Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Monday Update

Sunshine!! We've had sunshine for 3 whole days now!! So much better than the never-ending rain we were having before that :) Supposedly it's been getting up near 60, but the wind has definitely been COLD. But not bad for January, and nice & warm in the car in the sun!


We have another week to get our interface working at work - we had a couple of issues that were just too big to go live with, so we'll get those hammered out this week (one way or another), and turn it on this coming weekend. Then I can spend most of next week scrambling around, getting used to it working completely differently than what we've been using...

As for this week's stitching, there was a bit. First, my start on IC Fireweed is about 2/3 done, thanks to one night at the IHOP, a couple of chances to stitch at lunch, and our January PINS get together :) OUGHT to have it done this week, with luck. Here's a less-than-accurate, color-wise, photo - that dark color is actually eggplant purple, not black like it shows up. You know, purple :)


And then, the only other thing I worked on all week was Anne's London, still working on St. Paul's dome, and not actually to the dome yet, but almost :) Wow, LOTS of neutral colors on a neutral background - when I finally get to the blues, I may not know what to do with all that color:


And after working on this again this week, with 1 strand over-2 on the 35ct linen, it makes that BIG TG NYC piece that I saw at the EGA Exhibit last weekend look kind of odd in comparison; this piece is so fine, but whoever did the NYC piece at the exhibit must have gotten all the DMCs worked out for the threads, and bought enough to do it on 14ct, using 2 strands. Which is why I didn't recognize it as a TG right away - too big & blocky looking compared to the ones I have worked on linen...

As for this coming week - keep on on both of these pieces - Fireweed ought to be done this week, and hopefully I can get the dome done this week, since Tuscany would really like to get started - as would Rainforest Crunch, which MIGHT jam itself into the travel bag ahead of Florin & Guilder :) Who knows??? Happy Stitching this week to everyone!!

5 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Love the colors on Fireweed and London looks great!

Joysze said...

Love the IC piece, Karen... and almost done, no less. :D

London looks spectacular.

Sharon said...

Love your IC, looks great!

Susan said...

Fireweed is really pretty. Love the color combination. London is really moving along - I have thought of doing this one for my son but given my speed of stitching he'll have forgotten he even went.

Patches said...

Great stitching