About the blog

Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Ornie Finished


I've just finished up a Halloween ornie from Just Cross Stitch magazine, September 2008 issue. I used dove gray 14 count Aida and silks from Hand Dyed Fibers. I used DMC 608 for the cording and a bit of ribbon for the hanging cord. I stuck a little plastic spider to cover the rather sloppy glue at the bottom. Not bad for quick finish. Take a look.

Hand Dyed Fibers as follows: Old Maid of the Night, BeCreamed, and Mahogany.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baby Hamsters

Well, if finally happened. She-ra gave birth this morning to 5 pups (not sure that is the term for rodent babies). We stuck He-man into the ball and ran out to Pet Supermarket to buy him a temporary habitat. It was rather strange to see She-ra dragging the pups around by their heads, but I assumed she knew what she was doing. She finally settled down to nursing, cleaning them and sleeping. Oh, the joys of taking care of newborns. I have to admit that I am not prepared to house an additional 5 hamsters...but I've a plan.