Saturday, December 30, 2006

Be Safe......

Have a wonderful New Years Eve celebration and be safe. We are staying in, but having friends over. 4 adults and 6 teenagers - we'll eat mexican food, watch movies, play card games, snack too much, etc. I'll try to get a nice picture of everyone.

I'm so excited - I've been looking forward to my Jan 1 new start for MONTHS. I'm starting Snow Princess & The Polar Bear by Ruth Sanderson (as charted by HAED, of course).

A new beginning.......2007

After serious and cautious consideration – your Contract of Friendship has been renewed for 2007. This includes a desire to acknowledge the joy in life - it's there, but sometimes we just don't see it for what it is. For each and every one of you…... I promise to be here for you during 2007 to support you through the ups and downs when things are heaped upon you. Remember, I’m only an email away when you need a shoulder to keep you from perpetrating evil upon others (this is mainly for J/M/A/E). I promise to listen without criticism when you need to whine – as I tend to do a lot of this. I solemly swear to hold your hand and walk with you when you can no longer see the blessings in your life......and, of course, you know I'll be happy to help point them out to you throughout the year.

More pointing the finger get to stitching and let's see some pictures.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Winter is finally here

at least for a week. I'm so happy cause it just doesn't seem like the holidays without cold weather. Everyone in really cold climates, stay warm and safe and when your completely sick of the snow, think of me and how excited I would be if I could be with you.

This is the freebie Arabesque Initial from Passione Ricamo. I'll make it into a lined fold-over (eventually, once I get my nerve up to cut on it!). I'm horrible (read sloppy) at finishing. I don't know the fabric name but it is not such a bright pink as my picture. The floss is Eterna Mini-Twist Silk in Cabarnet (med pink to maroon) and is perfect with this fabby. The fabric was a gift from Tammy of

I've also been working on my Morning Rose (HAED). You can see the outline of her face. I'll keep plugging away on the background then probably move over to the left and work on her beautiful wings. I'll save her face for the last part, until I move up to the LAST ROW of pages. YAY

My friend Bonnie has me hooked on Mailart and she organized a mailart project for a group stitchers. I'm going to work on mine this week and hopefully finish it in December. I'll post a picture, but not tell who it's going to.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and happy stitching - don't forget to take time to relax and stitch a little during the holiday season. It's such a busy, stressful time for most families - especially moms.

Monday, November 27, 2006

What kind of car are you?

I'm a Mercedes SLK!

You appreciate the finer things in life. You have a split personality - wild or conservative, depending on your mood. Wherever you go, you like to travel first class. Luxury, style, and fun - who could ask for more?

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

That was fun - here is the breakdown on models:

Ferrari 360: 386669 (10%)
Lamborghini Murcielago: 273654 (7%)
Mazda Miata: 251968 (6%)
Honda S2000: 97281 (2%)
Dodge Viper: 219569 (5%)
Chevrolet Corvette: 1090694 (27%)
Porsche 911: 599180 (15%)
Mazda RX-8: 246627 (6%)
Porsche Boxster: 57989 (1%)
Audi TT: 90630 (2%)
Mercedes SLK: 173949 (4%)
Ford Mustang: 359814 (9%)
Lotus Elise: 103301 (3%)
Nissan 350Z: 104457 (3%)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Post-Thanksgiving, recovery

Lazy sunday.....getting everyone ready for work and school tomorrow. We were so busy we didn't get our Christmas Tree put up so maybe today I can coax Mel into helping - she'll be mad if I put it up without her. My plan this year is to only put up the tree, I'm not doing the whole house decorating thing. I'm tired just thinking about having to take it all down and store it again......maybe I'll get in the mood once our weather turns cold. We've been running about 15 degrees above normal here but next week that's supposed to change. Yea....

Do any of you stitch Christmas ornaments? I guess I need to buy a new stitching magazine cause for some reason I'm intimidated about trying to make one. Not the stitching part, but the put-it-together part. Dumb huh?

