Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Minis and Sheep and Exchanges and Conventions... oh my!

Hello all.

[Warning:  Just got annoyed by a stupid supplier phone call.  Pissy little pain in the a@@.  Anyway, the call has put me off my blogging chirpiness.  So I apologize in advance if I seem... off.]

Yes, that right there below is my pathetic Mega Mini progress since last week.  I know, think positive.... he has a few more feathers than he did last week.  But there are some mitigating factors for my lax performance on this piece which will be discussed below........

Sheep #2 is completely ... errr..   wooled.   And looking darned (sorry, honestly no pun intended) cute if I do say so myself.

 Now, for the mitigating circumstances......   Remember those exchanges we chatted about last week?  Well, here's me seeking inspiration--- of the singing stitching pattern as I like to think of it....

Now, I assume you stitchers understand the above picture.  To the untrained eye I am certain it looks like a plain ole mess.

And yet out of that mess came a little humming.  Not a full-blown chorus, just a little humming, mind you.  So, ta da -- I can bring you ornie exchange #1 --   

And Probable Ornie Exchange #2  (an internal debate continues as to whether the idea these go with is really "the perfect plan")

Frankly, if you're whining about no fabric and no patterns, I'm shocked.  You know me -- I have to keep some secrets!  But it causes problems because these are minis and yet I can't show pictures of them for something like a month!!!!   What's a slow stitcher to do???

Well, this slow stitcher is off to drown her stitching conundrums at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention!   If you love mysteries you should come sometime.  This year we are in Long Beach for Bouchercon 2014 Murder at the Beach and all in attendance receive these awesome bags full of books, the opportunity to meet dozens and dozens and dozens of authors, and the chance to bask in the glory of the written word surrounded by people who "get it" all weekend long!

Why yes, I do expect you will hear news of my adventures.  hee heee    I will try and keep the gloating to a minimum.


Susan said...

Oooh, Bouchercon! I'm so jealous. Have been wanting to go for years and maybe now that I'm retired, I'll get there one year. Have lots of fun!

Linda said...

Nice stitching Ruth. Those bags of goodies look awesome. Have fun.


Preeti said...

The sheep is looking cute!! Enjoy your convention. Do you write as well?

Justine said...

Love the for the goose! Lovely colours in your exchange piece. I'm also stitching a biscornu for an exchange which I'm sure should qualify for MMMM but unfortunately I can't show it until December!

Thoeria said...

Lol.....yes....the sheep is darned cute! Great colour choices for the planning to stich both or choose one???
The convention sounds lovely!