Sunday, November 30, 2008

New pics of WIPS

Ok here is a pic of my progress from yesterday on "PEACE" by M Design. I just have to finish the p and then I can add the star on the top and the beads.

I finally cut out my Welcome bellpull and put it all together. Here is a picture of that. It is not the best but I will get more of the other ones I do.

Yesterday since I had only alittle bit left on "PEACE" I decided I was going to start the Pointsettia Biscornu by Kitty and Me. Well here is the progress after two days of work.

Well off to dinner and to bed early as it was another long day at the craft show. Lets not ask how it was. Enough said right?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

No pics today

I worked on PEACE by M Design today and almost have it finished. I will finish it Monday as I am not taking my beads to the craft show tomorrow. Today I started The Pointsettia Biscornu by Kitty and Me from the JCS 2008 Ornamnet book. I have the center donw and started on the next pattern around. I am using DMC Verigated floss for that and hope to have possibly the top done tomorrow. I will take pics either tomorrow night or Monday of my work that I have done this weekend.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Today's finishes

Today you are lucky you get two posts from me. One is a short one this morning and then this really long one tonight.
I spent most of today working on these cards. I had to make 3 of them on my own. You sure can tell they are homemade. The pattern that is in them is the Wren Song designs and it is called Bridal Roses.

As I said I have been working on M Desing "PEACE" last week and this week. Here is the progress as of Tuesday night.

Wednesday I wasn't feeling all that well so I just sat and stitched most of the day. Here is what I accomplished from Tuesday night. I am using DMC Verigated floss #4030. I am really happy with the way it is turning out. I will be making it into a card for a friend of mine. I am hoping it will be done this weekend while at the craft show.

I have been having problems with my left leg for the past week. The fleshie part at the top of my thigh hurts. It has been like this for nearly two weeks now. The pain will come and go so I don't think it is a blood clot. If it doesn't clear up this week then I will have to give in and go have it checked out. So if I disappear completely it could be because I am in the hospital. I will try and keep Beth updated with what is going on.

Well off to bed since tomorrow is an early and a very long day.

Been Busy

Wow it has been awhile since I last posted. (think I said that sometime ago). But I have been busy with family obligations, craft shows, stitching like mad to accomplish stuff and life in general. I would update my stitching if I could but my printer died SSSSOOOO I will have to try and do it with my phone. Last week I started "PEACE" by M Design using 4030 DMC Variations. It is looking perfect. I am hoping to have it finished this weekend. I will be at another show this weekend (very long hours) so it might not be till Sunday when I get back here.

Gotta go finish some cards to take.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My latest finish

Finally I have all three designs done twice. I put the last stitches in tonight. The piece is now drying and then I can back them and make them into cards and ornaments. I should have this done tomorrow so that I can take them to the craft show on Saturday.

Off to work on my baby blanket.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've been tagged

This should be interesting. I was tagged by Cherie
The rules are as follows

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write six random things about yourself
4. Tag six people at the end of your post
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

I have to think of 6 things

1) I have a Social Service Worker background
2) I have been in the Girl Guide movemment for 31 years
3) I taught myself how to do Hardanger
4) I have a small craft business with my mom
5) I've lived in the same house all my life
6) I've had 8 heart surgeries

These are the people I'm going to tag

1) Deb S
2) Frishawn
3) Susan V
4) Julie
5) Cindy
6) Meari

Thread Exchange

Today I got my Thread and Needle exchange from CJ. The rules for this exchange were you must send you partner 2 cards of floss and a package of needles. This is what I recieved.

I can't wait to use the floss. I have an idea of what I will use the one for but I am not sure.

Well this past weekend was our first set of Craft Showes. The Saturday only was wasn't all that great. The biggest problem was it was a nursing home with locked doors so you had to punch in a code everytime you wanted to open a door. That is fine until you have your hands full of stuff to take in and out. Won't be doing that again next year.

The craft show that was Saturday and Sunday was a better one. This one we have been doing for about 7 years now. That will be a repeat again next year.

