Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mystery SAL

I would like to thank you for your encouraging words. They made such a difference and I proceeded stitching Mouton Printemps.

I also got weak and signed up for Sara's mystery SAL that starts on April 1st.
It will be a winter sampler when finished.

She already released the other 3 season samplers. The spring sampler was a mystery SAL too and just ended in February or March 2013. Isn't is so beautiful?:

I just love them all.  If you click here, you can see them all on her website.  :)

And my progress on Margret so far:

And off to enjoy another wonderful stitching day.... Bine :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Loss of motivation

I got struck by a loss of motivation when discovering that i missed to leave a space of two fabric threads between the pink border and the brown border. I thought about frogging but then I would have to order more of the pink floss from France but I am pretty sure that I can make the border work without taking I out and doing it all over. But it would for sure look better if there was a space between those two borders.... :(

And off to enjoy another wonderful stitching day.... Bine :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Long time no see....

Slowly I am getting used to my new job and work schedule. I am now working 2 days, 2 nights and then I am 4 days off. That makes the work week so much shorter and I only get to spend one half of the year at work and the other half at
Working as an engineer in a skating and event arena is so much different to what I have done before. But it is quite the fun environment too. Most of the time we have several skating and curling and agricultural arenas and a few event rooms. Now for the Royal Manitoba Winterfair all the ice came out and dirt was put in everywhere for horse jumping and rodeos etc. Lots and lots of stables were built too and when all that is over the ice comes back in until the Mötley Crüe concert. Just too bad that that isn't gonna happen on one of my

Made a bit of progress on Margaret Cottham. Sorry, I didn't take it out of the Q-snap for the picture....didn't want to waste stitching time :)
I changed the last row of numbers up a little bit so that I can add my finishing year next to Margaret's. And I decided to wait with adding the date until I am close to actually finishing never know...sometimes things tend to take longer around here. LOL

After finishing Hare's Lucky Day I started Mouton Printemps by Tralala. I just love to stitch the flowery colours even though we still have a pile of snow outside and -15 Celsius (1 Fahrenheit) plus windchill. But the forecast says only 2 more weeks then we will be having above freezing temps. So soon bye bye to the winter. See you again in a few months. :)
And here it is after 11 hours of stitching (as well still in the Q-snap):

And off to enjoy another wonderful stitching day.... Bine :)

Monday, March 04, 2013

Hare's Lucky Day

It was such a fun stitch. The big challenge is now to finish it into something before St. Patrick's Day.

Hares' Lucky Day - Plum Street Sampler Freebie
77 x 74 stitches
DMC on 40ct. Cream - HDF
2013-02-22 - 2013-03-03
And off to enjoy another wonderful stitching day.... Bine :)

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Stash in the mail

When we came home from our trip there was a little brown envelope waiting in the mailbox, containing this:

The reason for my order was the little thread bag with the aquamarine, dark and purple thread. I didn't have enough of them to finish a project I started a couple years ago. Somehow I ended up ordering only part of the silks needed?!! Must have had a sleepy moment.

The little bag on the left are threads needed for 2 future projects. And Celeste I had to order to make shipping from France worth while. LOL

You will be seeing more of La Vie en Bleu soon, now that I have all the threads needed:

And off to enjoy another wonderful stitching day.... Bine :)

Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Nordic Needle

Is an amazing store! It seems like there is no kind of thread that they don't carry. Just wandering through the isles of wonderful cottons and silks is stunning. Everybody was so friendly and helpful. Just great service!
My stash buying didn't go over board since the biggest temptation for me is always the fabric but they didn't have any 40ct in stock.
What made it home with me is "Winter Holiday Sampler" by Victoria Sampler with accessory pack and the white Mori silk to go with it. Then "Snowy Nights" by Prairie Schooler, some Whisper thread which I always wanted to try for Santa beards and sheep. I picked 3 different kinds of red to chose frame for "Christmas at Hollyberry Farm". I ordered the chart and threads a while ago but I don't like the Mulberry. It seems way too dark. So hopefully one of these reds will look nice.
The lady that rang in my goodies put a set of needles and a needle threaded in my nice! I will for sure make good use of them.

I did get a start on Lucky and am working on it this weekend.

And off to enjoy another wonderful stitching day.... Bine :)