Friday, February 27, 2009

Who would have thought that I'd really put a few stitches in Take Time to Quilt....not me for sure. :)

I am pretty tired tonight. Somehow it was a hard week. Today after work our department went out for a drinks and now I am kind of happy to be back home.

Tomorrow we will leave home early for a trip to the States border to get the final paperwork for our permanent residence done. Perhaps I will be able to stitch a few stitches in the car....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

While listening to the last 2 CD's of Janet Evanovichs Full Speed:
I stitched nearly the whole left side of Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework. It is coming along nicely....but the picture is aweful. Sorry.

If I stick to my plan I will have to stitch on Jeannette Douglas's Take Time to Quilt but right now I am not in a bit stitching mood. We will see....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It seems as if I could finish the bottom border during my next stitching session if I stitch concentrated. :)

This week Derek has to work tuesday through thursday nights from 7pm - 7am. Usually I get a lot of stitching done if he is not here. I just wonder why it makes a difference for my stitching if he is here in the evenings or not.

Anyways, I think I will stitch on Home is Where You Hang.... tonight.
See you soon....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not too much stitching at the guild meeting....more chatting and laughing ;) Hopefully I will get done more again next week. Or maybe I put some stitches in it at the weekend...we will see...

We got a bit more snow today. I still love the snow. It is so much more nicer to see the snow falling than the rain.....wave to my friends in Germany. LOL

So, what am I going to stitch on tonight? Is it already tuesday????? Than it will be From Sea to Shining Sea.
See you later....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Just a quick post...Lucky me, I am on my way out to attend our needlecraft guild meeting tonight. The last one two weeks ago was cancelled due to the weather situation. I stitched a little bit more on Home is Homespun Elegance yesterday.

I never took my needlework to work to stitch on it during my lunchbreak. Today I decided to give it a try. We are a usually a crowd of about 10-15 people having lunch together and so I had a lot of explaining to do...but I think they will get used to it pretty soon and for me it is an extra half an hour of stitching time every day after eating my lunch. :)
And as a lot of other non-stitching people some of them thought stitching is just something for ol'ladies....hey, I'm getting there..... LOL

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I LOVE weekends :) Isn't it wonderful to spend some qualitiy time with the family, stitching stuff and internet at home? The only is always pretty expensive :) These tempting online stores are never closed LOL.

I spend some nice time with Home is Where You hang your needlework and I like very much how it turns out.

In real it is bot as dark as on the picture but the scanner doesn't want to make a lighter pic. Maybe the camera does once it will be finished.

On Yuko's wonderful blog I found a link to Dovile. She has a wonderful blog, too and does some awesome stitching....and she enabled me to buy some more STASH. :) Don't miss this one!

Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich

This was definiatly my favourite "between the numbers" with Stephanie Plum. And with more than 300 pages a full size book. A supernatural mystery with nobody missing...Diesel, Morelli, Ranger and Lula. And Carl the monkey is hilarious..... LOL
I finished the last pages last night and was a bit sad for the book ending so soon.

Do you enjoy the Stephanie Plum series as much as I do?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

An update on Deb's Hello Neighbor! RR. It is just a small progress...but at least a progress. I hope to have the house finished next weekend.
Then there are a few other addions to make on Deb's Neighborhood.....a gravestone....and a little person underneath Deb's angel.... You'll see :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

I spent the entire day sleeping in my bed yesterday. And I felt a lot better least good enough to go to work. :) And I am pretty sure to do at least some stitching tonight. Yayyyy...

This was my 2. finish this year. It took me 3 years from the first stitch to the last.... I don't know exactly why. It was very interesting and actually a lot of fun. The most scary and challenging stitch were the cups of the acorns. I know I didn't do a good job on those. But anyway, they are finished now :)

Catherine Agnes

by Indigo Rose

stitched with Caron Waterlilies

on 32ct. Permin shell

started: 2005-12-21

finished: 2009-01-27

I hope to find a nice frame for Catherine Agnes but I am pretty sure it won't be easy....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

After our grocery shopping and supper yesterday we went straight to bed. That means: no pictures to show to today...
Even though I felt pretty bad I went to work this morning but after I finished the most important stuff I left work and went back home and to bed.

I hope to feel better soon....

See you,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday was Peppermint Twist SAL day. We spend another lazy day at home...a lot of stitching time for me :) Nobody felt really well. Isn't that bad on a holiday...

Thank you for the get-well wishes. I think today was the worst day. Hopefully I will be a lot better tomorrow.
Not too much stitching for me tonight but early bedtime...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Oh boy I feel like getting a real nasty cold. I have a headache, dry cough, sore throat and I just feel BAD. I need that right now like hole in my head and the next weekend is four days of work away....

This is how Derek found me sitting in the living room surrounded by my stitching supplies when he got up...Hopefully nobody realizes that I am still wearing my PJ's underneath the knitted jacket.... ;)

Quite recently I got my order from "The Needle & I". A complete kit with all the necessary equipment to start my first canvas needlework. I have to admit that I am a little bit intimidated...that's why I got it out of my cupboard to have a second look at it. Is there somebody stitching the same thing or at least something similar?

