Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Hooked on Cirque

Just haven't been able to put Cirque des Cercles down this week! Every time I feel like stitching it's the project I feel like working on. I find it so calming when I'm stitching on this one and that's definitely what I need these days. The frogs paid a brief visit but the damage wasn't too bad and I've sent them on their way. I've only got about a page and half left to complete so I'm going with it while the urge strikes. I promise, I'll get back to my Mirabilia at some point!

Thank you so much to Beatrice for the lovely award she passed on to me this past week. I always love it when others appreciate my blog. As for listing 5 of my addictions, well here goes:

1. Breads of any kind, I have a really hard time going without them which is why my diets often fail!
2. Singing - I'm currently in 2 different choirs and if I had more time I'd be joining others
3. Cats! - I can't imagine life without one!
4. Starbucks Gingerbread Latte - this one's my son's fault. He got me started on them. I had no idea they were that good!
5. Ebay - although this last one has slowed down considerably. My stash has grown too much.

Now it's my turn to pass it on

Ladies, I love reading your blogs. Consider yourself tagged and pass it on if you so choose.

I apologize for not commenting on all your posts lately. I do manage to read most of them and enjoy them thoroughly but commenting was taking up too much of my stitching time and I really felt that I needed that time to unwind right now. Some evenings I was spending far too much time on the computer and not enough time stitching. Plus my weekends seem to be kinda crazy lately. If I ever want to finish some of my bigger projects then I have to get back on track at least for a little while. I promise I'll be back sooner rather than later. I often have a little free time in the morning before I head to work and maybe I can squeeze in some time then. Although I don't think tomorrow will be one of those mornings, they're calling for 10 cm of snow. Guess that means I'm out of bed at 4:45 am instead of 5:15. Yuck!!!

Thank goodness I managed to have snow tires put on the new car after work today. It was just my luck that the old ones wouldn't fit on this car however the dealer is going to give me something for them since they were only used for about a month. If I don't like the price he's offering I have two other friends who have offered to buy them off of me. Snow tires are hard to come by around here this year especially with their use being mandatory in Quebec.
I still haven't got a picture of my new car yet. It needs washing first since it's already covered in road salt. Hard to believe but in just a week I've managed to chalk up 1000 km on the odometer.
Gives you an idea of how much I commute.

I've managed one other small finish this past week. It's my Merry ornament from San-Man Originals. This is my first ornament finish for 2009. Now the hunt begins for next month's ornament choice. I have found a freebie from the Gift of Stitching magazine which ties in nicely with a Valentine's Day theme. I just received this one in the mail this week with one of my ebay purchases. I haven't decided whether or not I'll use hand dyed fabric or stick to white. Here's a pic of the heart ornie. I've got some lovely silk floss from The Thread Gatherers called In the Burgundy which I think will do perfectly for this one. Will I have it complete by Valentine's Day? Probably not, but I'm not going to sweat it.
Enough time blogging, now it's time for me to stitch. Don't know how much I'll get accomplished this week. We're hosting a Super Bowl party on Sunday for one of my DH's choirs. At least it forces me to clean, lol!!!


  1. You're doing great on Cirque! Mine kind of fell by the wayside.

  2. Wow, Lynn, you have made great progress on your CdC. It looks fantastic! The San Man ornament is really cute too. And thanks for the blog award...I'll get my list up soon.

  3. Wow, your CdC is really looking great and so little left to stitch. You must be excited.

    I think my DH put about that many km on his car as well the first week. He averages about 750km a week commuting to work.

    Thanks for the award, I will post on my blog in a short while.

  4. I understand about Cirque, Paradigm Lost has had me in its grips this last month. I'm soooo close. Very cute ornament for January Congratulation !

  5. Hi Lynn,

    Yikes!! I haven't visited here
    for awhile and so was very
    dismayed to see the post about
    your car accident a few weeks
    back. Thank goodness neither
    you or the other driver were
    seriously hurt. What a shame
    though about the car. Just when
    you'd got it all paid off too.
    Well, hope you are enjoying
    driving a brand spanking new
    car now.

    I love your finish of "Merry"
    from San-Man Originals. I've
    got this one in my stash too
    and plan to stitch it sometime.
    The colours are so vibrant and
    very Christmasy. It looks like
    a fun one to stitch too.

    I know I saw Secret Snowdrift
    stitched on someone else s blog
    last year and loved how it
    looked when it was done. Can't
    for the life of me think who
    it was though. Dang!!

    We have Downy Woodpeckers coming
    to our peanut feeder and our
    suet feeders too. They are
    sweet little things and very
    handsome in their black and white
    coats, with the splash of bright
    red on the back of their necks.
    We get the Hairy Woodpeckers
    too, which have the same markings
    but are half again as big as the

    I can understand why you can't
    bear to put CdC down these days.
    You're getting so much done on
    it that it will surely be a
    happy dance soon. Gosh it's a

    Thanks for the award. It's so
    nice of you to think of me for
    it. I'll have to confess my
    adictions in my next blog post.
    Um...don't I do that every time
    I post though??

    Hope you survived our latest
    snow storm. What a day!! The
    trip into work this morning was
    not too bad, as these things go,
    but we did pass cars in ditches
    and saw drivers without a clue
    pulling U turns on snow clogged
    streets, with oncoming traffic
    bearing down on them. Nuts!
    What a winter we're having...

    Time for bed. Take care!

  6. Great. Just what I needed. Yet another truly awesome pattern to add to my growing collection. That CdC is my next project. It's gorgeous!