Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Drum roll please...

And the winner is...


Congratulations Kathy on becoming the newest member of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pattern.

I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time stitching her.

Thanks to for making what would have been a hard decision easy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First EVER Biscornu

I'm so happy that I joined the Basket of Biscornu Challenge.

Late last night I finish-finished my very first Biscornu for the first month of the challenge. The plan is to finish a biscornu each month. To that end, I'm stitching the number of each one on the back. The first one is 1 / 12, one of twelve.

January Biscornu

If I remember where the pattern came from, I'll post it here. I just remember that I found it online.

Also, a reminder that tonight at midnight is the deadline to post a comment to my Finished Sisterhood post if you want to be included in the draw. Hopefully, she'll be heading to a new destination in tomorrow's post.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Sisterhood is ready to move on.

I have finished stitching the Sisterhood, Waxing Moon Designs #119.
It is time for her to find a new sister to comfort for a while.
If you are interested in stitching her, please leave a comment with this post.
I will accept entries until midnight on Jan 27th. I will announce the winner on Jan 28th and hopefully have her in the mail that day.

Waxing Moon Designs # 119 "My Needle and My Floss"

I stitched her on 28 ct Lugana from Sparklies called "Slightly Spring" with DMC Floss.

This is the path she has taken in her journey. Won't you be a part of it?

Harmien in the Netherlands (November 3, 2007, scroll down)
Sent it to Lili in France (June 15, 2007)
Who sent it to Barbara in Malaysia (June 25, 2007)
Who sent it to Tessa in Australia (July 16, 2007)
Who sent it to Lizzie in North Carolina, U.S. (February 26, 2008)
Who sent it to Barbara in the Netherlands (March 11, 2008)
Who sent it to Sarah (no blog) in Ohio, U.S. (April 11, 2008)
Who sent it to Anna in Pennsylvania, U.S. (May 28, 2008)
Who sent it to Wendy in Ontario, Canada (July 4, 2008)
Who sent it to Sue in Michigan, U.S. (August 2, 2008)
Who sent it to Jennifer in Pennsylvania, U.S. (September 2, 2008)
Who sent it to CJ in Texas, U.S. (October 25, 2008)
Who sent it to Claire in Nova Scotia, Canada (January 20, 2009)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Who am I?

The Pastor's sermon today was about who we are. Not our name, but what actually defines each of us as a person. So here's my list.

I am...
a Christian
a Wife
a Mother (to my furbabies)
a Daughter
a Sister
an Aunt
a Cousin
a Friend
an Employee

Who are you?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I am stitching, honest.

I've finished the square for Debbi's RR. I'll sign it tonight and it will be ready for mailing on the 26th.

Easter Lily

I'm almost finished My Needle and My Floss. When she's done, I'll post for her next destination and share a pic. I just have to stitch the white and do the back stitching and she'll be done, should be this weekend.

I started my biscornu for the Basket of Biscornu challenge. I was stitching a celtic knot. I figured the best way to stitch the knot was to follow all the way around the know with the first row of stitches, there are 4 rows in 2 colours. I got 1/8 of the way around the 2nd row and discovered a miscount from the 1st row. I'm currently looking for a smaller, easier pattern to stitch for my first biscornu.

Start and end of Celtic Knot Biscornu

I've picked my square for Round 11 on Fair & Square. I'll change the blues in the pattern to purples since my partner's favourite colour is purple.

Then I've just got to decide on which snowflake I love the best to stitch for the Winter Round. There are so many to choose from. I also feel the need to add some blending filiment to make it sparkle. hee

I've picked up a kit of 3 frog that DH really loves so I'll stitch that for him, but I'll use the pattern of one of the frogs for the next square of the Open Theme RR since Rebekah's RR is all frogs. hee They are so cute.

The source for "Let it Snow" that I stitched for Jenn F is from the Seasons Motif Library in "Quick & Clever Cross Stitch" by Helen Philipps. She's had some inquiries about the square which I think she did a wonderful job finishing into an ornament. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get the squares she sent me finished into an ornament. At least that's the plan, along with finishing Sisterhood.

Fair & Square Christmas Round 2008 to Jenn F.

Fair & Square Christmas Round 2008 from Jenn F.

I think this coming Wednesday is going to be spent organizing all my WIP. Finding the working copies, the fabbies and seeing what I'm now missing for flossies. I don't have even half of a full set of DMC so I have to pilfer from one project to the next except for a couple projects that were given to me fully kitted up. When someone spends their own money on supplies for a project then those supplies will first be used to finish that project.

Well, lunch is over, time to get back to work. I've still got the whole afternoon left to convince people to come in and pay out their overdue loans. It's not easy on a slow, cold day like today.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And so it begins.

This is the year that I finally actually do something about my weight.

My DH is scared he'll lose me because I'm not healthy. Not to worry, I want to do this for myself as well. I've picked up a supplement. We've got to move the elliptical trainer back out into the open. I'm going to be more conscious of what/how much I'm eating.

So, the number. I don't really want to post this but I figure, in for a penny in for a pound. hee

Today, January 7th, 2009 I weight 233lbs.
Yes, I've taken the measurements of various body parts, but I'm not posting those as well. You'll just have to be happy with what I've given you. :P

I can't believe I didn't take a single picture over the holiday. Oh wait, I lied, I took a picture of the toy we bought Rudy for Christmas. It's a squeaky toy shaped like a motorcycle engine and sounds like an engine when you squeeze it. I took video of the sound too. I have to remember to load them into photobucket later.

Mia is scheduled for neutering on the 14th. I'm just praying that he doesn't start spraying before I get him to the vet. I really don't want to deal with that.

On a happier note, I've almost finished my square on Debbi's RR. It's part of a bigger piece and I changed the colours because I couldn't find what I was looking for. I hope Debbi likes it.

I've started the Sisterhood piece. I'll get back to her after I'm done Debbi's RR. Then I've got to start Hummingbird Heart. I also need to get back to Dixie, I need to finish her before May.

I wonder if I can spend the afternoon stitching? ~hmm~