My order from Stitches N’Things came last night. I was going to post a picture of it then, but since I woke up at 5am yesterday morning, I was just way to sleepy. Had company last night, my cousins Bjarki, Elva and Sigurjon came and we watched Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire together. It was wonderful, even though I was sleepy.
Anyway, here is a list of the things I ordered:
I am thrilled with all of this!
Thanks everyone for your comments on my stash and the way I organize it. Lili asked me how I do it… well, what can I say. It is in my nature to organize almost anything, I am a Virgo after all 😀 And I have been cross stitching since I was about 4 or 5. This was my first project. I went with my mom to the LNS and insisted on getting this stamped cross stitch. I did it on and off for years. Then stopped, and then I picked it up again in 1998 while pregnant with my daughter Sumarrós. I did this piece (sorry about the picture, it is quite dark) first after I picked cross stitch up again. I haven’t stopped since and doubt that I will anytime soon. Here you can see almost all of my cross stitch works, there are some missing off course, but most of it is there.
My wrist on my left arm is hurting today. It has been hurting on and off for the last couple of days, but today I am very sore and I doubt that I will be able to stitch… I am going to try though. I was trying to fold some laundry earlier, but I had to stop because of the pain. I haven’t finished the stocking and tomorrow, February is over Oh well… I did manage to do Heart Sweet Bag, Long Legged Chick, the RR piece for Rósa, make my first pincushion and finish the MSAL :o) So not a bad stitching month really. And there is not much left to do on the stocking, and I will finish it as soon as I can stitch again. Going to give it a try now and see how my hand feels about it.
This is Prairie Schooler’s E is for Embroidery, but, since I am Icelandic and all, I changed the lettering to Ú er fyrir útsaum, which means exactly the same thing :o) I am very happy with the outcome and enjoyed stitching it a lot. Oh, and since I am feeling brave, you can see the back if you click here. I don’t think I have ever shown the back of my work before….
Feeling very sleepy after a wonderful night last night with Rósa Tom. She came over and we stitched our little fingers off and talked and laughed so much!!! Thanks so much for the visit!
Today we finally went to my friends daughter’s birthday that we were supposed to go to in the beginning of the month but the baby was sick. Then my friend tried to celebrate the birthday again, but then all the guests were sick. Third time is the charm, because a lot of people were there today and I ate waaaay too much of that delicious french chocolate cake! *drools* It was just oh so so so good! And off course it was nice to see my friends. Anna Sigga and her BF Wolf and the birthday girl Alma Sóley moved into a brand new apartment in December and it looks very nice!!
Tomorrow, me and my BF Mio, Sumarrós and her dad and his dad’s GF are all going to the theather! I can’t wait! I love going to the theather!
I am trying to decide if I should stitch a little or go to bed early
since I didn’t go to bed until 3.30 am last night and then woke up with
Karítas at 7.45 this morning….
I went through all of my stash today.
And, because I am a stitching geek, I took pictures.
You can see them here, if you are interested.
YAY! New stash to play with!!! Finally my order from The Silver Needle Super Bowl Sale came home to me! I was so excited that I was about to kiss the postman! LOL! I just LOVE getting packages in the mail, especially ones full of goodies like this one!
- Raise The Roof Designs – Santa Clothes (scroll down a bit) + buttons
- Hollis Designs – Snowy Littles + charm
- Shepherd’s Bush – A Mother’s Love Needleroll
- Shepherd’s Bush – Snow Fall Needleroll
- JCS 2004 & 2005 Christmas Ornaments Issues
- 3 packs Assortment Set of Metal Finishing Forms. I thought these looked cool and simple and would help me on the road of actually finishing some of my finishes! I think the will help me out loads in learning how to make ornaments properly etc.
- 5 packs of Connect-A-Box (for all my beads). I can’t wait to take my beads out of the Mill Hill packaging and into these niffty little things! I *love* them!
- Character Tape Measures With Personality – The Cow. I just couldn’t resist that one! So adorable!
I am so happy with all of this! And what makes me even more happy is that tomorrow, my order from Stitches N’Things will come too! Or so it should! If not tomorrow, then Monday. If Monday, then it will be a loooong weekend! LOL!
… on the stocking. I just realised that there isn’t that much stitching left really. Tons of backstitch though ;o) I hope that I will be able to finish it in February because I am so ready to start working on other things. After seeing Rósa’s update on her 12 Days Of Christmas, I am itching to start stitching on those again. And Fairy Grandmother is *shouting* at me from my stitching bag. Not to mention Mini Cottages 3 & 4 by Michael Powell.
I am behind on reading blogs and commenting, so if you haven’t heard from me in a while, I am just busy, I haven’t forgotten about you all!
Thanks so much on your comments on the chick and for the tips on 1 over 1 stitching!
So much stitching, so little time!
In other news… Karítas tried food for the first time this evening. She LOVED it :o) We only gave her a little bit, and a little water but I could tell that she was ready for more. I am going to start giving her a little meal each dinner time, getting her ready to stop breastfeeding since she is almost 6 months old and just seems ready to start eating a little.
YAY! I finished it in about 2-3 days. This is from Ewe eye and Friends and I think it is called Long Legged Chick (too lazy to go look) from a leaflet called Spring Two. I changed the floss and stitched it all in Six Strand Sweet floss – cappucino, blue curacao, mulberry wine, kiwi lime and peach. I am still thinking if I need to backstitch around the beak, since I think it blends in a little with the eggshell. I will look at it a little more, and see what needs, or doesn’t need to be done. Unsure what to do with this, but I think it will look good as an Easter decoration of some sorts. Maybe hanging in a window?
Today is Konudagur, womansday, so I got spoiled. Actually I got spoiled yesterday but I have also been lazy today. Mio bought me the seventh series of The Simpsons on DVD (we collect the series) and Ring Of Fire, The Legend Of Johnny Cash CD. I really want ot go and see Walk the Line in the cinema and we will probably do that when we get the chance to. I love both the CD and the DVD’s so I am very happy with my spoiling. And my MIL is cooking us dinner so I don’t even have to worry about that 😀
Oh.. and I am very happy about the winner at the Icelandic Eurovision song contest last night.!!!!
Five Things That Make Me Happy Today:
- The waffles that I made earlier. Whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries, jam and coffee.
- My girls. They have been like angels all day. Sumarrós is a little sick, but such a sweetheart.
- Mio. He is not feeling 100% yet (he got sick too) but has been runing around the house all day doing things that need to get done.
- The warm weather.
- My new stitching project that I can’t share yet. I picked the colors myself and it is coming along very nicely.
Have a wonderful day!!!