Monday, May 02, 2011

May Already??? An Update

Holy cow did April just fly past! And this past week was just uber-hectic, what with devastating storms all around, appointments to get taken care of by the end of the month, Dumb Dog to the vet for an ear infection that put a big wrench into everything. Now if I can just get through this graduation on the 23rd, I might be able to get a breather - my 25th reunion is on July 30th, but if gas continues to rise, I won't be able to go :(

So of course I watched the wedding Friday, though I did have to watch the rebroadcast - I didn't DVR it, and I don't do 4 a.m., ever. It was great to watch, though I still have to wonder what Beatrice was thinking... Loved the horses and all of the pageantry, and thought Wills & Harry were both very handsome :) The Dress was gorgeous of course, if you go in for that kind of thing (have yet to wear one myself, so not really my cup o' tea, so to speak). The music was wonderful - I can only imagine what the Chamber Orchestra actually sounded like in that magnificent building!

On to the week's stitching...

On Monday, I kept Chat out for a bit longer, and put in a couple of yards of black. Gave him a little something to rest those eyes on :)

On Tuesday, I got out Knotgarden, and worked all through the week on it. I have come to the conclusion that I will NOT be able to work on just it until it is done - I can devote a lot of time to it, yes, but I will have to break up the monotony here & there, because the outsides ARE monotonous... But the top should be done in pretty short order this week, then down the left side. You can look at the Before photo here to see where it was when I last abandoned it...

Saturday, I had a lot of stuff that I needed to do - and got some of it done, some not. I needed a break from Knotgarden, so I got out Starry Nights, and got the bottom right corner pretty well done. I am going to have to go get yet another skein of 791 - have gone through one whole, and what felt like pretty darn close to a full one on a bobbin - but I did have to rip some out way back near the beginning somewhere, but I didn't think it was that much...? Anyway, I got a good section done - I really love working on this project, so though I want to get it done, I want to make it last, too, even though I know Rainforest Crunch is sitting out there in the drawer, patiently waiting...

No progress on Tanglewood this week, or anything else. The Start Me's are being quiet for the time being - I am definitely in Get It Done mode... My Medieval Town is DONE!!! and making its way back to me from Jill Rensel - you can see a picture of it on her blog here, along with some other amazing works, but I will of course take another when I get it :) I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!!!!! And Lyne's Wedding Sampler is on its way to her now, too!

This week, I will work on Knotgarden some more (I put it back on the stand after taking the picture last night), but I have a feeling I will have to break it up with something before I turn that corner... We'll see what screams loudest, I guess. NOW that I have my first pair of reading glasses, I probably ought to get L&U out for a couple of days, see how my specs work on that - I needed them for Chat on Monday, but didn't need them for Knotgarden or Starry - charts are bigger than Chat, which I know is about the same size as L&U. My eyes feel better with the glasses, so I guess I've been straining them longer than I should have. hey, I've been too busy for things like eye appointments lately... So really, I am, again, not real sure what I'll work on - check back next Monday :) Happy Stitching this week to everyone!


Joysze said...

Hi Karen! :D

First of all... your flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!! What stunners!!!

Great WIPs all. I'm looking forward to the next pics. :D

Cathy said...

Great progress. Love Knotgarden.