mylene

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Max is here....& February block is finish!

The owner went to visit one of his children on the mainland for a couple of days so he dropped Max here at midday yesterday. He's so excited and wouldn't sit down so i took him for a walk at the dyke, see how misty here. We cannot see anything at all, but i know Max enjoys his walks here. He misses it perhaps as they live in town so there's not much open areas for a walk. I know the owner take him to the beach if he has the time on weekends though.(you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want).
I finished stitching the February serie and also done the hemstitching for both, so they are now ready to finish into a needleroll. I don't have fiber fill anymore so have to wait till i get some. I would like to ask a favour...if anyone can help me with DMC threads. I am nearly done with the PS design but i ran out of the green one so i will get that one here tomorrow, it cost 1.65 dollar a thread. I've read on one of the yahoo group this week that one(in the U.S) has bought some DMC which has cost .10cts at Hobby Lobby. Why oh why is soooooo expensive over here!!! If anyone willing to help me out, please send me a note: mboekel@yahoo.com hope we can arrange something for the payment.

The football game was cancelled yesterday so Chris was really unhappy. They haven't played this year at all because of the weather!!!
This afternoon i decided to take them to the cinema, there where only two films, either Alvin and the chipmunks or the Dolphins and Wales in 3D. Only one cinema here on the island so there's not much to choose. Chris wanted "Alvin..." and Grace prefer to stay home as she will go to a Valentine film on friday with her friends so just only me and Chris. It was Fun!
Well, better take Max for his last round although still 10:30pm as i am a bit afraid when it's too late.
Thank you all for visiting my blog especially to those who take the time to leave me a comment. I do appreciate them so much.

31 comments:

Debra said...

Have fun with Max. Good that you and Chris got to spend sometime together. Your needlerolls are beautiful. DMC right now is $.38 a skien, sometimes it goes one sale, but not right now-where I get it anyway.

Annie said...

Nice to have your houseguest back for a while. And those pieces will make lovely needlerolls.

If we weren't buried under 2 feet of snow and expecting more on Tuesday, I'd volunteer to get you some floss. It's .35 - .38 cents here with occasional sales, but not often anymore. That's much better than your price though. When we have a thaw and you still need a 'floss mom', I'll be happy to oblige!

mainely stitching said...

Which DMC do you need? There is no LNS near me, but there is a little "this and that" shop that has DMC and I'd be happy to check if they have it and if they do, I'll send it along. Email with the color number, and I'll check tomorrow.

Jackie said...

nice to see Max back and me too, love that misty walk if there is one here....wish there is !!

Vinniey said...

I am willing to help you for the DMC if the postage is not so expensive. It's 38 cents here. Hope you can get the cheaper price soon.

Jackie said...

DMC is 0.37 here but I hear it may go on sale in the next month 4/$1 but that it goes really fast.

Max looks like a huge dog!

Kay said...

I love the February needle roll it looks like it was a quick and easy finish. I like those the best! Just like the other ladies here have mentioned DMC is .38 here. I am not sure if you have ordered any online but I always buy my DMC from the online store 123stitch.com they sell it for .44 each and they have never let me down before!

Betty said...

Email the color # you need, Mylene, as I may already have a spare that I can post out to you this week if you're only in need of a single skein.

mollycaff said...

Beautiful stitching. Max looks like he's having a great time! I get my DMC from Ebay and it works out at 29p per skein, probably not as cheap as in the US but if you're ever stuck let me know.

stitchinfiend said...

Max looks like he is enjoying himself. Love your February finish.

Katri said...

Oh, Max is such a handsome dog! :-) I'm sure you all will have a nice time!

The needlerolls are lovely, I especially like the February one, it has my favourite colours!

Christine said...

Lovely needlerolls! DMC and Anchor are expensive here too :(
My word verification for this post is grumbl, seems appropriate!
Have fun with Max

Annette said...

Have fun with max...
You needleroll looks great.
Hope you haave dry weather for taking long walks with Max..

The Pegster said...

wow, he is a big dog, isn't he! And indeed very misty. We've had a very grey day here in SE England.

Carolyn NC said...

Max is so beautiful! Nice stitching finishes!

Meari said...

Your needlerolls look great. Where I'm at, floss is usually 38c/skein and a little less on sale.

If you're interested, I have my excess floss stash on my FS blog.

Edit said...

Have a nice time with Max :)

Your stitchings look pretty, looking forward to see them finished of.

Yeah, the eternal question of threads, why is it so expensive here...

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful stitching. Glad you having fun with Max. Nice to have a bit of one to one time with your children.

Elaine said...

Love your needlerolls. Sorry DMC is really expensive here too.

Julie said...

Enjoy your time with Max, he is a lovely dog.

Nice that you and Chris has some mum/son time together.

Beautiful needleroll finishes, DMC is really expensive for us in the UK too.

Barb said...

Nice that Max has a second home he can go to when his owner has to leave. Sounds like he gets spoiled. The needlerolls are so pretty.

Karan said...

Max always looks so happy when he's visiting. Two beautiful finishes Mylene. Hope someone in the US can help you with the thread - if not let me know which number you need & I'll have a look in my stash for you. :0)
Glad you had fun at the cinema with Chris. I miss not being able to see the kids films now my DS is grown up.

Irene said...

The needlerolls are very nice. I can only get DMC at Michael's here at .49, sometimes they have a 20-25% off that is when I stock up. If I can help let me know.

Shari said...

so happy you have Max visiting again! I know you enjoy having him stay with you!!
Your needle rolls are awesome!!!! You are such a great stitcher! Keep it up!!!!

Siobhan said...

Lovely needle rolls, Mylene! Enjoy your time with Max! :)

Maureen said...

Love these needlerolls you are doing - can't wait to see the rest of the year.

Brigitte said...

Looking forward to seeing your new needlerolls finished.
It's really a pain with the price for stitching floss over here. I have to pay as much as you do in the Netherlands. I have already ordered from shops in the UK where it's somewhat cheaper than here.

Suzanne said...

You must be very pleased to have Max with you. I love your needle rolls.

I can sympathise with you on the cost of the DMC. My LNS sells them for $1.40AU, but every now and then I can get them for 50c on eBay. I usually stock up when they are on sale. I know a lot of people have offered to send some thread, but if you are stuck, let me know the colour and I will check my spare threads and see if I have it.

Lillie said...

Very pretty design and am sure the needleroll will turned out beautifully.

Glad to know you got your thread problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Your finish looks great. Can't wait to see it made into a needleroll.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Barbara said...

Your needlerolls are so pretty, Mylene. Let me know what colors DMC you need and I'll check my spares to see if I can help you out. The person who bought the DMC for 10 cents each, got it from Wal-Mart when they cleared out all their DMC (no longer sell it). I order my DMC from 123 Stitch online. Have a great weekend.
Barb in TX