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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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

WIP update

I've managed to work almost entirely through my rotation! So proud of myself. This one is Through A Mother's Eyes by Paula Vaughan. FINALLY finished the dang mirror!! And got the bouquet completed. That was a thrill too.

Blogger images works again!!!!! That was getting really really really old.

Stitched on cream Belfast, 2x2.

I haven't been posting here very regularly. I'm very caught up in my writing and learning craft, so that's where I spend most of my blog time. If anyone is curious, you can get to that through my profile. Going to my first writer's conference in 20 days. I'm terribly excited.

Most everyone has probably seen this in various places too, but I'll say it again. I've changed jobs. Things at KH finally hit The Last Straw and I turned my resignation in this past Monday. Things reached the point where I will not even volunteer there as long as two certain people are employed there. So I'm going to go work for a few months at Hobby Lobby! I'm excited about the change and learning new things. My main duties will be as a cashier, but I'll also be trained in the fabric department and in framing! The one thing in the entire store that I desperately want to learn more about and I have it offered to me without my even asking for it. I took that as further proof from God that I'm making the right move. I feel great about it, even though I know I'm going to be tired. Physical tiredness is easier to deal with than mental tiredness.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hanky Psanky

Hanky Psanky. That's the title of the newest Ink Circles release. Which I have totally fallen in love with! Psanky is the art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs. They're decorated with wax and then sealed with some sort of finish that makes them bright and shiny. Here in central Louisiana, there's a Belgian woman who decorates them and I have one that she did. Lovely piece of art it is.

Haven't got the faintest idea what sort of fabric I'd use. Probably something along the lines of a solid and I do really like the way it looks on the black there in the model. However, the colors need to be brighter. Psanky are very colorful and vibrant. I'll most likely do it with VC silks and possibly a Dinky Dye or two.

I've been working on my PV this past week and will continue with it next week. I finally finished that dang mirror! *cue Hallelujah chorus* Tomorrow I'll start the vase of flowers that's on the right hand side, and I may alternate that with some more of the window frame.

Pretty sure Zoe has a cold now. She's been sneezing for a couple of days now and it's been getting worse. Then this evening I noticed her eyes were watering. I have antibiotics on hand from her trip to the vet last weekend, so she's on those just in case. She got stung by a yellow jacket last weekend, but is all better now except for some itching where it popped her. I also have a cold, so at least we're sick together!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mermaid tickets!!!!!

I have my Mermaid tickets!!!!! The Little Mermaid on Broadway that is. :D 12/1 at 8pm in the evening, in the balcony.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Part 1 finished!

Blogger is still being a TOTAL pest about images! It won't load any of them. ARGH!! I'm having to do it the hard way and I don't like the way its laid out. *sigh*

Anywho, the thumbnail is Part 1 of St. Pete finished except for the beads. I'm going to bead later. Much later! Fabric is EF Evergreen painted linen. It's not that gray IRL, but the floss colors are pretty true. It is just so pretty and I'm totally in love. I've put it aside to give Spring Cameo, Alternative Reality and Through A Mother's Eyes some attention. They've been very neglected the last few months.

Last week I also stitched a bookmark for my Mimi, for her birthday. This is it. The design is by Belinda and it's her Assisi Spring bookmark. I stitched mine with Dinky Dyes Blue Mountains and Kreinik silver braid. I miscounted, and ended up not being able to do the border. Oh well, I still like the way it turned out! That's why the iris looks a little funny, I didn't figure out my mistake until it was too late to fix that flower.

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