Monday, October 25, 2004

I found fellow crazys

This past saturday I was able to get together with about 20 ladies from across North Carolina who cross stitch. we are all members of a Yahoo group, and we are going on a retreat to Pigeon Forge, TN in November. We ate and sitched and traded stash. We range in age from 29 to 60+ so I was not the youngest A good time was had by all.

Yesterday I put together my Halloween costume . I have an old bridesmaid dress that is a perfect forest which I tack sewed fall foilage, fake butterflies and birds. Viola Mother Nature! It turned out beter than I had feared.

Ok, hunger is driving me to finish this post

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Sorry it's been a while

Well I swear I wrote a nice long post yesterday about cross stitching and went to post the screen went blank and lost everything.

So Ill sum up .....I have left the big projects to do little ones....halloween freebie...a christmas ornament for an exchange.....and my initials on a pencil bag (first time using waste canvas).

I still have that January Flip it Block that was my travel project. Remember the rant I had about color conversion from Weeks dye Works to DMC ....well the January one is really bad... worse than I thought. I have had to switch every suggested color.. And my problem is that I try the suggested color and it looks OK than I continue and I am not sure but then I tell myself it will look fine in the end.....then as it bumps up against another color and washes it out I know I will have to frog it all and start again.

I just recieved the october and november flip its, i might try nov or stay with my plan and do feb. so Ill have it done by then.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Question of the week 10/13 and 10/25

You've just been given a $100 gift certificate to buy anything cross stitch or needlework related - what would you spend it on right now?

I would buy this lamp

and this frame and stand

of course they are both over $100

What are you working on now?
Silly question read my posts...I just finished the halloween freebie...and am finishing the January Flip it blocks.

Back to the real world...ugh

We had a great time in Charleston, but no cross stitch store sigh, only a stuffy needlepoint store. (sorry if that offends you but really.....those canvases are sooooo expensive). We bought one big item, a print of a live oak over a sunset in the marsh, it was already framed. I debated for about 15 minutes but then I realized...... You know when you were younger and on those vacations you took with your family you saw these adults buying the really pretty expensive stuff and all you could afford was the cheap plastic or stupid souvenirs. In other words your taste was well ahead of your $$. .......Well I loved it I had the money and I spent it!! Ha! It felt very good.

Anyway we arrived Sunday night. Walked the city on Monday, and went to the Yorktown (aircraft carrier) on Tuesday and visited with a friend of my husbands family on the Isle of Palms that afternoon. Beautiful beaches there. Drove home last night arriving at midnight. (4 hour drive) Good scouting visit.

Cross stitch update to come tomorrow.

Friday, October 08, 2004

thank god its Fall Break

So that stats test is over!!! I know you want to know how I did, but you will have to wait till Thursday.
Ian and I are ging to Charleston, SC for Fall Break. This Mon and Tues...He has never been there ans I have only been once with my family (97?). I remember this cute little x stitch shop right by Bay st. I hope it is still there. Haven't been on vacation anywhere new in a long time. Make that a very long time...four years!

Got all my samples for my thesis sent out today...I hope the results are decent. Now I just have to do a but more processing and then I can start writing my thesis (I hope to have a proposal done by January)

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Stitchers Question of the week

Thread organization: plastic bobbins, yes or no? How do you organize your threads?

I have done the bobbin thing, I have done the Floss away bag thing.....The way to go is the Stitch bow system by DMC. Trust me. I still have some (3 boxes worth!) bobbins that I inherited, and am trying to use up. The conversion from floss away to stitch bow was easy and with the bows in a binder it makes it easy to store (less space) and easy to find what I need...and no winding either.

p.s. don't buy the stitchbow binder it is a waste of $ can use any D ring binder from a office supply store. The travel bag is a good investment, I like it.

And last weeks:
Would you or have you designed your own cross stitch design? If you have can we see it?

Yes,I did one in college, I painstakingly converted my sorority (PKX....local and now disbanded) shield into a cross stitch. By way of graph paper before software existed for this stuff. I stitched and framed it and gave it to my little sister to pass down my family tree. I left a note on the back saying that it was to be returned to me if the tree ever ended, well after the sorority disbanded...I asked where it was and it seemingly got lost. If anyone in PA sees a purple and white shield for the PKX (Rho Kappa Chi) sorority hanging on someones have my permission to steal it and contact me. I will compensate you well, mu hahaha.

I think I have the ratty piece of graph paper around here somewhere......If I ever find it AND If i ever get a scanner ....then you can see it

"Just a Geek" Rules

I was in the book store the other day and picked up Wil's book "Just A Geek" . When I saw the price I thought I'll wait til christmas or when it is out in paperback..... but after reading the first 3rd of the book in the store, and embarassing myself by laughing out loud numerous times, I coughed up the dough. I finished it within 48 hours, breaking to sleep and go to school, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wondered what happened to Wil, or has ever felt lost in their life.

I have recieved a few calls *hi mom* that comments could only be posted if you were a member of blogger. Well I figured how to open it up to everyone....but if I start getting spammed its all over. So be judicious as to who you send this blog to and what you say when you comment.

Now back to statistics....

Monday, October 04, 2004

Dum dum da dum

I know its been a while. but I am still alive and kicking. Studying for the big stats midterm on thurs. and trying to process samples by friday.

The big italian wedding (you know the one I had the framing done for ) was this past Sat. I have never seen such a nervous bride....or one that was so happy after it was done. She made me cry she was smiling so big walking back up the asile. I LOVE weddings right, and I love to take pictures of said weddings. (I think i was a wedding planner in a pervious life). I couldn't find my camera and Ian had his with a brand new roll of film. I always sit on the aisle for the bride coming down and the couple going back shots. Well I was in charge of the guest book (I have not heard of this but OK) so I had to wait till 5 min before the wedding to enter the sanctuary. By this time Ian had been bumped to the out side of the pew. AGGH. then to top it off, his battery dies in the middle of the ceremony. I got a new battery by the time the reception occured but was totally irritated and snappy. but a few drinks and good pictures later I was much better. The prime rib was a bit over done and the cake was not the best but over all I think it was a 8.5 wedding. (mine has to be the best and is where I gauge all weddings since).