This is my 2nd attempt at a blackwork bookmark. The picture on the right was the first one. I like it very much, but I unfortunately damaged it while in the finishing stage. I did it again in purple, but this time I decided to leave out the busy work. They have quite different effects, don't you think? I sent out the 2nd one to my exchange partner.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Sunday, October 17, 2004
The start of another week
Well, It's Sunday. I worked this morning and I'm bushed! Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it to work the 4-10 shift, but then I get 3 days off and I know it is. I tend to get way behind on my email during my work week though. Imagine, I'm feeling guilty because I'm not sitting in front of this computer talking with all my friends. LOL...I should be feeling guilty because Sunday - Wednesday I don't feel like doing the laundry, cooking or cleaning. But of course those are things I have to do.
I received my model stitching project yesterday and I started it last night. I took it to work this morning and got quite a bit done, although not as much as I had hoped. We were actually kind of busy. I do like busy days, though. They make the day fly by. I had several people with lost or stolen cards today. And one poor guy found his card just after I finished reporting it lost. Now he still has to wait for the new one because once it's reported, that number is gone forever. Oh well, let that be a lesson to any one who reads this. Make sure your card is actually missing before you call up your credit card company. Another poor guy had just stepped out of his cab in L.A. and got his things out of the car and the cabbie took off with out giving back the guys card! Go figure. What an idiot that cabbie is. Thankfully he had his personal card on him for this business trip so he won't be without money. I fed-exed his new card to his business office so he'll have it on Tuesday when he gets back.
Well, that was basically my day. Tony fixed dinner...French toast and scrambled eggs. Geez, when I go easy on the dinner like that he gets all upset. But I didn't complain. It was good and I didn't have to cook it! You'd have thought he would have done the dishes today though...Yeah...I like to complain...It's one of the things I do best. LOL But seriously, it was good of him to cook for me.
Well, off to bed. It's after 9 pm and if I'm to be up at 3:30 I'd better get some shut eye.
Keep on stitchin'
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Celtic Knot Bookmark
The bookmark below is a pattern called Celtic Knot. This was challenging to me to work up because of the repeating pattern. Eventually I got out a marker and colored the places I had stitched on my pattern. It turned out very nice. I gave this one too my Mom. She really likes it. I finished the back with a piece of grey felt. That serves 2 purposes: 1) It makes the bookmark a bit sturdier and 2) it hides the ugly back of the piece! I'm makeing another one now...just getting started on it today. I'm going to use some fabric that I hand dyed myself. It came out too orange, but it will look good on a bookmark. This time I'm using black thread against the orange background. Perfect for this month, isn't it?
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Below is a picture of my Literary Cat bookmark stitched for my EMS bookmark exchange. Today is the deadline for mailing, but since it is Sunday I'll have to send it out tomorrow. I'm very pleased with how this turned out. Instead of using a prefabricated bookmark form I stitched this on 14 count aida. When it was finished I folded the right side in and stitched it closed. Then I turned it right side out and stitched the tops closed. Then I frayed the ends to make fringe. This is the first time I had done this. I usually buy the prefabricated bookmarks, but all that I could find in Spokane were the ones with lace on them and I didn't want that for this project. Next time I will leave more room at the top for the fringe, but overall I am pleased.
Saturday, October 09, 2004
The Site Fights
Hi There! Or should I say Howdy! I have joined the Site Fights at http://thesitefights.com/team26
This should be fun!