Monday, May 10, 2010

An Actual Stitching-related Post!

I've been stitching. Yes, I have. And, I am about to show you proof. Well, I will show what I can. I can't show you my Chatelaine Smalls Exchange piece, which is not only finished, but finish-finished (for the few non-stitchers, that means I finished stitching, AND successfully made it into a...well, I can't tell what I made it into. :p ). That finishing happened on Saturday after a trip to JoAnn's for finishing necessities. However, I CAN show you my progress on Hanging Gardens, which has been considerable since I last shared with you.

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And the full-view, just because I can:

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Fabric color looks wonky in that shot, but it's a cloudy, rainy day in Nashville, so it's the best I can do.

I am making such great progress on this. I am seriously considering pushing through to the finish on it. With the girls in exams this week and next, I will probably have some good stitching time. At least, I think so. If I don't get distracted by another WIP, a finish by the end of the month is a possibility. Wouldn't that be something?

What's that you say about goals? The flood washed them all away. Really. I mean, the month is one third over. A bit late to document anything meaningful. And, of course, it is exam time. Which means my teenagers turn into something that defies explanation even by hormones, and Robot runs through my house shouting, "Danger, Will Robinson!!!" whenever one of them is sighted in the common areas of the house. This would be the clue for DH and me to run for cover. I have explained to DH that not only should he avoid conversation with Perfectionist Child and Diva for the next two weeks, but even eye contact can be deadly. He's been told, so any injuries he sustains are entirely his own fault. I'll be making the trip to the grocery for the necessary chocolate and caffienated supplies today.

Oh, I have another happy to share! Saturday's mail yielded some long-awaited stash!

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I've been waiting for this about a month because some stuff was backordered. There was a bit more, but it's a surprise for someone, so no photo. ;) I really cannot wait to stitch that Just Nan peacock needle thingie! The cutest useful thing EVER! You know, me and my peacock thang!


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! And some great stash there :D

  2. It's beautiful....I can't wait to see it in person! Nice stash haul....can I come over and play? :-D

  3. Ah, I love getting stash in the mail. Exam time can be a trial, good luck keeping your head down. Love the Hanging Gardens!

  4. Your Hanging Gardens is truly awesome! Great stash haul too. :)

  5. Ok, I'll take one of the entire right hand side of the stash photo. Wish we lived close, instead of sharing shoes we could share stash. Although... what size are your feet? Tiny little sixes like me? lol

    I've already threatened to steal Jen's Stone Roses so I'll just have to settle for abject envy over your Garden.