- Gretna, NE, USA
- member since October 16, 2010
I'm pretty basic knitter, so I have a hard time with patterns too, but I love browsing the books at the library just to see what is out there. I have a Ravelry account too, but I never got sucked into it. I suppose because I am just too much of a novice. What is it about knitting that brings out the perfectionist in anyone? Have you read Zimmerman's almanac? She is most definitely a process knitter. lol
Well, I'm glad they haven't been forgotten. I was browsing your shelf and I thought maybe we just didn't have any knitting books in common, but then I couldn't find any at all! lol. It's very unlike a knitter (especially a well read knitter) not have have a pile of those lying around.
Hi Michelle, Thanks for adding me as a friend. I love reading, and I love Shelfari, I can't even imagine now how I used to keep track of my books before it.
The pretty flower, is a rare type of flower that blooms once a year at night. My parents have a plant back in India, and my sister sent me that pic. It's called Brahma Kamal or Saussurea obvallata. Thanks for asking!
Don't be impressed. Remember, I told you I was TSTL!
I bought the !@#$% embroidery machine about 5 years ago and I have NEVER been able to figure out how to use it. It even came with a video for instruction.
Actually I found some good sites for embroidery so I think I'm good to go.
The humiliation, however, will last for a loonnnnggggg time!
I am absolutely TSTL!!!
I went to the sites you recommended and they are fabulous. They were all about crochet, though, so I was puzzled. Puzzled, that is, until I went back to read my original note to you about all this. I am SO glad you didn't delete it!
Yep - TSTL!
I meant EMBROIDERY!! I simply do not know why I said crochet. I really don't. You must have wondered about the "machine" I mentioned too. It is an embroidery machine! I am humiliated.
Don't guess you have references that are as helpful for embroidery as these are for crochet?
Thanks! I'll check out these sites.
RE combinations: Be sure to read the guidelines posted on a read-only group - http://www.shelfari.com/groups/59851/about
The thread about edits for combinations gives some specific do and don't combine lists. Graphic novels should be marked as derivative if they are based on another original work and never combined with that work. If graphic novels are stand-alone, then they aren't derivative.
Hmmm. Sorry this has been thousands of edits ago. Based on my original note to you, I'm guessing that the rejected edition didn't contain all of the content that the other editions had. Yes - you definitely DO combine audio versions with printed versions. The combination decision rests solely on content. You can look at the edition label via the edition tab on the detail page. Occasionally that label will bear little resemblance to the title found on the detail page. We use the edition label to make decision.
I'm sorry that I can't remember the specific edition involved.
Personal Note: A thousand years ago when I was young, I freehand crocheted. I thought I'd take it up again now that I've retired. I can't remember the stitches! The local crafts stores don't have any books or pamphlets that show how to do those. They have patterns that say when to use a stitch but not how to do the stitch. Can you recommend any site or book that will instruct me? My mother did crochet and tatting and I will never match her skill but I am looking ahead to hosting a week-long, 30 person Christmas in 2011 and I wanted to do some special Christmas stockings. I do have a machine that, should I ever learn how to use it, will do the big stuff and things common across all the stockings but I wanted to do some personal stuff too.
Most definitely multi-craftual, and compulsive. I'm a much better crocheter than knitter, however, needlework (especially cross-stitch) is my favorite. I've done a ton of beading also. It's impossible to go into a craft store, or cross-stitch store, and come out empty handed. Stitching is a disease.
Hi Michelle, I'm looking at the Agatha Christie combines you've submitted and with respect to Parker Pyne Investigates, and Mr Parker Pyne Detective they appear to be to separate books Here's a link that demonstrates that
At this point, I'm not going to approve one of the editions you submitted for this, and respectfully ask that you look at the editions tab of Parker Pyne Investigates which has over 125 editions now listed to sort through them and submit detach requests for the Mr Parker Pyne Detective titles.
If there's something I'm not seeing here, please let me know.
Thanks for all your wonderful editing!
Well, old gus looks just lovely. Are his eyes just slightly crossed? or is he performing an extreme focus? I started using my 'Lexy' photo on Facebook as well, and I got inundated with comments. One woman thought I had somehow managed to take a photo of her cat. Too funny.
On the job front, my theory is that the government is taking care of the illegal immigrant 'problem' by forcing us 'older' folk who can't afford to retire, but still need to work, into all those manual labor minimum wage jobs that the immigrants are now in. Eventually, there will be no more jobs for them, so they will stop coming here, and all of us ex-professionals will be out there slogging away.
Yesterday I picked up "Broken" by Karin Fossum since you recommended her. So far, I'm enjoying it. I've added your Craig Johnson to my authors list. thanks
Thanks for helping clean-up the Shelfari catalog. I'm rejected the Poirot Investigates combination request as they appear to have differing content.
Yeah, I get the picture. I'm an animal fanatic and cats in particular. If I couldn't find a stray, I'd go to the humane society. My poor mother has ended up with so many cats. At least she's grateful that I didn't bring home stray horses. I had those as well, but I had to work a lot of part-time jobs to pay for the up-keep.
Since I was transferred to Chicago I have seen most of the states, and the Caribbean. It was fun, but sooo much work! My boss was a slave driver with high expectations. 2 yrs ago they eliminated our whole art department, and I haven't been able to find a job since. Think I'm priced out of the market (read, too old) when the people who are hiring are 32, they think I should be their grandmother or something. If I could sell this condo, I'd already be back in Toronto. This country is sucking me dry at the moment. Can't even afford a cat!
Going to the library later and I'm going to check for some of books you've read. Thanks for the tips!
Thanks for the new writers to check out. I'm still kind of slogging through Arctic Chill which is making me think I'm not so keen on it. I'll slog a bit more first tho.
Re: cat left behind - My Lexy has now become an 'old lady' cat. She's 11 now and mother's 85, so they both read books and watch TV. Lexy is highly allergic to immunization shots so she couldn't cross the border with me, and I never knew when I'd be travelling for work anyway. All turned out OK, and I know she's well looked after.
Nice of you to respond. Is George a particular breed? His fur looks "rabbit-like" thick and soft. Sorry, I'm going through cat withdrawal at the moment. Had to leave my ragdoll cat with mother in Toronto when I got transferred here. She's a similar colour, but much longer-haired, (cat, not mother).
Still plowing through Arctic Chill. I've always had a fascination with Iceland, and this is the first book I've read of his. Bit slow going at the moment, but maybe it will do something for me soon.