Monday, February 01, 2010

........................ a belt -- a belt. My kingdom for a belt.

Ok, it's not nearly so dire as that, but no, gentle reader, there was no belt delivery this weekend. Sigh. The lack of a "new" finishing rush may be credited by some with keeping me from starting ANOTHER new project, but really it was mere stubborness. You see I threaded up probably 5 needlepoint canvases, and put one on stretchers, but I didn't start a single one because I was obsessed with working on the nutcracker stocking. I would show you my startlingly wonderful progress, but some lame-brain left her camera at home. Ninny.

I can show off some progress from last week --
I have made it this far on my Vierlanden:
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I'm thinking of making this a regular weekly feature. Ok, who am I kidding? I'm going to TRY and impose some structure on my chaotic, mood-driven stitching, and force myself from whatever has obessed me at the time. I would really like to finish this some day! Honest I would.

I even made some progress on Beatrix Potter--
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Why did I think that beading was a bright idea????
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I do like it, and I like beading, but I liek finishing even more.

And finally, for now, over Christmas I started the Friendly Stitcher's SAL from last year, "A Stitch A Week." You may have seen it around on blogs. It is garden themed and quite lovely.
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My progress thus far is part of the gridding. I'm doing it on Wichelt's hand-dyed "summer sky" jobelan with the gridding of Thread Gatherer's Silk and Colors "Pearled Blue."

Sorry, gotta run -- after all, lunch is calling. I always answer lunch's call. lol It would be ruse not to.

I finished up Toobin's The Nine yesterday. It really has no thread. I love the Court so I was able to enjoy it despite that failing. If you are not as enamored of the Court as I, I would suggest you save yourself for other options. And yesterday I finished Anderson's Three Hearts and Three Lions. Now I know why it always appears on the must-read lists at cons. It was a lot of fun, and it was interesting to see the changes in genre fiction over the decades.


valerie said...

Great progress on your wips. I really love your color combo on your Vierladen!

Mel said...

All look great!

Carolyn NC said...

They're beautiful, Ruth!

Cyn said...

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for the progress pictures!

How about one day a week or one week a month for your Quaker Samplers. That way you are making progress? Or just do them when you want to. Eventually you'll finish them! :-)

DC pictures?

Windy Meadow

Chris said...

Wonderful progress on all. I like the beading, yes, it takes a little time, but it will look so cool.

Siobhan said...

Great progress on your WIPs! I am in love with your Vierladen. I love the colors that you chose for it!

Linen Stitcher said...

Oh, I do so love your Vierlanden project. I, for one, would love it if it were a weekly feature. That said, my own stitching rotation is a screaming one, so I can't imagine imposing any sort of order on stitching! So stitch what you like when you like, and throw us a photo now and then.

"Beatrix" is another favorite of mine. I've enjoyed seeing all of the versions out here in Stitching Blogland. If you ever finish yours, I'd love to buy the pattern from you when you do. That's one I hope to stitch someday.