Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Showing Off

At the request of a friend I am posting a couple of cross stitch pieces that I completed some time ago but she encouraged me to put them up. I did the poster of the Titanic for my Dad who is particularly interested in the history of the Titanic. The Christmas sampler I really enjoyed stitching it was immensely satisfying watching it grow beneath my fingers. I display it all year rather than for just one month how could I not:

Rant: Mobile Phones

There I am sitting quietly on the train absorbed in my book, lost in the world of a perilous situation, a passionate embrace or solution to a particularly vexing murder investigation. Then suddenly the silence is broken by a mobile phone ringing and the next 20 minutes are spent listening to some complete stranger's plans for the weekend, break-up of his/her relationship or business options.

Whilst I am left dreaming of an image of myself optunely wearing stilettos one of which I take and proceed to smash the mobile to bits. Is it just me who is driven insane in this way and who can't tune out?

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Read It Swap It

If you haven't already found it, and you are a bookworm like me then I urge you to join Read It Swap It (www.readitswapit.co.uk) all you need is some books that you no longer want, join up (it is free) and list your books. Then browse through over 66,000 books (and growing all the time), select your choices an email is automatically sent to the person who has the book they browse through your list choose something (if they want to). Addresses are sent you send your book they send their's and hey presto you have a whole new pile of books to read for the price of postage. Try it - it is excellent! Plus there is a forum to get new ideas and share yours.

Friday, September 22, 2006

My First Post

This is my first post to my very first blog I have been thinking about starting a website for some time but thought this would be a fine way to begin. So ...

I am getting very close to finishing my biggest cross stitch project for some time "The Mighty Samaurai" -

You can see my progress it is looking fabulous even though I do say so myself.

I belong to a book club at work - the ABC Club (Alcohol, Books and Chat) and our current choice is Behind The Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson haven't started it yet - we are due to meet at the beginning of October so I'd better get a move on but I am just finishing the third in the trilogy of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.