2009 In Review

Thursday, December 31, 2009.
2009 started like most years quietly. Which I totally love. But as the year went by things didn't happen to be quiet. There was lost jobs, lost loves also new loves and the final realization that it was time to move on in our lives. But I will get into that a bit further. Let's just say Kris Thank you for being my love and my rock when I needed someone the most.

Ok for Stitching for the year I really didn't get a lot accomplished. I signed up for my first Mystery through Chatelaine called Mystery XII. I am still working on it and it is comming along nicely. Here are the pictures from Start till now:

I kept changing my rotation with my stitching but another constant was Monopoly. I really enjoy stitching it and I am completely caught up with it. I do a square a month so I am right on track for the New Year. Here are the pictures for this:

Another Stitching Project I worked on had me extremely fustrated to say the least. That project was Water by HAED. I started it over again this year as the fabric was to small but it looks good. Mind you I haven't picked it up in a while.

Another piece that hasn't seen the light of day is Mermaid of the Pearls but she will be worked on again in the New Year. Revelations has been set aside as well but oh well.
I did finish one project but as that was at my last job. I have not received anything back so I chalk it up to a lesson learned.

My stitching goals for 2010 are:
1. Finish Chatelaine Mystery XII
2. Start and finish Elfland SK Sal on the HAED board.
3. Finish Monopoly to Vermont Avenue.
4. Get 3 pages Completed in Water.

So not bad list very small and very doable..

Between taking a huge stitching break and playing World of Warcraft, the constant fighting with my daughter's father things are changing in my life. The New Year will see me moving. Not till June however as I refuse to move in the winter. The papers are going to be filed on the Divorce. A new wonderful man named Kris is in my life and has helped me get through everyday here. I do not know what I would do without him. Thank you my love.

I do wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Many blessings and love to all..

And a reminder to all this Saturday Virtual stitchin... Looking forward to it...

Hugs and Love
Leia Mais...

Virtual Stitchin....

Sunday, December 27, 2009.
Who's with me. I thought I'd host a virtual Stitchin. On Saturday January 2nd 2010. This will be an easy stitchin. You will pick what projects you want to do and post it in the comment section of my blog. Then We will sit and stitch. I think we will do it for 6 hour stitch in. IF you are interested please leave a comment on my blog. We will start at 12:00 your time in your home and go till 6 pm :) Enjoy and remember this is for fun.

P.S I'll be working on Monopoly and Chatelaine Mystery XII
Leia Mais...

Happy Christmas and New Year

Hello all..
It has been a really busy week this week. I am slowly getting back to my stitching. As a lot of stuff is happening in my life. I am keeping my chin up and focusing on me. I will be here till June as I refuse to move in the winter time so that is good news. I have met the most wonderful man though and even though we live so far apart I'm still a very happy person. Currently I am working on my Mystery XII and working on Part 10. I have a long way to go. But I still love it and enjoy working on it. I have been playing WOW a lot and now getting to the point where I'll be cutting back on my play time and put more back into my stitching. I will be posting my yearly and Monthly Goals again. As for the Blog of the Month I may Continue it or I may not I have yet to decide. I absolutly am ok and hope you all had a great Christmas and will have a great New Year.
Leia Mais...

I apologize

Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
I haven't been around as I have been sick for a couple months. My house has suffered and my stitching has suffered. I hope to be almost back to full strength but will be MIA a bit in the New Year.
The reason I say that is I will be off on a new adventure. Ron and I are making it official and that we are now going to move on with our lives without each other. I'm a little sad but glad at the same time. So I will be relocating. Where I do not know yet. But I have time to figure all of that out. I don't want you all to be sad for me. Be glad that I am strong enough to make this move.
Keep a look out on this space for updates. As there will be some :)
Hugs to you all
Leia Mais...

October's Blog of the Month- Lisa at http://lisa.voidcast.ca/

Saturday, October 31, 2009.

This month's blog is a great blog for the cook, the stitcher and the Homeschooler. Lisa has a lot of strength and is a wonderful strong woman with 4 wonderful children. She loves to share what her children learn in Homeschooling and loves to share her love of crafting with her children and the rest of us. Lisa's blog is a wonderful testament to good fashion values that people forget at times. Thank you Lisa for sharing your blog with us. Here is the questionnaire that she has filled out for me.

