Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Well, I finally Started!

Finally got the fabric loaded on my scroll frame for The Gift of Stitching Companion Scottish Sampler. The fabric is beautiful. I find the higher count fabrics are a bit more fragile, so I have to be careful not to pull the stitches too tight, or it will open a hole. Keeping the tension very tight on the fabric also helps.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What a day!

It was not a nice day today. Things just didn't go my way at all. I did finish reading Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer, and will be moving on to The Quiet Gentleman as part of a read-along for April. I am also listening to The 39 Steps by John Buchnan, which is NOTHING like the PBS Masterpiece program. I'm quite wondering how they came up with that story line? It's nothing like the story in the book.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Well, I've got my TGOS chart printed out, and my fabric is zigzagged and ironed with the center marked. I should be able to load it on my scroll frame in the next couple of days. Unfortunately, I discovered I had shifted a few motifs one square to the left on the current model, which I had to rip out and re-stitch. It was quite a bummer.

I have moved onto reading Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer. I do so love Heyer books. Quite entertaining. I have been watching the 3rd season of Wooster and Jeeves. Quite humourous, I must say.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Well, I did finish Willoughby's Return. I thought the ending about Marianne was pretty good, but the part with Margaret was a little obvious. I knew what was going to happen with her way back in the very middle of the book. But, it was entertaining.

I did try to read Queen Victoria Demon Hunter by A. E. Moorat, but it was a little too riske and gory for my liking. I am waiting for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to come in from the library. It looked rather entertaining.

I am practically finished with my model, so hopefully, by next week, the TGOS model with be loaded and on my frame.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Moving on to something different

Well, we got the new Soul Silver and Heart Gold Pokemon games. They come with a Pokewalker, where you can pop in any Pokemon you have in your actual game, and they can catch Pokemon unavailable in the actual game. It's really quite ingenious. I am a really big Pokemon fan anyway.

Willoughby's Return is getting a little dull. Marianne is always arguing with Col. Brandon, and Margaret is really Marianne in disguise. The story was so promising, and now has become so predictable. I was hoping for something a little different than a re-write of Sense and Sensibility.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Moving on. . .

OK, I'm almost done with my model, so I'll be able to move onto TGOS one. However, I find Willoughby's Return still rather entertaining. I'm about 1/2 of the way done, and it's pretty close to what I think JA would have written. Not necessarily WHAT she would have written, but in the style.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just starting

Well, since Wordpress is spazzing out when I try to publish my posts, I'll go over here to Blogger.

Anyway, I've been reading Willoughby's Return and have found it to be quite well written. I'm not really that far into it, but the characters definitely continue on from where Jane Austen had left off. Though Margaret seems to be taking a more forward roll, as it is 3 or 4 years after the original Sense and Sensibility.

I will also be posting my model project for The Gift of Stitching magazine on here. Once I get it loaded on my scroll frame, that is.