Saturday, February 27, 2010

You wouldn't know it but

I have been stitching.  I just haven't been spending much time online -- too busy.  I would rather stitch than be online.  Anywho ... here's what I have been up to:

I am thoroughly enjoying the SAL's from the Marquior Group -- they seem to be making February fly by.

Over the weekend and next week, I'm going to finish these shamrock ornaments I started for my nephews last year for St. Patrick's.  Hopefully, I can get them done this year before St. Patrick's.  The basket weave background just killed me.    Bor-ing!    The pattern is from the ANG magazine a couple years ago.  I checked the designer's name last night but since I did not write it down, the name flew out of my brain while I was sleeping.

I made this one for my dad and put it in a little frame.  It's a cute pattern and a quick stitch.

Sorry ... I can't resist one puppy picture ....

Awwwww!  How cute!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Look out ..... they're mobile!

Not much time to do anyhing but post puppy pics today.   What fun I had yesterday playing with the babies.

Life is good!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Busy .... busy ..... and with house guests, no less

Well, it's the busy time of year at work again .... which means less time for fun stuff for the next couple months.

And not only has work picked up but so has playtime.  I have the papillons back as house guests and this time add one more.  Can you believe it?  Nine dogs.  And my back yard is full of snow higher than most of them.  Oh dear. 

Here are some pics of the guys having fun in the snow:

Mr. snowy nosed Eure loves to eat the stuff.

This is the first time Moose has been to my house since he was a wee baby.  Now at a year and half he's full of pis and vinegar.  So much so that the little girls and Stormy run outside, potty and run back in the house to get out of his way.

Here's Moose trying to get Happy to run and play with him.  Mostly Happy wants to be left alone.  But Moose, ever the optimist, keeps trying.

This is what Happy thinks of Moose's optimism.

And Willow just can't believe he never stops moving.

I have been stitching.  I finished the top band of the German Group Mystery sampler.  Instead of doing the dark brown in cross stitch, I laid the diagonal threads and tied them down with a vertical stitch.  I was very happy to finish the flowers.  Each one had a frog hiding behind it so it took me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to finish them.

I started back on See the Star this week.  I needed to take a break from it because my eyes were bothering me.  I purchased a wonderful new stitching tool that has helped with this -- a Daylight magnifier with light.
 Love it!
Should have bought it years ago.

This weekend I need to begin a new project that my EGA group is stitching.  It's called Tocatta 3 by The Drawn Thread.  I'm stitching it on 32 ct linen, something new for me.  I expect the new magnifier will be a great help here.  In fact, without it, I would not have attempted the 32 ct.  I plan to being it Sunday.

After going to see Shasta's puppies.  I can't wait.  They are 5 weeks old now and I need to see the little devils and their mom.  Hopefully, we won't get more snow.  I already had to cancel my visit last weekend.  Keep those fingers and toes crossed.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Back from the framers

Just a quickie ....

I picked up 2 finished projects from the framers yesterday.  Now I need to hang them on my wall :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

House guests .....

It was a papillion sleep over at my house this weekend.

A good time was had by every pup.

All's quiet today.