Saturday, July 31, 2010

Anne's stitching

This is my friend Anne West and the picture below is a piece that she has just finished. We had the privilege of watching it grow at our regular Friday stitching group.
This is my progress on my great nephew's Christmas stocking. I am pretty pleased with myself for doing the backstitching as I go along. There is a lot of it!!
And I would like to thank you all once again for the tremendous support you gave to Brighton by voting last week. We are all elated with the positive result and $25,000 boost to the Fund!
Also, on August 21, I will be hosting my annual Stitching Day here at 190 Smith Street. I think it is the 10th year for it!!
All stitchers and stitcher wannabes are welcome...potluck starting at noon. Bring your finished projects to show off and something to stitch on and prepare to be impressed by all the fabulous things our fellow stitchers produce!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thanks for the votes

Brighton won the $25,000 from the TSN/Kraft community challenge!
Thank You for voting and supporting this community cause.
I am so pleased not only that The new Track and Field Facility got a $25,000 boost but that the entire community came together to vote, vote, vote and vote again to make it happen.
I am so proud of my town!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

We need your votes till noon on Friday

Please vote for Brighton to win the $25,000!
Go here and follow the's easy and $25,000 will go a long way to building the new track and frield facility!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christmas stuff

Well yes, these have been the hottest weeks of the summer and what better projects to work on in the sweltering heat then Christmas designs? These are two ornaments from Cat's Whisker's "On the 12th day" chart. I am making them into individual ornaments. 11 down and only 1 to go...yes Beth, I left that one you mentioned to the end!
And this is a stocking from an old Cross Stitch and Contry Crafts magazine that I am making for my newest Great nephew William. His parents chose it..

On July 22 at noon the voting will begin...go to this website to cast your vote(s) for Brighton!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Looking for your vote

I live in the small town of Brighton. I came here in 1975 to teach at the High School. Although I have moved around to various other schoold during my career, Brighton has always been my home and I consider East Northumberland Secondary School my home school.
This year some very civic minded people at the high school and in the community have launched a fundraising effort to build a new Track and Field facility on the high school grounds but for use by the entire community.
They have entered the Kraft Challenge and we are one of 20 communities in the running for a $25,000 prize. This would go a long way towards the new facility, especially since the town will match it making it $50,000!
All I need from you is a vote (or numerous votes, apparently you can do that) from noon on July 22 till noon on July 23.
Here is the link...
Scroll down and click on vote here. It will take you to another site where the actual voting takes place. You cannot actually vote for Brighton until July 22 but the other entrants are interesting and worth a look.
The school has always had a strong presence in the track and field area.... just ask any of the neighbouring high school track or cross country teams...ENSS dominates...due to the tireless efforts of track coach Tim Larry, John Ward (retired) and many others. We used to have a Fall Harrier, just for fun every September. After Terry Fox died it was turned into the Terry Fox Run and the school and community has raised thousands and thousands of dollars for Cancer research through the run. I remember Tim and I organizing one of the early ones which raised $7000...we could not believe it and were going to recount the money! The Head Secretary stopped that nonsense and sent us home. That year Betty Fox herself came to the school to accept the cheque for the foundation...there was not a dry eye in the gym!
Anyway, if ever a school and community needed and deserved a new track facility , this is it.

Please help on July they early and vote often for Brighton's bid in the Kraft challenge.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Memory Keeper

Back in February when I went to the Nashville Market I found a couple of new design ideas that caught my fancy. The first was Mrs Waddelow's Huswif by Ellen Chester of "With My Needle" and the second was this Memory Keeper from "The Workbasket"
Here is my memory keeper...I played with a different colour scheme and various overdyed threads and I am delightedwith the result.
Here it is once the stitching was completed.And these shots are the finished product once Daina worked her magic with her sewing machine for me.