Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Making some headway now!!

I put another evening in on Celtic Band Sampler again tonight, and now I am well past the halfway point (yay!). I stitched the verse today... I am sure it is some kind of Celtic saying, but it seems so gloomy to me... "I will go as the wren in spring, with sorrow and sighing on silent wing" - the meaning is utterly lost on me. At my house, the wrens come happily in the spring, live in the cute little wren house my Mom gave me years ago, chirp away in the garden and gobble up seed from the feeders.... no sorrow or sighing... sad little verse. I want to thank everyone for their encouragement with getting along with this one :-) It has helped me a lot!
I received this neat Christmas issue of Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch & Beading from Katrina (the excited bride-to-be) today - we set up a trade, and I sent her the latest issue of Just Cross Stitch with the gorgeous Jeannette Douglas design in it. There are some really neat Christmas projects in this Jill Oxton magazine, and I want to thank Katrina so much for sending it to me!! I really want to try some of those beaded angels some day.

I also got in my Seven Seas lugana from Silkweaver today... very pretty, although slightly paler than I had expected, but well within acceptable limits. Gee, I hope they are OK down there. Silkweaver is located in Mississippi, right in Hurricane Katrina's path.... for those who may not be following the storm and its effects, it was really a very devastating hurricane... very sad, indeed.

It is new DVD Release Tuesday - Sahara (don't you just love Matthew McConaughey??) and Monster-In-Law (gotta see this one just because of its name - ha ha).

A few folks have commented and sent me emails about the poor ebay experience I just had. All the comments question what kind of feedback I plan to leave for that seller. I really hate to leave negative feedback. I don't plan to leave any at all. She left me positive feedback for my quick payment already, but I just can't bring myself to bash her publicly like that... guess I am a wimp.

Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 6 - thanks to 8th and 9th inning heroics by several of the guys - Damon, Nixon, Ramirez... I am sure I missed someone.... good game despite Schilling's rough start. And what is with the Yankees scooping up every Red Sox who is let go? First they picked up Alan Embree (and saw first hand how he can ruin a game) and now today they signed Mark Bellhorn (strike out king of the MLB) - why do they do this? The answer is sooooooo easy - because they want to be us!!

Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden and Celtic Band Sampler (hmmmm, sounds just like yesterday...)


Bastet said...

If I'm counting right...only 5 bands to go! You've really got a pace going now....

Anonymous said...

Wow Carol - you're steaming ahead on this now. Looking fabulous!

Jenn said...

Your getting close Carol! You'll be done in no time. :) Why not leave neutral feedback. That's what I do if I don't want to leave negative feedback.

Unknown said...

Great progress on Celtic Band Sampler! This is a great piece, I hope to do it someday after seeing yours and Dani's progress!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Step by step you're getting closer to that HD