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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


By Gio: http://gio162.wordpress.com/ (I never have figured out how to add links where you click on a name instead of the actual addy...I need a course in comp basics I think)

I must post six random things about myself. The rules are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself.

4. Tag six people at the end of your post.

5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Tagging six people could present a problem...Dial up doesn`t like some blogs, esp the ones with flash displays, (you know...those cool boxes that display an ever changing pic of their work.) But I will give it a shot!

Six random things:

1 I am agnostic but love touring cathedrals

2 I love mystery novels

3 I am a Highlander fan

4 I collect gemstone jewelery

5 I have many relatives in England

6 I dislike my name

Hmmm...six people:

Allie: http://www.allieswonderland.blogspot.com/

Becky: http://beckysc.blogspot.com/

Christin: http://christinramblings.blogspot.com/

Dani: http://www.tkdchick.blogspot.com/

Leah: http://the-useful-needle.blogspot.com/

Cathy B: http://needleandthread.blogspot.com/

On the stitching front, I have been puttering away at my wolves...I have my x-mas project on the scroll frame, but am waiting for the allen key (little tool dohicky) that Jen forgot to send so I can tighten up my stand properly. Did I mention I bought a floor stand? I love using a scroll frame as it keeps my stitching so neat and hoop mark free, but find it too heavy to hold. Jen had a floor frame for sale on the Needle and Thread board at a lovely price, so I grabbed it! I am so excited to try it! Here is a pic:

The chart holder is slightly different than that one, but you get the idea. This will allow me to use my frame. Keeping the linen taut is much better...putting it in and out of a hoop sometimes seems to stretch the linen, making for a wonky finished project.

EveningStarDesigns http://www.eveningstardesigns.citymax.com/page/page/3991044.htm are having a sale of Needle Necessities overdyed floss...perfect for cross stich and embroidery. I love this thread...lovely big hanks of the most spectacular colours...Other threads are on sale also...I can`t justify spending money to buy more threads I don`t need right now, but I wish I could place an order...

Keep stitching ladies!

1 comment:

Xeyedmary said...

Hi- I found your blog a while ago thru someone else's- don't remember who- but I love your work. That floor stand- what kind is it? I might be looking for one sometime.
Anyway- to link a word (or name) to a web address: in your blog composing window, in the tool bar above is a little icon that looks like the earth with a chain or an inifinity symbol (sideways number eight?)in front of it. Highlight the word in your blog text, then click that icon. A little sub-box pops up that has a window to enter the URL you want the word to link to. Type in or "copy/paste" the URL, make sure you don't have a redundant "http://" at the start, click OK, and your word is linked!
I usually then format that word in a different color so it stands out from the rest of the text.
Anna, at StitchBitch http://www.stitchbitch.blogspot.com told me how because I couldn't figure it out either!
Now we're all blogging pros!
Take care.