Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Area 25 - Couching and are 26 - Brighton with cross.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Yay, I finish! It's been a pretty dry month for me... lots of stitching but this is the first finish. I wanted to make the most of my holidays, Uni starts tomorrow. (Well, actually today, seeing as it's after midnight)... but I don't want to talk about Uni. Yuck.

Aaanyway, this is a part of Bridge Where She Waits QS by SPML and I stitched it on Terri's dragon RR. And I hate to say it, but I hated this one. Don't get me wrong, I love the artist and the picture, and that was my favourite dragon, I've been wanting to stitch him forever, but ergh... there were so many colours! It just took forever, and I never felt like I was getting anywhere with it. Luckily it looks lovely at the end, but I will never ever stitch that particular dragon again as long as I live! I'll post that one off this week some time, and then next week I'll probably get Michelle's, which is Selina Fenech Nouveau Angels, and I'm so looking forward to it. I love Selina's designs. I haven't decided which one I'm going to do yet. So many possibilities!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

And got a lovely surprise in the mail from Mel. Look at those gorgeous colours! I have no idea what I'm going to do with the fabbie yet, but I know that those threads will make some fantastic biscornus for me and my mum. Especially that purpley-red one. I'm just bursting with exciting possibilities :) Thank you SO much to the very talented and generous Mel! (by the way, the chocolate was fine, not melted, amazingly! But I couldn't take a photo of that because It's already opened and half gone!)
This also reminds me that I've got to get going on my own PIF packages. I've got them all planned... hehehehehe

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Sorry I'm late this week, I've just walked in the door from spending a few days in Canberra with my poor lonely Mummy. Since my little brother joined the Navy a few weeks ago, and with Dad working in Sydney and only going home for the weekends she's got an empty nest, and has been begging me to come and visit. But I had a lovely time, just sitting and stitching, watching Foxtel, and admiring her quilts.

Aaanyway, down to business, here's this week's update on Toccata II.

This is Area 29 - Nun Stitch and Threaded Herringbone and Area 30 - Guilloche Stitch.

ETA: Oh, Mel, I have a parcel waiting for me at the post office, unfortunately I was back too late to pick it up, so I'll go and get it tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007
This is Terri's Dragon RR. I'm doing Bridge Where She Waits by SPML. There's so many colours in this (ie. 3 pages), it feels like it's taking forever! But it does look lovely :) Hopefully I'll finish it before uni starts on the 26th!

This is Chatelaine Mystery X. I'm doing it on Sugar Maple Fabrics 'Serendipity' 32 count opalescent lugana. I can't find a picture of it anywhere to link to, but it's lovely, kind of purpley and green mottled, the yellowish bit isn't so visible in real life. This is just a bit of part 1. Hopefully I'll also get to finish this part before the end of February. Which just reminded me that I haven't set any goals for this month either... *sigh* I just can't concentrate on anything these days!

This is how far I've got with Snowdrop Fairy. Not very far, I admit. But I'm just working on it when I get bored with all the others, or when I'm at work with nothing else to do.

See, I told you I've been stitching!

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posted by Tash at 17:16 | 4 comments
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I saw this on Nicki's blog:

You scored as Remus Lupin. You're a calm, cool, optimistic person who doesn't dwell on the bad but looks more deeply into the good. You're wise and know much about the world, and though you teach your lessons to others, react humbly when complimented on your intelligence. You've suffered a lot in your life but are extremely accepting and suffer inwardly. You're a great friend to have as you're gentle but strong-minded.

Remus Lupin


Luna Lovegood


Neville Longbottom


Albus Dumbledore


Severus Snape


Hermione Granger


Harry Potter


Ron Weasley


Bellatrix Lestrange


Lord Voldemort


Draco Malfoy


Oliver Wood


Sirius Black


Percy Weasley


Harry Potter Character Combatibility Test
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hehehe, imagine the love child of Luna and Lupin, and that's me! Hahahahahahahaha!


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This week is Area 24 which is a Florentine Pattern, and WXYZ. You wouldn't believe how many times I had to frog those stupid huge letters... but I love doing satin stitch, because it's so fast and easy, and it always looks so shiny and lovely.

Fudgey wanted to see a pic of the whole thing so far... so you can click on the WIP picture on the right of the page and the whole thing nice and big :)

I'm sorry about the lack of updates lately. Working 62 hours a week is really cutting into my spare time. And I'm still having trouble meeting my mortgage payments! I'm getting very stressed. I've got another job interview tomorrow morning, but I'm not really sure if I want it. I also spent the whole weekend at a venepuncture course, and am now qualified to take blood and perform ECGs, so I'll probably be looking for a pathology job in the next couple of weeks. I wish someone would just pay me to sit and stitch all day!

Okay, I promise that tomorrow or Thursday I will post some WIP pictures, to prove that I actually have been stitching. I promise, I have!

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

RSTUV and Area 23 - Pulled double four-sided stitch and cross

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Monday, February 05, 2007
So, long time no blog, hey?

Well, I was all ready to blog when I came home from work on Friday morning, but I received some news that prevented me from doing anything constructive all weekend:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released 21/07/07!!

Yes, I know, insert giant eyeroll here. You didn't know I was a Harry Potter fan, did you? Actually, I think that's an understatement, I'm far more than a fan. My sister often uses the phrase "unhealthy obsession," among others which are much ruder. So since Friday I've been alternately trembling with excitement and on the verge of tears. I can't wait to read it and find out what happens, but I also don't want it to be over. HP has been a big part of my life for over 5 years now, and I will be devastated when it's all over. But I'm going to make the most of it while I can, I'm currently planning a trip to the UK for the release. Even though I'm only just meeting my mortgage repayments, I'm going to get there somehow. There's no way I'm going to miss the biggest party of the decade with all of my potterpals!

*sigh* I know, I'm pathetic, I've accepted that. I'll talk about stitching tomorrow, I promise :)


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