Mindy Memories

Friday, April 27, 2007

Can't believe it's been almost a month

Here it is April 27 and the last post was April 3. Been busy at work, but it's slowing down a little to a relatively normal pace now. My EARN Center grand opening on April 18 was a great success and I was able to get proclamations from the governor and mayor to be read at the event and I'll get them framed for the center. We had lots of people show up to see the mural and take tours to better understand what they do for their clients. We met with a reporter from The Northeast Times the following day and he wrote up a nice article that appeared this week. It's not the Philadelphia Inquirer, but it's something.

Today I took a program director from our 55+ program (it helps people over 55 find work) to a taping for a TV segment. That went well, too. It helps that she has a great radio/tv voice and just carries herself well and is a presence. I think they are interested in featuring our other programs, which would also be great.

I see in my last post I said I was ordering the missing beads for Mermaid of the Pearls. Ha! I still haven't ordered them, lol. I did stitch a little on Liberty Sampler and will get a picture up after I stitch a bit more over the weekend.

I saw the new mermaid that's coming out from Mirabilia soon. I love it! I don't understand all the comments about the fabric. Yeah, I don't think it's the best fabric but it's always hard to tell from those photos. However, we don't have to use the fabric used in the model. I wish people wouldn't judge the design by the fabric. That's like going house-hunting and judging the place by the paint color or wallpaper. You can always repaint.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Almost done

I've been saying "almost done" for a while now when it comes to Mermaid of the Pearls, but this time I mean it. If I had a few more of those green beads, I would be done. Unfortunately, I usually need more beads than called for because I tend to drop some here and there and they go into the couch and never seen again. I haven't added the treasures yet, either. The rest is done. I knew there were a lot of beads on her but wow! I had no idea how many until I stitched her. I knew there were a lot in the pearls area, but there's quite a bit on her fins, too.

These aren't the best pictures in the world, but you get the idea. The second one is a close-up of most of the beads and metallics. She's stitched on Jubilation linen from Silkweaver.

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