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Well, I didn't get a chance to edit anything for the Packt Publishing.  I'm surprisingly okay with this, because I know they lost someone who would have worked their eyes out for them.  I have another interview in August to work as a tutor with special needs students at the local college which I'm looking forward to.  Onwards!  I've sort of settled myself to the fact that if I do get married the wedding will be in a barn and everyone will play Cranium while eating J-ello.  Whatever. :)

I've started to get broody so I've taken up an old, old hobby of mine.  Cross-stitching.  I liked doing it as a kid, and I'm pretty damn good at it, if I do say so (ah, another unmarketable skill to add to the collection :) ).  At least all the cross stitch ladies at the shops always said so, complimenting on my astonishing backstitch and ability to count.  But I've always felt disappointed with the cross-stitching world, because even up to mid twenties the selection of patterns was pretty much limited to Jesus, alphabet samplers, flowers, or pictures of houses with flowers around them.  This was the norm:

Walk into any cross-stiching shop pre 2005 and those were your choices.  But it seems the cross-stitching world has exploded in the 5 years I've been away.  Apparently there were people like me who were also fed up with designs from 1842, and now there's the most insanely beautiful patterns out there.  I found one company called Maia, and I want to do absolutely everything they've put out.  Here are some of my favourites.

They're all so gorgeous.  As someone who can't paint, draw or sketch, the ability to create something beautiful through stitching appeals to me.  I like big bright colours - more happiness and more fun to stitch.  And they're cheaper than paintings. :)


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Jul. 3rd, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, those patterns ARE gorgeous! I especially like the first one. :)

And a barn wedding with Cranium and jell-o sounds AWESOME!
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