Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mar 29/08

I finished the stitching part on this ornament last night. It is "Easter Bonnet Duck Ornament" from the April 2008 "The Cross Stitcher". I stitched it on a mystery cloth from my grab bag and with mystery threads from my mystery threads box. Yet another small attempt to use up this stash that is spilling over the shelves!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mar 27/08

Tried out another artistic endeavour tonight at
Seramik tonight with my friend Val. I was a little intimidated when I walked in because two of my uni. classmates were there and they are artists so I was a bit worried about my attempts at painting! Once we got over being overwhelmed by the selection of colours, we had a blast painting and gossiping away! I can not wait to see what the fired version of the piece will look like and I can not wait to go back to try that again!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Mar. 23/08

I saw this group quilts for breast cancer on Cheryl's blog (Bezza Chezza) and just had to join since my community just lost a wonderful woman to breast cancer. This woman's spirit and courage in facing this disease and her openness to everyone about her struggles were truly inspiring. I deal with cancer patients every day and often times feel helpless when all I can do is hand over their prescriptions and give them a hug of encouragement. When I get a moment later on today, I will go through my "wee" pile of patterns to find something to make for this group.

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21/08

The Wreath of All Seasons is done! Mind you, it was not completed in time to be framed and raffled off at Curl for Cancer, but it has been completed and I can pass on the pattern to someone else who is looking forward to stitching this!

Happy Easter to all those who celebrate Easter. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mar 12/08

This photo is kind of stitching related in that alot of her hair has been stitched into projects over the years! One of her favourite sleeping spots, besides in the sun, is beside me on the couch when I am doing my cross stitch!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mar 11/08

Here is the last panel, the blue heart, and the silk fabric that I picked up from Fabricville. The colours of the silk fabric is not coming through very well in this photo, but it is going to look pretty cool with the hearts. There were several other silks and brocades that really caught my eye when I was shopping for fabric this afternoon, but they were either too busy or not really appropriate for the friend I have decided to make this for. For anyone in Canada, Fabricville is having some awesome sales at the moment for non-club members, too! I bought 3 metres of silk for $24.99---buy 1m, get 2m free!

A quick stop at the mailbox on the way home revealed the first of 2 baby quilts that I had ordered from Mary Maxim to do up for my 2 newest second cousins, Gracie and Madison! My fingers will have to be flying for the next while!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Mar 9/08

I found this blog today while reading Anne's Featherstitching blog and thought that it is a great site: Stitch Pink. Cancer has touched so many lives around me so I think that it is important for everyone to be aware of the disease and to do what they can to prevent it.

ETA I fixed the link! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Mar. 7/08

Here is the yellow version of the Alphabet Heart. Between yucky weather (wind, snow,rain, freezing rain, etc.) and March Break, I have had some extra time on my hands to stitch. I started the last panel in blue last night!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Mar. 2/08

Here is the green version of the Alphabet Heart! I have really been enjoying picking out the colours and using up alot of my thread stash as well as planning how to finish the whole thing as a wall hanging. The yellow version for friendship is well underway now!

The wreath has been lingering untouched while I work at the heart project, but I did put a few back stitches into it last night as well. We were being hit by a good sized snow storm last night so it was the perfect night to hang out in my jammies and stitch because the roads were too terrible to think about going any where!