Hello. It's me. Again.
It's a Saturday evening post, not my usual Sunday morning
update. DH and I are going to be away for most of the day
tomorrow so I won't have any time to up date my blog.
And next week is first of the month, which will likely mean
long hours at work and little time in the evening to blog, and
few brain cells left over that will be capable of stringing two
sentences together in a logical and comprehensive manner.
Here is this weeks update of My Needle's Work. Hmmmm...
This picture looks a bit washed out for some reason. I used
my scanner to get this photo which usually does a pretty
good job of reproducing the image. Ah well. You get the
idea anyways. I've been working away at the greenery around
the girl and am now putting the flowers in. Slow but steady
So, I spent some time this afternoon working on
November Window. There are branches in the tree over
the house on the left, and the verse is about half way done.
I changed one of the thread colours that I'm using for the
verse, going for the redder DMC 3777 instead of DMC 3857.
I like the redder colour (is there such a word as "redder"??).
I think it POP's more.
Um...the picture above makes it look even more red then it is
actually. So, since you all probably have a skein of DMC 3777
in your stashes you can go check it out in person against the
other colour to see what I mean if you like. Or see the red
fruit in the bottom area of the design in the picture for a better
idea of the true colour. Or just ignore me babbling here and
move on to the next topic of conversation.
And speaking of babbling....
Beatrice nominated myself and four other gals for the
above award. Thank you Beatrice. Since I was,
disappointingly, unable to walk away with an academy
award last weekend this award has been a welcome
pick me up. So I'd like to thank the members of the
Actually, I suspect that I'm getting this award more
for my tendency to rattle on and on when I comment.
I seem unable to keep my comments brief and to the
point when I leave a comment. In short, I "talk" too
much. But in my own defense I have to say that when
I see all the lovely stitching and crafting being done on
all your blogs not to mention all the other fun things
you get up to, I find it hard to just say "hey, that's great"
and move on. So in other words....it's all YOUR fault!!
I'm meant to pass this award on to five others who
tend to leave awesome comments on my blog. Well,
Sandra - Sampler Lovers Blog
Sue W - Stitcher W.
Cathey - Pumpkin Patch and Co.
Briggitte - At Briggitte's Place
Sharon - One Life to Live
I don't know how to do links within my post here,
so just check out the blog list on the right hand
side of my blog and go visit these wonderful gals.
Not only do they engage in sparkling conversations,
they also stitch wondrously well. And so much
I started reading The Tea Rose on Monday and am
about a third of the way through it as of now. It's a
wonderful love story and a rag to riches story, with
murder and revenge thrown in as well. It takes place
in Victorian England around the time of Jack the
Ripper and is full of life, colour and excitement
and the characters, major and minor, are given
equal attention and care to detail that makes
them come alive on the page.
I saw this book mentioned on other book lovers
blogs, liked the sound of it and made a note to
pick it up. If you like Rosamunde Pilcher or
Barbara Taylor Bradford then this book is right
up your alley. I have the sequel The Winter Rose
to read after this, and after that one the third book,
The Wild Rose, is coming out in April. These are
nice big books too, which I love. And don't you
just love the cover on this one??? Very elegant and
it sets just the right tone for the story inside.
I stayed up until the very end of the Academy
Awards last Sunday. Did you??? I haven't
done that for a number of years now, mostly
because I've found that the guest hosts have
not been able to bring much to the party in
the way of entertainment or even humor.
So what did I like about this year's show
that kept me up until midnight on a work
1) Hugh Jackman was amazing. He did
the humor with out sounding strained or
desperate, he did the singing and dancing
with skill and enthusiasm. And he looked
like he was enjoying himself, instead of
like he was wishing himself far, far away.
2) Anne Hathaway was a lovely addition to the
opening number and I was surprised to
find out that she could really sing. There
ought to be a law against someone like her
who's so beautiful, can act and can sing too!
3) Was glad to see Kate Winslet win her best
actress oscar at last.
4) and was moved by Heath Leger's family
accepting his award.
5) I really liked the way that they had five previous
winners presenting the nominations for
each of the acting awards. That was very
powerful and moving to watch.
6) The screenwriter who won for Milk (if I
remember correctly) who gave an eloquent
and moving speech about gay rights, the legislation
allowing gay marriages in California and for
acceptance and tollerance of gay people. (He
expressed it much better then I can type it).
I spent the rest of last week making up for the lost
sleep on Sunday night. I can't work on five and a
half hours of sleep like I use to when I was ... um ....
a bit younger then I am now.
It was hard going back to work after my lovely
week off, but we didn't have a share in that
huge lottery jackpot that was given out last
weekend so it was back to the old routine instead.
Thank you for all your great comments about
the library (and it's muli coloured shelves). It's
a dream come true for me to have all those books
and a place to keep them in. It's the most
relaxing room in the house for me.
Well, it's getting late and we have to be up in
good time tomorrow. So thanks for stopping
by. Have a great week and hope you get lots
of time to stitch.