Then, theres the tree skirt that we've been working on for about 6 years now. Melanie and I get it out between Thanksgiving and Christmas to work on it. She asks every year, when are we going to finish this? It's a fun project for us to work on together while watching tv - its one of those felt pieces where you cut the shapes out, layer, stuff and sew it on with beads and sequins. She cuts pieces for me and picks out the floss and sequins, etc. My plan is that it's for her first Christmas away from home....guess we better get it out and start working on it.

Happy stitching ladies.......

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wonderful Saturday...

It's been a great day, and the football has been pretty good too! I love watching college ball - it's one of the reasons why Fall is my favorite time of the year. Plus, I get a triple play - I get to watch and spend time with my hubby and stitch there.

I've been working on some special gifts so I can't show you what I've been stitching on just yet - but soon. Well, probably not soon. They aren't Christmas presents, they are just because presents, so I will probably hold on to them until after Christmas. So, pictures soonish...

I've seen so many new kinds of cross-stitch charts - like the celtic intertwining hearts and knots stuff - the single color stuff. And I like it. Kim's new start of her Stitchin'spiration chart has me salivating......I can't wait to see WIPs you hear?

Have a wonderful weekend ladies and happy stitching.....

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Freebie from Chatelaine Designs

I spent most of my stitching time today on the Christmas Mandala (a free chart) from Chatelaine Designs. I don't like working with the braids so I used Petite Treasure Braid for the gold, BF032 in place of the silver braid in the tree and a #4 braid I had thats black with a strand of copper blended in for the outline of the pots. I can't wait to add the beads - of course, I picked different colors than it calls for so you'll just have to come back to see what they are!

I'm so glad Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We are staying home this year and I've just been estatic about it. Melanie is going to help me cook (along with my MIL) and my Mom and stepdad will be here for's my favorite holiday of the year.

Things have been going good and everyone's been very happy at my house - makes me wonder what's in store down the road. I'm always waiting for 'the other shoe to drop'. It's the Mom in me I suppose, when they're being sweet I worry.

Have a wonderful evening everyone and happy stitching.....

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'm pleased to present the following for your entertainment.

I posted this on a stitching BB and thought what-the-heck, you could use a good laugh too.

Here's a recap of my morning along with my favorite pet-peeve:

I got all my cleaning and errands and hair (root touch-ups) done (looks good too!)....then I got BONNIE MAIL!!!! (a beautiful mailart pouch) I posted on that thread about fuming this morning and I wasn't going to share my petty pet-peeve but those of you who have been around me for a while remember my WORST PET-PEEVE.

People who walk their dogs on my front yard. Now, if you live anywhere in the vicinity of this neighborhood you have YOUR OWN YARD. Why do you feel the need to put a leash on your dog, walk all the way down to the end of this deserted, dead-end street and let your dog do his business in my yard. Walk him around your yard and let him do his business.

Seriously - I know it's absolutely not a major thing but it's just a little quirk that really irritates me. I don't walk my dog in other peoples yard? Why do idiots actually think this is okay neighborly etiquette?

Anyway - I got up this morning. Had coffee with Melanie and sent her off to school. Poured a second cup and went into the office to visit with my hubby and, you guessed it - visit my BB. I walk through the entry way, happen to glance out the little side window by the front door and see something on my walkway - it's beveled glass and kind of hard to actually tell what it is. So, I open the door, in my flaming orange nightgown (t-shirt style comes to just above my knees) and wild hair (gray roots and all sticking straight up) with my coffee cup in hand and there is a man - no more than 15 feet away. He has walked ALL THE WAY UP OUR DRIVEWAY, FOLLOWED THE SIDEWALK BETWEEN MY FLOWER BEDS, AND IS STANDING ON MY WALKWAY WITH A LEASH WHILE HIS DOG POOPS IN MY YARD

I hope your all laughing good now - I was so stunned I just dropped my jaw and closed the door. I told my husband and said you know how much I hate this and went on and on about how inconsiderate these people are and how it's my yard and my kids play in it. My husband (he's not real bright this morning and hasn't had his first cup of coffee) says - Melanie's grown up and doesn't roll around in the front yard and play anymore so what do you care?

