this?

I did some stitching on MTM and that is what it's looking now. I saw that Carol finished Part 2 of MTM. She is so fast and it is looking very good!!!

Tobie posted a pic for me showing the Leisure Arts books that include patterns from Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. Thank you so much for sharing the pic. I hope to get the chance to buy these books.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Some of Lisa's Birthday pics

Thank you for all your good wishes to Lisa's birthday. :-)
Here are 3 pictures where you can see her unwrapping some of her birthday was really thrilling for her ;-)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Today is Lisa's 1st birthday!!!!

Wohooo! :-) I can't beleive that she is with us for a whole year now. Time passed by so fast....

She's still in bed.....strange....usually she wakes up between 4.45am and 5.30am. I think she decided that she's a big girl now and big girls don't get up that early. ;-))
I will post some pix of the birthdaygirl later.

Our neighbor comes for breakfast at 9.30am and we will have a nice chatty morning.... She has two children but they are in kindergarten and school. And in the afternoon our family comes to celebrate Lisa's birthday....

So there will be no stitching today....

Monday, November 07, 2005

last year in september I started stitching on the "Hagebutten-ABC" by Acufactum. This year in august I stitched the last letters. And finally I managed to sew the edges yesterday. I like it very much on our table in the hall.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Two more squares and the letters T & U

There wasn't much time for stitching during the day. We went to a flea market and after that we went to Delbrück, a small town near us. All the shops were open (this is not normal on sundays in germany) and music bands were playing. So we had a nice afternoon.

Now I'm going to stitch on Medieval Town Mandala for an hour or so....

Thursday, November 03, 2005

It's not much I stitched on MTM yesterday. Hubby and I were so tired that we went to bed at 8PM yesterday! I tried to read in bed but I couldn't keep my eyes open....

Today I'm stitching on Drawn Threads Gameboard Sampler to reach my goal (2 squares per week)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Now that part 11 is done we decided that everybody should to stitch as fast as possible till the hardanger border. And than we do that part together again. December isn't that far away anymore and we want it to be finished then.

Carol, I even stitched a bit on MTM yesterday but not very much....

I went to my running group again yesterday in the evening and I'm so glad I did it... I want to do running seriously again. When I was pregnant with Lisa I stopped running and after her birth I didn't managed to start again. And it will be the easiest way to loose the weight I put on during my pregnancy.

Cathy, I'm looking forward to your first WIP pic :-)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

That's a pic I took today of my Gameboard Sampler by Drawn Thread. Cathy I would love to do a SAL with you. I haven't stitched that much that you couldn't catch up with me.

Karen thanks for your nice comment on my Autumn Needleroll start. I saw this Needleroll in your album when browsing the WWW for a better picture of this Needleroll and I fell in love with it :-)

Tonight I can't start part two of MTM...I want to finish part 11 of our Christmas Heirloom SAL first.

I'm sorry for all these different posts but I don't know how to get more than one picture per post using bloggerbot....
And this is the other one I got back from framing it's called Sommerlaune by Der Feine Faden as well. It's in tentstitch and I like it so much.... :-)
This is Kleines Dorf (little village) by Der Feine Faden a german designer. I got it back from framing a few days ago...
Here's the pic of Heart of Ireland by Victoria Sampler one of my birthday gifts for DH. He is half Irish and he loves it :-)

Monday, October 31, 2005

Yesterday it was hubbies birthday and I wanted to show you one of the gifts.... I made Victoria Sampler's Irish Heart for him. And there were two other pictures I got back from framing but the pics were too dark. So I have to wait till tomorrow to take new pictures. Last week, after I stitched 2 squares on the Drawn Thread Gameboard Sampler ( I want to stitch 2 squares each week now). And then I started this wonderful Eventide Autumn Needleroll. It fits exactly with my autumn feelings :-)

But now, while watching CSI I will stitch on my Christmas Heirloom Sampler. And I'm so anxious to get part 2 of the Chatelaine Medieval Town Mandala Chart :-))))

Monday, October 24, 2005

Update on Christmas Heirloom SAL

Part 9 and 10 of our SAL are finished. I've to wait till Saturday to stitch the next borders. While waiting for saturday ;-) I'll stitch a Christmas ornament for an exchange tonight. Of course I can't show it at the moment .-(

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Scissors Keep back

A long time passed by since my last post ....but I want to thank you so much for your encouraging words. They are so much appreciated :-)

On Friday the 14th my friend Manuela visited me for two days and we finished our scissors keeps. They are completely made by hand and we had a lot of fund while sewing..... The one with the "S" on it is mine ;-)

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Scissors Keep front

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Scissors Keep inside

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Look what reverted today....

My ABC-RR was in the mail today. And I'm a bit annoyed how it looks. After all it took 2 years and 26 participants and I stitched on all of their Round Robins..... There are two good things: the fabric isn't damaged and the top stitches are all in the same direction.

I will never do again a Round Robin with people I do not know :-(