Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Family Day!

Happy Family Day to all my fellow Canadians out there!  Happy Presidents Day to all those in the USA!  Happy Monday to everyone else! :)

It's always nice to have a three day weekend and I have been puttering around all day.  I woke with a bad sinus headache this morning, so opted out of tagging along with DH while he took the kids to visit his parents.  After some Advil, a nap and a cup of hot tea, the headache moved to the background and I decided to get some things done during my "quiet time".

I snapped a couple of pics of our spaniel Lady...affectionately called Lady Love...snoozing in the bay window.  She is well loved and quite possibly the sweetest little dog in the world.  Here she is:

Also, I finally got around to "finishing" my Ink Circles, Stained Glass Pine ornament.  This one was my DS's choice and I really love the background colours.

I finished the Ghost half of my Quaker Ghosts and Bats by VeeandCo earlier this past week.  I am not sure how I'll finish it yet...I am thinking that they would display nicely as flatfolds and I have the perfect fabric to use for the backing.  Now just to stitch the Bats!

I also started a new ornament, which is called Christmas Star and is from The Workbasket.  This one is DH's choice and is stitched with Rainbow Gallery Treasure Petite Braid, which is a little slippery to work with, but I have the hang of it now.  Hopefully I'll have the stitching part of it finished soon.  This pic doesn't do it justice, hopefully I'll get a better one when it is done:

My DD's choice of ornament (I let them each pic one from the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments edition) is Frosty Blue by Blackberry Lane Designs, which I have just barely started and realized that I don't have all the floss colours that I need, so that will have to wait for next time.

In other news, my DD's 7th birthday is fast approaching, so I have started her birthday party invitations:
I'll wait for her to come home so we can colour them in with either markers or paints together.  She decided that she wanted a Pop Star party, so we are having a Hannah Montana impersonator come to the house...should be fun! 

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!


  1. That's neat that there's Family Day in Canada. Sounds wonderful! Sorry about your sinus headache -- hope it's gone by now. Love all your stitching and finishing. Very nice! And your little Lady is a beautiful dog. Love her royal pillow. :D

  2. You had such a productive day, your finishes look great!! And Lady is adorable :-)

  3. I love your Quaker ghosts and bats! Veeandco have such cute designs. Your ornament looks great too.
    Lady Love is adorable!! I bet she gets lots of attention.
    I hope you had a great Family day. I had to work but it was a quiet day so I didn't mind.