The show we have coming up is Saturday and we have been there for a number of years too. Hopefully it will be a good one again.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Stash

Last night I did a silly thing. Well kinda. I showed my mom some hardanger Angel patterns and of course she loved them. So I said I think the Local Needlework Shop had them. I was wrong BUT she did pick out two more patterns for me to do.

This first one is a Cross N Patch pattern by Emie Bishop called the Christmas Star.

This one is the Heirloom Christmas Sampler buy The Victoria Sampler. This pattern has two different colour selections. The picture is in the pinks and roses the other one is reds. Both look very stunning.

There is still a third pattern that my mom wants to get for me to do. It is called The Unfinished Sampler by Cross N Patch. Another Emie Bishop pattern.
Tonight my mom and I took my niece over to the community college to their holiday craft show. They had lots to do. When we first went in there were dogs. A 9 month old Great Dane ( who was huge), 2 Shelties and a mix of Weiner dog and something else. Mac played some games and won ballots for the draw prizes. Then all of a sudden a bunny showed up so we had to go see that. Finally we got into the actual craft show. They had a passport that you visited different rooms in the college to see and get stamps and they had things to do and most places had something to drink or eat or both. I have a video of Mac holding either a lizard or a Gecko not sure which. The only problem is I can't get it to work or run so oh well. But we all had a good time. Mac wrote Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Day in Greek, planted a bulb in Holland, played Bocci in Italy.

Tomorrow is our first two craft shows for the year. I will be home late so I might now be able to post but will update all on Sunday after the shows.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

What a Week!

Ok so I went to my second to last stitching class last week. Well I found a pattern that had a few stitches in it that I didn't know how to do (that was not an easy task). So I took it to class and showed the teacher what I needed help with and she said don't do them but if I really wanted to here was the book to follow the instructions from there. SO needless to say Kathy was not very happy. So I just worked on what I wanted. I think I was way to advanced for the class so I was kinda ignored. I was also told that now I should be doing larger articles (which was fine) and designing my own patterns. There is still a heck of a lot I have know idea how to do. But anyway.

So Monday was bowling and some how I did something to my wrist. I think it was tendinitis probably from too much stitching lately. I have really been pushing it as our first two craft shows are this Saturday. So I wrapped my wrist. Tuesday it was a nice day so I went out to the garden and cut down a bunch of dead plants and planted 12 daffodils bulbs. I would have kept working but my wrist was really sore.

Wednesday morning I finished planting the last 12 daffodils. Between Mac and myself we have put 72 new bulbs into the garden. 24 were Daffodils and 48 were Tulips. I think that is enough for this year. I went to my local needlework store after that and stitched with the owner and another person for a few hours. Then I have been looking at two patterns for quite some time. I ended up getting The Garden by Emie Bishop (Cross ' N ' Patch).

The picture is not that great but you get the idea.

Last night when I checked my emails I found one from a Guider saying that certain paperwork was not in and I better get it there ASAP. I was furious as one sheet had a persons credit card information on it and all of the paper work was in on September 15, 2008. I sent a not so nice email back. I spoke with them today and she had made a double file for my unit and thought it was funny when she found her mistake. I was hoping mad.

Tonight mom and I set up our table for one of the shows this week end. Tomorrow we will check another one out and go get some Cherry/Pineapple/Peach jam. Oh it is soooo good. Then Saturday I have to set up and do the other show and we both do the show on Sunday. Busy weekend ahead.

Where has the time gone?

Should have been posted November 2, 2008

I didn't realize how much time has passed since my last post. Well I did but I didn't feel like updating

Here are somethings I have been working on. I have not really had alot of finishes lately. Partly because I have not had a lot of stitching time. I hate when life gets in the way. Don't you? I have several things I need to put together for our 2 craft shows next weekend.

Saturday was my second to last class. My teacher told me that I am now to the point I need to buy 3 books and start designing my own patterns. That is great if you can follow instructions. I learn better by doing and beinging showed how to do. I still have alot of stitches I would like to learn first. I think it will probably be the new year before I try my hand at designing anything. I have to find a project for my last class in December.

I am now just over 4 months arrhythmia free. Though I have had a few small episodes ( I think lately). Well anyway it was a busy weekend so I am heading to bed