Monthly Archives: May 2007

Rest In Peace

Ásta Lovísa was a beautiful human being. I didn’t know her, but like most people in Iceland feel like I have known her for years by reading her blog about her life and fight for her life. She had been fighting a currageous battle with cancer and today her battle was over, lost. She leaves a fiance and 3 young children and parents. She inspired me with her courage, her will for life and her bright spirits. She will live in my memory, always.

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Spot of Autumn – Happy Dance

Yes, another happy dance for me, can you hear my tapping feet? I finished this one up just now, started it on Saturday. It was such a joy to stitch. And another strike from my stitching goal list for 2007 🙂 Oh, I updated that page with the exchanges that I signed up for at the SBEBB. Can’t wait!

Spot Of Autumn

Spot of Autumn – The Drawn Thread
36ct Edinborough Summer Khaki
Recommended threads used (DMC, WDW and NN)

I am going to stitch all of the seasonal Spots but decided to start this one first and then I will stitch Spot of Winter. I am going to pass these two charts along to Lili since I saw in one of her posts that she only had Spot of Summer and Spring and was missing the other two seasons. So after I finish Newton’s Law Birth Sampler and a biscornu or two I will probably start on Spot of Winter.

I bought a chart (with floss!) from my wishlist from Karen V. yesterday. She was going through her stash and decided on a couple of things that she didn’t want to stitch anymore or had already stitched. One of those charts was Matter’s Choise by Carriage House Samplings and I jumped at it faster then you can say PayPal! I can’t wait to get it :o)

We have had a wonderful long weekend here. Sumarrós had a girlfriend over for a sleepover on Saturday and they had lots of fun and giggled themselves to sleep around midnight. And so it begins. I bet they will want to do sleepovers all the time from now on LOL!
I hope you have all had a great weekend.

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A Finish and a WIP

I finished stitching French Country Rooster by JBW Designs last night and I just love how it turned out! Now I want to stitch on the Cat in the same series but I am going to finish some gifts first.

French Country Rooster
French Country Rooster by JBW Designs
32ct Light Mocha Belfast
Needle Necessities #129

I am also working on this Newton’s Law Birth Sampler for my boss’s newborn babygirl. I did this same piece for my daughter Karítas when she was born. I love this piece, it is so fun to stitch and fast also. And it sure helps that I am a HUGE Newton’s fan. I think he is the cutest bear there is!

Newton's Law Birth Announcement
Newton’s Law Birth Sampler by Anchor
28ct Tuttie Fruttie Lugana from Silkweavers
DMC threads

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New look.

Look at my pretty new header for my blog 🙂 Me and my girls, Sumarrós (aged 7, going on 8 in June) and Karítas (who will be 2 in September).

Awwww, aren’t we cute?

PS. I am now getting over 100 visitors almost every day. Who are you people? I am curious. Please leave me a comment, even if it is just to say hi :o) I love to know who is reading

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Needle Roll Exchange

I was very happy to see that Hannah receaved the needleroll I stitched for her for the Needle Roll exchange in the LiveJournal Community along with all the other goodies I sent her. Here is a mosaic of the Needleroll. I love this pattern and I am going to make another one for myself one day.

Needleroll For Hannah
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Hearts Sampler by Heart in Hand Needleart
Stitched with the recommended WDW and GAST threads
Fabric: 28ct Silkweaver Solo Lugana

I also included some other goodies:

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Two pieces of hand-dyed linen, 3 fat quarters of fabric, 3 spools of ribbon in her favorite color (blue), 4 different buttons from Mill Hill, a post card and a book on Iceland embroidery. (Photo snatched from Hannah’s blog).

EDIT: Is anyone else having problems with Photobucket and uploading pictures to WordPress? I am going batty!!!

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Fabrics anyone?

I am selling some fabrics for a friend of mine. She asked me to do this for her since her health isn’t good enough to be doing this her self.

There is a new page on my blog that you can see pictures and prices on. All info is on that page.

Thanks so much.

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Redwork Exchange

I finally finished my pieces for the Redwork Exchange in my Icelandic stitching group and drove it to my friends Rósa’s house earlier. I told her that I would be a little late in sending it since work has been extremely busy lately. I was only 3 days late, not so bad 🙂

Redwork Exchange

Redwork Exchange,
originally uploaded by litlaskvis.

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This is what I made for her:
Scissor Fob from JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue 2006
Scissor Purse from JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue 2005
A Needleworker’s Pocket from JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue 2003
All designs by With My Needle
Stitched on 32ct Light Mocha Belfast with Needle Necessities #153

Bigger pictures can be viewed here: Front and back.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you have a wonderful day and maybe get a little spoiled 😉 I am going to give my mother this biscornu that I just finished making. I know she has wanted a biscornu for a while so this was the perfect gift for her. I love you mom! You are the best of the best!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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Four Little Hearts by Indigo Rose
Stitched with DMC 115
32ct Raw Opalescent Belfast

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Reykjavík Arts Festival

May 10-12, the French street theatre group Royal de Luxe puts on a grand spectacle on the streets of Reykjavík. A Little Giant girl – 8 metres high – will strut through the city thoroughfares, bringing a spellbinding fairy tale to the inhabitants. During her stay, the city center is transformed into a giant stage, where the little giant and her giant father engage in a dramatic struggle.

Saturday May 12th

10.30 am
The Little Giant awakens from her slumber on the pier and takes a shower. She enters Ingólfstorg Square, Adalstraeti, Lækjargata and Fríkirkjuvegur, where she runs into the giant, her father, at around 11:30 am. More info here.

