Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Bit of News and a Pattern Meme

As classes are starting at the college where I work AND we're trying to get everything in order to send a certain Small Human off to kindergarten soon, life has gotten a bit hectic.  I'll have a few pics to post for the Smalls SAL later, but not much else!

DH and I went to an auction this past Saturday, looking for a new dresser...I ended up buying an entire bedroom set for $70 and then sold the bed right there for $20, so I have a new dresser (plus a bonus nightstand and another cabinet that they included, even though it wasn't technically part of the set!) to refinish soon that only cost me $50.  Should be a fun project!  I was excited to get a solid wood crappy plastic rails to break.  That 's what happened to the "nice" dresser we bought at the furniture store.  Here's a pic of my finds  -
I also impulsively bid on a basket full of "needlework materials," as the auctioneer put it.  Turned out it was all cross stitch kits, and not too many that were my style - a lot of florals and Victorian street scene sort of things.  But I only paid $10, and I've already listed one or two of them on eBay and gotten enough bids to cover what I spent!  So score!  Oh, and there were 2 pairs of older German scissors in there, too - one pair marked "Klaas" and another with a name I can't remember.  I don't know if they are worth much/anything, but they still deserve a good cleaning and sharpening...

And to bring this back around to stitching, I'm going to play along with Stitch Bitch's fun little chart title meme.  Here are the instructions:"Answer the questions using cross stitch pattern names. The only rule is you would have to choose to stitch the design you pick--if you don't already own it, of course! EDITED: You should just like the chart enough, you're not committing to more work! Don't pick a design you hate because it's got a good title. Clearer?"

Are you male or female? Classic Woman (Lanarte - I think it was part of a kit, but I haven't seen it for sale in years!)
My own photo/finishing
Describe yourself. Marion the Librarian
(photo from Pinterest)
How do some people feel about you? Crabby (Year Round) - according to my mother...
(photo from Daffycat!)
How do you feel about yourself? I Will Always be a Wildflower

Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest. Be Who You Are

Describe your best friend.  Circle of Friends

Describe where you currently live.  Messy....but MINE!

Where would you rather be? Cabin in the Woods

Describe what you want to be. Leaf on the Wind

Describe how you live.  Born to Stand Out

Describe how you love. Gypsy Heart

Share a few words of wisdom. Use What Talents You Possess

Now use a title to say goodbye.  Rest & Be Thankful


Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks for playing along! It's a fun way to get to know you a bit. :) I also like the opportunity to shop a bit! Cabin in the Woods is super cute!

Daffycat said...

Lol for including my Crabby All Year finish. Too funny! I need to get that one finish-finished one day!

Suz said...

That's a fun little game - I think you did rather well (I chuckled at Crabby All Year).

And congrats on the scores! That wood dresser looks a lot like one I used to have. Re-finishing great finds is so rewarding, I"m sure it will look great when you are done.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great way to answer Anna's question. I've been thinking about doing it myself. Any excuse to search around for more designs!
I have stitched the Classic Woman too, many years ago. I bought it from one of the big craft shows at Olympia. Which would be appropriate enough if it wasn't Olympia in London rather than Greece LOL