Monday, November 07, 2011

No More Artificial Time - an Update

Ahhh, the time change! I know I am in the minority, but I do love getting my hour back in the fall! When getting up at 6:15 is really getting up at 6:15! Being a night owl, I could care less about it being dark not long after I'm on the way home from work; my car comes equipped with lights, and I'm not afraid to use them! I'll even use them *gasp* when it's RAINING! Wow, what a concept, right?

In stitching news, I finally got my %$#& replacement threads for Birds of a Feather; so far, my prediction that the original ones would show up immediately upon receipt of the new ones has not proven out :) So maybe they really did disappear. At any rate, Part 2 is now officially DONE (the key goes to Part 3, so while I was behind, I was also ahead - because I'm awesome like that!). I think once I get the hill the house sits on done, the rest will go quick - it's just getting past that last little tree that's going to drive me over the edge (I knew doing this & Tanglewood at the same time was tempting fate):

I also started the Yellow Santa, to go with the Red one that I finished last week. Between the Tuesday night at the IHOP and a few lunches, I got a good start on him. This one is on 18ct - the red one was on 14. I'll scale the embellishments back a bit, too. I need to go to my various fabric stores to find the perfect fabric for backing these when I get the set done. Might have to get a few pieces until I find the ONE :)

(yes, I am breaking my own cardinal rule about having a FACELESS HEAD - hopefully today at lunch will fix that, before I give myself the willies)

And lastly, guess who finished side 3 of Knotgarden??? Yes, yes I did!!! I am actually kind of looking forward to the Giant Green Corner #4 - only because it ISN'T a black gate, and because I get to use the pretty Silk 'n Colors for the Rhodes again :) Is that a light I see, there at the end of that very long tunnel??? I think maybe it is....

Secret Victorian Garden and Tuscany are really screaming at me to get this done. And if I get BoaF done, and maybe Tree of Stitches, as well, by year-end, or by mid-January, let's say, I might just start BOTH of them in January. Which will make Desert pout, but considering I just bought Sparkly Hummingbird Garden for my birthday, well, Desert ought to feel pretty confidant that it'll be started first - it'll take me a while to kit up SHG, with all that PTB and BEADS! Ewwwww, sparkly!

(and no, I will NOT be doing mine on black - I'm thinking something purple-y, like Lissane's)

I don't know about your house, but around here, people are already harassing me about Thanksgiving; apparently I've starved them all since last Christmas, and they've been waiting these 11 months for another full meal. I'm just looking forward to a couple of extra days off :) And NOT looking forward to the shopping that I KNOW I have to do (though Amazon might as well just reserve a delivery guy for me :) ) This has been a really nice fall this year, and did I mention that I love the time change???

Happy stitching this week to everyone!


Terri said...

Great pictures and I love your stitching! Congrats on being almost done on Knotgarden!

I've got SHG on my wish list! It's a gorgeous piece! Maybe Santa will bring me either the kit or the money to buy it!

Joysze said...

I'm with you, Karen. I love getting my hour back. I hate losing it in the spring with a passion.... HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT!!!!

Love your pics and Watergarden looks amazing!!!! Cheering you on for a finish on it.