December 6th, 2007

laptop, geek, MacBook, bursting, breakout

Question for Cross-Stitchers

I know there's a couple of cross-stitchers on my flist. Any ideas as to a good Christmas present for my stepmum -- a fairly accomplished cross-stitcher? (She makes and sells her own patterns -- this is not a plug, I just want to give you some idea of her level!)

Anything unusual either kit- or gadget-wise that she may not have come across would be cool -- or just a link to a pattern site where I could browse for something appropriate? What are all the kool kidz stitching now?


ETA: Having looked around myself a bit, I just tripped over Subversive Cross Stitch, which is very funky, and -- fairly amazingly for a cross stitch site -- might just be bordering on Not Work Safe at some uptight places, so be warned! Probably not good for my stepmum, but if I were a cross stitcher, I might be tempted :)
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Rain and The Truth

The Truth
Originally uploaded by seanbonner
Today I have mostly been damp. And I've come home to find that the lights keep turning themselves off (i.e. the trip switch keeps going.) I think this may be related to the lack of an outside lamp (it broke) and therefore the wiring sticking out of the wall where it used to be. Now, I thought I'd wrapped them up nice and secure in about 500 feet of insulating tape, but apparently not.

I've just nipped out during a five-minute break in the weather and retaped them, trying to dry things out in the meantime. But I have a suspicion that I may be getting up in the dark tomorrow. D'oh.

In other news, it's a shame this diagram isn't quite simple/small enough to make into a userpic.