Friday, February 29, 2008

Ahhh, at long last it's Friday night!

How I have longed for Friday night. It's been quite a week. Suffice it to say I am lumbered with an office hierarchy which doesn't know or want to know what I do, but is certain that it can't be important since they never talk to me about anything office-ish. They send the less senior-, the middle-, and the junior staff out to do something and *they* are the ones who end up in my office. Sigh. Ok, done whining for now. I will end by saying only that I'll accept all sentiments that would tend to make management insanity a temporary affliction.

Now let's see, I know I have things to show.... Wherever did I put those pics? Hmmm.

For no apparent reason I felt compelled to start Blackbird's Designs' "Christmas Ornament 2004" from the JCS issue this week --
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It's on Wichelt's Vintage Mocha (I think it's mocha anyway) in Sampler Threads-- just not the ST's called for since I was missing some.

I also managed to unearth the missing UFO/Works In Progress from my checklist of a couple weeks ago. I'd like you to meet:

"Because I'm the Chief, That's Why"
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I was going to do it for my mom because I called her Chief -- as in Chief Head Honcho. All the stitching on this is actually by my fri4end Jennifer who rightly thought I was not going to get around to it.

a Lee fan
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It's all in Splendor silks and you may not be able to see but I have completed the tree (but not the flowers) and I'm slowing covering all of the burgundy parts with the dark mauve.

and finally, this is my big Tish piece called "Ladies' Day" (it's probably 2 feet long
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And here's the BIG progress I have made on it in the one day I worked on it some 4-5 years ago... lol
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Oh yeah, I really set the world on fire with that one. lol

The week before last a pair of canvases from this year's TNNA came in for me from Copper Oaks:
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in 3 parts:
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Here's wishing all of you a simply wonderful weekend. See ya'll later!
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Random quote of the day:
Nothing brings people together like a Christmas lung infection. -- Special Agent Booth – Bones (Seemed appropriate given the state of the plague passing through my office.)

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Currently reading: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles and Jim Butcher's Storm Front
Recently added to my amazon shopping cart: All the Tony Hillerman's not published as unabridged audios -- I snooped out all the used, mass market copies I could find of them. Mind you, they'll probably sit hanging out in there for months, but at leat I know where and what they are!

5 comments:

Jill said...

Ruth,
I am with you, it is finally Friday. Wow, you have quite the projects to do. I see we are both on the Bride's Tree SAL also. I am having fun with that. I am giving mine to my friends daughter's wedding shower next March. I am so glad you didn't have any particular desires for your Earth Day Squares, as I had already put something together which I am pretty excited about. Have a great weekend.
Happy Stitching,
Jill :)

Kathryn said...

I'm glad to see that I am not the only one that buys these huge needlepoint projects. I need to start stitching larger stitches to finish them faster.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, some of those projects are WHOPPERS! But I really like that tall one with the church and trees.

Here's to Friday!

K in NY said...

That's one of my favorite episodes of Bones

Chiasmata said...

Penguins! :D Penguins! I love that canvas. But I so totally don't need another massive canvas to stitch. Have fun with those. You have the most amazing WIP collection I've ever seen.