Calling all cross stitchers and art lovers.... Stab and Stash is having a sale on their cross stitch charts by wonderful artists such as Rachael Tallamy, Myka Jenson (her charts come with either DMC or Anchor floss listing), and Carol Vinson, just to name a few.
Today is Moon Cake Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival. I don't know much about the stories behind it other than it has something to do with the full moon and some guy and his wife... ROFLMAO!!! Although, come to think of it, there is another story of how moon cakes were used to carry secret messages during a time of turmoil in China. For more detail about this, please visit the ever helpful Wiki. I'm such a wealth of information, aren't I? ;)
What I remember most about it growing up is eating moon cake, yummmmm, and walking around with lit up lanterns with the other kids in the neighborhood. To this day, I remember festive lanterns being displayed and sold way before the festival, and inevitably every year, I'd pick a cellophane fish lantern... really, how could anyone resist a face like that? LOL!
Since Moon Cake Festival fell on a weekend this year, we got together for dinner at Ailin and Ian's, and decided to make wonton soup and 'kon low mein' with shredded chicken, mushroom, and chinese broccoli. Needless to say, we ate like pigs (what else is new?), and the rest of the night was filled with groans of gluttonous agony as our stomachs rebelled at being force to expand beyond nonhuman proportions.
This would've been a shot of the beautiful moon cakes that Ailin bought this year, but apparently Ian has secret aspirations of becoming a hand model. :P
It's official!! EK and I are finally insane!!! All the crazy hours of work has finally caught up to us, took our marbles and tossed them out to sea!
But far be it for me to complain since in those few seconds of insanity, we found our joy for stitching again!!! We've both been in such a horrible rut of late, and while we both felt bad about it, nothing seem to work in getting us going.
Today, oh glorious day, we have decided on new starts, a double SAL of sorts.... Tiger and Dimensions:
There have been quite a bit of hoo-ha going on over the last month in the stitching world. A charting company, Heaven and Earth Designs* have been letting numerous stitches down for quite a while now with their charting and business practices. The way they have treated loyal customs are reminiscent of dictatorship. Lots of things to blog about and voice my thoughts over and these will all be forthcoming pretty soon....
Throughout history, poems always have a way of conveying feelings and thoughts in lots of ways, be it subtle or in-your-face.
Today, I thought short, sweet, and direct would be perfect:
What's this? A blog? More of a photo log really, of our first dinner at our new home served on our new dining table, with Ailin and Ian as our first official guest. ^.^ We had a wonderful South African wine that they brought back from their honeymoon along with an indian dinner I cooked up. Ailin brought chinese peanut dessert and made a delish date cake. YUMMMMMM!!!!
Welcome to my little corner of the online universe. What started as a blog about random goings-on in my life has evolved mostly into a place for me to share my love of stitching and all things beautiful. I am so happy to have your company and please... make yourself at home!