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!