1. What made you Start Stitching/Quilting?
Lisa-When I was in college I needed a hobby of some sort and my mother had been cross stitching for years (she mainly does linen) so she offered some of her stash and to teach me, I loved the ability to pack it up and take it with and then in between classes sit in the common area and stitch (though I had a lot of raised eyebrows coming my way!).

2. What is your favourite Designer?
Lisa-I have to admit a weakness for Teresa Wentzler. I got hooked on her when I did my first linen project - a green and gold dragon with Chinese symbols in the border. I am currently working on Rapunzel by her as well!

3. If you can learn one technique, what would it be?
Lisa-I would love to learn to tat... my Grandma used to do pieces right in front of us as gifts when she visited and it has always fascinated me!

4. What made you start blogging?
Lisa-I wanted to put up some of my finished sewing and the kids' school stuff (we are homeschooling) and after one entry I was hooked! It is great to be accountable for my day and my promises and to have the opportunity to share my ups and downs! And my stitching of course!

5. Do you have any tips for the aspiring stitcher/quilter?
Lisa-Start small and don't get discouraged. Try different mediums until you find your favourite and don't be afraid to experiment with supplies, colours and patterns!

6. If you can meet someone either Living or Dead, who would it be?
Lisa-I think I would love to meet my great grandparents... they were such strong people and I have pictures of some of them and myself as an

7. What tips do you have for people who want to start their own blog?
Lisa-Make it personal to you... you don't have to cover everything but be sure to make it yours. Try to find someone who is knowledgeable about computers to help you set it up. That way you don't have to worry about things working or looking their best!

Leia Mais...

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it SNOW???

Sunday, October 4, 2009.
Yes folks we have snow. It is a balmy 32 Degree's F or 0 Degree's C. Yep and we have snow. They are fat flakes that are falling right now. It does look beautiful but it is way to early to have snow. This is the picture out my front window. We have about an inch of snow and doesn't look like it will let up anytime soon. Good thing I have no where to go today and another good day for stitching till my heart is content.

As for stitching. I have caught up Monopoly. I finished Pennsylvania Railroad. Didn't really take me long but there is one goal completed. I do enjoy working on it. Here is a picture of it.

The next project I am trying to catch up is my Mystery XII. I worked on Part 9 in one corner this week and did manage to get it finished. And here it is overall
Right now I am working on Water by Teri Rosario through Heaven and Earth Designs for the Sal. So I will show you what I have done next weekend. Happy Stitching.
Leia Mais...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
This Month's Blog of the Month is one of my personal favourites. It is called Our Haed Sal Blog. This is a very eloquent blog that provides a hundred members to show their work of one of our favourite designers, which is Heaven and Earth Designs. I have asked both the Creators, Cindy and Wendy, some questions on why they felt their blog is such a success to all stitchers and all who visit.

The first question I asked both Cindy and Wendy was; What made you both decide to create this blog?
Cindy Said 'I loved how Michele and Bob transform beautiful artwork into Cross Stitch Designs. It is like painting a picture but with thread.
Wendy Said 'I love the designs of HAED, it is like paintings. The reason for this blog is to encourage everyone to finish these nice pieces of art so they won't become an UFO.'
For those of you who don't know a UFO stands for UnFinished Object.

The next question I asked Cindy and Wendy was; Did you expect your community to get such a successful response?
Wendy Said 'We (Cindy and I), never thought it would become so successful, but it is fun. Especially we get to make and have new friendships and share our love of crafting. Also had some nice support from Michele of HAED and offered to do the first Giveaway. '
Cindy Said 'Michele of HAED wrote us with incredible support, even posting about our blog on her board and being generous as Michele and Bob are offered the first giveaway.'
In order to be a part of the giveaway you do have to be part of the community.

The third question I asked the ladies was; Would there be anything you could change about the blog?
Cindy said 'Have more members."
Wendy also agreed with Cindy on having more members. They would like more space for more members.
So if any of you talented webpage designers could think of a way to help these ladies out that would be great.

