March 27, 2010

March Viva La Verve #4

Hello friends!  If you came here for the PTI blog hop project please just scroll down.  I'm sorry I didn't put a direct link...I'll be sure to do it next month.

This is my project for the Viva La Verve Week #4 (Just in case you didn't see the post title) LOL.  I knew as soon as I saw the long stripes in the sketch I wanted to stitch them in.  I decided to flip the sketch so that there was less stitching required because it can be very time intensive.  The apron pictured below is the one that I used for my inspiration on colour combo, polka dots, and flowers.

I apologize if I haven't been the best blog friend lately.  I can't believe I only had two posts last week!  This was one of those weeks that proved Life Happens!!  Monday I went to register my son at the school that my daughter has been attending for the last two years only to be told that I couldn't because we didn't reside in the catchment area and they've decided to get really strict with it since there have been a lot of school closures.  The funny thing was that it took many phone calls to countless people to find out exactly what our catchment school was.  Nobody knew because we fall in a grey zone. Our neighborhood school is a school of choice (not our choice) and it's catchment area is city wide. To make a long story short we've been busy doing our best to see that our kids can attend the same school that we have come to know and love.  (I've become known to the principals as the mom from "Smith" Street.  I wonder if that is a good thing?) Since we have yet another son to register into the school we are considering to move within that small catchment we've been house hunting, although we are going to put it off for a little while longer.  Whatever will be, will be.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you've been inspired to use some stitching.

Paper:  Bazzil White, PTI White, Whisper White, SU! dp (polka dots), Raspberry Tart dp (SU!), Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
Ink:  Rose Red
Accessories: Pink cotton floss, scallop border punch, pearls
Stamps: Fell the Sun, Celebration of Thanks (Verve)


  1. fabulous stitching!! What a great idea :) I'm too lazy to hand stitch ;) How much of the new release did you get? LOL I love all of it :)

  2. thank you sweetie for the sweet comment on my blog hope you will come back and visit again :) i just love this card!!! the stitching is great!! :)

  3. This is a stunning card with the hand stitching, colors and pearl accents. And a wonderful take on the sketch. I wish you the best of luck with the school situation, it seems a tough one to be in.

  4. Brilliant! You did that all by hand?! Amazing work!!

    Ahhhh....the house comment all makes sense when I'm not so lazy & visit =)