Monday, 26 March 2012

Stitching update

This has been a crazy month.  I have had to deal with failed car emissions and retesting before getting  my car stickers. We are also in the middle of our basement renovation.  Every weekend we have been busy moving furniture out of the basement to make room for the electrician, plumber, or inspector.

March photo of my ORT jar is on the TUSAL page.

I had to move all my cross stitching stuff out of the way.  I haven't had much time to stitch, but when I do, I feel like working on Happy Stitching.  Here is a progress photo from Sunday afternoon. 

This is Stitcher's Days of Christmas.  I have finished day four, and started day three.

A little more completed in the living room.  I love this project, but seem to pull more stitches out than I put in.  That's why I haven't got as much done as I'd like to.  I like the white walls between each room, but I'm not sure about the white lattice at the bottom of the house.  I don't like the black outline.  Still trying to decide if I'm keeping it white or if I should change it.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Liebster Award

I'd like to thanks Astrid from . She surprised me with the liebster award.
Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest, or beloved. The Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting.

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

My award recipients are listed below, please pay them a visit!

1.  Faith of
2.  Lucie of
3.  Elena of
4.  Otter of
5.  Mary of

Five random facts about me.
1.  I've been married to Dave for 24 years (June 2012).
2.  We have 2 sons.  Jaspar 20, and Jordyn 18.
3.  We have a 6 year old female red-eared slider turtle named Frodo.
4.  I'm an avid DVD collector ... around 650 (movies and TV shows).
5.  I want to visit Hawaii someday.

Thursday, 1 March 2012


I cannot believe it is March 1st. I have been plugging away on my WIPS. I managed to work on Happy Stitching and Stitcher's Days of Christmas during February. Here are some photos showing my progress.
Stitching goals for March ...
  • finish the Living Room in the Victorian Dollhouse
  • finish the 4th day of Christmas, and start the 3rd day 
  • finish the green & white border on Happy Stitching