Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This is the Threadworx version of NN 189. It is Threadworx 1148 - Romanian Forest. Personally, I like the Needle Necessities more.
This is the chart I need NN 189 for. I did a search online for other company's overdyed floss looking for a close match but could not find one. All the letters are stitched with NN 189.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
On the up side: I got quite a bit of stitching done and I am looking forward to attending my granddaughter's 3rd BD party on Sunday. I am on vacation next week so will get lots of rest and I hope to go back to work healthy and well rested on June 16th.
was born last August with 2 holes in his heart. He had an Echocardiogram and ECG yesterday at Sick Children's hospital in Toronto. He will require open heart surgery to repair the larger of the 2 holes. The smaller hole is not a major concern and will probably not need medical intervention.
I just received the following news from his father, my nephew Tony.
Hi Everyone: Theresa called me at work about a hour ago. Sick Kids called and they've moved the Pre-Op to tomorrow (Thurs. June 5). The surgical coordinator will find us at Sick Kids tomorrow and tell us if the surgery will be this Friday (June 6) or Thurs. June 12 as originally planned. Please pray for us as we're in crunch mode and feeling quite stressed and rushed. Thanks again for all your prayers and support. Tony
Ben is pictured here with his 2 older brothers, Caleb who will be 5 in August and Noah who just turned 4 in April.
Needless to say, he is on the top of my prayer list. Won't you pray for him too?
Monday, June 2, 2008
I am stitching this on a very soft pale mint green Jobelan evenweave 28 ct. 2 over 2.
I was enabled to do this design by several ladies whose blogs I read. They are doing it as a SAL on Thursdays but since I work until 8 p.m. every Thursday, I have chosen to do it on Sundays and Mondays. Anyone out there who would like to stitch along with me on Sundays or Mondays?
I will have to make a quick trip to Michaels as I need 1 more DMC colour this chart calls for - namely 152. I went through my overdyed floss stash to see if I have enough floss to do the alphabet and lettering. I am surprised that the designer chose to do the alphabet in 3 different shades of blue. Can you tell I hate a lot of floss changes? It just slows me down and I'm not the fastest stitcher at the best of times. Good news! I found 2 skeins of Gentle Arts Sampler Threads - Cornflower. The 2 skeins I have are varying shades of blue that is extremely close to the blue DMC colours 930, 931 & 932 that the chart calls for. I'll be able to stitch up the alphabet a lot faster now! Whoo Hoo!