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Friday, September 10, 2010

Like I need another craft

I was catching up on some of my blog reading the other day and ran across an older post of Teresa Wentzler's on Crewel. The design she did is really beautiful, and of course, it made me look around at other crewel designs (since hers is not available for sale, it was just a class piece)...

I've never tried crewel. It never really caught my eye before. But I found this design online and thought it was really pretty too. And it's available as a kit (Dimensions). So I decided to try it - it's called Textured Floral.

We'll see - it's large enough to give me some experience but not so large or dense that I shouldn't be able to finish it (unless I just hate doing it).

I am anxiously awaiting my yarn from Bernat and the start of the Mystery Crochet-along with my friend Cathy. She has picked out her colors too, so I can't wait to see how we both progress as the clues are given.

And I've been reading a lot lately. When I got my new Kindle 3 (LOVE it!) and gave my nephew a Kindle also (linked to my account), I bought the three books in The Hunger Games trilogy. I have finished the first two books and am 33% into the third. Wow, are they good. Compelling. I haven't been able to put them down. I expect to finish Mockinjay this weekend. Of course, my nephew's already read them all, and he highly recommends them also. :)

When I haven't been reading, I've been stitching on Magnificent Wizard, and I've made some good progress, so I should be able to update with a new picture this weekend.

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