Sunday, July 30, 2006


Evangeline's Journey: Episode 2

Day 4: A Darker Shade of Brown

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Thanks to Procol Harum for the title of their "Whiter Shade of Pale" for my post title.


Anyway... As you can see, I have been making pretty good progress on "Evangeline". I'm not sure, but I am almost wondering if maybe there is some mistake in the way that this pattern was designed. Or at least, the DMC color number. The browns that I am using for this part seem... well... a bit darker than the model stitch. Here is a link to a small picture of the model stitch. You be the judge...

Regardless of wether or not the colors match or not, that is nothing compared to what I found when I took a moment to look at what I have accomplished so far. Believe it or not, I managed to find A Mistake. :-O Yes it is true; I oopsed.

Seems that while I was stitching away on my way to the top of the current section, I managed to miscount at one point and -brace yourselves- have a whole lot of extra stitches on the left of this area. (FYI: If you look at the left of the project, and count 2 red Xs up from the bottom, you will see where I am referring to...) Needless to say, I was NOT going to frog all of that out! Oh well. The good thing about mistakes is that you can more often than not cover them up as you go stitching along. And what's more, the color that will be going over the top of the oops is darker (Needlepaints #2006) and should cover up the brown fairly well. We shall see how it looks once it is all covered up... ;-)

Well, that is all you are going to get out of me from this post. But fear not! In an attempt to keep you all up to date -and since I have indeed done more since the above update pic was taken- I shall be making Yet Another Post in just a little bit to show you how things look now. Just sit back... Relax... And wait for the next post.

Until then, happy stitchy and have a good night!

Shopping For New Bicycle AccessoriesMy son got a new bike for Christmas. He also received gifts of money from various relatives for purchasing bicycle accessories. He totaled up his money and we visited a website together to choose which bicycle accessories that he wanted.My son told me before we even got to the website that he had also been saving his allowance. He was sure that he could buy all of the bicycle accessories that his heart desired. I like that he has been saving his money for what he really wants.I told my son that we need to find all of the bicycle accessories that would make riding safer. He agreed. We found a 12v Generator with a Krypton bulb. I will be a lot happier with him riding his bike when the sun is going down if he has some illumination.He liked the idea of the headlight and agreed to it. He found another safety item for his new bicycle accessories. He found red flashing safety lights. I think that he said they were cool.A bell was the third of the bicycle accessories to get picked. I wish it was as loud as a car horn, but I think it really will be effective for its intended use. He saw a plastic horn and thought that it was stupid.I told my son that if he wanted to ride his new bike to school, then two of his new bicycle accessories needed to be a lock and a helmet. He had trouble finding a helmet that matched the paint on his new bike. I told him that we could go to a local sporting goods store to find the right one. He also preferred a different kind of bike lock than this website had to offer.We had a good time finding the bicycle accessories for his new bike. I think that he is going to have a lot of fun and some more freedom. I am thinking that I may want to sign him up for a bike safety class and also a minor bike repairs class. Both of those would teach him a lot.To learn more about everything bicycles vist my site at: BrensMartUSA Bicycles Have a geat day and stay healthy!Brenda Sue
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