Hubby says he probably didn't want to get his feet wet by walking onto the yard so he stayed on the sidewalk. Hubby has a sincere death wish - why would he even think to side with that idiot and try to take up for him? He and his dog shouldn't be in my yard at all.

I think I'll have to watch and see where he lives and one morning surprise him by returning all of his poop and laying it at his front door.

Anyway - hubby is forgiven and I'm not fuming any's kind of funny and I'm kind of embarrassed about my whole reaction ^maybe a little^.....

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Significant life struggles

I made some new friends tonight and I've spent the last few hours thinking about the significant struggles that some people are faced with. I don't just mean health issues but significant life altering struggles. Like the old adage 'what doesn't kill us makes us stronger' I believe that these struggles don't just make us stronger their true gift to us is that they reveal our true character and uncover our darkest fears of humanity. It makes me wonder about my own soul - Am I as attentive to people and their needs as I could be, or should be? Would I love my child as much if it was a struggle to have her near me or to provide for her basic needs? Have a left an invisible marker that someone will connect with years from now when they have a significant life altering struggle in their lives? Will I have helped them recognize and value their humanity? I think of my daughter and all the kids that have spent significant time in our home - my daughter has gone to school with the same kids her whole life and our home is second home to 3 other girls. I hope by my interactions with them, I've planted 'markers' for them to discover as they grow - like I have for my own child.

It's late and I'm rambling but it's a provocative thought process....nite all

Monday, October 23, 2006

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rather late in the month, but October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (in the US)

My friends and I go once every 2 years (Val, Debbie & I) for mammograms. Val works at the hospital so she gets the clinic to schedule us together and we go on a Friday and then have a girls lunch together! We just made our appointments today so I want to remind everyone how important it is to go have a mammogram. As it is NBCA Month the clinics may have special pricing or even free screening if you don't have health insurance. It's certainly worth a call to find out - if not, most clinics have a special time during the year where your first mammogram is free or greatly reduced.

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Friends - our female circle never ends.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I got new pretties today.....

Found some of the over-dyed Mini-Twist Eterna Silks. I bought Cabernet Christmas Bouquet Autumn Sonata & Charcoal I can't wait to try them out - they feel absolutely incredible. You know how little ones finger their baby blankets? Well - it's sort of like that. I think I may have to have one of each color.

I learned how to use the scan feature of our printer. Here I am 23 years ago in my wedding dress. My sister and I went to 'The Old Mill' (it's on the National Register of Historic Sites) and shot an entire roll of black & white film. The scene in Gone with the Wind where she is sitting/leaning into the wood seat was filmed there. There's a pond with several bridges and seats of petrified wood.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Oh I'm so in love with this wonderful fall weather. Finally, the air has a bite to it - nice and cool. I've been stitching away on Morning Rose - on that pesky cream background. Actually it's a blend of 5 cream shades. I'm also starting to get frustrated - a happy frustrated - but there all the same. I have so many charts all ready to be started and there just aren't enough hours in the day to stitch. I don't want to hurry and finish my current projects because I really enjoy them. Ah well, I'll just keep drooling over them and waffling between which one to start next!

Hope everyone has a wonderful stitching day.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I hope everyone reading this had as wonderful of a week as I did. I'm in love with our fall weather and can hardly wait for the cold winter to set in. It's raining today - a nice steady rain all day and supposedly all day tomorrow. We needed it. My yard and flower beds are just soaking it up.

If I can put my stitching down for long enough, I have a wonderful fall project for my front flower bed. It's a rather big bed right at the house in front of the dining room windows - it makes a 90 degree angle between the house and the garage wall and is framed on the other side by the curving sidewalk to the front door. I want to pull up the big ugly green tree in the middle (it doesn't even flower it's just green all year long) and replace it with this gorgeous fountain I found.

It's not a fuufuu fountain - it's texturized on the outside and about 4 feet square with slits around 6 inches long on two sides close to where they met. The water falls out of the slits into the square below - it is 4 or 5 tiers high with each square as you go up getting a little smaller and set back from the front. Each layer mets from top to bottom at the back - I'm going on and on so I'll have to take a picture. Anyway, that's my planned fall I'll have to talk Don into getting it for me as my Christmas present as it is VERY pricey.

