March 21, 2013

IHSW ~ March 2013

Last weekend was the third instalment of the IHSW for the year, and even though I had a really busy weekend, I managed to get a decent amount of stitching done. 

before the weekend

and after

I think the only reason I was able to make such decent progress it because all of the stitching was one color and just filling in the blank spots..  But guys, I'm really getting tired of that DMC 415! haha!

The weekend was really good, spent lots of time with my oldest girl...  we went to a concert with a group of gals on Saturday night and then to the hockey game on Sunday night.  Good times had by all :)  Want to know the best part of the weekend???  I got asked to show my ID four times Saturday night!!!  Made my day! Never mind that, it made my whole year!!  LOL

Another weekend is almost here already, I swear all I do is blink and another week has gone by.  First day of spring yesterday and you'd never know it here...  We've been hit with a snowstorm, predicting 10cm to fall today!  Yikes!

March 14, 2013

TUSAL ~ March 2013

Perpetually late, as always!  I just can't seem to post a TUSAL report on time!

As you can see, I still haven't managed to find a decent jar for my orts...  stitching all of these greys and similar colors on my HAED makes it look like there hasn't been much added to the pot, but with only doing over one stitching I don't think there really has been!
I cheated a little though, I have to admit...  the blue threads you see were found in the laundry and I dropped them in my ort pot while folding ;)

I have made some pretty good progress on Butterfly Ballerina Blue since my last photo.  I would love to be able to finish page 1 by the end of the month!

This weekend is IHSW, but according to my calendar there won't be a whole lot of hermitting going on for me...  but I'm hoping I can squeeze some time to sit in my comfy spot & relax with needle & thread :)

Enjoy the rest of your week friends, it's almost Friday!

March 3, 2013

A win & a couple of hats

Sometimes I find the hardest thing about posting here can be coming up with a title for the post...  seems silly to me, but it's true!  Anyone else?

A couple of weeks ago I received a package in the mail with these two cute charts :)

I was lucky to be the winner of the Shepherd's Bush portion of Melissa's January giveaway!  I haven't stitched a SB pattern before, this snowman fob drew me right in!  And the scissors are very cute too!  Thanks Melissa!

I crocheted a couple of hats last month for Ethan and my dad, those bald heads needed something to help keep them warm!

Ribbed Hat
free pattern by Bernat {here}
details on my Ravelry page

And a not so great pic of the two of them sporting their hats after a Rush game for Hair Massacure!

Lookin' good! ;o)
I started a new crochet project tonight, the Diamond Crochet Cowl and I love how it's turning out!  It's working up so quickly, and I love me some instant gratification!
Are up on Ravelry?  I've just started using it a little more, helping me to track my crochet projects better.  And helping enable me to add more projects to the never ending to-do list!  So many projects and so little time!
Well, in the blink of an eye it's Sunday night already.  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and wishing you a fabulous week ahead!  G'night :)