Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Attack of the Frog

I was about to show you guys some pics of a little pattern I'm working on, but I just had to frog like half my work on it. I decided to do a give away of a Firewing Designs signet dragon (one of the light and shadow ones, so quite small) for my friends over on facebook. I goofed up big time and I was so dismayed, I was about to just TOSS THE WHOLE THING OUT, but then I realized that I need the thread, since it's so limited being only a 5 yard skein of threadworx and I don't have any more of that colour, lol. I managed to undo everything I did which was basically his whole TAIL aaaargh.

So here I am after 3am trying to get back to where I was before the big frog-fest!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Stash and flowers!

I meant to take a picture of these yesterday when we bought them. Mom and I stopped at a flower shop that sells mostly mums this time of year, and at really nice prices. These were 7.50 each for the 10inch pots.
really pretty (and washed out? thanks camera on my phone!) Anyway, they're gorgeous, and big and fluffy.

I also got my stash today! Yippie! I'm glad for the smaller patterns, now I'll be able to bring projects with me when I have time between clients.
 The Tudor scissors by Kelmscott Designs look way better in person than in pictures online. A worthy purchase, for sure. :) I showed my mom and she was like, "another pair?". I just said they don't call it a collecting for nothing! :D

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Getting my stitching groove back, and I can thank Jonathan Rhys Meyers for some of it. I just love him in The Tudors, which I seem to be watching a lot of lately. And when I'm in bed for a bit a reading, I'm into books about the Tudors as well. Unfortunately I don't have any pics yet of my progress. I'll have to get around to that soon.

I have 9 days off from work soon, so I'm hoping to get a lot of stitching and relaxing done! Also have a day planned to hit up the antique stores in Fort Langley. I'm sort of in the market for a flower frog for my scissors, and I have this idea in my head that I want one made out of carnival glass, or something unique. Mom's going with me so it'll be a nice trip. I also checked online and there is a chocolate store there AND a candy store. bonus! Can't wait!

I bought the fish bowl for my little ceramic fish, and while not the best picture, here they are in their new home!

They are so cute!

Stash hasn't arrived yet, but I'm hopeful it'll be sometime this week if the Canada Post deities smile upon me. So this is a short post, really. I'll hopefully have some more pictures up soon! Happy Stitching! :D

Saturday, 6 August 2011


I've been in a horrible stitching slump this past month, and I need to remedy that. Of course that didn't stop me from placing an order with Stitching Bits and Bobs just now. So much for my goal of no new stash til I finished the projects on my list! I ordered the new Prairie Schooler 2011 Santa, Lizzie*Kate's Wine a Bit pattern, and LHN Summer Splendor with all the fibers to go with each. Cept the Santa, I have all the DMC it requires save the 221 (red). I also tossed in Kelmscott's Tudor Rose scissors. I DID keep it under 50 USD (which includes shipping) so I'm counting that as good!

I have a crazy story. I was at Milsean Shoppe about a week or so ago, and I spied these little ceramic goldfish. I left there without buying one, but they had invaded the OCD part of my brain. I started thinking about them all the time. What would I do with the fish? I could get them a bowl, and some sand and other little decorations. I was at Bowring with my mom where I saw the perfect bowl. I didn't buy it then, because I was wondering how the fish would fit in it. But they had this bowl, and decorative sand and whatnot all on sale. Thursday I had had enough. I need these fish. I need that bowl. I will not rest until everything has come together! So anyway, on thursday during a 30 min break between my clients, I went back to the shop and bought the darn fish.
Aren't they adorable? Monday Momster and I are going out to run some errands and do a bit of shopping, where I will get them the bowl and whatnot. I'll update with another pic once I've done that.
I really need to get stitching. :)

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