Monday, April 18, 2011


This is a picture of Harry. Probably taken sometime last week. He likes to be involved with whatever we are doing.

On the Stitching front I have been stitching away here at home. My new starts for 2011 only number 1. I have put that away and will not pull it out until we move to Kirup. On the other hand I have signed up for a SAL with allstitcherslounge for a Teresa Wentzler SAL. Well if you know me well you will know that I count her as the greatest cross stitcher designer to walk this earth, so I have a few started. I couldn't narrow it down to one UFO so chose 2. The first one is the very first design that I ever saw of hers and the very first I ever started of hers. It is the Floral Bellpull. This was the design that started my love affair with her designs. I have actually finished one of her designs. The Wedding Sampler. So here are some pictures of where I left off a good many years ago.

The second TW I chose is one of the Fruit and Floral samplers. I just love the delicate colours in this sampler. Another UFO. I have many believe me.

On the home front Alan is delighted to learn that the people we are buying the house from are selling him a ride on lawn mower with a trailer (he has always wanted one). I am so happy that he is getting what he wants because he so deserves it. And we go down for our final inspection on the 1st May. I can't wait to see my new home again.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby Girl

Did I mention that I am going to have a grand daughter? Laura and Natasha found out yesterday that they are going to have a daughter. I bought some pretty pink baby clothes today. Could have spent a fortune but will just get stuff bit by bit. Laura said last night that the baby will have so many clothes that she will never wear them all. She also said that the 2 who are moving down south with us need to produce because her little girl will need cousins to play with and climb trees etc. I think that is a forecast for a Tomboy. Everything is happening to this family.

Happy Dancing Around This House

Because my lovely old home in Kirup really will be mine. All approvals came through today. May 11th is settlement date. Mind you we wont be moving then cause we have to sell our house here. Anyone want a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house here in the city? We have just 4 more rooms and 3 more doors and door frames to paint and then set everything up and we can put it on the market. Yes yes yes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sarah Harris 1789

Wow I just am enjoying stitching this sampler so much I have stitched on little else for 2 weeks. I have finished 3 pages now and have 12 more to do. I just can't remember when I enjoyed stitching something this much. Actually I would have been onto page 4 by now except that the frog has been at the house. I think that I must have thrown it out with the 2 sandgropers that Milly decided to bring in last night. So with out further ado I present you the first 3 pages of SH.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

And on the Stitching Front

I have been stitching on a downloadable chart from Needleprint. I bought this design last year and started it. I had finished the alphabet across the top and then life and other things got in the way. Last Saturday I bought it out and in the week I finished a page. It is not page 1 I finished but page 2 as it was easier to count from the alphabet. I am going onto page 1 next. I got sick of stitching on that so decided to stitch on another UFO called Justice & Peace. It has been charted by Dyan Allaire of Kustom Kraft. I started this one in the early 2000's and have only put in around 500 or 600 stitches so far.

Anyway here is a picture of the Sarah Harris stitching