The Purple Needle

I finally have a blog! This is my place to discuss my job search, my stitching, my addiction to the internet and whatever else crosses my mind! So stay, read, stitch and chat with me :)

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Laurel doesn't blog here anymore.....

I'm rolling this blog into my Xanga site. From now on, my stitching pics and progress, and my 101 Things and 50 Project Challenge progress will be noted and tracked on Theology After Midnight.

As I said on that site, you don't need a Xanga account to comment. Simply click on Anonymous and it will give you a space to put in your name. I hope to see and hear from all of you over there!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Looking for me??

I'm guilty - I haven't been posting here lately. I haven't been stitching much, so that doesn't help, but mostly I've just been having more fun with my Xanga blog, so I've been posting over there. So if you don't see me here, check over there. (Theology After Midnight, linked on the right.) I'm actually considering combining them both into Xanga and closing this one.

As for stitching, I haven't done much since May. I was working on Anna's Hummingbird

anna's hummingbird 1

then I decided to stitch for a coworker's baby

farzana bibs

which was going well until she went out on maternity leave early, so I haven't finished yet. She's probably not going to come back for a while longer.

So then I got busy with other things

badge cord

and stopped stitching. Last Monday was my birthday, and as per my practice, I chose a new project to start - this year it's Rosemarkie

rosemarkie 1

So I'm back to stitching, at least for now. I also went to see the needlework competition at the Orange County fair, and that helped my motivation too! I'll probably jump between Rosemarkie and Anna's Hummingbird for a bit. I wanted AH done for my friend's birthday next week, but it won't happen. It'll just wait until Christmas or something.

So there's the update. If you don't see me here, come on over to Xanga.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Joining the TW SAL

And I grabbed the button! Thanks Annette! I even managed to post it correctly on my sidebar, lol. I've decided to participate in the Mondays with TW SAL as part of my new rotation. First up will be Enchanter. Here's where I am now:

enchanter 5-7-07

I'll be in the SAL for this for quite a while....

My rotation looks like this at this point - we'll see how long it lasts.

May –
Quaker Gameboard – finish border
Anna’s Hummingbird – finish flowers
Elf Fairy – finish dress and hat
Prayer 16th Century – whatever time is left

Quaker Gameboard – 1-2 rows of board
Anna’s Hummingbird – finish
Elf Fairy – finish wings
Prayer 16th Century – whatever time is left

Quaker Gameboard – 1-2 rows of board
Ohio map – at least half
Elf Fairy – finish tree and legs
Prayer 16th Century

August –
Quaker Gameboard – 1-2 rows of board
Ohio map – finish
Elf Fairy – bead and finish
Prayer 16th Century

Quaker Gameboard – maybe finish or another row

And as of now, I'll spend Mondays on Enchanter.

I finally finished Cherished Rose in April, no pic here though at this point because the intended recipient has been known to read this blog....after she gets it, maybe I'll post a pic.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Project 4 and 5

I finished this today.

Autumn Charm

This is Autumn Charm by Dimensions Daydreams. It's going to be a gift for my supervisor. And it is project 4 of my 50 projects! Woohoo!

I spent all of 5 minutes tonight assembling Star Snow Charmer:

Star Snow Charmer

This is one of those embarassing pieces that sat for several weeks waiting for a few minutes worth of work to finish. But now it's done and going down as finish 5!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Here's the pic I promised

St. Patrick's Shamrock, ornamentified:


On a completely different topic, do you have any shows you like because they make you feel better about yourself? lol. I don't mean feel-good shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but shows that make you go "Whew! At least I'm not that bad!"

I have 2. One is A&E's Big Spender, which I've blogged about in the past, about financially irresponsible people. My finances aren't perfect, but I do live within my means. I have debt, but I got an education out of it, not an overpriced pair of jeans. I am not about to go into debt over some clothes. And I'm making payments on my loans.

The other is How Clean Is Your House? on Lifetime Real Women. This show makes even my mom's house not look so bad! My mom has a lot of stuff in her house, but she has 2 things over most of the people on this show: She throws out food and she has no animals. I can actually see the floors and tabletops in my house.