• Ramblings


    Discombobulated, disorganized, discontented…  the past month has been quite a hectic one, leaving me with little time to respond to emails or keep my blog updated. And amidst the chaos that was October, my computer decided to go comatose on me. That's when I realized that I broke two very important rules of mine:

    1. Don't rely so heavily on technology that you can't function without it.

    2. Since you will break rule #1, make sure you have everything backed up.

    Yesterday the shop called to tell me my computer was ready for pickup, so I'm doing my best to get back on track.

    In the mean time, I wanted to share with you a lovely rendition of Halloween Hornbook Sampler, finished by Karen V. She finished it into a cube, and I love what she did with the trim!


    This is wonderful, Karen! What a great way to reorganize those squares. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with me!

    Speaking of stitching, I've been working on The Flood as much as possible in order to have it ready for the Nashville market in February. I'd say I'm about 1/4 of the way through it, but my goal is to be at the half-way point in the next couple of weeks. Today I'll be working on a tree and a hippo and some bees. And a crown, of course. 🙂

    Poor Mrs. Noah. I imagine she would have traded places with me if she could. After all, cleaning up all those droppings would leave one feeling disturbed, dismayed, and surely disgusted. Do you think she broke her two important rules?

    1. Don't rely so heavily on dry land that you can't function without it.

    2. If an elephant raises its tail, back up.

  • Crazy Kids,  Holidays

    Off With Their Heads

    Sophie has had quite a head cold these past few days, but that didn't stop her from performing her royal duties and donning her Red Queen (from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland) costume to go trick-or-treating last night with her dad. If there's anything these two love, it's getting into their characters.

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    In case you didn't get to watch any scary movies this past month, here's are some stills from the set of "Why Don't These Two Go Off to Join the Circus and Leave Me to My Stitching?"…

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    They came back with loads of hydrogenated kernel oils, soy lecithin, and artificial flavors, all in brightly colored wrappers. (I remember when I was a kid, and they used this stuff called natural sugar that was really bad for you.)

    I hope you had a wonderful Halloween night! Mine was fine until I suddenly realized one very frightening, heart-stopping, blood-curdling fact:

    There is, indeed, a bored game for every occasion.

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