Saturday, December 27, 2008

Almost there....

I've got most of the items that need to be moved over from the condo - just a few more things to go. Most of what's left is cleaning supplies - I'll probably go over later today to finish cleaning and get the remaining things out. It's been a long haul, but I'm so enjoying the new place.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's moving weekend!

I've got movers coming first thing Monday to move most of my stuff over to the new house. I've been in an apartment style condo for many years, and it's finally time to get something without neighbors on all sides. I was woken up this morning before 8 am (on a Sunday) by the sound of my downstairs neighbor playing his bass (or the stereo). There's nothing like a rock band for an alarm clock to convince you that a move was the right thing to do!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

TW Ornament #3

This is my Winter/Non Christian ornament for the TW Ornament exchange. The ornament is a net of Swarovski Crystals surrounding a larger (no-hole) crystal. The pictures on this one don't do it justice, as it really sparkles!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Another TW Ornament Received

This is the border from one of the "Celtic Inspirations" designs from Teresa Wentzler. Needless to say, I took some artistic license with this - it was originally blackwork, and was intended to be the border of a larger border. I flipped the design to make the ornament into a square and changed the colours to white and silver. I was worried that I wouldn't finish this ornament in time, but everything worked out, and it's now safely in it's new owners hand.

Monday, December 15, 2008

too cool.....

It's darn cold here - a high of -23, a low of -30. At these temperatures, it doesn't really matter if it's Celsius or Fahrenheit. It's still cold.

And yet, while I was in the parking lot today, waiting for my own car to warm up, the car that had pulled in next to me had the sunroof partially open. I guess it's worth it to look cool, even when it's this cold.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

This is my last ornament from the TWBB ornament exchange, from Anu. She was kind enough to include a chocolate treat for me as well.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ornament received - TW Ornament Exchange

I think I'd shown a picture of the stitching before, but I wanted to share the finishing on this ornament. I used the finishing instructions from Monique (my mark designs), that she's posted on her blog.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

TW Ornament Exchange

These two lovely ornaments are from Heather (Hlott) and Jo (puffthelacedragon). I've always received fantastic ornaments from this exchange, and this year is no exception.

Monday, December 01, 2008