Thursday, January 23, 2014

Random Thursday...it's been a while


Here is the funny thing.  I cracked open this lovely large cone of Aurifil 50 wt in grey the other day.  ANd for some reason, the thread seems to have been wound in the wrong direction.  You can see how the thread on the right is hanging, and how I had to put the grey cone upside down to have the thread pulling in the correct direction.  How strange is that?



My husband found this wee critter in the back flower bed the other day when he was raking leaves and cleaning the perennial beds.  This is what he said about her in an email..."I found Alice under some leaves. She was walking around in circles and looking for her glasses, which she had dropped. We visited for a bit and then I left her to her task. Busy, busy, busy."  We think she is a rough sided newt.  WIth her tail unfurled, she was about 8" long.  After her photo op, she was returned to the garden to continue her search for her glasses.  Good thing Husband kept his gloves on because apparently newts can exude toxins.  How very clever of them!


Webster loves his toys.  He particularly enjoys a certain "toothbrush" that is no longer sold but we happened to have found some on ebay.  This is what a blissful doggy looks like as he begins to brush his teeth.  Happiness is a new doggy toothbrush!



Our guild works together with Warp and Weft, a really lovely Canadian online fabric shop owned by Esmari.  This is the bundle that I put together with Esmari's help.  Isn't it lovely?  All the bundles are on their way as we speak.  So exciting!


And I am linking up with Cindy for Random Thursday.  Let's review... thread, newts, dog tooth brushes and fabric.  So random.

9 comments:

  1. That's funny about the cone of thread. I wish my Janome had a spool holder like that!

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  2. lol, i didn't think we had newts up here, you really must be out in the country, lol

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  3. Random indeed! That's a gorgeous fabric bundle!

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  4. I'd ask Aurifil about the cone, they seem to be quite a receptive company. Fascinating little newt. Beautiful selection of fabrics in that bundle!

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  5. Think I would have left that newt well alone :) Love the fabric bundle.

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  6. What a wonderful stack from Warp and Weft. I find her online shop to be so classic and I can't help but spend too much time there.

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  7. I personally would Freak! if I ran into Alice!

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  8. Cathy , considering that the cone is winded anti-clockwise instead of clockwise , what problem do you meet if you use it standing in the right position instead of upside down as in the picture ?

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