January 2011 Archives

Friday Five

The 5 songs I've had in my head in the 2 hours I've been awake today.

  1. Here Comes the Hotstepper- Ini Kamoze
  2. Ask- The Smiths
  3. Any Time You Like- Robyn
  4. ...Til the Cops Come Knockin- Maxwell
  5. Informer- Snow
Clearly my brain is all over the place.

WIP Wednesday: Busy Beaver Edition


This is a very small part of my music swap piece. Stitching like crazy in hopes of getting it done by the deadline.

Friday Five

Still in music mode because of my current WIP.

5 Favorite Neko Case songs

  1. Maybe Sparrow
  2. That Teenage Feeling
  3. Magpie to the Morning
  4. Whip the Blankets
  5. This Tornado Loves You

WIP Wednesday: Got Nuffin Edition

The title pretty much says it all. The past week has been a failure in all things stitchy. But starting today, I'm going to make sure this next week is better.

Friday Five + Five

I forgot to do a Friday five last week because I forgot it was Friday. So this week is a double list. Here's 10 of my favorite songs. In no particular order.

  1. St. Lawrence River- David Usher
  2. Half Sorry- Emm Gryner
  3. Never Tear Us Apart- INXS
  4. Nude- Radiohead
  5. Anything You Want- Spoon
  6. Streets of Fire- The New Pornographers
  7. Radiant WIth Terror- John Vanderslice
  8. Maybe Sparrow- Neko Case
  9. Wrapped Around Your Finger- The Police
  10. 90-Mile Water Wall- The National

WIP Wednesday: Whatever Edition

Finished dinosaurs!


Like the way they turned out, hopefully my nephew will like them too.

Forgot to do this before, but here's a picture of the pattern on my Kindle


Since I only finished the dinosaurs yesterday, I haven't had time to start anything new yet. So I'm working on my swap ideas/pattern. Hopefully I'll be starting on that by next week.

WIP Wednesday: Prehistoric Edition

As I mentioned last week, I'm stitching a dinosaur thing for my nephew's birthday. It's most likely the first of a few kid things I'll be doing early on this year since my BFF is having another kid in a few months. Since I'm on a deadline with the dinos, I'm not working on the square stitch until it's finished. It's also given me the chance to work from a pattern on my Kindle. I briefly tried using a pattern on my phone, but with the battery life and the screen timeouts, it's not the best way to go. The Kindle is bigger, takes longer to go to sleep, and has great battery life. So far it's working out pretty well, although I don't know how it would work with a more complicated pattern. You can only zoom in so far, so if the pattern had a bunch of colors close to each other, it might get confusing.

Here's the progress on dino #1: