Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year to you all

This might be the last post for this year, I´m not sure. I am working on a small project which I hope to finish off tonight. If I do I will post a picture of it before the end of the year.

But I wanted to send you a belated wishes for Christmas. I hope you´ve spent wonderful Christmas time with your family and friends. And I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you´ll get lots of time to stitch on your projects.

I´ll end this post with a Christmas picture of my little girls. I haven´t posted a picture of them for a long time. Hjalmfridur Briet is the oldest she is 9 years old, Fridbjorg Lilja is next in the age line, she is 6 and half years old and the youngest one is Johanna Brynja who will turn 1 year old on January 10th.

More photos from December

Well, I did manage to stitch some more in December, mostly RR´s that got finished.

Here is one stitched for Melissa

And another one stitched for Teresa

Here is one for Margaret

And the last photo is an ornament from the JCS Ornament magazine 2006. I just have to finish this into an ornament, not sure how yet, any ideas would be appreciated.

Some photos

Hello everybody.

Thought I´d keep the last entry short in case it would get lost. :-)

I wanted to post photos of the needle cushion and scissor fob that I stitched for Donni as gifts in the Advent Calendar Exchange. This was the first time that I stitch and make up a needle cushion and a scissor fob and I am very proud of the outcome.

This is a design from Carol Tinson which can be found online here:

Pin cushion and Scissor Fob

I just love her designs. I´ve signed up for her mystery sampler 2007 which I am going to make into a huswife. You might be wondering what a huswife is - well it is a fancy needlecase - as Carol puts it herself in the description. It will be stitched with Vikki Clayton hand dyed silk threads on Polstitches Hand Dyed 28ct Linen. I can´t wait to start this project. This will contain lots of new skills to learn as Carol uses quite a few speciality stithes for her designs but her instructions are so easy to follow and extra support in her message forum if needed.

Well here are the photos.

Here is the front

And this is the back.

I notice now when I look at the photos that I made a mistake when taking the photo of the back. I must have forgot to turn the scissor fob over because it is the same. Well, you´ll just have to use your imagination. :-) LOL

Here we go again

I got so frustrated the other night when I was trying to post an update and my post blew away somehow. You´ve got to love Blogger when that happens. Anyway, here I am again hoping it will be better this time.

I´ve got to be the worst blogger ever but December just passed away so quickly.

I wanted to update you all on the advent calendar exchange. This is the biggest exchange I´ve ever taken part in but also the most interesting and fun of them all. I loved it and would do it again.

Day 3 - I received stickers with beautiful blue skies
Day 4 - A yellow highlight marker
Day 5 - A skein of black DMC
Day 6 - Number for DMC threads
Day 7 - A piece of Snickers (yummy bite with my coffee)
Day 8 - An ornament for my tree, made of glass like a tassel and it glistens when the light hits it
Day 9 - A pen - much needed as I always loose mine around the house
Day 10 - A needle threader
Day 11 - A pink highlight marker
Days 12 - 16 DMC threads in different colours - love those
Day 17 - Another skein of DMC floss
Day 18 - A small notebook
Day 19 - A stamped ornament for my Christmas Tree
Day 20 - A skein of DMC floss
Day 21 - A bookmark fabric to stitch on
Day 22 and 23 - More DMC
Day 24 - A piece of Snickers (again a yummy treat with my morning coffee)
Day 25 brought me the biggest gift which was a pattern from Heaven and Earth. I love it, it is called Fire in the Soul Storykeep and is a design by Michele Sayetta. This one goes straight to my ever growing to do pile. I´ll have to get my stitching moving in order to get to finish everything I´d like to do.

Thanks a lot for all the wonderful gifts Donni that you´ve sent me for the advent calendar exchange. I feel really spoilt and it was fun to receive gifts every morning for almost a month.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas cleaning and first decorations up

Well, I´ve spent today cleaning the house and it was high time too. I´ve been dusting, cleaning windows and putting up lights. Tomorrow is my oldest daughters birthday, she already turned 9 years old on November 28th but we are having family over tomorrow for coffee and cakes.

No stitching done today at all - hopefully I´ll be able to sit down with something to stitch tomorrow evening after the party.

Advent Calendar: Today I received a skein of White DMC floss. I´m very happy about this because it is a colour I always run out of, thanks a lot Donni.

Have a nice day today.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Holiday finally

I wonder if anyone reads this blog, well, there hasn´t been much action lately in here.

I´m going to try to write a little every day in December. I handed in my paper for my course at the Uni today so I am officially on a Christmas Holiday until next course starts on January 8th, 2007. I´m so happy to have some time off, I´ve been working like crazy during the last weeks.

I wanted to tell you about an exchange that I took part in on one of the stitching groups I am a member of. It is an advent calendar and I got assigned a wonderful partner for this exchange who lives in USA. The idea was to send 24 small presents all wrapped up and one a little bigger present to be opened on December 25th. Well, today was the first day and this is what I received. This is a nifty gadget for stitching. It is a Magnetic Needle Case which will be very handy when I´m stitching away from home. Thanks Donni. Keep checking in with me to see what other little gifts I receive.

