Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A beautiful exchange, a finish, and a new start as well

A week ago Kathy send me the most gorgeous Christmas ornament. It's just lovely:

Some of my own Christmas ornaments got also a finishing touch. The first one I did earlier because I sent it off to Germany to my mother and wanted it to arrive in time. The rest I "ornamentified" last week. I plan to make the one I sent off again, because Michael likes it a lot. But who knows...I have ...errrmm....quite some projects in planning.

I FINALLY finished the first row of "Manhattan Wonderland" and can confirm that with this speed it will take only couple of years to finish it. Not more then 10 years, I can assure you that (for now)

Lastly a new start. Thanks to a dear stitching friend I am able to stitch this wonderful Blackbird Design called "Blessings be Thine".

Saturday, December 11, 2010

After a long absence....

What to say after so much time without blogging. I'm not sure and that's one of the reasons I didn't update my blog earlier. I tried several times to sit down and write something, but my brain turns blank every time. Let me try to keep this short...
First I lost my stitching mojo for a while - did a lot of knitting though
Then I fractured my wrist and could not stitch, nor knit, nor type (I cannot type with one hand only...I need all my 10 fingers or it drives me nuts in no time)
And lastly we were confronted with a health scare which left us undone for a while.

It's now all better. I'm back at stitching, although I still cannot stitch on my frame somehow nor type too long.  I'm declared healthy again (but under supervision...LOL) and all is fine. We're started to go on vacation more often, which is a huge plus. Plus I sit less at the pc and try to be more active. Enough of that!!!

What is way more important....stitchy stuff.

Margo send me an email that she received the ornament I stitched for her for an exchange at HoE .

Happy Skater
Designer: Little House Needleworks 
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Oraments 2010
Stitched on Quaker Cloth with Silks and DMC

I started last month on vacation a Dimensions kit which I have since ages laying around in my always growing stash. I went trough all my kits - which I do buy and then never start because I actually don't like kits, certainly not the ones with Aida. (don't make the same mistake like my husband and ask me why for gods heaven sake I buy kits if I don't like them. He's still not completely forgiven)
And I told myself that or I do something with these or sell them. Which means I planned 2 kits in for vacations (I convinced myself that these are ideal for stitching in the caravan). Around Christmas I will start  "Amsterdam" by Thea Gouverneur, which is thankfully on linen (I do hate the way they organized the floss and the rest of the kits I sell or give away.(I think)

Anyway, the first of the 2 kits  is almost finished and I try to finish it off the next days:

 Christmas Ornaments by Dimensions