Thursday, May 31, 2012

Behind, as usual

Hey there.  Contrary to reports I have not fallen off the face of the planet, I have merely fallen down a deep, dark hole at work -- it is lined with papers and due dates and lists of things to do and things that don't work and people that think they should (work, that is).  As holes go it could be worse.  Most of the time it still makes me laugh although today I bordered off into seething for a while.  But that is all just boring details.

Want to see what has really been driving me nuts?

Yep, my good ole attempt to switch Green Apple's Roses II to a peach tone rather than the pink it is designed in.    Actually over the last couple nights/days I have powered through quite a lot more--pretty much all I have left is a small part of the bottom leaf and all the BSing.  Dearest gentle reader, I do so hate fiddly stitching!   {This does not bode well for that plantation piece from the last post.}  I need to keep focused though because I wanted this done this month and as you well know it's not like we have much May left.  

I need to report great joy from my mailbox -- I received my Fair and Square round 29 squares from   Daniela  --

I mean check out this adorable house -- 

Daniela did this Maryse house but customized it for me with the Finnish flag.  I like to think of the flag as Daniela waving at me ... and the house as my little cottage along the fjords.   Don't you think we all ought to meet for a stitch in there?  

If you haven't gone to visit Daniela you definitely should -- especially take note of her absolutely priceless post for today .  Trust me, you'll want to see this.

One last bit of stitching news-- for Memorial Day I eschewed the rose and worked on BBD's America which I made decent enough progress on until stymied by a lack of one floss color (you'd think I could learned that since I insist on switching colors that I should also learn to switch to colors I have plenty of, but nooooo)  and rose-abandonment issues --

My aim is to turn this into a memorial piece for my great uncle Ellis who was killed in action in WWI.  

And, since Ellis gives me the lead in - from my Memorial Day sojourn to the Veterans Cemetery --

Belated Memorial Day thanks -- to dad, grandpa, my uncles, great uncles, great-greats, great-great-greats, and all the generations of serving men and women who made it possible for me to be at work complaining about office idiocy today.  It is a gift and I realize that.  Thank you.


Margaret said...

Wow, not only fiddly stitching, but switching up of color too! I have trouble with that kind of stitching as well. It looks wonderful though! Love the squares you received. Very nice! Great BBD piece too!

Jenny said...

I think that your peach conversion looks gorgeous - much better than the pinks. I am really looking forward to see how it progresses!

I also love the BBD design you picked up. I love pretty much all their designs, but there is something about the hanging flag that makes me smile.

Hope work gets better!

Carol said...

I'm so impressed with you changing the color to peach on a piece like this, Ruth! It is looking so, so pretty. And I love the Memorial Day stitching on BBD's America--really lovely. It will be a wonderful tribute to your uncle when finished.

Sure hope things slow down at work...hang in there!