Friday, March 26, 2010

Project update - Cirque des Carreaux

Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles I'm actually back to working on this project !!!!! I'm doing the dark purple part and had also started filling in the small diamond next to it but made a major mistake so "froggie came a courting" :)
The plan is to do the other large section in the middle the same purple color and the two smaller diamonds a medium peachy color. Going with the really light peachy color in my bedspread does not work. I'm still debating whether I want to add in the pale blue from my bedspread.
This is a lovely pattern to work with but my brain and eyes are still telling me I am nuts to be attempting a miniaturized version :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LofS pincushion swap update

My package from Latha arrived last night. I feel totally spoiled. She made 2 pincushions for me and embroidered an Easter wall hanging as well. I think she also added the flower petals onto the pins. The little pincushion is magnetic and is currently being used to hang the little wall hanging on my freezer door in the kitchen.

Stofnest Sampler #9 - update

I'm almost done with this project. Just have to do some bits in the bottom border. There are pockets top and bottom for hanging rods.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

On Wednesday I was trolling through the blogs from my "followers" section. I was happily reading away at Evalina's when I saw MY blog name in a list. Thanks Evalina, that was sweet of you. She is originally from Poland but now calls the Yukon home. We both belong to the very talented, chatty, ILCS yahoo group.

Simple rules
1. Accept the award
2. Thank the person who gave you the award
3. Add a link to the person who gave you the award
4. Put the award on your blog
5. Write 10 things about yourself others might not know
6. Pass the award on to 10 others

10 things about myself
1. I am ambidextrous
2. I am the oldest child in my family
3. My favorite color is cream
4. I used to be a kitchen/bathroom designer. My favorite manufacturer is Poggenpohl
5. I once flew a plane over Los Angeles and buzzed my friend's birthday party
6. I wanted to join the navy but they refuse my application.
7. I used to play the viola
8. My two oldest were born naturally with no pain killers
9. I used to live on an island
10. I wanted to live in New Zealand or Canada, the USA was not on my list :)

Hop on over to these 10 sites. Hard choice because in all reality everyone I visit deserves this award :)
1. Meg -
2. Angela -
3. Chris -
4. Edit -
5. Elisa -
6. Jan -
7. Lorna -
8. Bernice -
9. Gillie -
10. Sandy -

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Christmas ornament - Peace Joy Love tree pillow

My kids are on spring break this week so I am trying to finish up some of the small projects I stitched last year. This is what I would call a "tree pillow" i.e. it sits on a branch as opposed to hanging from one.
The pattern was a freebie design by Lizzie Kate

Friday, March 12, 2010

Birds in a Tree project

This is my "in process" small project. Two are stitched with two to go. Each one will be a different color. I'm planning on turning them into long mini pillows.
The pattern is a freebie that can be found at
I've sectioned my large piece of fabric into 4 and thread gridded so that I can keep each tree centered in it's own section.

Friday, March 5, 2010

"Square in Square Brown" - up date

I've opted to try and make a biscornu. The back is now done and everything is cut to the size I want. Now I just have to have at it and see how it turns out. I bought what I thought were some very pretty buttons but they don't look so hot with the pattern :(
I'm also working on my PIF projects. Two are stitched with one to go, then I just have to decide how to finish them off.
I bought some pretty fabric for my Stofnest Sampler #9. Just waiting for it to dry so I can decide how to use it.