Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Here are some photos of my progress....
This is the stitching room which we use on Thursday afternoons... I have to get everything cleared off here by tomorrow! This is just a good work area with the two large tables. Here is the shop with the inventoried charts on the shelves...not necessarily in their final places but at least categorized somewhat.
I have discovered that I have way too many Silver Lining charts so they are going to be May's special...20% off all my in-stock Silver Lining Patterns
I also have multiple Teresa Wentzler charts which are also on sale...all TW charts will now be on sale for a flat rate of $10.00...unless of course it was less than 10 dollars in the first place!
And on a final note.. Last year Dani visisted here one weekend and brought us some tulip bulbs in a glass thing. The bulbs grew into gorgeous red and yellow tulips which we thoroughly enjoyed as spring was still a ways away at that point. I saved the bulbs after the flowers died and planted them in the fall and here they are...back...how cool is that?
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Dani chilling before the crowds of avid stitchers arrived.
Beth came by to show us her gorgeous Kappie Stained Glass window... she also had her finished Tour des Marques Katie, Josie and Sharon from the Belleville Guild came by to support their sister guild in Kingston and their favourite LNS !
Kathy came all the way from Arizona to be here. (Well OK she was coming home anyway but made a point of coming to the Needle Arts fair two days after getting back to Canada when there are probably hundreds of other things she could be doing like unpacking and moving back into the house) The Thursday stitchers were very supportive as usual... Dani, with her back to us, Kathy, Barb, Lisa and Marie Paule
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I haven't decided if it needs "pages" or not...do real needlebooks all have pages?
I decided on a needlebook since the Griffin (Ink Circles...Celtic Beasties) was done in traditional colours and in the everyday design vs the bright colours and the Christmas version...and besides I already have 4 Celtic beasites for ornaments. Below are two of them..the dog and the peacocks. I also made backs for the ornies, for a change. Generally I just use fabric.
My intention was to have these two ornaments made up this week but the nice weather got the better of me and I have no ornaments to take with me to Kingston to the Needle Arts Fair on Saturday. (But I do have a much better looking back yard!)
Dan and I will head to Kingston bright and early on Saturday to set up the Knowledge and Needles booth at the Fair. There is always a great turnout of avid stitchers, quilters and needleworkers. It is sponsored by the Cataraqui Needle Arts Guild. Admission is $7.00 which gives you lunch, admission to the great display of the work they did all year and access to 18 vendors, all assembled in one spot with patterns, kits, cross stitch, fibres, fabrics, baskets, and books, all for sale. If you are in the Kingston area... the fair is at St Margaret's Church on Sir John A MacDonald Blvd from 10 am till 3 pm.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
1. You have heard me mention my friend Marie Paule numerous times...well she has 2 sons who run a company called www.fogolabs.com . It is a recording/production/DVD/music company. I am not entirely sure what all they do but whatever it is, they obviously do it well because last weekend they won a JUNO for the best Music DVD of the year. The artist is Billy Talent. Go on their website and you will see other names in the music business you recognize.
2. Yesterday I finished Pretty Pumpkins (Glendon House designs) and I am terribly pleased with myself. 3. Last weekend I took a little break from the over one stitching and stitched up these Celtic Beasties (Ink Circles). I used the suggested Carrie's Threads and these two are done in the bright colours version. There is also an antique colours version but for some reason I just felt like wild colour combinations and I am pleased with the results.
These two are the griffon and the stag. I think this weekend I will tackle the peacocks and the dog. They were quick and enjoyable to stitch! and they bring up my ornament count for the year. Last year I only made about 3 ornies all year and I missed having some at Christmastime so this year I will not be in the same boat!
Monday, April 7, 2008
It was a long winter!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
They left Monday...I was down for the count on Tuesday and for most of the rest of the week. Thanks Michael...good thing you are cute and I love you.
I started to feel human again by the weekend and Dan came down with it.
Let's just say, we are glad that March is over, the snow is going and spring is on the way.
I did no stitching for about a week but fortunately I have a picture of Sharon's completed rooster. Sharon is one of the two Friday stitchers who come weekly. Katie, the other one, is teaching us how to do hardanger. We are pretty slow but I'll post some progress pics once we have some.