Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Hate Being Sick

We had a great weekend but on Sunday night I had a sore throat. Sure enough yesterday runny nose and all those wonderful things. Spent most of the time in bed and today is much better but my head still feels really bad. I can't concentrate on stitching when my head can't think to count.

Yesterday I did go for a job interview and got the job and this morning I was suppose to go for orientation but I had a fever and couldn't get out of bed. So as fast as I got the job, I lost the job this morning.

Maybe my head will clear by tonight and i can stitch.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch

Friday, August 27, 2010

Casino Rama Tickets

I mad my annual trek to The Ex and with a lot of walking (7200 steps) saw all the crafts and gadgets that there was to offer. It was a great day and as we wee finishing up to go home it started to rain so all was well. I did purchase a couple of small Xmas presents and had a wonderful time with my daughter and fiancee.

We don't live to far from Casino Rama so last night we had free tickets to Bachman & Turner and it was a good concert. Tonight we are off to see Randy Travis. I even managed to stay away from the slot machines last night and didn't waste my money.

Hope every one has a great weekend.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Ex

I have worked on the eagle alot and it is getting there. Tomorrow no stitching as I am going to the Ex. The Ex is a great exhibition that I try to go to every year It has alot of buildings with crafts and trinkets. I don't do the mid way rides just all the buildings and alot of walking.

My daughter Leighsa lives in Toronto and she has the day off so I am meeting her for the day. I am really excited and it will be a long day but that is OK.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch

Monday, August 23, 2010

New puppy in family

Even though it was a rainy weekend I managed to get alot done on my eagle. Sometimes the rain is good cause instead of crawling into bed with a good book I will sit and stitch.I really want to get this eagle done so I can work on my owl.

I did make a trip down to Newmarket on Saturday as my niece got a new puppy. I love dogs so I could not wait to go see it. He is only 8 weeks old and so cute.This will be good therapy for my niece.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch


Friday, August 20, 2010

Fortunate Cross Stitcher

I am a very fortunate person as of 30 years ago this month I received as a wedding gift this sampler from my SNL Jayne.This was my first piece of cross stitch and it has hung on my wall all that time. I have always loved this one and like how the S's go around the border and my birds at the bottom. I was introduced to cross stitch by Jayne and Marjorie and I did a few pieces in the beginning but then I had 2 wonderful kids. Cross stitch got put on the back burners for a few years but I have picked it up again lately. The kids have moved on with their lives and I have more time on my hands as I an not employed right now. I enjoy nothing more than sitting on the front porch and stitching. I have a great hubby who has no problem with me stitching all my spare time as he had a mother (Marjorie) who did this also.

I feel very fortunate that I have a great SNL who helps me with all my cross stitching questions and we have enjoyed many years of laughter and fun. I'm also very happy that I have been married to a great guy for the last 30 years who is very understanding and loving .So Below is a picture of my sampler from a special SNL.

Well off to my porch now.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Well this is my first real attempt at creating a blog. This is a project I started a couple of weeks ago and it is finished and framed and ready for Xmas for my niece. One of the stitching sisters was good enough to lend me this graph as my niece's favorite bird is a robin. I am pleased this one is done cause it took me away from the eagle I am doing for awhile. I will post a picture of the eagle if it ever gets done . I have been working on this eagle since May and just can't seem to get it finished.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A first for everything

 Well, here goes to my try in the blogging world.

and now I leave you with an inch to stitch