Well I finally got around last night and finished my dragon needle book after 5 weeks of procrastinating. I think my check book design turned out excellent and with 4 pages I've got more than enough room for my needles. Also instead of marking the needle size numbers on the pages, I plan on using small paper stickers and writing the size on them. That way I can re-arrange the needles when necessary.
Here’s all the info from my finished projects page on my website.
Name: Needle Guardian Needle Book
Type: Counted Cross Stitch
Finished Chart Size: approx. 4" x 6" (10.16cm x 15.24cm)
Designer/Publisher: Teresa Wentzler - © 2007 TW Designworks / PatternsOnLine
Finished: Assembled March 14, 2008
Misc. Info. : I tried to take pictures up close of the Kreinik metallic braid and beads as they kind of get lost on top of the stitching for the head and tail. The bead used as a clasp is a stone - Tiger Eye.
Front Panel : Started August 14, 2007 - Finished October 7, 2007
Back Panel : Started February 3, 2008 - Finished February 7, 2008
I used waxed cardboard panels from an orange juice carton and 4 used Bounce dryer sheets as padding to make the front and back covers stiff. On the inside I used a white felt fabric square as pages.
I think It's time I got back to working on my WiPs and to that end it's going to be a toss-up between “Christmas Sampler 2003” and “Summer's End”. Oh, I'll still be reading my romance books but I think I'll keep it to a Friday/Saturday 12 hour reading marathon. I have a tendency to read a book cover to cover in one go.
I’ve decided to start looking for a new job. The company I’m at now was suppose to upgrade me to permanent full-time hours. Instead I’ve been down graded from full-time temp to on-call status. Which means I’ve only had 4 weeks of work so far this year, and since I’ve got bills to pay *now* I can’t afford to wait around for them to call me. Looking for full-time work really sucks when the only thing out there seems to be 4 hour-a-day part-time jobs. It’s also hampered by the fact that I don’t own a car and have to rely on public transit.
Well that all for today's blog blurb....
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