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Whatever happened to Suede?

The good thing about today is that I thought it was Tuesday and it is really Wednesday. The bad thing is that it is still only Wednesday and therefore still 2 days until weekend freedom. What joy does Wednesday hold? Well, so far, not a lot. Stupid customers, stupid other companies, the usual stupidness from the usual suspects. But look, I am remembering to update this 2 whole days in a row.

My plan to take over the world with a variety of hand made products is going very slowly too, due to lack of motivation to be doing anything much. I am not sure what would get me going again (although I suspect that a holiday will certainly help – roll on May 31st). I did get as far as buying a pattern for my sewing machine at the weekend and this weekend coming could be the one that I finally buy some fabric and get rolling. Need to get my website sorted out too, as I have done exactly zero on that for ages – what have I been doing with my time, exactly? Not much. Buying a Gameboy Advance was a pretty bad idea for making the most of my time, as I am now addicted to The Urbz (which I have almost completed) and after purchasing it at the weekend, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. I got as far as the million pound question last night before I lost everything on some question about UFOs, of all things.

Oh look, it’s waaaaay past home time! How did that happen? I’m outta here…



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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