Tuesday, September 27, 2005

40 shades of green....

And this is "my" colour? Ye gads....... I would have thought something more along the lines of a nice leaf green.

Your Power Color Is Lime Green
At Your Highest:
You are adventurous, witty, and a visionary.
At Your Lowest:
You feel misunderstood, like you don't fit in.
In Love:
You have a tough exterior, but can be very dedicated.
How You're Attractive:
Your self-awareness and confidence lights up a room.
Your Eternal Question:
"What else do I need in my life?"

Sunday, September 25, 2005

A wrinkle in the cyberspace continuum

As you may have noticed, I've changed my template and I apologize if things seem a bit wrinkled. That is, some do and some don't and if I change to another template, things start floating all over tarnation... Grrrrr.... I'll deal with the "ironing" another day.

Another good reason the housework is not done...

I've been working on this little wall hanging for the past week:

I'm sorry you can't see the colours better as that's what this whole exercise is about. I've used a design in Gai Perry's book 'Color From The Heart'. I finished sewing all the nine-patches and later today I'll start putting it together.

I also started making a pillow for my living room by couching some of my novelty yarns to a piece of striped fabric:

ARRRRRRRGH!!!! I so need a new digital camera! One that can capture the colour of life and not leave it looking like something molding in a corner under the bookcase.

Speaking of books, I'm off to read Elizabeth Aston's 'The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy' and later I'm hopefully going over to UR to see "Art's Around the Lake".

I hung this on my living room wall last week. My mom made this back in the 70's and it hung in our den for the longest time. My favourite has always been the thistle. :)

Like brothers...

So here they are being just as sweet as can be....

When they decide to see who's taller.....

And wouldn't you know.... a fight breaks out!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Woof Nanny

From Woof Nanny

Check out Woof Nanny's new book! I gotta make me a pair o' them knickers!

What it is.....

Well folks, a number of you responded to the post I made last spring about my wall-hanging and here it is.... my inspiration:

In case you're unfamiliar with it (and I suspect most folks in the US aren't), this is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "gem". To me, it just looks like the most splended quilt pattern. This just goes to show how you can get inspiration from the most mundane, everyday things. I've got a larger quilt charted out which I may make someday. Unfortunately, one of the problems of being surrounded by everyday things that inspire is that I've got way too much inspiration and not enough hours in the day to quilt!

You are Lauren Bacall. You started off as very shy
but with a little help, your roots come out.
You're an honest person and your values,
beliefs and convictions are very clear. You
love a good time, and you want security at
heart but you're ready for anything that comes
your way. You may also have an air of grace
about you, and more beauty than you'll ever
realize. But others will see it.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Quite the handful

The main reason I haven't updated my blog much for the past couple of weeks despite finding my digital camera amongst the packing AND the floppy disks that go with it.......