Monday, September 8, 2014

Super Moon, Super WIPocalypse

Finally I was able to see the super moon. Last 2 months I had no luck, it rained and I could see nothing. Tonight is perfectly clear sky. I went to the lake, on the east the moon was rising and on the west the sun was setting. I even spotted a beaver!

 rising moon

 Frosty Girl and rising moon

 fireweed in moonlight

 sunset
beaver working night shift

Here is my progress on Spooky Welcome:


And, as promised earlier (or maybe the promise I made on Linda's blog) last Saturday I pulled out neglected Halloween House and stitched in Debbie's memory. Long time ago we started this as a SAL.... this is where I left it off:

 and now (I stitched some of the border)


During my typing it got dark outside and the moon shines beautifully

 
 So long my friends,
Evalina

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Red Dress

Three days ago we'd lost Debbie due to heart attack. It was sudden and unexpected. Could have been prevented? I do not know. But I'll do everything in my power to promote awareness, healthy living and research.

My eyes are filled with tears, my heart is filled with sadness but it's time for action. And I will walk my talk - I'll exercise more and eat healthier. I'll sleep more, stitch more and try to remove stress from my life.



What the red dress stands for? The Red Dress represents women’s courage and passion and their power for change as they share the truth with others and raise awareness about the importance of heart health.

I'm also collecting online donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help fund life-saving research and education. I would really appreciate any amount you can give to support my canvass for this important cause. Together, we can create more survivors!

Click this link to go to my personal donation page.

Here are couple of links to Canadian and US sites for more info:

So long my friends,
Evalina

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spooky Welcome it is!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on the Stitchy Weekend. Many of you were absolutely right - you guys know me so well! We have eight winners:
Congratulations to all!

And here is my Spooky Welcome before
and today:
So long my friends,
Evalina

America needs healing

That's a new theme in NaBloPoMo and I'm shocked that NaBloPoMo got sucked in.. The whole media cries after Micheal Brown and, to tell you the truth, I do not see anything racist about that event. Sure, we all need healing because of this and that, but many of us need to awake to the reality and do not believe everything media is saying. It's a well known fact that they will twist anything to get more ratings.

Before the shooting police had no idea about the robbery but the guilty mind of Michael made him charge the police. Just imagine 6'4" tall 300 lbs guy is running towards you, not just running but beating shit out of you. Reports are saying that:
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun
So, give me a break - it doesn't matter if Micheal was black and police man white.  Darren was on duty and Michael attacked him. Maybe parents should pay more attention to raising children and teaching them good values, the Ten Commandments would be a good start. It would save a lot of tears later.

So long my friends,
Evalina

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stitchy weekend

I love long weekends! Today is a Discovery Day in the Yukon and the end of a long weekend. It happened that this was also a third weekend of the month so I was hermitting and stitching. It was easy to do due to rain pouring from the sky from time to time. Did I tell you that I love sound of the rain? I do! As you can imagine it was a happy and relaxing weekend for me. I finished 'A Vulture's Welcome' and now I'm thinking - what's next?


I have quite large pile of wips... have a look here and try to guess - I'll have a surprise gift for you if your guess is right!

So long my friends,
Evalina