Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Lots and lots to say

I've just retrieved this from my Mother's camera. It was stitched as a gift for a friend of hers. It's from JCS Christmas Ornaments 2004 - it was a really quick stitch and I'm really pleased with it.

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I've been working away on the over one stitching for the Mystery Sampler I. I've got the hang of the over one now and quite enjoy it. There's a slight mistake on one of the letters but I'm going to leave it - mistakes prove it's hand made LOL.

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I've been neglecting to read the Yahoo groups recently and was presently suprised that I was able to download all parts to this along with a significant number of the passwords. I completely forgot it was a mystery until my Niece was asking questions about it at the weekend. She's only 8 and couldn't quite understand that I had no idea what the finished thing was going to look like. She needn't worry because its stitching up beautifully.

In answer to last week's question of the week my next speciality stitch will be the Diamond Eyelets in the inner border of this piece.

Aion Get Together - Nuneaton

Last Saturday I drove for 2 1/2 hours to get to Nuneaton to attend the Aion Ezboard Get Together. I was really nervous as it was the first one I'd been too. I'd needn't have worried it was a lovely day. Everybody was so friendly and the shared love of needlework made for a very exciting day. Can't wait until October for the next one and thanks again to everyone for
making this one so fantastic.

I even managed to do some stitiching whilst there - the blue rectangle and what looks like bulls horns at the top of the piece. It doesn't look like much but the two 'horns' are all individual stitches of different colours so it takes a while - plus there was so much chatter I'm suprised I got this much done LOL

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Just realised its the Great Northern Needlefest Show in Harrogate this weekend so I've booked Friday off work and I'll pop along there for the day. Looking forward to plenty of S.E.X.

SS

Monday, April 04, 2005

An A-Z of me

I've read this on a couple of blogs today and really like it so here is my version:

Animals: Toe Toe (albino, blind, Guinea Pig) Herbert (tortoiseshell Guinea Pig) brother of Toe Toe, Thumper – Netherland Dwarf Rabbit (about the size of a small cat/large kitten)
Best Friend(s): Since I was 17 one really good very, very bestest friend – she knows who she is.
Car: Silver, Shogun Pinin
Desire(s): every since I was little it’s been the same – to be happy, healthy and wise.
Eye Color: Brown
Favorite Foods: Chicken Dhansak Curry.
Garden Stuff: more trees than I can count, a ‘host of golden daffodills’, two washing lines, a white picket gate, bonfire pile, hammock, tables and chairs, Guinea Pig/Rabbitt run, lots of grass and the most amazing views you have ever seen – hanging the washing out is a real joy.
Hometown: somewhere, anywhere, everywhere.
Ice cream: Ben & Jerry's Phish Food
Job: Company Director – ssshhh don’t tell anybody
Keepsake Favourite: my wedding ring was made from the gold of my Mother’s wedding ring when she was married to my Father. They may not have been married long but I like to think that at least one good thing came out of their marriage – me.
Languages: English and a smattering of French
Manias : Cross stitching, lace making
Name: Sparkly Stitches
Outfit I love: Long flowing skirts
Phobia: Birds especially pigeons
Quality I value the most: compassion
Relationship: Married
Suspicious of: the world media – the power they have is phenomenal
Television Show(s): Charmed, Medical Investigation, CSI
Unsavoury Characteristic: judgemental
Volunteer: yes I do
Webpage: only this blog
Xylophone (or other instrument): my voice
Year Born: 1969
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio – watch that sting

I know it's not stitching related but just thought it was fun.

SS