Monday, July 29, 2013

Wooden fob key chain

I picked up The Britain No #1, Cross-Stitcher magazine and this is a cover kit that came with it.  I thought I would give it a try since it would be my first time stitching on wood.   The red felt in the background is what I used to cover the stitching on the back of the fob.   This was a fun stitch!

"The Ways of the World" by Robert Goddard

I was given the opportunity to join the Transworld Reading Challenge with the compliments of Elizabeth Masters.  I selected 3 books to read then write my review.   This is the first book review.

Very intriguing mysteries throughout the book which captivated me at every twist and turn.  The drive to find out who killed Max's father, why and what his father's occupation really was to cause secret servants and the spy networks to sabotage any of Max's attempts to find out the "truth" of what had happened.  I was interested in the methods used to solve the mysteries.   Max's perseverence to dig deeper into the relationship between his father and people involved led Max to become dangerously too close being a target of the assassin's bullet.  Ashley, Max's brother, wants Max to "let sleeping dogs lie" but he has his mother's full support to find closure of her husband's death.

This reader is anxious to be on the next installment.

I highly recommend this book to those who are interested in reading about mysteries and the intricacy of spy networks!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Black Angry Bird

I stitched this black angry bird motif to put onto my grandson's bath towel.   He is into "angry bird" so I have been collecting angry bird items and made a treasure hunt game with him  so whenever I visit, I bring a wrapped gift, 10 card stocks with instructions on the back with clues to find the gift at the end of the hunt.  He is thrilled with the game as he never knows what is at the end of the hunt.   I decided to stitch this motif and stitched onto the bath towel.  Other gifts consists of "angry bird" play-doh, angry bird books, candies in the shape of angry birds, angry bird board games, stuffed angry bird for backpack,  a wrist band with a motif on it, etc.    Soon I will have to change "theme" as he gets older.   LOL

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I decided to take a break from my big stitching project so I thought it would be time to work on some of my Halloween small projects.   I just finished "Boo" by Lilybet Designs.   It is stitch on 28ct evenweave with DMC and Glow in the Dark threads.