Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Inside, she have included some postcards from where she lives, and lovely greeting card, a pocket calendar and some really cute frog buttons!
I still need to finish my piece to send off to my partner. I will post a picture once it has been received.
Thank you Cynthia, I really love it!
Friday, February 20, 2009
I will be stitching one or two of the 12 Days of Texas Christmas ornaments each month until they are all finished. I started with the second day, and will do the first day next. After that I will proceed in the proper order.
The charts are by Red Bird Designs, and I am stitching on 32 count Lambswool, with DMC, Dinky Dyes and Splendor fibres.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This is Baby's Sampler by Sue Hillis, stitched on 28 count white Jubilee with DMC Floss.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday was the 2nd of two Kinderfaschings (Children's Mardi Gras) that was held at our German club. This one is more like a fun fair, with games and prizes.
This was the popular egg basket game.
We also had Bozo buckets and a number of other games. When a child won, he or she received a "winner" ticket.
Winner tickets could be cashed in for various prizes, and the kids loved going "shopping".
And Fasching wouldn't be complete without Krapfen, made by our Omas.
A good time was had by all. I went for a pedicure and foot massage when it was all over.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thank you Suzie! I love everything you sent!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The award was presented at a small reception in his honor by The Consul General, Wolfgang Drautz, this evening.
We are all very proud of Dad!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
For those of you who are not aware of the situation in Victoria, the bushfires have claimed so many lives and destroyed entire towns and villages. Coral has the article that goes with this picture on her blog.
Kristeen wrote the other day:
Then another update ...
Ok, they have just downgraded us to Alert instead of Urgent threat! Phew!! Still we will be vigilent tonight...See you tomorrow ....Love Kristeen
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Happy Birthday, Kristin!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Last week, I was browsing on e-bay, when I came across a seller that looked to be selling illegal copies of cross stitch charts. They all had different names, and were advertised as being available on CD or as an e-mail attachment. Sounded very fishy to me. I contacted a few of the design companies via e-mail addresses on their web sites, but knew full well that not much would be done about the illegal activity.
I was very surprised, when just a few moments later I received a reply from Marc Saastad, the talent behind The Silver Lining. He was most gracious and thanked me for letting him know. Ironically, the chart of his that I had noticed was Humboldt Coast, one of the next large projects that I plan to start once I get few other things out of the way. We e-mailed back and forth for a bit about his charts, etc.
Imagine my surprise when I received an envelope from him this week. Enclosed was the chart pack for African Violets #4. It is autographed and there was a lovely note from Marc enclosed. I hope to be able to stitch it soon!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
It was stitched on 30 count Weeks Dye Works linen in gunmetal, with WDW and GAST floss.
This is the first of the 2009 Stitch Every Day Series by Just Another Button Company.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
First, the bad news: Woodstock Willie, the Chicago area's best-known four-legged weather prognosticator, saw his shadow this morning, dooming us to six more weeks of winter.
The good news? Groundhogs may be adorable furry creatures, but when it comes to meteorological prophecies their record falls short of their reputation.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas done
January Teacup – Just Another Button Company started
1 block on Northwoods afghan (5) done
Mystery sampler part 5 done
10 hours on Guardian Angel didn't get to it
M&K’s Wedding sampler, start didn't get to it
10 hours on a baby sampler didn't get to it
TOL Mail Art Exchange piece didn't get to it
2 Texas ornaments didn't get to it
scissors fob done
Model Valentine Tree #1 done
Model Valentine Tree #2 done
Model Valentine Tree #3 done
Model Loves Me done
Model Envelope done
Model Bluebird done
Model heart done
Valentine floss ring tag done
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas
finish January Teacup
February Teacup – Just Another Button Company
1 block on Northwoods afghan (6)
Mystery sampler part 6
10 hours on Guardian Angel
10 hours on a baby sampler
Quilt Square for Love Quilts
small for Diva exchange
2 Texas ornaments