Thursday 19 April 2012

TUSAL and Mirabilia Mash

I am adding my TUSAL post a little early as I am on the road home to Canada.
Here is my martini glass before I emptied it for my trip home.

 And here is my jar with my threads since January 1st of this year. I think I like to stitch lol!

We have had quite the start to our trip. We left Yuma and our car broke down in Phoenix. Thank goodness it broke down in a major city and we were able to find a Volkswagen dealer. Our trip since then has been great. Beautiful weather, no crazy traffic problems and a compatible companion.

 We stopped in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum. It was gutwrenching to walk through the museum and experience the bombing and the aftermath. The beautiful tribute to the 168 people who lost their lives with the symbolic chairs and the Survivor tree was so peaceful. There is a wonderful website with the story of the bombing and the memorial. Please, when you have the time take a look at their website. It is so touching.

Now on a lighter note

Before I left Yuma, I had two Mirabilia Round Robin finishes.

First up, is my Mirabilia RR from 2011 that came home and my section was unfinished.
I chose to stitch - Lily of the Woods, the Dreaming Fairy.

Here is my finished RR and the wonderful fairies each person added.

Tea for Two - left

Tea for Two - right

Fairie Treasures

Midsummer Night's Fairy

Fairy Flora

Aida, the Garden Fairy

The Woodland Fairy
I look forward to having this framed and hung with my previous Mirabilia RR. 

I received Karen's beautiful Pixie Round Robin and contributed Tigerlily.

Loved the bright colors in this one.

And here is her Round Robin to date.  The fabric is gorgeous and suits the pixies so well.

We will be in Annapolis, Maryland in the next day or so. We are visiting some friends on our way. I am looking forward to the visit. I have never been to this area before.

And then, on Monday, I will be home in Canada. I am looking forward to hugging and loving my children, grandchildren, parents and friends. It is wonderful to spend the winter in Arizona but there is "No Place Like HOME".

Until next time, stay safe and hug your family please.

Friday 6 April 2012

Wipocalypse Post - April

I have been MIA for a while. I am struggling with keeping up my blog.
I have so many wonderful bloggers out there that I love to read and see what they are up to. But, I just can't keep up with commenting on them all. I feel that if I am not commenting, I shouldn't be posting and expecting bloggers to read and comment on mine. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing and how do I resolve it?

I do have a couple of commitments for the year - the Wipocalypse and TUSAL.

Today is my Wipocalypse post.

I have been stitching and quilting.

First up, this is the table runner I made for a dear friend of mine who just moved into a new home this winter.
This pattern is done on an onpoint grid and was quite the challenge.

Then, I am working away on my next Band Sampler RR. I really struggled with this one. I added a title and ivy down one side of the RR and then tore it all out. It was just too busy and I did not like the color or title for my RR. I think I will leave that part until I get the RR back.
I have stitched Sweetheart Trees - Blueberry Heart. I have 9 more of these hearts in charts and thought they would make a lovely round robin.

I don't have any of the charms that go in the center of each heart but hope to find some at the end.

I have also made very small progress on Point Loma Lighthouse. I am working on the building itself and think I've done a total of 10 rows.  Well, after looking at the photo - maybe 5 rows LOL

This is my latest stitch for the Facebook 2012 Round Robin.
I am stitching one of the three kings. Here is my progress . When I am finished I will post with the entire round robin to date.

I have framed and gifted Part 1 of Jardin Prive's Sampler aux Bouquets to a friend.

This sweet lady kindly crocheted all 367 - 3" squares for an afghan that I have carried around for at least 12 years figuring I would do one day. I thought she deserved something a little special.

I am starting to pack up for our annual trek home to Canada. We will leave here around the 17th and expect to be home around the 24th.

Until next time, please pray that the frogs do not hop into my car for a ride back to Canada.
Take care all.