Where does the time go to? I've worked it out, time goes into learning new things all the time. My good friend Nan told me about Swap-bot because I wanted to swap cross stitch items. I checked it out and joined up. Now I'm in a cross stitch bookmark swap and a cross stitch surprise swap. BUT - in reading the profiles of different people I discovered words like "Inchies", "Atc's" and "Zentangles". What are these things? They say curiosity killed the cat - well I'm not a cat but to be on the safe side I did a Google search to set my curious mind at rest. Oh Deary me!!! I shouldn't have done that. Found: three more things to add to keep me occupied. I realise I have been Zentangling for many years but back then it was called abstract art or doodling. I actually have some drawings done in January 1979 which were a form of zentangling. Inchies, now there's something a bit different, or should I say a bit smaller, I could even do some zentangling on them. ATC's - now I can do that!
All I have to do is take a bit of time from "here" and put it "there" and then take some time from "there" and put it with the "other there" .... Hmmm - I think I'll just take it day by day whatever mood takes me on the day that's what I will do. My favourites will always be cross stitch and art - but I can find the time for Inchies, ATC's and Zentangles too. Variety is the spice of life so I guess I gotta lota living to do yet.
Happy stitchin (or hobbying) till next time.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted, I've been really lazy and every time I think of posting something else comes up and it slips my mind again. But here I am and I'd like to share a couple more bookmarks with you. This is the gum blossom book mark and beaded scissor keep I made for Elaine in Ireland, I thought something Australian would be appropriate for a swap.
The bookmark Elaine sent to me is fantastic. I love the greeny/blue colour of the evenweave, it's like the ocean in colour with lovely blue flowers stitched on it. Can you see the beautiful little pink heart button flowers - they are about an eighth of an inch "tiny" and so sweet.
I sent Jerry this Celtic dragon bookmark to keep all his books safe while he reads, LOL. One of the things that Jerry said he liked was fantasy - so I thought a dragon fitted this bill really well.
Happy stitchin till next time.