Thursday, June 14, 2012

I Get a Parade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Despite the best efforts (and they were quite grand) and Marty Brodeur, I get a parade today!  Yes, my very first downtown, championship parade!  Yahoo Kings!!!!!!!   I am wiggling with excitement (though I will admit I'm about to go downstairs and find the guy with the honking-horn-of-celebration and throttle him-- what if he keeps this up for the next hour and 20 minutes until the parade starts????).  There are little packs and black and silver (and sometimes, depending on the vintage of fan, purple) wandering the streets in preparation.  

I'll be back with parade notes later... and pics, well, I hope I'll have some worthy pics.  It'll be hard, what with me wiggling with this much excitement.  tee heee

On more pedestrian fronts I've been pseudo busy.  I seem to spend a lot more time staring at stitching than actually doing it.   But for what it's worth I have made bits of progress-- and I could use your help on a couple things--

I've gotten a couple more motifs in on my Quaker a la Six Mains--

So now I've gotten this much done -- 

Nope, I really don't know why I skipped over what gap on the left.  I seem to remember the corner seemed more essential.  I'm sure it was a "great idea" at the time. 

Here's where I could use some help -- 


Because I went and changed all the colors (dang me) the color that the note-so-swirly lines surrounding the stars and house don't work anymore.  Should I go with a peachy tan to mimic what they should have been and yet still go with the house or with a minty light green?  Oh, you think it might be more helpful if I had bothered to include some options with the pic?   Well, yes, it would have been, but did I mention being all wiggly over the parade in.... 1 hour and 7 minutes?

One last bit of progress--  Brittercup's Christmas pup --

I have no idea why this seems to be taking so long.  I did the dog in one short evening.  Somehow I stalled out when I got to thinking Fuzzy Stuff would be the perfect hat/stocking edging.   Oh well.  

All the best to all of you -- possibly I'll see you at the parade..... sorry Marty-- please don't retire, you really are remarkable.

8 comments:

LindataxPA said...

Having experience both a Stanley Cup parade and a Super Bowl parade of late, I know that parade fever is so much fun!!!! Enjoy enjoy enjoy. As for the color changes - go with your best instincts since you are seeing the true colors in person and the photos don't due justice IMHO. You always choose such great colors Ruth!

LindataxPA said...

Having experience both a Stanley Cup parade and a Super Bowl parade of late, I know that parade fever is so much fun!!!! Enjoy enjoy enjoy. As for the color changes - go with your best instincts since you are seeing the true colors in person and the photos don't due justice IMHO. You always choose such great colors Ruth!

Thoeria said...

A parade?! Oh wow! Looking forward to your post on that! Lovely stitching :)

Barbi said...

Oh my goodness! My husband would be pea green with envy right now...he was cheering for the Kings right from the start of the series! I'll be sure to show him your post when you're back! Have a GREAT time!!!!

Mouse said...

sooo how did the parade go ???
and well done on the quaker stitching too .... as for the colour do a wee bit of floss tossing and see which you like best against the fabbie ... its hard for us to tell as the screens lie sometimes ...lol
love mouse xxxxx

Kate said...

I am sure you will pick the perfect colour, of the two options you suggest I would veer more towards mint green. But what about gold?

Margaret said...

Love all the stitching! And congrats to the Kings! I hope you enjoy the parade.

Mangogirl said...

lovely stitching :D