Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Test

Loner - ISFP46% Extraversion, 26% Intuition, 46% Thinking, 40% Judging

Ahh...the sweet serenity. The utter perfection of all creation. The wondrous beauty of nature. The sweet sparrow singing along in the great orchestra we call life...

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? You're the type of person people always love to mock because they don't believe there's anyone ACTUALLY like you.

Do realise that you ostracise people with your behaviour or is it all subconscious? You're so quiet and reserved it's almost impossible to get to know you well, and when someone finally does, all you want to talk about is grace and beauty and harmony!

Ugh. Sure, you "genuinely care for others" and all that rubbish, but when it boils right down to the basics you take life far too seriously.

Throughout the entire test, I bet you were searching for "further clarification and hidden meaning" so that you might improve your pitiful life. And woe and behold if it betrayed your intense values system!

You need to STOP smelling the daisies. Believe it or not, logic does have a place in this world...imbecile.

If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.
The other personality types are as follows...

Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Freak - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging


...TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I hope 2007 is healthy, happy and prosperous for you all.

I started a new project today, Cottage Garden by Dinky Dyes. It might be finished tomorrow night, in which case I'll post a piccie on Tuesday. It's a fairly quick stitch, with silks rather than cottons. It'll be my first finish for 2007.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Annie's Quilt Squares

I finished these two squares yesterday, for the Aion Friends RR. It was a really quick stitch, with lovely colours. I haven't taken a photo of the whole thing, maybe I should have!
It's another wet day here in Blyth. If Ian ever gets his lazy backside out of bed I have to take him to Asda to get a CD changed that he got for C'mas. He got two the same and as I have the receipt for the one we got him...
We've been forecast gales and lots of rain for this weekend. Looks as though they've already started. My hanging baskets are being blown around like mad. I sure wish I didn't have to go out at all today.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Hey Guess What

Only 363 days to go till Christmas!

I remembered what else I got for presents...4 jigsaws and...oh poo, I've forgotten what the other thing was. TEA TOWEL! From my adopted nephews Guy and Mark. Thanks boys. I found both their names on it so I'm happy.

I need to get back into the stitching habit again. I haven't done any for a few days so I should look for the RR I need to do and make a start on it.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Very Productive Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday. We were up at about 7.30am. By the time everyone was ready it was about 8.15am and time to go round to Mam and Dad's for the day. Dene and Ian walked round with Mollie while Craig and I went in our separate cars (needed to bring back all the pressies!) Dene was Santa, well he did have the costume, and once he'd dished out all the gifts we set about opening them.

I had more and bigger presents than anyone else so I was VERY happy. I received...

  • 4 Friends DVD box sets (I now have the full set of 10)
  • Foot spa
  • Nike Shock trainers
  • Slippers
  • Ankle boots
  • Book about making fabric boxes
  • The Proper Stitch book (when it arrives from the US)
  • Sue Grafton book
  • Torville & Dean DVD
  • £40 gift token for Evans
  • Lorri Birmingham chart - January/Garnet
  • 18 Carrie's Creation threads - need 1 for full set
  • Bottle of Mint Chocolate Baileys
  • Tin of Quality Street
  • Smellies from The Body Shop
  • Burberry Gift Set (smellies)
  • Personal Organiser/Filofax
  • Paperweight
  • Smellies from Lush
  • Porcelain Thimble painting kit

Think I got a few more things too but can't remember what!

Dene was more than happy with his new TV and Craig received this new laptop back in October when I was bored and laid up in bed. He did have a few more things to open too though. Everyone else seemed to be happy with their presents. After lunch we played the DVD game 'Deal or No Deal' which seemed to take up most of the afternoon. We just had a buffet tea as we weren't really all that hungry. We came back round home a couple of hours later after loading the cars up. Then we just chilled out for the rest of the night and were able to have a drink.

Today was spent at home. Mam and Dad came round here at about 10.30am, half an hour after I'd returned from collecting Matty from his house. Ian and Craig were in charge of lunch and a bloody good job they made of it too. It was yummy. For pudding they made trifle and Ian made some meringues to with it. I don't like trifle so I had my own meringues with some fruit and cream. They were lovely, nice and crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. My brother Kevin was supposed to be working today but he'd only had three taxi jobs all morning so he came round for lunch too. We played Family Fortunes DVD game in the afternoon, followed by Ian's Little Britain DVD game. After another buffet tea Mam and Dad left and the rest of us played cards for a couple of hours. Kevin left soon after that and Craig and I were able to chill out and have another drink, and watch TV.

