Monday, June 19, 2006

Card exchange

I've been stitching on my last card for the EMS birthday exchangee, going to Rina in south Africa in July. Just need to do the finishing now, but obviously no pictures for a while. But Joybelle and Kerstie have recieved theirs, so here they are.

And also wanted to update some of my previous promises - here is the stash my mom sent me for my birthday. I am getting close to having all the DMC colours, just need to update my list to figure out what I need. And I did manage to get most of these organized into the floss minders, at least until I ran out of bags. So about half way to my organizational goal for the year. I ordered more, and they should be here in early July along with another big order. I'm going to need to get on the wagon one of these days - this is crazy.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Round Robin Update

Managed to finish my RR, just in time for the mailout. I have a sailboat theme, and of course you can tell in this that I love blue!

The title block isn't done, but I want to see how it all comes out before I finish it up with something that might not fit. So this is on its way to Sue, and I should see it again next summer. I dyed this fabric myself - while it isn't perfect, I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out - the cloudiness was the effect I was going for as I didn't want to stitch the sky) I'll definitely have to try it again some time.

The deck's not finished, but we did get a lot done on it. And Tracy, I hope that this is the last deck we'll build, so you're on your own!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

What we've been up to

Is this.

Unfortunately, we are not carpenters, so this took most of the weekend. Next weekend we'll get on the joists, and hopefully a few planks too. I want to set up my patio table!

So no stitching progress for me, despite my week off. Well, not true. I did stitch up kerstie's card for the birthday exchange, but no pictures yet. I'm also working on my RR square, which has to get sent out next week. It's going fairly well, but still lots left to do.

I have some more pictures to update when I get a minute. My mom sent me some stash from my birthday, plus I got some nice cards from the exchange. I also bought some stuff on ebay, :( . My class (Strategy Management) started this week though, so it will be a bit tight. I've really oveextended myself this spring - not a good plan. Too many craft committments along with house renovations and homework and lots of work work makes me a bit stressed. One day at a time I guess.

Thanks for the comments meg - I think it is a Cross My Heart design. I bought it in Labrador in 1997, though, so not sure about the source.