Forth question that was asked is; Do you have any tips for new bloggers out there?
Both Cindy and Wendy agreed to this 'If you have a specific forum, stick pretty close to it. But also be open to suggestions.'

Fifth question that was asked is; What tips do you have for new HAED stitchers?
Cindy said 'Do not get overwhelmed by the size of the number of pages. Just enjoy the process'
Wendy said 'It is a hobby so enjoy it and don't make a race of it. Every stitch that you do no matter how small is progress'

The final question I asked was; What was your first HAED Patterns that drew you to the HAED website?
For Cindy it was the Christmas Designs nad the amazing details and colours.
For Wendy it was the pattern that she saw Cindy stitch. She wanted to sart one also. Her first pattern is The Land of Enchantment by Scott Gustafson. Wendy would love to stitch a lot more of the HAED Designs.

Thank you ladies so much for answering my questions. If any of you ae wanting to join the list or would like to design these two terrific ladies a webpage with a blog for everyone to share their work feel free to email either Cindy or Wendy at cindy2k2tx@yahoo.com; or wendy@in2hobby.be Also just to let you all know that there is a waiting list to be a part of this blog. If you are interested in visiting the Heaven and Earth Design forum feel free to go to http://heavenandearthdesigns.yuku.com/directory or to see more designs by Heaven and Earth go to http://www.heavenandearthdesigns.com/

Thank you Everyone for reading my blog and Hope that you all visit the Blog of the Month to see the wonderful Progress Pictures from everyone around the world.
Happy Stitching
Leia Mais...

Interesting Tuesday

Tuesday, September 29, 2009.
I know I usually update on Sunday but been slacking until today. I was going to update earlier today but we had a power outage in the area. It is now back on obviously.

So Saturday went to my stitch in and did some work on my Chatelaine. I finished Part 3c. Here is a picture of it.

On Sunday I decided to switch over to Monopoly to get it caught up Finished B. & O. Railroad.
I have a lot more accomplished on the Chatelaine but you all have to wait till Sunday to see that
Anyways have a great stitching day and stay tune for the next installment on the Blog of the Month
Leia Mais...

It's Monday already...

Monday, September 14, 2009.
Wow time flies when you are having fun. It has been a wonderful warm weekend here which is very unusual for us. We should be getting back to our Normal high's sometime next week they are saying. By Wednesday we are suppose to get to about 85F/29C. I did a little bit of World of Warcraft playing but not a lot. I did do more stitching.
I worked a bit on Part 3c on my Mystery XII but was finding Water by HAED screaming at me so I had to appease it and finish off another page. So I only have a little page left to finish right across the bottom of that piece. So now I'm either going to work on Part 3c of Mystery XII or I'm going to do another square on Monopoly. My rotation now is consisting of 3 pieces. Which is Monopoly, Mystery XII and Water. And I have it set up on which pieces go into the spot when the project is finished. We shall see how this one goes. But without further adu here is Water with 4 pages completed. The definition in the Coral is totally amazing.

Thank you Everyone for your wonderful Comments and your great Response on the Blog Feature. Stay tuned another Blog will be Featured For October....
Happy Stitching
Leia Mais...

Wednesday Update

Wednesday, September 9, 2009.
Well It is mid-week and all of it came crashing down. I won't go into detail but according to my daughter I'm a bad mom. Meh she is a teenager after all.

As for Stitching this week I joined into the UFO/SWIP Sal at the HAED board. I worked on Water. Was getting tired of the pink so went up to another page and worked on the blue. I'll have to get back to the pink as there is a lot more pink to go. So here is a before picture:

And here is the after picture:

So after Water I went back to my Mystery XII Chatelaine and finished Part 2c. Here is a picture of it:

So now I am working on Part 3c. I hope to have it done either today or tomorrow. But you won't see the pictures until Sunday's update :) I hope all of you are loving the First edition of Blog of the month. Feel free to let everyone know.
Anyways Happy Stitching.
Leia Mais...


Monday, September 7, 2009.
Will be changed to a month. And I'll post it soon. So keep watching this space..

