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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Another slight modification

Spurred on from reading Debi's Journal entry about updating and tweaking a few things, I decided to change my percentage bars to CSS from Flash. I haven't done that throughout the rest of my site, but I probably will over time. I also slightly changed the blogroll - the ones with new entries now have a green pawprint (though I know that not all of the blogs are set up to notify when they are updated).

I stitched on Fancy Pansy last night, working on the right flower a bit. It's weird that I'm working with mostly greys, but I know from the photo, it will all work out in the end.

I got my treadmill! I am so excited. Dad drove up (he has a truck, we don't), and helped me pick it up, and then he and C carted it into the house and we all got it set up last night. I plan my first official walk tonight, though I demonstrated it to my mom & dad last night. They are thinking about getting one themselves, but want to wait and see how I like mine first.

Here is Rudy on it - I don't think she quite "gets" it yet. ;)


Oh, and over the weekend, I did manage to stitch some more of the flowers and leaves down on Teresa's quilt - 12 of the 18 are now complete. I also managed to seam the quilt back for Gerrick's quilt and purchase the batting, so we're another step closer on getting his ready to go as soon as Scott's is done.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

A first look

Okay, so I've just finished the second panel's inner section and just had to take a picture. Here's a first look at my Mile-a-Minute Vacation afghan. The colors shown are Caron Simply Soft light country blue and papaya. I was able to get the dark sage green at Joann's yesterday, so I think I'll work a medium sage green inner section next.

When things don't go exactly as planned

Roll with the punches. :)

Actually, it's not been a bad start to the long weekend at all. And I'm not complaining about it. I just haven't really gotten to stitch much, and I'm only about an hour into The Empires Strikes Back so far.

Friday after C left, I realized one thing - I absolutely, positively had to vacuum - I mean, a deep, major cleaning was in order. When you have three kitties, fur tends to accumulate in the places a normal vacuuming session just doesn't get to. So I did - and I only did a third of the house at once. I did another third of the house Saturday morning, and the last bit this morning. It was a major task. I knew I had dust bunnies, I just didn't know how profusely they had multiplied.

I logged on to my library account and saw that my copy of Revenge of the Sith had come in, so I decided to go ahead and pick that up yesterday afternoon. I thought I'd kill another task at the same time by going to Joann's with my 40% off coupon, so I could pick up Gerrick's quilt batting. Called Mel to see if she wanted to tag along and she said sure, so off we went. We stopped in at Hobby Lobby first (a different location from the one I shopped at the other day) to see if they had some additional colors of yarn. I really wanted to get some of the newer color, Copper Kettle. No such luck. Across the street at Joann's, I still didn't find any of that color, but I managed to pick up a peach, and I also got some Gutermann hand quilting thread to try. Picked up the batting, used my coupons, and we headed back out to the car. Baskin Robbins was calling our names. We had passed it by on our way to Hobby Lobby, so we decided to track back and indulge in a little ice cream. It was wonderful. I don't think I've been to Baskin's in at least a year, maybe two. The weather was perfect, and so was the ice cream. At this point, it was late afternoon and I hadn't done any crafting whatsoever yet, but I was thoroughly enjoying the day.

I got home, had a few work things to do (I'm on call this weekend - no biggie, since I hadn't planned on going anywhere), and then my parents called and asked if I wanted to go to Logan's for dinner. Hmmm... lemme think.... steak? Uh, yeah!!! So, they came in and picked me up and we had a really nice dinner together. Someone was pulling out of a spot when we drove up, so we had a parking place right out front, and then we got right in - didn't have to wait at all. Great service, yummy food, enjoyable conversation - it was just a really nice evening. Then they had some film to drop off for processing, so we went to the mall, shopped around in Sears a bit, and I found this cute little red shirt-jacket on clearance for $11. We went upstairs to look at treadmills, and I've made the decision that I definitely want to invest in one. My gym membership expires in July, and the one I was looking at - it is basically the cost of 2 additional years of membership (at last year's cost - I know their membership fees have gone up, and I also won't have access to the discount I was able to get last year when I joined). I think Mom & Dad are looking into getting one also - the one we were looking at goes up to 10 mph, with an incline of up to 10%, I think. It's neither the low-end nor the high-end model, and I think it's perfect for my needs (as well as my parents', should they decide to get it). Oh, and this is really cool too - it not only has the cupholders, it also has a fan and a perfect place to put my book so I can still read while walking. I'm thinking that the computer room is the best place for it, with my MP3's at the ready when I'm not in the mood to read. :)

