Sunday, 23 February 2014

Me March

I have decided that March shall be all about pieces for ME. I went through a bunch of the magazines in my collection and picked out 7 projects that once complete will stay here at home.

From McCalls Needlework ('93)
* Rosemary
* Borage

From BH&G ('91)
* Plant a Bright Future

From For the love of Cross Stitch ('91)
* Clipper Ship

From Stitchery Magazine ('98)
* Santa's Midnight Flight

From For the love of Cross Stitch ('94)
* Radish

From the BH&G ('90)
* Harvest Helper

Saturday, 22 February 2014

End of the week


I completed Whale in a bottle - it's cute but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Could be a framed piece or a pillow. Granted it would be a bit better if I had a place for it to go (or recipient).


At work I've also been adding stitches to my SILs bday piece in between reading a variety of books from my local library. I've also stitched a few bookmarks for said books. That way when I return them, there is the added gift inside for the next reader to discover. We have a small library so many of our books arrive from other equally small libraries via request from tracpac. 
Like these 2. 

Monday, 17 February 2014

Quiet Monday

There was very little flow of people today. Most figured that being Family Day, the PO would be closed, however it's a provincial not a federal holiday so I was open. It did allow for lots of stitch time though. 

I had to frog out South America ( was off by a stitch). I will have to buy another 471 as it has gone AWOL to complete Earth's dress. 

I also put in a bunch of stitches into "whale in a bottle", started on some of the back stitching too. 


And for Boy #2, started stitching Germany. He's very interested in all things German ATM. Whether it's historical linage got him pumped or the continuous dicpictation of the country as a whole during the war on tv, either way he's been listening to his "how to speak German" CDs he got for Christmas 2 yrs ago and has been talking about going on a trip there once he's an adult. 


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Happy 'Early birthday'

My husbands bday isn't until next mth but both his gifts are done so I wanted to give them to him now incase he winds up not coming home for his actual day due to work.

The first part was his new canopy. I had to convince him I needed HIS truck (not my dad's as he suggested I just use to go fetch his gift from the city haha) so he came home early instead of taking more OT days so I could do it, then wouldn't let me drive his truck so he had to come with me. Spoil sport. Men are fickle to read on how excited they are on a gift until they start bragging so I'll have to wait til he sees friends to show it off to before i get to see how successful the gift is.


TaDa!! Running board steps and a front grill are next but they'll have to wait until I save up money. So perhaps a wedding Anni gift?

The second was the fall coloured cross stitch.

I like the look of it from afar. The reflection is quite neat, up close however you can definitely pinpoint the era (published 1989) by style.

It's leaflet #3 of the Four Seasons Series.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Sweetly Slow Monday

It was a very dragging Monday - as Mondays usually are. It's the longest day at work (open til 6 where as usually I'm closed 4:30) and very few people venture out from their farms. On these days I get plenty of stitchin done. 

Like today! Found a yellow I needed amongst other projects and was able to get my MILs bday gift done and framed!


I also got more done on the hubby's piece.



Saturday, 8 February 2014


I've been out of sorts stitching this week. My office at work was broken into and I haven't much felt like doing anything - guess it was more of an invasion then I thought it would be.
Here's where things sit stitchy wise.

My MILs piece I ran out of the yellow floss I needed so until I can get another skein (as even our local supplier is out) I can't complete it.

I have almost completed the top portion of my husbands bday piece. The 2nd 1/2 is a shortened version of the top to portray a reflection in the lake.

I framed the Paper hat (which is in the living room) and Tribal Panda (now gracing my daughters 'panda wall')


My SIL's piece hasn't gotten past the beginnings of the colt sadly. Tomorrow is calling for -45c so I'll have plenty of indoor time to stitch that's for sure!



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