Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Here she is again.
I seem to have done a bit more than I thought. I did have to frog a bit because I was out by one stitch . I didn't realize it until the neck was done. Oh well I'm almost back to where I was! [about to where the needle is]
Have a good week & Stitch with happy fingers.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Barb has been trying to post to this blog but it seemed not to work for her...So I took this photo this afternoon and put it on for her. She has dial up and it could be to slow for the photo to load.
This is The Mid Summer Night Fairy affectionately know as Midi .
She is looking gorgeous..I love the colours.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Now a little about myself.
Hmmmm. I was born in the Netherlands in 1948. My parents and my 2 brothers and I came across the pond in 1952, We moved to a very small village called Batawa in Ontario. The main factory was a shoe plant called Bata Shoe. Well known around the world at the time.
My Dad worked for them for over 40 years. My first job was there as well. Yikes too dirty and stinky for me.
As a young girl I lived in the Middle East as well while my Dad set up a plant in Baghdad.Yup I lived there for a short time then Moved back to Holland until I was 15. [2 years]
Back to Canada [Batawa] and I won't bore you with my teen years. I did start to work at 16[Hairdresser]
Through the years there were many changes and one was that I met Kathy. We both worked at the same place and became fast friends.
That was 30 years ago. hmmmm. Boy did we have some fun together! Mind you we still do just a bit slower!
I only started to stitch in 2005. My Mom stitched for years and I wasn't ready. Once I started there is no holding me back.
I love the fact that I can blog and meet so many people with the same interests. This is so much fun.
I moved back to this part of the country in 1988 after beening married and divorced. Now I am Married to a man that I met Golfing and Have been with him for 11 years. We are both retired and I enjoy singing in 2 chiors.
This probably sounds a bit choppy but I just don't want to write a book.
Let it be known that there was a lot of interesting things in between and one of them was that I lived in Germany as well as Florida,...See I could just go on.
Farewell for now and Stitch with happy fingers!
Monday, January 19, 2009
I was a SAHM until May 2007 and work as a lab technician in a forage labe, where we test cow feed. I have been stitching since I was a teenager. I love all kinds of designers and designs. I don't know if I have 1 favorite. I also love to read but since I went back to work it has taken a backseat, so I listen to audiobooks while I am stitching. I also scrapbook a little and make beaded scissor fobs.
A few will not be regular posters as they do not blog or access the computer often but we will try and get progress photos from them every once in a while.
Okay now, as your fearless (not) leader, I would like to start things off. Would you please take a few minutes and post a little entry to this blog to introduce yourself. Since I seem to be the common link with everyone maybe you could include that in your note.
My name is Kathy A. I am 56 (you don't have to give your age)! I have two sons 33 and 35 and three beautiful grandchildren - Drew 12, Jackson 4, and Hunter 2. I am crazy about my grandchildren and my husband Leo and I spend as much time with them as we possibly can.
We live in Ontario Canada from May to October in a park model with lake frontage on Lake Ontario. We live in Yuma, Arizona from November to April in a park model in the desert.
I love to stitch and have been stitching since the early 1990's. My BFF Beatrice's mother taught me to cross stitch. Since my DH and I retired in 2001, I have been able to devote more time to stitching and my stash has grown in leaps and bounds. I now have enough stitching to do to last me till I am 102. Beatrice and I have booked adjoining rooms in the nursing home so we can continue to stitch into our 90's as her mother does and hopefully longer.
My stitching world has expanded considerably since I discovered the world of blogs and all the amazing stitchers out there.
It has also expanded with the introduction of Ann from Knowledge and Needles in the little town near where I live. Ann has graciously allowed many stitchers to gather at her home on Thursday afternoons for several years and recently expanded to a second group on Fridays as we have grown so large.
I am a huge fan of Mirabilia and Lavender and Lace and Royal Holiday will be my 5th piece.
I look forward to stitching with you all. I am sure we will see some wonderful progresses as we go.
BTW, I'm kinda chatty both at a keyboard and in real life. You don't have to make your introduction so long.
Unfortunately, all there is to see is some more brown blob. And near the end of my stitching I found a boo boo and so the frogs came for a visit. Darn it.
I had a lot of trouble getting a clear picture of my work so, for better or worse, here it is -
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Maybe an SAL is the kick in the pants I needed!
It's nice to see everyone else's progress too.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I am Rita from Hungary. I am 33, mother of two boys, and am working as a part-time auditor. I have joined this blog this week, and Friday I could not resist on starting my first Mira ever. It is not really a Mira, but a Nora Corbett anyway. I am stitching fairy letter A. As it is quicker than I expected, I will keep her as my Let's stitch Friday Night SAT project. Here is where I got last night:
I am just loving her!
Can't wait to see all your progress pics, girls!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
And Rose Of Sharon that I am stitching over one with a conversion to a red dress and cream ruffles (obtained from the Mirabilia BB)
I will be following all your progress eagerly while I get a wedding pic finished then I shall be joining in with the stitching too :) Thanks for looking, happy stitching and may all the frogs stay away! Maxine So Much Stash...Sew Little Time (my blog)
Dani and I got together yesterday for a very nice visit. We took advantage of our time together and stitched on our Mirabilia's. I had a small visit from the frogs so my progress was not as much as I had hoped. Unfortunately, it still looks like a brown blob. I did not even realize that there was brown in her dress. Hopefully soon, it will look like something wonderful.
Nice beginning posts from all of you. Keep up the good work!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Once again we have a terrific group of stitchers and Rather then comment on them all one by one I thought a post would say Hello to everyone.
I will show a photo after this weekend.
Stitch with happy fingers.
I have pulled Damask Roses out of the deep dark depths of my craft room. I started her in 2006, and this may well have been the last time I stitched on her also!
I am quite excited about getting going on this Mirabilia design again, so thanks for the motivation.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I took yesterday off from work as a "sick day".....well with the impending winter weather and a lovely chest cold, I figured it was a good day to stay home.
I did do some stitching on FIdyll since I was home, although not much to report. Just worked away on the bottom of the Topiary vase, so lots of 453/452 and white....doesnt look like much but hopefully on sunday I will take another picture and have more to show after a weekend of working on her.
It seems to be an area of lots of colour changes.....so should be a slow part to do...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am hoping to figure out how to post a picture soon
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I look forward to watching everyone's progress....
Rebecca - AKA Rebel In Ontario
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thank you Kathy for inviting me to the Mirabilia stitch a long. Although I was planning on stitching much less this year, I couldn't resist the impulse to belong to this wonderful group of ladies that I have gotten to know over the past couple of years. So, I have pulled out Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and will make a start on it soon. It will be such a pleasure to be stitching as a part of this group. Hugs!!