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Archive for July, 2007

Uncommon ScissorsI found these really neat scissors of a sea horse from Uncommon Scissors for $22.00. They also have butterfly, swan, smiling cat, and squirrel scissors for $22.00. These scissors have sharp points and work beautifully. I’ve been using them for the last few days while working on my Double Dutch Sampler. I’ve finished page 1 — only 8 more to go. You can see my progress on three of my BAP’s.

Double Dutch Sampler Week 3 Mysterm 10 Part 7 almost completed Pompeji Gardens

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canada-glacier-antartica.jpg This is day four of miserable heat sent to us by way of the jet stream. I like it much better when the jet stream does this in January, rather than July. Day one wasn’t so bad, as it was dry heat; day two was the hottest day recorded this summer so far (96 degrees) and sweaty. Yesterday was not quite as hot – 93 degrees (funny it felt as hot!) and today maybe only 89, but still hot and now HUMID.  Bless the lakes (esp Lake MICHIGAN), they keep us cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, but also more humid. I thought a picture of a nice cool glacier would be appropriate for today. If only. And why is it that on the hottest days of the year, my cats insist on lap sitting?

DD Sampler wk 2 bigI worked on the Double Dutch Sampler last night for 3.25 hours. Instead of taking a picture with my digial camera this week, I used a scanner. There is a big difference in brightness compared to week 1. Also, I included another pair of my scissors. These are also from Bohn in France. They are lion’s tails scissors named Blue Marmo and I bought them from Silent Stitches

You can click on either picture to either think cool or see try to see the boo boo I made last night.

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Here is my name in letters from Flickr
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You can do your name here . If you don’t like what you see, just click the back button and try it again! I found this on Tanya’s site

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Double Dutch Sampler 1

I’m not Dutch, but even so, I like this one from The Gift of Stitching, June ’07 issue. I’m stitching this on 32 cnt cream Sienna using the recommended Glorianna silks: Midnight, Rosewood, and Autumn Gold. This isn’t the best picture, but you can see the variations in the gold. I included one of my newest pair of scissors from Bohn of France. How international!

Flamingo ornament

I thought I’d include my flamingo I stitched several weeks ago. I am waiting on the rest of the materials needed to complete him (his feet in particular). I put another pair of new scissors next to him – a nice purple pair I found at my local LNS. You know, you can never have enough scissors.

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