Well, my two orders from Stitching Bits n Bobs arrived last week, which
made four long, busy days at work a bit easier to bear. Above is the
group of LHN and CCN charts that I chose to get. I'm adding the CCN
flower packs to my stash as they come out, and when I have them all I
think I'll stitch them on one piece of fabric, altogether. They are so
sweet, but I have to say that Peony is my favourite so far. I now have
LHN's Little Blue and Little White Houses charts, and I'll get the Little
Red Houses chart next. I love all of them and they'll make a great
A mix in this group. I didn't realize when I ordered the chart for Debbie
Draper's Lacy Pinks that the thread to stitch it with was included. It's
Carrie's Creation Magenta, and boy is it Pink!! I love the silhouette
part of this PS chart and will probably stitch this before the larger
design. The Just Nan chart is a project that I've seen several people do
and I love the colours of it. There's specialty stitches in this one that
will be a challenge for me to do.
I also ordered two fat quarters of hand dyed Jobelan, in 28 count Sand
Castle and Bittersweet. I love these hand dyed fabrics, and the many
beautiful colours that they come in. And of course I got the new
Christmas Ornament issue of Just Cross Stitch. There are about half
a dozen design in there that I'd like to do, although I don't think some
of them are really Christmasy. I also received a pile of hand dyed
threads in a multitude of colours for various projects that I want to do.
And most importantly, I now have the thread needed to finish Spot of
Tea 1. WooHoo!!
Why is this man smiling??? Well, here's DH in his equivalent of stash
shopping....I guess. He bought himself a new car and brought it home
today. There have been a few sleepless nights for him as he fretted
and considered his options before deciding on what car to get. He had
been driving an Chevy Impala for the past 5 years, and he's always been
fairly loyal to GM when buying cars. But this time was different. He
went elsewhere to test drive a few cars, and in the end he chose to break
So here she is. A 2007 VW Jetta. Pretty, isn't she?? DH was looking
for a more fuel efficient car, and even test drove the Diesel powered
version of the Jetta. But that proved to be beyond his budget, so he
ended up with the gas powered version instead. We also weren't sure
that he'd be able to fit into a VW car, since he's 6'5 and very long in the
legs, but he was pleasantly surprised at how roomy this car turned out
to be. He also chose to get the standard model instead of the automatic,
so now he's getting use to driving with a stick, which he hasn't done for
a few years. We spent the morning driving around the area, running
errands and allowing him time to settle into driving the new car.
And one of the stops this morning was the Needle Gnome in Acton,
because I needed some DMC thread for my current project. I left DH
sitting in his new car, reading his drivers manual and poking at buttons
and turning knobs, and went into the shop for some....er....thread. I'm
not sure, but I think I was in the shop for about half an hour. I came
out with the two charts, some 28 count Jobelan in a nice beigy colour,
some DMC threads, and extenders for my largest Q-snaps, to allow
me to do some of the bigger projects that I have in my stash.
Thank you everyone for your comments on Faith. They mean a lot
And yes, it was hard to come home from the cat shelter without an
armload of furry felines. But two is our limit here, and so I forced
myself to behave. My friend Nolle, who is the one who volunteers
there every week, has developed a love for many of the cats there,
as many of the volunteers do, and that's why she's got four cats at
home! And each of her siblings, and her parents have cats too! And
her in-laws! Lol!
After the balmy, humid weather on Monday we waved a fond
farewell to Summer and embraced Autumn with open arms, and a
heavy sweater. Monday it was 33 Celsius here, today it's 11. But
I'm not complaining. The furnace is on, much to the delight of
Phoebe, who lies on the vents and toasts her tummy while the
rest of the household freezes!! It's dark when we leave for work,
and because of my long days working, it's also dark when I come
home. I'm beginning to feel like a Vampire.
Which reminds me....is anybody else watching the new show
Moonlight??? The writing is nothing special but the guy who
plays the Vamp hero (Alex O'Loughlin) is quite yummy. Be
warned, since I'm watching this show, and liking it, it'll
probably be canceled before too long.
For some time we were wondering why the clock hanging on
the wall in our living room was often hanging crooked. We
don't get earthquakes very often in this part of the world, and
no heavy traffic or anything else that we could think of that
would shake the house. Then one day we came home from
somewhere and saw this.....
That's our boy!! Honestly, you've got to wonder what goes on in
their heads sometimes.
Happy stitching everyone.