Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I managed to get 5 of the 6 Weeks Dye Works floss required to stitch the Lizzie Kate coffee pattern so I was pleased with that. You are probably wondering why I didn`t buy them when I bought the pattern in Michigan last month. The store where I bought the pattern had all kinds of material for quilts and books on quiltmaking but very little in the way of cross stitch necessities. The lady in the store didn`t even know what evenweave fabric was - said she had never heard of it! They did carry Aida and some linen fabric but it was a very poor selection. The only floss they carried was good ol DMC.
I also spent some time in the paper craft section of the show and bought some patterned papers as well as 2 packages of embossed cards with envelopes. One package was embossed with snowflakes and the other one is embossed with a brocade pattern. I also bought some Christmas Sentiment stamps and 2 stamp pads as well as a roll of light blue ribbon.
DH picked me up at 1:00 p.m. and then drove to my niece`s house in Oshawa. She is a CTMH demonstrator and I had ordered a pack of papers, some matching stickers as well as a card making book which is awesome! Lots of layouts in it with templates. Since I can`t print from my laptop, I will try to save the pdf files I want, email them to myself at work, and then print them there on paper that I will supply. We had planned to have tea with my niece but her little guy Nathaniel (13 months) came down with a fever a few days ago and broke out into a rash yesterday. My niece, Krista, thinks it may be chicken pox and did not want to expose us to it. I looked at Nathaniel`s rash, but it was too soon to tell if it is chicken pox. The ironic thing about it all is that Nathaniel has an appointment with the doctor tomorrow to get his chicken pox vaccine!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Here is the link to her website: http://ngcards.blogspot.com/
There's more candy to be had here: http://thecrafttable.blogspot.com/
Martine is generously giving away some stamped images and Crafter’s Companion Papercrafts Collection CD ROM Twin
She has just reached 10,000 hits (WOW!) on her blog. Check out all the lovely creations on her blog.
I am looking forward to attending the Creative Show tomorrow at the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto tomorrow. I have been attending this show for years and am rarely disappointed. It used to be called the Creative Stitching and Needlework Festival but over the years, more and more different crafts were displayed. As far as Cross Stich is concerned, there aren't as many vendors as there used to be. Stoney Creek had a booth there for a number of years but I haven't seen them there for a couple of years. A few cross stitch vendors from the USA used to come too, but now there are only about 5 or 6 cross stitch vendors. There has always been lots for the sewer and quilter but the number of cross stitch vendors has been dwindling at the show.
The name was changed to the Creative Show several years ago to represent all the different crafts that are there. There is something for every crafter, be it beading, needlearts (knitting, cross stitch, crochet etc.) as well as quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, cardmaking, decoupage, quilling, painting and artist supplies and the list goes on and on. One of the reasons I want to go is to buy the Weeks Dye Works floss needed to stitch this design that I bought in Northern Michigan in Sep. :
Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I love my coffee! My daughter even bought me a gag gift from Tim Horton's one year for Christmas. It is a Carafe in the same colour and shape as their (at that time) travel mug. I brought it in to work one day for a joke when our Manager had arranged free coffee for our department from Tim Horton's.
I am also looking forward to seeing all the beads and also paper crafts and tools for paper crafts. I might even take part in one of the make and takes that will be available at some of the booths.
Here is a link to the show's website:
As you can see there is something for everyone.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
If I had done what he had done, I would probably look like the good year blimp by now! Hubby has not gained so much as an ounce! He has only gained maybe 10 lbs. in the 38 years I've known him. I'd rather not say how much I've gained in the same time period. Suffice to say, it's a wee bit more than 10 lbs.!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I made 10 Christmas cards last week Saturday at an SU Card making event. I will post pictures of them soon. I also made 2 other cards this morning as well as a card that I made at a make n take at a store in St. Jacob's named the Scrapping Turtle. I spent 40 minutes in that store and bought some paper, brads, mini pop dots, paper distresser and a paper craft knife.
I still need to take pictures of the 2 cards I made this morning as well as the make n take card. Will post pictures soon.