Wednesday, June 03, 2009

When You Have Carrots...

You grab bags, throw in some potatoes and pears and hand them off to your co-workers!

Yup, I took the easy way out, asked my co-workers if they wanted carrots and they all said YES! After cleaning out my parents cupboards and fridge, I found potatoes and pears and my co-workers reaped the benefits of my dad being crazy and shopping at Costco for a 2-person household! He is *so* getting his Costco card revoked!

I did keep enough carrots to make a yummy carrot cake by the end of the week.

I have no stitching to show and frankly, it's been a rather difficult start to the week. It's not pleasant being in the role of caretaker girlfriend on what seems an indefinite basis and I'm quite fed up and ready to walk.

But enough unpleasantness...onto something exciting! All of stitchy blogland is talking about the Mary Wigham SAL.
I think this is a great idea and for this being an incredibly traditional sampler, which I'm usually not into, this calls to me for some reason. My plate is quite full at the moment so I think I'll sit back and see how everyone comes along and what ends up looking pretty neat. You can read more about Mary Wigham and the plight that these old samplers are going through on Needleprint. For the USA, Shari is the ringleader and she's created a Mary Wigham USA blog...go sign up if you want to participate in the SAL. All Needleprint asks for is a small donation for the free downloads. It goes towards a good cause...housing for the 219 year old Mary Wigham sampler and many others like hers that need special conditions to be displayed and cared for properly after so many years of age.

And I have a calling to techie bloggers out in blogland. How in the world do you get your blog list to come up with people's updated posts and the little pictures?! That looks cool and I searched and couldn't find out how you do it. Help! My blogroll needs a makeover and some major editing too! :)

Until next time...

8 comments:

Theresa said...

I'm loving the MH sampler as well~~ I think I will start it after I finish my 3D house cause I'm such a slow stitcher.... :-p
As for your blog lists, when you are in your "page elements" page, hit "add a gadget", click the "Blog list" gadget, then just click "add to list" and add the link of the blogs you want on the list then it will automatically detect the blog. As for the pictures on the blog list, just select "thumbnail of most recent item" or whatever setting you like. Select "most recently update" for the sort option then it will keep tract of your updated blog list. I hope this is clear enough for you...... This realy helps me keep track of all the latest from my blog list~ Let me know if I'm not clear on the instructions~

Theresa said...

Oh, remember to hit save after you are done with all your settings!!! If you don't do that before you close the window, sometimes the changes you made will not be saved....

Mary Elizabeth said...

You have inspired me to catch up on my blog. I went down stairs and took some photos of my stitching, bike and me. Then I got inspired to stitch! Off I go to stitch!
I hope you get to stitch soon.
Mary

tammie said...

that sampler looks so grand.. i think i will join you and watch for the time being ..

CindyMae said...

I am waiting to find the perfect fabric before getting started on mine and can not wait!! That is a just absolutely amazing sampler and the history behind it makes it even more so!

Sorry you are having a hard time with the new man! I hope it gets better soon!@

Lisa said...

Valerie,
Before you take too much time to figure out how to add the little photos for each of the blogs on your "blogs read list" note that I just turned that function off. I have noticed that some of the blogs (mine included) who had the photos took a longer time for the whole blog to upload. So, for me personally, I didn't have the patience for it so I "turned that function off" on my blog assuming that there were other bloggers who might have the same feeling (plus, I would rather have people read my blog than get too impatient for the photos to upload and move on). But, as I said that is now a personal preference. I really did like the photos because it got me excited to read someones blog. So there are plusses and minuses to have that function "turned on".
Take care and hope you have a nice weekend!

Cheryl said...

Oh i just found this piece this morning-isnt it great?! Im gonna sign up for the UK SAL i think

Meari said...

Good luck with the new sampler SAL. I'm going to skip this one since lord knows I have a ton of other stitching to get done!