Monday, October 22, 2012

Another IHSW Done

Well, I didn't start the map of Scotland - just didn't feel like another map so soon. So, what stitching time I had I spent on my Wedding Sampler. Here's where I started on Friday:

And here's where I finished Sunday night. Not bad considering I didn't get in all the time I had hoped for. (And isn't that my theme almost every IHSW? LOL)

I may get a few more stitches in today or I may get to the map. I think I'm ready to face all that blue once again.

Can't wait to go blog reading and see what all of you have done. It's always inspiring - and challenging to my self-control!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Poland Complete

Finished Poland yesterday, 18 October. Happy dancing!

This picture is a lot closer to the proper colour of the fabric than Ireland was.

So that's 3 down, 1 to go. Back across the English Channel to Scotland for the last one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just a Reminder

Just want to remind you of Kaye's 11 day giveaway as she celebrates her birthday. There's a new item offered each day. Check her out at her Kitten Stitching blog.

Monday, October 15, 2012

IHSW is Coming!!

Yep, this coming weekend is our time to hermit and stitch the hours away. It's supposed to be windy and wet here, so perfect stitching weather. If you would like to join in, please go to Random Ramblings and sign up.

Personally, I'm hoping to have Poland finished and be on to map #4 by then. The maps are definitely going to be my focus, but maybe I can sneak in a few stitches for my poor Oldest UFO.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Cynthia came over last night for craft time and look what she brought me!

A brand new tea cosy and pad! Isn't it gorgeous?

The fabric is African cotton that I bought in Choma, Zambia in December of 1980. It came home with me (to Victoria, BC) at the time and has moved around with me since then, just waiting for the "right" thing to make with it. Then, in April, when Cynthia was looking for backing fabric for the two graduation pillows there was nothing in my stash (I'm not really a sewer so my non-evenweave stash is pretty small) so she used fabric from her stash (she IS a sewer and has totes full of fabric). I didn't think that was fair, so I offered anything she wanted of mine to replace what she used. This was her choice.

I was not expecting her to make me anything - after all she did such a fabulous job with the pillows - so this was an extra special surprise. I probably shouldn't admit it, but I love being spoiled!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Lovely Giveaway!

Kaye over at Kitten Stitching is doing a delightful 11 day giveaway to celebrate her birthday. Please go and have a look at her blog. Today is Day 1 and she's offering a cookbook. Are  you up for trying some Australian recipes? You'll need to check back every day to see what's next.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blog Help Needed, Please

Okay, for those of you who actually know how to work with blogspot, I need some help. My brain is just not wrapping itself around any of this.

First: I want to start using labels on my posts. I've figured out how to add the labels, not a problem. But, how do you make the list of labels show up on your blog page? On other people's blogs, I really enjoy being able to use the list to follow progress on a project or follow the thread of a discussion, etc.

Second: I have been trying, ever since I joined in, to get the IHSW button to be a permanent part of my blog page. I have figured out how to include it in my post every month, but not how to put it on my page. I obviously need step by step directions.

Please, somebody, take pity on me and bail me out! Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I just realized it's been more than a week since I've posted anything. Sorry for being MIA, but I've been feeling just a little blah the last while. Even having trouble concentrating on my stitching! Hopefully my mojo will be back very soon and things will pick up again.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Weather was wonderful here - crisp and sunny.