So, anyway, I'm finally finished with housework for the day, and I'm going to head into the living room for some more Star Wars and finally some stitching! C should be home sometime tonight, and I'm looking forward to a relaxing day with him tomorrow before we head into another work-week. Ciao for now. :)

Friday, May 27, 2005

Another tag - movies

I was tagged by Becky to answer these questions!

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video: films - I don't own a lot (I have a lot more tv series on dvd than movies). But I do own a few - about 45.

2) The last film I bought: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. We usually invest in movies we know we will want to watch again and again.

3) The last film I watched: at home - Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones; at the theater - Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.

4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Gosh, there are so many that it's hard to choose! Regarding Henry, the Harry Potter series, the Star Wars series, Christmas Vacation, and The Princess Bride.

5) Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal: Are there still 5 people left to tag for this one? I'll definitely tag Melanie and Taneya again - I know they love movies.

Oh, and to make this crafty-related, while we watched the season finale of Lost last night, I finished up crochet square #53 - crossed puff stitch. Shhh - I also started my new afghan with the Simply Soft yarn. It's one of those mile-a-minute patterns with about 19 colors... no pic of it yet though.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

A little slip

And I was doing so good too. But I was catching up on some blog reading, and in a Three-Bedroom Ranch I was reminded of Caron's Simply Soft yarn. For an inexpensive yarn, it has the nicest feel, both while working on it and afterwards in the finished product. I kind of regret having started my 63 squares with the Red Heart Super Saver, just because it's not going to be as soft as it could have been, but I do love the colors.

Anyway, so back to my story... I've been gazing at my American School of Needlework's Ultimate Book of Scrap Afghans. There are a few afghans that are really pretty in there. And I know that the Simply Soft yarn is so soft, and inexpensive compared to other yarns... And so today at lunch, I just had to run to Hobby Lobby and kit up one of the afghans! :) I was doing so good at NOT buying new craft supplies, but I had one of those urges today that I was not able to quiet, so I indulged it. They didn't have all of the colors I wanted (almond, peach, copper, dark sage, and buttercup), but I got enough to start it (and probably enough to finish it too). Sometimes I just can't help being bad. ;)

Ooh, ooh, ooh!

A copy of Revenge of the Sith (the book) is in transit to my pickup branch library. I have enjoyed reading the books after seeing the movie, so it was really neat to log on this morning and find that it is on its way.

Last night I listened some more to Digital Fortress by Dan Brown while quilting on Scott's quilt. I had started that book about a month ago, but got distracted by the Harry Potter books. So far, it's pretty good - a thriller about a new means of encryption. Amazon describes it as an 'Internet user's spy novel'. Anyway, back to quilting - I now have 24 squares quilted. Before last night, I had thought I only had 22 quilted so far, but somewhere along the way I've quilted an extra square. This is what's been quilted so far:


I plan to work on the outer-middle sailboats to finish up the rotation on it this month. I'm really looking forward to the long Memorial Day weekend, because I plan to work on Teresa's quilt some more and then seam up Gerrick's quilt back to get it closer to being ready to quilt when Scott's is finished.

Then, I plan to work a little more on Fancy Pansy (I stitched on it a little last Sunday), move on to Unicorn Mystique, and also finish up crochet square #53. Yep, a stitch-alicious weekend is ahead for moi!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Everything I expected

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith was everything I expected it to be. I look forward to watching it again when it comes out on DVD. And this weekend, I'm planning a marathon of Episodes IV, V, and VI while stitching and quilting. :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Last night, I missed the first 30 minutes of the season finale of 24 because I didn't know it came on an hour early. I knew it would be 2 hours, I just thought it would start at the regular time - duh. And me, queen of checking and double-checking, didn't. I worked on Scott's quilt, getting square #22 of 42 completed. I don't expect any crafting to be done tonight, though, because we're going to see Star Wars on the IMAX screen. I've tried so hard not to hear or read too much. Of course, nearly everyone in the office has seen it, so it's difficult with everyone discussing it.

