Monday, September 29, 2008


Photos to come after I give it to the mom tomorrow:

The baby sampler is done!

I had the day off today (one last vacation day to use or lose by Oct.) and I just finished it. The last section went astoundingly quickly. I wish I'd gotten it done in time for his first birthday, but it's done now!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I know I loved life up north in Sudbury but...

I don't know about this. Not from what I've seen lately!

You Should Live in Alaska

If you don't want to live in Alaska, you might also consider:






Monday, September 22, 2008

Political Meme doing the rounds

I think it's a pretty fair representation of my beliefs, but agree with IanArgent that there needed to be a neutral choice on some of the questions. Brian and I agree that we've found ourselves becoming more and more politically aware and active since we moved to the US eight years ago. And it'll be 8 more years before we can cast a vote to have any effect. But we can live in hope!

You are a

Social Liberal
(66% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(35% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Remember the never ending border on the baby piece I've been working on on and off for about 8 months? No? That's okay, I've been deliberately trying not to bitch about it online... But... It's d-o-n-e DONE! I got in the last of the back stitch sometime late this afternoon and even continued on to the grass-from-hell backstitching. Which turned out to not be too bad after all. I think I might even manage to finish the grass given a long afternoon to work on it. So it may not look like a lot of progress, but to me it's two huge obstacles done! Wohoo!

Other than that, not much news. Still sick (and I strongly advise against flying with strep throat *and* and ear infection) and I have no stamina. We went to IKEA yesterday because they've got a whole line of their organizational stuff on sale 50% off this weekend and I felt like getting my papercraft stuff more sorted out. Sadly, I was fully out of steam just from walking through the lower level, taking shortcuts and having no wait at checkout. By the time we came home, I needed a nap, and you can guess how the organizing went. But today I got a start made on it, and can now easily find/pull/use/return specific types of card making/scrapbooking stuff when I need it. Each technique etc. got it's own little organized box. (IE Ribbons, embossing, inks, punches)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Help me name my new car, please!

I'm trying to come up with something fun for the license plate of the new car. Brian has decided he'd rather keep the older black elantra, and wants to keep the XVART plate on it. So now I need to come up with something for this one...

The DMV's site where you can check if the plate is available is here.

I'm leaning towards something TARDIS related because the car really does seem bigger on the inside than the outside! But the MY BMBLB plates just don't work. I'm turning them into the DMV for a refund this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We're home safe and sound

But I'm sick as a dog. Had a fabulous time at Disney and will update when I can string coherent thoughts together. In the meantime, here's the quiz doing the rounds :)

Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test...

The Prioress

You scored 5% Cardinal, 72% Monk, 56% Lady, and 38% Knight!

You are a moral person and are also highly intellectual. You like your solitude but are also kind and helpful to those around you. Guided by a belief in the goodness of mankind you will likely be christened a saint after your life is over.

You scored high as both the Lady and the Monk. You can try again to get a more precise description of either the Monk or the lady, or you can be happy that you're an individual.

Take The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test at HelloQuizzy

Monday, September 01, 2008

Hallowe'en Exchange

I was invited to participate in a Hallowe'en stitching exchange this year, and the packages have to be mailed out tomorrow. This is what I'm sending off to New Zealand. I know the recipient doesn't know my blog, so I felt safe in posting it here! The pattern was a freebie that Joanna generously sent me when I realized how early the mail date for the exchange was and that I wouldn't have time to do the piece I'd planned!

Wedding Photos (sort of)

We were invited to the wedding reception for one of Brian's coworkers on Saturday night. They had a small quick ceremony at town hall and then a big party in the backyard. My kind of relaxed wedding! Below is the card I made and the flowers from the tables. Which match the paint in my bedroom almost exactly. Now, if only the wonders of the internet can provide me a name for these flowers, that would be great! I've had some silk ones that look the same for ages, but they didn't come with a name either...