Friday, February 22, 2008

Feb 22/08

Here is the purple version of the Alphabet Heart. I am about to pick through my threads to decide on the green version before I collapse into bed tonight. Having to work this weekend will put a dent in my time and energy, but I hope to get some stitching done!

One of my little daily joys is to check my map stats. It never ceases to amaze me that my little blog gets hits from all around the world. My favourite surprise was Ankara, Turkey because it just seems to exotic to me, but all the others are cool, too. I would be thrilled if you all would post a comment even if it is just to say "Hi!" so that I can check out your blogs as well! Happy stitching wherever you may be!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Feb 16/08

This is my January ornie. I had been holding off on posting about it because I needed to find the time to look for something to attach to the centre of the design like the snowflake that the designer used. There was nothing suitable in my bag of tricks so I have decided that this ornament is done, at least stitching wise. This design is the bargello star ornament designed by DebBee's Designs for the JCS 2007 Christmas Ornaments. I fudged some of the colours because I did not have any Weeks floss or the Kreinik braid that was called for. You can compare my version with hers since hers is on the cover of the magazine!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Feb 15/08

Some stitching has been occurring around this place. This pattern is one that C. sent me from her blog. I am thinking of doing the pattern in several other colours like yellow, purple,and green to represent the different emotions and turning it into a wall hanging.

Other than that, I have adopted a new kitty this week so things have been furry around here as the other two cats get used to an interloper! Please say hello to Miss Penelope who has come out of hiding and is busy exploring the rest of the house.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Feb 2/08

Not much to really report on the stitching front although I am almost done an ornament for the ornament blog! There are just not enough hours in the day between sleeping, eating, working, trying to get into shape, trying to maintain a social life and taking a course at the university. How do people with kids get anything done?!

My Curl for Cancer team was the top fundraising team for the second year in a row and we have the medals to prove it! I also won alot of stuff in the silent auction like a car safety kit, custom framing and a night at the Delta Brunswick! The Delta is close to some bars that my friends and I like so I figured that some weekend we might need to crash our drunken butts there!

My Curl for Cancer team was called the Peace Rocks. The cranes were my inspiration because they are a symbol of peace and hope and I love the story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1 000 cranes. The story is so moving and beautiful about her battle with leukemia that was caused by the atom bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Plus, I took a wee chance to celebrate something of my heritage while doing a sport I love with people I love to hang out with!