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Too Hot for a Title

Ugh! The heat is stifling. At least with the outside awnings down and the evaporative cooling on all day, we’ve managed to keep it about 11 degrees below the outside temperature. I even put in a couple of hours stitching on Petal Fairy. Three more hours to go before another progress pic. As I write this, the change is coming in (rather violently actually – it just dropped 10 degrees in 10 minutes), so we shall have sleep tonight!

I forgot to mention a couple of things this week:

I finally got around to doing sets of progress bars in a few different colours – pink, purple and green in addition to the blue I already had. They can all be found in the ‘Progress Bars’ page, see link at top-right. If you’re desperately seeking some other colour, email me, I’ll see what I can do for you.

(As an aside…you may also notice I got rid of my ‘Blogroll’ page. I never got it set up the way I liked, and besides, I’m now using ‘Sage’, an RSS reader that integrates nicely with Firefox, to check for updated blogs. I still like to read most blogs in their intended format, so the personality of the author shines through. A few I read via the feed, but I pretty much only use Sage to notify me of what’s new. A handful of blogs I read don’t have feeds, which is a bummer. Means I now have to rely on my memory to check them. Or other people’s blogrolls!)

Oh, and I’m moderating an exchange over at SBEBB – called, of all things, “Melanie’s Exchange”. Y’know, coz I’m so vain and all that :giggle: Actually it’s because I made the suggestion (I stole adopted it from the first back-tack exchange, which I watched in admiration). No one could think of a good name for the stitchers’ version of this three-way exchange, so it became mine by default. Anyway, if you’re a member of SBEBB, I hope you’ll check it out, and consider joining us, it should be a fun exchange.

OK… now. A half-arsed attempt at this meme of four-things which Laura tagged me for. (Half-arsed because I’m choosing not to answer some of the questions!)

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Veterinary Assistant
2. Piano Teacher
3. Research Scientist (the realest of all these jobs – with an actual salary!)
4. Sessional Teacher (Java)

Four movies I would watch over and over again:
1. The Green Mile
2. The Princess Bride (jumping on the bandwagon there, aren’t I?)
3. The Triplets of Belleville
4. The Fifth Element

Four places I have lived:
I lived in a few small country towns before the age of 2, and then just the one slightly larger country town until I was 18, then Melbourne, Australia, ever since.

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Scrubs
2. Coupling
3. The Amazing Race
4. Grey’s Anatomy

Four places I have been on vacation:
I’m so totally boring! The only O/S place I’ve been is China (well, and Hong Kong, for a stopover only). I’ve been most states in Australia though.

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Gmail
2. The Wagon
3. bom (Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology)
4. The ‘Moodle’ for my current uni course (kind of like a forum thingy)

Four of my favourite foods:
1. Chocolate
2. Lasagna (made with fresh pasta)
3. Figs
4. Icecream

Four places I’d rather be right now:
Actually, I’m good right here thanks! About 10 minutes ago I was all set to answer “SOMEWHERE COLD!” But this change is incredible.

Four bloggers I am tagging:
Nah… I’ve seen it just about everywhere, so I’m not sure who hasn’t had it yet. Take it if you’d like it 😉

Progress Bars

I’ve seen a few stitchers’ blogs with nifty little ‘progress bars’ on, for showing how far along each WIP is. I’m considering setting them up on my site too, once I have a page setup for all my WIPs. I know many are created using CSS or Flash, but even being the CSS fan I am, it seems like just a bit too much code and hassle for a little percentage bar. Besides, I wanted smaller, funkier ones! So tonight I created some little gifs for them, lookie:

I stuck to multiples of 5% as I didn’t want to make 100 of these buggers. Besides – how exactly can you differentiate between 23% done and 24% done?!

You are more than welcome to pinch these if you like them, throw a link my way if you like, but it’s not necessary.

Edit: You can find some more colour sets here. If you have a request for a custom colour, email me at the address shown on that page.