As for stitching. I'll be updating ever Wednesday from now on. So keep watching this space :)
Leia Mais...

Comming Soon.......

Friday, September 4, 2009.
Well as this blog has been my insperation to show my work in Stitching. But alas this is about Threads Through Time. Which means to me all threads. Whether it be cross stitching, sewing, Embroidery, knitting, crochetting, and of course Quilting. So starting on Monday September 7th you will be seeing me Host the Blog of the Week. I will pick a random Blog that I read and write about it. And let you all know why they are the blog of the week. There is no prizes for this. It is just for me to get my creative juices up and enjoy writing again. You will still see my updates on Sundays but for One full week at the top of my blog you will see the Blog I think is great for the Week. If you would like to see your blog featured feel free to leave a link of your blog in my comments and I'll add your blog to my Reader where I will draw who will be the first feature.
I hope you all enjoy this installment and feature on my blog.
Leia Mais...

Good Morning...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
Was going to do an update on Monday but it ended up turning out to be a busy day. My daughter had her first day of school on Monday and she said she had a great day. This is Day 3 on her schedule and she is really enjoying it still. Even though she gets very sore at gym. On the home front, my washer is broken so waiting for the other to fix it. So waiting impatiently as I have a ton of Laundry to work on. I did get my kitchen cleaned up just have a few dishes to clean up then wipe counters sweep and mop the floor.

In stitching news I finished Part 6 of the Mystery XII yesterday. It was really late and I was tired otherwise I would of updated yesterday. I have to figure out how to get a small coffee stain out of my fabric without getting the silks and blended wet. The good thing is it's not near the stitching. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. So here are the pictures of Part 6.

I also put up my goals for September we shall see if I can complete them. I didn't complete any of them for August but that is ok.

Well I'm off to try and keep cool. It has been Unusually hot out here. Yesterday was 82F/28C and today is going to be about the same. Have a happy stitching day.
Leia Mais...

Mid Week Update

Wednesday, August 26, 2009.
I thought I'd do a bit of an update but got a bit distracted with watching, So You Think You Can Dance Canada and The Next Food Network Star, I totally forgot to type this up.

Things are slowly getting better here. My daughter starts school On Monday. I'm so excited for her. 3 more years and she will be in College YIKES... LOL

I have been working on Chatelaine Mystery XII The Caribbean. It is coming along so nicely. I have finished Part 4a. I have put it in sections so it doesn't seem overwhelming. I am now working on Part 6 which is the boat. Really debating on part of the water to do half x's or full x's What do you all think?? Here it is so far.

Well that is all for tonight. I'm off to bed. Sweet dreams to you all... Or Good Afternoon to all my Southern Hemisphere friends......
Leia Mais...

Monday Update

Monday, August 24, 2009.
I know not really a catchy title. But it is an update to say the least. I have not been feeling up to blogging as there was so much crap going on in my life. That I needed to take care of it before I felt up to blogging.
I'm not going to go into details just let's say I have a lot more time on my hands right now. SO I went back to stitching. At the begining of August I was working on Monopoly. I did end up finishing community chest and Illinois ave. So here are the pictures of that.

A few of my stitchy friends got a hold of me and wanted to do a stitch group. So I said sure why not. I really needed to get out. So I brought the supplies for working on a haed for my daughter it's the letter k but don't have any pictures on it cause I really didn't do much on it. I also brought my Mystery XII by Chatelaine as I really needed to work on it again as it was very poorly neglected. I did work on part 3 while I was there. But that dang Medallion of the flamingo really drove me nuts. I ripped it out 4 times. I did finally get it completed. I was going to go to the next part of part 2, but as there is 8 parts already released and part 9 will be released soon I thought I'd head to the part 4 and work on that on the right side. Then I'll work on Part 6 on the right side. With all that decsions I was printing fine on my other printer. Well I was being a clutz and spilt coffee all over my printed charts. Boy was I mad. So I tried printing them again on my coloured printer. It really didn't turn out so I went looking at the staples.ca website and lo and behold they have a laserjet printer on for 150.00 and it was a colour one too. WOOT off I go to the store sure enough they have it so I bought it. I love the printer, and now I can have better coloured copies. YAYYY. But back to the Chatelaine, I'm really like working on it again. So here is part 3 completed and the start of Part 4.

