Monday, June 04, 2012

Accomplishful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....

... for a change.  

The weekend looked like a wash.  I was fairly unproductive on Saturday  -- put some in, pull some out -- put some in -- debate pulling it out.....   I assume you know the drill.   At the end of Saturday I thought the only thing I would have to report was that the roses were... D-O-N-E!!!!!!  Want to see?  <--- that there is a textbook rhetorical question.


She's already off to the framer's -- no not *that* framer.   Her peachy self will be getting a slim opalescent green frame.    I'm so excited that she's done.  And I'm treating myself -- no fiddly stitching for 1 week -- even though what I really wanted to get back at was my Arabian Woman from Lanarte.  I just knew that I'd start and remember how much I despise 6 stitches of that, 18 stitches of this, 4 stitches of that,.....   and then there would go the Arabian woman for another year into the Bin of Ignominy (aka the box of UFOs).

Anyway, there I was at the end of Saturday thinking the weekend was going to be a wash, and then you know what happened?  The Jubilee happened!  God Bless the Queen (and BBC America) !!!!!!!!!!  By last night I had completed:


My little NYC ornie -- it makes up into a cube and has a "tassel" of beads and buttons that hand from it (looking a lot like a scissor fob).  What took so long on this one?  Well, I finally got motivated when we got a new finisher at the shop who I think shows the promise of actually sending this back in a box shape rather than all puffed out like a marble.   {Particulars:  canvas by Kathy Schenkel designs; threads: Sparkle Rays, Fyre Werks, overdyed Kreinik/Threadwerks, DMC, and Lola.}

And also:  

My sparkly, red, swirly heart.  {canvas by Raymond Crawford (I think), worked all in FyreWerks}

So, gentle reader, if you are a counting kind of person, that means T*H*R*E*E finishes in one weekend.  3!      That's one more than 2.   THREE ENTIRE finishes in one weekend.  I was exuberant!  I thought I just might be capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound.....  until I worked out my foot was asleep from not moving while watching and stitching.  hee heee

Flushed with success, (after keeping myself from starting back in on the Arabian Woman) I pulled out another UFOer and put in some border -- a sampler from SANQ a couple issues ago.  I'd show you a pic but it would be too boring for words -- imagine, if you want to, cream linen with a single-stitch forest green border that's about 5 inches from being done.  Yup, that's exactly what it would look like.  See, I don't need a picture afterall.

Ok, dear ones -- it's back to the grindstone for me.  I need to focus so I'll have the evening free to yell at hockey players......  Go Kings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

11 comments:

Casa Pearl said...

Your roses are just lovely - can't wait to see them framed and that NY piece is too cute. I do hope it comes out correctly.

Thoeria said...

Three? Way to go!!! That's lovely! My fave has to be the swirly heart though...because of the swirlys :)

Mouse said...

kerplunk ..... *mouse picks herself up of the floor ... you really did say three finishes ????
cooooo well done ... love the roses and the cube will be cute ... if all else fails and I didn't live so far away I would have put it together for you :)
and love that heart tooo :)
take care love mouse xxxxx

Jenny said...

Congrats on a great finish! Wise choice to switch framer... LOL

The little NYC ornie is adorable - can't wait to see how it looks finished!

Carol said...

What a stellar weekend, Ruth! The roses get top honors, though--they are incredibly lovely :)

Beth Pearce said...

Congratulations!! You really should be proud of yourself and possibly in a little butt cramp- LOL!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the beautiful roses! And on the needlepoint finishes, they're very cute.

Margaret said...

Fantastic! Love them all!

Paisley said...

Three finishes! Very impressive! Glad you switched framers too, ha!

Janice said...

Love the roses! So delicate. Congrats on all of your weekend finishes.

Mangogirl said...

congrats on three finishes! I look forward to seeing the cube all made up!