Monday, December 17, 2007

Hunting

You're going to thing that either: I'm crazy or love deers but I went to a special hunt: christmas lights See, on saturday morning, we went to the market to buy our christmas tree. We always buy natural trees: we love the smell (I know I could buy a pine perfume but I prefer a real one) Last year, disapointed us so this year, we wanted the perfect and we did find it for 15 Euros: not bad While Chuy was putting back the car seats in the car, I decided I was strong enough to bring the tree home (elevator, elevator ... ) So I brought the tree from the parking to the building and went towards the elevator. The tree didn't fit in the elevator And the "strong" woman had to carry the tree to the fourth floor This is our naked tree!







Chuy went to the basement to get our christmas stuffs in the storage room and we were set to decorate our perfect tree. First the lights : yes, where are the lights? Couldn't find the lights anywhere How can someone loose christmas lights ? We looked and looked again and this morning was the day of the hunt: find clear chrismtas lights in a store ! On december 17 th, you can imagine it is more mission impossible than anything else So on the hunt we went ... We visited 3 stores before we thought we got it: we bought the lights, went home, opened the box to discover those were windows lights So Chuy went to work and I went back to the store to give them back then I headed to a another store (the 4th one) and there they were: waiting for me with 30 % !!! Don't you think I have more useful stuffs to do 4 days before we leave


Taking about the trip, I start to feel nervous about the whole ordeal ... I don't know what to bring ... I'm afraid to bring too much clothes for the kids or not enough ... I think I figured out pretty well ( well, I hope) the way to go to one train station to the next one . The suitcase is not ready: I'm going to take care of that tomorrow. But the last weeks of december are always very busy : tomorrow I have to go to the christmas party at the daycare, wedenesday is busy as always and emma has a birthday party after the music class and Pierre has an appointment on thrusday after school.


I took time on sunday to check my mirabilia/ Lavender and lace charts: I chose Emma's garden and I used the same colors for the face and legs. Tell me what you think !!! I'm a little disappointed for the face's backstitching: she's doesn't have this baby face I liked on the chart picture ... ( I hope you can enlarge to see better )



I still missing one color to finish the hair. I don't want to put lavender in her hair.



I couldn't stay without stitching so I picked up an old UFO. I chose WInnie in the snow and I managed to finish 3 snow balls:


Before:


After:


I'm very happy Dieflyn, Gill and Marita answered my pay it forward. I'm already thinking of what I'm going to get you !!! It's my first pay it forward and I'm very happy you were willing to participate !!! Stitchingranny, I like this pay it forward because it doesn't have to be something you stitch: it can be stitching goodies, something from your country, bath products, and so on. The only goal is to make the other one happy !!!

14 comments:

Doris said...

fourth floor with a tree!!,auch!

i can enlarge the picture of the fairy,but,,the face is different to the chart?...i see cute face.

tkdchick said...

Both of your WIPs are great!

debijeanm said...

I just heard from ABC Stitch Therapy and my fairy is on the way to me! Just in time for winter break - waahooo! Yes, I can see there's a difference. I'm going to suggest that you bring the eyebrow backstitch down to her profile (looks like one more stich?) to give her a bit of a frown and backstitch her a bigger lower lip (make her pout). That might help get that "pouty baby" look she has in the pic you started with. Your hands and feet (LOVE those feet!) are perfect!

I would have loved to play "pay it forward" with y'all but things are so nuts here right now that I was afraid to commit. I am anxious to hear how it goes!

We usually do an artificial tree but I always by a real pine wreath so that we have the aroma. Ymmmm....

~Tammy said...

Always an adventure when shopping for a real tree. Glad you found lights at a discounted price, no less.

I love your fairy as she is. I think her face and expression are adorable.

You've made some great progress on Pooh.

Virpi said...

The fairy is adorable. The lips looks a bit different but she is beautiful! I'll wish you good luck with the packing. I hate it too to figure out how much and what clothes to take for kids. The Winnie the Pooh design is cute. I have stitched one of them and I didn't like it at all. My 2 y.o is also fan of WTP so I'm afraid I have to stitch one more to her (the previous was for my DD who is now 7).

Barbara said...

Your tree story is awfully funny! Glad you finally got what you needed!!

AngelSan said...

le front.... plus arrondi au dessus, et a l'endroit des yeux, plus creuse. La bouche n'est pas si differente.

Perso je prefere la version plus agee ;))))

c'est une tres belle fee...

Sally said...

The fairy is looking lovely and your Winnie the Pooh piece is coming along well.

Stitchingranny said...

The fairy is lovely.
I also love the Winnie one his face is so animated.

Carla said...

Subir cuatro pisos por escaleras un arbol :S ...si que eres fuerte!
Me parece que la cara del hada te ha quedado muy bien...me encanta el gesto que tiene :)
Buen avance en el diseño de WTP !

Céleste said...

recoucou , c'est bizarre j'avais mis un commentaire ce matin mais je ne le vois plus , j'ai dû mal valider :-(
Je te disais que ta Nimuë est superbe j'avais en projet de l'acheter , j'ai déjà le pêchuer aussi à commencer !!!!
Ma pauvre avec ton sapin !!!!! Bisous

Marita said...

Your fairy is lovely and I adore the WTP design.

Thank you for the pay it forward reminder. My brain has been so scattered of late I keep forgetting things.

Marie said...

pour ma part, je trouve ta fée très réussie, j'aime beaucoup !
trop mignon le winnie... et b ien de saison avec ce froid ! je suis sûre que pour le choix d'un ouvrage, Ufo ou pas, on est conditionné par rapport à la météo ou autre...
si je ne te relis pas... je te souhaite de bonnes fêtes, de bonnes vacances... tu me raconteras au retour.... profitez en bien !

sugardoll said...

Your fairy is totally adorable.

Your UFO is fantastic, I am glad you decided to pick it up. Love the colors. =)