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I have collected incredible amounts of cross stitch magazines in my over 30+ years of cross stitching. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and cross stitch. In May 2011 I decided to make my dream of sharing my love of needlecrafts a reality and started the online shop, The Stitcher's Market along with hubby. My biggest hope is to pass on my love of stitching to my children. Let's face it, some one has to inherit all my stash. I am shy, but I truly appreciate everyone's comments and friendship. I am glad to help anyone who needs any stitching information. I love to have giveaways and share other bloggers giveaways, so please stop by often. Enjoy your stay!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Stitching and Reading

Two of my favorite things to do. Sad thing is that I have not done so much of either lately. But, I am sure to remedy that soon.

Today I went to the library and picked up three books that I am sure will put me up to reading speed soon.

The first book, which I was very shocked to see at my small library was, Knitting on Top of the World, by Nicky Epstein. Now, I don't know much about Nicky Epstein, but just looking at these projects, I dare say, she must be a very famous knitter with a huge fan following. The projects in this book are amazing!! I am in awe of what she has done with two sticks (okay, maybe four..... but no more.... LOL). It is my hope to work on some of these projects soon. Even if it is just to master the stitches and the patterns. Mastering those would be a great step toward progress and knitting knowledge.

Two other books made it with me, Sins and Needles along with Knitting Bones are both written by the superb Monica Ferris. Those were also a shocker to see at the library. Great to see that Monica is getting a bigger fan base. There was a time where I purchased each one of her books as they came out. Seems that I am only 5 books behind which is not too bad considering I have stitched and read other books.

The rest of the books that I picked up were mysteries as well. I guess that I am on a mystery kick. Reading comes in cycles with me. Sometimes I can pick up 5 books of either the same genre or written by the same person and become very well versed in their writing techniques.


Other times, I will pick up as many craft books as my library carries and become engrossed in the awesome handiwork and detail each book contains. Either way, I love books and if I had it my way, I would always be reading writing and crafting (cross stitch, knitting or crocheting preferably with quilting as my last recourse only because I can't seem to get those 1/4 seams right EVER !!!!!!)

So, enough of the reading and on to the stitching. Hmmmmmm...... can't say I am happy with the little bit of stitching I have done this week. Although I come home gun-ho ready to take on every thread with gusto, I end up either on the internet or catching up on some zzzzzzzz's. You would think I have caught up on them by now, but I can't seem to get enough sleep on some days. Lately that has been everyday.

On my personal exchange stitching...... not good. I did stitch something which at the time I really liked and now I dislike. Not because it is ugly or badly done, just because I don't like it anymore. Does that make sense? So if I don't like it, I don't gift it. That is just me. Lately I can't get the love for it anymore thus, I am in search of something else to stitch.

My Disney Neighborhood is coming along very slowly as I decided to somehow stitch one over one on 28 ct without a magnifying glass. Thankfully I can see all of the stitches, BUT and that is a BIG BUT, I go so slowly because the thought of ripping out an error scares the evil out of me. So in order not to make a mistake I take my time.

Another thing that has been taking up my time lately is the TV series LOST. Yes, yes, I am a LOSTIE. I can't get enough of the series which I have been watching since the pilot episode.
As any true lostie, I have lots of theories which can be considered crazy at times. If you have seen the show, you must know that the craziest theory sometimes is the correct conclusion.

I don't want this to become a LOST blog because there are awesome and creative LOST bloggers out there who are so in tune with the show that my blog would pale in comparison, but from time to time, I will post a theory or two here just because its my blog LOL. Since there is only one and a half seasons left of LOST until its finale, it is safe to say that very little blog time will be dedicated to tv passion.

A theory that I have not seen on any blog is that Ben Linus has a clone. Crazy as it may seem, I think that Ben has a clone just as the rabbits Dr. Candle was keeping away from each other. In S5E5: 316, note that at Ray's nursing home a magic show is going taking place and there is a white rabbit in a cage. When Ben arrives at the airplane, he looks beaten to a pulp almost in the same condition as when he was tied to the tree in S4 when he was being held by the "Losties" prior to the freighter people arriving on the island. I know that it is a crazy theory, but hey, that is the joy of having a theory, they don't all have to be right. After all, it is only a show.

Are you a "LOST" stitcher? Let me know. Till the next time......

Finding stitching time........




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