Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Summer Queen after!
Here she is after 48 hours of work. I finally got started on the blue of her dress. I have now moved on to 10 hours on spring as part of my Royal Rotation.
Monday, April 28, 2008
A lovely view.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Summer Queen before....
This is Summer Queen from a while ago at about 35 hours. I have had to pick out some of her beads since then ( a dye-lot issue ) and have continued to work on her bodice. I am currently doing a 10-hour stint that will see her at 48 hours as my goal. I may be inspired and go to 50 hours. Either way, there will be an updated photos within a week or 2.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The Princess and the Pea
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
K and T, 15th of April, 1995.
-got our new king size mattress delivered.
-had my FIL, his sis and BIL over for coffee.
-cleaned up above my counter tops before we start putting the kitchen back together.
-stitched a bit on Summer Queen
Next I will get the kids from school. Later Weezie is on the ice tonight at 4:45 for skating. Opa is going to come and pick up the kids from the rink, and DH and I are going out for Indian. Yummy!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Painting the kitchen
Saturday, April 12, 2008
A new Autumn Queen photo.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Glasses, health, sports, house stuff.
I have found out that I have pre-diabetes. My glucose tolerance isn't too great. I am waiting on a call from the hospital because I have to go see the dietician. In the meantime I am being careful about what I eat, laying off the booze ( darn! ) and trying to get my butt in gear a bit more. The poor dog has been walked half to death lately!
Other than those 2 realitively minor new occurances, we are all doing great. The kids are back into skating/pre-hockey for 2 months. Weezie used her own $$ to buy a used skating dress for $10. The club always recycles stuff, which is great.
Hubby bought some Rustoleum door paint or something. He needs to fix up a piece of weather-stripping around the front door. Then I need a reasonably warm day so that I can paint around the door and the new window he put in. He is all hot to get the kitchen painted soon and finish the grout. He also bought black enamel to repaint the base of the kitchen table. I feel reno/decor photo updates are coming soon!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
This is Autumn Queen at 120 hours back in the fall. Since then I have finished up the blank area of her cloak near her left elbow, and I did a bunch more of the gold/chocolate/olive overskirt near what is there already on the right side of the design.
My rotation this time will be AQ and her 3 sisters. I will do 10 hours of time on each of them. At the moment I am working on the large area of pink and mauve of her underskirt. There is also some white Wisper thread on the far left of the design near the yellow. There will be a whole bunch of it extending down the side of the design, so I am starting to work on it now. Wisper is poly/mohair and tricky to work with.
AQ must be at 140 hours.
WQ must be at 63 hours.
Summer must be at 48 hours.
Spring must be at 21 hours.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Angel of the Sea is done!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Dancing with the Stars
When we were first married ( almost 13 years ago ) the T and I took ballroom lessons. It was a hoot and we had a lot of fun, but we kind of sucked. He is 6ft. 2 and I am 5 ft. 3, so we looked like Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson, except I can't dance! I've always been interested in it though and I used to watch competitions on TV years ago when they were only on PBS. Now it seems there are competitions on all the time. My son and I watched a kids' competition from England on Showcase ( or maybe it was Bravo? ) a few weeks ago. He is 7 and the children looked around the age of Kaiser and his 9 year old sister. He thought it was cool!
So some thought and observations of the show:
-Len is usually the most accurate in his assessments, if not the nicest.
-Tonight either Adam or Marissa will go I think.
-Last night I voted for Shannon and Priscilla. Shannon's jive was well done and quick. She has to watch her arms and legs on fast dances though because sometimes she looks like a chicken.
Priscilla and Louis killed that tango. I never just vote for my favourite couple because I don't have one. You gotta earn my vote!