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.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I truly can not stop thinking about Lisa Roswell and her untimely death.

I think I will pull out my "With my Needle" design and work on it tonight.

I may lurk on your blogs, not posting all of the time on what you write or stitch - but you all have become my community and I actually feel like I lost a member of my extended family yesterday even though she never knew me.

I've also just read that Judy Harper passed away a few days ago.
Ladies - to you I raise my needle.


Monday, January 24, 2011

What was I thinking...

15 days is way too long for me to be monogamous to one project. I find my eye straying lustfully over my other pretties and I want to cheat. Then I feel guilty. So - no more. I will stitch what I want to when I want to. There. Phew. (Also - I'm getting tired of my husband asking me when I'm going to put his damn sweater in the rotation and finish it.)

Remind me to tell you about the time that I said I would have the sweater knit by the time he built me a cottage. The cottage is built - with his own two hands. The sweater? Not finished.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

15 days...

So in 15 days my Ink Circles Mandala went from this:

to this!

I think it will start to look less phallic once I put in some more colour...........

Next up is the Landmark design (you knew I couldn't stay away from it) So until February 3rd I will be faithful. I'll also try to take better pictures..... as this is about as bad as it gets.... I love me some dot dot dots..........


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mandala check in

It has been a week and I have been 100% faithful to this project which is unheard of. I am a strumpet, after all. I am enjoying it - I don't usually do outlines first, normally the desire to see the colour RIGHT NOW would be overwhelming. This is working for me this time though.

Split pea soup for dinner tonight. Remind me to tell you about the time I gave away a ham bone on freecycle.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First finish!

Ta-Dah! Nancy's Needle "Desert Star"
Started Dec.20th 2010
Finished Jan.4th 2011
I used all threads as charted and loved every minute of it.

So - moving right along. The next 15 days (so.. until the 19th) will be spent on this lovely. It's a special one. Ink Circles Designs has designed a special SAL project for my LNS - Thread and Eye. It's called Thread and Eye Mandala and I lurve it. I don't think she has released it generally yet - but you can get it at Thread and Eye (tell Kathy I sent you - she's the sister I never had....)

Click here to get a much better idea of what it will eventually look like and the amazing variety of colours that the stitchers in our group are choosing. That's the beauty of this one - you customize it to your colour loves. As you can also see, I am pathetically behind. So. 15 days - lots of coffee and a sharp needle. Oh - and if the kids could behave I'd appreciate it. Watch out Mandala, I'm going to STITCH you.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Desert Star...

is not finished. When you have young children sometimes there is a warp in the space time continuum and suddenly it's the next day. So - this is my first WIP for 2011. It won't take 15 days to complete (did I just jinx myself?) and it will be satisfying to finish it.