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Still No Stitching

  • Posted on November 12, 2006 at 10:22 pm

I had forgotten how much I like playing with faux stained glass designs. I now remember. 🙂 I’ve been having so much fun that I finished the other 2 kits today. The mirror is now dry but the angel and snowflake ornaments are currently drying. I will take and post some photos sometime this week, after they have had time to dry thoroughly. The won’t be cured for a week, which is fine since I haven’t decided what to do with them yet. I may give the angel to my mother for Christmas. I think I’m keeping the snowflakes for myself. 😉

If I give the angel to my mother, I’m going to toss the second biscornu that I was working on for her because I don’t like the way it’s turning out. The colors that I chose just aren’t working out very well and I’ve been questioning it for a while. If I have something else to substitute in its place, I can stop worrying about it and just do the finishing work on the first one that turned out so gorgeous.

Now I need to eat some dinner and then do some stitching, if I don’t decide to bead some bracelets instead. Hahah!

Work Vs. Home Work

  • Posted on November 12, 2006 at 1:00 am

What’s the difference? For me, this weekend, the answer is not much. I haven’t been able to hone or even practice my Java programming skills since I took that class several months ago and I’ve been itching to write my own stash organization software program. So, with the advent of this weeks SBQ and my knowledge of my own lack of stash organization, I finally bit the bullet and started programming my own software. I think that it’s going to be a long process because my imagination has made the project pretty sizeable. We’ll see what I’m able to accomplish…

In the meantime, I also crafted a faux stained glass mirror from a kit for my Gram for Christmas. I’ve had the kit for years, so it’s a miracle that the stains hadn’t all dried up. That was yesterday. Today I started creating another faux stained glass project from a kit; this kit was so old that the stains had actually dried up, so I am drawing from my stock of Gallery Glass stains. It’s over 2/3 finished. I’m just waiting for some stain samples to dry so I can decide on the two last colors. I have one other faux stained glass kit of ornaments for which I have tried to reconstitute the stains that came in the kit. If that doesn’t succeed, I will use Gallery Glass stains again.

But now, it’s way past bedtime. Maybe I’ll have some pictures tomorrow night (tonight, whatever it is). 🙂

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