Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Little by little.....

... things take shape.

Sometimes they take a shape like Idiocy -- that's about the shape of the Jeep that made a purely perpendicular lane change in between two buses pulling out from the curb (almost causing me to crack my chin on the bus seat handle, thank you very much)

Sometimes they take a shape of slow-wittedness -- that's more of a color than a shape really and it's verging on bright pink.  That's the color I turn when I sit out in the full sun with coworkers at lunch to be friendly, and I don't go inside when I start to feel the heat waves rising off my arms.

Sometimes they take the shape of reality -- that's the shape of the deleted space on my "Currently Reading List" left by my removal of A Short History of Ireland by Jonathan Bardon whose checkout from the public library expired for the 3rd time.  I still haven't finished it and you know what-- I now realize this is a sign that it's too dang boring.

Sometimes they take the shape of a STITCHING FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:


Yes, dear readers, Joy in the Journey is D-O-N-E!  Mind you, I changed a lot around -- cream on cream is too boring for words so most of that got switched out.  One thread stitching was sometimes far too light, so some of that got switched.  And a cream-on-cream sheep with a blank stitch heart in the middle of him is just invisible, so his heart got pinked.    But hey, that the pattern title says -- it's the joy in the journey, right?

And there's been progress too:


See?  Little by little I get there.

Now, an offer, anyone want my Joy in the Journey?  There are at least samples of most of the threads for matching purposes, and pretty much any cream linen/evenweave will look fine.  If you're interested just note that in a comment and if there's a run for the thing I'll draw names.

Happy stitching to all and to all a peaceful day.


16 comments:

Toni said...

Hey Ruth! I would love to have Journey! How are you??

stitchinrose said...

That is one thing I love about cross stitch, there have been many times I have changed the color of threads... a lot of time it is a green or pink...I seem to change those out most of all or like you if the color seems to fade when on the fabric; to me that is part of the fun. Making a pattern my own. So I would be happy to take on the pattern if you are done and haven't give it away already. Make God bless and keep you.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish! The WIP is so pretty too.

Margaret said...

I love your finish -- so pretty! The WIP is looking good too!

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

I love the changes you made, especially the pink heart in the sheep! The design is great but I really mustn't put in for anything else! I need to start some of the things I already have LOL.

so many books said...

Please put my name in the pot with Toni's and Rose's. Thanks! Anita

RuthB said...

Dearest So, you crack me up! In your retirement, I promise to teach you to stitch.... should you actually want to.

BTW, got a library card yet?

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finish and I love your changes, especially the pink heart! Lovely WIP, too.
Yep a three time overdue library book is a sign it's not your cup of tea.
Glad you didn't get hurt in the near collision!

Barb said...

A lovely finish! I'm always glad to hear about other stitchers who change colors!!

Veronica said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the gorgeous finish. Love the changes you've made. I'd love to have a chance in getting my hands on the chart. Can't resist after seeing your finish.

Pretty WiP too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Carol said...

YAY!! It is just beautiful, Ruth--congratulations :)

JillMN said...

Ruth dear...you are so generous! I would love to stitch Joy in the Journey. Thanks for posting about the Fair and Square. Maybe we can get some new members.

Mindi said...

Congratulations on such a sweet finish! I love the changes you made, the pink heart is much better than a black one.

I just returned a book to the library as well, gave up on it after 2 renewals. I figure there are so many books out there waiting to be read, why waste time on something that just doesn't keep me interested.

Brigitte said...

Yes, you are right, little by little we get there. To our finishes. Yours looks so great. I also love your WIP, it has wonderful colours.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Gillie said...

Ooh, you know I can't turn down such a chance! Yes please!