Jul 22, 2008


By 8:00 last night I had boo-hooed myself into a splitting headache. I thought about just going to bed, but decided to hit the Happy Chair with "something perky" to take my mind off of missing my Dad.
Out came Laura J. Perin's "Primrose Path" and onto the tube went my boyfriend Kevin (as in Costner, don't you know). I had already spent enough time with my other boyfriend Robert (as in Chef Irvine from Dinner Impossible), so I decided a little Bull Durham was just what the doctor ordered. Nope, not a big baseball fan. I just like to watch Kevin do just about anything on the screen, including (but not limited to) eating Wheaties, dancing around in a robe, and polishing Susan Sarandon's toe nails. Hubba hubba.
But I regress...
I managed to do all of the little pink buds on the outer border of Primrose. These are actually smyrna crosses done in DMC#5 perle and they turn out to be quite cute. Sorry my close-up shot is so blurry, but this wouldn't be my blog if there weren't a few really crappy pics to aggravate the h*** outta' me.
Today I went back to the library for the Beginner's Crewel class. The instructor is on vaca, so we had "free stitch" today. Well, I whipped out my little kit and away I went.
If you're interested in learning how to do crewel, I highly recommend www.crewelworld.com. I got a full kit of stuff that included an excellent book, fabric, iron-on transfers, needles, hoops, and fabulous crewel yarn from Appleton. The projects in this book are more modern and funky than your typical crewel stuff (which is just what I wanted), so methinks I will do several of them. The little piece I'm working on is called "Birthday Wish" and it is supposed to be mounted on a card when stitched. For a first try, I thought it was super dooper easy and very fun.
Before I go I have to send my very best teary hugs and kisses to you all for your lovely comments. I don't know what the hell is wrong with me (Chrissy thinks it's medication issues or the onset of menopause), but I am just a big fat mess lately. Your love and support and attention to me and my stupid little life has meant more than you will ever know. I am, as Bobby Bacala says to Uncle Junior "in awre of yous".
Kiss Kiss!


  1. I have the book "The New Crewel" that has that birthday card design on the cover. Lots of cute stuff! Can't wait to see your finished project.

  2. Your primerose is beautiful. Wow! Your card is going to be so cute.

  3. Primrose Path is looking so good Coni.
    Kevin Costner is not my fave actor but in The Bodyguard - mmnn - yes I could go for him!

  4. I haven't been by in a while (shame on me!) Your dad sounds like such a wonderful man, no wonder you miss him {hugs}

    Congrats on your well-deserved creative award. And I love your floss tag. great job ;) ;)

    I'll be sure to visit more often, you always put a smile in my day!

  5. What a nice surprise to see my primrose design popping up on your canvas. You work in the reverse order from me: I stitch everything around the center and then finish with the flowers in the center. Neat to see it stitched in the opposite order. YOU GO GIRL!!