Wednesday, September 21, 2005
A Friendly Dragon Tonight
Wisdom and I got along much better this week! Here is what I was able to do with him tonight :-)
I received my Silkweaver FOTM today... it is a really pretty one this month... lavender and pale blue with splashes of sunlight on it... reminds me a bit of SMF's Sun Dappled Glade.... it is more dramatic than in this scan, as the more dramatic parts are more towards the center of the fabric. I also received the fat quarter of Brianne's Memory belfast from the ebay seller today... yes, I think it will be just right for Fairy Dreams!!
Q. What is the most challenging specialty stitch you have ever stitched?
A. I have been thinking of this one for a while, so I figured I would ask Renee if this was a good question. For me, it really has to be dove's eyes (hardanger). Try as I may, they refuse to come out uniform for me. Drives me nuts! I understand the stitch diagrams and how to execute them, but they come out inconsistent for me....argggh. I would do more hardanger if I could better master the dove's eyes.............. well, I thought that was my answer until I saw someone else's answer - bullion stitches! I just can't do them - I panic over the idea of them, thus my restart on Catherine Agnes is delayed.... lots of bullion stitches, and I am a wimp!
Well, the Red Sox just fell out of first place tonight with a stupid loss to Tampa Bay - we had the lead all night and then.... I don't want to talk about it - no Red Sox fan wants to talk about it. We are half a game back from New York... 10 more games to try to get the lead back, and that is it! We will probably be OK, though... and if not, it is only baseball :-)
I had some down time at work, so I watched The Wedding Date on the DVD drive of my computer (bad Carol!!).... it was good :-)
Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden and Legends of the Dragons
*** Well, Hurricane Rita is a Category 5 now and barreling towards Texas! I pray for no harm to others. Here is yet another reason for the media to threaten that our gas prices 'could reach $5/gallon' by next week. Come on!! The $2.89/gal I paid today - which was a $50 fill up - is way more than enough!
Posted by Carol at Wednesday, September 21, 2005