Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
May 3rd, 2010


I finished the book on Thursday.

It’s still sitting on my nightstand.  I can’t bear to put it away in the office…. I mean, it will be *lonely* on the shelf since all of it’s Brothers are on my Kindle.  Which happens to live on my nightstand.

Hmmm…connection maybe?  In the meanwhile I’m going to leave it on the nightstand so I can open to a random page and re-read bits and pieces whenever I want.  You know… like I do on the Kindle for all the other books in the series.

Wow.  Definite connection!!

In other news, the Stitching Bloggers’ Question has returned!  And it’s now Monthly!!  Without further ado….

Suppose we say that there are two types of stitchers.  

There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching.  They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal.   Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.

Then there are those who are “project” stitchers.  They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching. 

If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be?  I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one.  And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.

I am closer to a “Process” stitcher.  Probably surprises no one given the number of WIPs I have. 

And yes, this relates to other areas.  I work with business intelligence applications where understanding the business process and the “why” of the reporting and metrics is far more important than trying to nail down the end result.  I would much rather build a reporting application filled with properly related attributes and well-defined metrics and let the business user create hundreds of ad-hoc reports to their hearts’ content than go thru the “joy” [a bit of sarcasm there] of defining dozens of canned reports that are stale by the time they are implemented in production.

I also love reading series, especially if I can look forward to more installments coming out.  I’m always a little sad when I get to “The End” – whether the story is one book or a dozen long.  I know folks that say “I won’t start the series until it’s all been released!” and I just have to think of what they are missing out – that joy of discovery and re-reading and waiting and just savoring the world and the story in-between 🙂

April 27th, 2010


The good thing about having to buy a “real” book is that I can use my lovely bookmarks 😀

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to catch up with my Boys…..

(If you haven’t met the Black Dagger Brotherhood….and enjoy steamy paranormal romance… start with Dark Lover.  The Brothers are waiting but they aren’t all that patient….)

November 19th, 2009

Bookmark Lovers

All packages have landed safely and been well received (as evidenced by the comments).

You are all very welcome 😀

What did I send?

Five bookmarks.  Here’s the one I kept for myself (all pics clickable, as usual):

All are unique.  Where mine has read beads, the others are all different color Delicas.

Can’t see the theme?  Here’s a closeup of the letters…

B-D-B.  Black Dagger Brotherhood, baby!!  w00t!

Here they are ready to go:

Inspiration came from Missy Ann.  She mentioned she was hoping to have a Black Dagger bookmark someday and I figured I could work up something.  I found the dagger charms and letter beads at CharmFactory (great selection, fast shipping) and a little black nail polish (Revlon Black Lingerie – which may go with me for my pedicure appt this weekend) made them perfect.

While I only ordered enough letters for the half dozen, I did have enough of the other bits to make another bookmark:

If you would like to commemorate your love of all things BDB with a one-of-a-kind bookmark, just comment on this post with your favorite Brother and I’ll draw a name on Monday 🙂

And if you haven’t discovered the crackilicious Brothers, get thee to Amazon (or your local bookstore) and start reading Dark Lover.

My favorite?  Gotta be Vishous.  I’m a sucker for a man with brains and technical skills….. computer skills, that is, but other skills are always welcome…..