Friday, May 16, 2008


Well folks I can show a little something--
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This is for Sharon's piece in my RR group. She's having us do the Bent Creek monthly Snappers as a long row. I learned something in the process of picking what to stitch on this and working on it the last couple of days-- I am a COLOR person. These muted, mustardy colors confuse me. Why would you want "light tan" and "tan" flowers? lol Of course I'm still trying to work out what's attractive enough about a half a snap to feature it in a design, so what do I know. Anyway, I think I'll do another square for Sharon tonite. They do stitch up real fast and I kinda want to do August for my dad's bday.

I saw the following on Kathryn and Anna's blogs and thought it seemed fun. If you like it, go for it --
Why did you start your blog? I started by blog for two reasons 1) to fill in a gap in my stitching circle when my office spam filter started blocking yuku and my favorite hangout (Cross Stitch Pals went to yuku); 2) to figure out how it worked so I could start an office blog without having to work out all the issues on it.

How did you come up with your blog name?
I have a thing for badgers and words

Do your friends and family know about your blog and if so, what do they think of it? Some of them do. Some aren’t online. Some I’ve never told (that way I can talk about `em). Some are off doing other online things. I don't really know what they thin kof it unless they post and mostly those seem to appreciate seeing that I actually DO stitch. lol

Have you ever had a troll or had someone leave unkind comments? I’ve had nonsequitors that are really ads, but nothing offensive or mean.

Do you check your stats? Nope. I might if I took the time to figure out how.

Do you care how many people read your blog? I guess. I like seeing comments and feeling like something I did/said made someone giggle.

What do you like and dislike about blogging?
Likes: Finding new friends and stash opportunities. Seeing what’s up everywhere else in the world. Finding out that people are just as nuts as me.
Dislikes: Being ignorant of coding keeps me from adding features. That I don’t have enough time.

Just finished: Rex Stout's Murder by the Book -- made me happy as usual
One story shy of finishing: Budrys' Unexpected Dimensions
Can't wait to: Pick out a new book tonite and start a new stitch tonite
Currently listening to: Powwow music courtesy of Powwow


Amy said...

Hi Ruthie! I read your blog.... though I don't always comment! I HAVE, however, been emailing you for oh, 2 weeks or so with no response. Where are you!?

BTW, you always make me giggle & I always look forward to your next post! ;-)

Kendra said...

I've never understood the use of a snap in the Snappers, either. I mean, I get the snap --> snapper reference, of course (I'm not THAT slow...yet), but I don't understand why a snap is part of a design...???

Ruth said...

Sorry Amy. I've gotten no email since you responded to my I-wouldn't-take-the-class email. :( Wonder where they're going?

Kendra -- Here here! lol

Barbara said...

Tan and tan sounds pretty good to me - LOL!

Sharon said...

Well the colors must be a "country" thing. I like to decorate with country types of things and antiques although I don't have many of them. As for the snappers... I hate the snaps! I think they're ugly but I like the rest of the designs. If they really "add" anything to the piece - like th emiddle of a flower or something - I'll add small buttons instead.

Thanks for the picture. It looks great! I can't wait to get it back. :-)

Chris said...

Great stitching as always. Love the photo and description of your stitching area. And, the one end of my reclining sofa is officially tagged as your spot and will be waiting for you in October. Cold bottles of water will also be waiting for you in the frig, and maybe some scones or a coffeecake that include cranberries.