Monday, November 17, 2008

New toy!

Not an awful lot of stitching has been done over the last few days because I have a new toy. At long, long last I have an iPod! It's red (of course) and I love it. I've spent hours uploading all my CDs and already made it a nice cosy pouch following the instructions here. My pouch isn't half as neat as the one in the tutorial but it'll keep it nice and scratch free.


Now I'll have something to listen to on the train instead of teenage chatter and mobile phone business-speak from men in suits. It's hard to tell which is more stupid at times - is a conversation on which celebrity is the 'fittest' less sensible than one on 'thinking outside the box'? I'll be able to stitch St Reatham quite merrily. And talking of St Reatham - I'm on my fourth page now...


I've also finished the stitching on my exchange for Isabelle - just the finishing to do. And I've done another pieced block and the first applique block for the Antique Flower Garden quilt. As my first major attempt at applique I'm really pleased with it. Another three to do and I'm caught up (there are two or three per month so a lot to do).


I'll leave you with a photo of Trevor. We moved the back door mat yesterday so we could sweep and he promptly pounced on it! Hasn't he grown? He's a real tom cat now.


Hope you're all having a great weekend!

20 comments:

  1. St. Reatham is looking wonderful and I love the photo of Trevor - very cute!

    Thanks for the tutorial link - I don't have an Ipod/mp3 player but DH does and I think my sis is getting one for Christmas so two good pressie ideas, I think!

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  2. Cool red ipod! They are a fun little toy, aren't they. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

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  3. St Reatham looks great. I love my ipod for the reasons you mention - it just blocks out the inane chatter.

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  4. St Reatham is coming along beautifully. A great new toy you have and the pocket is just perfect for it.

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  5. St Reatham looks lovely and matches your fab new iPod and case too :)

    Your blocks look great, can't wait to see the others!

    Great kitty photo, he looks right at home :)

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  6. Your St. Reatham is looking great! I love the color.

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  7. Your sampler looks great!

    Bye, Wendy

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  8. RED!! I thought of you when the colors came out and saw the gorgeous red one.

    St. Reatham looks lovely and your quilting is beautiful! Trevor, of course, is handsome as always!

    Have you seen our new addition Maestro? He's quite the handful at 10 weeks. But he's much less snuffly now.

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  9. Congratulations on the iPod...awesome color!

    Trevor on the entry mat is so funny!

    SR is looking incredible; great work!

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  10. I have an MP3 player and I use mine to download audiobooks and I can listen to them while I am at work and cross stitching

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  11. I love your new red iPod! Enjoy it!! Stitching looks great, too!

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  12. Love your new toy! The red definitely suits you! Looks fab with it's neat little case.

    St Reatham is looking wonderful.

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  13. Enjoy your IPod. Love the color and case you made !

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    I love this radio show. It always has such interesting, thought-provoking stories!

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  15. St Realtham is really coming along! You're making fantastic progress with it :) Enjoy your new toy :)

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  16. Great progress on the sampler!

    And congrats on the iPod - I'm completely addicted to mine, and have been spotted using it while stitching, lol.

    Trevor is a cutie!

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  17. Love the red! I couldn't get through my house chores without my ipod:) Great progress on St. Reatham. It's beautiful! and your quilt is looking gorgeous!

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  19. Trevor looks quite cozy under the mat.

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  20. Trevor is charming. I don't own an i-pod; however, my son wants to buy one for me.

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