Friday, January 23, 2009

Alittle tied up

Well I have been busy the last 24 hours keeping something out of trouble. Who ever thought getting a 2 month old kitten was a good idea needs to be shot. I was rudly waoken at 3 am and got an 1 1/2 hours sleep between then and 7 when Mac came to get the cat. This is Princess Lucy. We call her Lucy when my niece is not around. She was born November 17, 2008. We are not sure if she is a Brown Tabby (as the pet store called her) or a Grey Tabby. The vet said we will wait till she is older to see what colour she takes on as she is both right now.

It is a shame you can't see her now as she is curled up in my sweatshirt while I sit and type this.

Obviously I have not had alot of time to stitch the last couple of days. Hopefully I will get more time in the next few days. Lucy is just so loveable. She is a big attention seaker but is really not fond of Gaby yet. It will come in time tho.

Well I am off to bed as I will probably be up at 3 again.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snow I hate it

Have I said I hate snow. This is what snow we have gotten in the last month. We are supposed to be getting up to another 15 cm by Thursday. OH JOY OH JOY. Here we are looking at the backyard from the corner of the garage.

This pic is the snow piles down the side of our ever shrinking driveway. It was taken from the front of my car looking towards the street.

Here is a look at the garbage cans lined up against the garage.

I was able to finish 2 of the remaining 3 ornaments I had. This first one is of the Cross by A Stitch In Time. This pattern was my exchange present from Cherie.

Here is the first of the 4" angels. I have one more to do. Should be able to get it done tomorrow and start the last pannel for my biscornu.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The needles are a smok'en

Well here are the 3" angels from Hankey Pankey that I have been working on. Now I have the Cross from A Stitch In Time and the 3 1/2" angels left to do. I am hoping to get them done tomorrow so that I can go back to the Pointsetta Biscornu I started before Christmas and finish that one.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Finally a post

Here it is the middle of January and this is my first post. Things started out not bad for the year and then have gone down hill since then.

I had to have my baby put down one week ago today. He developed a very rapid progressing cancer in his face with possibly a tumor too. If I waited till this week to put him down his whole face would have been affected.

This is him in my garden 2 years ago. Rest in Peace Amber (my baby) 1995 - 2009

Needless to say life has been difficult for me since then. I have had time to work on my stitching. I have 4 new finishes and 6 WIPS at the momment.

Here is the whole piece of material that has the WIPS on it and my finished ones.

The first 2 here are by Wren Song Designs. The Pattern is called Bridal Roses. They will be cut out and hung with tassels on them. They are supposed to be diamonds not the squares they look like here.

Ok here are my other two finished. These are 4" angels. The Designer is Hankey Panky and the pattern is called Flying Angels (I think).

I used Hardanger material with DMC Pearl Cottons 8 and 12 sizes. The colours are white, ecru, and 778.

I have now been on my drug for my arrhythmias for 6 1/2 months (Jan 24 will be 7 months). The 20 of January will be 7 months that I have been arrhythmia free. I had to go to the pacemaker clinic today and they confirmed that I have not had an arrhythmia since June 20, 2008.

But the bad news is that my pacemaker battery needs replacing. From what I was told today it will be done in the next 6 to 8 weeks. I should know a date either the end of next week or the begining of the week after. I will definatly post a date when I get it. But I will post long before that.