Getting back into the groove at work after being off sick for a week has been interesting too. The brain was definitely complaining yesterday morning, almost as much as the body, for getting up two and a half hours earlier than it had been. I finally managed to resolve one issue in the early afternoon that I've been trying to figure out on and off for several months now, only to be faced with another just-as-complex issue right afterwards. Please let me bask in the glory of success for a minute before handing me another difficult task!

Ta-ta for now.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

A wizard-licious weekend

I managed to finish up the re-read (or re-listen) of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this weekend, a perfect companion to my wizard Merrick. Now I really, really, really can't wait for book 6. :)

I took this photo with my camera just this afternoon - the dolphin got some more attention this time. Oh, and the latest crochet square is #52, the up and down stitch.



I'm doing a little quilting this afternoon while we watch a couple of Friends episodes and re-watch some Star Wars - we're planning on going Tuesday after work, yay!

Friday, May 20, 2005

It's that time again!

Black Swan Designs Stitch-Along weekend!! And I've got Merrick out, ready for action.

I finally figured out what I was doing wrong with square #51, and finished it up. I was reading the pattern wrong - well, it was slightly confusing instructions, but it worked once I stopped trying to do two loop pullups where I was supposed to only do one. Oh, and this is the star stitch.


Ann, I'm not sure what has changed with Internet Explorer, but the little progress bars on the right side of the page are little Flash files. They shouldn't cause you any security problems. :)

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Slowly coming out of the haze

Thanks for all your well wishes - those and the antibiotics seem to be working, finally! I think I should be well enough to return to work Friday, I'm just so glad the light-headedness seems to be gone and the rest of it is going.

In between periods of sleeping and otherwise resting, I've managed to finish Spring Maiden! Her dress had such big blocks of color in the bottom that it was nice, almost mindless work. This photo is a bit colorwise off, but here she is:


Nighty-night, sweet dreams. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Just a quick note

I'm down with strep throat, and waiting to get a prescription filled. I finally contacted my doctor since the darn sore throat was not going away, and that's the verdict.

I'm going back to cuddling up in a quilt on the couch listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, putting a few stitches into Maidens - I don't have the concentration for Fantasy Sampler at the moment, so that seemed the logical conclusion. Hope everyone else is having a better week than me so far!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Progress

Here is where we are on Mini Perle right now. I'm not sure if we're going to go any further this weekend or not - waiting to see how Melanie feels about it. But I had to take a new photo, and I'm pleased with how much better this one came out. The colors are pretty close to reality here.


I'm going to go work on Fantasy Sampler a bit more while the race is on. Then I'll take some OTC drugs to try to make this sore throat that started coming on yesterday GO AWAY! We don't need no stinkin' sore throats around here!!

Friday, May 13, 2005

It's that time again

Grocery shopping. Something that we do only because the shelves in our kitchen get bare and well, we do have to eat, and it is generally cheaper than eating out all the time.

Tonight we've agreed to try grocery shopping in a different part of town. Why would we do this? Why would we drive miles from our house (when we have 3 groceries within 2 miles) to shop at just a different Kroger? Because our Kroger sucks. Okay, some things aren't so bad. But we now have a running joke between us that if we like something, we doom it - our Kroger will stop carrying it. They don't just run out of it - they stop stocking it. It's not that the manufacturers stop making the products. Our Kroger just doesn't like us to be happy with them. And they will do whatever is in their power to frustrate us. Okay, that may be overstating it a tiny bit. But seriously, it's not like just one or two items, which we could live with. We have found these things at other Kroger locations, proving it is our area, not a company-wide thing. It may be the demographics of our area, as I've seen what I would consider specialty items increase in terms of shelf space as the space for things we like dwindles. What can I say? In my part of town, I'm pretty much a minority. We used to joke about shopping at the "international" Kroger near the apartment we had several years ago. I think when we moved, it started to too.