We went off as a family to Banff and had a wonderful time. I'll upload the pictures on a later date. We went to a great Restaurant called Grizzly Steak. It is pricey but the food was great. It is a fondue place and it was worth eating there. Anyways have a great week. Happy stitching.
Leia Mais...


Saturday, August 22, 2009.
Here is another fabulous contest going on here Trends and Traditions
Some beautiful quilts.
Leia Mais...

Blog Giveaway

Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
I'm not doing the give away but if you go here The Happy Scrap Giveaway
IF you enter please put my name as the one who sent you
Leia Mais...

August 2/09

Sunday, August 2, 2009.
Where has the time gone. It seems like yesterday we just started this year off. Well I came home sick. It is so hot that I have a huge migrane. SO here is my update.

For Stitching I started working on Water for the Sal on Thursday and This weekend. Here is the before picture:

And here is After:

Then I also worked on Mermaid of the Pearls. I have more of her hair done and a bit of her skin:

So this week I hope to work on Community chest and also Mermaid of the Pearls. For Cooking. I decided to try a recipe from this blog Full Bellies, Happy Kids It is Called Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken. It was so good. My daughter loved it. Here is the Picture of it with potatoes and fresh green beans

Anyways Happy Stitching
Leia Mais...

Sunday Update

Sunday, July 26, 2009.
WOW it's actually Sunday. And I'm updating lol. I've been working nights I have 3 more to go. Really happy about that. So without further adu here is my stitching progress. I started with Dream by Lizzie Kate. This project is my work project. I finished it on Friday so now I have my first finish of the year.

Yesterday I went to a 12 hour stitching for Christmas in July. I bought some fabric and threads for my next projects. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of this but they will come. I stitched a bit on Monopoly it was so hot about 35-40 Celsius that's about 80-95 Fahrenheit so it was really hard to stitch. But I pervailed. I got a bit of the Community Chest Square done. Mostly the writing the chest was giving me a hard time. So I have to try and get that done. Here is the picture

The next thing I worked on and what I focused on was Water. I'm almost done page 40. I really like working on this one so far. So here is my progress for it.

Well there is my progress. Happy Stitching
Leia Mais...


Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
Well it wasn't a total waste so far this week. I've been working nights so my time is a little limited on my stitching. I have one more week of nights left to do. But I did finish a square of Monopoly. I finished Indiana so that means that I have finished a page. Yayyy me lol. I am also almost done my work project called Dream by Lizzie Kate. It is looking great. I only have 3 or 4 more rows of a colour to do then it will be done. Should be done on Friday. And then I'll bring it home take a picture and share. After I finish that I'll start Love. Once they both are done then they will be made into a cube. I will be going to the lns tomorrow to pick up my other ones by Lizzie Kate for the Halloween one. Those will be my new work project.
So I guess you all want to see the picture of Page 6 of Monopoly. So here you go

Well back to working on MOTP's Hair then will switch back to Monopoly. Trying to get it caught up to where it should be. Anyways Happy stitching.
Leia Mais...

Stitching Progress...

Saturday, July 18, 2009.
Well I have done a bit of stitching here are the pictures.
The first one is Water. I worked on that one for the SAL

The Second one is Mermaid of the Pearls.

And finally the third one is Monopoly

Leia Mais...


Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
So here was a big debate that I have had. I know that mostly this is a stitching blog. But why start a new one when I can just talk about randomness. My daughter just got back from Vegas not that long ago and had a good trip with her father to meet some agents. Well we were successful. We just have to send a thank you card and a picture to jog the memory of the Agent. We received another phone call just two days ago to have her go back to IPOP. I think we will wait for a bit till we get money to send her again. Definitely Vegas wasn't a waste of a trip.
Here is the hotel she stayed at
Leia Mais...

Fairy Name

Friday, July 10, 2009.
Your fairy is called Buttercup Elfwand
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in clover fields where fairy rings grow.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears bright clover green. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.
Leia Mais...


