Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Summer Of The Book

Well folks, I am a card carrying member of the "Stitcher's Slump" club. I haven't put needle to fabric in weeks. I even received a package of stash and I can't even work up the enthusiasm to photograph my haul for all of you. I think I feel faint - must be stitcher's flu. Do you think that they make an antibiotic for that?

Ohhhhhh, the title of this post - on to that. I have, however, been reading up a storm. Be it an audio book on my snazzy new iPod or that stack from the library. I just finished Janet Evanovich's "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" today and boy was it a laugh riot. I highly recommend it to those of you who have kept up with the series, and for you Janet E. newbies - what are you waiting for? Run to the library/bookstore and check out "One For The Money". I was hoping that some of you might be willing to recommend some titles to add to my summer reading pile. So far I have the following books on the stack:

"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult recommended by my friend Bridget

"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith receommended by my friend Linda L.

"Tears Of The Giraffe" also by Alexander McCall Smith (Thanks Linda for loaning this one to me)

"The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie" by Alan Bradley

"The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Whew, that's a lot, but I did read "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" in one afternoon so I think that I am up to the task. Please please please share your ideas with me. It's going to be a long, hot summer!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Twilight: New Moon

The producers of the soon to be released New Moon movie, released a new cover for the "New Moon" book by Stephenie Meyer. For those of you who are "Fanpires" doesn't Jacob look yummy?

Monday, June 8, 2009

For Sale?

I finally found something to stitch. I started Country Cottage Needleworks "Little Ballerinas" about a week ago and I finally finished it today. I would have finished it sooner but I had to order the Crescent Colours threads from Mary Kathryn and it took a little while for them to arrive. Anyway, they showed up in the post today and so I put the last stitch in around one o'clock this afternoon. I left the personalization blank because I wanted to save it in case Milsey and I have another baby girl. We would like to have another child but, with me being sick, it just hasn't seemed like the right time. I took the piece to a meeting this evening and one of the ladies fell in love with it. She said that her four year old grand daughter just danced in her first ballet recital and that my piece would be a perfect present for little Micaeli. I have never sold one of my pieces and I didn't know what to say to her. I have a very hard time parting with my work and wasn't sure if I should sell it. After talking to Milsey, I decided that I could stitch the piece again because I accidentally ordered the threads twice. I brought the piece home tonight and personalized it for Micaeli and Margie will pick it up tomorrow. I had also ordered the frame for it and so she wanted that as well. I still feel a little strange parting with my work, but I am sure that Micaeli will love it as much as I do. Below are pics of the finished piece and a pic of the frame.

After seeing Vonna's Miss Crescent's Crowne "All In A Heart" piece, I had to do it myself. I dug through my stash and found mine and so I started it today. It is a very easy stitch and I am enjoying it immensely. Well, I want to get back to my stitching. Have a wonderful evening.