Can you believe it’s November already? I’m honestly trying to figure out where the hell this year has gone. I swear autumn lasted like two days. Yes, I know it’s technically still autumn, but once that first killing frost hits and the remaining leaves on our trees fall in one big clump to the grass, I consider that the final bell toll for autumn. It’s now pre-winter here, and the gloomy, rainy weather today is just reinforcing that.
I have a few things to blog about today – some are tidying projects, others are stitchy projects, etc.
Holiday Cards – I love sending them. I never have money to buy lots of gifts, and this is my way of sending holiday cheer. So… if you’d like to get a card from me, please pop over to my nifty little google form HERE. I am unafraid of international postage, so no worries if you’re not stateside. And I am the only person who will see this address list.
Also included on that little nifty form is a spot to let me know, if you love sending cards like I do, where you’re collecting addresses. So do let me know. At first I was just going to have the confirm page blast my email, but then I realized I’m probably going to post that link over on Facebook and with my slight Zynga game addiction, I have a few game buddies that I honestly don’t know beyond the game, and I’m not sure whether I want to have an autobroadcast via Farmville to my address. So yeah… I will send it to you via the method you prefer.
Stitching Progress- it’s amazing how little progress I get done when I’m not at a 2-day retreat where all I have to do is stitch. BUT… I finally finished my Halloween ornament (above) on like… the 30th… and now I”m finishing it with the beading/whipstitch technique I learned from Belinda a few weeks back and ZOMG IT LOOKS GOOD! I’m sure it sounds completely corny and stupid and probably completely over the top in how bouncy I am about this, but the excitement is truly genuine. This is the first class I’ve ever taken. Everything else – beyond the very initial picking up of a needle in 5th grade art - I’ve had to figure out on my own. So I am so excited to know how to finish something in a way that doesn’t make me feel very worried and embarrassed about my knowledge base. I know I’m doing it how I was taught, and the results are showing, and I honestly could stitch ornies and smalls all day now because I know how to finish them!
I continue to be busy on the UFO Round Robins that I joined this year. The first one is now on Round 6, and I have Rachel’s lovely Queen of Freedom by Mirabilia in my possession. She’s almost done, and I think I might… just might… get her done (aside from beads) this round so I can send her home.
The stunning piece to the left is Lindsay’s Celtic Cross, which I had the pleasure of working on during my vacation week after Stitcher’s Hideaway before sending it off to the next stitcher. There are only four colors in the entire piece – yellow, black, a light blue, and a dark blue. And this is a large piece – I believe roughly 13×13 inches or so?
I now have Rahenna’s piece, which is a Dimensions butterfly pattern that I’ve looked at for years - every single time I’m there – when I go into JoAnns, but I never buy the thing. So this will be my trial run on it.
Comment Issues – Rachel let me know that she was having trouble adding comments to my blog, and I wanted to know if others are having the same trouble. If you are, can you please drop me an email and let me know? measiwitch(at)gmail.com. Maybe I’ve missed something or added some widget that’s making my blog cranky.
Alright, more later – that concludes my lunch break.