Sunday, 23 April 2017

April 23, 2017

Two finishes in one day! I was the first one up this morning so I came downstairs, made some coffee and stitched a maple leaf onto the bib on the right. A few episodes of "Call the Midwife" later, we took the dog to the shores of the Bay of Fundy to run off some of her Lab crazy, as I call it. Maggie was so hyper this morning that she was running around in circles and not listening to any instruction from either of her humans. My fella' dropped me off at the local fabric and craft store on the way home so that I could get some skeins of DMC 632 to match the brown I have been using on the CADPAT. I did not have one of the bibs with me so I could not double check my attempt at matching with my old DMC chart until I walked home. Fortunately, the match was pretty darned close .The dog is now passed out on the floor by my feet as we settle in for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Here is another project that has kind of gone a little haywire. A month ago, I bought three packets of tomato seeds and started them on the kitchen window sill. The seeds were all viable, much to my surprise, so now we have more than 100 sprouts growing on three window sills. There are cherry tomatoes, medium sized tomatoes and beefeaters all merrily growing in our kitchen, Friends and family have spoken for some of the plants and I have started digging a bigger tomato patch in the back yard. Eggshells and coffee grounds are being mixed in to enrich this sandy soil to improve our chances at decent tomatoes this summer.

Well, back to my stitching and tv watching. Happy stitching!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

April 20, 217

Stitch by stitch this bib is slowly getting done. Not sleeping well for 2 nights, thanks to the noise of engines from the air base and these lovely knots in my muscles that cause lots of pain, has slowed my brain and stitching mojo. I have also run out of the brown floss which came from my leftover kit thread bag so a match from my DMC threads needs to be found. Fortunately, with this kind of "pattern", I can fudge the design quite a bit if I choose to stop using brown for the remainder of the bib. Well, off to bed for me!

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

April 18, 2017

Stitching came to a screeching halt today after running out of the red colour (DMC 321) the other day and catching up to the point where I *had* to go to the craft store this afternoon to be buy the floss. Fortunately, the floss store was also conveniently on the way home from the dog walking trails so I completed a two fer one outing! I have done a little thinking about pricing and I am still not sure how much I would sell these for. There is no way to be compensated for the hours that go into stitching these pieces and I am just looking to make some pocket change off of supplies that I have accumulated. My current thought is $25. That thought could change.

Happy stitching.

Monday, 17 April 2017

April 17, 2017

Hello dear stitchers! It has been a few days since I have posted because I went back to my hometown in New Brunswick to visit with my family for the Easter long weekend. Blogger does not seem to work on my phone so I could not post an update on my bibs. The first CADPAT one was finished while I relaxed on the ferry that goes across the Bay of Fundy. The second one was started while I hung out with my family on Saturday, in between watching hockey and eating lots of yummy food made by my mom. How is it that the same recipe that I learned from my mom tastes so much better when she makes it??

I drove back to Nova Scotia with my brother who lives in Halifax and the fella' ventured into the big city to pick me up. The afternoon was spent transplanting tomato plantlets and relaxing with my critters who missed me while I was away. I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, whether religious or secular!

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

April 12, 2017

Okay, so my stitching mojo disappeared last night and the stitching was put aside until this evening. This bib is taking FOREVER to finish! My goal is to finish it tomorrow night, Friday at the latest. On the other hand, a plane ticket has been booked so that my fella' can go see his oldest son graduate from high school and I have been cruising websites to start planning our summer vacation.

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

April 11, 2017

Stitch by stitch this piece is getting done. I am quite liking how this is turning out and the reviews were favourable when I took it over to the curling club to work on in between games this past weekend. I had hoped to get more done these past two days as I don't work on Mondays and Tuesdays and there were no appointments. The dog foiled that by developing crystals in her urine so there were a couple of visits and phone calls to the vet. The sudden arrival of spring weather had me out cleaning up the yard and enlarging my tomato bed to accommodate the many seedlings that are sprouting on our window sills. So here I sit at 9;45pm, about to put a few stitches into the piece before I fall into bed.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

April 9, 2017

Progress report. A few stitches were put in here and there over the weekend in between curling and sleeping! My curling team won 3 free drinks over the weekend and we had a blast at the dinner and dance last night. I am now nodding off in front of the Canada-Sweden Men's curling world final. Go Canada Go!