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Theme-tas-stitch - Jardin June

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It's time again for the monthly Theme-tas-Stitch link up! Head over to Kerry's blog to view everyone's flower/garden themed stitching for this month's Jardin June. 

I managed a little bit of work on my Letter H, and I've picked up Reflections of Canada again, so it has a little bit of progress, and hopefully will still be a finish by July 1st! 

Here are the photo updates:

The fairy has a little more of the letter H again, the darker purple near her wing, and there are some sort of flying leaves with all the scattered green in the center.



Reflections of Canada is stitched 2 over 2 on 25 ct ivory Lugana and it's about 3/4 or more done! I'm using Jodyri thread Ruby Slippers and there was some dye lot issues, but since I'm using 2 threads, I joined up one from each batch and I don't think the difference will be very noticeable. I'm pretty sure this will be finished in good time, maybe this week if it's not too busy. I don't have hockey this week…

Gifted Gorgeousness - June Edition

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In the "late but not least" category, here is my slightly delayed GG post! Check out all the info over at Jo's amazing blog, and everyone else's more timely GG posts too. :)

This month I worked on Princess and the Dragon again:
1 over 1 DMC 310 on 28 ct Amarinthine Jazlyn by Chromatic Alchemy
I decided to go all the way down on the left side to show where the very bottom will be. We're getting into CFL (Canadian Football League) season and stitching a long line of black might be the smartest way to stitch and watch at the same time. Hopefully it will prevent frogs that way. :)
June card for Grandma: 2 over 1 Caron wildflowers (a creamy white colour) on 14 ct Phlogiston by Chromatic Alchemy
Letter H for DD:
2 over 2 charted threads on 28 ct Jobelan Nuriel's Forest by Chromatic Alchemy
That's all for this month! I hope to get H finished up soon, but first I'm going to concentrate on finishing Reflections of Canada for July 1st. That will be Canada's 150th b…

Letters from Nora Update

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Wow, it is warm here today! 37C/98.6F... so body temperature out there today. There was a bit of a breeze, and it wasn't as humid as it will get in late July/early August, but it was still a hot one! It will cool down a little bit this week heading to Father's Day over the weekend, and I'm looking forward to that. 

I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to stitch tonight. We don't have A/C and sometimes it's just too hot! Therefore, I thought it was time for an update, besides the weather report, on some of my other stitching. 

Geeky Heather and I are doing a SAL for Letter H of the Letters from Nora series. If you remember, I was in the midst of unpicking my misplaced letter when I last showed a photo:
April 12, 2017
The bit on the left is new stitching, all the stuff to the right had to come out... 

And it did, eventually:
and then it grew:
and it grew:
and it grew a leg:
and it grew a head:
and more wings:
and the last of the wings:
and that's where she is for now…

TOP 5 TUESDAYS: Top 5 Vacation Destinations

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Kate is on vacation this week, so I thought I'd make up my own topic about vacations. Feel free to join in if you like and let me know your favourite vacation places. 

TOP 5 VACATION DESTINATIONS

1. Alberta/Rocky Mountains

My older brother lives in Alberta and I've been out a couple times, but not for over 10 years. DH and DD have never seen the Rockies, so I'd like to take them out some time soon. Probably this will wait a couple years until DD is older and might travel more easily on a plane. :) Pictured above is Moraine Lake. 
2. Walt Disney World/Epcot
This might happen next year. I would really like to take DD here while she's young and hopefully enjoys it immensely. I have never been to WDW and by the time I was old enough to go on my own the crowds kind of put me off. I have been to the Animal Kingdom, but am looking forward to trying out some of WDW with DD and DH. DH has been to WDW twice, but not in over 20 years. 

3. UK/Normandy/Europe?

Almost 25 years ago I was in…

WIP Wednesday - End of Monochrome May

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I hope everyone has had good weekends! Last weekend was Memorial Day in the U.S. and we took a trip to see some friends. Fortunately DD travels really well in the car since this was a 9 hour drive each way. That did allow me to get some stitching done and I brought along Reflections of Canada to try and get it finished by July 1st! 

Here's where it was at our last check-in:

and after a long weekend:

Almost done!! About 3/4 of the way there. I'm about to work on it a little more tonight before bed and then I will put it down for a bit and work on something else. This will definitely come back out in June and hopefully have a July 1st finish! I plan on working on it for my 3rd and 4th weeks of the month, so that should leave me plenty of time. 

I'm stitching this on 25 count ivory Lugana with Jodyri Ruby Slippers 2 over 2. The top photo has more realistic colours. 

Happy Stitching!

Tiffstitch

Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 Summer Foods

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I can't believe what happened in Manchester last night. My heart goes out to everyone who suffered or lost someone. Take care of each other. 

TOP 5 SUMMER FOODS

Check out everyone's lists over at Kate's blog and see what we've all chosen as our top 5 foods. Maybe I shouldn't be writing this at lunchtime?

1. Ice Cream

Now that Ben & Jerry's has non dairy ice cream, this is so much more dangerous. A lot of non dairy ice cream isn't especially creamy or is so-so, this stuff is fantastic! Plus they have 3 other new flavours this year. So dangerous... 

2. Grilled food
This is kind of a broad category since you can have hamburgers, hot dogs, we had sausages 2 nights ago, vegetables, watermelon, eggplant, so many choices! 

3. Watermelon

All 3 of us really enjoy watermelon, so I'm sure there will be a lot of it this year. Plus it's supposed to be a hot summer, and watermelon is a great way to get cool and hydrated. 

4. Lemonade

Lemonade or limeade, are great summ…

Theme-tas-Stitch May! - Monochrome May

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This time I'm going to post early for Theme-tas-Stitch instead of late. :) Check out Kerry's blog for all the details about Theme-tas-Stitch and the links to see how every one else did this month. 

I worked on Princess and the Dragon and managed to progress past the error I'd made and continue on into the next section.
This is almost the full piece of fabric, which will almost be entirely filled with the design. I'm stitching 1 over 1 (DMC 310) on 28 count Jazlyn Amarinthine by Chromatic Alchemy
I also pulled out Reflections of Canada to work on and am about halfway done! 
I've flipped it upside down as well since the stitches will still go the same way, but it's easier to stitch at the top of the fabric with my stand. I'm stitching 2 over 2 on 25 count ivory fabric with Jodyri Ruby Slippers. 
I hope to finish this one by July 1st this year since that's Canada's sesquicentennial celebration! (150th). I always remember that word from one of the Cat Who …