Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Week (aka LosCon Countdown Week)

Hi darlings.   And a happy week unto each of you.  I am happily puttering through my short work week -- God Bless Thanksgiving holidays!  It is truly amazing how the promise of a shortened week can allow me to hold onto my chipper spirit in the face of one computer and/or office screw up after another.  Currently the tip of the ole work iceberg is that every time I print something it knocks my printer servers offline (as well as my Adobe) so I can do one print one item then have to wait for IT to come up and reset the servers.  I am scheduled to have my computer rebuilt this afternoon -- oh the joy!

At least while my work has not been productive my stitching has --

I realized I hadn't shared the Sampler Girl Hope piece all boxed up.  I for one feel it is lovely.  Now I just have to figure out where it can sit and what ought to go in it. The threads are Belle Soie -- Indigo I think and Noir,

And here's my Mary's Sampler progress.

Yes, of course I changed the colors and it is on a violet linen.   So far so fun!   Though I would like to know why my floss bobbins hide from me.  Does this happen to you -- you go to pull a called for color and it's not there-- even though it is one of those oddball colors that you just know you don't have in some project bag?  Seriously where does the, for instance, beaver grey medium dark go?  Or the oxidized mustard?  Have they packed up in a huff and gone to find someone who they think will appreciate them more than me?

This is ByGone Stitches' One Nation.    Ok, so I am a very, very slow stitcher!

But I am planning not only to make it my primary piece over Christmas at my sister's, but also I am taking it to LosCon (my Thanksgiving weekend tradition -- the Los Angeles area annual science fiction convention) so I should have good stitching during some of the panels though many of the ones I'm particularly intrigued by are JPL and NASA ones and they usually have the lights out -- all the better to see the stars by dontcha know.  Oooo, there is even a panel this year on Japanese fabric flower making -- I plan on being there will bells on!  

Now the real problem I foresee for the flag is the new bits that are calling to me -- like the following from this year's JCS ornie issue--

At least I am relatively lucky -- so far these are the only offerings in the magazine I really like this year.  Maybe I won't get in too much trouble while I am packing for the Con.  I would not, however, place a bet on that Gentle Reader.   You have to know these are not my only recent acquisitions, right?  I will share more another day.... I promise.

For those of you in the U.S., I wish you a very peaceful Thanksgiving.  Travel safely and please, may you lack for family drama!  When your cousin starts to drive you nuts, just go stitch his annoying self away!

Stitch well and be happy!

P.S.  For those of you picked int he great 2013 blogiversary draw your goodies are mostly sealed up and ready to go.   It may be they go out today, but it might not be until next week......   cross your fingers!


so many books said...

The box is utterly lovely!!

Shelleen said...

The box is really pretty. Have fun this weekend and happy stitching.

Brigitte said...

I love the box lid, the design is just perfect for it. And nice progress on your projects.
I still have to wait to receive my copy of the ornament issue but what you show is already very intriguing.
Hvae a great Thanksgiving!

Mii Stitch said...

That finished box is stunning!!! Your stitching is really neat :) Have a fabulous time at the LosCon, I'm so so envious :)

cucki said...

Aww such a pretty box...so beautiful...
Your stitching is so beautiful...
Big hugs x

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and yours.

Hope you get lots of stitching done. :)

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

The box is lovely as is your version of Mary's Sampler.

Thanks for sharing your Top Five from the JCS too, I like the little penguin although he didn't make my top 5!

Have you seen the new Prachett hardbacks yet? Here's a link to the Death Collection:

The Witches Collection are coming out in April, not sure of the dates of the others yet! The covers are material and beautiful.

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