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Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 Week 45 and 46 - exciting things and lots of leaves

This week (which i'm starting from November 1st) saw two very exciting things... one stitching and one non-stitching.

First, the non-stitching...
If you have looked at my Instagram account, you would know I am an Ottawa Senators Fan.  Last October it was announced that their farm team (AHL) was moving from up state New York to Belleville Ontario... 45 MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE!!! Ottawa games are 3.5 hrs each way, so both Blair and I were VERY EXCITED.  We waiting until season ticket info was announced and I was actually the 2nd person to purchase.
November 1st saw the first home game this year.
View from our seats - behind penalty box, 9 rows from the ice
Now, for the stitching related thing.
The first weekend in November is the fall retreat which takes place at the Timberhouse Resort in Brighton Ontario.  18 wonderful ladies take over the resort for the weekend, where we all proceed to do lots of stitching and catching up (ok... maybe only some stitching).
November retreat also has an ornament exchange.  This is the amazing work done this year.

 This is the ornament I received, stitched by Barb

And this is the one I did - from this years JCS ornament issue

While at retreat, I worked exclusively on Autumn Leaves



I continued to work on Autumn Leaves for the rest of the week.
Progress to November 11
Getting close to a finish!



Friday, November 17, 2017

IHSW - Pre November 2017

Its the third weekend of the month... which means IHSW WEEKEND!!!

If you are new to the blogging world, IHSW stands for International Hermit and Stitch Weekend.
Joysze of Random Ramblings is the blogger responsible for this fun SAL.  Basically the third weekend of the month, you hermit and get as much stitching as you can.



About a month go, it was discussed to bring IHSW to Facebook land, and it was created!
Come join us!
An event will be made each month to remind us to get our hermit on!

Not a Facebook fan?  You can still hermit on your Blog!



2017 catchup - October

Here is the last of my catch up posts!
I will get November posts up in the next few days and then hopefully weekly again!

Even though I like the ease of Instagram, I have missed blogging.

October
The first 2 weeks of October saw a MUCH NEEDED VACATION.  I didn't make any big plans, just relaxing time and a few short trips.  The one thing we did plan was to back to Quebec City for Thanksgiving.

The first thing on the list for October was to get the buttons on Santa's Village.
It is now FINALLY DONE!


Leaves got some much needed love this month as I push to finish this year.
Progress during the month:
October 15:

October 30th

The biggest thing in October wasn't actually stitching related.
I officially graduated from University with an Honours Bachelors of Commerce from Laurentian University.  Blair, our mom's and I traveled the 6 hrs to attend.  Long drive but totally worth it!
So with that... the education portion of my accounting designation is now done.  Just have to sit down and make sure I have all the professional experience and get that paperwork done... just have to find some time!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 catchup - August and September

I'm getting caught up!
Just a few more and then we will be up to date.
Which I really want... as I have a surprise to share!

August
I had a tiny start and finish in the fist few days of August.  My friend Shanna had mentioned she wanted this a while ago, and thought her and Mike's new move to the big City of Toronto (and a new job for her) was the perfect time.
I love this... and hope to stitch it for myself :)

Leaves was of course worked on - it is time to finish this!


Tapestry was also given a tiny bit of love - I'm having issues keeping focused on this one.


September

Leaves Leaves Leaves!  On labour day weekend I was invited to stitch with Kathy and a few other stitching friends.  Even though I brought other projects, I stayed focused on my leaves.


During that time, I realized I really needed to get a finish on Santa's Village as well... this one needed to get out of my WIP pile.  I finished the last of the stitching on the last village.... now just to get those buttons on!









2017 catchup - June and July

Can you believe we are in November already!  I sure can't.
Seriously!  Where has this year gone!

In preparation to blog more in 2018, here is a re-cap of what I've been up to. 
Doing in parts to not totally bore you all!

June
Reflections of Canada got some more love in early June, and saw a FINISH on June 4th


Santa's Village was pulled out of storage for some stitching but not much... I truly had a hard time staying with this one.



The last project that got some attention in June was Touching The Autumn Sky.


July
July was a crazy month for me with studying for 2 University Exams.  Even though they were 1/2 credit courses, that didn't mean the study time decreased.

Cirque des Coeur saw some attention       
 
 
As well as my leaves.
 
I also saw something new and shinny in July... A NEW CAR!  We finally became a 2 person household which was much needed with Blair commuting for work.
Meet my 2017 Kia Soul in Wild Orange.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 catchup - April & May




Can you believe we are in November already!  I sure can't.
Seriously!  Where has this year gone!

In preparation to blog more in 2018, here is a re-cap of what I've been up to. 
Doing in parts to not totally bore you all!

April 2017
As some of you may remember, April is a busy time for me as I work in an accounting firm.  I did manage some stitching though...

First project I worked on was Autumn Leaves.

Next up was Tapestry

Another Ink Circles pattern - Pizzazz was also given some love in April.

May 2017
On May 1st, a few stitching friends and I started TW's Fantasy Triptych.
This is as far as I got
This is as far as I got

Pizzazz also was given more love and a finish happened on the 15th!

After Pizzazz, Reflections of Canada saw some much needed love.











Wednesday, June 7, 2017

So behind... but a finish!

I am so bad at keeping my blog up!
I have no idea why...
If only Instagram would post directly... then I would keep up much better

Anyway, I had a happy dance tonight and thought I would share
This is Santas Sleighworks... #9 out of 12 of the Santa's Village series






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