Monday, August 17, 2009

A few earrings for fun

Made these simple earrings this weekend. The ones on the right are for my niece, and are a copy of one of my own favorite pairs.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Did a little beading this weekend

I now have a new scissors fob ready for when my stork embroidery scissors magically show up again. If indeed they ever do! Sort of a case of shutting the barn door after the horse has escaped, but I live in hope. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

I've lost my stork scissors

They've been missing for about three weeks now. This is not the end of the world, I know. I have plenty of other regular scissors lying around the house (some might say too many, there's a pair in practically every room), which all usable and perfectly capable of snipping strands of cotton floss. And I'm sure my scissors will show up eventually, hiding between the couch cushions or tucked away in a craft box where I probably placed them momentarily and then just forgot about them. I just miss them. Stitching is not the same without them.

And of course I keep thinking that if I'd attached a simple scissors fob to them I wouldn't be suffering this loss in the first place. *smacks self upside the head*

Perhaps I should go and make a beaded fob right now in the hopes that the scissors will magically return to see what all the fuss is about.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Decisions, decisions

Can't decide whether or not to break down and purchase this lovely little cross-stitch chart called "My Hearth & Home" from With Thy Needle and Thread. The sweet design really appeals to me, but I have so many other charts waiting to be done...and I swore I wasn't going to spend any money on new charts for a bit.

Oh, the agony...

Monday, August 3, 2009

I love postcards!

I got a lovely postcard from Hastings, East Sussex today where sis is currently vacationing, and I thought I would share a photo of how I display my favorite vintage Florida postcards. These hang in my front hallway.

I am not an avid collector, I just pick up the occasional card here and there when I see one I like. I guess it's the graphic designer in me! I do enjoy finding vintage cards from places I have actually visited or lived.