Friday, 26 February 2016

End Of February

MY SAL Small submission:
Fox Cuddle from the March 2016 Cross Stitcher Magazine.

  February WIP workings:
  • Our Neck of the Woods
  • Germany
  • Leonard's Stag 
  • Lisbei's SAL
  • Tools of the Trade
  February Completes:
  • Stoney Creek: Wonderful Life. This is the piece I stitched as my 2016 Donation for the Linked Through Love online auction.
  • Stoney Creek: Fa La La La La (Baby Sampler for my sister for my nephew Zavier)
  • Stoney Creek: Beach Snowman (bookmark for Melanie) 
February New Starts:
  1. Bear Fishing
  2. Fox Cuddle 

Customer Request

So one of my customers for whom I stitched a piece for this year (Ronnie's Rifle Repair) asked me to design a piece for his daughter's shop. She owns a gun (& hunting supplies) store. "Doesn't have to be too difficult" he tells me - then hands me her business card stating he'd like it to be something similar w/ the name of her store in the middle so she can hang it up behind the counter. The template she uses is pretty simple. A varied blue back ground with blacked out silhouettes of deer, some trees and a cabin with a white text.

I told him I knew just the piece for him. Thus....taking on this deal. He said the next time he came in he would bring me some moose meat as payment. Haha! He did ~ it was an enormous roast. 

Its sitting in my freezer until I can finish off his project. I showed him the idea I had and he pointed out the parts he liked & the ones he didn't. I took 2 different patterns, have cut out the parts of both that he wanted and have a piece of Gothic material I will be stitching it on.

Sisterly Love:
 I stitched up the SCC: Fa-La-La-La for my nephew; applied a back board & then glued the whole thing to a wooden plaque. Finishing it off with some cording. She had complained last time I made my niece her birth sampler because it didn't matter that I'd bubbled wrapped it like crazy - the glass still managed to shatter. I didn't want this to meet the same fate.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Be thou Lovin' or Lustin'....

However you spend this day of calendar declared Love.....I hope Cupid's arrow finds its mark.
We don't normally do anything for this day. Hubs, as per the norm, is away at work. The kids are all older now so giving out Valentines to their friends isn't a big thing. They also (with the exception of our eldest) do not have a boyfriend/girlfriends so there's no fretting over what to get there either.

One of my customers made me a plastic heart shaped ring box w/ his 3D printer. Inside he ribboned the phrase "Hugs fill an empty Heart". While he intended to be cheeky - he didn't know it meant a lot more to me that day as I was already off to an emotional start. (Yay for being female with hectic emotions).

I received an email from my Valentine exchange buddy letting me know that she'd one just mailed of hers....but didn't verify if she received mine yet or not.

Kids are in an extended long weekend. Thursday and Friday were part of Teachers convention. Monday is a provincial holiday: Family Day. But as it is not a FEDERAL holiday, I still have to work. I. Sure it will be super quiet as no one will think I am open.

Today I stitched my neighbour a tart little snowman. Here he is without back stitching....

And here he is with some.

She'd mentioned wanting a cross stitch with a more hostile staying; but she has small eyes in her house who are learning to read so I thought this one would be a better choice. I left off the punctuation so it can either be read aggressively "Beach, Please!😡 I Will bury You⚰"

....or more playfully "Beach please! 😊 *holds up shovel* I will bury you".⛱ She's having a bit of a life adjustment right now so I wanted to cheer her up.

Beach Snowman: a Stoney Creek design. 
Stitched on scrape piece of Cosmo Aida.

Outlander ( April Smalls)

I caught the 1st season of Outlander onto last year and was hooked. I’d made a generalized post about it and had a bunch of friends and fami...