So here are my scissors:
And the escaping pair (I was actually working with them at the time):
I have to thank Nina for this because it made me really see how many pairs I have. Sheesh. Now they are all reorganized and put away. Only the ones without cases now live in a little box next to my bed. That's 4-5 pair and it is certainly more than I need on a daily basis! I was even spurred by this to toss a pair!!!! It was a pretty little pair with a purple handle. You know, those ones we all have -- they come in purple, green, blue, etc (I haven't had problems with the blue pair-- they ar ein the picture near the lower right).... Anyway, both my purple and green pair flaked -- paint chips everywhere. It was so annoying, but I couldn't bear to toss them. I'd somehow ditched the green pair a couple years ago, but I'd held on to the purple ones because they were great "travel scissors"-- you know just in case the TSA thought I looked dangerous? Anyway, the purple ones bit the dust. No more road trips for them. Thanks, Nina!
Ok, I have a couple more minutes here so let me show you some recent accomplishments....
from Blackbird Designs:
And, after a year and a quarter I finally finished!!!!!!-- Come on, I want to hear the cheering!
Dragon Dreams ornie from one of the JCS ornie issues. I started this as my January ornie for the 2008 Bride's tree. lol
And here's where I've gotten on Beatrix Potter -- In March she was here:
And now she's here:
I was going to only use DMCs and beads on this, but I fell off the over-dyed wagon. I'm sorry
Last weekend I was at the L.A. Times Festival of Books--
Just me, 100,000 of my closest friends, and
the C-SPAN bus.
It was a nice day. Good weather, decent crowd. But the vendors were down somewhat and those that did come didn't bring as much as they usually do. Sure, I came away with books, but not as many as usual. I did get some nice, outdoor stitching done -- lots of Verna's version of the BBD sampler was done at a sunny table overlooking the fest.
This coming weekend (besides being Verna's 100the bday where I am official photographer and general helper) is POWWOW WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!! Woo hooooo I'm already wiggling with excitement. You know powwow -- fry bread, dancing, jewelry, beading. All the joys. Did I mention fry bread? Cause there'll be fry bread. Don't know fry bread? Oh I'm so sorry for you! Hmmm.... maybe pictures shall be forthcoming? Ok, probably.
***********Edited to add: Mel is having a lovely giveaway of a Mirabilia and some threads. Drop by and see!