I'm so looking forward to the weekend (as I am every weekend, I know). I've been working a little on Fantasy Sampler - a good companion to watching the Lord of the Rings which we finished up last night. I'm stitching some more of the greenery border, and it is very soothing for some reason. Probably 2/3 of it is blended threads, but there are only about 7 different symbols, so it's easy to get into a rhythm. Tomorrow, Melanie and I will pick up Mini Perle again and we've agreed to finish up the borders satin stitching. We haven't decided whether to go further this weekend - we'll discuss that when we get there. I hope to be able to get a photo with truer colors this time around. And there's racing under the lights again tonight and Saturday night at Richmond, cool - I love Saturday night races. Those cars just sparkle under the lights.

Okay, I've been tagged by a creative one!

Choose 5 and complete the sentence...

If I could be a scientist . . .
If I could be a farmer . . .
If I could be a musician . . .
If I could be a doctor . . .
If I could be a painter . . .
If I could be a gardener . . .
If I could be a missionary . . .
If I could be a chef . . .
If I could be an architect . . .
If I could be a linguist . . .
If I could be a psychologist . . .
If I could be a librarian . . .
If I could be an athlete . . .
If I could be a lawyer . . .
If I could be an inn-keeper . . .
If I could be a professor . . .
If I could be a writer . . .
If I could be a llama-rider . . .
If I could be a bonnie pirate . . .
If I could be an astronaut . . .
If I could be a world famous blogger . . .
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world . . .
If I could be married to any current famous political figure . . .

If I could be a musician . . .

...I would play the sexy saxophone like John Taylor in Duran Duran (in their Rio video).

If I could be a scientist . . .

...I would be the first to completely cure cancer - all kinds.

If I could be a librarian . . .

...I would make sure that my library had plenty of copies of all of the best cross stitching, quilting, crochet, knitting, beading, etc. books and magazines. We would also have a huge supply of unabridged books on tape, so our patrons could sit around and stitch and listen in comfy chairs all day long.

If I could be a linguist . . .

...I would be able to help Daniel Jackson and the rest of SG-1 translate things more quickly when they go on missions to the other side of the galaxy.

If I could be a world famous blogger . . .

...I would... wait a minute - I'm not already? ;)

and now I tag 3 others... hmmm... how about Becky, Taneya, and Melanie.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Just one more tonight

Thanks all! I'm really looking forward to when I do finish Nova - it and Gothic Castle are my oldest WIPs now (started in 1997).

The one comment about remaining patient is funny because a friend was just asking me a similar question this morning - something along the lines of "don't you feel the need to go ahead and finish it?" I guess I am fairly patient in that respect. Late last year, though, I just had to finish Lucien. He enchanted me. And I finished him in a couple of months, I think. I just couldn't stop working on him. But for the most part, I really enjoy working on varied things - samplers, needlepoint, complex cross stitch, simple cross stitch, etc. And by working this rotation as I'm doing it, I finish things spaced out over the months, so my craving for happy dances is satisfied by that.

Terri - congrats on starting your own Nova! Froggie, it wasn't very difficult to learn the stitches. Each one has a diagram, and if you work the colors in the order it presents them, it usually turns out perfect. I've only had to frog a few times when I miscounted. Micky, the squares are 12 x 12 each - on 18 ct. canvas, so they're not quite 1 inch each. I'm having a little difficulty with the crochet square I'm on (51), so I may have to rip it out and start over. Or maybe I'm just tired and need to attack it on another day. All my brain wanted to do earlier was watch some more of Return of the King.

I could go to bed, and it's not even 8:30 yet. I think work is catching up with me. Maybe [gasp!] I'll forego working on anything more tonight in favor of some rest. I can always pick up tomorrow where I left off today.

Interesting article

Scientists question whether redheads are headed for extinction

I've really started noticing the grey hairs coming in too, though that has nothing to do with the article... ;)

Playing catch-up

The extended version DVDs of the Lord of the Rings trilogy really are worth it. I mean, I enjoyed the theatrical showings of each one, but I looked forward to the additional scenes. I know that directors oftentimes have to cut a movie down to appeal to a wider audience, but with epics such as this, it's really nice that they included the extras for those of us who want to see them. I remember watching Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition) the first time, thinking, "Wow, this makes so much more sense now!" Not that whatever it was didn't make sense before, it just added to my understanding of the story. I never read the books. I know - surprising, given my penchant for sci-fi and fantasy. We finished The Two Towers last night and started watching Return of the King. Even though I didn't read the books, I think Peter Jackson did a fabulous job.

