Wednesday, July 15, 2015


After a long hiatus, I'm now blogging over at

Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 6, 2012


So - time for a howl at the full moon......

My WIP's are seeing some action! I've one finish (as posted before - better picture to follow)

The Prairie Schooler design is finished - woot!

The other project that has seen a fair bit of action is the L. Perrin "One Long Panel" - really a pleasure to work on.


Friday, February 3, 2012

First 2012 WIP finish

Prairie Schooler - "Winter". I think I started this two years ago, and once I knuckled down, it was a quick stitch. So - that's the first one I get to check off my WIP list for the year. Now I get to add another in its place. "Quaker Diamonds" is the one. I'd like to finish that up this year as well.

Monday, January 9, 2012

WIPocalypse postie

See this? It's missing something. Specifically, one of the seasons.

So - this has been added to the WIPs-oca-pa-looza. (pardon the horrific pictures. if I wait to post until I have perfect pictures, I will never post)

Here's "One Long Panel" - I've chosen a purple colourway. Love it.

This is the Landmark design and please don't judge a project by its picture (which you can barely see.) This is a BLAST to stitch.

Ooooops - how did this stunningly cute, loving scene find its way in here?

Almost out of steam, "Coffee".

The Hooligan Afghan, please may I finish it before she hates the colours that she chose. That's all I ask.

OK dokey.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


WIP list since I see that I need to post an update on the 9th.......... This is just a starter list. Why wouldn't it be?? My goal is to finish these four projects and continue working on others.

1. Hooligan #1's garter stitch afghan - to fit a double bed - probably about 1/4 finished. I would really like to finish this for her this year.

2. Landmark design - I've finished 4 of these huge suckers so far and I would like to finish a fifth as this is the number that I need for my staircase. As I wanted the framing to match I'll then take out a second mortgage and have them framed. (Each one is about 39,000 stitches and I adore them....)

3. Laura J. Perin - "One Long Panel" - this is 1/4 finished.

4. Allesandra Adelaide - "Coffee" - stitching this on 28 count over one and I'm about half way done the steam.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Hi - been a while, no?

I was looking at some of the things I stitched last year and was sad that I hadn't posted about them on here as I can't remember some of the details. Getting old, I guess.

So - with that in mind and knowing that if I just make the effort to post I'll appreciate it in a years' time, I've signed up for the WIPocalypse to encourage myself to post.

Details here. I need to work on my list and will try to post tomorrow.

The biggest news is that we have a new furry friend. We had to put Ginger down last summer - it's a long, sad story and not really one I want to share but the house was really empty without a dog for the first time in 15 years. So - we've adopted Daria. She's 5, and so, so lovely. Gentle, loving and quiet - a perfect companion dog. So much so that when the littlest hooligan starts JK in the fall, I may look into what it would take to start working her as a therapy dog. She would love it as her favourite thing in the whole wide world is cuddling.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Send advil please

So - I've signed up my daughter for oboe lessons. There's a joke in there, surely.

As all Canadians know - Tim Hortons is running the annual "Roll up the rim" contest. Is it just me or have they loaded up those cups with coffee and muffin winners? I've won 3 coffees already and I hadn't won anything in the previous 5 years. Smart business really - I've NEVER seen such busy line ups at the drive thru. Anyone see the Rick Mercer episode where he asked George Bush how he felt about Prime Minister Tim Horton? Hilarious. From a special show called "Talking To Americans". I've never laughed so hard. No offence to my US friends.... :-) Just good clean fun. He actually got Mike Huckabee to congratulate Canada on our new "National Igloo"

Click here to watch

Progress continues on the Landmark design - one of these days I might actually take a decent picture of it. I've also started back up on DH's sweater. I've finished the back so now it just needs another sleeve and the front. I'm working on it in secret since it annoys him to no end that I continue to work on everything else but his sweater...... Passive aggressive is my middle name.