Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Q : Are you on "The Wagon?" If so, how long have you been on and how"serious" are you about it? If not, have you considered it?
A : I was on the wagon from January until Easter. I didn't want to buy any stash before going on vacation to California/Arizona.... save money ya' know! But once that was over... I instantly participated in the first sale that came along (at Easter).
Friday I called my Dr's office to find out why I still don't have an appointment for my biopsy. I was essentially told we'll call you if we hear anything today.... we put a rush on your request. I was told to call back on Monday when the nurse who deals with all appointments, referrals etc would be in. I can tell you if I get no answer that satisfies me on Monday I'll be demanding that my Dr. get in touch with me... and I'll be calling the Breast Cancer clinic at the Hospital myself!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I'm afraid after this I won't have any progress pictures to share until the weekend!
Monday, April 16, 2007
The last installment of my ornament RR arrived today. I'll get to that sometime this week.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
From this photo you don't really get a true idea of how the fabric and fibre colour work. I'm quite fond of this combination so far.
Once I'm done here online, I'll pull Noah's Sub out and give it some of my attention. I'll pull that second hedgehog back out tomorrow.
Today I'm going to start a small design (a freebie) called Hedgehog Quaker by The Workbasket to test floss colours for Paradigm Lost by Long Dog that I'll be starting in the fall. I'm actually going to stitch this design three times as I have three colours I want to test on the fabric I've chosen.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
I decided to join in on this challenge, but in a different way... I wanted to see how many projects I could finish before I bought any stash (I finished 14 projects). Well I've been having that clicky finger urge lately despite buying some stash when I went to San Diego in March (but that was my one exception). Today I finally broke down, actually I've been planning for the last month to break down over Easter as Stitching Bits & Bobs pretty much always has a sale during a holiday. At the moment SB&B has 20-25% off on everything so I decided it was time to buy the chart and fabric for the SAL my friend Kathy (who I visited in Arizona in March) and I are planning to do this fall when she goes back to Arizona for the winter.
So this morning I bought Paragdim Lost from Long Dog, a full yard of 32ct Queen Anne's Lace Joblean, 5 packs of Piecemaker needles and JBW Designs French Country Cat.
The next step for this SAL will be to decide what thread I'm going to stitch it with. This morning I printed out a freebie that I'm going to stitch... twice I have two potential fibres in mind. They're both in the new DMC overdyed line. I'm tempted to start these freebies today, but its Saturday I should be working on the Castle and cleaning my house!
Friday, April 06, 2007
Stitched on 28ct Metallic Lugana Gold/Cream using : NN, Kreinik Metallics, Rainbow Gallery Very Velvet, DMC floss, Mill Hill Beads
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Here's last week's SBQ ...
Q : Do you have a system for organizing freebie charts in your stash? If so, what is it? Do you print out copies of all of the freebies that you find on the web (that you think you might actually stitch) or do you maintain electronic copies of them until you are ready to stitch them?
A : At first... and it sounds like many of us did this in the beginning, I printed every one of them off and put them in a huge binder... two binders actually. Which reminds me I should take a trip down memory lane and look through them. Nowadays if its an online freebie its saved on my hard drive, with folders set up by topic/type/theme and a few of them by designer. When I'm ready to stitch a freebie then I'll print it out. If sometimes I see something I really like I'll print it out to remind myself I want to stitch it sooner rather than later.
I try to stitch one freebie each month.
Tonight, I've been working on Noah's Sub... yellow, yellow and more yellow.
Photo : Peacock tail closeup at San Diego Zoo
Monday, April 02, 2007
Stitch 2 Sweetheart Tree RR's - I did three!
Stitch a Freebie - Yup
Stitch an Ornament - Yup
Work on Noah's Sub - Yup
Start Mini Cottages 8 - Stared and Finished!
Work on Noah's Sub
Work on The Castle
Stitch one ornament
Stitch one freebie
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I was driving home from Ann & Dan's today and was just hitting Kingston when my driver's side windshield wiper (it was raining) went' wayyy to the left... off the glass and actually past the frame of the car. Arrrgh! I had just had the linkage in my wipers replaced at my dealer so I was not happy. There was no way I could drive home on the 401 without a windshield wiper! Luckily I was about to hit the Gardiner's Road exit, and I knew there was a Canadian Tire on that road.
So I took the exit... with poor visibility of course! I carefully made my way to the Service area, parked my car and went in. I wasn't happy... and worried that it would be hours before they could even look at my car. I was expected at my Mum's for about 5pm for a b-day dinner. The gentleman at the counter took my car in right away... about 10 minutes later he came back and gave me the thumbs up. Apparently the bolt on my wiper arm had loosened (or had not been tightened properly???) and all it needed was tightening which he did for me. I was shocked when he presented me with the invoice... a total of $0.00 Wow! He didn't have to do that... but I don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I thanked him several times and I was back on the road again.
So... I give Canadian Tire on Gardiner's Rd. in Kingston two thumbs up!