Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Today is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Goose and apple are two of the traditional foods of this day. In England, Michaelmas marked one of the quarters of the year; quarterly rents were due on this day, fairs were held, and today the fall school term is still known as the Michaelmas term.
When I was younger, I would always receive bookmarks and other small gifts with my name's meaning. They all said, "Michele - Like God." That absolutely horrifies me now! St. Michael earned his name when Lucifer sought to be "Like God," and Michael thundered, "Who is like God?"
St. Michael is the patron saint of many including policemen and soldiers. (I thought that might interest you, Jennifer!)

"St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls."

"Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord."

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

A finish to "crow" about

Sorry about the pun. Blame it on the rainy weather! I think I will start a Noah's Ark design next! I know it looks like a hole in the design, but I think that is the flash reflection from the shiny white plate behind the fabric.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fishy Finish

I finally finished Paulette's "Fishes and Bait." I hadn't picked up a needle in a couple of weeks until this weekend. I need one more thread color, and I can finish up "Earth Sampler" too!

I have been cooking quite a bit lately. Here are two samples: a sugar cookie Egypt, and fresh pesto!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009


I have not stitched much lately, and I have missed it. Yesterday I tried to finish up this little design. It is a freebie from Waxing Moon. I do not have the right gray to finish the wing, so it will join the other projects in need of a button or two before they can be come autumn pinkeeps.

I just got the Avon Butler Bag in the mail today. I am pretty excited. Since I do not see a 165$ Butler Bag in my future, I thought I would try one for 20$. The inside is fantastic. You can see how much stuff I already have in it, and there is plenty of room for a book, an umbrella, water bottle and snacks. The outside of the bag...well, let's just say it screams "$19.99." El cheapo! I knew it was vinyl, but I did not realize how thin it would be. It looks like it would tear easily. Still, it was $20, and I really needed something to help me stay organized when I am getting the girls from place to place. This is a "mom bag;" if I were on a date with my husband, I would bring something else!

I saw a really cute autumn design in the September Gift of Stitching Magazine. It has pinkeep potential! There is also a nice article about Scottish samplers and two Scottish sampler patterns. I love Scottish Samplers! I drool over the ones in the Sacarlet Letter catalogue! Terrie, I will be by to pick up Agnes Scott soon, I hope!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

(Can you tell I am a mom? Who likes lip stuff?)

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