You can see the pictures that I took today on my flickr account.

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SBQ, Redwork and fabrics!

First of all, I got a wonderful package yesterday in the mail from Sesselja for the Redwork exchange in Allt í Kross (my Icelandic stitching group). She sent me a cute scissor fob and I really like it :o)

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Other side:

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Thank you Sesselja!
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And I went today durring my lunch hour and bought fabric for the finishing part of the Redwork Exchange. I couldn’t decide what I wanted so I bought different fabrics that will come in handy for future finishing adventures. The background is the linen I used for the stitching. Aren’t they pretty?

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SBQ Today’s SBQ was suggested by Ish and is:
How do you choose a project for an exchange? Do you pick solely on what you know of the taste of the recipient or are there other reasons you pick the piece you do?

I try to pick something that I know that the recipient will like and that I know I will enjoy stitching and making for them. I usually have a hard time picking out what I want to do because I always want to make so many things! LOL! But I have been quite happy with what I have made so far for exchanges and hope that the recipients have enjoyed my stitching also.

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Oh it’s such a perfect day!

I am about to burst with happniess!

1) I applied for a new position at my office and today it was announced that I GOT THE JOB!
2) I went to lunch with a very good friend and celebrated.
3) My boss had a healthy baby girl this morning.
4) When I got home I had not one but two packages waiting for me with stash that I have ordered recently!

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From The Silver Needle:

1) Ladybug, Ladybug – Little House Needleworks
2) With Thread In Hand – Lavender Wings
From Kunst & Vliegwerk
1) Acessoires Quaker – A Mon Ami Pierre
2) Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler
3) Arbe Aux Oiseaux Positif – A Mon Ami Pierre.

 

Yes, I am a happy happy girl today!

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New Project, Finished Project and more.

Ah, I have missed blogging. And I have so many things to share.
I went shopping durring lunch on Thursday and found this wonderful basket that is just perfect for my needlerolls. Ok, I only have two needlerolls so far, but I am almost done with the third and then I will get one through the needleroll exchange in my LiveJournal Community. And my biscornus also look great in it. So does the pinkeep that I got from Hannah. I am going to buy another one of these so that I can have an extra one once this one gets full.

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I also bought seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Little Britain! Woohoo!

I also finished a scissor fob for my friend Ágústa. She is always making me socks (note to self, need to share pictures of the other two pairs she knitted me) and is all in all a wonderful person and I wanted to cheer her up a bit because she has been having a rough time lately. I am going to make another one of these for me. I just love how it turned out. I made the cording and tassel myself. They are so much fun to make and I am getting the hang of them.

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Back:

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Cheery Blossoms Scissor Fob by The Sweetheart Tree
Stitched with the recommended threads on 32ct Raw Opalescent Belfast Linen

Yesterday after work I went to Ágústas and made dinner for us. My famous tuna pasta YUMM! Rósa joined us for a little stitching after dinner.
While there I started French Country Rooster by JBW Designs.

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Ágústa gave me the chart for The Drawn Thread’s Generosity. I fell in love with it when she stitched it some time ago and have wanted it ever since. I was browsing her stash and found it and she said I could keep it! Thank you so much Ágústa! I love it!

It is 1pm on a Saturday afternoon and I am at work. I better get to it then! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Two in one – SBQ

SBQ  May 2nd 2007 – Today’s SBQ was suggested Kathryn and is:

How many WIPs do you have? How many UFOs do you have? When does a WIP become a UFO?

Oh lord. I have no clue. I think I would say my current WIPs are about 10 (including exchanges and gifts) and UFOs are around the same number, or rather somewhere between 5 – 10. A WIP becomes a UFO when I stop working on it completely for about hmmm, 3-6 months. I usually finish everything I start, I don’t think I have that many UFOs compared to how long I have been stitching and all the finished projects I have done 🙂

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SBQ April 19th 2007 – Today’s SBQ was suggested Danielle and is:

Are you on “The Wagon?” If so, how long have you been on and how “serious” are you about it? If not, have you considered it?

Seriously… I talked about going on the wagon after my last order, but I have been bad already! I ordered 3 charts the other day from this site (warning, warning, it is dangerous! STASH enabling!!!!!!) And I keep finding more stuff that I like and I am just a very bad wagon rider :-/ So I guess I will not go on the wagon again unless I am serious about it. I am going to go through my stash soon (hopefully this weekend) and make an ‘Up For Grabs’ page here on my blog and see if I can find new and loving homes for some of the things that I want to find new homes for 🙂

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Hi everyone!

I am so sorry that I have been missing for so long. Thank you everyone for your comments, your visits to my blog and for the e-mails. They mean the world to me.

The reasons for my absence for the past 2 weeks are:
1) work, work, work and more work but I will not go into that as the other excuse is much more exciting.
2) The Gift Of Stitching Magazine.

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I was asked by Kirsten Edwards, the Editor of TGOS to write an article for her gorgeous magazine. I was honoured, thrilled, over the moon with excitement. I worked very hard on it and then Kirsten edited it (off course, that’s her job) and the outcome is just wonderful, even if I say so myself. There is even a pattern in there designed by yours truly :o)
If you are not a subscriber, go and get a subscribtion today. The magazine truly is worth it!
biscornu_tgos5.jpg The pattern I designed is finished as a biscornu, off course! I am the biscornu crazy lady and have always wanted to design my own biscornu pattern and now I have and even got it published. I am walking on cloud nine, or even ten!

Thank you Kirsten for this wonderful honor. Thank you Erla Björk for the model stitching. And thank you all for visiting :o)

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