Like I said..

fimmtudagur, janúar 25, 2007
It's been too long since I blogged last. I'm finding this new Blogger to be a pain, I have to add the photos before I write the text not after like I'm used to. I don't think Blogger should be taking that decision for me. And it took me a few tries to figure out that this was the problem. If I add the photos after I write the text it doesn't publish and I just get an error message and get thrown out of and can't access it for an hour or so. Well, maybe not that long but it feels that long when you got something you want to post and everything disappears. Yeah, that's the worst thing, everything you've done goes out the window and nothing sticks, it's not even saved! And you can't save coz you added the photos after the writing part.

There are other issues I'm having but this is the one that bugs me the most and makes me not wanna post. Well, that and I don't have anything to blog about. I haven't picked up a needle in who knows how long, I've been feeling blue and restless. I hope it's going to pass coz I have that Winter Wonderland Exchange to finish and finish :-)

Well, thanks for tuning in, I hope I'll have something more interesting next time :-)

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posted by Rósa at 20:45, | 11 comments

A week without posts

mánudagur, janúar 15, 2007
Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in that long. The reason for this mini-hiatus is mainly lack of stitching time. Despite that I have found a design for the Winter Wonderland Exchange on SBEBB. It's a very beautiful design, if I say so myself, and I hope my parter agrees. The exchange is secret so I can't show you pictures. I guess you'll just have to be patient.. I hope to finish the stitching part next week sometime, that is if I find some more time to stitch.

Because I've started stitching the exchange piece I have put Winter Queen back down but I don't think her rest this time is gonna be as long as last time she went down for a nap. I've been having too much fun stitching her and I can't wait till I see her next time.

This weekend I've spent my time rearranging furniture in my apartment and while doing so I did a little rearranging in my stitching stash.. I had a dresser that wasn't being used very efficiently so I decided to make that my stash dresser. It's now in my new stitching/computer room. I have my most comfy chair there with the floor lamp and it's so cozy in there. I haven't really tested out my new stitching corner but I've sat there and imagined how awesome this is gonna be and I can't wait to get busy there :-)

I've also spent some time this week drooling over new designs on ONS. I particularly like Little House Needlework's Chocolate Shoppe. I would love to see that design all stitched up in my little kitchen. I must remember to update my wishlist sometime soon. There are so many other designs I've been coveting lately so my wishlist is kinda out of date.. The designs on the list are still valid but I haven't updated it in ages..

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posted by Rósa at 10:07, | 0 comments

LHN - Chocolate Shoppe

Isn't it awesome? I just love this design, I've found myself to like LHN's designs more and more. They're fast becoming my fav designer, along with Mirabilia and Brittercup Designs.

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posted by Rósa at 10:06, | 5 comments

Lizzie*Kate SAL

sunnudagur, janúar 07, 2007
My first finish in this SAL. I'm joining the ladies in my online stitching club, Allt í Kross, in stitching the 12 Blessings of Christmas from Lizzie*Kate and my first finish is Joy. Well, it's Gleði, coz Linda, our listmum, translated the captions and charted them for us as well :-) Isn't she nice? :-D I think most of us are doing these in Icelandic.

If you want you can click the pic and see it a little larger. Now to the details. I'm doing these ornies on 32ct Lambswool Jobelan with a mixture of WDW, GAST and DMC threads. This one has one GAST, 3 WDW and 2 DMC.

I'm really pleased with this ornie and can't wait till next month, but we're doing these as a monthly SAL, since there are 12 months and 12 designs :-)

In other news I've made a little more progress on Winter Queen despite the fact I used today to stitch up this little ornie. I'm going to continue working on her tomorrow :-) Maybe I'll post a pic tomorrow evening?

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posted by Rósa at 23:15, | 4 comments

Winter Queen WIP again

föstudagur, janúar 05, 2007
This is after a little more stitching has been done. I don't believe how fast she's growing at the moment. I am so loving her and it's such fun to work on her. I hope I can keep up the momentum :-)

Until I lose my interest in this project I'm going to stitch on it exclusively. I do have the SAL to think about but right now the Winter Queen is the only thing that I will work on.


posted by Rósa at 02:23, | 6 comments

Winter Queen WIP

This is my progress as of yesterday. After almost 6 months of no stitching at all on her!


posted by Rósa at 02:21, | 0 comments

Happy New Year!

miðvikudagur, janúar 03, 2007
I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Celebration and nobody stumbled too hard into the new year ;-) My new year's celebrations were very conservative this time around, I had to work on New Years Eve and New Years Day. But that was ok, I ate wonderful food which my brother cooked and watched the show my fellow towns people put on at midnight. One of my cats did however manage to get outside right before midnight on New Years Eve and I was worried sick but he showed up rather scared and a little frazzled at around 1 am. I was just glad to see him safe and sound :-)

I'm not going to post any goals for the new year and there is no review of goals.. I just plan to enjoy my stitching time this year and show off the results on this blog as I've done till now. I have been giving the Winter Queen a little love and affection the last couple of days and she's growing a little bit. As soon as I think there is enough progress I'll post a pic.

There is talk of a SAL in my stitching group, Allt í Kross, and I'm going to participate. Well, I did come up with the idea, so of course I'll join ;-) We are going to stitch up the 12 Blessings of Christmas from Lizzie*Kate and because we are a diverse group of stitchers we are planning to do one a month, starting this january. I am not sure which one I'm starting with, but maybe I'll do Joy first. As with everything else, I'll post a pic as soon as I start and have something to show :-D

I've signed up for one exchange and I've already received my recipient's name and am busily looking for an appropriate design. This exchange is called Winter Wonderland and it's being organized on SBEBB. It's going to be fun, coz there is one requirement in this exchange. There has to be a snowman in the design.. We all know how much I like them ;-)

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posted by Rósa at 20:52, | 0 comments