Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Olympic Experience - Pt. 2

These pictures speak for themselves:

Isn't it incredible?  Awe inspiring actully. 

Sunday morning we headed downtown with the kids.  The only thing I wanted to do was see the Cauldron.  It's amazingly huge and beautiful.  Whoever crafted it made it appear to be made out of shimmering ice.  I loved it.

We explored the Waterfront, saw the Olympic rings out in the harbour, people watched, were dumbfounded by the line-up of people outside The Bay waiting (first to get IN!!!) to buy Official Olympic merchandise and had beer and smokies (not the kids! LOL) while basking outdoors in the sunshine.  It was a fabulous time. 

We then headed over to Vancouver Olympic Centre to watch Men's Curling where Canadian Martin and his teammates beat the Swiss 6 - 4 with his last shot right in the button.  It was an amazing end to a great day! 

It was my first time watching curling and I was surprised how much I liked it.  The kids really liked it too. 

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Olympic Experience - Pt. 1

My hubby was lucky enough to get tickets to Molson Candadian Hockey House given to him for last night.  What a great time it was!  There were so many exciting things that happened while we were there.  It was Wayne Gretzky day and he actually showed up.  I even had a close encounter with him (and his "entourage") in the hallway by the bathroom.  He's taller than I figured, even without skates on!

My hubby is tall so he was holding the camera up taking pictures.  My SIL emailed this morning asking if we were there because she saw hubby on the news taking pictures all the way in Ontario. 

Kevin Lowe and Grant Fuhr were there too.  It was cool for me because I'm an Edmontonian born and bred and those 3 won a bunch of Stanley Cups together in the 80's for the Edmonton Oilers.

Here is my DH with some nice RCMP officers.  They were very gracious, posing for pictures with everyone.

While we were there The Canadian Tenors performed.  Not only are they heavenly to listen to, they are super handsome too!  ;)

Jon Montgomery won Gold in the Skeleton while we were there too.  That was so exciting!!!

Here is a photo of DH and an OLYMPIC TORCH that was actually used in the torch relay:

Tomorrow we're taking the kids to watch Martin and fellow Canadian curlers play. I hope to get a picture of the Cauldron to post!  I didn't think I'd be as into the Games as I am, nor did I think I'd get to experience any of them so it's pretty exciting! 


Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Pouches & Some Stitching

Here's a few pics of what I've been working on:

Fa La La Ornament of the Month.  A few beads and my initials and the date and this will be ready to be finish finished!  Not sure how I'm going to make these into ornaments yet.  Time will tell.

Progress on LHN The Travelling Stitcher.  I'm doing this with The Travelling Stitcher SAL.  As you can see I don't have a lot done.  I'm using 8x11 Q-Snaps and I find it's slowing me down moving my hand from the front to the back of the fabric.  Oh well, I'm still enjoying it though!

Just Nan 12 Days of Christmas Whimzi
A Partridge in a Pear Tree for my Festive Ornament SAL

And yet more pencil pouches that my darling daughter so generously gave to her friends for a trip to Mexico.  Lovely of her to donate my time!  :D

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Received my L*K Exchange

Here is what my partner, The Blue Star Stitcher for Round 3 of my Lizzie Kate Exchange group:

A sweet pillow in pretty springy colours!  It's so cute...I just love it.  It's sitting on a chair in my craft room as I'm typing.

Have a great day!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Polka-Dotted Giraffe Pouch

My DD loved her cherry pouch so much she asked me to make her another so I whipped up this baby last night.

You might be asking yourself "Why the giraffe print???"  DD LOVES giraffes for some reason.  Go figure.  We found the giraffe button at Fabricland on Saturday and the fabric at the quilt shop.  DS enjoyed himself there after all (see post below).  They have this huge chest of buttons there so the kids were having fun digging around and seeing what they could find.

Thank you everyone for the nice comments!  It's so lovely to receive them.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pencil Pouch with Cherry's on Top

Last night my daughter requested a pencil pouch with this fabric I had in my stash.  It turned out really cute and she loves it.

See the pretty lining fabric that matches the polka dots and gingham button? 

DD and I were running errands this morning while DS was volunteering to get service hours for his Confirmation coming up in May.  We were doing fun errands to Michaels and Fabricland.  We wanted to get to Wineberry's, our local quilt shop, but ran out of time before DS needed to be picked up.  He was very perturbed to have to come along.  Here's how our conversation outside the shop went:

DS:  Do I have to come in?

A:  Yes, you can't sit in the car.  Look, you won't be the only man in there.  One's walking in right now.

DS:  Yeah, but he's with his wife.  He doesn't have a choice.

A:   HA HA HA! 

Out of the mouths of 12 year olds!  When I relayed our conversation to DH later he said some snarky comment about learning early about married life, yada, yada.  I have NO idea what he's talking about!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 5, 2010

My First Lizzie*Kate Exchange was Received

I made this little needlebook for my L*K exchange partner Stephanie, Blue Star Stitcher

February Stamps Flip-It by Lizzie*Kate
Fabric:  can't remember!
Fibre's:  WDW and GA as charted
Embellishments:  teeny tiny buttons included with chart & shell button for closure
Finished as a needlebook

I LOVE how this turned out.  Stephanie's lucky I personalized it or I would have been tempted to keep it!

Happy Stitching!