Friday, September 18, 2009

stitching exchange and the weekend again!

A beautiful Indian summer week this has been . My DS has been able to complete his football practices rain free this week . First game is next thursday so I better whip out a copy of " Football for dummies" so I know what is going on !! My stitching time this summer was taken up with a Christmas in July exchange thru Brookes Books interactive yahoo group. I received a beautiful Prairie Schooler Santa ornament from Patricia in Texas( no blog) I made a Santa face ornament that was a Cross eyed Cricket freebie a few years back.I have a lot to learn about stitching exchanges. Some of the finishing techniques are just amazing. After I get my fall exchange finished (hopefully soon!) I will get back to my beautiful " Lo how a rose" by Brightneedle and then I can forward the book on to the next sister from the sisterhood of the Rose( started by my stitching friend Doris , from Pause in the Journey) Have a wonderful stitchy weekend friends!

Monday, September 14, 2009

More cross stitch#3

I was always a fan of Just Nan and this is where I started to get into stitching over one. This is "Lady Scarlett's Journey" published in 2000 . This was fun to stitch. I particularly like the over one squirrel.The pattern was published over 3 leaflets with specialty beads/ charms. It really is an all season piece.
Well that's all for now. I will update at the end of the week with a piece I received in my first exhange.
Have a great week!

More cross stitch

Another one of my "cross stitch loves" is BEES! I love to stitch those little guys. This design by Charland hangs in my kitchen. I used to visit Charlands shop" The Sampler " when I first moved to Toronto. It was on Deforest Rd. in Bloorwest village. It was in the bottom of a house and was a wonderful place filled with inspiration. She later sold the shop and turned to designing full time.She has been in many cross stitch mags too.Even in the U.K.
I have a few more "BEE" patterns in my to do stash!

Yes, I really am a cross stitcher

Up until now my blog really hasn't reflected why I started it, to show my cross stitch past , present and future. I have quite a few WIPs that I will show as time goes on. Here is a piece I made to showcase our wedding invitation in 1988.
I always loved this piece as it had a lot of my favourite colours at the time.

I will have to figure out how to add more to a post and not have all the pictures on top of each other!
Enjoy the day! thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Christmas treats!

Mary over at MDesigns: Stitching with a view is having a great new contest. Leave a comment for the chance to win all four of her new angel ornament designs AND the new JCS 2009 ornament issue!
Would be lovely to win!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Where I've been

Well like everyone else in the blogging world I wonder where our summer has gone. I have done a bit of stitching which I will post later this week but first up some summer vacation pix.
We had a great time in New York city with our children. A visit to the Empire State building was exciting and no line up to get in. This little critter crept into my line of vision quite often though!
We enjoyed the broadway show " Rock of Ages" with an old American Idol star Constantine Maroulis as one of the main stars. Lots of great 80's tunes. I was a big "Journey"fan back in my big hair days!!

My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at her favorite New York spot . Can you guess where it is ? Her new doll Rebecca is certainly enjoying the cinnamon buns!
The fellows took in a Mets game at the new stadium and thoroughly enjoyed it.Most of our vacations revolve around baseball stadiums! I should mention that my sons senior ball team won their consolation game at the end of August. For a team that wasn't doing great all season they sure pulled off some fun games at the end.

We'd highly recommend "Carmines" restaurant for a great meal. The portions are huge and served family style but well worth it. Here is a delicious antipasto platter that was so pretty I had to take a pic.
The M&M candy store is a fun stop too.
Always great to be with the children.
We ended our week with a baseball game in Rochester . They are alway fun with lots of entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the game.