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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kitty Cats and Happy Dances

My exchange ornament is done, but of course I can't share it with you just yet. I also haven't done the finishing on it yet. I'll have to get that done this weekend. 

After finishing that last night, I kitted up another quick ornament to stitch. Here it is in progress, while Hunter was having a little lap time today. 

This of course was a super quick stitch so it quickly became a Happy Dance!

Is It Christmas Yet?
Tiny Tidings IV
c1999 Lizzie Kate
Stitched over one on 25ct sand/gold lugana
Stitched with: Waterlillies Emerald, Silk n' Colors In the burgundy, #4 braid 002v

This evening I worked on a project I picked up earlier this month, and it's a fundraiser for the Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery. Zeus seems to be an evening lap kitty. 

I happened to finish it off tonight as well!  It should of all been done in black, but I liked the idea of putting the word Ottawa in red. 

Blackwork Bag
c Claire Todd - OVGS
Stitched on 32ct antique white lugana
Stitched with DMC 310 and Carrie's Creations Colonial Red

It was nice to get a few things done. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lap Time

I've been awfully quiet again.  My stitching mojo dried up for awhile. I came home a lot evenings tired, if I wasn't going to bed early (very early) I was sitting in my cozy chair mindlessly playing Candy Crush Saga. 

Things have also been very busy lately. I've not been home much which does also cut into the stitching time, but I have been picking up my stitching again. 

As the temperatures have been dropping outside at night, lap time with the kitties (the children) has been increasing. Here's Zeus during tonight's visit. I can't show much of my stitching because it's for an upcoming ornament exchange. 

I seem to have lost my joy of blogging as well lately I'm hoping a few posts will help me blog regularly again. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PhotoHunt - Zip

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Zip"

This past August I got in my car and "Zipped" from Eastern Ontario to Sydney, Nova Scotia.  While there my friend Tracey and I spent a day Zipping in my cute little red car around the Cabot Trail!  What an amazing day!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

PhotoHunt - Plant

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "plant"

Okay a bit of a stretch this week but this is just too awesome of a picture not to share with you!  This was taken this past July at Cypress Gardens near Summerville, South Carolina.  They have a wonderful butterfly house and this butterfly has landed on the "plant's" flower.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Catching Up Yet Again!

Wow its been a couple of busy weeks for me!  I've been so busy, I haven't even managed to get into the gym!  Thank goodness I've got a treadmill in the basement so I can get that exercise in!  What free time I have had, I've wanted to spend stitching!!!

First of all, last week's PhotoHunt, the theme was "spark"

I just love the sparkle of a good firework show!

Two weekends ago Tracey, Christin and I popped across the border for a little shopping.  We visited JoAnn's and I picked up these cute fabrics!

Also I made Tracey stop at the side of the road, I finally found THE basket to display my smalls in!  There was an Amish man selling baskets and baked goods at the side of the road.  I got this beautiful basket for a great price!

This past weekend Christin, Tracey and I piled into the car again, this time to Kingston!  We went to check out the Cataraqui Guild of Stitchery's annual merchant market.  I took a little money with me, I managed to pick up a few things, a beautiful piece of fabric, the new DMC colours, and a great Ottawa Balckwork piece with is a fundraiser by the Ottawa Guild of Stitchery for Seminar in 2014.  We then all headed to Rebecca's for a fantastic day of stitching, comraedarie... and well food too!

Kathy surprised me on Saturday with this cute little martial arts themed fabric!  I love it!

Also on the weekend was TUSAL time.  Finally, here is my ort jar, full of browns and other earthy tones.

Cat's Meow
cThe Drawn Thread
Stitched on 32ct White Lugana

Finally, I have a Happy Dance to share with you from last night!  This is the 14th of my 15 Crazy January Starts that I've finished!  This was so cute and fun to stitch!