Until tomorrow have a nice day and take care. I´m going out to dinner with my husband getting a much needed night out to relax. :-)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Time really flies

Hello everybody.

A time for an update, don´t you agree. I´ve been so busy reading school books and articles and writing assignments the last month that time has just passed away. It will be like this until the end of the month. I´ve got 2 papers due, first one on November 28th and the second one on November 30th. But then I´ve got the whole of December and the first week of January off and I am sure going to enjoy it.

I´ve tried to make time for a little stitching as well just to keep myself from turning crazy. I´ve managed to work on three RR pieces. Here are some pictures enclosed.

This is a Santa stitched for Charlene´s RR.

This one is for Sharee´s RR.

And the last one is for Sandra´s RR.

I also did two small pieces but I can´t show them here as they have been sent off as a gift for a friend who might be looking at this blog.

Well, I guess I´ll end this now, sorry about the difficult lighting in some of the pictures, this was the best I could do.

See you later.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Finally an update and a stitching photo


Long time since I wrote something but here I am. Handed in an assignment today for the University course so have a little time for breathing tonight (not long though as next assignment is due on tuesday next week).

I´ve managed to stitch a little which always feels great. I´m using every spare moment for stitching right now but unfortunately they are few and far between.

Here is a picture of my latest finish. This is a RR which I did for Veronica. I just loved stitching this little bird - it was fun watching it come to live.

I´ve started working on another small project which hopefully won´t take long time. Unfortunately I can´t show it to you just yet as it is meant to be a gift for a friend.

Well, I guess this is enough from me for now. Will try to update sooner.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I haven´t disapeared

Hello everybody.

I´m still here but now with limited time to stitch. I´m currently working on a model that I have almost finished so there will be no pictures of it - not yet. I´ve also been doing a little for a RR I´m a part of. I can´t wait to finish this model and send it off to the designer. Then I´ll have a lot more time for my own stuff. Am planning to get into some sort of a routine again.

My courses at the University have started again. This semester I have enrolled in two courses which will keep me very busy but will at the same time enable me to have next summer completely free (I love that idea). There is a lot of reading to do and an assignment due tomorrow but that is all taken care of. :-)

The girls are doing great, the older two are working hard at school and enjoying it at the same time. The little one is growing a lot. She has got quite a temper and wants to decide what is to be done - she amuses me a lot - it is so much fun to watch her and see how quickly she is learning new things. She is crawling all over the place now and stands up everywhere so she has to be watched completely when she is awake. :-)

This weekend was lovely - we went to a show yesterday - it was a famous Icelandic singer called Björgvin Halldórsson that we went to see and we enjoyed it a lot. :-)

I´m off for now, I´ll try to post more often from now on, it doesn´t take that long.

Take care and have a lovely week.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

UFO - The postman

I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours last night to work on my UFO. It is going slowly but surely is all I can say. I´m adding a picture after last night but I´m afraid it doesn´t show a lot of progress.

Healthwise, everybody are on their feet again but a lot of caughing and sneezing around the house.

Till later, bye.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sick family

Well, it is official - the autumn has arrived (at least it has in our house). Everybody in the family is sick. It started with me on wednesday and then the rest of the family got sick as the days passed and today we are all under the weather. I´m almost back to normal which leaves me running around trying to keep everybody else comfortable. I´ll be happy once this is over - I hardly slept a wink last night because my little one was miserable with stuffy nose and running a fever.

So, not much happening with my stitching, well, I managed to complete part one of a little projects which has to remain a secret for now so no picture of it just yet. It comes in 3 parts and I have part 2 almost completely stitched, only backstitch left to do.

Happy news, I received my grades for 3 small assignments and am over the moon with the results.

Well, off to take care of my youngest one as she is awake from her nap.

Talk to you all later.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

UFO night last night

Can´t believe how long it´s been since I stitched on The Postman by Dimensions. It has been my UFO project for a year now (didn´t realize it was that long) and I´ve had tuesday to stitch on it. I haven´t touched it since January due to something coming up on tuesday. It was lovely to stitch on it again last night and I made some progress, nothing much but I´m slowly getting there. A pic will follow in the end.

Other than that things are quiet over here, my little one has just learnt how to crawl and she is all over the flat now and has started to move really fast especially when she thinks I´m not looking.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Jæja, loksins ákvað ég að láta verða af því - bara byrja að blogga. Veit ekki hversu mikið vit verður í því sem birtist hérna en mig langar til að halda til haga því sem ég er að dunda mér við að sauma út. Ég veit ekki hvað ég er að gera en ég hlýt að læra á þetta fljótlega. Hérna er nýjasta "klárið" í saumaskapnum, RR-inn hennar Hafrúnar sem ætti að vera kominn í hennar hendur núna.

I´ve often wondered if I should try to keep some kind of a diary of my stitching by creating a blog. I´ve been visiting number of blogs and think this is a neat idea so why not give it a try.
I must warn you I know absolutely nothing about what I´m doing. I´m enclosing a pic of the latest finish stitchwise - a RR piece for Hafrún.