Sunday, July 5, 2009.
Ok been a long time since I've done a stitching update. So here is Mermaid of the Pearls that I am working on. I hope you enjoy it. Stitched on 32 ct Ocean Breeze by SW
Leia Mais...


Friday, July 3, 2009.
I know long time no hear. First I want to say Kim I haven't forgotten your prize I will be able to work on it soon and get it out to you. I have not done much crafting at all due to work and then playing a bit of WOW. I am now going to be limitting my time on wow and getting back to my crafting.

My daughter has been in Las Vegas for the last 5 days with her Father. They have been staying at the Venetian for IPOP She did really well this time around. She did get another Honorable mention and also had 2 call backs. She met with one agent and it is looking good. SO I'm really hopping it happens fast for her.

So that's my news. Will hopefully be back to my stitching soon. I have started a new project but you will see when I get to a certain point. Plus dh has my camera so can't take a picture
Anyways See you all later
Leia Mais...

Contest Winner

Sunday, May 3, 2009.
First I'd like to thank everyone for their comments on my fob. And Also the interest on the contest. I had 26 people enter. That was a great turnout.
Now for the winner
Congradulations go to Kim She is the winner of the fob.
Keep watching this space for more contests.
Leia Mais...


I know I didn't update on sunday but I was working. So I'll do a stitching Update tomorrow as that's my sunday. Anyways I thought it was time to do a blog contest.

The Contest is really simple. All you do is put your email address in your post. If you cannot post to the blog then send an email to threadsthroughouttime@shaw.ca I will draw a name and the winner will receive their very own handmade scissor fob. Here is a picture of one I made myself last night. LOL Forgot to say when I'll be doing the draw. The Draw will take place on the 3 of May

Good Luck to everyone
Leia Mais...


Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
What a response to my contest. This is great. For those who haven't signed up there is still time. You have until the 3rd of May.

Now for Stitching. I haven't done much but did finish a page on water.
Before As of April 13th:

After: As of April 21st:
Right now I'm working on Chatelaine Mystery XII. Happy Stitching
Leia Mais...

Terri's Update

Monday, April 13, 2009.
Well I was going to update yesterday after I got home from work but alas it didn't work out that way. I had a really good friend call me and he was in town so I decided to visit with him instead.

I worked on Tarot of Dreams but still not really getting anywhere with all that blue. So I decided to stitch. I unfortunately didn't get a picture of Tarot of Dreams as there isn't enough to show. The one I switched to was Water. I did get another page done. So now I have 2 pages done and working on the 3rd. Here is the picture of it so far

Then with getting back to the blue in Water I decided to stitch on Monopoly. I finished another square in no time. I finished the Chance Square. Here is a picture of it

After I finished the square I decided to go and work on the Mystery XII by Chatelaine. I got really far on it. I have finished another part of Part 2 so It is slowly coming along. Here is a picture of it And here it is over all
Well I am off work for Tuesday and Wednesday so I'll be getting a lot of stitching done I hope.
Leia Mais...

March in Review

Sunday, March 29, 2009.
This Month was the start of some interesting weather. We have had a lot of snow this month and I'm really sick of snow. Here is a picture of what we have received so far.

Ok so this month started off with a new start called Tarot of Dreams. I haven't gotten really far on it but it will come along slowly.

After I worked on this one I worked on Water. I did finish a page. A lot of pinks and reds. It is looking great on the shading.
Then I started back on the Chatelaine. I finished a square of part 2 and finished a part of 3 and almost done the second part of 2. It's coming along nicely.

And finally I finished New York Square on the Monopoly Square.
Right now I am working on FFA Page 4. I have most of my goals completed.
I have been so tired so I haven't really done much stitching. So hopefully in April I'll have more time to stitch. Here are my goals for April:
1. Finish Monopoly Chance
2. Finish Parts 2-4 Mystery XII
3. Finish Page 4 FFA
4. Start Page 2 Revelations
5. Finish Page 1 Baby Ghosts
6. Finish Dream work project
Hope everyone has a great Month
Leia Mais...
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