Work has really been slamming me last week and this. Since people have transferred around within departments, many updates are necessary. Some people are very new to the idea that they have web pages for their areas, and so I've been having to meet with them to explain the procedures and standards. It's all been positive so far - just more scattered than my usual workload. I hope that out of it, they will take even more 'pride of ownership' and continue to send updates, newsletters, statistics, etc. The more current information we have out there, the better we serve our citizens. I've also added a couple of departments to my customer list, so it will be interesting to see how my daily routines change.

After work, though - that's of course, where the real fun is. :) And here is Nova, finally - Rows R and S complete!


Tonight I'll finally watch 24 from this week and probably work some on Fantasy Sampler. I've also got square #51 (63 squares afghan) in progress, so I might work on finishing that too...

Monday, May 09, 2005

Wonderful weekend once again

So, I already talked about Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon was just as nice. The weather was perfect, and we opened windows and doors to let the warm breeze waft through the house. While C went over to a friend's for a few minutes, I watched an episode of Sex and the City. Laundry went quickly, even though I had 5 loads to do. When he came home, we ate lunch and watched some of our shows, catching up on Lost, Alias, and Jack & Bobby for last week. We sat outside for a bit with Smokey and Rudy Poo (Candy rarely wants anything to do with being outside - she's our true scaredy-cat).

We made stroganoff for dinner and sat down to watch The Fellowship of the Ring - we're watching the trilogy again over several nights. I also managed to get 2/3 of row S stitched on Nova before heading to bed for the night.

Oh, and I almost forgot - Friday night I stayed up finishing Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son. I really enjoyed it - the pace was quick throughout the book, and the story was interesting. Knowing that it IS part of a series, I was not as put off as I might have been by the ending (or lack thereof). It certainly sets up things for the second book, due out in July. I'm already on the reserve list for that at my library, because they've just put it on order.

I wonder how much was actually written by Dean and how much by Kevin Anderson. Of the more recent Dean Koontz books that I have read, the only one I managed to finish and enjoy was By the Light of the Moon. I finished, but hated, One Door Away from Heaven. From the Corner of His Eye was, eh, so-so at best. It also took me forever to get through the Moonlight Bay series books, Fear Nothing and Seize the Night. I haven't yet finished Life Expectancy or The Taking. His writing now seems so overly descriptive that I'm yawning as I turn pages instead of having my heart race. Frankenstein, Book One seemed much more like Dean's books from the 80's and early 90's, a little less descriptive and a lot creepier, without a ton of happy-go-lucky religious / preaching overtones (characteristic of his more recent work). I'm looking forward to Book Two, and seeing if the writing style changes much with Ed Gorman (his co-writer for that book).

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Peer pressure

Although I don't really know who pressured who more, Mel and I started Mini Perle yesterday. She called me as C and I were on our way back from visiting his family to say that she had gotten her colors at Metamorphosis (early - we were supposed to go shopping for them next Saturday)... After hearing what her colors were going to be (she changed a few), I told her she just had to come over and show me. Of course, they are really cool - so we both decided to go ahead and start it.

So after finishing the first three rounds of outline satin stitch, we'll both put it up again until next Saturday - this way we can stay together on our stitching in case we have any questions or helpful hints along the way, and we can watch them develop together.

I haven't finished my round on Nova yet (but I have finished Row R), so as soon as I finish the satin stitching on Mini Perle, I'll get back to Nova and complete Row S.

Totally unexpected, my "children" gave me a Mother's Day card and presents this morning. I received a red rose, a bag of Pepperidge Farm double chocolate Milano cookies, and a can of Fancy Feast salmon feast. I think I can guess which one picked out the Fancy Feast...

Happy Mother's Day !!!

8:20 p.m. Update on Mini Perle: here's where we both stopped.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Sit n Stitch

I finally got to my LNS' Sit n Stitch last night after what seems an interminable absence. It probably hasn't been as long as I think it has, but it's definitely been a couple of months. I didn't take Nova with me because it is in my stitching stand, and I didn't think they had enough room for all that and me. So I worked on the Maidens last night. I shall be back to working on Nova again tonight.

