Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Almost a finish

Sunday I managd to reach the end of Season of Rest. I know it's not finished, but I'm down of DMC 839 so the houses will have to wait until my next order to Sew and So to have their roofs. From the day I discoverd that on-line, I've always been buying floss from them, since they sold it at half the price it's sold in the shops of my neighbourhood.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Seasonal SAL

I've just joined a Season sal put up by Nicki. I think it's really a great idea. I've always wanted to be on a SAL, but I never asked to anyone before. This because all the SAL I saw so far are of really beautiful and (for me) difficult to stitch charts, Mirabilia, L&L and so on. I think I'm not yet good enogh at stitching to do these ones, even though I'm thinking about giving myself some Mirabilia charts as a Christmas present!
Anyway, since in this SAL I can stitch whichever chart I like, it just have got to be about a season, I thought I could do it.
The SAL begins Setember 1st and I haven't yet decided what to stitch. I've got two charts that could fit, but still can't decide which of the two pick.
One is "Calendar Cats" by Margaret Sherry: I've just bought it and stitched quite the half of the May cat. Now I could stitch September, October and November ones.
The second is a chart called "C'è una strada nel bosco" that means "There's a street in the wood", which is a autumnal scenary of a path in a wood, and I found it on a magazine. Also this has already been started, but it's so huge (for me, I bet many stitchers more expert than myself would find it little) and I'm such a slow stitcher that I think it'll take me ages to finish it!
Here they are:

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

A reading finish

Today I finished reading "The Pillars of the earth" by Ken Follet. I loved it.

It's really a great novel, I liked the medieval setting most of all. It's a great story which last throughout almost the 12th century. At the center of the story there's the construction of a cathedral in a small village of Southern England.
At the beginning we find Tom who's trying to find a job to support his family. He's a builder and his greatest dream is to build a cathedral. Finally he settles in Kingsbridge and begin building it. But it will be completed only after many years, troubles, voyages, cheats, love and money affairs, losses and wins.
Just some days ago I found out that a sequel of the book ( World without end) is about to come out. I'm really loking forward to it.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

My week so far...

This is a proof of my slowness at stitching: this week I only worked on Season of Rest and I haven't finished it. To be honest I can't finish it because I'm one floss down, but I haven't finished it beacuse of that.
Anyway this is it so far:
I know the photo isn't a great one, but to have it bright I had to take it outside, and outside is too hot for me, so I just took this one and then I ran in. I really hate hot weather.

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Do you want some music? Open the window!

As last year mid-Auguts holiday has arrived, and the ravers with it! In the wood near where I live there's a great area which officialy is of the Army but in reality is completley abandoned. It's quite far from any village, completly hidden in the wood, so someone thought it a great place for a rave party, which has now started yesterday and will go on at least till wednedsy! The problem is that they keep music so loud that I can clearly hear it even though they're at least 10 kilometers away from my house. People who live nearer can't actually sleep at night. And the problem is that they're so many that is impossible to send them away, also because techinically they're not breaking any law.

Shyness, cats and cross stitch

First of all, I'm shy. Not always, but quite often. Sometimes I'm really too shy.
I'm so shy I found it difficult even to comment on blogs! I nearly do it.
By the way, during this year of blog reading, I found out there are quite a number of cross stitcher that are really fond of cats, there are at least five: Carol, Karen, Katrina, Nicki, Veronica. I really love their work, they're a great inspiration for a newbie like myself. And I love their cat too. In fact I think I love all the cats in the world.
P.S. I'm a cross sticher and a cat lover too!

Little House Needleworks

This is my last stitching finishes:

Lavender Hill - Little House Needleworks
stitched: July-August 2007
14 ct bisque Aida, DMC Floss

I really like Little House Needleworks, I'm planning to stitch many projects of this brand. Now I'm working on Season of Rest, while Season of Hope is waiting for some floss to be finished.
Then I'll try make them into pillows, even though I'm not really fond of my sewing abilities...
One year ago I started The Bookshelf which is half way trough, but it has been parked for some months because I realised I made a mistake and it'll take a little bit to undo it, which is a thing I really hate to do.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Already Forgotten

Why I called this blog like that? Becuase I thought of another name, but when the time came to open the blog and give that name to it...I had already forgotten it!

And why my adresss is "I want red hair"? First of all because it was the first available adress of all that I tried, and second, because I really do want to have red hair because it would match with my really pale skin and my green eyes!


Here I am... first post in here, and first post in English, hope I don't mess it up.
Why this blog? Because I feel the need to express myself in English, which is not my language. But I love it so much, much more than my language (which is Italian). I can't tell why things are like that but anyway, this is it.