Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Is it really only Tuesday?

You know how weeks like to play with your mind?  Wel this is one of those weeks for me.  I could just swear it was Thursday, but nooooooo.   Not only is it not Thursday, but it's not even Wednesday yet.  [You should read that with a little whiney voice to simulate thevoice in my head as I type this.  I swear that if keyboards had sounds, mine today would default to .]

When not whining about how slow the week is going (please note:  we NEVER have this problem with weekends!--- must be some special physics corollary to the laws of time and space that speeds up time between Friday night and Monday morning, then slows it down Monday morning through Friday afternoon), I have made some small bits of progress.

My Prairie Moon start (aka Did-I-Really-Need-Another-WIP-in-2012 #1) has amde some small advance:

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell designers everywhere that if you feel somehow compelled to chart your latest and greatest in a thread not readily available in every corner LNS, then the Nice Thing is to give DMC/Anchor equivalents (and even nicer-- Anchor as well)/  At the very least, check to see if the Web has available some COMPLETE transfer charts for your stitchers to use.  This Prairie Moon piece is charted entirely in NPI silks.  I can find no online conversion that includes most (let alone all) of the NPI numbers.  It took the better part of an entire day to try and wrestle out a conversion working from the picture alone.  Please, designers, don't frustrate your stitchers like this.

I've also been doing a little masonry --

That there tower of gold-ish is a chimney on my Chessie and Me piece.--- oh how I love Belle Soies!  It's like stitching with air.

And, check this, my Ladies Day by Tish as been progressing too --

That overdyed grey is by Thread Gatherer in their Silk n Colors line.  The little "seam" in the middle of each diamond is going to get a smal ine of Kreinik #8 in gunmetal grey.
I keep thinking I've made it so far, but really after this lady is done, I have "Lady #4" (who is the biggest of the group), and the ground and sky behind them.  If I focus, maybe they'll be done by June. .... I'm not saying June of what year though!

Now, a cautionary tale --- look out for those parking berms --

As one of the Country Club ladies left stitching the other night the parking space stop tried to go home with her.  Literally, the rebar on one end of the berm got hooked under her bumper and brought the whole thing with her as she pulled out.  All is fine -- car, person...... don't know how the parking berm is feeling, but I don't suppose I care all that much.  Sorry parking structures everywhere.


Margaret said...

I love your Lady's Day! So pretty! Nice stitchy progress on your other pieces too. Wow -- that is really something that that parking thingie got stuck on that car!

Beth Pearce said...

You have done some great stuff there! I really like the way the ladies are working up.

Glad that lady didn't lose a bumper!

Thoeria said...

As always...loved your post :) You've got quite a bit going on! Love your ladies

cucki said...

aww i love your lady's day..
lovely progress on your wip's..
sending you big hugs cucki xx

Karen said...

they all look great Ruthie! She is lucky she didn't lose a bumper. OY!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Brigitte said...

I so agree with you on the threads. I can't get any kind of specialty thread where I live, even not DMC. But I have at least one full set of DMCs so I really appreciate it when the charts also give DMC numbers so that I can start stitching a chart whenever I feel like it.

Shelleen said...

I wish there was a conversion chart online for ALL threads.