I was whining in one of my yahoo groups about the cost of eyelet setters here in Iceland (the cheapest one I could find was about $45) and my friend Tracy offered to pick one up from me and mail it my way. I just got back from the PO where I picked up the package. She didn’t stop with the tool itself, but also included 100 extra eyelets and 9 pieces of fabric! Most of them silkweaver solos! They are all so beautiful!
I know what I will be making this weekend, floss ring tags, and anything else that I can use my new cool tool for! Thank you so much Tracy! Love ya girl!
The only thing I have been stitching on lately is my Little House Neighborood. I just love working on it and it is such a joy to stitch. I have made some nice progress too!
Here is a close up of the first house I finished, stitched with Crescent Colors ‘Bramble Bush’.
I really like how it turned out with that floss. I stitched it up and down and really like the effect that makes. Makes the house look more ‘wood’ to me.
And I started the red house. I decided to go with Crescent Colors ‘Wild Berries’ for that one and am very happy with that color as a substitute. I am also stitching this one up and down.
This weekend is the biggest travelling weekend of the year here in Iceland. I on the other hand am not going anywhere and am going to enjoy the nearly empty city with my daughters and do something fun. The weather is supposed to be wonderful so we will probably spend a lot of time outside and hopefully go swimming.
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First, thanks to Maria, Asta and Dovile for the Brilliante Weblog Awards. Since I am supposed to nominate 7 blogs to each of the nominees I get, I am just going to say that I really love each and every stitching blog that I have in my blogline reader! You all inspire me to be a better stitcher and not to be afraid of trying new things!
I have been working some on ‘Ladybugs & Bumblebees’ and have a progress picture to share!
I am just over half done! It is such a fun stitch!
I also started ‘Little House Neighborhood’ and have hardly put it down since I started it. I decided to change the DMC colors for the houses to Crescent Colors and have started the first house. It is being stitched with Bramble Bush.
Sorry about the wrinkles, I try not to iron my pieces until I am done stitching them.
I had a good weekend. I went to two concerts and one birthday party and had a lot fun! My younger daughter is with her father durring her summer vacation so I am feeling a little ‘off’. Sumarrós is here with me, so that is good, but still, I am so used to having them both at the same time, or not having them at the same time that life seems a little weird when just one is missing. We have never done this before, so it is just a matter of getting used to I think.
Me and Sumarrós saw Mama Mia at the movies last week and we both really enjoyed it. I am going to try to go and see the new Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight’ sometime this week. I am very excited to see that movie!
I didn’t stitch much this weekend. I did a few stitches in ‘Ladybugs & Bumblebees’ by CCN but that was about it. I did think about stitching a lot though (that must count for something).
I have a picture that I took July 17th of the piece, but I have done a little more stitching on it since then. I will post a new update soon.
Saturday was a great day. My family met at my grandfathers house to celebrate his birthday. He has a big yard and a porch with a hot tub so we went early and me and the girls soaked in the hot tub for a while and I thought I would never get them out of it! They loved it. The sun was shining and it was warm and nice. My dad barbequed lamb for everyone (about 50 people) and we all had dinner together and talked and laughed. It was such a great day. I finally headed home around 10pm and my girls fell asleep on the way home. I crashed soon after we got home, I was so tired. I gained a few freckles that day thanks to the sun 🙂
Yesterday was spent doing housework and laundry. I vacumed the whole house, cleaned the bathroom and the girls bedroom and cleaned the kitchen. I need to mop the floors and other minor stuff and will try to get that done this week. Last night my mom and my friend Aisté came over and we watched Juno. I had seen it twice before, but I saw it for sale on DVD the other day and I just had to buy it. I love that movie, and my mom and Aisté loved it too. Today after work I am going to start working on Little House Neighborhood. Can’t wait!
I hope you had a great weekend, and thank you all for the visits to my blog and the wonderful comments. They mean a lot to me! Some asked how my daughter is feeling after her Chicken Pox and I am very happy to say that she is feeling like her old happy self again.
If anyone is interested in joining us for the Little House Neighborhood SAL you are welcome to do so. Nicole set this up and the more the merrier. If you are interested, please e-mail Nicole and she will send you an invite to this blog so that you can share your progress. See her e-mail in this post. This blog is open for anyone who is stitching this project and wants some support from other stitchers and a place to share their progress with others that are stitching the same project at the same time.
There is no structure to this SAL really. Just start and stitch when you can! Nicole figured this could be a place where we share our progress and any changes we have made. It’s going to be fun and relaxed!! Now I just need to finish ‘The Rain Fell’ so I can get started on this! Woot!