Saturday, February 12, 2011

A quiet evening!

Hello all,

I have a very rare instance of a quiet house tonight as both children are away.  Wow, this doesn't happen very often and I must say I am enjoying it.  DS is away for the entire weekend on a winter camping experience trip and DD is away at a sleepover birthday party tonight.  DH and I celebrated by immediately going out for a nice Thai food dinner.  I got him with my iPhone...he doesn't do pictures well, but I think he looks pretty good in this one. :)
I have been busy stitching this past week as I signed up for an exchange on the EMS Cross Stitch Forum (  If you've never been there, it's a wonderful site with lots of great people and very worthwhile to check out.  The rules of the exchange are that it has to been done over-one on evenweave.  I had come across this cute little free chart on Ink Circles website called Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Mandala.  I am using the DMC conversion they provided, which makes it look quite different, but I still really like it.  I am thinking of finishing it off as a biscournu as I think it would look cute.  What do you think?
I am going to work some more on it tonight as it needs to be sent out by February 28th and I hate running down to the wire.

It was sooooo windy here this morning.  When I took DD to ballet class the wind blew the door out of my hand as I was getting out of the car.  Thank goodness there was no car parked right beside me!  Other than the wind, it was beautiful and sunny.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!



  1. The ribbon mandala will make a lovely biscornu. I've noticed that several stitchers have "pink" baskets, and this would be a great pattern for those! And it's a freebie - thanks for sharing!

  2. Welcome to the blogging world! I love your ribbon mandela -- so pretty! I love Prairie Schooler designs too so I love what you've chosen for future.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcome to the blogging world! You have some lovely stitches in the works! I look forward to getting to know you.

  4. that mandala is going to be just lovely! I hope you took advantage of your child-free time!