Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I wish you a very happy Valentine's Day -- a day free from the general annoyanecs of life -- people who drive with their blinker on for no reason, annoying coworkers, cold coffee, inconsiderate neighbors, people who can't make up their mind at the lunch order desk, and Blogger when it keeps giving error messages.....   Yes, that last one is my personal wish.  I've been trying to post for a week now and all I get are error messages.  If this goes through, I'll be back later..... fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

***********WOW***************

A verifiable Valentine's Miracle has come amongst us.  I am honored.  {Perhaps I'm supposed to sacrifice a flash drive to the IT gods?}

Before the fickle Blogger winds blow in a contrary direction I'll do some sharing.

I've been up to much, but since I'm in the very slow class of stitchers it's not like I have all that much to show for my efforts -- let's face it, if we were talking super cars here I'd be an Edsel on blocks.

First up, Beatrix--
She actually has 1.12 more motif's done than this picture indicates.  That leave me with 1.7 motifs, a couple dozen beads in an otherwise done motif, and letters to go.   Beatrix, bless her soul, provided me with another miracle moment.  I'd been working on her for several nights alst week at Chez Hovel, and I took her along to The Country Club (aka the stitch group) to say "look I got that done last night," and when I rollwed her out n the table it suddenly dawned on me how very close to done she was.  Now I'm not actually certain I want her to be done because I have so much fun working on her!   Oh the trials and tribulations a stitcher has to face.

Now that they are received I can share some F&S accomplishments --
Those are my Red Round squares to Renee.   They are done in Bell Soie Sister Scarlett which varigated so nicely for me--
The birds I got from maybe a dozen different charts and just puzzled and puzzled until I got them to fit in a way I liked.  then I just randomized some hearts and picked words that felt right.  All in all -- a fun square experience.

I can also report progress on my Prairie Moon piece --
It too is much further along.  If I play my cards right and the sacrifice of that flash drive is acceptable to the IT gods, then mayebe tomorrow I can have a new pic of this for you.  Cross your fingers-- just not any that you need to have available to accept presents of extravagent jewelry from your Valentine!

I've also been getting in trouble... or potential trouble.   I've been playing around with kitting stuff up for new starts.  These are potentials......


.... for a sampler in memory of my grandmother.  I'm thinking of doing EMS' Rose Sampler -- that freebie series she did in 2008.  Remember it?  Anyway, while my grandmother wasn't among hte world's most warm and fuzzy people, it suddenly struck me the other day when I was fondling my fabric stash that she and Grandpa's car was the exact smokey rose color of this fabric-- and so was that horrid couch she had in the living room.  At that pont I was doomed.  Now that I have the obviously PERFECT fabric I have to do a sampler for Ms Usually Grumpy.  Ok, ok.  I'll cut her slack-- after all, it's not like I was the esiest of grand children. 

Wow... could this really work.   Might that "Update" button actually work.   Oh please, oh please, oh please...........


14 comments:

Ruth said...

Great progress and I always say progress is progress no matter how small. I think it looks great I really like the look of Beatrix. looking forward to seeing your new kitted up sampler.

cucki said...

wow beautiful progress...all your wip's are so stunning..
big hugs xxx

Mylene said...

Love the Red Round squares! Beautiful progress...Happy Valentine's!

Thoeria said...

As always...had a good chuckle while reading your blog :) Actually...I only drink my coffee if it's been standing for atleast a half hour. Beatrix is looking fantastic!Almost there indeed :)

Margaret said...

lol about your grandmother! I like the fabric and threads -- very pretty! Love your stitchy progress on the Quaker. And the Red Round squares are so pretty too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow! BP looks great! I love the colts and expect a finish any day! Great job on the squares. The red is beautiful and your design, perfect. Poking forward to seeing more about your piece honoring your grandmother. Love he colors!

Shelleen said...

Great WIPs. Keep it up. Happy Valentines Day to you too.

Sharon said...

Your Beatrix looks fabulous!

barbara said...

A pink car?! I love it!! My parents had a robin egg's blue car for about 2 years back in the 70's. You could see it for MILES!

Good luck with the project, btw! I'll be chuckling over oddly colored cars all day. Tho' really - today's cars in all shades of white, navy, black, and red are just terribly dull in comparison. I want a YELLOW car. Specifically, a banana yellow Karmann Ghia. It's been my dream car since I was about 11. :)

Donna said...

Beatrix is looking absolutely lovely!

Mangogirl said...

great progress :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your little red square. I can just imagine how long it took to get all the motifs just right, it looks great.
And FYI Blogger had randomly decided not to show 50% of everyone's photos tonight! Half of them just show a little red x in the top corner. So I'll have to go around again tomorrow to recheck all the blogs for missed pics!

Siobhán said...

Lovely progress! Beatrix looks great. Every so often my husband admires my BPQ and then I hear a pause and then, "Whose initials are those?". LOL

Meari said...

Beatrix is looking really great. Congrats on your F&S finishes.