Friday, January 19, 2007

Violence of the Lambs

I love horror movies, and I love sheep, so here is a movie made just for me!

http://www.blacksheep-themovie.com

Who would have thought it? I just have to see it!!! When it comes out on video, I must own it!!!!

Mark thinks I'm sick. He says I scare him sometimes. Muhwahahahahaha :o)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Dishcloth FO


I finished another dishcloth tonight. It is the first January KAL on the Fun with Dishcloths KAL blog. It is a very pretty pattern, but I had to frog several rows. It was a pattern I had to pay strict attention to. Challenging! I enjoyed it.

I'm also working on the chain stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday on Sharon B's blog, inaminuteago. I'm using the book Complete Guide to Embroidery Stitches and Crewel by Jo Bucher, and I never dreamed there were so many variations on the chain stitch! I'm having fun with that too. Right now all I have is a doodle cloth, and it looks funky so I'm not taking a picture of that. I do intend to have something up by Saturday, so I can be included on her round up post. :o)

I talked to my baby girl today. She is a computer and internet wiznerd, and she is going to help me learn how to change my blog, so I can add links and stuff.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

No ice

It appears we dodged the ice bullet. Our dew point is too low for ice, or so the weather dude tells me. I'm very glad. Cold is bad enough for my thin southern blood. I have been through a very bad ice storm in Natchez, and that was 16 years or so ago. It made a total mess of everything, and you know southerners do not understand how to deal with ice. Snow is bad enough - if we get two snowflakes to stick, we shut the whole city down! Schools close, government grinds to a halt, employees abandon businesses, we riot at the grocery stores, just nuts. But if you put a coat of ice on top of that, it is total chaos and destruction! So, I am really, really glad it is just freezing cold with no precipitation. And I feel very sorry for all those suffering from the bad winter storm up north of us.

Although, if it had been just a little icey or snowey so I could stay home and stitch, WITHOUT losing my electricity, I wouldn't have complained. :o)

More Lisa's!


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Ack! 612 of me!! Oh no, how can the world stand it?

Actually, there is another Lisa Dunn here in Jackson. She works for the Jackson Braves baseball team. Would you like to know how I know this? Well, I was at a Chamber function, and they announced that Lisa Dunn had won a door prize. After standing in line forever because they did NOT have their stuff together, I found out it wasn't MY ticket that won, but the other Lisa Dunn. I was totally pissed, because I missed all the food to stand in line to find out I wasn't the only Lisa Dunn in Jackson.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Japanese Embroidery, and Knit FO's

I went to my first Japanese Embroidery class this weekend in Atlanta. Rissa and I drove over there last Tuesday; she visited her mom, sister, and brother, while I went to class. The class was wonderful! The teachers at the Japanese Embroidery Center were so kind and patient, on top of being excellent teachers. The first day I was very intimidated, especially since a professional embroiderer who had stitched on one of the kimonos in Memoirs of a Geisha sat next to me. But I got over it by the second day. The class was intense, and I feel like I learned so much. I'm going to work on my piece here, but I'm planning on going back to the Center at the end of March for more instruction. I would like to finish this Phase, and start Phase 2 mid-year.

Here is a picture of my piece as I finished on Saturday. The material and threads are silk.



I had a hard time working with the silk thread because it kept snagging on my hands. I didn't think I had rough hands, but evidently I do! I also had to learn to twist it, which takes more coordination than I have right now! LOL The bouquet is a gift given to someone who is beginning a new adventure, or phase of their life, and that is why they chose this piece as Phase 1. The flowers all symbolize something too, as well as the geometric design in the paper holding the flowers. I intend to learn what all of this means, and I'll post my discoveries here as I make progress.

I finished my Leaves of Grass sock while I was in Atlanta. I love them! They are knit out of Knit Picks Parade. Yellow and green are my favorite colors. The yarn striped very prettily too.

I finished the first monthly dishcloth KAL tonight. I knit this out of Sugar and Cream Christmas Sparkle. The yarn is white, and the sparkles don't show up in the picture, but the sparkle comes from a silver thread twisted around the yarn. Rissa gave it to me, and I think the cloth turned out very pretty. The design looks like one of those geometric quilt blocks.

My goal is to knit each pattern, and there are 2 a month. We shall see how I do!

Okay, I'm off to bed now.