Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Red Thread - Part 2

Not much time today friends, this is going to be brief! This weeks Bent Creek - Red Thread update.

February is called Love, and very soon I will be caught up to May.Red Thread - Love

I am also working on a project for my Aunt and Uncle's 30th Anniversary but it's a surprise so I can't show you until it's done. (Hint) I am finding it very satisfying to be doing special stitches for a while. It is designed by The Drawn Thread, I already have one of their patterns stitched and on the wall.

My personalized Gameboard Sampler by The Drawn Thread, stitched in 2005.The Drawn Thread - Gameboard Sampler

Soon I will have a chunk of days off in a row so hopefully after I get that front yard planted I will have more time with my needle and thread. Until then, I enjoy reading your comments and emails and watching my traffic feed and seeing visitors from all over the world passing through. I've just surpassed 2000 hits and am thrilled you like it. Come back soon!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Catch You Up

Since my last post there hasn't been much time for stitching because it's nice enough to be outside. I love gardening, hence my schooling in Horticulture and Entomology. We manage to grow some pretty incredible vegetables in our teeny back yard and I have a stunning perennial border under way, with many thanks to Spaz and Boo for the awesome raised beds they made for me last year for Mother's Day. This year the front yard is getting re-made too. We have large pine trees and no matter how hard I try grass seed just won't take. I have re-seeded that darn lawn every spring for 5 years, so, this year it gets sod. Sorry stitchers, I'll try to keep my garden blabbing to a minimum on this blog...

Mom, because I know you have limited internet access I'll say it here: thanks for coming home to visit us, we had a blast with you, as usual. We all love you so much! There are pictures and news on the family blog so head over there if you haven't been already, if you can. With all the excitement, I forgot to show you, Boo mailed me a cute hand-written letter from school... it says 'you are the best', like the poem spelled out in macaroni thing I made you in when I was in grade 2? Miss you already, keep your chin up and call anytime.

So, no stitchy pictures this week. I am a little behind on all my projects. Flower Power has gotten some attention, Red Thread is getting worked on this week and in an effort to be more helpful at work I am learning to crochet. It's not my thing at all, but having an understanding of different yarn weights and techniques should help a bit. I have knitted in the past (once), I made Boo a scarf for his Halloween costume. He was Harry Potter last year and it turned out pretty nice for my first knitting project. He was quite pleased with it anyways.

Boo in his Harry Potter scarfHappy stitching, have a great week! I'll try to post stitchy news and pics soon.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A New Start!

Yes, another new start... someone I work with showed me this one, geez she knows me well! It's a typical Bent Creek pattern, their catch is to include little tiny snaps as embellishment but I just don't like them. Pretty beads or fancy buttons enhance projects by giving them colour, character or sparkle... these snap things make we want them snapped to each other! Needless to say, I am not going to attach them! I did a 'floss toss' the other day after work, pulling the overdyeds and corresponding DMC numbers and most of the time I would see that going with overdyeds produces the best results but this time I just didn't see it. I will proceed with this project using DMC and stitching on 32ct Mushroom Lugana. Hubby saw me pull out blank fabric and said "Oh no, not a new one..." See, the verse states:

'An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet... it may stretch or tangle, but never breaks.'

That describes the history of our relationship perfectly. We've known each other our entire lives, literally grew up together. We started relationships and families independently of each other, until one day, one very happy day, fate brought us back together. That's all it took. One glance on one day. See? We have a Red Thread! Once hubby understood, I got the 'go ahead' nod and a small smile. He gets it and he gets me.

The Red Thread by Bent Creek

I will work this one doing a new square every two weeks. In between it's going to live at work, maybe you'll stop in and see it and be tempted to stitch it too :)

Have a sweet and special Mother's Day. Love you Mom! We'll call you Sunday and we really wish you were here! Come home soon, ok? 'No es television, es HBO'! Remember?

Mom 'n Me, Mexico 2000

Happy Mother's Day everyone, happy stitching!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Yay #8!

I am happy to post finished project#8 of 2008! Long ago I finished 'Sun' and now I have 'Moon' too. The sun is for my sweetheart Boo, because everything in our home revolves around him and he is the light in our lives. The moon, for my amazing hubby, there's so much more to him than you can see, just like our moon. I am a very lucky girl and a sentimental sap!

Sun by M Designs (to be framed)

Moon by M Designs (to be framed)

I think they will fit nicely on the wall, nestled into that
empty space just below Mirablia's Christmas Elegance.

Lastly (what would one of my posts be without blabbing and pictures!) I wanted to again mention my boss... before we moved the shop she gave each of us a finished stitched picture from the shop walls to take home and one other thing I forgot to mention... an original, now vintage, really collectible wooden DMC Floss storage box! 3 weeks ago Boo and Spaz built me great wooden dividers for each drawer. Unlike the nasty plastic ones you get nowadays, these hand made ones stay in place perfectly and don't chop up your cuticles when you dig for floss! I have almost the entire DMC line and it fits perfectly into one box of 3 drawers (taking into account that half my floss is in project bags!). Now everyone at work wants dividers!

Happy Stitching,