Hello, I'm back!! Using my new computer and making my
first blog entry with it. So far.....so good.
And with a finish to show off too. Here is the red sampler all
finished, as of last night. Mostly done at work during my lunch
breaks and in the bus depot on my way home from work at night.
Sadly the true colour of the material I stitched it on does not
show up in the picture. It really sets off the red thread colour
beautifully. But at least you get an idea of what it looks like.
This I will eventually frame for our bedroom I think.
I have arranged to start collecting Crescent Colours threads
through a monthly delivery from Stitching Bit's n Bobs, and
today received the first set of 11, plus two free charts. Aren't
the colours gorgeous??? I have to keep them hidden from
Rupert until I can add them to my thread list and then put
them safely away in my stash cupboard. He likes to steal
them and run away.
And I've been oh so bad with the online bookstore this past
few weeks. Actually, the lot in the picture above were ordered
way back at the end of March, but just arrived last week. I think
they were waiting for the one book to become available before
they shipped the whole order. A long wait, but well worth
waiting for in the end.
The majority of this order is the fault of Jaimie (Lavender and
Lace Stitches/Bell Literary Reflections) and her book blog. I
saw most of these books reviewed on her blog and had to get
them. The only exceptions being Chosen, which is book three
in the YA series that I discovered and started reading earlier
this year, Daughter of York which is the second book by Anne
Easter Smith, and The Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket.
Jane Brocket's blog Yarnstorm is a feast for the eye and
a delight to read. I've been a fan for well over a year now.
She was approached to write this book based at least in
part on the success of her blog and it was released late last
year. I don't know if it's available in the States yet, and I
think this is the one that held up my order for so long, but
it's a wonderful book. If you love to cook, knit, read, garden,
sew, or simply delight in the simple pleasures of home
and hearth (and appreciate the odd reference to Cary
Grant) then this book is definitely for you. If you don't
know Jane yet, follow the link in my sidebar to her blog
And Jaimie??? Thank you!
This smaller order arrived today. Nothing gets my heart
pounding like a new book from Elizabeth George. As a
matter of fact I'm reading one of hers right now. British
crime/mystery featuring Lord Thomas Lynley, well
written, eloquent and riveting. Kelley Armstrong is top
of my list of favourite authors too and I always keep an
eye out for her next book. And Julie Andrews auto-
biography covering the early years of her life and career.
Can't wait to read this one too. I've loved Ms Andrews
since forever!! She's an incredible lady.
Poison Study is a reorder actually. I ordered the entire
trilogy in one go back in March, but the first book in the
series arrived in appalling shape. It had obviously been
printed in a bad batch and arrived with half the pages not
separated, the printing on the pages inside misaligned and
falling off of the page, and the top end of the book narrower
then the bottom of the book. Really weird. I sent it back
for a refund, and had to reorder it again. I've never gotten
a book like that before.
Kathy A. : The Carries Creations threads came from
Mary Kathryn's on line store. I always get wonderful
service whenever I order something from her.
The iMac has been a great experience so far. I've only
ever had a PC before, a Dell machine, and it gave me
pretty good service for 7 years. But this one is truly an
eye opener. The graphics....the speed.....the sound.....
and so easy to use. I also got myself an ipod, in red,
and have been enjoying that. I'm really getting into
the 21st century at last.....well, except that we still
don't own a cell phone. Baby steps....
Spring continues to bless us with her prescience and
the garden is looking good. DH mowed for the first
time on Sunday, which is his most favourite passtime.
It can still get quite cool at night though so planting of
pots and stuff will wait until the Victoria Day long
weekend just in case there's a last touch of frost.
That's it for now I think. Thanks for dropping by.