Monday, February 21, 2011

Guardian Angel update

I've been stitching Guardian Angel for a few days and I really like it. Not much to see there but this is a page wide... I tried before stitching HAED on 25 ct (over one with 1 thread) and it was painful! This piece I'm stitching 22 ct over one with 2 strands of floss and I absolutely love it! If I will stitch in this pace it is possible that I can finish it before the year end (wishful thinking!)

So long friends,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I love cold days!!!

Do you want to know why? Cars do not do well in a cold temperatures, I lost one 4 years ago. Then I made a decision that I will not start the engine when is -35C or lower. It hurts to take unpaid day off but it offsets  handsomely when I do not have expensive car repairs. So, yesterday was one of those days:

It was cold and windy but I was the happiest woman on the planet! It was my stitchy day!!! I started on my Guardian Angel and couldn't put it away. It is a design from HAED that recommends 25ct fabric. Well, I decided to use a hardanger (22ct) instead and I love it, every single stitch! The whole piece is done in gray shades so I'm using water gray fabric. It doesn't look like much but here it is, my yesterday's work:

Today it is a little warmer, just on the border of my cut off temperature but I'm sure I can keep working on my GA for at least couple of hours...

So long friends,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Shiver me timbers all done!!!

Even the frame is done! It took me a while... originally the frame suppose to be blue with withe snowflakes. Well, it didn't turn out that way. This was my first attempt to painting and my snowflakes looked more like bird droppings than anything else. So I put some of the white paint, add a little blue, didn't mix very well (so I can get that smudgy look) and voila! I've got a blizzard looking frame (big smile).

Now I'm finishing my piece for a froggy exchange (Pictures are coming later, after recipient receives it -  I don`t want to spoil surprise) and I will work on my Guardian Angel I think...

So long friends,

Sunday, February 6, 2011


A few minutes ago a whole bunch of Ruffed Grouse paid me a visit. They were everywhere! Under the car, on the roof of the car, around the cabin and a few landed right by the front door on the willow tree. I opened the door quietly... and here they are:

Not every day you can see a grouse on the tree ...

Stitchy update:
Shiver me timbers is done!(click on the picture for a detailed view)

Well, almost done. This is the frame I decided to  use for finishing but I would like to paint it before framing. I think I will paint it blue and add some snow ...  and since I decided to use this frame I will have to stitch a few more snowflakes on the left and right - it looks kind of "naked" there.

Now I'm finishing couple of pieces for an exchange (pictures will be posted after recipient receives them) and after will work on Guardian Angel from HAED. I really love that piece and can't wait to start stitching it.

So long friends,