Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How Could I Have Forgotten!!

I'm SO behind with this. Anne on her Stitchnkey blog was kind enough to award me the Liebster Award and she told me in a comment back on November 16. I read the comment, and felt very flattered, but had to leave my computer to do something or other and I never got back to fulfill my part of the award. So, first, THANK YOU ANNE! I really appreciate that you enjoy reading my blog. And I'm so sorry this has taken me so long.

The rules of this award which were forwarded to me are:

The recipient will:

1. pass along this award to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
2. Inform those bloggers individually, and they will inform you that they received it.
3. Once received the blogger shall place the Liebster award on their blog in a post along with the bloggers they will pass it on to.

Okay, I haven't got my 5 bloggers picked right now, but I will go and check out the blogs I read and announce my choices soon. Watch this spot for an update.

Well, I've made my choices. I hope you enjoy these blogs along with me.

Faith at Faithfully Stitching
Kate N at Momuboocrea Island
Nancy at Pickle Barrel Designs
Kim at Scully's Cross Stitching
Kate at Needles & Haystacks

Monday, November 19, 2012

November's IHSW - A Total Bust!

I did not get one stitch put in anything this weekend - not ONE!!

This is what Scotland looked like Thursday night

and this is exactly what it looks like this morning.

This was the Wedding Sampler Thursday night

and nothing has changed.

It was still a good weekend as far as being a weekend, but a terrible stitching time. Hopefully the next one will be more productive. (HOORAY for there being a next one! LOL)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Craft Fair

After a quiet morning, I headed off to the Crest Hotel and my monthly Cancer Support Group lunch. We have a guest today, the lady who handles the prostheses and special bras for women who have had breast surgery. We learn some new things, including what is and is not covered by BC Medical, we plan our Christmas lunch and we talk and laugh and appreciate each others company over some delicious food.

After lunch, I head over to the Civic Centre to see what is going on with the crafts. There are good number of tables, but there is quite a bit of duplication. And not one piece of cross stitch do I see! I think I'll have to talk my craft partner into having a table again. Here are some of the tables.

There were a lot of knitting tables.

Some bake tables. This one was the most colourful of all the ones I saw.

Several jewelry tables - mostly necklaces.

Some handmade cards.

Some handmade ornaments that could be personalized.

And the Sons of Norway table where they offered julbuk (a straw goat that stands beside your tree to protect it) and julnisse (Christmas elves).

There were about 65 - 70 tables in all and I spent a very happy couple of hours browsing and oohing/aahing.

Time to get back to the focus of the weekend - stitching - and pick up my needle. Talk to you again on Monday.

Monday, November 12, 2012

IHSW Approaches Again

That's right, next weekend we hermit and stitch and watch our needles fly. If you want to join in the fun, check out Joyce's blog and sign up. Hopefully I'll be dividing my time between Scotland and my Wedding Sampler, but we shall see.

I'm going to lose Saturday stitching time as it's the annual Craft Fair down at the Civic Centre on the 17th and that is a wonderful place to go and browse and be amazed by all the creativity and talent we have in this small city of ours. Oh yeah, and pick up one or two or . . . . . . Christmas presents. Hopefully I'll remember my camera this year and be able to share the fun with you.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Time Change

It was time change here in B.C. yesterday - all the clocks went back 1 hour and today my cats are grumpy. Breakfast was not at it's proper time (at least according to THEIR stomachs) and of course it's all my fault because I didn't get up at the proper time.

And it's a blustery, grey Prince Rupert day. We've got wind gusting up to 100 km (65 miles), so the harbour is a mass of whitecaps and occasionally a mini-waterspout. And there has been some rain and I'm sure there will be more before the day is done. Good day to curl up with some stitching.

Speaking of which, I've finally started Scotland. Only a couple of stitches at this point, but started. I'm hoping to get in quite a few hours this week to make up for the past couple of days when I haven't stitched at all.