Sunday, June 03, 2007

St Basil's Cathedral again!

St Basil's Cathedral from Dimples Designs!

Thank you everyone for the nice comments on my Spring Sampler! I appreciate them so much!

If you want to see something cool, go over to Becky's blog. She used one part of another one of the Spring Samplers and made a ruler pocket. Very creative!

This week has been another busy one. With the kids home I have been trying to do some fun things with them. So we have been to the wading pool, the Children's museum and the girls like to go to the gym and play. I started them up with the summer reading program too.

I don't know if I have mentioned it here but we are finishing our basement too. We have a company that's doing it for us but but it's still a lot of work. Friday I picked up tile, carpet, cabinets etc. I still have to pick out door knobs, faucets, light fixtures and pick up paint samples to have at home. If I have enough energy I will bite the bullet and do that tomorrow.

The whole basement should be finished in another 5 weeks or so, at least that's what I'm hoping.

My youngest DD is scared to death of the noise in the basement so it's not fun dealing with that. She's convinced that there's bears down there. Hopefully it will go over soon when we are done.

I haven't stitched for 3 days now, it just haven't worked out. Thursday I went out with the girls, Friday we had the parent - boys soccer game that wasn't over until 7.30 pm so we were all starving afterwards so we stopped at Applebee's. When we got home I was just to tired to stitch. Yesterday I was planning to stitch after our graduation party but DH had done some extra wiring in the basement that day and somehow the outlet for my Ott light didn't work so I just watched/slept through Lucky Number Slevin instead.

Hopefully I will get some stitching in today! I miss it! I did get quite a bit done on St Basil's earlier in the week so here's an update picture.

Julie - yes, PS released a winter, autumn and summer samplers leaflet too. I picked them up when they were released so I have all of them in my stash. I just love all of them, they are my favorite PS designs.

Marika- I'm from Sweden originally. My DH and I moved to north America in the early 1990's so we have been here for a while. I grew up in Stromstad just of the Oslo fjord and in Goteborg on the west coast of Sweden. We still go back for the summer every other year so we can visit with family. Isn't the yarn stores in Norway impressive, I used to knit gjenser, my best bud in Montreal was Norwegian. They are almost to hot here though so I haven't done one in almost 10 years.

I'm keeping an eye on those trees. DH put down a lot of mulch around them and they are surrounded by some flowers. How awful that you neighbor took down your trees. Unfortunatly I have heard others say that their neighbors took down things that they didn't like in their yards.

Thank you all for visiting!


Carol said...

How beautiuful!!! I hope your DD gets over her fears soon!

Itching To Stitch said...

St. Basil's is incredible ;)

BeckySC said...

That's looking amazing so far! WOW!!

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Adana said...

OH MY, that is just beautiful. I have a lot of valuable old Russian war and airline pins that I've wanted to do something with for ages and I've had a chart of St Basils that I'd like to stitch and then attach the pins to it and put it in a shadowbox. I'm going to enjoy watching this one take shape.

Barbara said...

I never get much stitching done during the school breaks. Actually, if I get any done, I consider it a minor miracle. ;) You've done an amazing job with St. Basil's. WOW!!

Lavender Rose said...

Kajsa, This St. Basil's is just beautiful! I love the way it's designed and your stitching is wonderful! Can't wait to see it develop under your needle...

Lavender Rose said...

"Bears in the Basement," would make a darling children's story to create for your sweet daughter. It might help her process the loud noices she is a bit afraid of and that startle her right now.

You could get a large pad of paper and draw out pictures with and for her telling a funny story that ends in a funny way. I studied and practiced art therapy once upon a time in my earlier life...children really respond to this kind of art expression.

Sharon said...

St. Basils is progressing very well. It's a lovely project.

monique said...

Yay on getting your basement done! It will be well worth living with the bears down there for a few weeks :) LOL!