Friday, April 25, 2008

Voodoo Boy Chart

There have been so many questions about which chart I used for Harmien's "McGoblin/Voodoo Girl" that I thought I needed to share this one with you. As you can see, I really changed things up, as did Harmien when she stitched hers for Annemarie.
I'm wondering if I should send the little thing "around the world" as a pass-along among us as stitching friends.... What do you think? If you're interested, please comment and I'll start the chart around!

Hugs, Deb

Thursday, April 24, 2008

McGoblin Girl/Voodo Contest is Over!

With one last name: Luscious Lily the Pink by Patti, the Contest is over. We are now awaiting Harmien's choice and I'll be sending off a gift package to our winner. And, I'll be trying to finish off the little Voodo Girl, too.
I have a new book to recommend: "The Sepulchre" by Kate Mosse. I can't put it down! It's about love, mystery and historical detail of a mansion and the occult in the 19th century and the 21st century in France. I just love it and highly recommend it. Kate Mosse also wrote "Labyrinth" which was a very good read, as well. Her books tend to have this "time travel" element/connection that makes the story interesting. And I love her attention to detail in architecture and surroundings of the times. I believe "Labyrinth" is now out in paperback.
Jessica is on my case because I haven't been keeping up with my blog as much as I should. I'm sorry. Lots going on, but I'm not feeling much like writing at the moment. I'll catch up with all of you soon.

Monday, April 7, 2008

New Job Taking Time!

Jessica treated me to this movie "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," (I think it's called) at her house the other weekend. I was so entranced by Elizabeth's gowns and headdresses. I'm sure many of you have seen this movie. It made me think of the long poem written for her "The Fairy Queen," by Sir Edmund Spenser, which commemorated and criticised her Golden Age. What a sumptious movie!! You can find Spenser's poem in many's one from Amazon.

Jessica is on home/bedrest now for the rest of her time until Kellan comes. I can't go into details, but she has some fairly bothersome things going on, and the doctors are keeping her quiet and still for several of the weeks she has left. We are praying for at least 11 more weeks for Kellan and Jessica's health. She will have a casearian when the time comes.

I'm just slap-happy with my new job!! It's all a dream come true for me. The gallery is light-filled and beautiful with the Impressionist paintings in pastels and beautiful scenes of water and flowers....Paris, Lake Como, Nice, Portofino, Ville Franche, etc. I'm so happy to go to work every day! When our slow season comes, throughout the Summer, I will probably have time to slip a little stitching in! :]

Jessica wants to tell you all that now that she has so much time at home, she hopes you will be updating your blogs more often!! LOL Her email is She's on my case to blog everyday!!

I'm currently working on my Neighborhood RR and Fair & Square. Bit by I can. Pictures soon.

The weather is gorgeous here. Sunshine is like pure gold...bluest skies and happy flowers. It's perfect. Come on down!
Hugs, Deb

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Harmien's McGoblin Girl Contest

Naming the Voodoo Girl/McGoblin Girl Contest!! APRIL 13th cutoff
So far the names are:

Gertrude Vile-emma by Lena-Lou
Molly Mojo by Monique
Hetty by Lesley
Scary Mary by Simone
Prissy by Wendy
Frazzled Fran by Marie P.
Dolly Dantor by Jennifer
Queen Harmanie Rose by Missy
Minxy by Barbara
Miss Rippit by Martha
Maum Sally by Gayle
Anhardeb, Anhade by Kathy A.
More names!!
Voo-Velda by Margaret
Rose Twitch by Sarah
Trixy D.(oll) Stitchwitch by Jessica
Stinky Pinky by Shelia
Please join us in the fun of naming her, Harmien is enjoying this!! LOL
Add your name suggestions/comments to this blog entry, please.
At the end of our contest, the winner will receive a package of wonderful goodies from me!!
The history of our Voodoo Dolls goes back to earlier last year when Annemarie, Harmien and I began to be tormented by unexpected spots of "unexplained tormenting bad luck moments." An example is when An, terrified of spiders, chased a huge spider around and under her chair with a broom, only to discover it was a large dust ball! And, I searched frantically all over my neighborhood for my missing little Yorkie, only to find she was inside the house waiting to greet me when I came home in a sweat! And, of course, Harmien had asbestositos! Things like this....
So, we decided to take some action against the goblins and goolies who were messing with our lives. Thus, the Voodoo Boy and the McGoblin Girl were born!! Harmien made one for An, and I made one for Harmien! They are being made into pincushions even as we speak. We'll have to check with An to see if hers has done some good at her house....