Friday, March 26, 2010

unexpected changes, wip update

My LNS has been in business for 35 years so it was a complete shock today to find out that it will be closing it's door come April 30th. The Loving Stitch in Surrey has always been my shopping store for fabric, especially the precuts, as well as charts, floss and kits. Online shopping has a place, in fact is probably part of the reason for changes locally but it doesn't replace going into a stitching shop and enjoying the bliss.

As you can see I managed some stash enhancement.

My current wip is coming along quite nicely. I'm still getting used to the stand arrangement.

There are some new photos added below.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

it's been a month

I can't believe that a month ago today I was in hospital and having surgery. And I'm learning to keep asking health questions. To date some of the 'recommended' is not working at all, in fact causing me more problems. Bottom line, I am feeling better. Now it's time for more exercise, eat differently and keep focus on the future.

This morning as well as working on Il Futuro, I've been busy looking at patterns on line. And I did download some freebies (not as though I don't have enough to keep me busy already). Aurytm.com has some wonderful charts, freebies and ones to purchase. Also, two charts that look really tempting are Tranquility by Janlynn (shells) and Caribbean Mandala by Chatelaine. Looking doesn't cost!!

It might be spring but it hasn't warmed up alot. The blossom trees outside our windows are almost ready to pop. I'm looking forward to taking some pictures....soon

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tomorrow, it's spring.....

We've got sunshine and blue skies today and tomorrow and then it's back to rain. Spring in BC for sure. With the mild winter many of the trees are fully out in blossom, along with all the other spring flowers. Beautiful to look at. The sunshine feels great.

I don't know where my week has gone since last posting. It is easy to keep busy at home as there is more than enough to catch up on...like ironing :(. I'm feeling better but careful what I do, eat, etc.

With a new project decided on , I went to my LNS last saturday to pick up some of the colors required, along with a new Qsnap (11 x 17). With a new project ready and a new Qsnap I figured it was time to actually use my floor stand. Two handed stitching is wonderful! I should have done this years ago. The trip out to my LNS was good for morale. It's always fun to see the new charts, check out the floss and fabric. And yes, I dug into my stash and found some fabric to use. It is amazing what one finds in the stash box!!

Till next time.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A finish for 2010

Starting a new project is always exciting but it doesn't compete with actually getting it finished! I started this little Lanarte kit early in the new year. And during my hospital time, it kept me busy, thank heavens for stitching!!

And my next project, hum, UFO's (yes plural) or something new. I downloaded a chart from Passione Ricamo, a freebie, called "The Future" and from By the Bay Needle art, free bunny 2010 so it's a hard choice.

Daylight savings times begins on Sunday. The longer days are wonderful!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March already

Life sometimes throws a curve ball or two ....and it was a very bad catch. February 22nd an unpleasant situation worsened (bowel blockage) and once again had to go to the hospital, surgery (again) and then a week's stay in hospital.

This was my third strike, same problem, something has to give. My husband has been my rock throughout all of this.

So my journey to a new lifestyle begins, taking care of me. I need to do this for me, my husband and family.