Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas Rules SAL Block Seven

I was going to write another post but I thought I had better show this off before the month of July passes by before my eyes!

I am officially caught up with my SAL :o) WOOHOO! Here is Block Seven -


Isn't that sheep just the cutest?

I'll even be nice and show you the whole project to date -


Now to take a quick breath, hopefully start a new SAL and then it will be back to Christmas Rules again ;o)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm Always Up For A Challenge ;o)

I have to say that I'm quite impressed with myself. I've done quite well with my challenge considering it's only been a little over a month since it started. If you haven't seen it yet, check out my 40-4-40 Challenge :o)

I know I won't complete the whole list but I'm still going to try to get as close as I can to forty! One of my concerns will be reading forty books in twelve months. I've been keeping track of my reading list on Shelfari and it says that last year I read thirty books. It could be possible :o) I already have two books that I HIGHLY recommend you check out. The first is called The Forest Horses by Byrna Barclay. I think it would be awesome if they made a film from this novel. The second book is called The Truth Game by Janet Tanner. This one was hard to put down.

Tonight I ate my something new ;o) DH and I had ostrich wrapped in wild boar bacon. Oh-so-good!

Recently I completed another challenge and found a fireplace mantle! Here it is -


DH 'thinks' it's made of walnut but there are quite a few layers of paint to remove. LOL! It's from 1914 so it's a true antique and we're both really happy with it. I think we're going to re-paint it white to match the trim in the house. Normally we would stain such a lovely wood but unfortunately the walnut won't match our other wood furniture. Once the mantle is installed, the antique mirror will go on top of it. We had to take it down because it hung too low.

I'm really enjoying this challenge. I don't feel any pressure but it's fun having something to strive for :o)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christmas Rules SAL Block Six

Yay! I'm not a month behind now :o) I finally got Block Six finished last night -


Sorry I didn't take a picture of the whole project to date. I'm too lazy to have to go iron it ;o)

I'm hoping my stitching mojo is back because I still have July's block to do and the next thing I'll know, it will be August. Plus Nia has been chomping at the bit because we are going to do another SAL together. This time we'll be stitching Nora Corbett's Bluebell :o) I'm really looking forward to that. More beads I know but at least not as many as Sabrina. LOL!

I want to thank everyone for their kind words regarding our loss :o( I've been having a hard time of it and that's part of my withdrawal from Blogging. I have started to catch up on my Blog reading and responding to emails so hopefully this means I'm getting back on track!

Btw, I see that I now have over 300 Stalkers!!!! WOW! Me thinks I will be gathering some stuff together for a giveaway soon ;o)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Goodbye Duncan

By now you are over Rainbow Bridge and reunited with Brie. Take care of each other.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Case Of The Missing Blogger

Yes, that's me. Where have I been? More importantly where has the time gone???? The last thing I remember was finishing Sabrina and beaming like a proud mother but then the next thing I knew, I felt like I was curled up in a corner feeling completely lost :o( I know I've had these feelings before after finishing a big project but not to this extent!

Would you believe that Tuesday night was the first time I picked up a needle since Sabrina was done? It's a pitiful start but I'm trying to get back in the game. I'm quite disappointed in myself because I didn't meet my goal last month and now I'm one block behind on my Christmas Rules SAL :o( Geesh! I've got to get it together!

I was so proud of myself too because I not only finished Sabrina but I was up to date on my Blog reading too ;o) Now I'm W-A-Y behind again...

Did I mention we went about three weeks without mail? Argh! That definitely didn't help my mood any >:o( Things are starting to trickle in but I'll wait a bit before I post some pictures.

This past weekend, DH and I went on our first vacation of the year! We went with our friends T and K (along with their DS) and went camping at Kejimkujik National Park :o) Here's our site -


I didn't even take any pictures, that's how pathetic I am. Ugh! We had an awesome time though. I learned that it isn't fun getting up in the middle of the night to pee, S'mores just aren't the same as when we made them as kids and I can annoy a five-year-old ;o) LOL!

Keji is a beautiful park and there was plenty of wildlife to see. There was more than enough deer, a pesky raccoon that figured out how to open our small cooler, robins, bald eagles, osprey, black bear and mosquitoes, of course ;o) They really weren't that bad around the campsite but on our hike I thought they were going to carry us away. All in all, I'm anxious for our next trip!

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on Sabrina! I was blown away at the number of people and I've tried to respond to everyone that I could. I truly appreciate you all. I thought for sure I'd lose some Stalkers because of my absence but it seems there might be a giveaway in the near future ;o)