Thursday, November 12, 2009

Here is my progress on Quaker Heart - it's moving along nicely. I need to start back on my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow soon. If I push hard I know I can have it done by the end of the year as planned. I also want to start on some ornaments both for gifts and for me. I didn't make myself a single one last year and I'd like to make up for it this year. I only liked a couple from this year's Just Cross Stitch issue but I have many from past years that I still want to do.

Did you see this? It's the Thistle Threads Online University for Historic Embroidery Techniques. I have been wanted to learn how to do this sort embroidery for some time now. I have to admit I went a little crazy and signed up for all three. That is my stitching budget for an entire year! But I can't wait to get started. :-)

Thanks for all the commiseration over the wedding video. My friend Peggy does have a geek friend who is going to take a look at it. When I did further research I kept reading that if you manage to pull a deleted file from the hard drive, it doesn't play correctly. My video recorder records with a 16:9 ratio and if the files can be finagled off the drive they always show up in 4:3 ratio which squishes the video. But I figure at least we will have something to work with and maybe find some sort of file conversion program that will move it back to 16:9. At least I have a glimmer of hope at this point.

9 comments:

Margaret said...

I hope you can manage to retrieve your files. There must be some techie guy who can help you out -- hope so! Love your Quaker Heart. And yes, I saw that online university. I signed up for one course, but was tempted by two. :D

Sharlotte said...

This is going to be really pretty. I like a few SB patterns in this is one of them. You're doing a great job on it!

Anna van Schurman said...

I guess those classes would use up your stitchy budget! Have fun. Can't wait to see what you learn.

Deb said...

Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you can salvage those videos! Those classes sound interesting and it will be exciting to hear what you learned! Love the Quaker Heart too!

Missy Ann said...

Oh yes I did see the Thistle Threads classes. Maybe just maybe I can find a way to sign up for the glove etui.

corinna said...

lovely
i cannot always tell the sb pics from their website
yours makes me want this pattern
but i better finish some of the zillion other charts standing on the shelf, saying pick me, pick me

Katrina said...

I didn't get a chance to post, so sorry about you losing all your pictures and video, that's beyond annoying I am sure.

Love your Quaker Heart and wow on the classes. I am going to just watch your progress :-).

Theresa said...

I hope you will be able to recover the video. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Those classes look grand, Margie! I know you'll learn lots. Good luck with the retrieval - I missed your last post - I hope you get everything back!