Showing posts from February, 2017

February Smalls SAL

Here we go my lovelies. The end of the month check in for the Smalls SAL. I was able to do 2 new starts. The one for my husbands work buddy took just the weekend. Apparently he's such a Star wars fan he has a whole room dedicated to his collectables.

My 2nd one took a full week. Given it was crazy slow at the office.....I had plenty of time to plug away at it. The plan is to do a finishing into a clock. It will be for our dance instructor at the end of the year. Our adult classes will be performing in all 3 of the shows. *eep!* Jazz will strutting out to to a 70's jam. I still need to find a sparkly outfit that will have enough movement I can do the floor rolls. Ballet is prettier w/ our flowing dresses....Enya's song is more feminine than my currently arm movements naturally present so it's a bit more work for me to try to be pretty. Tap is coming along. I'm remembering the quick steps but the transfer over from brain to legs is taking more confidence.
We've …

Nearing the end of Feb

Fun in the mail:

These fabulous phrased mugs showed up in my FB newfeed one day & I knew I just had to have them for my office mug collection :) The plain white choice was too bland so I opted to get one in each colour selection. From Mug Bubble, I like that the design is smoothly adhered with orca coating and isn't just a shrink wrapped label (like some others I've had).

And Charmed Aroma candles arrived. One was for my daughter, the other myself. I chose this peach scented one. If you've never heard of them, they are made from a soy based wax, which is really silky feeling. Inside the wax (my candle burned a few hrs before it started showing it was accessible) there is a tin foil ball buried that contains a gem. This one will have a ring in it (my daughters is for a necklace). The ring will have a code on it where you can find its "appraisal" price. Or as another lady has already coined in her reveal video "a kinder surprise for adults&quo…

Middle of February

Week of the 5 - 11th.

This week felt really long.....but by the end of the weekend, it was as if it had all been a blur.
The girls performed in the next village over for their Valentine's family dance. We had some of the senior girls do their jazz & tap pieces along with 2 of them doing solos. The community is raising funds for their new spray park. Other dance groups were in attendance as well (like the square dancers & Ukrainian dancers).  It was cute to see some of the younger spectators getting into the groove while they watched the bigger girls perform. Mimicking their kicks and rolls. I think we may have a few new dancers enrolled come next season.

Accomplishments thus far:

I did some work on Hot Stuff. Its not completely finished but I'm okay with that as there isn't too much left of it before I start on the back stitching and the words.
I started, finished & popped a requested piece into a frame for one of my husband's work mates. Using the Storm Troo…

Fun in the mail

Fun In The Mail:

I love it when books come in the mail. We do not have an ample selection at our local library, being that it is a small country one. However, part of the (now increased) $25 annual fee goes towards transportation of books in from other equally small community libraries.

 Sadly even with the contribution of many outlets certain books remain harder to find for lending. Thus I turn to second hand stores & the bargain books on Amazon.

My recent purchases included 2 novels by Mo Hayder. "The Devil of Nanking" and "Pig Island". I have read her Jack Caffery series & found it to be intensely eerie. One does not often read novels of such darkness penned openly by a woman. Many have the skill to do so of course, but often will have a masculine nom de plume to put forth their works. Given the way that my mind absorbs images however, I can only read her novels in bursts because they bleed into my dreamscapes and give me fitful sleeps.

The softer author…

Welcome February!

Whoop! Off to a great start. I finished both the WIPs I was hoping to! The Country Companion I put into a matching frame I'd had been given years ago by an acquaintance. There is some issues with the corner paint chipping, but I can always repainted it later - I just wanted him framed.

Look at him and his little garden wagon. A www. I finished his lady friend a few years back (Monday Meddler) so now my pair is currently complete. 
The other WIPs piece I was doing had a few miss counted X's. So I took off the side bows & just evened out the top stitches. It will fit better in a standard bought frame squared off this way then with the extra swirlly rope bits the pattern boasts.

And I made this little cockatiel magnet for my fridge.

So I've pulled out 2 more WIPs to push stitches into to round out this weeks success. The first: Hot Stuff w/ the House Mouse. I don't have too much accomplished in it, mainly because it came as a kit. A kit where the colour code didn'…