Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Think I've Found The Trick To This.

Take photos. Download photos from camera to computer. Upload photos to USB memory stick. Take stick to the hi-speed computer at work. Upload photos to blog there. Click "save as draft" button. Come home to edit the post. Write leisurely, knowing the photos are already up there!
Yeh, it doesn't take a computer genius to figure all that out. Some geniuses just work a bit slower then others, OK.
I had intended a very up-beat post full of photos but I must take a moment to send my prayers and good wishes out to Harmien. Her lovely cat Kisse died today. I was so heartbroken when I read her post.

Some bargain hunting. A new dollhouse kit that retails for $450. I got it for TWENTY BUCKS at a yard sale.A very cute sewing basket found on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics for $7. Originally $25.A not-so-much-of-a-bargain purse. My mom has the white one and I just had to have one for myself. A weeks worth of pay went to the black one for me. DS Squared by Sondra Roberts for any millionaires who are interested in this purse for themselves.
Progress on new wood flo0ring for the computer/craft room. Also new blue paint. Some stitchy updates too. Frederick and Susanna Goose Tombstone.

And a little artsy photo I will call "Homage to Edgar". No it's not the real thing, only the microwave variety......Orville Redenbacker Kettle Corn!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oh Frederick, Dear Frederick

I have looked at you on-line for months. Admired your beauty, your regal bearing, your striking colors. Then finally the chart arrived. I organized all the colors and the fabric. If possible, you were even more beautiful in person. Then away you went, into the zip-lock bag to wait your turn in the stitching rotation. Weeks passed, months passed. Finally I started to stitch you on Tuesday. Oh, my wonderful Frederick...............you take me back to a kinder, gentler, more peaceful time. You ease my unsettled mind. You are more then just a collection of x's. You have come to life.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Photo Crazy!!!

I have a matter of seconds to write before I have to go into the gym and coach my junior group. This hi-speed computer at work is a dream!
Very quickly.......the tombstone update.
Five Birds a Barrick Samplers freebie
A miniature carpet for the dollhouse (with assistance from the neighbor-cat Twinsy)
Mystery plant. Does anyone know what this beauty is?
and of course Pet Snaps........

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tombstone SAL Will Be Late.

With the randomness of my computer I can't even update my own SAL on time. I've actually tried this post several times and even without photos it gets "lost" somewhere in Cyberspace!

Here's the Royal Lady of the day. The computer is liking these photos and not any that I have taken. This is Queen Alexandra, nee Princess Alexandra(Alix) of Denmark.(1844-1925) Her younger sister Dagmar was Empress Marie Feodorvna of Russia. These Royal sister were very close and had many gorgeous portraits made together. They were famous for dressing alike, even as grown women. As Princess of Wales, Alexandra was quite the fashion plate, much as Diana, Princess of Wales was in her day.
Alexandra, the second child of King Christian and Queen Louise (nee Hesse-Cassel) of Denmark, was born December 1, 1844. On March 10, 1862 she married Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) son of Queen Victoria. Alexandra was a keen photographer in her own right, traveling around with her Kodak box camera capturing contemporary scenes and members of the extended Royal Family. I highly reccomend the book "Developing The Picutre, Queen Alexandra and the Art of Photography", by Frances Dimond.
Not a very stitchy post, as it was intended to be. But I have to take whatever the computer chooses to give me these days. So I better hit the 'publish' button right now before I lose it all again. Hopefully, I will have access to the computer at work and be able to post a few photos later in the week.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Brite Birds

Lots of WIPs and finishes to show, but my computer only seems to like the photos of Brite Birds today. A lovely freebie from Barrick Samplers via Barbara. Thanks Barbara!
The computer gets slower and slower and gives out the familiar "connection is timed out" message, so I better post this before it disappears.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Moment of Silence

The anniversary of September 11, 2001 makes all the anger and sadness in my own life pale by comparison. So rather then fill this space today with idle chatter, ramblings or bitching of little consequence I'll share some photos instead.

Once again, the photos aren't uploading, so it will just be silence.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Did you ever have an experience so bad, so angering, so humiliating that it is simply beyond words? Hence the title "Blank". A much calmer and more acceptable word then the expletives I wanted to write. It really isn't any big earth-shattering secret or scandal, just something I can't put in to proper perspective at the moment.
It is "Tombstone SAL" day so I should try to get a photo up here.......although I've had moments today where I would rather be under the tombstone then stitching on it. Fear not, those feelings have passed, as I am sure this whole situation will in good time. I just need to stay focused: cats, dog, gymnastics, stitching. Get back on an even keel and stay a steady course. Maybe I should be stitching something nautical instead!