Monday, November 14, 2005

Almost there...

Almost there... now I just have to finish that gold line forming the box, and then backstitch those little gold ball shapes above the arches... then Part 2 will be done... looking forward to that!! Boy, this is so sparkly, and I really love it. I am so glad I signed up for this online class.

I received my second Medium Treat Bag from Silkweaver today, and as they promised me, this one is certainly better than the first. This time around I got an 18" x 27" piece of Blue Dynasty Cashel linen, a 9" x 13" piece of a lavender belfast solo, a 9" x 13" piece of Honeysuckle Pink 28 ct jobelan, a 13" x 18" piece of Mint Green Cashel linen, and a 13" x 18" piece of Lavender Sparkle 32 ct opalescent lugana. :-)

I got a few other stash items in today too - some charts I ordered as gifts, so I can't show them... and the latest issue of Stitcher's World came in today. Once again, there is nothing in it "to write home about" - a Gail Bussi angel, another Urusla Michael clothesline of quilts.... and then projects I cannot even describe, they are quite unappealing to me. I receive this magazine because I received one of those drastically reduced subscription cards in the mail a few months ago, so I gave it a try - I think I paid about $6 for a year. I doubt I will be renewing this one though. Oh, and I got in the Needle Necessities #4 Kreinik braid for Ottawa Sampler and a long awaited packet of SJ Designs beads for Victoria's Sampler's Heirloom Homecoming (is that what that is called???). I think that is everything today - no surprise though - the whole Monday is good for mail thing holds true again.

"Therapy School" was pretty decent today - I took Psychopharmacology: Medication Management of Mental Health Disorders, conducted by Joseph Wegmann, PD, LCSW. I enjoyed the material immensely, and I hope to take his seminar next year that will be more focused on child and adolescent medications. However, this poor guy is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. He was totally appropriate, but still so angry about all that happened, very numb and in shock by his displacement and his loss of his client caseload (they are also displaced all around the country now). He also lost his teaching job at the local university there, as it is closed. He is so lucky to have the PESI Seminar gig right now (PESI is the company that runs these great seminars, aka "therapy school" that I attend). He must be in his 60's. Now he has no home and has to travel all the time. Nice guy - I felt bad for him.

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

13 comments:

Heather said...

They look much nicer Carol. Good luck with your stitching, I never got any done this evening. I was too tired after my ex-husband had been here all weekend :(

Zohrah said...

They certainly look much nicer. Carol. Cheerful pastel colours :)

Bea said...

Hi Caro,
your second treat bag looks better than one. I like it.
I'm looking for a fabric for The Rose of Sharon and I can't decide. I remember you chose a solos and it's yellow, I think. It's difficult...I can't find the right fabric...

AnneS said...

Your mandala is looking better every time I see it - love sparkly projects! I stitched Gifts of the Magi - Gold by The Victoria Sampler ... almost entirely in Kreinik braids - I just can't stop looking at it when it's out :) Your grab bag looks MUCH better than the last one - I bet you heaved a huge sigh of relief when you opened the packet!

bunnyhead said...

I think Silkweaver spoiled you on that replacement bag. You got great stuff!

Nicole said...

Part 2 of MTM looks great, i'm sure it's even more stunning in person!

Christine Doyle said...

The mandala looks great, Carol! Its colours are fantastic. Glad to hear the Monday rule held fast for you - I am sure the mail man goes on strike every Monday here! lol

Heather said...

Carol, which Jeanette Douglas design have you got for the SAL next year? I know it's not Northern Lights, which is the one I purchased (and still hasn't arrived 3 weeks later :( ).

KarenV said...

The mandala is coming on nicely :)

Re: Catherine Agnes SAL - when you posted your proposed SALs for next year (sometime in October, I think), you didn't mention CA so I assumed you weren't interested...

Kathy said...

Wow that is stunning,lloking forward to seeing the next step of this one.

Hugs xxxxxx

Ulla said...

Soooooooooooooooooooooosooooooooooo
wonderful.The mandala is an artwork and your embroidery so so fantastic.

Ulla in the north of Sweden

Bastet said...

Trying to play catch-up. Mermaid Heaven is just gorgeous, it seems like it's almost stitching itself at the moment. MTM is also looking lovely.

Lana said...

I was quite disappointed with this issue of Stitcher's World myself, that magazine has gone DOWNHILL! I used to love it, but now...? And! They gypped me an issue this year, and when I e-mailed them to let them know and request that they send it to me, they argued with me saying that I hadn't been subscribing then, (Although my subscription started in January!) I am not going to be renewing my subscription with them, and I may just send them a note telling them why, as I recieved my renewal notice with this issue. Your stitching looks great!
~Lana~