Saturday, 15 June 2013

Non-matroyshka, non-babushka doll

I'm quite a grumpy person.  I often shout at my computer.  It's often about the incorrect use of apostrophes.  I can't understand why people don't know how to use an apostrophe, it's not hard!  Another thing that gets me is when people call matroyshkas "Babushkas".  Babushka is Russian for grandmother, Matroyshka is Russian for stacking dolls.  They aren't actually interchangeable.  The reason for this diatribe?  I thought I'd stitched a matroyshka.  I haven't, it's a Kokoshi! 

Mini rant over.  You will  have to forgive my grumpiness, I'm still undergoing treatment for my eye which means I'm walking around with white crust round my eye and in my eyelashes.  Also, my glasses slip down my nose constantly.  It's extremely annoying.

Enough!  I've not got that much to show you, I haven't been very productive as I just don't feel like it.  But I did finish that little cross stitch cover kit (and no Kerry, I AM not making a list of cover kits!).


Jojo expressed amazement that I'd sewn this without a hoop, but the whole thing is only about 4" high and it's sewn on aida which is quite stiff.  I find it easier to work in my hand for things like this.  Look:


See, no bigger than my diddy scissors.

Right, I'm off to try to motivate myself to do something other than play Candy Crush and watch back-to-back episodes of friends.  

15 comments:

JoJo said...

I'm just amazed at how uncrumpled the AIDA looks! I love it. for some reason I thought Babushka meant 'scarf'.

Samantha said...

Go back to vision sexpress and get them to adjust your specs so they don't fall down your nose. Wendy's Specs. See. Proper apostropheying :)

heart of charnwood said...

Your mood hasn't improved! *raises left eyebrow*. I struggle with apostrophes, sorry, hope you don't shout too loud, i might hear you from here!

Anna said...

Super cute !
Have a nice weekend !
Anna

Melody said...

No matter what she is called, she is very cute.

Sandra :) said...

Uh oh' I mis'place my apostrophes' all the time - I' also mix up babushka's and matryoshkas' ... SORRY!!! :D

Your little lady - whether she's a matryoshka or a kokeshi - is very pretty !

Sarah said...

I hate the apostrophe thing too, though I admit I trip up on it myself more than I'd like to! Cute stitching, I'm seeing these all over the place at the moment

Anita said...

It's not your fault you're grumpy..blame the computer.
lol
Cheers, Anita.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

She's very sweet!!! They should be able to adjust your glasses so they fit correctly. Hope things settle down for you soon.

Jane Galley said...

I do a lot of cross stitching in the hand, it's so much easier.
You'd get on well with my son, he's always complaining about the misuse of the apostrophe, often stopping in the street to point it out and have a rant! What's he going to be like when he's an adult!

Kerryp77 said...

Looks lovely Wendy. Even if you're not going to make the cover kit list, that's one less! Hope your eye is better today.

ukcitycrafter said...

Whoops, I am one of those people guilty of mixing up Babushkas with Matroyshka - sorry :)

Your little lady is great.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Shirley said...

The little kit looks really sweet x

Alison said...

Cute! Hope your eye is on the mend.

Alison
x

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh dear! You are in a bad mood, you probably need to make a new list, doesn't that make life a little bit sunnier?