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.
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 – 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.
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 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 Sampler by Anchor
28ct Tuttie Fruttie Lugana from Silkweavers
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
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.
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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:
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!!!
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.
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 🙂
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.