Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ahh, happiness!

I finished! I finished! Yahoooooooo

I believe it was at TNNA 3 years ago this month that I bought the “&@*^#(@ mustard kimono” needlepoint canvas to add to my collection of kimono canvases to do for a friend. Three years later it is finally finished!!!! {I'd have a picture for you today if I had remembered to take one.) Miracle of miracles. It’s all I can do not to mail it to my needlepoint shop for finishing right now. I want it done-done. Really done. Finally finished and out of my hair. Have you reacted this way to projects before? It isn’t like they are difficult or large, they are just somehow always on your nerves?

I may jump right into another kimono to prove the axiom that not all kimonos are evil. LOL Besides – the stretcher bars are set for just the right size! Probably I’ll start either Mt. Fuji or some maple leaves….

I can also share my starting square for The Society’s RR –
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I’m doing the LHN scripture/sayings packs. I started with Peace because I knew I wanted the words changed. I just can’t leave a pattern alone!

This will head to my blogless buddy Karen in NY ….. she’s probably hip deep in snow so maybe that makes her feel stitchy. LOL

By the way, if you are so inclined, head over to Chris' blog and wish her a happy bday – it was today. Many returns of the day, Chris!

And a happy bday for my mom who would have been 78 yesterday.
Mom and me at the stunning mosaic orange

Currently reading: Jim Butcher’s Storm Front and Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade
Recently finished: Pratchett’s Eric and Zelazny’s This Immortal (the replacement edition)
Itching to start: Kathleen Ann Goonan’s In War Times and Michael Bockemuhl’s J.M.W. Turner


Kathryn said...

One of my problems with needlepoint is that I always waffle over the stitches. At least with cross stitch you are (mainly) supposed to stitch crosses, not rice stitches, bargellos, or other fancy covering stitches. So congratulations on finishing the Mustard Kimono.

Other book recommendations -- Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost. OK, it's only the first part, but it's really beautiful and the second part will be out this summer. There are lots of very good short stories in Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Jonathan Strahan, including an awesome story by Peter Beagle.

Sandy said...

Love the Needlework pieces, great cross stitch finish and love the photo of you and your Mom. {{Hugs}}

Barbara said...

I've not yet tried needlepoint. Cross stitch keeps me busy enough. ;) Good luck with the next kimono, and I'm looking forward to seeing the one you've just finished!

Michele said...

woo hoo a finish!!! Can't wait to see it :)

and love your center square .. your RR will be lovely :)

love the picture of you and your mom .. very special!

Bliss said...

Lovely finish! Keep stitching, stitching, stitching. Projects take longer than anticipated most of the time.

Sharon said...

Your finshes are pretty-epecially your LHN. Congrats.