Monday, March 26, 2012
A Photo Weekend & Update
Yes, I actually went outside (and have the pollen in my lungs to prove it). I took a zillion photos this weekend, and some of them even came out! If there aren't enough in this post for you, here are more :) I love digital photography, where you can blow off 100 shots of the same thing and not have to worry about running out of film or the cost of processing it :) But then, I have almost none actually PRINTED OUT, so there's a drawback, though slight :)
On to the stitching this week...
Since I finished the Spirited Mandala, I needed a new Tuesday night project. Well, I didn't really need one, since Rainforest Crunch doesn't mind being worked on at all. But I've had IC Florin & Guilder in the bag since the beginning of the year, though I had a piece of 36ct PTP Fog kitted up with them - and I didn't know if I could see that count at the IHOP, so I hesitated to start (and I hated to hack into a fat 1/4 for just these 2 small pieces). Fortunately, the dilemma was solved when my PTP Mini Sampling came on Monday, and brought me a piece of 32ct Earthen; perfect! So, Florin has one color complete :)
All during the week, I continued to work on L&U confetti; I swear this page just does NOT want to be finished! I have been working on this lower 3rd for the entire month, and I STILL don't have it done! BUT I didn't break any needles on it this week, so I am improving, and I am damn close to finally getting to the bottom of Page 6. Here's the section I've been working on - LAST Week:
And just for reference, the chart - the orange & blue is everything I have done since I picked this up at the beginning of the month:
A much needed break was had on Saturday, when the PINS group met on Saturday. It was, as always, a good time, and over way too soon. I worked on Rainforest there, and completed another 3 blocks, though I was jamming to get the 3rd one done before I had to pack up and go home :( Fun, fun project, I am loving these colors!
That was it for the stitching. Friday, my oldest turned 19, so we had a cake and candles - he hosed the shot of the candles being blown, and refused to have a do-over correctly. I have no idea where he gets that obstinacy from, certainly not from ME :) Have I mentioned one of those damn dogs has a terrible sweet tooth? Yeah - blue icing and all....
This week, I WILL FINISH page 6 of L&U (you will probably hear the squeals). WHEN I do, I will get out Growth Rings again - I need to treat myself with some BEADS :) And speaking of beads, I have received my GORGEOUS purple fabric from Rose at FaeryFire Fabrics, and as soon as my back-ordered Glorianas from Cecilia's arrive, and more beads from ArtBeads arrive, I will take a picture of a partial floss toss (I still need several threads, including a LOT of PTB) - it's going to be cool, man! But then, it's purple, so even if it was completely heinous, it's still good for me :) :)
Happy Stitching this week to everyone!