Sunday, January 25, 2009

the cold is back...

We had a few nice warm days in the Yukon. The temperatures actually reached +10°C. It didn’t last for very long though… Now we are back to those cold, winter days…

and I’m back to studying and stitching. Here is my latest progress on my Asian Scene:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

12 days of Christmas... the end

I had the greatest 12 days of Christmas ever! Look what I’ve got on the 12th day:

second part of advent exchange from Jillann

and the cutest card with floss from Anastasia,

Thank you so much, ladies. Now I'm ready to start new adventures in the new year. The horoscope looks good:

July 16 Sun Sign: Cancer Your horoscope - Week of January 5, 2009

This is an exciting week as Jupiter moves into your joint financial zone and the sign of Aquarius. This indicates that money is coming to you, and not necessarily because you've worked hard for it. It may come through your partner, family, or a lucky windfall. Financial blessings come through other people, and even the bank and other creditors will have a tendency to be more generous towards you. Jupiter will stay in this area until 2010, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of all the golden opportunities coming your way.

And since I don't have to worry about money I can dive in into stitching and reading.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

12 days of Christmas... continued

I have no idea where all days have gone. It is already 10th day of Christmas and surly I did enjoy every one of them. On Monday I’m going back to work and everything is going back to normal. It is very cold in the Yukon, yesterday was record low for this winter, -41°C. Last Friday I bought myself seat warmer for the car and what a difference! Instead of sitting on the ice cold seat my butt gets warm and cozy.

And I started on the new project, Asian Scene designed by Nicholas Charles.

For the first time I tried to start stitching from the centre part of the chart and of course I started to stitch it up side down… I noticed my mistake after 3 days of stitching and there was a lot of frogging… Everything would be fine if the rusty background wasn’t pre-printed, but it was, and the 9 characters on the left side are stitched beside that colour square and there was no other way but rip-it, rip-it, rip-it for a whole afternoon. After all I decided to grid part of the fabric and I started my usual way from the top left corner. Here is the new WIP: