Monday, March 30, 2009

Pinkeeps and their use...

I've started stitching 'Agnes Delage-Calvet - Lace pinkeep' which is available from as a gift for a friend's birthday.

But, I'm a practical kind of girl and I struggle to see the use of a pinkeep for a cross stitcher. I'ts not like you can actually use one, cos you'll mess up all that beautiful finishing on the edges.

Does this type of pinkeep only have decorative use?

I'm thinking about turning it into as needle keep as I can see the use of that. What do you think?

And Yoyo, I'm still having trouble inserting links. I've tried using the 'insert link' when I add a post making sure http: etc is included, but when I preview or view my blog, the link is missing entirely. Help!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Totally Useless SAL TUSAL and Earth Hour

Well, here's my month's collection of orts in a reaaaallly big container. I've got high expectations for this SAL so I reckon I can half fill it by the end. In there is a DMC label and a needle along with DMC floss and Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibers.

It's gonna look real pretty by the time we're finished. Now don't tell anyone if I ask you to send your orts to me! We'll keep it just between the two of us...

Feel like joining in? You can find the Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long details here

you'll need to cut and paste as I'm technologically challenged when it comes to making links.

Oh, btw, we celebrated Earth Hour last night. We did so last year too, but this year we were out until 8.45pm, so we came home into a dark house. Jack, our funny Jack Russell wasn't too happy coming inside to a dark house and having to go to the laundry where he sleeps, in the dark. I really had to rattle the doggy treat jar loudly to get his attention! Nicholas had fun brushing his teeth in the dark, before heading off to bed. Personally, I'd be quite happy to spend the rest of my life going to bed at 9pm to save the planet!

I've framed one cross stitch piece already this morning, the Lizzie*Kate's Love Letters. 1 piece finished completely, only 8 more to go!

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Uh-oh, what's going on?

Hmmm, just logged on after a lengthy absence, only to find that all the blogs I have saved to watch have disappeared. Then when I relogged in, they were back again.

I'm so confused...and relieved!

I've finally got my sewing machine out and washed all my finishes- 9 in total. I finished 2 more very recently and found one I'd forgotten about (anyone else put finishes away and forget about them?) Some are going to be framed, but most are being wall hangings. The camera is away in Canberra with Steve, so I'll take some pics when he comes back.

No news to report on the reading of the book on puberty, and thankfully no questions. There has been a rather proud moment of displaying newly grown hair, much to the amusement of moi!

We are reading Twilight together (Nicholas's request), but I'm not sure how long Nicholas will stay interested in the love story, however I'm sure the vampire part will keep him enthralled.

By the way, I joined the Totally Useless SAL. Seeing as I usually stitch right down to the last inch or so, it has been quite a challenge to let go of my frugal habit, but I'm quite pleased with my effort and am looking forward to showing off my results.

Happy stitching, I'm off to read blogs!