Tomorrow Dene is back at work; Kate doesn't go back till 2nd January, which is peeing Dene off immensely. LOL. I'm not planning on doing very much. I have to take Ian to Asda as he received two CD's the same and as I have the receipt for one of them it can go back. He can come with me and choose what he wants instead. I might get some of my stitching back out and do some or I may watch one of my many new DVDs. Haven't quite decided yet. Hmmm...decisions decisions.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ran these up tonight!

Yes I know, very last minute, but had to do something cos apparently they chucked all their old stockings out last year. They were made of wool and it was difficult to get stuff in cos of all the trailing strands of wool. Of course, no one reminded me that they'd done that. Typical. So, I made these four stockings - one for Craig too - in a couple of hours. Ian helped me cut them out. They're just temporary, will make some better ones next year.

A Stitcher's Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and, oh, I was weary.
My stitching unfinished, my eyes getting bleary.
The stockings weren’t finished, the chimney was bare.
And I knew that morning soon would be there.

My children and husband were tucked in their beds,
But visions of backstiches ran through my head.
I’d stitched ornaments and presents and gifts by the ton,
And now, I was finally, almost, almost done.

As I poised my needle for one more backstitch,
I heard something outside that made my hand twitch.
I jumped up from my stitching, and flew to the door,
Pressed my eye to the peephole, tip-toe off the floor.

My stitching forgotten, I peered into the night.
When suddenly, I got a terrible fright.
On my porch appeared Santa, holding his sack.
He knocked softly, and I took a giant step back.

I unlocked the deadbolt, and let Santa in,
He entered and gave a mischievous grin.
"Hope you don’t mind if I come in the door?"
"Coming down the chimney can be quite a chore."

He said "You’re up late. Still working I see."
"Do you know how tired you’re going to be?"
"I know, Santa," I said, with a sigh,
"But I’m still backstitching the stars in the sky,"

"And the fields on that stocking look blobby you know,
I need to backstitch the drifts in the snow.
I’ve been stitching and stitching and stitching, no rest.
I just tried to finish stitching too much, I guess."

"I know what you mean," he said with a smile.
"This is my busiest time of the year, by a mile."
He stooped down by the tree, and he opened his sack,
And began to pull presents out of his pack.

"I’ve got some things here I think you might like,
An oak stitching frame, and a brand new Ott-Light.
A bundle of floss, and a great big mat cutter,"
I smiled and felt my heart go a-flutter.

He put down gifts for us all, then he waved his right hand.
"Go to bed," he said, glancing at my floor stand.
He gave me a wink, and stepped out the door.
I just stood there a moment, glued to the floor.

After he’d left, I turned back to my chair,
Picked up the stockings, and started to stare.
The backstitching was done! The stars lit the sky!
And on my son’s stocking angels sung on high.

I ran to thank Santa for this final gift,
And watched as his sleigh started to lift.
I heard him exclaim as he pulled out of sight,
"Merry stitching to all, and to all a good night!"

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Total Madness

We went food shopping in Asda at 6am this morning, thinking that it wouldn't be all that busy. Think next year I'll be going at 3am instead! It was total madness in there! The car park was full - luckily I managed to get the one remaining disabled spot - and we got inside the shop and it was absolutely HEAVING! Of course, we had to manoeuvre around stock trolleys, people who leave their trolley in the middle of the aisle and go off to look for something. Thankfully the old biddy brigade weren't out that early, apart from my Mam, but she went off on her own and did her shopping. She was finished and waiting for us a good 10 minutes before we even got to the checkout. The checkouts were chockablock, and the disabled one was four deep. Of course, none of the people waiting in line before us were in a wheelchair or on a scooter, but they all had trolleys piled high. The supermarkets are only closed for two days! Why does everyone have to stock up like food is going out of fashion? Our trolley was less than half full, and most of it was stuff for Boxing Day - wine, beer, fruit and veg etc - but other people were buying boat loads of stuff! Roll on January. Oh, and I was up in the middle of the night to do the blooming shopping and now I'm knackered and ready to go back to bed. But I can't cos I'm going to Jayne's Attic in about an hour.

Friday, December 22, 2006

My Own Santa

This is what greeted me when I came downstairs this morning. Dene and his work colleagues went to work in fancy dress today. Dene and another lad went as Santa, therewas an elf, a fairy, a nurse, a reindeer and someone who wasn't in fancy dress. They finished work at 4.30pm and then went to the pub for a few drinks. I was half expecting him to come home sozzled but surprisingly he was fairly sober.
Kate finished work at 2.30pm and she too went to a pub with her work mates. There were two blokes who were leaving today, so it was as much to say goodbye to them as to celebrate C'mas. Kate is now off till 2nd January, and has gone to Matty's till Sunday, but Dene is at work for three days next week. He's gutted.
I have now put all my stitching away till New Year and the sitting room is more or less tidy. I've even managed to clear all the junk off my arm chair so that I can sit on it! And the table is ALMOST cleared. See...miracles DO happen!
Ian came home for the holidays this afternoon. I had to phone the Child Benefit centre up today as we received a bank statement that made us realise we hadn't been getting any money for him since at least October. As he's still at college, in full time education, we should be getting some every week for him. They normally send a form out for us to fill in to find out if the kds are staying in education or starting work or what. We didn't get one this year, so his CB stopped the day he went back to college in September. The lad on the phone was really helpful, and once I'd told him what course Ian was on, which college he attends and when he went back, he said that we should get our arrears in 5-6 working days (so that'll be early in the new year seeing as the banks'll be shut most of the time) and our weekly payments should resume soon after that. No wonder Craig thought the money going in the bank every week was a bit short. LOL.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

CA Update

Specially for Kathy. Here's an update on Celtic Autumn. As you can see I've done some beading and a bit more of the her dress. I think I might make a start on the right hand border, including beads, once I've done the rest of the lady. Then I can stitch the rest in hand.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Back from the framers

Mam and Dad got this back from the framers today. You can't see much of the frame but I think they've made a lovely job of it.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Celtic Autumn Update

I haven't stitched on Celtic Autumn since about August, while I was away, so it was nice to get back to it on Sunday evening. The first photo was taken back in August. The second photo taken tonight after a couple of days working on her. It's made a nice change to get back to CA, but I'll be putting her away again for a few days till all the C'mas madness is out of the way.
At long last the decorations are up (and back down lol) and the tree is up too. We have some pretty twinkly lights in the window, around the fireplace and in the passage at the front door. Very festive. I would take more pics but to be honest I can't be bothered...maybe in a couple of days time. For a change the sitting room is semi-tidy. Bet it doesn't last very long.
Molly chewed my oldest cookery book today. I'd had that book for more than 20 years! And there were some lovely recipes in it too...totally ruined.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

...will you ever be taken out of the box??? As you can see it's been taken out of the loft but that's as far as it's got! Hopefully it and the decorations will be done today...don't hold your breath.
The cake still needs marzipanned and iced, but I keep eating the marzipan so we'll have to buy some more today when we go shopping.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

2006 Ozark Sampler SAL - FINISHED!

Finally finished this last night. The last part of the chart came out round about September, but it's not something you can rush. LOL. Managed to quite a bit of this week's while on my back in bed - didn't need the chart and only a dozen colours used so couldn't lose any, though I did have to fight with Mollie a couple of times.
I am now looking forward to the 2007 SAL which starts in January some time.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Pinched this from Stitch & Stash Board

T'was the internet night before Christmas...

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the net,
There were hackers a surfing, nerds? Yeah, you bet.
The e-mails were stacked by the modem with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The newbies were nestled all snug by their screens,
While visions of java danced in their dreams.
My wife on the sofa and me with a snack,
We just settled down at my rig (it's a Mac).

When out in the web there arose such a clatter,
I jumped to the site to see what was the matter.
To a new page my Mac flew like a flash,
Then made a slight gurgle. It started to crash!!

I gasped at the thought and started to grouse,
Then turned my head sideways and clicked on my mouse.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
My Mac jumped to a page that wasn't quite clear.

When the image resolved, so bright and so quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick!
More rapid than main frames, more graphics they came,
Then Nick glanced toward my screen, my Mac called them by name;

"Now Compaq! Now Acer!" my speaker did reel,
"On Apple! On Gateway!" Santa started to squeal!
"Jump onto the circuits! And into the chip!
Now speed it up! Speed it up! Make this thing hip!"

The screensaver gave a flicker, he was into my "ram",
Then into my room, rose a full hologram!
He was dressed all in red, from his head to his shoes,
Whick were black (the white socks he really should lose).

He pulled out some discs, he had stored in his backpack.
Santa looked like a dude, who was rarin' to hack!
His eyes, how they twinkled! His glasses, how techno!
This ain't the same Santa that I used to know!

With a wink of his eye and a nod of his head,
Santa soon let me know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, gave my Mac a quick poke.
And accessed my 'C' drive with only a stroke.

He defraged my hard drive, and added a "Dimm".
Then threw in some cool games, just on a whim!
He worked without noise, his fingers they flew!
He distorted some pictures with Kai's Paver Goo!

He updated office, excel, and quicken,
Then added a screensaver with a red clucking chicken!
My eyes widened a bit, my mouth stood agape,
As he added the latest version of Netscape.

The drive gave a whirl, as if it were pleased,
St. Nick coyly smiled, the computer appeased.
Then placing his finger on the bridge of his nose,
Santa turned into nothing but ones and zeros!

He flew back into my screen and through my uplink,
Back into the net with barely a blink.
But I heard his sweet voice, as he flew from my sight,
"Happy surfing to all, and to all a good byte!"

Friday, December 08, 2006

Ruddy Dog!

A couple of weeks ago our dog Mollie took a liking to one of my trainers, and started chewing it. That's fine, I can cope with that, I've had them a while and they were getting a bit the worse for wear. But they were lived in and comfortable. I could do with a new pair anyway. Mollie got a good bollocking and was in a mega huff for the rest of the day.

However, on Wednesday night, I wore the only other pair of decent shoes I own for the Stitch and Stashers C'mas Party. Silly me left them downstairs when I went to bed later that night and when I got up in the morning Mollie had decided she liked those too. So they are now unwearable. I can get away with the trainers, cos my trousers hide the worst parts, but no way can I wear these again. Another bollocking and another huff.

So that left me with a pair of slippers and a pair of flip-flop sandal type things only suitable for wearing in the summer, not snow, rain and cold! BRRRRR!

Today we went out to the opticians and then to one of the local shoe shops that has a sale on. Craig has bought me a new pair of boots and as they had a special offer on slippers - buy one pair get another pair for half price - we got Ian's and a new pair for me. Turns out it was just as well we got a pair for me, because when we got home the ruddy dog had chewed my other ones. Another telling off and a whack with said slipper and another huff. What the hell can we do to stop her chewing...short of pulling her teeth out?

And a joke!

A cross-stitcher was very naughty in this earthly life and didn't go to heaven. At the gates of Hades, she was met by the Devil. "Welcome,"he said, smirking at her. "Let me show you around your eternal home."

The Devil led her to a large room that looked uncannily like a large needlework shop. The stitcher blinked her eyes, wondering if what she saw was an illusion. No, it was true. The most wonderful needlework shop she had ever seen was right before her. Still unbelieving, she asked, "Is this real?" "Of course," murmured the Evil One. "Reach out and touch it."

The stitcher was worried that she would be zapped by 1000 volts, but reached out anyway, unable to help herself. IT WAS REAL! "May I look around?" she asked excitedly, all the while thinking, This can't be Hell! This is too good! "Of course," said the Devil. "This is your eternal reward."

The stitcher began to survey the particulars of her damnation. There was every chart ever published, including all the ones that were out of printing her lifetime and could never find. There was a full run of each needlework magazine, including all the old ones with the historical examples -and each issue was pristine. She continued to look with wonder.

Every thread imaginable was there; silks, cottons, metallics, pearl cottons,over-dyeds, hand-dyeds, rayon's and twisted-rayon's (Yes, maybe I am in Hell, she thought when she saw those)

Her eyes lit up when she saw the piles and piles of fabrics. There were bolts and bolts of every colour and every type. An array of beautiful thimbles were hers for the choosing, as were scissors and clever needlework gadgets; all organised just as she would have done it on earth.

And there, beside her favourite earthly stitching chair, were all her unfinished projects! Yes, she thought, you can take it with you. I have all the time I want now. I'm going to finish them at last.The stitchers fingers were just itching to get going!

She turned to Beelzebub and said, "THIS IS HEAVEN ! ! ! " "No," he rejoined. "This is Hell. DO YOU SEE ANY NEEDLES?"

Instructions For Life

Someone posted this on Aion and I thought it would make interesting reading for the people who read my blog. Or not as the case may be. LOL.

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
4. When you say, "I love you", mean it.
5. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
7. Believe in love at first sight.
8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don''t have much.
9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don't judge people by their relatives.
12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. Call your mom.
16. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
20. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
23. Spend some time alone.
24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
26. Read more books and watch less TV.
27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
28. Trust in God but lock your car.
29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation.Don't bring up the past.
31. Read between the lines.
32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
33. Be gentle with the earth.
34. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
36. Mind your own business.
37. Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
41. Learn the rules then break some.
42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
43. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
44. Remember that your character is your destiny.
45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Stitch and Stashers C'mas Party

Last night was the Stitch & Stasher's C'mas Party (from Jayne's Attic). It was held at the Half Moon and there were 12 of us altogether. We had a drink first while we were waiting for our table to be ready and then once we got to the table there were crackers and gifts - for those people who had understood the £5 bran tub concept, present company excluded! LOL. We all pulled our crackers and donned party hats. This is Jayne after pulling her cracker. She was wearing this wicked pair of glittery shoes, a bit like the red sparkly ones that Dorothy wore in the Wizard of Oz, but they were gold instead.

