Saturday, November 27, 2010

A day late but what else is new with me

It seems I've been running a day late on my SAL with Denise since we started, I don't even have a reason for forgetting yesterday but I can try to think of one. So here is my slow progress on Thine is The Trick and Treat, I'm not sure if its stitching Halloween so close to Christmas or what but it seems to be creeping along at a slow rate.



Hopefully next week I'll have some new stitchy stuff to share. Wishing everyone a safe and warm weekend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On Christmas Day Mystery Sampler

So awhile ago, August to be precise I was looking through the Gift Of Stitching Magazine I flipped the e-pages. Nothing really jumped out and said stitch me at the time, same thing with September. It wasn't until I was looking through Diane's blog and found this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ualUDeaKvjk/TJPGg1xNO7I/AAAAAAAAApA/1Y0wf1mbXzE/s1600/2010+283.jpg that I went WOW. I love it in the red, whites, and greens better then the called for colours. The oranges that were used in the magazine did nothing for me.

So after contemplating I decided on these colours

I'm still not certain of the red I picked might change my mind on that still. I have time I'm stitching this with Cat and Wendy and just between us I don't think either of them have picked out fabric or thread yet. LOL Hurry up ladies are I'll have to get out the wet noodle.

My apologies to two wonderful ladies.

Life seems to have gotten in the way of deal with some important blogging things.

My first apology is to Gillian, I was in a humbug exchange with Gillian and received the most gorgeous humbug from her but have been neglecting posting a pic. Here is some pics of the beautiful humbug she designed just for me.



My next apology I owe is to Jane I entered her draw for this wonderful owl kit

So to my amazement went I opened the envelope all of these goodies came tumbling out, it was like Christmas morning.

Included was a cross stitcher project bag, a bookmark to cross stitch, 2 packages of Dress It Up buttons,a cute bookmark, a package of 14 count fabby in buttermilk, a skein of Metallic DMC, and some super cute ribbon that says "No Peeking" and of course the Owl Kit. I love everything Thank you again Jane for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Oh just so you don't think I have no manners both ladies were Thanked promptly by email, but I should have posted pictures sooner my mother raised better then that.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snow, snow and a SAL update

This is what I woke up to this morning, in a freezing house. After we got the generator going and the heaters plugged in it wasn't that bad. We have another snow warning and a wind warning posted again for today. So we might lose power again, the fun of living in the country in the winter.
The first picture is of our snow dog Jack, I'm sure he would move outside until it melts he is like a big kid.

This is a picture looking across one of our fields.

This is looking up our driveway towards the road.

I'm sad to say I didn't get a lot of time to work on the SAL I'm doing with Denise, just seemed something was always coming up. I did get a fair bit of stitching done on various ornaments known that I can show pictures of anyways. My plans for the day after building a snowman with the youngest child include stitching stitching and more stitching, so hopeful there will be more progress to show next Friday.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1,2,3,4,5,6 Counting is so easy

Until you combine it with stitching, I just realized that I made a major mistake on Thine Is The Trick And The Treat the SAL I'm doing with Denise , I'm not sure if I'm going to frog it or not. So here is my update which should have been posted yesterday, but I was in the hospital.



All I have left to do on the first page is the rest of the spiders, the bat. The letters I'm leaving for last not sure if I'm going stitch them in black or maybe introduce a new colour purple or orange maybe. Check out Denise's progress on her blog, her stitching is beautiful. Oh I see I forgot a stitch on the witch it will be filled in by next update.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Humbug Exchange Recieved

My partner Gillie told me other other day that she received my humbug. The day I took my pictures it was raining up a storm and dark and gloomy, so needless to say I thought I would wait and see if Gillie's pictures turned out better which they did of course. This was stitched for Friendly Stitcher's Humbug Exchange. Just Nan Hootzi Humbug stitched on Mystery fabric from my stash. This first pic I took before I put it together see how gloomy the image is


The next two pictures I borrowed from Gillie's blog.




I'll post a picture of mine that I receive as soon as the snails arrive with it, the post is getting awful these days.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Update

Jack is still in the dog house for his actions yesterday, but he will be forgiven in time. So my little guy is almost 3 and suffers from night terrors a couple of times a week, hence my blog name. So he woke up screaming this morning at 4:30 so by the time I got him calmed down, I knew neither of us were going back to bed. So there we were snuggled up on the couch with a blanket him watching Winnie the pooh and me stitching. Here is my morning work on Thine Is The Trick And The Treat



Not sure why the fabric is showing up this dark.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My wonderful Sunday

I'm so happy Denise got her fabric for Thine Is The Trick And The Treat by Prairie Moon. So we can start our mini SAL with it, I was excited to hear this. Yes I said so excited past tense, ready for a long story.

I got my pattern quite a while ago, made myself a working copy thank goodness. I hummed and hawed about fabric then decided to try dyeing my own which turned out fantastic. The only thin I was left with was deciding on thread, my not so well stocked, not so local LNS didn't have much of a selection. I didn't want to use DMC I wanted to try something different so I went with Blacksmith Blue - Perle Cotton Floss by Crescent Colours. I was happy, just had to wait for Denise and if you look at her blog you can read about her frustrations so far. So anyway I got my fabric out, my chart out, my thread out to take a before pic and got distracted with a 2 and half year old and a potty training mishap. When I came back to gather my stuff to take a pic it wasn't there. So you probably imagining that things like that don't just walk away on there own. So I looked around a found what was left of my beautiful stash. You see I have a dog, who at the moment is not in my good graces. When Jack needs to be sick, he eats things outside mostly grass, leafs typical doggy behaviour. But in the house anything and everything is fair game so I found what was left of my floss mixed with who knows what with my fabric and chart. Like I said before super glad I made a working copy. So now I have no fabric and no floss. I'm not about to make the long drive to my not so local LNS so I will be dying more fabric this afternoon and stitching with DMC black. So I'm sure you will understand why no pics today, I'm sure most of you wouldn't appreciate the pics anyway. So hopefully bright and early I'll be stitching up a storm and will post a pic tomorrow.

Hope everyone has had a better day then me.

P.S A quick Thank You to Cat for showing me how to do my links the right way. Thank you Cat.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tis The Season

To get busy, do you know how fast Christmas is coming. I always say every year I'm going to be better prepared then I end up running around like a mad woman. I've been busy stitching and finishing ornaments this week, 2 I can show you and 2 are for gifts for people who read my blog so they will have to wait.

So on to the ones I can show you, first is a freebie I found on Heidi's blog http://allmyscatteringmoments.blogspot.com/ it was a lot of fun to stitch and super quick and easy. I didn't have the called for Carrie's threads so I substituted DMC. Sleigh rides stitched on 28 count mystery fabric from my stash.



The second one is from Victoria Sampler in the button up for Christmas collection, I should have stitched it on something other then 28 count fabric it was getting larger then I wanted so I decided not to stitch the greenery that was at the top. So here is Melt your heart.