Monday, July 26, 2010

Back From the Finisher! Thanks Mom!

Don't know if anyone else feels this way, but I'm not sure where the month has gone. July is almost done! Where did it go? We haven't really done anything yet, no real vacation or getaways. I guess we'll just have to pack in more in August.

Changed my blog design to something new that suits my personality! Yes, it's pink! My fav colour! I love pink! I have a wonderful raspberry pink Coach purse, and a couple pink cases for my iPod (just in case I feel like light pink, or dark) and my iPad case is hot pink! Even my cell phone is hot pink! Yes I love my pink!!

I have a couple of things back from my finisher! Thanks Mom! LOL! She may take a while, but the price is sure right! First is my DD's Unicorn pillow. Mom did a fab job on the sewing! DD is very happy with her new pillow!
The second is my TW Designworks bookmark! We decided it needed a ribbon, so we found one is Mom's stash. I think it works well!

Here are the update/progress photos of my Spring Carousel Horse. I have finished the top left corner. It's not coming along as fast as I would like, but it's progress nonetheless. I have to now put it down to work on CITA Parts 13 and 14, which I hope to have finished by this weekend. According to Papillon Creations website, the next part won't be out until the middle of September, so I will have plenty of time to stitch the TIAG Baby Sampler. Of which I hope to be done by that point, other than the lettering, which I won't be able to finish until the baby is born in December.

A closer shot to see a little more detail.

I bought myself a little treat while Hubby and I had taken a trip to Brantford. We went to and I bought some silks and threads and this little needle holder. I have been better about not using my teeth to hold the needle while changing thread. (Very bad habit, I know! I'm working on it!)

Then we had dinner at Eastside Mario's. It was a nice treat to just go out together. DD was at my Mom's for a couple of days.

I have a some animal shots for your viewing pleasure! First, here is a picture of a cute little rabbit. It was just scared to death. The wheat fields around the house were being combined last week, and Hubby was cutting the lawn. Poor little thing had no idea where to go!

Next, are a couple of my birds! A couple of downy woodpeckers and

a little hummingbird!

That's all I have for now. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! Will update again soon!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day, Stitching, and Wildlife

Happy Canada Day!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! And to my neighboers to the south, Happy Fourth of July!! This is a picture of my flag flying in the breeze this morning. It took a couple of shots to get this one as it kept twisting. But it turned out all right in the end.

Here is my CITA update. It's coming along very well.

Part 13 is printed out and ready to start on Monday. I need a few more days to work on my Spring Carousel horse. I will post an update on her next week!

Now, these wee finishes are from my DD, Samantha. She has a real interest in Egypt and I found these for her in an old issue of the British CrossStitcher. And it's her first venture into beads! I think she has done quite well! They're going to be made into a little pin cushion for her.
She is also in the process of working a little sphinx head, but didn't want me post it until it's finished!
And she also loves little dachshunds, and couldn't resist stitching it as well. (Again, another British CrossStitcher chart!) Not sure yet what we are going to do with this one yet, but I'll keep you posted!
As I mentioned before, my DD's and my birthday are at the end of May, beginning of June. But we purposely held off DD's friends birthday until now so we could all go and watch the new Twilight Saga Eclipse movie that has just come out! We have been so excited for the past couple of months, waiting impatiently for it to hit the big screen! It's finally here, and we're going tomorrow to see it with her best friend and her mom! We're going to grab our favourite pizza first (Rico's Pizzeria in London makes the BEST pizza in the world!! Thin crust and their garlic bread pizza is to die for!!) and then watch the movie! DD and I are Team Edward all the way! We have both read all the books, including the new novella, "The Short, Second Life of Bree Tanner". So we are primed!! LOL!!

Here are a few wildlife shots that I managed to capture.

The first one is of a fawn we've seen wandering around the farm a week or so ago.(Way on the left side of the photo!) I ran after her to try and take a picture, and that's why it's not great. I apparently run only for fire and fawns! LOL! The second was taken this morning out the window over my kitchen sink. He was singing away while eating. I just love cardinals!

And last but not least, this one is of my precious Periwinkle! She is quite loud and very opinionated, and sleeps with both my DD and me. Sometimes, both of us in the same night. She likes to play musical beds. And if I don't feed her as soon as I get out of bed, her shrill meow tells me to hurry up! She hates my Hubby, I have no idea why. She glares at him! She doesn't realize that he brings home the bacon that buys her food! LOL!

I hope everyone has a lovely start to the summer and gets lots of stitching in! Will check back in soon!