Category Archives: Fiber

Packing up

While US residents are indulging in overeating turkey with various trimmings, I was enjoying the views of the Pacific Ocean (yes, to the East) and avoiding the contents of my suitcase, the bed, the floor…. oh yes, and the need … Continue reading

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Directionless

Or should I say clueless? Let me start out with a statement of what should be obvious: I have lived in the Northern Hemisphere all of my life. Yes, I have been in Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand … Continue reading

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One hassle fixed

First – yes, I did get the issues with USAA resolved. But it took turning on my phone, accepting the AT&T charge and having to spend time wading through the automated menus, speaking with a poor woman in Texas in … Continue reading

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Door Chicken

Remember what I said about the vast majority of passengers on this ship coming from Australia & New Zealand?  Now, think about cars and driving rules/ Got it? Now expand that to walking, stairs, and going through doors. North Americans … Continue reading

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The final hour

Well, as of 0200 the ship made the final time zone change on this side of the International Date Line. I promptly ran into the obvious problem – no way to set my phone etc. The result was spending the … Continue reading

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Not worth an hour

Our “port” today is Raiatea, Society Islands. With a population of around 12000, it has beaches, agriculture, tourism, and a small airport. (that small bit of very flat land right along the shore between the beach and the mountain.) Again … Continue reading

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Victoria, BC

As we pulled out of Vancouver almost three hours after our original planned departure – I started to wonder about our time in BC. There is an issue about tides, bridge heights and large ships which I was interested in … Continue reading

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Virtual Cons

ChiCon 8 starts today ( or mostly tomorrow). Obviously, it is in Chicago. What is just as obvious is that I am not there. Attending in person this year felt like it was insurmountable. I attend Cons for the people … Continue reading

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World Cross Stitch Day

Its a thing. Who knew? I certainly didn’t know until I heard it mentioned on a couple of YouTalube channels. So – just like all the other days this week – I decided to do some cross stitching in honor … Continue reading

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phones, zoom, stitching

It looks like Thursday is going to turn into my socialization day. Or conference day. But with stitching. I have had one standing Thursday night call for ? maybe a year? with a friend who lives in the middle of … Continue reading

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Haunted Library – Prologue

And all 5000+ stitches of the Prologue to Lola Crow’s Haunted Library SAL have been completed… This is where I started and it was 1046 stitches to finish this section. you can’t seem them easily, but there are one stitch … Continue reading

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Virgo

There were a lot of things I could have done today. Most of them involved either being sociable or cleaning. Since I just returned from being out of town and potentially exposed to “who knows what,” that became my excuse … Continue reading

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BNS – Camp Day 3

Why are there games and challenges you ask? Because this is Summer Camp! Ok, I did an attitude readjustment on myself yesterday evening and decided that watching was fun and not participating in some of the insanity was completely my … Continue reading

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BNS-2, Independence, MO

Day 2 of the stitching “camp.” I am thinking that I just might be a bit old for summer camp. Not too old for stitching, not too old to enjoy chatting with other stitchers, not too old to appreciate seeing … Continue reading

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the headless bear

The Bear – from Cottage Garden Samplings – A Year in the Woods. There are a lot of stitches in this bear, trust me on that. I think, in fact, that he is the densest so far of the seven … Continue reading

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Leo Completed

well = all but beads and backstitching. seven/twelve… and if I get ambitious, I might just tackled beads and backstitch But I have an early run to the SFVA and won’t be doing that tonight…

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late to arrive, early to rise

You would think that after landing close to 0130 in the morning at SFO. Having the “exciting” challenge of finding my suitcase and getting home after 0200 I would have crashed till midmorning. Oh, not so. But first – EWR. … Continue reading

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Pizza Party!

In case it wasn’t clear, this is a cross-stitch repeat. No trains, boats, or ships involved. I would say no planes, but that would be stupid since it is obvious that I flew out here and will be flying back … Continue reading

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Woodbridge NJ

is across the country from where I live. Duh. It is about a five hour flight, give or take a few minutes. Plus boarding, taxing, take off, landing, hanging out till a gate clears, disembarking, locating the loo, finding baggage … Continue reading

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Leo

as in the zodiac sign. If I am counting correctly, this is the seventh in the Nora Corbett Zodiac Girl series. I started her yesterday, just a couple of days ahead of the sign shift. I am a bit over … Continue reading

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