Saturday, January 30, 2010

Week 5 - 31st January

I cannot believe that January is all but over.  

Where did the month go? Does time go faster as you get older or is that just a myth?  

This week has been such a week of up and downs with hardly any stitching to be seen.  I only worked on Crabby Crush QS this week and that was for only 5 3/4 hrs.  You can just see her little ruffle on her off the shoulder top. I know that I have said this before but stitching on her is such fun.
Priceless Memories
I have a few priceless memories this week

The first was a frolick in the ocean - why is it that jumping over the waves make you feel like a kid again. It always make me want to jump and shout for joy. The water was crystal clear and the waves were only small ones but it still made me feel young again.

Talking to DD in the UK and DS in Sydney on skype on my birthday and spending the day with family.

Spending today stitching with my girlfriend, catching up on gossip, looking at patterns on the internet and have lunch at an outdoor cafe - I had a Mango and Chicken Salad with Watermelon and Pineapple freshly squeezed juice.  Kim had Duck and Cashew Salad with Passionfruit, Orange and Mango juice.  Yummmm.

Memorable Moment
This is one memory I did not want - getting a phone call to say that DS#1 has been involved in a accident with his bicycle and a motor vehicle - he is alright but is in hospital. Bikes can be replaced sons cannot.

Next week it is Leaf's turn till then God Bless

Annette B

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week 4 - 24th January

Leaf's goal for January has now been met.  So I can relax a little and stitch on which ever one takes my fancy.  Leaf now has her shoulder joined up and the spiderweb looks fabulous.

I worked 13.21 hrs on her this week.

One thing when working HAED's - I hate seeing missed colours when I am stitching. I am always pleased to have those gaps filled in.  I also love to run my hand over the stitching - it feels wonderful.......LOL.

Pricless Moment this week
 Friday evening a group of us decided to have a BBQ dinner at a place called Point Danger.  It overlooks the ocean and is on the border of NSW/Qld.  We set up a screen and when it got dark we show the film called "Indescribable" by Louie Giglio - I have never seen this before and it was one of the most amazing DVD's I have seen.It shows pictures of outer space and just how small Earth is in comparison to the universe.  It was such an awesome experience watching this - hearing the ocean, feeling a gentle breeze and seeing the stars in the sky and then to think that God who created this vast universe came down to this speck of dust Earth to die on the cross so that we might have eternal life.  I cried when they showed the picture of Jesus on the cross. Awesome moment.

I picked up Crabby Crush QS this week and managed 2 1/2 hrs on her.  There is lots of confetti stitching in her glove and this is a little slow going.  You can see her delicate little arm appearing.  I luv stitching on her.

GRRR Moment
I guess for every pricless moment there has to be a grrr moment.  There is a block of unit's being constructed a house block away and one day they had the radio blaring so loud it was unbearable.  We politely called out and asked them to please turn it down a little.  Their response "It's after 8am so deal with it."  Well we did deal with it and rang the local Council Building Department who then rang the Builders and made them turn it down or they would be fined.  We haven't heard it since then.  I always worry though about the workers trying to get back at us somehow.   I can never understand why they need the radio up so loud while they are making so much noise that they can probably only hear every second or third word.

Annette B

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Week 3 - 17th Jaunary 2010

I stitched on Leaf this week and finished off page 13 and made a start on page 14.  I simply love joining the pages up and seeing the edges come together. Don't know why I get such a kick out of them joining up but I just do. I managed 5.18 hrs on her and hope to complete the monthly goal this week.  This page is so full of pale colours too so will have to stay focused

Leaf © HAED
artwork Selina Fenech
Priceless moments this week.
Watching a bird outside my stitching room have the most wonderful time in the bird bath - it has been so hot and he was getting right under the water and then he would sit on the edge shaking himself.
While hanging out clothes a baby magpie landed on the clothes line and then his mother came along and fed him.  They were so close and didn't seem to mind me at all.

Grrr moments
Computer crashing when I needed to email important documents off.  Internet slowing down because DS went over the limit.
Making a White chocolate & Macadamia Slice and DH constantly trying to lick the bowl.  After having visitors Friday night it was all gone and I said I would make another batch today.  I have the butter out softening and DH decided he wants it in a hurry so he put the butter in the microwave to soften. Now he is bugging me to hurry up and make it.........double grrrrrrr.

Have a great stitchey week and God Bless.

Annette B

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Week 2 - 10th January

I got really carried away this week with Crabby Crush and in fact I stitched on her so much that I completed my monthly goal on her.  She now has the sweetest little face and you can see her glove just coming to life under her chin.

Crabby Crush QS © HAED
artwork Hannah Lynn
 Ramblings:  Why would a person steal the bottom sheet from my clothes line?
Why not just take both?
Why are there 17-20 yr old out at 2 am making a noise in the vacant land behind our unit?
Why when you tell them to move on they come around to the front of the units and try to work out the security codes to harress you?
Time wasted on stitching Crabby Crush QS - 16.17

I didn't get to work on Leaf at all last week and she is feeling a little neglected so this week it is her turn.

This weeks pricless moment:
DH helping DS#2 who has cerebal palsy enjoy himself in the surf. Brought tears to my eyes watching the enjoyment on their faces.

Have a great stitchey week and God Bless

Annette B

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Week One 3rd January 2010

Week one is a short one with only 2 days so not much stitching done.  I only managed an 1hr on Crabby Crush.  I am also posting a picture of Leaf which shows where I am up to.
I am also going to give a few household hints, stitching tips, highs and lows of the week and just a few personal thoughts too.

Leaf  page 13 - 0 hours

Memory of the last 2 days:- Making potato wedges at home and taking them down to the river to eat and enjoy the evening breeze. Priceless

Crabby Crush page 5 - 1 hour
Total stitching hours = 1 hour

There is nothing better than rising before the household and sitting on the balcony with a cup of tea hearing the ocean waves, feeling the early summer breeze, watching the sunrise, listening to the birds awakening and communing with God. Priceless.

Till next week keep on stitching.

Annette B