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Miss Cranky Pants

Yep, that’s me this morning … didn’t get to bed until after midnight, but was out like a light almost immediately, then semi woke up at 4am … only to have a spider dream where the damn thing was dropping down from the ceiling with it’s huge hairy legs wiggling right by my head – my heart was pounding, and the sheer terror had me bolting upright from bed and hastily running to the door and lightswitch … only problem is that I’d piled up a whole lot of ‘stuff’ to clear out today and ended up falling over it and ploughing into the corner of the wooden bed frame – I now have a nice graze and simmering bruise on my left knee, that was throbbing most of the night. I was tossing and turning the rest of the ‘night’. Bloody spiders … mutter mutter mutter …

An answer for Heather – reversible blackwork isn’t at all hard, but you do have to concentrate really hard to make sure you follow the directions correctly. The class I did was a correspondence class through the Embroiderers Guild of America, and the teaching notes are awesome – every block is mapped out step by step with numerical sequences … I managed to stuff up three blocks, but the rest look pretty good, and it’s a piece I’m really proud of. Took me a looooong time to stitch it, and eventually it’ll be turned into a draughts board. I’d definitely do it again – and I have the teaching notes as a great reference for life now 🙂

Rightio, on to an archive question from Memes for Stitchers, seeing as there is no stitching again today (“yet” anyway – that might be what I need to cheer me up LOL):

What do you think of Chatelaine designs? have you ever stitched one or do you want to? What do you like/dislike about them? And finally how do you feel about projects that cost over $150 in supplies?

I adore Chatelaine almost all of the mandala designs, and would dearly love to stitch a few of them, but I have to admit the price of supplies keeps me from doing as many as I’d like to. Egyptian Garden is sitting on my old tapestry frame Mum brought from NZ for me on her last visit (it’s the only one I owned that had scroll bars long enough, and I didn’t see the point of buying another set) – I have to really know I’m going to stitch it before going to the expense of buying everything … and the price makes it a priority for stitching. Can’t wait to get this back into my rotation again soon 🙂 I also have the Stitching Leporello ready for starting now, as my supplies arrived while I was away in NZ yippee … just have to find time to fit it in again now. Would have been nice to keep up with the SAL, but now I’m three months behind, I don’t feel very motivated to catch up 😦

5 thoughts on “Miss Cranky Pants”

  1. Sounds like a rough night. I hate spiders myself. Once dreamed that one was crawling accross my face.. I jumped right out of bed. Freaked me right out.

    Hope your day gets better. 🙂

  2. *shudder* I despise spiders too! I can understand your terror!

    I hope your knee feels betters soon – a perfect excuse to sit with your legs up and stitch 🙂


  3. Oh yes, spider dreams are the worst! I had one in college (fortunately while I was visiting home) so bad that I couldn’t come out of it. I thought it was real, so I went and woke my mom up to come help me kill the spider. She brought a shoe and I remembering saying “that won’t be big enough” – LOL. I hope your poor knee feels better soon, though. That sounds like one heck of a bruise you’re probably going to have…

    Oh, and I got started on the Stitching Leporello yesterday. Finally! So, we’ll be behind together. 🙂

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