There was a conversation on FB yesterday about the exorbitant prices some people demand for OOP charts. ME, I prefer to swap or RAK things. We’re all on budgets, we all discover designers or likes at different times so why use something so beautiful/theraputic as a money maker?

Anyways, one of the charts in question was the Mirabilia Lady of the Flag. I personally am not in love with this one, more because I can’t work out how to re-chart it to depict my country’s flag and to “victorianise” the figure. One of my countrymen piped up in the conversation “you mean the REAL flag, right?”

Oh yes. This is my current political soapbox. The idiot Prime Minister has been steadfastly ignoring the public opinion and is going ahead with a $26M referendum to pit five potential flag candidates against each other next month, then the winner against our current flag next year. What a waste of money.

retarded flags

retarded flags

As for me, I’m following the Returned Serviceman’s Association’s stance. This ballot will be featuring my writing “we support the current flag”.

our flag flying over war graves in Egypt

our flag flying over war graves in Egypt

This Speaks to Me

Where the Light Is – Dan Bremnes


This is me / Grew up in church / Raised on the gospel trained in the word / Had a faith so fearless thought it was all I needed / But life hit me hard / More than I planned / It knocked me down / Like an avalanche / On the edge of hopeless I called you from the darkness // God, come quickly / Only You can save me / Will You lead me where the light is / God be with me / Don’t know where I’m going / Will You lead me where the light is / I’ve been living in the dark / I’ve been looking for daylight, / You’re my daylight / So God, come quickly / Only You can save me / And lead me where the light is // There’s no hurt / No scar or bruise / There’s not a wound / Too deep for You / ‘Cause You’re everything / You say you are / You’re bigger than a broken heart / So hear me now, hear me now, I’m calling // When I’m lost in the night / When I’m losing the fight / Lead me where the light is / When the tears fill my eyes / When the hope’s hard to find / Lead me where the light is

Produced by David Garcia and Ben Glover Recorded at The GloveBox and SuperPhonic Studios, Nashville, TN / Engineered by Ben Glover, Ben Phillips, and Paul Rossetti / Additional Editing: Paul Rossetti / Mixed by David Garcia / Mastered by Joe LaPorta / Bass: Mark Hill / Drums: Ben Phillips / Guitars: Chris Lacorte and Ben Glover / Keys/Programming: Ben Glover and David Garcia / Background Vocals: Dan Bremnes and Ben Glover Written by Dan Bremnes and Ben Glover © 2015 Capitol CMG Paragon (BMI) / 9T One Songs / Ariose Music (ASCAP)

Provisional Diagnosis

Soooo I went to our physio last night. He’s a hand specialist, so I have to trust him. And a little bit of internet research (eep, dangerous) leads me to believe in what he’s saying.

Carpel Tunnel. Shoot. This is not the news I was hoping for.

For myself – a quick link to info on treatments: HERE

DMC Tea Pots

Uh oh Zeb, this looks like something you could have used! Before you brought that other one of course 😦

Stitcheroo My Darling

Would you like a pot of tea?  DMC UK shared this from it’s ‘DMC Free Chart Friday’ this week and encouraged us to share it.  I think it’s delightful and hope you do too.  You can stitch the whole sampler or use individual portions of it for a unique stitchery idea.

DMC Tea Pots

Just go here for your free copy.  Hope your week goes well.


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