On any given day I am completely tickled pinkety pink pink to be the blushing recipient of several wonderful comments and emails. I do get a random "I hate you, your writing style, your stitching, and everything about your stupid spinster life" every now and then, but then I see that the return address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I ignore it completely.
SALLY asked about the dog in window canvas that's in my 2007 slideshow. This is a painted canvas by Two Dog Dezigns and I purchased it forever ago from a LNS that is now closed. I did, however, find it (and a few other canvases by that designer) here: http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/module/search_content.htm?showSearchResults=1&search_keyword=two+dog+dezigns.
ELLEN and DAWN asked about the colors that I used in the Aquamarine piece, and whether or not I followed the chart. Well, the answer to that is yes and no. I pulled my own colors and then used the chart as a general guideline, but I didn't think too much about it (to be perfectly honest with you). I just pulled whatever I thought would be pretty in a given area and then stitched it. Here's the thread list:
Caron Watercolours: Oasis
Vineyard Silks: Iceberg, Seaport, Reef Waters, and Seafoam
DMC #5 perle cotton: Ecru, 959, 991
Anchor #5 perle cotton: 169
JENNIFER asked about Aunt Chrissy's stitching, and which big-ass sampler she recently completed (while I was blathering on the phone about something completely inane, I'm sure). Well, Jennifer, I'm afraid that I used a little poetic license there, and that AC has been working on several different things. One of these days I will convince her to let me show you her work, since it is positively exquisite. (I've refrained from doing so thus far because then y'all will quickly realize that SHE is the stitching queen in our little universe and that I'm just a big fat loudmouthed fraud.)
MISS QUOTED asked if I've seen Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Supernatural yet. Nope, MQ. Haven't done that yet. But you will be happy to know that I've printed a list of every single thing he's ever appeared in, and I'm slowly making my way through it all. (I will confess, though, that I've worn a groove in the disc of P.S. I Love You because I've paused the heiney scene so many times.)
SHELLY stays with the Jeffrey Dean Morgan theme with her comment that he looks like Robert Downey, Jr. on steroids. Well, all I can say to that is.....well. Um . Gee. Give me a minute.
(We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming right after the spinster is able to recover from her latest case of the vapors.)
I did receive a rather lengthy email warning me that all of this talk about Jeffrey Dean Morgan is getting old and that nobody wants to know that much about the inner workings of my brain, but to that I say....piffle. I mean, come on kids. Have you SEEN him?
I was wracking my brain the other day trying to figure out what it really is about him that blows my skirt up so, and I've come to the conclusion that it is, quite simply, thus: He smiles with his eyes, he looks like he would be nice to me, and I bet he would never get tired of my strange compulsions, my crazy little dog, or meatloaf.
And in the event that you think I am incapable of devoting myself to anybody else, may I just point out my James Gandolfini obsession of 2006? And wasn't last year the year of Gordon Ramsey? And, least we forget....Chef Robert Irvine...yesterday...today...and tomorrow.
Here's the latest progress on Stars:
I'm really going to make an effort to finish this one this weekend. The overdyed colors in that outer border are driving me nuts, so I might have to re-think that area, but from here I think it will be all downhill. Woo Hoo!
Tomorrow is Aunt Chrissy's turn for a procedure, so I will wish you a Happy Weekend a day early! Woo Hoo!