Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm a Sagittarian - Can you tell?

As you know, zodiac descriptions vary a lot. I believe this is about the most accurate description of This Sag I've read.

Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the Zodiac, brings us the philosophers and adventurers.
Sagittarians seek knowledge on a higher level than their cousins, the Geminis. They seek truth. Ruled by fair-minded and beneficent Jupiter, Sagittarians seek justice, generally have a great sense of humor and treasure independence.

Sagittarians often suffer from "foot and mouth disease". They just say what they think. Period. Bluntly. They often hurt others feelings--though they don't mean to. And are ironically sensitive when they get the same treatment back!

Set your heart on a Sagittarius? Well, good luck. Sagittarians rarely stay put. Life is an huge adventure they can't wait to partake of--and that means romantically, too. If you want freedom in your relationship, pick a Sag. He'll never be jealous or possessive. And he might hang around if he has his freedom, too.

As friends? Few are better. Sagittarius is just so much fun, how can you resist? Yeah, they say exactly what they think, but it's not out of malice. They are just that honest.

Sagittarians have a short attention span, are notorious for leaving things undone. Want to see a Sagittarian in their prime? Put them in the underdog position and watch them pull it off. (All that Jupiter luck at work)

Jupiter, the 6th planet out from the Sun, past the asteroid belt, is the largest planet in our solar system, 318 times larger than the earth. Jupiter currently has 17 known satellites and a ring system. The largest satellites are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Called the Greater Beneficent, good aspects to Jupiter usually mean abundant, happy times. Even difficult aspects aren't that difficult when Jupiter is involved.

Wherever Jupiter sits in your chart, he brings abundance and ease. If it's the 11th house, you'll have lots of friends, etc. He's also where your sense of humor will be keenest.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Another MeMe

What is meme, you ask?
A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

This 'tag' comes from Gerry at Sewing Southpaw (1). Here are the rules if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

About me (2):

  1. I'm NOT a social butterfly. Groups of people (unless it's a BIG group - show, conference, etc. where I can be lost in the crowd) tend to bring out the shyness in me. I've been described as a loner or hermit.

  2. My needs are not great and my pleasures are simple.

  3. Procrastinator... and it seems to get worse as I mature. One of my favorite says is, The Older I Get, The More Like Me I Become. Maybe this is why my mom says I'm always late...

  4. In the last year I've lost about 45 pounds. If you stop by often, you already know that, but I'm still proud of it.

  5. I love muscadines! They are a grape-like fruit that used to grow wild at my folks place, but no more. Sushi is right there at the top of the list these days! Something weird I like once in a while is a peanut butter and thinly sliced onion sandwich. Don't say Yuck until you've tried it!
  6. I'm an only child who has an only child!

  7. I have four and three quarter years before I can retire (from here) from my State job with retirement benefits, but who's counting?? July, 2012.

(3) As always, if you've done this recently or just don't have the inclination or the time, don't worry. I won't be offended, angry, or 'hurt'.

  • JK

  • Jane
  • Janet

  • I've been looking around my lists on BlogLines, and can't find anyone else who has not been tagged. If you are reading this, and want to play, please do!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Blogger Changes

As we all do once in a while, I've decided to make some changes to my Blog Page, When This You See, Remember Me. I was so tired of seeing all that background with the posts and side bars being squished to the middle. It will, as before, evolve over time, and I will learn how to create posts without text being oddly displayed.

I'd like to say an overall, Thank You for sharing your opinions and comments with me in the past, and hope you will continue in the future!

Charlene in SC.USA

Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches

Carole Samples' book, Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches, is a fantastic resource! And the woman is a true inspiration. Such a gentle, kind spirit she has. A small group of friends have come together to practice using this book as a guide. My intent is to draw a diagram of each of the stitches using rulers and templates to make them correctly, do practice stitches on Aida or other even weave cloth, then put them to use on a sampler or actual block.

Starting at the beginning with Primary Stitches, 1-14, then 15-27, these are my samples of 1a Single Stitches.

The next section, 1b, are the Arrow Stitches.

The final section of Group I - Primary Stitches, are the Fan Stitches.

A special component of this group is the Secret Santa sharing thought of and coordinated by Candi. This is my October 1 Secret Santa gift. It's the neatest tiny needle book I've ever received. Fall is in the air :-). We'll find out who Secret Santa is in December!

Season to Season Share - Fall

~~~Updated~~~ 10/13/07

The Season to Season Share block I received to work on is Helina's. It is such a lovely lock, and it was almost intimidating to begin, but once I got started it flew right along.

This is Helina's block after I finished working on it. These scans wash out the color a little, but it is really pretty. The first thing I stared adding was the tree. Next the gold arrow stitches, the brown fan stitched seam, the fan, the small stitched seams around the central motif, the spider and web, the buttonhole along the green seam, and finally the mums around the tree base. I hope it stays in Helina's fall plan.

This is my fall block after Helina's contributions! She added silk ribbon flowers on the upper left, an over and under buttonhole scalloped seam with heart beads, and other beaded seams. Isn't it lovely? I haven't received it back yet, but from the picture I know it will certainly be a knock out in person. Can hardly wait to see it!


This is an updated picture of my Fall swap block.

I finished adding leaves to the tree, and believe I can stop now to give my partner a space to work.

I thought I was half finished until a took a picture earlier, then realized it wasn't close enough. So I'm working on this tree now. I'll update again before sending it off to Gerry.

Gerry from the CQ for Newbies group is hosting a new swap - Seasons. The one we're working on now is Fall. This is my blank fall block. We are to embellish half the block, then it will be forwarded to our swap partner to embellish the other half. Lots of the other ladies have already made and embellished their halves, and it's not due to Gerry until sometime in August.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Deathly Hallows - *****

I finished the Harry Potter series of books a while ago, and did like it. Lots of folks have mentioned that they stopped reading the series when it seemed as if Harry was whining a lot, but I stuck it out - and I'm glad. There was lots of wrapping up to do for this final installment, but it did come to lots of conclusions. Some were predictable, and others were a total surprise to me. If you stopped along the way, catch up and finish the series.