Wednesday, July 23, 2008

About cross-stitch, sort of...

My internet adventures began when my roommate bought a PC in the mid-90s (yeah, I seem to start everything later than everyone else...what's your point?) I typed Teresa Wentzler (she who makes color do magic things as near as I can tell) in the AOL search box and fell into bulletin boards and the cyber-community of stitchers. What fun! People were stitching all over the place! I even de-lurked every now and then. And I'm fairly certain that stitcher's blogs brought me to blogs in general. After months of reading and watching people's progress on their assorted projects, it occurred to me that maybe all I needed to actually make some stitching (or knitting or tatting or sewing or insert hobby/task ) progress is to make myself accountable. Publicly so. Neat. I'll start blogging too. A year or so later, I decided that it really didn't matter what I named the blog, the writing was the thing so just get on with it already. So now three or four months after finally starting a blog, I'm well on my way to being the same type of blogger that I am stitcher (knitter, tatter, seamsress etc) - too casual to accomplish anything so I'm starting today to make myself more accountable. The only problem is that my camera battery is dead, the spare battery is hiding in the wilds of my belongings along with the charging cradle. So I don't have any photos of my works, but I do have a photo of a box of goodies I received in an exchange from Carol. Ok, now I've forgotten how to add photos... brb... Ok, got it.

Pretty neat eh? The stitched Quaker swan pillow is really exquisite - every bit of it, from the cross-stitching to the finishing (looks like lace joins front to back rather than a plain old seam). Then she also sent along three skeins of floss, some banding to stitch on, that spool of blue ribbon you see and some flavored teabags. And packed it all in that pretty pink box - just a whole package of fun. Thank you Carol!

Tomorrow, assuming that tonight I find the spare camera battery or the charging cradle, I'll start the being accountable part of being a stitching blogger...

2 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a beautiful gift, how exciting to unwrap

Paula C. said...

Beautiful exchange! Hey, did you by any chance have my name for the Quaker Animal exchange? I saw your post on the Quaker Inspired blog and since I hadn't received yet, I thought I would ask if you had my name. Darn post office!