Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poinsettia Place and a new Start

First of all my apologies. I'm a terrible blogger at times. It's Summer here and it's kinda busy. We're changing the garden and that takes quite some time. I also became member of Weight Watchers to loose the pounds I piled recently up. Thanks to my chocolate addiction thyroid problem.
Or even better, lets blame Santa. He brought way too many sweets. I'm totally innocent here!!!

Seen that Santa refuses to take away the pounds that have magically appeared, I'm back on track to walk almost every morning and started also a training program for running.  But boy does running tire you out if you're not used to it. I fall asleep soon as I sit down it
I do stitch every evening a while though. I just need that. That's the most treasured moment of the day.

There is a little finish I have to show....
 Poinsettia Place
Part 2 of Santa's Village by Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Summer Khaki
Recommended Threads, minus the button 
Part 1 and 2 together 

And a new start: 

 A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion
Designer: The Scarlet Letter
Fabric: 40ct Lakeside Linens "Vintage Maritime White"
AVAS silks

Friday, January 18, 2013

Two Happy Dances :)

This week is going fantastic!! And not even speaking about the Australian Open, which makes me always happy to watch....

Emma Miles is finished!!!

Emma Miles
Designer: The Scarlet Letter
Fabric: 36ct Vintage Cornsilk by Lakeside Linens
Threads: AVAS silks
The second Happy Dance is because I have a brand new car - a Hyundai I30 Elite.  So very very happy about that too. Gotta love that husband of mine :)

And because I think about safety a bit more, Lucy got a safe seat too and wears a harness that gets attached to her seat. She loves the new seat. Added plus, car keep cleaner because SOMEONE likes to run through puddles and mud - and that isn't me.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year

I hope everybody had a great time during Christmas and New Year and I wish you all a very happy New Year and may all your dreams come true. :)

The last bit of Christmas stitching, both finished off as Flatfolds .....

 Songs of the Seasons by The Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 32ct Belfast by Picture This Plus in the color Fog
Recommended DMC

Then I started on Christmas Eve a new project. This years choice fell on "Santa's Village", the new series from Country Cottage Needlework.  Part one is finished - minus the button over the tree. That has to wait until the end because the fabric is mounted on a scroll frame. Now I'm waiting  impatiently for part two to arrive here. 
Santa's House
Part 1 of Santa's Village by Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Summer Khaki
Recommended Threads, minus the button

I hope you all have been good and gotten nice gifts from Santa. Santa was quite generous here. I got from my daughters the Feller Collection book, and from my husband a kit with silks. Plus fishing gear (not pictured).
To be honest the story was that the original gift wasn't available which we got to know only shortly before Christmas. My husband said then enthusiastically "What about some FISHING GEAR? Which got me in high speed to "help" him choosing the right gift. Thanks to the fantastic service of The Attic Needlework, a most beautiful sampler kit was laying under the tree in time. Oh, and he got me the fishing gear anyway. No complaint
Not that I deserved any of that. Because I wasn't that good....
I crashed my car, and it's a total write off. All my fault.
And I'm just utterly thankful that I didn't harm the truck driver and made it out of the car in one piece. 
Since I don't have a car to drive and there for not going anywhere, and it's too  hot here right now to do anything anyway,   I'm going to spend some quality time with Emma Miles - under the airco.  
Wishing you all a fantastic New Year filled with wonderful stash and lots of gorgeous finishes :)