OK it was a bad idea to take the picture before noon on the westside window.....
First of all: Thank you girls for commenting on my blog during the last week! Your comments are so very much appreciated. I was surprised that there are still some of you looking for updates on my blog after being absent for such a long time.

Last night I made a very good progress on From Sea to Shining Sea. At least compared to my usual stitching portions. I don't even know why...I was on a roll. LOL

And now I am going to start the day off with some stitching on the sofa :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hurray.... I can't tell you how happy I am that we have holdiday tomorrow. It is Louis Riel day here Manitoba tomorrow.

I searched through my WIP box for something to catch my eye and I came up with "And a Forest Grew" The last time I stitched on it......
1 year ago: February 05, 2008!

We spent a lazy sunday at home. Lisa had a long nap snuggled against Dad:

After putting a few stitches in Deb's RR I decided I will stitch a bit more on From Sea to Shining Sea tonight.
See you later...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

And today a picture just for Deb :) To let you know what your Neighborhood looks like right now...or at least what my place looks like. For me the hardest part is always to decide what to stitch where if I don't just stitch from one single chart but mix and match from multiple charts.

I don't have a lot of needlepoint silks. The only ones I own are some for Chatelaine's Medieval Town Mandala so I used some Belle Soie silks and I hope that is OK for Deb too.

Friday, February 13, 2009

This scissorskeeper was my first finish of the year. Just a small one but still a finish. I stitched it as an exchange piece for Michelle with the Tiny Treasures Exchange Group.

Beekeeper Freebie

The Drawn Thread

stitched with DMC on 32ct. shell Permin

started 2008-12-25

finished 2009-01-20

incl. finishing as scissorskeeper

Yesterday I stitched for a little bit on Take Time To Quilt Spring. But I was so tired I didn't do too much.

Tonight I won't have a lot time to stitch as well. While my husband waited in the parking lot at my workplace to pick me up the plant manager left heading home. They both met a year ago on a trip to Germany and so he stopped at our car for a bit of talking and gave Derek some Eishockey tickets for tonight. Our plant is a big sponsor of the local team so there are always free tickets available and he had some left over.... :) Time to leave now. See you later :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Due to my lack of blogging I never showed you my last finish in 2008. It was A Christmas Song by Full Circle Designs offered in the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2008 magazin. I finished it into my first flatfold ever. Thanks so much to Vonna who provided the tutorial. ;) I stitched it for a Christmas exchange with my German Yahoo group. I am pretty sure this will be the first design that I will stitch a second time....for me :)

Yesterday I put a few more stitches in Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework. I started that Febuary 02,2009. Does this mean I started 3 new projects in February?!?!?

stitched on: Home is Where You... and Deb's Hello Neighbor RR

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Isn't my Hello Neighbor RR stunning?

Deb sent it to me together with her RR. I had hers when we were just about to move to Canada so I didn't manage to finish my stitching. So I am working on it every day a bit until it is finally finished.
When she send me her RR I first didn't even realized that she sent mine as well. It was so well hidden between her charts that I found it after she send an email asking how I liked it..... LOL And it is just BEAUTIFUL. I am so happy that this is my RR and I don't have to send it to anybody....just mine :)))

Here it is my "Neighborhood Row"

And a little bit closer: the left side:

the right side:

Thank you so much to all the ladies who stitched on it:

Carol for stitching AND setting up the RR and doing all the work as RR-mother :)

Yesterday I got the first three LHN installments of "From Sea to Shining Sea" and guess what I had to start right away after stitching my dayly portion on Deb's RR:

One of our mechanics at work has a cattle herd at home and from time to time he sells beef to his workmates. So I could not stand the temptation and bought a quater beef. I got it today and guess why I have to stop now...Hubby is nearly done with barbequeing this little piece of meat for us:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

During my blogging absence I finished Karen's Hello Neighbor RR. It was the last house to stitch. So her RR is finally finished and on it's way home:

I hope so much she likes how her RR turned out. This is the house I stitched for her. It is a house from the design "Fruit of the Spirit" by Plum Street Samplers. On this picture the colour of the fabric is more similar to the "real" fabric.

Last night was Peppermint Twist SAL night and after I got my silks last friday in the mail it was the first SAL night for me.I enjoyed stitching it so much... I am looking forward to next monday's stitching session :)

Monday, February 09, 2009

I received my Tiny Treasures Exchange from Gaby today!

When I came home from work a brown envelope from Germany was waiting in the mailbox for me. Gaby knows how to make a monday a nice day.... This is the beautiful scissorsfob she made for me. Isn't it just adorable? And I love how she finished it with these cute little beads matching the colors of the design.

The front:

The back:

And all the goodies together:

She even managed to pick my favourite German Chocolate.

Gaby, thank you so much!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!!

Now I have to decide if I will attach it to a pair of scissors or If I am going to start a little basket to display some wonderful needleworks....