Monthly Archives: July 2007

Stash and exchanges.

The last couple of days I have spent finishing up two exchanges. Lil’ Critter’s Exchange and Freebie Exchange, both at the SBEBB. I mailed them both today, so two unnamed bloggers will get goodies in the mail soon from me. I can’t wait to hear what they think about what I did as I am very pleased with the outcome on both exchanges! It was a tough trip to the PO today, having to mail them off, but I know they are going to great homes and are going to ladies that have the same respect for needlework as I do 🙂 I also signed up for the Grateful Hearts Exchange and have some ideas running around in my head (it is true, they are running all over

Life has been busy. I had last week off from work and spent it running around with my daughters, including going on the camping trip that I mentioned in the previous post. We also took walks to the pond and fed the ducks, went to the playground and helped my parents with their move. They already have the new place and have been putting hardwood floors down, and this Saturday I am going to help them move all the furniture and unpack boxes etc. My mother is giving me a beautiful wooded cabinet/drawer unit that I am going to use for storing all my stash and finishing supplies.

Speaking of stash, I just got this order in from Stitching Bits and Bobs yesterday.

Stitching Bits and Bobs

Some of the new DMC Color Variations floss.
28ct Gingham Linen Cream/Natural.
Two scissors.
Heart shaped thread rings.

I have a new passion. SCISSORS. After seeing all the beautiful scissors on various blogs, I have been wanting more more and more of those nifty gadgets that we all can’t live without. So I ordered these two for starters 🙂

I am going to spend the evening working on and trying to finish Newton Law’s Birth Sampler. Only some backstitching left so if I just sit down and do it, it should be finished in no time.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying life! Much love!

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Back from camping trip.

I decided yesterday that I wanted to go camping. The weather was wonderful and I just needed to get out of the city for a while. So me and my daughters along with my favorite cousins Bjarki and Sigurjón decided to go to Þingvellir, a National Park just outside of Reykjavík and stay there for a night. It was great! Pictures say more than a thousand words so I will let you look at them here.

Now I am going to stitch while I watch So You Think You Can Dance. I LOVE that show!

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Biscornu finish

When my friend Brenda asked me to stitch her a couple of biscornus I was really happy. She wanted to pay me for them, but I find it really difficult to put a price on my stitching. So we worked up a deal. She would send me some fabrics and some hand dyed threads both to stitch her biscornus with and for my own collection, and I would make her some biscornus. This is the first one. I have started another one, but it is being stitched one over one so it will probably take me a while.

Biscornu for Brenda

Fabric: 28ct black Jobelan
Thread: Six Strand Sweets – Jelly Beans
Chart: A freebie from My Aunts Attic (thanks Lilian for all the wonderful patterns!)

 

Today me and my girls are going to my parents house. They just sold their house and bought a brand new apartment so I am helping them pack and move stuff.

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Still here.

I just wanted to update real quick and tell you that I am still here. I have had a busy week. My mother’s sisters came visiting from Denmark. They live there with their family so we don’t get to see them very often. It was wonderful to see them. And they share the same passion as me and my mother with needlework and crafts so there was lots of talking about stitching, sewing, knitting, crocheting and other things related. So inspiring!

I will have stitching updates soon. I am on vacation again this week with the girls so it is going to be another busy week. We have been having some nice weather and I hope that it stays that way this week so that we can spend as much time as possible outside in the sun.

I hope you are all doing good and that you had a nice weekend.

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