Monday, February 27, 2006

Sporty Spice is unwell

(Meg that is), so she's off to the vets tomorrow. She is usually such an active kitty, so the fact she slept most of the weekend is a very bad sign. I can't find any bite marks, so it is a little worrying. Baby Spice (Giggsy) and Scarey Spice (Tess) are just fine and dandy.

I've been working a little on Damask Roses lately, although I'm growing so tired of all the blue that I deviated at the weekend and started stitching a freebie called LOVE. It was OH's birthday yesterday and our five year anniversary of being together, so I'm also going to personalise it with our details. I'll share a photo once done.

Don't miss out on the first issue of the Gift of Stitching. There will be a new issue out in March, and the February issue will no longer be available. It's only US10 (about NZ$14) for a year's subscription, which is very reasonable. This link will take you to the website.

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Have a great week!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A mag hag, a devil cat and an OH who made sure I got a crafty bargain

My name is Rowyn, and I'm a magazine-aholic. Here are two more I added to my ever-growing collection this week! I just hope OH doesn't ship me off to rehab at some stage. :-)

And now for some stash of a different kind... some wool...

I got a bit of a bargain because they were supposed to be $6 a ball, but I got them for $3 because they were incorrectly marked on the shelf. OH fought it out for me with the staff who had initially charged me the full amount, and I was returned half of my money. Yay! It isn't a very good photo of it, but it's really pretty and natural looking and is so soft and silky. I'm going to knit a scarf for myself for the winter.

As for the devil cat... if you have read previous posts about my youngest cat Tess you will know she is a bit of a biter. She had calmed down quite a bit, but I picked her up for a smooch last night and she put one paw on the left side of my face, another paw on the right side of my face and opened her mouth wide like she was going to bite me fair and square on the nose. LOL. It's a good job she's really cute and sweet most of the time, so at least we can laugh about it.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine Exchange

Here's my Aion Valentine exchange pressie from Eva in the USA. Thanks Eva! :-)

I didn't show all the empty bags of lollies... I wouldn't want to look like I had too sweet of a tooth! LOL

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Damask Roses Update

I thought it was time for an update pic of Damask Roses. Excuse the shonky quality, it seems my pics of stitching turn out checkered whether I take a photo or scan it (must be something to do with the PC). If you click on the photo it gives you a slightly clearer photo.

I had some time to kill after work today, so went and bought the threads I needed for the Mystery Sampler I mentioned in my previous post. I'm just going to stitch it in DMC thread, but haven't yet decided what fabric I will stitch it on.

While I was out wandering waiting for my ride I picked up a copy of the World of Cross Stitching. I am always drawn to the Humphrey's Corner designs - the elephants are always sooo sweet. I've only stitched one HC 'Pushing Baby', but hope to stitch more in future (I've got quite a few HC charts now).

Then when I got home my next installment of the Rainbow Club had arrived from Countrystitch - this month's choice is a Kiwi Sparkle in Wisteria. It wasn't until I saw the photo I took I realised it was a sparkler... it is very pretty. All in all a very satisfactory stashy day!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Naughty old Blogger...

... it ate two of my posts over the weekend. I added some links and it ate those too. Oh well...

One post was to say that I subscribed to the new online magazine 'The Gift of Stitching'. I think the first issue has some lovely items in it, and for US$9.95 for a year's subscription it is very reasonably priced. Haven't worked out what that is in NZ$ yet but it's not very much. I am a 'bit' of a magazine addict, so no doubt these will soon start stacking up too :-). There is a mystery sampler in the first issue by Papillon Creations, I am thinking of doing this so if anyone other subscribers feel like a SAL do let me know. If you click on the picture of the magazine below it will take you to the website for more information. Oh, and the Editor is a local Kiwi lady - so it has to be good. LOL

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Thanks for all your comments on the drivers licence... boy have I come a long way in a week. I've had lessons everyday (thanks to my patient OH), I've been driving in the country, around the outskirts of the town centre and I even did the 'big dipper' (which as the name suggests is a big dip in the road). My Dad used to love taking my sisters and I down the 'big dipper' when we were kids, so I'll have to tell him I've finally driven down it myself. It's still a little nerve wracking at times, but I am enjoying it.

Stitching wise - Damask Roses is coming along nicely. I hope my motivation sticks with me as it is progressing quite quickly. I am already planning my next large piece for when Damask Roses is finished, it will be Lavendar and Lace's 'In the Arms of An Angel'. I love the colours in this one.

It has thankfully been cooler since my last post. I'm sure I'll be sad when daylight savings ends next month though, and the days start getting shorter.

Hope you're having a great stitchy week!