Monday, September 22, 2014
Isn't that always the way?
Surely this is a thing all of us share. You're nearing the finishing line-- you can taste the sweetness of completing a project and getting it out of the UFO/WIP pile --- and what happens? You run out of thread. [and the swearing commences.....]
This weekend I was pet sitting and I got to here (below) on my Leukemia and Lymphoma fundraising piece (the right to have a custom ornament was auctioned off at a corporate fundraiser and the woman that won wanted me to do a cube commemorating both her daughter's art and her new home):
and I'm out of Flair (the skinny, zig-zag, veritcal-ish rows). I had another card with me and ready, but seriously? Twenty-five stitches from the end I need to start a fresh card? Sure. lol
On other fronts-- check out the cool needle minder my shop owner brought me from the Dallas Cash and Carry. She's very blingy isn't she? I'm calling her Katye after my great aunt Kayte who would certainly have worn this with pride on her "out to dinner" coat.
And, I want a round of applause for my latest finish. Here are my "nature" inspired squares for our friend Sweet Pea in the FandS exchange--
They are modified from a pattern in Kooler's 555 Timeless Cross-Stitch Patterns and done in a combo of DMC and Belle Soie on a blue linen. For the record, I know you are supposed to use neutrals for F&S, but I got Sweet Pea's permission to go blue.
Oh, since I mentioned the pet sitting gig I thought I'd share one of my charges unique approach to resting--
Honest and true this is his favored resting position regardless of locale -- hardwood floor, carpet, chair, doggy bed. I have yet to understand how he can do this on the hardwood floor because he'll be sound asleep with all 4 feet in the air. I don't get how he doesn't roll over and wake himself up. Silly dog.
Ok, dear peeps, I have to run... it's not that I don't love you. It's that my desk looks like this: