|You Are Midnight|
You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Last night I did a little stitching on the Cretan stitch for TAST, still working on the Travel Quilt blocks. It is one of my favorite stitches. I found some great examples in Dorothy Bond's Crazy Quilt Stitches! One thing I think is so neat is that it's pretty in its simplicity, but it can be embellished to no end!
I received my surprise from Susan today for commenting on her Art Meme challenge. It is a needle cushion that has the most delicate stitching and beautiful colors. Susan is such an inspiration in many respects, one being she gets so much done! Thank you Susan for this neat surprise, and for being a friend!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I received new hand-dyed threads from Vikki Clayton, and they are so pretty. These are the type threads used on the peacock that you kind folks left so many nice comments about. I love stitching with silk thread, especially on the fancy fabrics!
I need to pull out something and get working on that cretan stitch for TAST... I do love the cretan stitch.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
There are the sane quilters with their cotton, batting, rulers, right angles, frame, and of course a long arm to share.
Those who crochet, knit, embroider, and tat have yarn, floss, needles, patterns, and shuttles. Let’s not forget punch needle, ribbon embroidery, and other special talents.
Then we have the Crazy Quilters. They may be harder to recognize since they flit between all the other groups… getting ideas, learning a new stitch or craft, deciding how to incorporate that special talent into their latest project.
The entire studio is brimming with nice, comfortable furniture, tables for spreading materials, machines, great lighting, demonstrations, and a library for every topic. Of course there are baskets of floss, buckets of beads, reels of lace, and barrels of fabric stash!
Perhaps there will be a store front for consignment offerings to support the life of the studio, and to give knowledge and experience to those who want to sell their projects.
And for my personal use, a loft home above the studio. So, when this crafter wins the lottery, I’ll be sure to post a notice that the dream has become a reality. I do hope you’ll all stop by to craft for awhile.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
What have I done? I was being 'good' and started to shut down my desktop computer. That was the end of it - now it won't boot start. I did everything I could think of, then called Gateway support. They determined that I need to reformat back to factory issue. Man - I just got the computer a couple of months ago, and lost everything on the original hard drive. Like most typical users, I hadn't backed up my data in months - take a hint here, friends, backup your stuff. Especially those photos that you haven't already stored someplace else! So, I'm waiting for Gateway to send me those installation disks. My last resort is to take it in to work and let the techs there see if there is anything they can do, but I'm thinking if I can't get to the hard boot, they won't be able to either. Maybe they could do something with the hard drive to get my stuff off, but I'm not overly confident.
Of course if any of you have been through this and know something else I could try, I'm happy to listen.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
With all the problems and issues with Sharon's site, the Take a Stitch Tuesday has started!
The first stitch is the versatile Herringbone. I have recently used it on a heart, but will continue to build on it to see where it can go.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
This is the heart with a piece of the Oriental fabric I had been saving - for what, I'm not sure. That SPECIAL project? During one of the Newbies Challenges of sorting and organizing, I forced myself to distribute them into the other fabric colors, thus using a bit for this heart.
The motif design is from Motifs from Crazy Quilting, J.Marsha Michler.
Thanks for your kind comments, ladies. The butterfly sitting on the heart is from M. Michler's Shadow Embroidery transfer book.
It seems so long since I've done any stitching, but yesterday brought out the needles. Not finished by far, but had to post the little progress I've made.