Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Magic of Threes

Three is the magic number today! (This reminds me of great play therapy training class I took last year - lots of neat tools in that one, including children's propensity to remember things in threes - you know, the three little pigs, the genie's three wishes, three blind mice, and so on... but, I digress!). I have three corners finished now on Medieval Town Mandala! It took me all day... but three down, one to go!

Another three! Ryan Newman, my very, very, very, very favorite NASCAR driver, came in third in a very close finish in the Daytona 500 today - this is a career high for him, and an amazingly great start to his season (at last) this year! He is now tied for second in points (he had bonus points for leading laps that the second place finisher, Casey Mears, did not earn). And.... with much controversy surrounding the winner and possible cheating by his team, there is some degree of chance that he will be docked points, leaving Ryan and Casey both tied for first place - if NASCAR makes that decision later this week... If they don't, no worries! Ryan is only 15 little points out of first place in the Nextel Cup Chase right now! Woo Hoo!

I joined a new stitching group today, Wiehenburg Samplers, thanks to Bine... I wanted to stitch that pretty quaker sampler she is stitching (and is shown as the cover pic in the group I just joined), but that group is closed. I found out in the group I can order the chart when it gets published though. And, even better, I have pre-registered in the group for Martina Dey's next Quaker Mystery Sampler! This is worth looking into - very pretty!!

Sigh, I see that Passione Ricamo has put a teaser up on her site of her next to be released design, The Night.... I can already tell I will want to do this one too!!



Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

21 comments:

karensff said...

Medievil Town Madala looks fantastic. The hard work you are putting into it is really paying off. I saw you finished CW. Congrats! She looks fantastic, especially on the fabric you chose.

Heather said...

MTM is looking great. By the time I check your blog later in the week, I know it will be finished :)
I have resent the email with my address, fingers crossed it arrives this time.

cathymk said...

Carol, I see you have finished Celtic Winter - Huge Congratulations!!! You have done a fantastic job on her, she looks marvelous (much nicer than the model photo).

MTM is looking fantastic - won't be too long before you have finished this section too.

Jenn said...

Getting close now on MTM. I know you'll have the last corner finished in no time.

Which kitty is that sitting on the computer equipment? Trying to keep warm on these cold days. Smart kitty. :)

Nicole said...

Celtic Winter looks amazing, congratulations on the finish! And MTM is really coming along, what a large installment this month, but definitely not too much for you!

Barbara said...

Just checking in to say hello and see what you've been up to. MTM looks fabulous.

Can't wait to resume normal contact. sigh

Julie said...

MTM is looking wonderful. I love the colors! I do have to say I had a wonderful laugh at where your kitty had decided to perch. I guess it must be warm in there. Which kitty is he/she?

Blessings,
Julie

zoeandcooper said...

You can see the light on your MTM for this month now. I am amazed at how much stitching there was for this month on that one.

Great start to your house round robin. It is such a cute house. Where did you get the pattern?

Jenn said...

AUGH!!!! Cable mess!!! Kill it kill it! {giggles} (seriouslly, cable tangles drive me crazy, other people think I'm ocd or soemthing plotting out exactly how my cables are going to run and tying them up together)

MTM is looking absolutely beautiful!

~Harsha~ said...

that is looking gorgeous!!

ps : I sent you and EZ message.. did you get it?

BeckySC said...

MTM is looking great, Carol!

I love your choice of house for the Neighborhood RR! It will look wonderful,

bunnyhead said...

OMG, look at that cat! lol

Vash said...

Love your pussy cat. Is she small-sized or do you just have one enormous monitor?

Judith said...

MTM looks great Carol. It will be finished very soon.

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Gosh MTM is looking great! i bet the colours are just amazing in real life (well you know, they look amazing on the screen ... but ever MORE amazing in real life ;)).

Congratulations on finishing Celtic Winter!!! She looks fabulous :)

Thanks for your help with Photobucket - that is exactly what I needed to know :)

Jenna said...

What a funny kitty picture! Yes, I saw the Passione Ricamo teaser, as well. It does look like a delicious design in the works. Those MTM corners look like an immense amount of work, but they are GORGEOUS! :)

Katrina said...

MTM looks amazing Carol, I love the colours, some of my favourites. LOL at your kitty, looks very cozy sitting in there!

Kiwi Jo said...

wow Carol, you are a stitching machine! MTM is just gorgeous!

Nicki said...

MTM looks gorgeous! The more I see the more beautiful it is!

Thanks for the quaker group link by the way. I've applied to join :)

Von said...

Hi Carol,
Wow, here is another huge project almost finished! Truly gorgeous!! Do you ever share those lightning needles with friends? Lol!

Bastet said...

MTM is looking more and more marvalous. Must be the turquious. Really gives it a life. Looks like a little four-legged baby found a very nice warm place to sleep. My girl's still a bit pissed that I've moved our DVR out of kitty perchdom.