Friday, August 31, 2007


I had to start the flowers last night. I have done most of the big part of blues in the little boy's outfit. I am working on the flower garland that will go until the bottom of the design.

I don't have much to say today ... I live in the dark because the painters closed my shutters this morning. I hate that ... especially when the weather is so nice after the rainy summer we got!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Good progress on the boy !

Last night I stitched the little boy's back. I think I made good progress. I'm trying to stitch color by color in order to have the feeling I'm progressing fast. I made copies of my chart at my mom's (I'm saving ink ) This afternoon, I'm thinking about stitching as I feel rather sleepy and don't have enough energy to clean !!! The painters are cleaning the building walls with a Karcher so they are making a lot of noise (which it's bad because I have the kind of headache I have when I lack sleep...) Tomorrow afternoon, they are going to cut off the water which make me worry: we always had problem when they cut off the water in the building ...

If you checked the ticker, you saw Chuy's family is going to arrive in 15 days for their 2 days visit It would be nice if they will stay more than 2 days but honestly I don't feel excited ... I feel they come for a visit like if we live close to each other ... I'm very dispointed for Chuy who gets depressed sometimes ...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Need backstitching ...

I keep working on the little girl's dress but without the backstitching, it looks strange. I don't complain too much as I don't have to change the colors all the time on her dress. I plan to do the backstitch this afternoon as my mom has invited us for lunch. Kids don't have school on wednesdays. I always get bored over there so I'll bring my angels and see if I can stitch a lot during Esteban's nap.

Talking about Steb: will you believe that boy pooped in his pajama's and some went on emma's bed I showered him right away and changed Emma's bed .

I am planning on buying a new kit from Vervaco. I got a discount from a mail order company. I want to stitch it for our brazilian friend who is going to have a baby girl in october !!! If someone has the chart and want to sell it to me (as I am planning on changing the fabric like always
) I will be happy to buy it !!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Second day!

Yes, the tittle is weird ... The truth is I didn't know what to write ... So it is the second day of back to school. Pierre got a new friend: that's the good news! The bad news is that there are 30 in his classroom I think it is going to be hard for him to study this year ... I'll try to help him but when I work I don't have time and they do their homeworks at school. When you know it is a Montessori kind of school ... I think we are far away from Maria Montessori's pedagogy with 30 students in one classroom...

Emma was very happy to have homeworks yesterday She had to learn 5 words and of course, she already knew them ... She's a truly amazing learner who is lucky to have a huge memory . We knew she was going to be very smart when she started repetiting words at 9 months old!

Esteban didn't want to pee at the day care ! ALL DAY ! They had a put a diaper during nap time ... which of course was huge when he woke up ... And he still doesn't want to talk to them This morning, you had to have a great ear to hear him say hi ... One caregiver told him it is normal and to give him time ...

Marita, I didn't stitch yesterday afternoon: I went to the supermarket to buy ink for my printer. I need to copy the left part of the chart and was out of color ink. Ink is soooooooooo expensive I think I read somewhere for the price of one liter of ink, you could buy a big diamond ... But I bought it (the ink, not the diamond ) I stopped by H & M where I found a pair of pants for Steb. While I was waiting for my turn to pay, I heard a girl saying behind me: " now, I eat either at lunch time or in the evening ..." That kind of comments made me think she is close to anorexia. But who could blame young girls to want to be thin as in H & M, you find mainly XS or S sizes ...

Last night, I made some progress in the pink bow. I am not sure you'll see the progress as the colors are so pale in comparison of what I see. You always need to imagine the original darker than it is. I hope to stitch more tonight. It is already 2.39 pm. Should I stitch or clean before I pick up Steb at 3.30 ? Yes, I'll clean up

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back to school !

We woke up at 7.30 this morning and succeeded to arrive 5 minutes late for the first day of school I know I should be ashamed Esteban is now going back to daycare full time. This morning he wanted to pee but didn't do anything in the little cute toilets they have over there! And when we arrived, they were going outside to play so I think he may have peed in his pants ... We'll see this afternoon if he did good or not ...

Last night, Pierre cried because he didn't want to go back to school... School has always been difficult for him ... He was happy not going to school when he was sick On the other hand, Emma was thrilled: she has new pens, pencils and markers and a new SCHOOL BAG! I even surprised her with some scented pens Emma is sooo sweet, she deserved it ! Well, time to get them for lunch !!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wanna see my progress?

I didn't post yesterday because my progress was invisible, except for me of course ... I had stitched though but with all the different half cross stitches, it seemed I had made no progress at all. So depressing ... We agreed with Chuy that I won't be able to finish it by september 14 th and that we'll mail it to Lourdes later. Yesterday, I stitched during Esteban's nap AND at night which is something I hadn't done in days. So here is the progress. I have to work down the pattern because I'm out of color ink and can't make a working copy of the left part of the chart. I try to color the part I'm stitching to not get too lost but I still get lost as i don't color regularly ... Then I don't know where I am in the chart as there are so many symbols that look similar ... Remind me to stay away from Dimensions charts for a while Thanks ! As I keep stitching on the angels, my mind wanders thinking at what I could be stitching I'm actually dreaming of a Lanarte or whatever is fun and easy to stitch. I could start something else but I'm too afraid that if I start something new, I'll give up on the angels. If it was not a gift, I may have already started something else ... I see many stitchers having 2 or 3 projects at the same time and I used to be one of those. And I used to not finished them. Now, I don't trust myself: if I stop a project, I know I may not go back on it ...

Today is the last day of vacations! Pierre and Emma go back to school tomorrow and Esteban will return full time to the daycare. I, I will wait for a call for a job. We'll see when teachers will start to get sick or going on maternity leave. I don't like the wait as I always worry they won't call me for whatever reason. We do need two paychecks to be okay. Most french kids go to school 5 days a week: monday, tuesday, thrusday and friday all day and saturday morning. (they will go back to school on september 4 th) My kids don't go on saturday so they enter school on monday and will have less vacations during the school year. Wednesdays are for activities like sports, music, ... Emma will go back to violin, music and drawing classes while Pierre, who first said he will play soccer, will do NOTHING! he will go to speech therapy every wednesday at 9.30.

Have a good sunday !!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Wanna see some fabrics?

This is a link to my webshot album. I haven't succeeded to have it here directly this time ...

My fabric's slideshow

Well, to see my fabrics slideshow, you can also go here : july 15 th . It is sooooooooo weird: it couldn't appear directly here but it now does appear in the place of my previous slideshow ...

And here is a picture of my personal assistant who insisted to be on at least ONE picture !!!

I tried with Rock you and it didn't work either ... Is it me or blogspot?

Rock you's link:

The colour of my blog

I answered this little survey to see what color my blog should be:

Well, I don't think so for the color of the blog but the message below is pretty what I think I am

Your Blog Should Be Yellow
You're a cheerful, upbeat blogger who tends to make everyone laugh.You are a great storyteller, and the first to post the latest funny link.You're also friendly and welcoming to everyone who comments on your blog.
What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?


I found my mistake last night! Remember me to not stitch while watching Cold Case I feel better because it is in the shading area between the 2 angels. Now I am wondering if it is not too dark that purple over there ... Oh and I am now wondering if I realy had a mistake in the pink area ... I'll find out later. I was happy last night to find what was my mistake and to not have to frog a lot