Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Sister

My sister’s birthday is actually on Monday, but since we’re celebrating tomorrow, I am sending my good wishes to you, Sis, a little early. (She reads my blog).

She is two years younger than me. Every once in a while, I amuse her with some tale about “When I was your age……”

Anyway, this Floral Swirl is for you, Sis.

Happy, happy. :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Things To Ponder

I have been asked to participate in an artisan show this summer with the proviso that I stay at my booth and demonstrate what I do. I enjoy painting and stitching as a solitary activity - just me (with very good lighting) and my music playing while I work. This is going to be an outdoor event which means you can always count on a breeze and I can see my threads flying all over the place. I guess I'll give it some more thought but I am inclined to turn it down.

A more immediate concern is my scheduled flight to Europe in three weeks. I sure hope the air clears and it will be safe to fly by then.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A New Table For The Office

Pictured above is our brand spankin' new nine and a half foot table that we had built for our office. I thought I would take a photo while it was still clear. Once we get our computers set up on it along with some files and other office necessities, the table will fade into the background. Now I am going to sit back and admire it for awhile and then it's down to business. :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stitching To Calm The Nerves

I needed something quick and simple to stitch to calm the nerves.

We are having a major problem with a neighbour and his aggressive German Shepherd that got loose yet again and started running around our property. When I tried to open my front door, the dog started barking, hackles up and lunged at me. I had to call our local animal control. Fortunately, the officer arrived while the dog was still tearing around. She told hubby and me that she has dealt with all sorts of dogs before and this was the first time she had to carry her can of mace for protection before stepping out of her vehicle.

We filled out a complaint and the owner is going to be charged and slapped with a fine.

You want to live in harmony with your neighbours and avoid trouble but where do you draw the line? I shudder to think I was out raking leaves in my own yard earlier today and what if the dog had got loose while I was out there.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter

In my previous post I mentioned that I received a very exciting and unexpected gift for my birthday. I am now the owner of a huge supply of washi. I had never heard of washi before, have you? It's special paper from Japan that can be used for many creative purposes. I have a great variety of colours, prints and textures. What I particularly like is that I can stitch on this paper too.

This joyful little bunny and background is made from washi.

Have a Happy Easter and go easy on the chocolates. :)