Friday, January 22, 2010

Sun Shiny Morning

What's a kitty and a puppy to do when a window is open to the warm, fresh air and some (unusual for Vancouver in January) sunshine?  Bask in it of course! 

Aren't they cute???  And photogenic!

I had a great day yesterday.  It was my very first Stitch 'n Bitch!  My girlfriend came over in the morning, we had homemade coffee cake (the best recipe ever) and coffee.  We then moved on to the stiching and bitching part of the day.  My girlfriend worked on Christmas Eve by The Prairie Schooler and some knitting and I worked on my L*K Exchange piece which is now ready to be finish finished!  I made grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch along with pickles (a must with grilled cheese!) and veggies and dip.  Then more stitching!  We're definitely doing that again.

Last night I worked on LHN's Fa La La.

Not a lot of progress but I'm not stressing about it because I still haven't received Pear Tree or He's a Flake with my autoship.  It's fun to stitch though.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Slowly But Surely...

I have some progress on the craft room or Girl-Cave as one blogger called it!
Here is the almost empty room painted Windmill.  I like how the colour turned out.  Light buy not nursery-like and not white!

Here are pic's of the latest load of junk that my son and I took to Value Village.  Good thing DS is big enough to sit in the front seat as there was NO room for him in the back at all.

My hubby took a truck load of junk out of the garage to the dump and on Sunday we gave away this old huge TV that has been sitting in the basement that my hubby replaced with a flat screen (of course!)  The basement and garage are slowly getting more livable!

As for stitching...I'm working on LHN's Fa La La, an Exchange piece and getting my 12 month project ready for a SAL I joined called the Festive Ornament SAL or FOSAL for short.  I'm doing Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas WhimZi.  You should check it out and join!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My "baby" girl turns 14 years old today!  My how time flies. 

This same baby girl has a basketball tournament this weekend so I don't know how much stitching I'll get in.  You would think that's when I'd get the most done, but the way our weekends are, I barely touch my stitching.  I'm having withdrawals symptoms from it.  This week wasn't any better for stitching either.  I am getting a lot done around the house though! 

Christmas is all put away for another year and I'm making great strides in the craftroom redo.  I picked a paint colour.  It's called Windmill by General paint.  It's a light grey/blue that is soothing and goes great with my creamy trim colour.  I hope to start painting on Monday.  Woo hoo, progress!  I also picked up a comfy desk chair at Costco yesterday.  It's sitting in the garage for now though.

Have a great weekend & Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How Embarrassing...

As you can see from the photo I started the purging process for my craftroom make-over:

All that stuff is now at the Salvation Army, waiting for a new owner.  Not all of it came out of my craftroom to-be.  It includes stuff that I had been hanging on to in 2 linen closets plus a laundry basket full of clothes that my daughter had outgrown.  Still...i'ts embarrassing to see the amount of stuff I'm getting rid of, and that's just the start!

I went to Benjamin Moore today to see if I could find some paint chips I like.  I tried 2 different types of grey on the wall but I'm not feeling them AT ALL.  They don't work with my creamy-white trim.  My problem is that I want a non-beige colour that's quite light but then I run the risk of it looking like a nursery.  I don't want to pick something that I get on the wall and hate it!  I know everyone always says "it's just paint" but painting is a lot of work and I'd rather paint the room once.

On another is my 1st Blogoversary!  I'm going to dig through my stash and see what I can come up with for a giveaway to celebrate this blogging milestone.  I'm going to have an easy-to-enter giveaway.  None of this link, follower, yada yada stuff to be able to enter.  To me that's too much trouble and I don't enter those giveaways :D laaaazy!

Keep an eye out for my giveaway!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 4, 2010

My First SAL & Craftroom Progress

I joined the LHN Travelling Stitcher SAL and this is the progress I made this weekend.  I didn't get a lot done but at least I started it!

As for the craftroom part of this post...I now have an entire room to dedicate to my stitching!!!  It's definitely a work in progress:

As you can see from the photos I have a lot of purging and organizing to do as it's become a bit of a catch-all room.  I'm so excited about this!  I'll have my own space to retreat to for some "alone time."  I'll keep you posted with my progress. 

I plan on going through my whole house and donate a bunch of unwanted items to charity so this falls into those plans nicely.

Happy Stitching!