Monday, November 24, 2014

Drumroll please (I'm dancing)!

A second finish this month! This time I went even further and I framed my little piece. I did it all by my self and this is my first ever attempt to framing. I think I should decorate the frame a bit...

I did not worked on Jingle but I took the piece off the scroll frame and put on the q-snaps, now I can see the whole thing and work on finishing. It just needs some snowflakes, some bells, etc.

And of course I was forking on another design from Nancy 'Forget me Not', here is the progress:

Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a huge giveaways in December. Pop in to her site to enter the draws. Since draws are not starting until December you can catch up and enter for every day. If you are new to her blog just mention that I've sent you there. Have fun!

So Long my friends,

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: 25 Days of Christmas Gift Certificate give-away and stitching with Linda

Yesterday was my day of stitching with Linda in Debbie's memory. I did not stitch my Thankful Quaker, instead I was working on the Jingle.

And look what Nancy has in the store for you today:
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe: 25 Days of Christmas Gift Certificate give-away, e...: On the 12th day of Christmas Santa Nancy will be giving away a $25 gift certificate for you to choose items from my Ebay store. Charts, fl...

So long my friends,

Friday, November 14, 2014

still Friday

I did not forget about posting my progress from yesterday. I was very busy because I had to replace my windshield... So I called around to get the best price and it happen to be the SpeedyGlass got my business. The closest shop was in Nanaimo (just an hour away from Port Alberni). So, me and Frosty jumped in the car and we went for an awesome ride. She even made some friends there

Here is my progress on Jingle as ya enter jingle as ye go by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.

Did you know that Nancy today was taking entries for a fabric draw? I'm wondering what she will offer tomorrow... I have never try her fabric before so today I splurge on her favorite 32ct linen in Antique Champagne - we'll see how I will like it. You know, in January/February I'm doing the Super Duper challenge with Linda and I will need tons of fabric - there will be 59 new starts...

Oh, and tomorrow is already Saturday and on Saturdays I'm stitching with Linda in Debbie's memory. I'm working on Thankful Quaker. If you have a minute - check in by the end of the day to see my progress.

So long my friends,

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Trouble with moving is not only packing/unpacking. There is a whole lot of paperwork like getting new driver licence, registering the car, getting new insurance and so on. I have a pretty new car but I still have to have a provincial inspection. So that's what I was doing today - I took my car for the inspection. While guys were looking at the car me and Frosty went to discover some new trails. Gosh, I love BC!
For ten years I was looking on black spruce and poplars, now I can finally enjoy some serious trees. look on this one
It was such a pleasure to see beautiful ferns and walk on the leaves..

And I have more stitchy progress to show you. As promised I was working on 'Jingle (...) by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I love this piece and I think ... I could be done with it by Monday (you should see me smiling)

So long my friends,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

bears and some stitching

I've lived on the north for ten years, I have seen many bears but they never bothered me. I'm in Port Alberni just three weeks and we are having an 'issue' with bears. Just look at our fence
Do you see how is leaning towards walkway? Well, the neighbour said that's from bears claiming over. It was kind of hard to believe but I found an evidence
I guess we will have to replace that fence some day... make something taller and stronger... any ideas? I kind of like this one, looks so cool but I'm not sure how it will work with bears...

And on the stitchy site - I work yesterday on 'Forget Me Not' by Nancy , here is the progress:
The picture doesn't show all the beauty. The fabric isn't gray, it's a beautiful light blue 28 ct 'Forget me not' Jobelan and the floss is gorgeous 'Ocean Waves' by Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I hope some day I will be able to capture right colours. Today I'll work on my Jingle, I'm kind of in a Christmas mood (I have no idea why, maybe Nancy's Christmas Spirit is contiguous?)

So long my friends,