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September 2, 2007

Took the picture of the bonsai this morning, so it’s up to date –

bonsai1.jpg bonsai2.jpg

Here is nearly 3 boxes of neatly wound thread –


And two bags of pearle cotton –


Stitch 2 – buttonhole stitch. I’ve done this stitch often in my life, used it for various things. I learned all kinds of different ways to do the buttonhole stitch from TAST.



and also the Lazy Daisy stitch, which could be a lot of fun in an existing stitchery. With beads.

Back to my threads and fabrics!

Catching Up

August 29, 2007

geraniums.jpgThe September 2007 issue is finished. It’s online and at Tammy’s being burned. It’ll be mailed out soon. So, this leaves me with a few weeks to play! My plan is to finish painting the trim and paint the front door. Make some curtains for the kitchen. I have some gifty projects underway I can’t talk about it.


My first embroidery stitch – Herringbone. Plain and stacked. I just finished Stitch #2 and #3, pictures soon. I like doing these embroidery stitch’s… I’m sure they will show up in my designs somewhere, somehow.

My bonsai tunic is coming along beautifully, I’m so thrilled with it. bonsai.jpg

This was a few days ago, now it’s about 10″ long, and I’m beginning the ribbing. fabric1.jpg

The really fun fabric I received the other day. Love playing with this… You’ll see some projects made with these fabrics in the December 2007 issue. More on it later.

Off to resume playing…

The Thread Bag

August 18, 2007

geraniums.jpgI knew, when I do decided to do the Take a Stitch Tuesday, I’d need my thread. When we moved, I had it all in one bag, horribly arranged, and I put it in the attic. Out of sight, out of mind.

So, today I ventured into the attic, and brought it down.

You know how it is when you haven’t seen something you have for a long time? You kind of forget about a lot of it. What you have, the colors, the FUN! Look at this and tell me it’s not fun!


I found a few skeins of hand dyed thread I’d been hanging onto forever…


and these lovely sweater clasps… oh, and yes, some Dayquil. You never know when you might need it!


Now, I wonder if I have any even count fabric? hmmm….

I’ll do it when I have time…

August 17, 2007

geraniums.jpgI notice that I say that a lot. Mostly about things I’d like to do. I get my work done, I get some extra curricular things done, some housework done and I try to keep up my end of the chore list. But there is a List hanging around here labeled: I’ll Do This When I Have Time

The List is in my head, and some of the things I forget. But every now and then I come upon something I Really want to do and I don’t forget.

This week, 2 things like that happened. The first is some SEO and Marketing classes that have been recommended to me for a long by various people.  And they are free, it’s not like I had to save up the money! so, I’m signed up for them, the first Lesson was emailed to me today. I have some work to do!

The second thing actually happened last week – I found this blog and her Take A Stitch Tuesdays and immediately wanted to join in and catch up. Never mind that it started on Jan 1, 2007 and has a new stitch every week. I can catch up, really I can! yeah, maybe not.

But, I am going to start with Jan 1 and work my way up. I noticed the stitches get more complicated as you go down the list of stitches/weeks.

Here’s Week 1  when I get my stitches done, I’ll take a picture and post it.

Some time ago, I decided to make all the socks in a sock book I have. I’m still knitting socks, but sometimes life interrupts.  And after moving, I have to find the book. We don’t have any bookshelves here but we have lots and lots of books. Getting bookshelves was not high on the list, so the books are stored here and there in closets and out of the way corners.

It’s nice to realize that the moment ‘when I have time’ is never going to come. Let’s enjoy life Now, and not wait for it to happen to us.