I know, I know, some of you are hoping for a hunky sort of post. It's been awhile since I did one of those, but I'm going to have to disappoint for another week, as I wanted to do an "Everything AND the Kitchen Sink" kind of post.
First of all, five little words: TUSAL... very late... so sorry!!!! My ORT jar got to bask in the morning sun this month, next to the fountain hubby built for me and one of my oncidiums. The little beauty has just starting blooming, and the jar is getting full with silks from Chinese Garden Mandala.
I'm glad that so many of you share my feeling about the captcha, or as Heather calls it "Craptcha," codes. BTW, check out her blog. She went to the Orchid Daze at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and took the most gorgeous pics. I WANT TO BE THERE!!!!! I hope she doesn't mind me sharing one of her fabulous pics here...
Where I was I? Oh yes... stupid codes. Blogger has been kind enough *snort* to make them easier to read, but they're still such a pain. I'm sorry I neglected to post about how to turn them off on your blogs in my last post and I hope that my replies to your comments were clear enough on how to accomplish this. If you'd like to turn them off, Heather's Public Service Announcement will lead you easily through the steps. :D
Lots of you guessed that Sweet Pea was my new start... you guys know me pretty well. Is that a good or bad thing? I mean... are we getting to the 'oh, so comfortable' stage or is the magic gone? Do you get excited to see a post from me or does it bring forth a groan? And here I was, telling Anne that I don't like drama. LOL!!!
Nothing much new on her as I haven't had too much time this week. The fabric is PTP's 32ct 'Ancient' opalescent lugana. I think she might be going on hiatus for the weekend as I'm seriously thinking of starting the beading on Chinese Garden. I usually leave this to the last, but with only one stitching part to go, what's the harm? ;)
The Serengeti Mandala.... ahhhhh!!! It's release is just around the corner. It's going to be glorious!! Every 25sq inches of it. :D Thanks for all your votes and input on the poll. The favorite was African Daisy, with Doubloon being a close second. But Susan cautioned me that AF is quite yellow in real life. She should know... she's used it before. :D As for Doubloon, I did some test beading on my 32ct PTP fabric, and it just won't work. I'm not willing to deal with cramming in those beads or, worse, deciding which beads to omit.
I know lots of you have been eagerly awaiting my decision. Should I keep you in suspense just a little bit longer? ;) *giggle* Truth be told, I haven't made a firm decision, but what I've done is more layovers than I care to count.
It's pretty safe to say that it'll be Wichelt's Flax though, as it's hubby's favorite and has that hint of green I've been wanting. I know this for sure because I looked up the DMC equivalent. LOL!!
Oh, did I forget to mention that I've ordered the kit? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Whoah!!! What happened??? How did Patrick Wilson make his way in here??? I could've swore I said that this wasn't going to be a hunky sort of post... but what's the harm in one picture. ;)
Thanks for reading my very long-winded post. I'm planning on catching up on some blog reading this weekend.
Happy Weekend Everyone! :D
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