Friday, July 06, 2012

Happy FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!

We made it!   It is well and truly almost the weekend.  Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!

Do I have much to say for myself?  No, not particularly.  But I have plans to get "on paper" (let's see if that helps spur me on) and I neglected an in progress piece in the last post -- poor Dawn of Spring by Mouse has been getting short-shrift in my progress reports.  It's been giving me problems, so possibly it earned a time out, but now it is back --

Now if you have qualms about what I have stitched, I have to say many things in Mouse's defense -- I have mucked with her SAL patterns quite a bit.   Those birds -- I put those in instead of the little chickies she had, and yes, I centered them improperly.... Sigh.  Mouse did get me to try my first spider web roses which I like A LOT, but then she tried (valiantly) to make me do a row of pulled thread (oh, sooo not happening) and some bullion knots (nah).  Sorry, Mouse.  I love ya dear, but I have to drawn the line somewhere.   So I put in that over-1 verse (more humor on that later), the band of elongated, partial Rhodeses (did we agree?---Rhodeses or Rhodi?), and the beginning of what I think of as a band of ferns.  I have to confess that this pic is slightly aged because the fern row is done (berry stars/flowers included), a row of one of my personal favorites-the Montenegrin stitch is in, and a row of roses which will be partially beaded is in progress.  Come next week you should get a fresh update, unless my stitching mood has taken me elsewhere.... again.

In light of my failure to pay proper attention to Dawn, I think it's time I set some goals for the month --- yes, I know, 6 days in to the 7th month of the year and suddenly I "discover" goals.  Yes, yes.  Very funny.  Be that as it may, here goes-- In July I hope to no, that's not  positive enough... will errr, no, let's show some realism here .... ...   really should and sat his moment want to:
  • stich and finish-finish 2 ornies (as part of the Friendly group Christmas-in-July challenge)
  • stitch and finish-finish the ornie for the Friendly Christmas-in-July exchange which I simply *had* to start in June (idiot)
  • catch up on Dawn of Spring
  • find Ellen's flag and get to work on it (let's aim for getting half of the blue field in)
  • finish the sand on Ladies Day
  • make progress on Eastern European Girls Go to the Fair (there has to be a better name for that canvas .....  Ethel.  I may just call it Ethel.  ..... and if you ge thte literary allusion, we really should talk because we have the same sick sense of humor.)
  • finish SB's Journey's End which is currently languishing n the floor right next to the bed in hopes I'll actually pick it up)
Happy stitching to all and to all a good weekend!

Oh, the P.S. on the Dawn of Spring verse -- So I go on a hunt through my personal quote files (because I actually do collect such things) for something appropriate to Spring or flowers.  LOL   Apparently I'm not what you would call the flowery quote queen.  A sampliung of what I rummaged through at the top of my quotes file:
  • "Justice has nothing to do with it.  Stark, bloody, screaming, agonizing vengeance is what I'm talking about."  (Bitter Gold Hearts by Glen Cook)
  • "Gee, if only someone had warned you at some point not to be an idiot....."  (The Summer Knight by Jim Butcher)
  • "...[he] looked sheepish enough to say 'baaa.'"  (I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett)
  • "No damned thing from the vasty deeps is going to get the better of me in my own home."  (The Man with the Golden Torc by Simon R. Green)
Yes, if I'm judged by my quote collection, I will never qualify for the Miss Sunshine Award of Merit.


Margaret said...

Love the WIP -- such pretty colors!

Beth Pearce said...

Dawn is looking pretty sweet to me! Good luck with your "goals". They helped me for a while until I realized that I could ignore them - LOL!

Lesleyanne said...

Love the colours you have used for your wip. Good luck with your goals.

Mouse said...

ohhhhhh love your quotes and gosh I can't believe the change in my pattern just love it and thanks for sticking up for me .... shame about the drawn thread bit that would have looked good under that verse ;p)
can't wait to see what else you do to it and hope you can stitch to your goals love mouse xxxxx

Giovanna said...

It's very pretty - lovely verse, and gorgeous colours.

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

Dawn of Spring looks great to me, different to the others, unique to you.
My top quote would be "take off and nuke the entire site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure" from Aliens. See, I'm a ray of sunshine too!