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?
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.
Design: 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.
Posted in Crafts, Freebies, Pastimes
Tagged Assissi, Birthday, Card, Crafts, Cross Stitch, Cross Stitching, Domestic Goddess, Gifts, Keyring, Perforated Paper, Zodiac