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What’s your sign? Actually, let’s just check…

According to a report I read on Yahoo news today, we might all have new star signs now, due to the movement of Earth and the reintroduction of a thirteenth sign.

See HERE for full article.

Apparently, the new Western astrology line-up runs like this:

Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11
Pisces: March 11-April 18
Aries: April 18-May 13
Taurus: May 13-June 21
Gemini: June 21-July 20
Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23-29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17 – The new sign!
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

So, according to this, Xander and I are no longer indecisive Librans (which, before Julius Caesar, we wouldn’t have been in the first place), but are instead, tidy Virgos (we’ll just see how tidy I get after this – LOL!). And my orderly Virgo hubby, Dale, is now a showy Leo (try telling that to the man who likes a quiet life!).

So, take a look and tell me – what’s your sign?

Assissi Birthday Card and Aquarius/Initial Keyring

Design: from Flower Power by Maria Diaz
Materials: white 14-count perforated paper; various Red Heart and freebie flosses; decorative paper; metallic card; card flower

My friend, Slav’ka, is a big fan of cross stitched items, so I decided to surprise her with a cross stitched birthday card (Happy birthday, Slav’ka!). The design is part of a larger, nine-block Assisi design which was in a booklet that came free on Cross Stitcher Magazine a while back and I had been dying to try it out, so I selected four of the blocks and stitched them on perforated paper using various flosses I had to hand. The pink metallic card showed through the holes on the design, so I backed it with some pale blue decorative paper, leaving a small overlap, and then finished the card by adding a pale pink glittery card flower which was a similar shape to the stitched ones.

Kell Smurthwaite
Materials: ecru 14-count aida; Trebla 51 variegated floss; soft toy stuffing; keyring hoop; ribbon

Also for Slav’ka’s birthday, I thought I’d stitch this little keyring with her initial and zodiac sign (Aquarius). As the designs were very simple and small, it didn’t take long to stitch them and then I just whip-stitched the two pieces together, back to back, filling it with toy stuffing and stitching the piece of ribbon (already looped through the keyring hoop) into place.