Saturday, December 20, 2008
I finished Jeannette's Douglas's Page 2 of My Stitching Album and am very proud of it! Next I picked up a round robin that I told Carmen (last August!!!) I would work on for her...it will be arriving home in the mail soon Carmen.I did three rows of Jeannette Douglas's Northern Shield Sampler for Carmen. There are only 5 or 6 rows left to do. It seems to have been a JD kind of week for me.
Next I pulled out my Heart's Content piece, Splendor II, which hasn't seen the light of day since June and did a few motifs on it last night. I am going to try to continue on it till the end of the year and then I will treat myself to a new start which I think will be Long Dog's Froth and Bubble and I even have the GAST threads for it!
I must mention http://caroliensstitches.blogspot.com/ . Carolien mentioned me in her blog awhile back and tagged me with a Bloggie Goodness Award. Thank You Carolien!
I hope to see or hear from some of you on Boxing Day!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
And these gorgeous tulips are also a Christmas gift...for Wendy's boss at work...I'd say once he gets this fabulous piece of work that he should give her a raise!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Since then I am realizing that there are no heights that people cannot attain in terms of kindness and generosity...and this is a much better way of looking at the world.
You were all so incredibly supportive and that was so uplifting.
I told you about Marie Paule decorating my shop...because she is a good friend , and she loves doing stuff like that and she knows I am hopeless at it.
Here is another friend who has given me some wonderful gifts.
Melinda Medeiros of Medeiros Needlecraft Designs Has reluctantly decided that she will no longer be designing for her own cross stitch business. She is going to concentrate on free lance designing for magazines and other publishers.
She sent me these fantastic models that she stitched herself.
She knew I was intrigued by the blocks so sent all these priceless models to me as a gift. I am so overwhelmed and humbled and touched by this generous act. She also sent some patterns and charts. I phoned her to thank her and started blubbering on the phone. It is just as well I had to leave a message. I likely would have been bawling if I have spoken with her.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Meanwhile here are some shots of the getaway to add to those Dani
and Beatrice have already posted....
Chef Dan preparing..
Monday, November 17, 2008
Then on Friday evening I gathered with a bunch of my closest friends and stitched my brains out for the entire weekend. Well OK we stopped every once in a while to eat well and to laugh heartily but mostly we stitched. I will post some pictures in my next blog. We also had a fabulous meal on Saturday prepared by my dear husband and served by he and his excellent helper Amanda...more about the meal and the of course more pictures along with the getaway snaps...in my next blog.
This was where I started on my Kappie Originals landscape on Friday...
And if all that wasn't enough good stuff I received an e-mail on Sunday from a member of the Cataraqui Guild inquiring if Knowledge and Needles was interested in having a Boutique at the annual EGA Seminar which is being held in Kingston this spring! Am I interested?....I would have written her a cheque on the spot! and said so in my return e-mail.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
In any case they have been fired and Mollie and Paddy will just have to find other jobs to earn their Christmas money this year!
Celtic Beasties from Ink Circles
Wishing you...Happiness, prosperity , inspiration and friendship from Blue Ribbon designs in last years Gift of Stitching magazine.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I have a few ornaments to show and not much of anything else...so here they are..Joyful Blessings and Glad tidings. Both are Blue Ribbon designs from the recent JCS Christmas issue and the preview issue. I seem to be a sucker for these over-one designs.
This next one is a Sue Hillis design also from the above mentioned magazines. It is to match the one in my previous post.
Today I will be heading out in the pouring rain, to pick up Joyce and we will proceed into the city to see "The Sound of Music". Her two daughters and two grand daughters have seen it already and reported that it is excellent so we are looking forward to our day. We'll have lunch out and see the matinee...As good a way as any to spend a rainy windy yucky day.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The next page should be out within the month and I am looking forward to starting it.
We have a long weekend coming up to celebrate Thanksgiving and of course we are having friends and family in to help celebrate. In spite of the financial crisis which seems to be worldwide now, we have much to be thankful for...if nothing else than to have heard on the news last night that Canada's banking system is the strongest in the world...kind of encouraging I'd say!
It will be fun to have the grandsons here tomorrow and to be surrounded by good friends and loving family members.
Edited to add... for those of you who were interested to know where..the Mother who read to me pattern came from...I will look and try to find the magazine where I found it...I stitched the piece a couple of months ago and the magazine has been put back in the box...but which box? I do know it was a Cross stitch and Needlework mag from a few years ago but I will get the complete information and post it soon, or e-mail it to you , if that was your request.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Once there, I found the repair place with no difficulty and thought I would mosey through town to see the sights...I was almost out of town and thinking I had found the only other place in Ontario (besides Brighton) which does not have a Tim Hortons...but...there it was just north of town near Highway 7... a cup of tea and a bagel later I was on my way home again....
This afternoon I was joined buy a few friends and with Barb's guidance we made flatfolds. It was a hurriedly planned gathering as Kathy had to get hers made since she is leaving very soon for Arizona...we'll miss you Kathy....and Angie too will be going soon to Arizona as well...also she had to get hers in the mail asap for Halloween...can't have those little granddaughters miss out on their witch for Halloween....We'll miss you too Angie...
Below are the flatfolds made by me (Mother who read to me), by Adriana (pansies) and by Barb (Sparky and friend)
Angie's Halloween witch for her grand daughters
Close up of mine...
The gang, Beatrice, Adriana, Kathy, Angie and our teacher Barb, and some of the flatfolds.
Beatrice's pumpkins and witch, Kathy's Boo, Beatrices's Fall is fabulous, Kathy's PS, another one of Beatrice's and Angies's witch. (M-designs)
Below is Narine, one of my loyal customers who happened in on Friday to show me her finished Mairabilia Santa...isn't it great? Narine is an exquisite stitcher who favours Mirabilia and Lavender and Lace designs...she has done many. Also her husband is suffering from cancer so if you could keep both of them in your prayers, I would really appreciate it...we stitchers have to stick together and support one another...and we always seem to! Thanks