Saturday, August 11, 2007

I had completely forgotten that I had a gallery at Cyberstitchers. Anita was kind enough to send me a message, and I have spent a good part of the last couple of days updating my gallery. The last time I had added anything was in 2005, so there was quite a bit to do, plus I had to crop lots of my pictures because they weren't too neat. Anyway, I think I have most everything loaded now and I will be sure to keep it up to date from now on. There is a link to my gallery in the sidebar. is really a wonderful place for stitchers to keep galleries of all their stitched pieces, and there are lots of other cool features there as well, like freebies, message boards and conversion lists. It's a great way to see what projects other stitchers have been working on...

Harry Potter and me

Well, I have a confession to make. I am probably the only children's librarian on the planet who has never read the Harry Potter books. I know...I know...blasphemy! I have seen the first 3 movies though...and enjoyed them.So now that all the books have been written, I've decided to listen to them all at once. I have just gotten through "...the Sorceror's Stone" and have started "...Chamber of Secrets". I am enjoying them very much. Jim Dale is a wonderful reader, and I am really liking the stories as well.So now I guess I understand what all the fuss has been about!

Monday, August 6, 2007

A long time between posts!

It's been nearly 4 months since I last posted here, and to be honest, I don't know where the time has gone! It's been a busy, there was lots of last minute purchasing done at the end of our fiscal year and then summer reading started and things have been crazy ever since. Our theme this year is "Get a CLue @ Your Library" and the children have been enjoying the programs.
At home, we were busy with family visitors from Arizona and Maine,and my daughter and her fiance will be coming the end of this month. They surprised us with the news that they are getting married...everyone is excited and looking forward to it. They will be getting married "officially" here at the end of the month,and then the "wedding" will be held in October in Boston (where they live) for family and friends. So we will be making a trip back East then.
I've been getting little bits of stitching done, mostly ornies and small blocks and exchange pieces. I did finish "Dragonfly Sampler" and Geranium House" which I spoke of way back in April. I can't seem to make my photos appear here, so I have put a link in the sidebar to photos of these.
I'm currently working on another ornie, "Quaker Floral" by Midnight Stitching, and another exchange piece, but this weekend I've had some bad stitching karma. I realized that I had used a wrong color for part of the ornie, and after I stitched almost half of the exchange piece, I realized that I had miscounted almost at the beginning, so that will all have to be taken out...maybe tonight if I'm not too tired! Maybe I'll have at least one finish by the end of the week!