Oh - some wonderful little Angel (whom I shall not name) has gifted me with Sheila Wolk's Revelation. For those of you you know what I'm talking about HAPPY DANCE - for those of you who don't google Wolk's gallery and have a look-see as it's to die for. Now I'm sort of bummed as I have 5 pieces currently going that I love and another 7 kitted up and ready to go that I love. I'm frustrated that I can't work on all of them as often as I would like. They are all HAED pieces and the going is slow.....but worth it.

Happy Stitching everyone....

Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy Dance coming on......This is a HAED chart Morning Rose by Linda Ravenscroft. I finally have an update to share, just one more row to go and it will be finished.

Happy Stitching everyone...have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Special message for 'J'

Death is inevitable - the greatest testamant to a person who has passed on is being remembered in the soul of those who knew her. Through all of lifes ebb and tide, joy and pain the only things that last are memories of those gone before us - they leave their marks in our soul, invisible to others, but so necessary to who we are. This is how life moulds us into the person we are becoming year after year. So, the most loving tribute we can honor someone with is our acceptance that they are always with us and reborn everytime we reach out and touch another human being and leave our mark on their soul. You've been on my mind today with your caring attitude and thoughtfullness - your Grandmother would be so proud of the person you've become. You've left your mark on my soul, invisible to others, but so necessary to the person I am becoming - more caring and thoughtful of others.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I've had reason to ponder recently - why is it that females have a comfortable zone in clicks? Where does the aggression come from to defend the territorial bound of said click? I don't know - maybe I'm not really female - huh? Or, maybe I'm just not all that good in groups. I don't really think that is it either. I can have multiple friends that fill the same need and still be willing to make another new friend in the same 'click'. I have several best friends but they are all different - they know each other - but we interact differently. On some human level we recognize a mirror image of ourselves and we seek to find the person who fits that bill.

Like Valerie. My bestest friend. We can, and do, go months without speaking and then just randomly pickup with whatever is going on in our lives. I have done all of the following to her: Called her in the middle of the night because of an extremely sick child - she came and comforted me. Had surgery and a hospital stay - she came and spent the night we me in the hospital just to be there incase I needed anything. We go to lunch through the week, walk after work and shop on Friday's - her day off. She has called me late in the evening when work had her so down she just had to lock the bathroom door and cry - what can you say? You just listen and offer comfort.

My next bestest friend is Debbie. She's the trouble maker - always ready to shop or go to lunch. Valerie and Debbie and I are all friends with girls the same age so we've bonded and watched our girls bond. It's been a lot of fun. Debbie is the one always ready to play putt-putt or football or soccor or basketball or any outdoor activity with the kids. Valerie and I hate her - she's just way to perky. She's also the one who's husband was killed in a freak accident several years ago. Valerie called me and we came home from vacation that afternoon. There was nothing we could do but we were there for her and the girls to offer comfort. We all grieved together - mothers and daughters. As painful as it was for us, I know it was the hardest for Debbie and her girls but I think it helped them move on knowing how much we loved their Dad and to see the deepth of sadness that we felt with them. Remember this if you are ever in this type situation - don't shy away from the family because you don't know what to say or do. Sometimes for them to just know that your there, crying and sad with them is a blessing and a comfort.

Now - my nextest bestest friend is Karen. She's the one I call when I want to spend the afternoon at the garden center or lunch and an afternoon strolling around Williams-Sonoma or any cooking, tea, wine, landscaping, gardening store. I haven't seen her in a while - I think I'll take her to lunch tomorrow or Friday.

Then I have my new stitchey friends. We aren't as close but I know given the same time frames as I've had with V, D & K that we could be. There's Brandy and Nikki and Joyce and Stacey and Selma and Marleen.....and many more that I am just getting to know.

I guess the pondering of female relationships brings me to this; I'm the kind of girl who always has room for one more - the group is never filled to capacity and almost no one is ever excluded because I don't want to take the time to know them.

