Today has been busy and pretty random.
My sister’s boyfriend has to go get a truck cab that someone in his trucking company stole and hid to protest about their boss loosing a trucking account.
I am just sitting down now to work on learning some more embroidery stitches. I’m going to make a collage emblem patch for my nephew. (It’s better then knitting him an ugly sweater to go off to collage with lol)
Even though I am going to do mostly (If not all) tambour embroidery on it, I would like to know how to do other embroidery stitches. I found a blog by Sewing Empire here on WordPress who has a nice write up on white work embroidery. I was thinking of decorating the apron with some white work if I’m not too horrible at it. I’m also in love with the embroidery done on Indian clothing. (And wood block fabric printing) It’s slow going finding information about all that. Google doesn’t do too well with really general questions lol. It doesn’t help that I don’t speak the language so I don’t have instinctive search terms to try.
I found this free eBook tonight, and Sewing Empire also links to it. It’s a REALLY nice book and may help someone find something they would love to try to do.
Another thing that’s been on my mind is MachineGunMama’s Mind here on WordPress who blogged about her daughter being attacked by a German Shepherd while she was walking around the block in her neighborhood. (May 31st entry, I really suck at WordPress) I’m an owner of a German Shepherd myself who was labeled “No kids, No cats” when I adopted her from the kill shelter. I’m so glad her daughter is OK. I hope the old couple who owns the Shepherd can figure out some way to keep their dog from being a danger to others if they love their dog. Honestly after her and her daughters ordeal I’d go walking with a weapon (mace/pepper spray, or a heavy pipe) in the future if it were me. I used to live in a neighborhood where it was like an episode of Cops every night, which is why I adopted my Shepherd in the first place. I couldn’t go out at night, my car was vandalized, then later, stolen, and our house was broken into. I moved from there, and I can relate it really is a horrible feeling to not feel safe in your own neighborhood.