Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Today's links

Dinosaur of the day - Steg (2nd from the top, RH column) - everybody loves Steg. Don't know how many times I've had to build him.

Charts - mermaids - mmmmmm, pretty!

Music - Capercaillie - can't get better than Coisich a Ruin.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Catching up

I've spent a fair bit of time at work today revamping this blog. Perhaps I'm being stingy but I don't want to pay for a template and just amn't entirely happy with the free ones I've found (so far). Anyone know of any good ones, let me know!

Now for a bit of a stitching update. It looks like I'm turning into a bit of a 'rotation stitcher' as I now have 4 pieces on the go, and am planning (and stashing) many more! Don't know yet whether or not this is a good thing.

Anyway, here's Nan to start with. Is it me, or is her shawl just really boring to stitch?

The dinosaurs have joined me at work as I was looking for something to do at lunchtime other than yet more Internet surfing.

Then one evening when I was really bored with Nan, I started work on some dragons included in the Dragon's Faire booklet from Cross My Heart. I'm planning the 4 seasonal dragons on the dark background shown on the front. However, I probably haven't managed more than 30 mins on this because of my next project!

Finally, the school year is coming to an end here in the UK, so I was looking for a small gift for my son's teachers. I cam across the following design in New Stitches magazine (no. 155) and I thought they would make nice cards/gifts.