Monday, July 14, 2008

Before I go....

Quaker square
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I am about to leave on a 2 week family vacation. I am bringing a bit of stitching, (blackbird sampler, and a christmas ornament or two) but not being too optimistic about it.. Before I go, I thought you would like to see the framing I picked up last week.

Here is Quaker Diamond, Hillside samplings. And Rose Hearts by Just Nan.

I will not be posting alot in the coming few, but I will be twittering a bit.

Rose Hearts
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

And now for something completely different....

ST:TNG Poster
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I am a Star Trek fan. More of a trekker than a trekkie, but here you can judge for yourself: I started watching the original series in syndication in the late 80's. I looked forward to the New Generation in the 90's every week. I like Voyager, do not like DS9, and am still unsure of that Enterprise show (I catch it only occasionally, and have serious trouble with Sam Beckett as the captain). I have been to exactly 2 conventions in my life (one in Pgh, PA and one in Tulsa, OK). But that is mainly because they just don't come to the east coast that much anymore. And I don't dress up (OK ok once I was Spock for halloween).

At this point you may be wondering why I am rambling on like this...well because 15 hours ago I was informed (by Wil Wheaton , of course) that after 11 years Star Trek: the Experience in Las Vegas will be closing in 6 weeks. And I have been racking my brain on how to get out there before Sept 1st, with my husband (also a fan), but without my 1 year old, before school starts, with both a 2 week vacation/reunion in NH (that has been planned for years), and a bridal shower (which involves a 1 week trip to PA) to attend before then.

I had only heard of The Experience a couple of years ago, and I naively asumed it would exist till I saw it. I have been going thru the 5 stages of grief repeatedly. Denial: How can they close it if i haven't been there yet? Anger: Why didn't anyone tell me sooner? I could of gone in June, I had plenty of time last month! Bargaining: Why can't they keep it open for another few months? Can I go to Vegas and return in one day? Depression: Ian's vacation time is all used up. No one has the time to watch the baby for us. And finally Acceptance: It was just a show, and just a ride, maybe someday the opportunity will appear again.

The above photo is a poster I bought in 1999 at the convention in Tulsa. Marina Sirtis is the only signature I have so far, but I thought I lost it years ago in our moves...Ian found it last week in the garage. Micheal Dorn and Brent Spiner will be in Vegas for a convention in August. Coincidences? I think not.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

WIP blackbird sampler

WIP blackbird sampler
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I have begun Blackbird sampler by Blackbird Designs (not to be confused with the freebie of the same name). But I am having some design issues. The first one I fixed already, I started it on 28 ct over 2 but it was coming out way to big for my taste, so now it is over one. But then the name. I think BK Adams name is there because she wrote the phrase, and there is no alphabet included with the chart to personalize it myself. So should I... A) shrink the box and leave out the last line, or B) chart out my own name and year? The other problem is sorta with the phrase myself. I like the idea of it, but in reality blackbird is not a symbol of creativity. (or not that i can find on the internets.) But a bowerbird is. I haven't charted it out yet but should I C) change it to bowerbird, or D) leave it as is cause it would mess up the balance?

Any opinions?