Saturday, July 08, 2006

Back on track

The problem has been fixed, and the third corner (bottom left) is now done. I won't say anything negative about the experience - LOL! I am now a day behind though, and frogging out Petite Treasure Braid is not very fun :-)

A few people have asked how the 10th Anniversary Christmas Ornament Collection book is... it is gorgeous. If you are lucky enough to have all of the annual JCS Ornament magazines at your disposal, you don't need this book. But, I somehow misplaced 1999 and 2000, so I am thrilled with this book - it has The Drawn Thread's Miniature Bellpull Ornament from 1999 - I have been searching everywhere in my house for the magazine for this chart. (Now those magazines are destined to show up, but that would be great!!) Each designer apparently selected her/his/their favorite ornament from previous issues for this book. It was neat to see which ones they selected. And there are some excellent general finishing instructions in the back of the book, which are like gold to me since I have no finishing talents - LOL! After all, I did set a goal this year to try to finish off some ornaments... to try, I said! Great book - hope everyone gets one and loves it too!

We went down to my new office today, to do a dry run. I had never seen it before, but the move is on Tuesday while I am at my other office... and then Wednesday morning I start at the new office right at 9 AM.... so I figured I needed to get an idea of the place today. It's very large! I will try to get photos soon! I have an aquarium outside my office in the waiting area - pretty cool, eh?
Here is one of my Japanese Iris from my garden... I have white ones too... but I selected this photo for today :-)

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

19 comments:

tkdchick said...

Glad you got MVM all sorted out that Japanese Iris is just delicate!

Lisa said...

MTM is looking fantastic, and you're such a fast stitcher you'll be back on track in no time :o)

I love seeing your garden/flower pictures...I don't posess a thumb of any colour, plants tremble with terror when they see me coming lol

Barbara said...

Oh, I love this iris. Reminds me of the ones that grow up in Maine. And congrats on getting MTM back on track! I'll look forward to seeing your new office pics. And the fish tank is cool - I want one here at the house, but we have no room for it. :(

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bunnyhead said...

I love japanese iris! That one is spectatular. :) I can't hardly wait to get the 10th anniversary JCS.

andrea said...

Gorgeous photo of the iris, I love looking at your gardening photos nearly as much as your stitching!
Glad you have got MTM sorted now. It's looking fab.

Susimac said...

Beautiful iris. Glad MTM is sorted now

Jenn said...

Iris's are my favorite flower and yours is just beautiful! If you find it missing just come down here. I'll have it planted on the porch. *grin*

Glad you got MTM all fixed.

Nicole said...

I love the garden pics lately, they are extremely well taken, I miss out on nice flowers around here, i can't wait to move to a place where I can have a real garden!

Only 1 corner to go on MTM :)

zoeandcooper said...

PTB is a pain to frog isn't it. I spent a fair amount of time frogging it out of my Celtic Winter last night. I am glad to hear your corner is all sorted out.

M said...

I love watching your MTM develop. I wish I had that kind of dedication, it is beautiful.

Jenna said...

OMG, that Japanese Iris is GORGEOUS! I had to save the picture off to my hard drive to print off for my mother and grandmother, both of whom just adore irises. :)

Karoline said...

Glad you've managed to get rid of the frogs on MTM, your other wips are looking great as well

Sue said...

Your speed in stitching is amazing to me. I can't believe you ripped out that corner and then finished restitching it. Awesome.

Glenna said...

MTM is just lovely--and I think you must be the world-record-holder for patience. If you get a chance, I'd love to see a photo of the fish tank at your new office!

Bastet said...

Glad to hear you threw those frogs out. They can be a real pain. The Japanese Iris is gorgeous. Thanks for the info on the book...

Katrina said...

what a beaut pic of the iris Carol :) I'm so looking forward to my JCS book arriving now, only because its got several other essential stash items coming with it!!
(sent you an email earlier on today)

Von said...

Your new office with an aquarium sounds wonderful!! Watching the fish is so soothing - should be good for business, right?!
Japanese iris are gorgeous! More delicate than the bearded variety. Thanks for sharing, Carol. :D

Chiara said...

Thank you very much to share your opinion on 10th Anniversary Christmas Ornament Collection book ....I would like to buy it now!!!!
Your flower are lovely!!
cheers