06 June, 2007

red & white sampler

It's been quite some time since writing for this blog! Life happened and took priority.
But in between those priorities, I did manage to extend my cross stitch library with several good reference books, and work some more on my sampler. The unfinished bit is a flower from a pattern destined for my daughter, but I felt like trying it out, so why not on this sampler? Some of you may recognize my internet "call name" .....

I also took a side track with my quilting friend and tried our hand at making a biscornu. See here the results of the first try. I just grabbed some linen I had in my stash of which I couldn't remember its purpose. Not really my colors, but then again, it was just a dry run to see if I could make this thing and more importantly, liked making it. After a few false starts (that's what happens when you're chatting away ), and fiddling with the corners, it took shape and I got the hang of it. It's a really cool thing to make! Wouldn't be cool as a gigantic poof?

The week after we spent decifering a japanese book and tried our hand at making a needle book! It was a very funny experience trying to figure things out, but two heads being definielty better than one in this case, we finally got it. Thank goodness the diagrams are clear...here's a photo of one I made for a friend. It's not my dream needlebook, but it was a good way to find out what I did and didn't want in a needle book.

Back to the sampler, I had to stop (unwillingly) to work on the Friendship Sampler of the cross stich group I'm in. This one is more classic than the last - Flowers in Pots is the subject. Worked in one color, a beautiful color, DMC #3858. As soon as it's completed, I'll post a photo.

That's it for now, oh, and yes, I've been tagged - have no idea what that is, and what it entails, but now my time is up at the computer, so dear daughter can do her homework. Tommorw I'll make work of this - so whoever tagged me, don't think I"m ignoring you, it's just that life hasn't allowed me to spend much if any time behind this thing! In the meantime, have a crafty day!

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Hello Heidi,
I tried to e-mail you back directly, but it wouldn't work. So, here's the answer in the comments!

Don't worry about "finally" getting to being "tagged"...it's all optional! And, you can tag any blog you'd like, does not have to be a quilter, at least I did!...(I had a hard time finding enough too...I really am kind of a silent blog reader, so probably many people don't know I read their blogs. I just really enjoy writing mine and looking at other people's crafty ideas...) Anyway

And...to answer your underline/link question...here goes. I hope I can explain it okay.

when you are typing the text in your blog and say you want to type the name Jane, and have it underlined so they can click and go to Jane's blog... after typing the name, just highlight the name, and then click on the "link" button (it's green with a chain-link on it, close to the bold, italic, and text color buttons) This will make a box appear that you can then type in the web address of the place you want to direct the person in the URL field...so it would be something like http://www.janesblog.blogspot.com (I just made that one up for an example, I don't know if it exists or not.) When you select okay and then go on and finish typing the name should be underlined.

Probably clear as mud, I know. Good luck and let me know if I can help out any more...

Have a great day!



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