Friday, February 24, 2012

Feb 24/12

 Just because I had one bib left in my stash and because I love this heart pattern, I stitched it one more time using DMC 816 and adding a bit to the border to fill in the bib. One less thing in the stash and one more gift at the ready when someone else announces that they are pregnant. Decluttering has been a renewed theme in my house again so reduction of every and any pile of stuff is helpful.

My youngest brother is getting married in August. Here is the patttern/kit I decided upon for the gift for him and his fiancee. So, the wedding is August 11th, today is Feb 24th and I am wondering what the chances are that I will have this puppy stitched, framed and ready to present at the family gift opening at the rehearsal party? Methinks my fingers are going to fall off between now and then. Good thing that I adore my brother and my soon-to-be sister-in-law!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Feb 19/12

 My absolute favourite picture from my trip to Burkina Faso in January has to be this one of the elephants in the Nazinga game reserve. The morning after this photo was taken at their watering hole by the main camp, my little cousin and I were woken up to see an elephant grazing outside our window. There were many other photos and experiences, but yeah, this one is my favourite.

So in stitching news, I stitched up this bib for a Croatian friend of mine who lives in Dusseldorf, Germany. She is expecting her first baby to arrive any day now. The pattern came from a book that I have on traditional Scandinavian redwork and I used DMC 347.
After much thinking and flipping through patterns, I finally decided to stitch one of the Dimensions Wreath series for my brother and fiancee who are getting married in August. I had one of the kits in my to-do list and when I came across it the other day, there was a sense of feeling the right fit for the recipients. The threads have been separated and some stitching has begun. A fair bit should get done this week as I am parked in front of the television as much as possible to watch the Scott Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian Women's national curling championship!