Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
1) I am old enough to remember seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, but not Elvis Presley.
2) I love children's books, particularly the Betsy-Tacy series. I've collected almost all of my childhood favorites. Thank goodness for online book search services.
3) I met my husband through a dating service (not an online one). Our 12th anniversary is next week!
4) I work with tutors in an English as a Second Language program.
5) When I was in 6th grade I won a watermelon-eating contest at the class field day. Can you understand why I've disliked it ever since?
6) I am something of an Anglophile - I've been fascinated by all things British since I read a biography of Queen Elizabeth I when I was a child. I've made three trips to England so far in my life, and hope to make many more. My favorite place is called Shrewsbury, where the Brother Cadfael mysteries are set (I love British mysteries too).
7) The only celebrity I ever met was Teddy Kennedy, when I was ten (at an airport). I washed my hands and saved the water in a jar. When I went to college my mother found the empty jar in my closet (the water had evaporated). I haven't kept the jar.
Now it's my turn to tag others. If you have been tagged already or are too busy don't worry about responding. I had fun just thinking of you!
Carol of Linen Stitcher
Karen of Little Cat Blogs
Katrina of The Needle's Promise
Mindi of What's Up with Wyora
Ranae of The Needle & I
Sally of Stitchyangel's Treasures
Vonna of The Twisted Stitcher
Now I better get back to stitching so I will have a picture to post soon!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I used Katrina's suggestion and found the little flower button on the back of my camera, so was able to do this closeup of my finish of Blessed Be. I think it looks a little better than earlier pictures. Thank you Katrina! Now all I need to do is to tackle finishing it. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Kathy and Mindi, your input on soaking floss is much appreciated - I think you both make a lot of sense and I will go with being careful and not soaking the floss beforehand. The colors for Hope Perches are very pretty and I wouldn't want to lose any of their vividness. I'll just make sure not to drink my coffee anywhere near my stitching!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
I don't know what I am doing wrong with the photos I'm taking or the images when I scan. They don't seem nearly as clear as other pictures I see on blogs. So if anyone has any tips on what they do to make their photos look good, I am all ears. Maybe it's a blogger thing rather than my photos. I use the medium picture setting. The image always goes to the top of the page and I have to drag it into place. Is it just me or is blogger not for the faint of heart?
Saturday, October 6, 2007
I appreciate all the encouraging comments on WTIL. I like the philosophy of considering the mistakes to have put my own personal stamp on the piece. I have never finished anything so have to think about what to do with it. This was supposed to be a gift for my son's first grade teacher, who is a breast cancer survivor, but he's well into second grade now. Like I said, I am a slooowwwww stitcher!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Next I have an Autumn freebie by Plum Pudding Needleart - I can't find a link to it anywhere now. I just started the border so there's nothing really to show yet. And I am preparing to begin The Sampler Girl's Hope Perches very soon. Getting the letters right is very daunting, but I'm going to give it a try.
Thanks again, Vonna, for helping me finish this project!