There is a definite ebb and flow of Sit n Stitchers. Rarely is the same exact group of people there week to week. Last night I met a woman who does bobbin lace. I had never even heard about bobbin lace until I read the Monica Ferris book, Framed in Lace. All of those bobbins (she was working with 42 last night), wow! Very intricate. And a demonstration is so much better than trying to picture it in my head from a text description.

Oh, and I was really good last night too - I didn't even get up once to go look around for "something to purchase." I just sat and stitched and chatted (and ate a homemade brownie). Yay me. It's so easy to get in the habit of buying something new every time I go to Sit n Stitch, just because I'm there and I can. It takes some willpower not to get up and walk around. I almost got up to do that last night, but I had this internal conversation with myself:

"Let's get up and walk around, stretch our legs. You know you didn't see all of the new books when you came in for the quick lunchtime visit last week."

"Yeah, but I don't NEED anything new. Besides, I don't really have it budgeted this paycheck. And REALLY besides - have you SEEN my stash of charts and kits?"

"Okay, I catch your drift, but hey - didn't you want to see if she carries Needlepoint Inc. silks? You really liked working with the ones in your Mini Mystery E kit..."

"Right, I had that question - but let me ask you this... WHAT are we going to do with them at this moment, huh? Can I use them in any current projects? No. Am I going to allow myself to start a new project RIGHT NOW just so I can play with the yummy silks, if she has them in stock? NO. I've got way too much going on this month, and I have a new start planned for either June or July (or possibly even earlier - this month if Mel and I decide to go ahead and start it after we go shopping for her supplies on the 14th)... Just sit there and stitch. THAT is what you came to do tonight."

"Okay. You're right. Besides, we're saving up for CATS Nashville in August, so any money not spent now can be saved for then" :)
Of my current 25 WIPs, almost 1/3 of them are Teresa Wentzler projects. And everything else besides Trellis Sampler and Fancy Pansy I consider large or extra-large. It's gonna take a while to whittle that list down...

Happy Friday once again, and to all the mothers out there (including my own and C's), an early Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

A little about Nova

Nova is a needlepoint project, worked with DMC and Anchor floss on 18 ct. mono canvas. It is actually a large pattern booklet (spiral-bound), and each of the 396 squares (22 rows of 18 squares each) is charted with directions on how to stitch them. Some are really simple, like the "tent stitch" which is basically half-crosses all worked in the same color, and some are more complex. There are lots of variations in the booklet, and most are worked with four strands of floss. Here is a closeup view of some of the blocks as I was working on them last year, so that you can get a better idea of how they look. The effect from far away is like that of a colorwash or watercolor quilt, so it's really cool from both perspectives.


Thank you, thank you, for saying that I've inspired you. For me, it's like a great big stitch-along or get together, where you bring out your projects and show how far you've gotten, and everyone oohs and aahs. I do so love to see others progress on their projects and root them on - as they bring them to life - and I'm glad that you enjoy the same thing with me and mine. Congratulations especially to those of you who have started your own Nova projects! They may take a while to finish, but they will be worth it, trust me!

I haven't yet decided whether I will frame the birdies or finish them in some other manner. I need to get out my finishing book from Summer Louise and see if there is anything that jumps at me as the perfect way to finish them.

Oh, and I just have to dance for something not crafty-related - I got a surprise phone call last night from a friend whom I haven't seen in over ten years. She had moved out to Colorado, and then even farther west, to Washington state. She's moving back "home" soon, and I should get to see her in June!!! I can't wait to get together and catch up.

Monday, May 02, 2005

A little birdie told me ...

... that I would have a Happy Dance to share. Late Sunday evening I put the finishing stitches into Sitting Pretty, and here is the result. The fuzzy backstitching is a little more subtle with the star sapphire jobelan fabric than it would have been with the white aida from the kit, but I like it.


As for my goals for April, I met all except one of them - I didn't quite get 5 inches knitted on the kitty bed. It isn't difficult, it's just that I've been concentrating on other things this month. So for next month, it's similar goals, except my one goal for knitting will be "knit on the kitty bed's side" - no specific amount, just do it. :)

Up next: goal #1, two rows on Nova!