Monday, March 14, 2011

Did Anyone See a Time Lord Go Through Here? An Update

Yes, it's that time of year again - Spring Forward! Bah humbug! I won't lie - I am NOT a morning person, by any stretch of the imagination. Hey, sue me. And morning at 6:15 is bad enough, but when it artificially becomes 5:15, not-so-cleverly disguised as 6:15, well then, needless to say, I am NOT a happy camper. Actually, I'm pretty much a zombie for the next couple of weeks, until I regain my usual morning torpor. Personally, I just don't see the need for this time change - I don't actually NEED more daylight in the evenings; actually, in the heat of summer, it would be nicer to still sleep while it's cool out, instead of trying to go to bed when the house has approached the Kelvin scale. But what do I know? I just don't think anyone should be mucking about with the clocks unless he's, you know, qualified to do so - with a sonic screwdriver...

So on to the stitching...

Mucking about with time myself, I went back and picked up a piece I started last year - and just seemed to have put away. Joan Elliott's Imagine was started last year, as a companion to Dream that I completed, both to be given to the daughters of a friend who passed away unexpectedly. Well, I now know why I put it down - there was a frog in it that I was unable to find, until I picked it back up on Monday night, determined to finish it. And then Tuesday, when I went to the stitch in at the Stitch Store, I continued working on it, trying to figure out if I needed to rip out the mistake or if I could fudge it. I couldn't decide, so I put it away and worked on Tanglewood instead :) But finally, Saturday, my decision was made - rip & re-do. And now it's DONE!!!


I just need to get both pieces into silver frames, and off they can go - maybe a little later in the year... And I have added several Joan Elliott pieces to the Lust List - I just like her fairies & goddesses so much more than anything Corbett puts out :)

And as noted above, I also worked on Tanglewood, of course, Tuesday night and during only a couple of lunches - too busy last week for an actual break, really. But the branch I am working on has gone really quickly, so it actually looks like I did something! This top half ought to go quicker than the bottom half did - I've already done a good part of it before (on Natalie's RR), so hopefully the flow will click right away - and well, the top of the tree's smaller than the bottom, innit? LOL Can't wait to get to the peacock again :)



I also worked a couple more nights on my Mill Hill Halloween piece, and though I didn't complete all the stitching, I am pretty close. I'd actually like to get this one done this week, beads & all, so I can then safely put it up and get Lyne's sampler out. Getting another WIP out of the way makes me feel so much better, I just want to keep getting things done....


Speaking of getting things done, or rather, INSTEAD OF getting things done, I started a new project Friday night, which was supposed to be a quickie, before I had to take out half of what I did Friday (I should have just gone to bed, but no, I wanted to keep on working past my normal time, like a bonehead). But still, once I frogged all the over-1 (have I told you what a PITA that is???), I got it about 2/3 done yesterday, and just might finish it up tonight, maybe :) It is the newest freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs, Leprechaun Lodge, which I'm doing over-1 on 28ct to make another pinkeep - since I only have fall ones, I figured I needed to branch out a little.


As for this week - finish the Leprechaun Lodge, and swing by the Lobby to get some St. Patty's fabric for it and actually finish it this week. I also have a pinkeep to make for Terrie at the Stitch Store - she did the sheep Halloween ornie from last October's JCS, and I got the stuff to make that into a pinkeep for her (I need to do that one, too - it's soooo cute!). Finish the Haunted Library. Get Lyne's sampler out and get cracking on getting it done!!! 14 more loads of laundry, who knows how many games, cooking, cleaning (well, maybe...), etc... I sure am gonna miss that hour for the next 8 months....



1 comment:

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

Wow, you got a lot done! No hurry on my peice, just whenever, I'll appreciate it. And give you shop credit to boot. I remember the imgaine piece. It's so pretty.