Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not embroidered, but still peacocks!

My friend Sharon slipped these in with a book for my birthday last month, but I forgot to photograph them at the time. Paper craft mind is already buzzing with ideas for a collage of peacocks!

Assorted Peacock goodies!

A friend in the USA sent me some fabrics I needed for a project, and knowing my love of peacocks, she included some extras in her parcel!
A fabulous machine embroidered peacock which looks like it was part of a larger design of some sort. Beautiful!

Black button with a gold peacock on it. Hard to get a good pic of this.

New cross stitch kit - I don't know if I'll ever do this, as TW's stunning designs are incredibly complex, as well as being on very small Aida ct. fabric! It would take me years, but then again, you don't know until you try, do you?

A sweet cross stitched table runner. It's been a while since I added an embroidered peacock to my collection - thanks Cathy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm not ignoring anyone!

Like most bloggers, I love receiving comments on my blogs, and always try to respond to them by posting a comment on your blogs. But lately it has become increasingly difficult to access some blogs, due to the enormous amount of graphics they use. The reason my blog headings are so plain is not just because I'm not clever enough to do fancy stuff on my computer. I also leave them as simple as possible because the downloading process is a lot faster for readers as well as me!

So, my apologies to those of you who post comments here but haven't had a response. If I get on to Ken's laptop (once in a blue moon), I can usually access most of my favourite blogs, and will leave a comment. But if I don't, it just means your blog is too complex for my ancient PC (11 years old) and OS (ME, cc 2000)!
I have another computer on order, which is about 5 years old and uses the XP Op.System. Yeah, I know it's old too, but not as old as mine, and it will only cost me $290 for the modem, LCD screen, keyboard and mouse, so hopefully it will do me for another couple of years, because I just cannot afford to buy a brand new one!