February 28, 2008

I've been tagged....

The oh so talented Kathy has tagged me so it's my turn to post 7 weird or random facts about me. Hopefully, I can come up with 7!

Here are the rules....
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the Rules on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged

Seven Random Facts About Me

1. I have been to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev two times each (on separate trips and when they were still part of the CCCP and St. Petersburg was still called Leningrad).
2. I hate talking on the phone and rarely answer it at home - so leave a message if you want to reach me!
3. I think reality type TV shows are the stupidest thing ever invented.
4. I absolutely love Spongebob Squarepants and happily watch repeats.
5. I am a frequent visitor to www.People.com to look at the day's photos.
6. I have lived in the states of Ohio and Florida two separate times each.
7. I hate it when my socks get wet and have to change to a dry pair as soon as possible.

And here are the seven interesting people I have tagged!

Nancy be sure to check out her new designs!

February 25, 2008

Spreading the Word about Fiber College

If you read comments on blogs, which I just got around to doing on my own this week, you can find some very interesting things. One of the recent comments on my blog was from Astrig asking if I'd spread the word about Fiber College on Penobscot Bay which I'm happy to do. Sorry it took me so long Astrig!

I can't remember how I heard about this event originally but I had hoped to go in 2007 and wasn't able to. If you look at the wide variety of offerings, it's hard to imagine not finding anything that would interest you. And the Penobscot Bay area in September is sure to be glorious. I am going to make every effort to attend this year. Be sure to check out the blog as well - the poster for this year's event is gorgeous.

Be sure to let me know if you're planning on going up for this event. I've heard the area is gorgeous and there's sure to be lobster!

February 24, 2008

Completed Stitcher's Wallet

Thank you everyone for your nice comments on my stitcher's wallet. I'm really thrilled to have it completed. I have really enjoyed working on this project with Joanie and Sue and I hope my finish encourages them to hurry up and finish theirs so I can see it! LOL

Believe it or not, I actually completed the final finishing and it was a lot easier than I expected. Last night I cut out all the pieces, sewed the front and back together and began sewing on the pockets. I finished up a short time ago and here are the photos. I've already filled my wallet with the materials for a new BBD project (not the stuff shown in the photos) that I started right after I finished my wallet.

The pockets are sewn onto the muslin by hand and the left hand pocket stitching is not that great but there was no way I was ripping it out to do it over. I got better with my hand sewing as I moved from left to right. I considered sewing on the pockets by machine before attaching the front and back together but I think it would have made the piece more challenging to turn rightside out. This went together A LOT faster than I thought it would with no swearing at all! LOL

I'm really glad I've finished this piece but will miss working on it on Friday nights. Guess I will just have to find another large project to start right?

February 20, 2008

Done, Done, DONE!

I finished this on Sunday, February 17th! Wahoooooooo! Now to get immediately started on the finishing part. I'm off to dig out my materials.