Sunday, September 30, 2012

And The Winner Is . . . . . .

The number magicians at Random have spoken and Dani wins the earrings! Congratulations!

Dani, please email me your snail mail address so I can get them off to you.

Thank you everyone who entered.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Country #2 Finished!

I finished Ireland this afternoon! Happy dancing!

Sue Hillis design, stitched on 28 count Cashel linen, white, although you would never tell from the picture. That's 2 of 4 completed - on to Poland.

Friday, September 28, 2012

There's a Sale!

Traditional Stitches is celebrating their 12th Anniversary by putting all their stock on sale at 20% off and that includes things that had already been reduced. So, pop on over and see what they've got. And especially check out the Sale Section, the Pre-Cut fabric and the Limited Availability. Be prepared to spend some time - their site has a lot to look at. And don't be afraid to send an email if you have any questions - Janice and her staff are really friendly and helpful. The sale goes until close of business Thursday, October 4.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Just a reminder that on September 30th I will be picking the winner of my giveaway - a pair of 'stitchy' earrings. Please leave your comment on this post. And thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

And Another Giveaway!

No, not me! I think one giveaway at a time is enough, especially when you're not one of life's most organized people! LOL

No, this one is from Nancy at Pickle Barrel designs, so go on over and check it out. She's giving away a pickle barrel full of her designs. All you need to to is become a follower, leave a comment and tell her who referred you. I haven't checked out all her designs yet, but I like the ones I've seen so far.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stash Day! And Giveaway!

There was an envelope in the mail today from my favourite LNS. Look at the goodies:

Part 2 of the LK SAL, some floss for my "Man - Cards" chart, some 1/4 inch rickrack, a Mill Hill ornament kit, a free pumpkin pattern (with a cat and spider on the back) and a pair of silver plated earrings that look like floss bobbins wrapped with thread. I love it when my S(tash)E(enhancement)P(program) parcel arrives!

Speaking of the earrings, I don't have pierced ears, so I'll turn them into a GIVEAWAY for anyone who would like to have them. Just leave me a comment and I'll make the drawing on the 30th. Here's a closer look at them.

Monday, September 17, 2012

IHSW - September

Well, Friday was a total bust - no stitching at all, but had some good stitching time Saturday and Sunday. Here is where I was on Friday:

And here is where I finished on Sunday.

I will be really glad to get on to some other colour besides blue once I've finished "Ireland". Three times around the outline with three different blues is enough! I am pleased with how it's coming along though.

Monday, September 10, 2012

IHSW Is Coming!

Yep, believe it or not, another month has gone by and the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend will be here at the end of the week. I'm so looking forward to this one as it's my non-Sisters weekend so I will have Friday, Saturday and Sunday to stitch!!

Don't have a clue what I'm talking about? Check Joyce's blog and find out what all the fun is about.

Yesterday I used my floor stand for the first time since it was fixed and it was wonderful. I stitched for almost 3 hours with no aches or pains afterwards. Yeah for friends with husbands with tools!

Friday, September 7, 2012

It's a Good Day

And it really is. The sun is shining beautifully, I just got the 'all clear' from my skin biopsy, I've reconciled Sisters' books with the bank statement (with a couple of hiccups) and the last of my glad stalks has bloomed and it's a different colour again.

This makes 4 different colours on 5 stalks of glads - orange, deep purple, yellow and this pinky-red. I'm so delighted. Thank you Cynthia for sharing your green thumbs.

And in about an hour I get to start stitching and can do so for the rest of the day. I worked on Ireland yesterday, so will probably put some stitches into the Wedding Sampler. Joy, joy, joy!!