I'm feeling very blessed and satisfied right now - and it's because of all the above people and the joy knowing them has brought me. I will try over the next few days to connect with each of them - on our special level - and spread some of my joy to them.....good night all...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Random Thoughts.........

This is my DD [in the middle] and some of her friends. They are all in Partners Club and spent a day at the local State Fair. Sponsors paired each of them with a disabled child from the area and they took them on rides and played games on the midway. As you can see, they are a wonderful happy bunch of kids. They had a great day and made some new friends.

I got my DH to walk with me this morning. This sunshine was truly magical - weather permitting it's way better than going to the gym. I read somewhere that UVB rays on your skin causes your body to manufacture endorphins [happy hormones]. It's been really hot here [92] but I still should make time each morning for a walk. It really clears my mind and does make me feel better - or maybe it's just the relief of getting back home and having a cup of coffee!

Why do men pick tomatoes off sandwiches? I made a yummy lunch on sour dough bread [turkey,swiss cheese, hard salomi, lettuce, tomatoe, onion, s/p] and he PICKS THEM OFF before he eats - after 23 years I guess I really should know better. But, duh.

Many of you know I retired last year [at 42] - but the last 5 years that I worked I had 6 weeks of paid vacation. So, spring break from school just sort of became "The Girls Holiday". Melanie and I would go somewhere for the week by ourselves or with other moms and daughters. We went with 2 sets M&D's last year to Winter Park, CO to ski. Of course, we had a wonderful time. Well, this year we have decided to take a family vacation during spring break - before the weather gets soooooo hot that all we want to do is go to the lake or the beach and veg-out. Mel only has 1 more year of high school - then we will be on our own. She's not real excited about it - but she will get there. We are going on a driving vacation - to Amarillo, TX - Santa Fe, NM - Grand Canyon Village, AZ - Sedona, AZ - Albuquerque, NM then home. We are staying 2 nights in most places and have broken up the driving where the average is only 5 hours a day. Wahoo - I hate driving.

Suggestions of things to do are appreciated. We don't want to miss out on something because we didn't know about it......

Happy Stitching everyone...

Monday, October 02, 2006

Today has been the longest........

and saddest day in recent memory. I'm just going to create my own email group of stitching friends and get off of the message boards. I just don't like conflict and all the hurt feelings that go hand-and-hand with it. On the plus side, I think I'll get to know 8 or 10 ladies alot better and the 200 or 300 on the board and just not have to navigate through the blah..........I've felt sorry for myself all afternoon, hubby took me to lunch today to get my mind off of stuff.

Has anyone else been watching the new show Heroes? It comes on tonight and it's not too bad. The first night was just setting the scene and linking all of the characters. I hope tonight is as good......

On the plus side, I really need to work on my Truth Storykeep. I'm about 1/2 way through with her and she is just gorgeous. I have the Temptation Storykeep to stitch as a matching piece. They will be lovely together - if I ever get them both finished.

I've been working on Morning Rose all month and I'm just about ready for a break. I'm almost done with the 15th page (of 25) so I'm over 1/2 way. Just need to keep stitching.......she is really so much fun to work on. The colors are all so vibrant and blend together so well.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Crabby Old Woman....

When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee Scotland , it was believed that she had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through her meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. And this little old Scottish lady, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this "anonymous" poem winging across the Internet:

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within.....we will all, day, be there, too!

Crabby Old Woman
What do you see, nurses . What do you see?
What are you thinking ........... When you're looking at me?
A crabby old woman ............ Not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, ............... With faraway eyes?
Who dribbles her food . And makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice, . "I do wish you'd try!"
Who seems not to notice .... The things that you do,
And forever is losing ............... A stocking or shoe?

Who, resisting or not, . Lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, . The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking? .... Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse, .......You're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am .............. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, ........ As I eat at your will.

I'm a small child of ten .With a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .............. Who love one another.

A young girl of sixteen ...........With wings on her feet
Dreaming that soon now ......... A lover she'll meet.

A bride soon at twenty, ........ My heart gives a leap,
Remembering the vows . That I promised to keep.

