Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scissors and stuff

I found it! Nina (back on April 13th) posted a scissors challenge and giveaway. I saw the post. I lost the post. I found the post again. ... sort of the story of my internet life. Anyway, Her giveaway has ended, but it's still fun to meet her challenge.

So here are my scissors:
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And the escaping pair (I was actually working with them at the time):
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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:
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And, after a year and a quarter I finally finished!!!!!!-- Come on, I want to hear the cheering!
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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:
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And now she's here:
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I was going to only use DMCs and beads on this, but I fell off the over-dyed wagon. I'm sorry , but I could not keep from pulling out a Vikki Clayton over-dye. So far it's appearing in the little shrub in the upper right of the picture, but it will show up in a few other places I'm sure. I would tell you what color it is but I got it as a grab bag spool so I don't know.

Last weekend I was at the L.A. Times Festival of Books--
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Just me, 100,000 of my closest friends, and
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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!


Ranae said...

Oh my gosh! I love looking at scissor collection as much as the stitching and stash, lol. I am drooling right now, lol.
I love that BBD and your versions of the Sampler are outta this world, they look fabulous.

Anna van Schurman said...

When I was in OK I had fry-bread for the first time. Made by the national fry-bread champion. Served under "Indian taco" ingredients. Good stuff. Have some for me!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great scissor collection! I love the BBD piece and your Beatrix is looking fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful collection of scissors! I love the red, white and blue little ones.

Karen said...

What a scissor collection! Fry-bread....haven't had that in 10 years! Hope you have a great time.

Karen said...

love the scissor collection. i have mine in glass floral frogs (there is a post on my blog a month or so back). but one can never have too many pairs (that's what i keep telling doug anyways). LOL

great finishes!! really like the BBD one.

Did you say Fry bread???? yummy!!

Carolyn NC said...

Love the scissors! Stitching looks great!

Cyn said...

Hi Ruth,

I don't even want to think about how many scissors I might have but I'll be finding out as I move through the remaining mountain that "is to be organized"! :-)

Love seeing the recent stitching. The festival of books looks like it was fun! Have a great time at the Pow Wow and I want to see pictures, especially of the beads and costumes!

Windy Meadow

Mel said...

Wow, you have a lot of great scissors! :)

Mel said...

Oh, and thanks for dropping by my blog! Great to find more blogs to read and follow! :)

Siobhan said...

Love that scissor collection!

Your BBD and Bea and ornament--all beautiful! YGG!

Fry bread. Never had it. But bread and fry are two of my favorite words. Put them together and whoa mama. I bet it's wonderful. Have some for me, too!

Chris said...

I would love to try some fry bread. Can't wait to see what beads you come home with. Great stitching.

Mylene said...

wow! such beautiful scissor collections.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful stitching Ruth! I can't wait to hear about the pow wow!

Kathy A. said...

Oh my, now that's a slew of scissors. I don't think I've ever seen so many pair together. But, they sure are pretty and interesting each on it's own.
Nice work on your BBD and I love the color sin the Sampler.
Fry bread - not yet - but one day

Sally said...

Wow now that is a LOT of scissors and some beauties too:)

Loely WIPs and a very nice ornament finish.

Brigitte said...

Wow, you've got some very nice scissors there. Very different from my collection of exactrly four (4) scissors, lol.
Very lovely little finishes and WIPs.

Chris said...

Pow Wow pictures???? Where are the Pow Wow pictures?????
Love ya honey.

Lisa said...

Just a little enabling for you, in case you need some scissors... Joann's is carrying a new Gingher called Criss.