Soon we were being served with our starter. Some people had prawn cocktail and others had the leek and potato soup, which looked a bit thick but was absolutely delicious, and it was served with lots of French crusty bread. It went a bit downhill after that. The main course was turkey with all the trimmings, which 11 of us had. Jayne had the beef. There was plenty of meat, but the 'trimmings' were a bit on the meagre side. Nice enough, and hot, but almost everyone complained that there was no mash. Still, we all ate it up and awaited dessert. I wasn't having pudding, but it eventually arrived to everyone else, though we had to ask for two that were missing. Julia was eating hers with a fork (I think she had the chocolate sponge with cream) and the waitress asked her if she would like a spoon. Julia declined and said she would manage with the fork thanks. She was then asked how she would manage once she got to the cream. This is how she did it.

The waitress, who is also I think the landlady, was a right miserable so and so and whinged on that we hadn't given her the right orders. Then came the coffee/tea course. We were informed that we couldn't have tea as the kettle had blown up on Sunday and it hadn't been replaced yet, so we could only have coffee. A few people complained and the waitress said "What do you want me to do? Boil a pan of water?" Well, yes, obviously, or nuke a jugful in a microwave! Jayne asked for the bill and we paid up then headed to the Cherry Tree just along the road for coffees and teas. But then we got chucked out of there because Jayne's son Adam was with us and as it was after 9pm he wasn't allowed in. So we took our drinks to the picnic area outside and sat in the freezing cold to drink them.

Jayne was given the Hot Tap Award for services rendered to the stitching industry, and as a memento of the evening. Someone, who shall remain nameless, nicked the cover from the hot tap in the ladies at the Half Moon. That'll teach them for not having a kettle. Jayne gave a speech of thanks and soon after that we all went home.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Stash Attack!

I will really have to stay away from the Attic this close to C'mas. I was in there the other day and spent a small fortune - some threads, some pressies for a couple of people and some newly dyed fabric that Jayne does herself called Cranberry Milkshake that is absolutely gorgeous.

In the mail yesterday I received some DMC threads from Alli in Canada in exchange for a couple of magazines I sent her, which left me needing 20 threads to complete my collection of DMC. In today's post I received a book from the Craft Club called 'It's All About The Beads' which I'm really going to enjoy. And then there was the trip to the Attic! Oh boy! I had a field day in there today. I got the final 20 DMC threads to complete my collection - YIPPEE! - and all this other stuff.

20 DMC threads
22 Carries Creation threads (only need 19 for full set)
LE Dragon Floss threads
Count On Me Fabric (Jan - Garnet (Jayne dyes these herself))
2 Dragon Shades fabrics - Mermaids Message & C'mas Candy
2 Sassy's Fabrics - Purple Passion & Pumpkin Pleasure
2 Sugar Maple Fabrics - Summer Romance & Spoonful of Sugar

I'm in about eight collectors clubs but I only need 19 threads for Carrie's Creation so might have to change that one after next month.

I'm sitting here freezing. Mollie is lying in the doorway asleep. I think she's scared she might miss someone coming in. LOL. Dopey dog. It's alright for her, she's got a fur coat, she's nice and warm.

I haven't done a pick of stitching today. But I'm going to devote most of tomorrow to Footprints and try and get that bottom left corner finished. If it's not finished by C'mas then it won't be a kick in the pants off it.

I'm watching TV, waiting for Take That to come on. I was never really a big fan of them when they were huge, but I quite liked some of their songs. It'll be nice to hear some of the oldies again and sing along. Thankfully everyone is upstairs so I can wail as loud as I like.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Yesterday, after I came home from taking the GW Sampler round to my parents', I did some work on this Footprints project that I'm doing for Marilyn. Well, actually, it's a bit of a joint effort as Craig is doing most of the writing - I can't stand backstitching! The top picture is after a couple of days of stitching. Craig had already done that much backstitching and I made a start on the picture in the corner.
Today I did some of the backstitched wording, some of the border of the bottom right, and some more of the footprint picture. Marilyn would like this back finished by Christmas if it's at all possible. We shall certainly do our best to get it back to her by then. It's quite a nice kit but I don't think it's one I would do for myself. More updates to follow...obviously.
I've also done another square on my Ozark Sampler SAL to try and get it finished before I start the 2007 one. I want to do a bit more before I take another photo of it though so you'll have to wait for that one. LOL.