Saturday, December 13, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Don't worry, I wasn't abducted by aliens! Although maybe that would have been less painful than the process of packing and moving ;o) LOL!

Yesterday was THE day. The movers arrived shortly after 9 am. I couldn't have picked a worse day to move too :oS It rained, or should I say 'poured', ALL day. It went rather quickly and smoothly although there were a few issues and I have no idea what our stuff will look like when it comes out of storage. That's the problem with doing something like this on your own; you can only be in one place at one time.

Mom and Dad were a huge help and I thank them SO much! I think I was either too worn out or too overwhelmed and it was nice to have someone else there to make some of the decisions for me. There are still a few things that I need to pick up but after that, the place will be completely empty! I have to do a quick clean up but that won't take very long. I wish the closing date was now instead of the 30th because at this point, I just want that break.

I'm now settled into my bachelorette apartment :o) Brie is starting to get used to the new digs but I think the poor thing is quite confused. Here are a few pictures of my little space -


Yes, that's Stitch! LOL! Around the corner just off to the right is the bathroom but I don't think you want to see a picture of that ;o)


This is my new stitching area, not that I have done any stitching there yet. Thankfully I decided to keep my big Ott-Lite with me.


No need to wonder where I'm Blogging from anymore. I have a pool right outside my room although it might be just a 'tad' bit too cold for a swim right now ;o) LOL!


Finally my little kitchen area. Cute isn't it? I don't know how much 'cooking' I'll be doing but it does serve a function.

So what do you think? I told you it was small ;o) Notice how much stash I have around the room though? I'll need something to get me through the cold winter months. LOL!

Anyway, it's good to be back. I'm still catching up on my reading and hopefully my next post will be about stitching ;o)

Sunday, December 07, 2008

My Early Christmas Present

When I woke up yesterday morning, I expected it to be just like any other day. I'd had a rough night sleep wise and my stress level definitely wasn't on the downward slope but I was going to Moncton with my parents to visit my Gram and hey, that's always a good thing :o)

Gram has been in the hospital for about a month now and things aren't looking good :o( Based on her physical and mental capabilities, the doctors have assessed her as a Level 2 and that means she should be in a special care home. Having been completely independent for the last 28 years of her life, she is 'not' happy with this and therefore, has not been the easiest patient. Seeing that she is my favourite grandmother (let me put it this way, I'm 'her' favourite too) and someone very special to me, I've been very upset and worried about her. My idea was to have a little talk with her and see exactly how she was feeling.

We arrived at the hospital shortly after 11 am and as I turned the corner into Gram's room, my heart and my feet stopped. Sitting beside her was a male visitor and the last person I expected to incredibly handsome DH!!!! If the situation had been more appropriate, I would have run and jumped right into his arms :o) But even though I couldn't, it was still THE BEST present! We've been away from each other for six weeks now and let me tell you, it was SO good to see him He had driven five hours. Five hours! I wasn't just pleasantly surprised, I was extremely grateful for having the most amazing husband/best friend :o) He has never failed to be there when I need him the most. Never :o)

Thankfully we have less than two weeks left but hopefully they will go by quickly. I get the keys to my bachelorette pad on Tuesday and the movers are coming on Friday. The sale of the house doesn't close until December 30, but in a week I'll be out of here. Done. Prepared to move forward :o) I'm so tired of organizing, sorting and packing. When this is all done, I want to sleep for a week. I know that's not going to happen but at least maybe I can dream about it ;o)

Speaking of dreaming, I'll be having sweet dreams about DH until I pick him up on the 19th :o) Thank you so much for such an amazing Christmas gift Sweetie! So much so that you're off the hook with the little blue box. LOL!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Another Hint

My goodness girls! So far, no one has even guessed! To ease the suspense, I'm going to give you a few hints ;o)

Yes, it is a sampler, although a small one. It's actually a freebie that came out about a month ago and contains one of my favourite animals :o)

Here's another progress picture with a little 'tiny' clue -


This picture is much better than the one yesterday although it's been hard to recreate the true rich colors of the silk and linen. I'm actually stitching this project with what the designer recommends and I'm very pleased with the results. The silk is Poison Apple Belle Soie by Crescent Colours and the linen is Straw by Weeks Dye Works. It's very difficult to capture in a picture but there is a touch of the silk color in the fabric. It's just sooooo pretty :o)

Who thinks they can figure it out now?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


As I said in my last post, I know the two projects that I want to work on next so I've already started the smaller one. This design calls for Belle Soie by Crescent Colours and's heavenly to use!!!! I've used Caron's silks before but this stuff is yummy :o) The color is pretty accurate in the picture but the color of the fabric is a bit off. It's only been a couple of days but I'm really pleased with my progress -


Can you guess the pattern and the designer? I'm going to leave it at that and see how good you guys really are ;o) How's that for a big tease? LOL!