At twenty-five now, .............. I have young of my own,
Who need me to guide ............ And a secure happy home.

A woman of thirty, ............... My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other ............... With ties that should last

At forty, my young sons . Have grown and are gone,
But my man's beside me ......... To see I don't mourn
Again we know children, ......... My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me, ............ My husband is dead,
I look at the future, ................ I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing ......Young of their own,
And I think of the years . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old woman................ And nature is cruel;
Tis jest to make old age ........ Look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles, ............ Grace and vigor depart,
There is now a stone . Where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass A young girl still dwells,
And now and again, .............. My battered heart swells.
I remember the joys, .............. I remember the pain,
And I'm loving and living ........ Life over again.

I think of the years ............. All too few, gone too fast,
And accept the stark fact . That nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people, ...... Open and see,
Not a crabby old woman; . ......Look closer....see, ME!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Birthday Calculator...

Today I learned how to add clickable 'thumbnails' with text headers into my sidebar. Learning this stuff is more complicated than it looks! I think I'll add a section of finished works.....

Try this link to The Birthday Calculator -

Here's info for my birthday...

Your date of conception was on or about 13 September 1961 which was a Wednesday.
You were born on a Wednesdayunder the astrological sign Gemini.Your Life path number is 3.Life Path Compatibility:You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 2, 5 & 11.You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 7, 8 & 22.The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2437821.5.The golden number for 1962 is 6.The epact number for 1962 is 24.The year 1962 was not a leap year.Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/5/1962 and ending 1/24/1963.You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.Your Native American Zodiac sign is Elk; your plant is Mullein.You were born in the Egyptian month of Mesore, the fourth month of the season of Shomu (Harvest).Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 4 Sivan 5722.
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 22 April 1962.The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 29 April 1962.The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 7 March 1962.The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 10 June 1962.The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 17 June 1962.The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 29 September 1962.The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 19 April 1962.The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 6 March 1962. As of 9/18/2006 10:18:51 AM EDTYou are 44 years old.You are 531 months old.You are 2,311 weeks old.You are 16,175 days old.You are 388,210 hours old.You are 23,292,618 minutes old.You are 1,397,557,131 seconds old.Celebrities who share your birthday:
Staci Keanan (1975)
James 'Munky' Shaffer (1970)
Max Casella (1967)
Ena (1966)
Bjorn Borg (1956)
Sandra Bernhard (1955)
Gary U.S. Bonds (1939)
Thomas Mann (1875)Top songs of 1962
I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles
Big Girls Don't Cry by Four Seasons
Sherry by Four Seasons
Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton
Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee & the Starliters
Telstar by Tornadoes
Soldier Boy by Shirelles
Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel
Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler
The Twist by Chubby CheckerYour age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.3307240704501 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
There are 261 days till your next birthdayon which your cake will have 45 candles.Those 45 candles produce 45 BTUs,or 11,340 calories of heat (that's only 11.3400 food Calories!) .You can boil 5.14 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1962 there were approximately 4.2 million births in the US.In 1962 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile.In 1962 in the US there were approximately 1,523,000 marriages (8.5%) and 393,000 divorces (2.2%)In 1962 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.In 1962 the population of Australia was approximately 10,846,059.In 1962 there were approximately 237,081 births in Australia.In 1962 in Australia there were approximately 79,090 marriages and 7,245 divorces.In 1962 in Australia there were approximately 93,163 deaths.Your birthstone is Alexandrite -->The Mystical properties of Alexandrite
Alexandrite can assist one in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem, and augmenting ones ability to experience joy. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Pearl, Moonstone, OpalYour birth tree is
Hornbeam, the good taste
Of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, tends to egoism, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads reasonable, disciplined life, looks for kindness, an emotional partner and acknowledgment, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with her feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.There are 98 days till Christmas 2006!There are 111 days till Orthodox Christmas!The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waxing crescent.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My first finish for 2006
the inset of the fullsized Luna chart by Ian Daniels, charted by HAED. This was an easy stitch and didn't take too long to finish.