Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A little Blackbird enabling

Its been a frustrating day, I can't believe I sent out an entire day's work (Monday) with last year's date on it!?! That means it all had to be corrected and re-printed....ugh! Where is my brain at these days? Today I had 2 morning appointments to get through, scrambled to get caught up on deadlines, wasted far too long searching out a missing invoice, and finally gave up on trying to get to the bank, so have now reconciled myself that my GST payment and income tax are now officially late. Luckily I don't owe very much so if I get any interest charges, they won't amount to much and it will wait until I get to the bank tomorrow.

Instead I was going to update my blog with some pictures I took of the quilt I'm working on, this is for Kristy's 16th birthday next week and I finished piecing the top last night. I also finished up the pair of socks that have been on my knitting needles for far too long and thanks to Nancy's knitting enabling, I'm been knitting up a storm since Saturday's Knitting Frolics.

But I can't get my pictures to upload to the computer! Can I confess how terribly computer-illiterate I really am? It will have to wait until hubby gets in from work......

Meanwhile, until I get those pictures....my scanner still works ;-D





......these pictures are for Deb, in particular, and well, anyone else I can possibly enable into these wonderful Blackbird Designs, with a peak inside the new With Needle & Thread book, which I picked up last week. They give some pretty detailed instructions in the book on finishing pin cushions and treasure boxes, like the two pictured above, and even coffee grounds included in their supply lists. I can't wait to start one of these sweet designs, I just don't know which one to do first?

And I have been doing a little stitching~



Prairie Schooler Y is for Yarn

16 comments:

Barbara said...

If it weren't for my DH, I would be trying to blog via smoke signals or carrier pigeon or something. LOL!

Love that PS kitty you're working on!! And good luck with some smoother days for the remainder of the week!

Vonna said...

Hi Wendy!!! I just finished a project out of the With Needle and Thread book...can't tell ya which one because it's a gift...but it sincerely turned out gorgeous!
It's a lovely book isn't it with such great projects!

Annemarie said...

I'm so sorry to hear today was not the best of days for you! And as for computer illiteracy, you're not alone'
The BBD book is marvellous, isn't it? Can't wait for you other pictures!

Tannia said...

Love the kitty - beautiful!

I am also being increasingly drawn to the Blackbird Designs...I bought one quite recently - my first ;)

BeckySC said...

I love the With Needle and Thread book and have several projects I want to start from it.

Your kitty looks good so far :)

(((sending some hugs to rid the frustration)))

Cathy said...

Yes, I purchased the With Needle and Thread book too. Many lovely designs in it.

I hope tomorrow is a better day for you!

Lavender Rose said...

Wendy...OMG!! I love those BBD! I'm totally sold now and have to drive 1hr. up the road to the nearest decent shop to find the book. Thanks...and I do mean thank you so much on a day like you've had, for scanning the pics for me. I owe you! Did you check out my horrible pic of the BBD mailart I'm working on? A bad camera shot can just kill your view of needlework, though, can't it. I really think I should stop until I can find a decent camera. Thanks again! Hugs, Deb in FL

Carol said...

Oh, I got that book recently too - love absolutely everything in it except for the Halloween design... Blackbird Designs is amazing!!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Wendy, I have so much to catch up on your blog here, you have been busy doing so much! Can't wait to see pictures of your daughter's birthday quilt and the socks you made.

I just love the new BBD book, I could look at those pictures for hours. Like you, I just can't decide which project to make first!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, I'm sorry you had such a rough Monday...the good news...it's only 24 hours long! remember the glass is half full.

Lili said...

Oh my god... I'm in love with this book...
Lovely cat, with the highly recognizable Prairie Schooler "stamp"...
Thanks for sharing.
PS: I can't upload pics from my camera on my puter either... You're not alone, Wendy...
Hugs!
Lili

lena-lou said...

I hope your day got better!

This book sure looks a stitching treasure as does your PS design you are working on :-)

Michelle said...

Your PS WIP is so cute! I just love all the designs in the BBD book - I can't wait to stitch something out of there. Here's hoping you have a better day today!

Hazel said...

Ahhhhh! Take it away take it away!!! Are the instructions easy by any chance. I so want that book!!!! xx

stitcherw said...

What a fun finish, and for what to start next, I'd vote for "My Quaker Home", very cute.

Rob said...

I have the Blackbird book also -- I love their designs. Your Prairie Schooler is looking great!