Monday, February 25, 2013

Lady Hera Update

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Mandy, our little monster of a dog, likes to chew things. Back in the fall, she chewed on the handle of my cross-stitch scissors. The scissors are usable, but the bite marks make the scissors uncomfortable to use. So, I bought a new pair and decided to be more conscientious about putting my scissors out of her reach. I was doing great for a while, but she attacked my new scissors while I was cleaning and bit part of the handle off this time. Silly dog! I finally wised up and bought a new pair of all metal scissors, figuring she would have a much harder time destroying these (I hope!).

As for Lady Hera, I stitched a whole lot more of the blue curtain, but I still have a lot left. This curtain is huge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2013

IHSW February

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

For Valentine's Day, hubby and I planned on cooking a nice dinner, and I made a rich, chocolate sponge cake layered with a light, whipped ganache for dessert. Unfortunately, hubby came down with a stomach virus on Wednesday night, so I ate the Valentine's Day dinner and dessert, while he had a plain sandwich. Valentine's Day was kind of a bust for us this year, but hubby did get me a new orchid :) My other orchid is a dark maroon/purple color, and it should be blooming shortly. Yay!

And, for IHSW, I worked on Cattleya Orchid by Chatelaine. This one is moving along quickly, and I love the pink thread in the border :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to checking out everyone's IHSW progress!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lady Hera Update

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Saturday was a nice day for us, so we took Mandy to the dog park, and boy did she run around. Unfortunately there was mud puddle, and Mandy loved it. Ugh! Yesterday, it rained all day, so I got some stitching done and watched Downton Abbey.

Here is my latest progress on Lady Hera. I thought I finished a decent section of the curtain (the blue blob), but when I ironed her out, I realized I have quite a bit to go. She is looking pretty good now that she has a face :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Japanese Garden Update and a Finish

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We spent our weekend cleaning. Our old vacuum cleaner was not doing a good job picking up dog hair, so we ordered a new one (Dyson DC28). I was quite excited when it arrived, and even happier when I used it. Amazing! Then I used the little hand tools and cleaned the nooks and crannies in our apartment (This is how I know I am getting old-I was excited about a vacuum cleaner). Afterwards, hubby steam cleaned the carpet, and it looks so much nicer now.

On to stitching. I made some more progress on Japanese Garden. I'm getting there :)

 I also finished up February by Little House Needleworks. One more month to go :)
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