Thursday, April 30, 2009

I saw the other day

on the Tiny Treasures Exchange Blog that Sabine from Belgium received the biscornu I stitched for her. I enjoyed stitching it very much.....just the writing over 1 on 40ct linen was a little bit of a pain.... Sewing my first biscornu together and adding the beads around the corners was a lot of fun, too. It was the first biscornu I stitched:

The Bee Charmer

by Indigo Rose

Tiny Treasures Exchange biscornu for Sabine from Belgium

stitched with my own choice of Caron Waterlilies

on 40ct Shale Newcastle linen by Picture This Plus

Started: 2009-03-07

Finished: 2009-04-04

Friday, April 24, 2009

My house in the Midwest

is ready to move in :) The colour of the fabric looks a little strange on todays pictures and the house is in real live a wonderful cranberry red:

Hi Terri, you better get ready to start on FSTSS LOL - hopefully you will have your stitching paradise finished soon and get back your stitching mojo....There will be an envelope on the way to you pretty soon.....if nothing comes in the way... ;)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I got my biscornu from the Tiny Treasures exchange. It came all the way from Pokua in autumnly Australia. And autumn is also the theme of this gorgeous biscornu. I love it so much. It is beautifully finished with beads around the corners that are the same colour as the first own biscornu. Thank you so much Pokua!!!!


And look at the goodies that came with it beads in the same colour of the stitching, a wonderful big heart bead and a calendar with pictures from Australia...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The weather

is so nice right now that we spent some time outside cleaning our yard from the last leaves and making the flower beds ready for the plants after work. Not that we are already done but at least it is a start. Lisa asked us to put up her little swimming pool. LOL But it is not THAT warm yet.
While listening to Twilight I stitched some more on FSTSS:

And I have still one and a half CD left to listen to..... yay :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I couldn't sit down

and stitch the last week. I only accomplished a few stitches on the Red Snowman:

I couldn't keep focused on stitching and had to put it down often. I usually stitch a lot when Derek is on nightshift. I then listen to audio books but I can't do that when he is at home. So yesterday I decided to go and buy some headphones.....
I listened to the last CD of Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella that was still waiting for me from Dereks last nightshift

and then I started on the 11 CD's of Twilight by Stephenie Meyers.

I couldn't put my stitching down till 1:00 AM in the morning and so I managed to finish The Mountains and a bit more of the border:

So I am listening to more of Twilight and start stitching The Midwest today. I absolutely love the story about Bella and Edward. I don't know why I did not buy headphones earlier. Derek can watch a movie and I can listen to an exciting story and learn English at the same time :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Did you

get a chance to visit the Needlework Show? I just browsed through the pages of some of my favourite Designers.....and I could spend a lot of I better stop and go back to my stitching :)

I got Catherine Agnes back from framing at Lasting Image and I absolutely love how it turned out. They did a great job:

....and doesn't the frame look awesome. When I went to Lasting Image I was looking for something plain. I am so glad that they convinced me and I decided on this frame.

I should really learn how to take better pictures..... LOL

Monday, April 13, 2009

We came back from our road trip yesterday late afternoon and went back to work today. It was a lot of fun and we saw a lot of places. I will tell you a little bit later about it after we freed the pics from the camera :)
I am not too good at stitching 40ct in the car so I had an excuse to start the cute Red Snowman by Shepherds Bush. That is all I stitched on it during our trip....I was more busy looking out of the window I guess, LOL:

But I also made a little progress on The Mountains. This part is the most timeconsuming:

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I am going to build a house

in the mountains with my little crosses soon. But first I let some trees to grow ;)

I don't plan to finish my goldwork right away. I think I will just stitch once in a while on it for now.

We are going on a roadtrip over the long Easter weekend and we have never been further west than Virden. So this time we will discover a little bit of Saskatchewan. I am so looking forward to get out of the every day routine. Especially now that the weather is getting warmer. All the snow is melting away. The roads and driveways are free of snow and outside of town there are only some snowspots on the fields left.

Wanda, if nothing comes in the way I will come to the EAC seminar in Regina in 2010. I am looking forward to meeting you there! I can't wait to see what classes will be offered. Do you by any chance know some addresses for Needlecraft shops in Saskatchewan?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Oh yes, Marian is right!

I should have thanked Carol and the girls for organising this wonderful weekend class. I am sure it was a lot of work. And they did a great job!!!!! The workshop was an experience that I would not want to miss. And I hope to be able to attend more stitching classes in the future. Thanks so much to everyone who did his share to make it an unforgettable weekend.

A few days ago I received my order from Stitching Bits and Bobs. Now I don't have any excuses anymore not to stitch on From Sea to Shining Sea. :) And I couldn't resist some of their Clearance Sale itmes...

Notforgotten Farm - Jack be Nimble
Primitive Bettys - 1836 Spring Tyme Sampler
Periwinkle Promises - Two Peas in a Pod Sampler
Little House Needleworks - The last three installments
and some cute freebies :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

What a crazy week

we had. We were so busy. I think we did not spend one single evening at home. But I spent an awesome weekend with Janice Routley and the girls. :) Designer Janice Routley came from Regina to teach us her Shore Birds in goldwork. She is an awesome teacher and we learned A LOT. I have to admit I was moaning a lot ( is that the right expression for making sounds like aaarrgh and uuuuuhhh?) because I missed the holes in the fabric :) And sometimes it was quite difficult to push the needle through the material but I was enjoying it so much! And I think everybody else was, too. We were 13 learners plus Janice. She is such a wonderful teacher and has a sense of humour which made it even more fun. Thank you so much Janice!!!!
This was my first workshop but for sure not my last one.

In this picture you can see Janice showing a few of us how to do it:

from left to right: Anna, Janice, Marian, Paula and Carol.
And just before the end of the class Janice did a little lacing workshop and showed us some how to do the lacing for pictures and ornaments. It looked a lot easier than what I had seen before. We will see if my fingers will do that at least half as easily as Janices...... ;)

I just want to Janice for this wonderful weekend. THANK YOU, Janice. You are awesome!

If I look at it I can't believe that this is all I got done in two days workshop from 8am to 4pm....OK, we had a few brakes but I was stitching concentrated (most of) the rest of the time. :) That what looks black in the picture is gold kid leather that we stitched on the ultra suede. It will keep me busy a lot longer as my little sensitive fingers LOL feel a bit sore after pushing the needle through the fabric.

While I had a good time stitching Lisa and Derek had a father daughter weekend and went to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. At least they had a good time, too.

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my blog. I will return the visits within the next days...we will hopefully not as busy as the last week.
WOW, I think this can be considered my longest post ever.