Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I do appreciate all the great comments!! Thanks you for setting my mind to ease about the wash/rinse on finished pieces. I do often wonder if I do things "like everyone else" or "am a maverick blazing my own trail." I wonder if maverick is just the right word there... it might be that "stubborn" is a better fit. I do feel better that so many stitchers iron pieces - and use a lite mist - I use a steam iron and when needed a lite mister - whenever I wrap up a piece. It seems that I can never get the wrinkles out if I don't. Every piece I have ever stitched has that little extra "specialty" fiber - delicious Who-Hound fur - no matter how close I look and pick them out, there always seems to be a couple I miss. I did like the idea of a roller to remove them, but those suckers seem to wriggle into the stitches and only a tweezers can get at them - just a little obsessive I know.
By now everyone has learned of the terrible devastation in Japan - with the 8.9 earthquake and the multiple aftershocks. Here in the Bay area they have closed off the Beach to traffic - the Great Highway is closed that runs along parallel. Yet there are people going down there to "watch" as the waves roll into and onto the beaches.... can we say dumb move!! I have heard that many of those that live along the coast in teh Outer Sunset have started to leave - as nobody knows what the tsunami will do to our coastline. It will hit at around 8am PST and at a low tide so they are thinking it might just hit and cause a large high tide condition. We wait and see.....
I really didn't have anything to yap about this morning, but last night I thought I hadn't posted a stash shot in a long time - I really enjoy looking at what other stitchers acquire - sometimes I see something I had missed and add that to my list. As ever I have far surpassed SABLE. Here is a shot of the latest things I have added - New things from shops and older things from eBay and direct stash sales......
I get a real rush out of finding an OOP chart - and one that I have been looking for a long time is..."Sarah Maddock Sampler" - I saw this completed Debbie's Blog a long time ago - fell in love with it, especially the grape vine border, and have been chasing after one it ever since - they rarely if ever become available. It is the complete kit but I will shift out the 25ct linen to 36ct and shift the DMC to silks. Overall I am really happy about everything - and now need to file it all into my already stuffed binders.
I wanted to leave off today with a snap of the Peach. Although she is going on 9 - she is an out of control maniac high energy puppy when ever anyone touches one of "HER" toys. I don't mean just any toys but her squeaky skinneez toys.......
She usually gathers them up - there are 5 of them - and then just dares Lolly to try and touch them. Pete never comes near them, but Lolly will try and grab one and then run away with it. If Peach sees this then she is after her all growls and snarls until Lolly drops it and puts it back with the others. She has 3 raccoons, a fox and a spotted coyote. I think that everyone of them one only has a single squeaker left - they start off with two. They get punctured and stop working since she chews and scratches at them so much.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks you so much for stopping by, do come again.