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The thoughs of a Victorian Romantic, including stitching, books and whatever strikes my fancy, including the ocassional foray onto a soapbox. Artwork by Jo at Little Ariel

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Location: Louisiana, United States

History geek. Browncoat/Whovian/Trekkie/Scaper Science fiction romance writer. Closet football fan.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

It's here!!!

St. Pete is here!!!! My kit arrived yesterday and was waiting for me when I got home from work. Needless to say I'm one happy little stitcher. I immediately opened it up, pulled my fabric out and did a floss toss. I'm not using the solid NPI's, so this is minus the DMC. I'm very pleased with the look! One of the Waterlilies, Crystal Bay, is very similiar to my fabric, so depending on where that color is used I may have to add some backstitching with a darker color. but since It's just one skein of that color and just the one color that blends in, I'm not worried about it at all!

So I then decided to treat myself. This weekend I'm stitching on it! Had Part 1 printed out within minutes, lol. On Monday I'll go back to St. Basil's. There's just a couple of weeks worth of stitching left on it, so I can make it.

Here's my first picture! This is about an hour and a half. I was watching Seabiscuit, so I freely admit to ogling Tobey and the horses and not making a whole lot of progress, lol. It's fuzzy, and doesn't get the fabric right. Oh well!


Monday, May 21, 2007

St. B update

Wow, that uploaded really fast! Nice for a change, lol.

St. Basil's by Dimples. Stitched on Jamiaca Sparkle Belfast from Silkweaver.

Not a lot been going on thank goodness! Things are pretty quiet right now.

Had a very productive weekend. Got my room cleaned, my car washed, the refrigerant in my car's A/C filled up. My air works again! Imagine that.

Zoe wore herself out yesterday playing outside in the yard. No sign of the Siamese since last Sunday. I did call the city last week and they said they'd come put a trap out, but they haven't done it yet so I need to call them again.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Alexandria Afire!

Alexandria Afire 2007!

Part 1- The Grand Ball

I discovered while dancing Friday night that when my skirt is moving, it falls down more. So I'm going to go back and do the scallops after all!!!!! Then it'll look much wonderful.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

8 Random Things

OK, I got tagged by Georgiana for 8 Random Things. First the Rules. And since I have 2 blogs, in order to get my 8 people tagged, I'm posting this at both of them.

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog

Okey-dokey, here we go!

1: I am The Munchkin's favorite chew toy
2: I sleep in socks year round, even when it's 80 degrees outside at night
3: I have crooked ankles and don't like to wear high heels because of it, very sad
4: I own 9 American Girl dolls, with #10 coming home this summer
5: I have a phobia of small cars
6: I like watching Discovery Health
7: I read military history books just because it's fun
8: I don't like nuts in my chocolate

So, now I tag! My mother, Laura, Lynette, Gill, Belinda, Michelle, EeKoon, and Dana!


Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Ball Gown (and Zoe)

The ball gown, for all practical purposes, is FINISHED!!!!!!! There's a minor bit of handwork left to do, which will get done mostly at work. I need a drawstring to pull the top a little tighter, and a couple more hook and bars to keep the two pieces attached.

The skirt didn't come out like I had originally envisioned, but that's ok. I like it this way too. It'll be very pretty dancing.

And Zoe... My poor baby! She's got a hurt paw now. So it's back to the vet in the morning. Good thing I'm back to my reguarly scheduled work schedule and the majority of the groups are over for the month. And I just got her paid off too!

Also, when I was at Wal-Mart earlier getting hooks for my skirt, much to my vast surprise and amazment, there were Ott lamps! The basic floor model and the tabletop. I'm sure my mouth dropped open. But the best part was the price on each. $80 for the lamp, $13 for the bulbs! For $80, I can totally buy the one I don't really like. After I get back from L.A.

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