Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TUSALs, Biscornu, Needlebook and SABLE

Lots and lots of pictures!
Not only am I late with March's TUSAL, I'm shamefully late with the TUSAL for February!
 This is February's picture
and this is March's:
I guess I need to explain that I'm using a large empty medicine bottle next to my stitching spot, and transferring the contents to my TUSAL jar when it gets full - which seems to happen roughly monthly.

Michelle received the February biscornu from me for the Please Pass The Biscornu exchange.  I used a freebie chart from Louison, a very talented lady!  I added clear beads for sparkle where they seemed to want to go.

Michelle's picture is so much more attractive than mine - click on the link above to visit her blog and see it, if you wish.

Remember the other needle book I mentioned angel stitching for Tiny Treasures Exchange, Too?
It has been received, so I can share pictures now.

I evidently forgot to take a picture of the inside :-(.  I took the color scheme from the fabric that lines the needle book.  Rats!  I'll have to check my stash and see if I have a bit of the fabric left to take a photo.

SABLE - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.  Even though I've drastically reduced my SEX (take your mind out of the gutter - that stands for Stash Enhancement Experience!), the kindness of another crafter has increased my stash!  A sweet lady I work with was showing me an altered album (beautiful!) she was working on.  I remarked that although it was tempting, I refuse to start another hobby, because my various stashes are already overflowing my craft room.   A few days later, she brought me box of goodies!

Here, in no particular order, are some of the goodies:
Lots of books!
Some really cool grommets!

  Including this by Mosey and Me
This reminds me of Sloss Furnace, in nearby Birmingham, Alabama

I see a Butterfly Fairy being stitched in the near future. - That's Lavender and Lace # 42 - Fairy Grandmother.
If you've stuck with me to the end  congratulations on your endurance!
Thank-you for visiting today!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Friday 56 - 12 March 2010

The Rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


The book closest to me is Fantasy in Death by J. D. Robb. 
"Admiring you doesn't mean taking the fall for you.  He's not quite as dumb as you think...."

I've been reading this series since it's inception, way back in 1995.  Fantasy in Death is the 30th book in the series (not counting the 7 In Death novellas).

*Looks like I have access again - at least for now.  It makes me nervous that there is not a good explanation for why I have had only intermittent access for over three weeks.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

**Special note for the Chinese commenter - if you will stop including XXX rated links in your comments - I will approve them.  Blogger does not allow me to edit the comments - and I choose not to endorse your link.

对中国的评论者特别注意 - 如果你将停止包括在您的评论第三十额定链接 - 我会核准。 Blogger 不容许我编辑的意见 - 我选择不同意您的链接(Thanks to Google Translate for the translation)