Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The weather outside is frightful

It is a snow day and there is nothing better than stitching. This is Butterfly Fairy from Mirabilia.This is only the second Mirabilia that I have done, the first one was Mermaid of Atlantis. I think 2011 will be a Mirablia year, the Fairys and Mermaids are so beautiful. In January I am participating in a mermaid SAL. It is also such a busy time of the year,baking,wrapping and decorating, oh .... and shoveling snow. Have a great week all.

Bernice from snowy Alberta, Canada

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall Goddess

Fall Goddess has been framed and the framers did an amazin job. Here's their link:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

a rest for awhile

I had surgery on my shoulder last friday so I will have a forced rest for about 6 weeks. I put my stitching away so it is out of sight .hmmmmmm maybe I could go stash shopping!!!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I started working on her about a week ago and this is a lovely piece to stitch. The designer is Joan Elliott and the fabric is a 28 count evenweave called Avalon which I purchased from Polstitches

Thursday, September 2, 2010


The last bead is on and I am officially done. And as today is September 2 this is done in time for the fall season.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It feels like Fall

We finished the deck and I wish it was spring so I could plant the flower boxes in the front.Just some beading left on the Fall Goddess. I have been stitching on a halloween piece and I will post that one soon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Halloween project

I have started a halloween piece and I am stitching this on linen which is always my first choice of fabric

Saturday, July 31, 2010

more progress

I have been stitching alot on her. Mostly just backstitching and beading left.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

mistake fixed

Found my counting mistake and now all is good.I am flying to Vancouver on Friday to see a bone specialist for my shoulder and then spending the weekend in Edmonton with my daughters.
I don't know what kind of cold I had but I have been coughing for 3 weeks, been on antibiotics for a few days now and have been rapidly improving.
No snow here but there has been plenty of it all around me, I hope it is over now.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


the mri report was not good. I have a torn ligament and a torn tendon and osteoarthritis in the top of my shoulder. This makes for difficult surgery, I feel like crying. I intend to spent as much time as I possibly can stitching. Goodbye facebook games.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

oh no I made a boo boo

While I was waiting for the chart for the fall goddess I stitched on the Mermaid. This one I will bead as I go as there are a ton of beads in this one.I had an MRI done on my shoulder last week and I hope I never have to go in that machine again. I was in there for 30 minutes and I was scared and I kept my eyes jammed shut the whole time.Next week I have an appointment with a specialist, so I will see what he has to say. I am hoping for orthoscopic . I will find out the mri results tomorrow and I hope the tendons aren't severed just tore.
I was having a frustrating time with the fall goddess. I was stitching from the pattern that was in the cross stitch collection magazine and for some reason where the 4 pages met I kept making a mistake. I ordered the chart from Polstitches and it came today and happily I got that straightened out, although my progress did shrink alittle on that piece.

Monday, April 12, 2010

found(didn't know it was lost}

And this is Jack, he was visiting along with the grandkids over the Easter holidays.He had a great time playing with my dog.
I was looking for a book and knocked over a box and out popped Mermaids of the Deep Blue. I have no idea when I started this one but I have been stitching on it for the last few days. I am stitching this on a 32c linen and I must admit I am a linen addict, it is my favorite material to stitch on.

Friday, April 2, 2010


I have finished stitching my stocking and just need to do the backstitching.My grand children were visiting and I think I will probably start stitching after the weekend.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patty's day

The forecast for the next couple of days is for some snow and I am going to finish this guy before the snow melts. Just a couple of bunnys and then the back stitching.
May the luck of the Irish be with everyone.

Monday, March 8, 2010

finally an update

I am putting in a little bit of time with the autumn fairy.The fairy is a Joan Elliot design and I am waiting for Polstitches to make the chart available for the unicorn that she has. I don't have time to do it now but I want to add that one to my stash.
and the snowman is
still alive and I think the little racoon is so adorable.Hugs to all and hope your stitching is going great.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Feg 16

I am sitting here stitching and watching the olympics, perfect.The weather is nice, in fact on the south side of the house I have been enjoying a cup of tea on the deck in the afternoon. Happy Stitching everyone.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Heavy Heart

I have spent quite a few hours stitching on my snowman and I love the colors in him. I hope that all who read my blog are safe and well tonight.

Last night was a horrific night. At 9PM my neighbors house burnt down. Thankfully the family got out of the house. As you can see in the picture the house beside it also suffered damage.I live across the street from this house. The house was new only 3 years old and the young family were so happy, it was their first home. The parents smoked outside and when the weather was bad they smoked in their garage putting their ashes and butts in a can which tragically is what caused the fire.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He's Growing

Feb 8/2010 is a day I am looking forward to. I will finally be having an ultrasound for my shoulder and then I will know what the extend of my injury is and what will be done to fix it.My physio therapist tells me to expect surgery and extensive physio therapy after that.I'll figure out someway to stitch, and I have a couple of books that I want to read. I was reading some of the blogs I follow and they are from places south of me and it is so refreshing to see signs of spring being posted. And that means Easter is coming which is my favorite holiday. I love spring, seeing everything come back to life again.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snowman Stocking

Here is my snowman stocking. I can't believe after all my years of stitching that this is my first stocking, and reflecting back on my previous pieces this is also the first time I have done any snowmen. A catalogue arrived in the mail yesterday from Herrshners and on the cover is a lap blanket with snowmen. This got me to thinking that I will make stockings and a lap blanket for each of my grandkids. So now the search is on for the themes for each child.