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Monday, 29 February 2016

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Green Flip-Its photo update

No time to stitch today and now I'm feeling cold and tired, so I don't feel like stitching.  Thought I'd show a photo of the whole project so far.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Supper on the Mini Max Big Green Egg

Dave cooked supper on the Mini Max Big Green Egg.
This is Dave's plate of hepherds pie with mustard pickles and ketchup.
Brownies for dessert.
Brownies with milk.


Thursday, 25 February 2016

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Just Nan Little Hedgie

Anyone else see the new Just Nan Limited Edition 3D ornament called Little Hedgie (hedgehog) http://www.justnan.com/jnlelh-little-hedgie.html.  I have pre-ordered it from my LNS Stitcher's Place.  Here is the link if you want to order one too http://www.stitchersplace.com/new-just-nan----feb-24.htm   Photo borrowed from Just Nan's website.  I think she is adorable!!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Happy Dance - Ride a Bike

I just finished Ride a Bike.  It doesn't look the same as Lizzie Kate's model because I used the DMC version.  The green leaves and the band on her shirt are not as dark on mine.  I might have to choose a different darker green in the other ones. 




Sunday, 21 February 2016

Secret Garden update 1

No stitching today.  I'm still colouring on the first page in the Secret Garden.  I am using a different green for each type of leaf, but it seems to take forever to colour one type of leaf on the page.
Colouring page before
Colouring page after
Now I'm off to play Nintendo Wii U Amiibo Festival with my sons (Jaspar & Jordyn) and Sarah (Jordyn's  girlfriend).


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Friday, 19 February 2016

Green - Ride a Bike update #1

I had some time tonight to stitch.  I'm continuing with Ride a Bike. 

I want to thank everyone for the lovely comments, I appreciate you visiting.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

My Stitching Area

I was feeling tired tonight, so I didn't do any stitching.  I thought I'd share a photo of my stitching area. I have a reclining chair but most time it is not reclined.  My ott light with magnifier was a birthday gift a few years ago from my sons.  For Christmas Dave made a black wooden base that is on wheels to put under my lamp, so I can move it closer to my chair while stitching.  I found a chart holder on Amazon (but now my LNS Stitcher's Place has them in stock) and of course my scroll frame floor stand.  As you can see this photo was taken a few weeks ago (Jan 31) while working on Snowman Wisdom.  I like to watch TV shows or movies while I stitch.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Green update #4

Tonight was Tuesday Night Stitchers Club at my LNS Stitcher's Place.  I decided to start working on the squares, but as I'm posting this I just realized that I started with the wrong one first.  It is supposed to be Plant a Tree, but I started Ride a Bike.  I guess mine will be different that the model.


Monday, 15 February 2016

Green update #3

I stitched some more letters to finish the word peaceably and with, I also did another brown border.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Scrapbook pages #1

I finished 2 more scrapbook pages Sound of Music (Drayton Entertainment)
and Mary Poppins (Drayton Entertainment).
I will take a break from Scrapbooking and do some cross stitching.



Saturday, 13 February 2016

Scrapbook pages

I had a great time visiting my friend Lisa ... we spent more time talking and catching up than we did at scrapbooking.  I bought more supplies (paper for my book, and coloured paper to mount my photos, tickets and programs on in my scrapbook).  I started a few pages (Barney and Camelot) but didn't get them finished, here they are almost complete.
Barney page I'm missing the letter "Y" in the title, and I haven't stuck down the Barney tags on both sides (originally came off the Barney stuffed toys my son had when he was a toddler.
Camelot I have a few pieces attached to the pages but I am still deciding on the placement of a few more things.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Scrapbooking

Well I'm off to do some scrapping.  I won't be home until late tonight (early morning), so I will show photos of my pages tomorrow.


Thursday, 11 February 2016

Scrapbooking Prep Work

Tonight I'm sorting photos and getting my scrapbook supplies together for tomorrow night.
Friday night I am going to a friend's house to do some Scrapbooking.  She sells Creative Memories scrapbooks & supplies so I buy my books and pages from her.  I have 3 scrapbooks that I am working on.  One is my Cross Stitch Diary.  It is a chronological keepsake showing every cross stitch project I have ever stitched with a photo and the following information.  Here is a sample of one project.
Here are 2 pages in my cross stitch diary scrapbook.

Another scrapbook I'm working on is also chronological of all the theatre plays we as a family (started when my sons were very young) and now just Dave & I attend.  I'm so far behind in working on this one.  I have all my theatre tickets and programmes from each play to add to my scrapbook, but have run out of pages, so I'm buying more tomorrow night.  I need to catch up because we have already bought tickets for 9 more plays this year.

Here are a few of the programmes of plays we have seen at Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment and Toronto Mirvish Productions.  Musicals are my favourite.
Here are 2 sample pages in my theatre scrapbook.  We saw Anne of Green Gables in Prince Edward Island in 2004.
We saw Lord of the Rings in 2006.
My third scrapbook was used as my Interior Decorating portfolio when I was working in the Interior Decorating industry.  I studied Interior Design before I had my children.  Now I add photos of my home. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Monday, 8 February 2016

New start

I bought the Green Flip-Its all together by Lizzie Kate last year because my husband Dave and our youngest son Jordyn both work for Waste Management (garbage/recycling company).  Our family believes in helping the environment, so I thought this project would be nice to stitch for our home.  I am stitching them all together on 28ct Jobelan coffee and in the same order as the sample on the back of the Flip-Its chart. I will be using DMC floss and may change some colours as I go along.
Here is my progress on the bottom border of Plant a Tree, Ride a Bike and Be Kind to Animals.


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Happy Dance!!

I finally finished Snowman Wisdom by Sue Hillis.  I started it January 1 2015, but was not inspired to work on it much last year.  I'm so happy it is finished.  I will let the photos do the talking.




I'm going to stitch a few small projects before starting Paradise later this year.
Also Sarah (Jordyn's girlfriend) finished her project at the same time I did.  Here is a photo.






Saturday, 6 February 2016

Cornbread muffins

I found the best moist cornbread recipe at http://mysweetmission.net/2015/08/buttermilk-cornbread-recipe.html.  I tried baking the cornbread muffins today.  My family & I loved how moist it was.  This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Here is how they looked on the inside of the muffin.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Snowman Wisdom update #24

Tonight I finished back stitching the pink mitts and the words Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Snowman Wisdom update #23

Tonight I worked on the pink mittens.  I still have to finish the back stitching on the right hand.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Snowman Wisdom update #21

Tonight I was able to finish the blue hat.  Tomorrow night I think I will work on the snowflakes around these items.

Monday, 1 February 2016

February Goals

January Review
I just realized last month I made my goals for the whole year, but didn't make any for the month of January.  I spent the month finishing Strawberry Bunny and working on Snowman Wisdom.  I blogged every day in January (31 days).

February Goals
Finish Snowman Wisdom
Start (and maybe finish) a Just Nan Mouse
Finish one of my colouring pages that I have started in Secret Garden or Harry Potter
Kit Paradise