Sunday, December 28, 2008

My new WIPS and stuff

Ok well here is the two 3" angels with step 2 on them. Now I just have to cut and do the hardanger part to them. I was waiting to post this in hopes I would have at least one of the 3 1/2" ones done today. I had to take it out a few times. Once I started in the wrong spot and now things are not matching up so I have to take the head out. So hopefully that will be done tomorrow unless my mother decides she has other things for me to do. Which probably will happen.

We have had lots of rain the last few days. So much so that 85% of the snow we had is now gone. I like that. I understand we are in for more snow in the next day but then we will be having rain again too so the snow won't stay around long.

I have been busy doing nothing. Haven't really felt like stitching much the last week or so which is fine cause I will pick up again more seriously in January. I have been playing nintendo ds with my niece. She thinks that is just the greatest cause we both have one and can play against each other. It is pretty bad when a 7 year old whips your butt.

I have Christmas pics but need to put them in some kind of order before posting them. Hopefully this week sometime.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Well I just couldn't resist any longer. I started one of the little angels Beth sent me in my package. I have the outline done (with a few mistakes)and am now ready to do the inside cutting. I am not sure what colour I will use as the contrast colour yet. That will have to wait till Friday now.

Mery Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow and stuff

OK well I promised last night that I would show a picture of our snow fall from Friday but with having a new printer.scanner etc it took me too long to figure out how to load my pictures in and I wanted to watch the hockey game. It was Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins. Leafs won 7 to 3.

So here is the picture looking down our drive way (we can fit 4 cars in it) from the garage. Across the street is the community college. You can see the amount of snow we got. We had some more snow today but nothing much mostly just drifting. I will try and get a picture of my front lawn if it is not too cold tomorrow.

Here is a picture of our poor little Christmas tree that has been sitting out in the back yard for the last month. I had to bring it in yesterday so that it would be dry enough for us to decorate today.

As you can see from the tree and the height of the barbecue and table we had a fair amount of snow and some drifting.

This picture is looking outside from inside. You can sort of see the door to the garage and how deep the snow is and looking to the back fence you can see the drifts. That is the bird feeder we have out and a small number of birds around it. We can have anywhere up to 30 birds at a time out there. We get Cardinals (male and female), Blue Jays, Sparrows, Finches, Mourning Doves and Dark Eyed Juncos.
The picture was taken looking out my parents bedroom window.

So here is our poor drying out real tree. Looks not to bad I suppose. Well Mackenzie and I ( mostly me) decorated it today. Most of the wooden Santa's my father carved.

The mail man we have is very lazy. He never reads the addresses properly on the mail. We get things for people who don't even live in our city. So yesterday there was a knock at the door. It was the next door neighbour. My parcel from Beth was delivered there by mistake. Well this is what I got. Lots of hardanger patterns and Hardanger material. I have never used actual hardanger fabric so this should be interesting and fun. I will of course be very busy in the new year with hardanger projects. Which is great cause I joined the Christmas Ornament Challenge for next year. I can't wait to get started on them all. THANK you so much Beth they are wonderful. MIght not be able to wait till after Christmas and get the fourth biscornu square done. Might have to do them now especially if it continues to snow.

Here is a little better picture of my Pointsettia Biscornu that I did in the reds. It is out of the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2008 issue. The designer is Kitty and Me. I used Mint Green 32 ct Belfast (I think but it could be Lugana) Linen. The floss was DMC Variations numbers 4200 (red) and 4045 (green), the beads are Mill Hill 02011 (antique gold).

I am sorry to thank Carol for the lovely Christmas card I received on Thursday. Thank you very much Carol and I hope your mother is feeling better. I know what it is like to have surgery the way she did.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Two more finishes

Ok so it has been awhile since I have posted last. I seem to be starting alot of posts off this way lately. Anyway I digress. I have been busy kinda. Haven't been on the computer much lately cause I haven't felt like reading emails. First off here is a picture of our tree. For the first time ever we have a real tree.This was taken last week before the major snow storm today. We will attempt to bring it in the house tomrrow so we can decorate it.

That is providing I can find it under the snow drifts. As you can see it is not a very big tree. I think it is about 4 feet tall. I will try and take a picture of it before I dig it out. I will also try and get some picture of the amount of snow we have. We are expecting another storm on Saturday and one on Tuesday.

This is Mackenzies school picture for this year. I can't believe she is in Grade 1 now and will be 7 soon. It seems like just yesterday she was little. She is almost as tall as I am.

For one of my cross stitch groups we did a Christmas card exhange. The rules were you had to send a card to the person who was below you and $5 dollars worth of stitching stuff. Well Cherie got my name and this is what she sent to me. I got a magnetic paper pad (which my mother promplty stole), Lacy Cross Ornaments from A Stitch in Time. I have a few other of their charts. Plus a chart called Three's A Crowd by Diane Graebner, and two WDW Beachcomber and Ultarviolet (might just have to use that for another M Design). Thanks Cherie I just love the stuff.

I was kinda busy this week stitching. I did finish my one Poinsettia Biscornu from the JCS 2008 Ornie issue. The pictures are not the best. I will try and take some more. These were with my camera phone on my bed. I will try my camera on the black board I have they might turn out better then. I also finished the other biscornu that I was putting my hardanger diamond on as well. The first picture is the tops and then the bottoms are next.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another Project done

Ok well here is the top to the Red Biscornu. That I started the other day. The pattern is the Poinsettia Biscornu by Kitty and Me from the JCS Christmas Ornament 2008 issue. The picture doesn't really do the material justics but it is Mint Green 28 ct. The floss is DMC Variations 4200 (red) and 4045 (green). The beads are MIll Hill # 02011.

Well yesterday was our last craft show of the year. The show was very slow but that was ok cause we made our own fun. All the people there were really nice and helpfull so that was great.

The saga continues with my leg. It still hurts as does my ankel. I have been taking muscle relaxants and that seems to be helping some as the pain is only really there when I use the muscle. I have to see the Family Doctor on the 19 so if it is no better then I will mention it to her.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Pics

Ok I am so excited cause I finished my biscornu top tonight. This is the Pointsettia Biscornu from the JCS 2008 Christmas Ornament issue. The designer is Kitty and Me. Here is the pic of it. I used DMC Variations numbers 4045 (green) and 4180 (pink. THe material is Mint Green Linen and I forget the count. No suprise there. The beads are Mill Hill Seed Beads # 02011.

I was so thrilled to see the pink top finished I just had to start the red one. Here is my progress on that. This one I am using DMC Verigated numbers 4045 (green) and 4200 (red).

My leg is still bothering me at times. I have not had it checked out yet. I think part of it is from the way I sit while stitching. I know it is not a clot as the tender spot has now move down to my ankel. I am starting to come down with the cold that is in my house. I have been dosing up on Vitamine C. Lets hope I don't get a back case as it will land me in the hospital. Oh boy lots of stitching time and no interruptions.

Monday, December 1, 2008

PEACE is done

Peace is now done. I finished it this morning. The pattern is an M Design pattern using DMC Verigated floss #4030.

This makes 57 finishes for me this year.