Monday, November 27, 2006

Rip VanStitcher 

What does a stitcher/crafter messer-about in pots of paints do when she wakes from an evil spell that has kept her prisoner for nearly two years?

She goes shopping at Hobby Lobby!!!!

I know I sometimes bewail the scrapbook craze that has taken over our crafting world. Of course needlework should come first in anyone's crafting agenda --- BUT wow what nice new things this market has enticed manufacturers to develop. AND how many of them are going to be fun to play with in mixed media projects.

So what did I buy? Some very mundane things - interfacing to back blackwork stitching; grosgrain ribbon to run through my printer; watercolor paper; acryllic paints to replace some tubes that got tossed in the move to TN as well as some new brushes which were on sale complete with roll up carrying case.

AND fun stuff -- tiny, tiny tiny pastel stars (solid and punched out); a bottle of something called Sparkly Chunky Butterfly Garden Glitter Glue; a jar of glass beads texture gel which I love to play with; a little bag of mixed shapes of black and white beads; some fun stickers for someone's Christmas stocking and some wacky printed felt to use in making some needlebooks for pressies. There are such great printed and textured felts in the store now. Not your old humdrum thick cumbersome primary colors sort of offerings.

Oh dear, I may get into an awful lot of trouble now that I can walk again....

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Home Again 

A lovely holiday here. Dinner provided by a very generous neighbor. Make that HUGE dinner. She's a scrapbooker so I'll get busy next week and make her some unique paper to use for crafting some pages.

I'm now one week post-op after a rather extensive back surgery and feeling the good results already. It will take a bit but I anticipate being back to my pre-April 2005 status one of these days in the not too distant future.

I can't wait to get stitching again and sitting at the computer to finish up some designs.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Royal Collection - Dress for the Occasion 

Royal Collection - Dress for the Occasion panders to our love of royal costume (modern or historic). One of the exhibits in honor of QEII's 80th birthday.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

A Celtic stitcher 

A Celtic stitchera.k.a. Paula blogs from Scotland. She brings up a problem shared by many stitchers/knitters/crafters this time of year -- how to finish everything for holiday gifting.

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