April 05, 2009

Gee

Very little stitching this week, as the end of the semester is approaching, and assignments have been doubled up, papers have to be written, and there are tests to study for. The homework has been crushing in the last week or so: "Find the EBIT indifference level associated with two financing proposals." Let me tell you about indifference levels! What I'd really, really like to do is stitch. I did work a little bit on Dorothy but have nothing noteworthy to show. Yesterday I took a break at BF's urging (I am somewhat wan and humorless, and meals have consisted mostly of sandwiches and cereal eaten standing at the sink), and he took me to dinner, where the star of the meal was the enormous platter of asparagus and accompanying dish of hollandaise which Mr.-If-it-Isn't-Meat-it-Isn't-Food was happy to leave me to greedily inhale. Then there was a quick stop at Everything Cross Stitch for some supplies; I'm continuing to kit up Christinia Cathcart (I'm utilizing the "fool my budget" model of kitting up parts of projects with each visit so that I am not confronted with a huge bill for silk thread and fancy fabric. Perhaps we should call it the "Silk Thread Sinking Fund." Hah! Try to say THAT fast.

I am also planning to restitch a Birds of a Feather project I did part of for a round robin: "Peace," and I bought a small piece of 32 ct Picture This Plus fabric for it in "Moonglow." I already have all the GAST threads in my stash. In the past I stitched just the house and front lawn but none of the little floating motifs, so I'm looking forward to a re-stitch of this.



I ran across LHN's "Two Red Houses" the other day, or at least most of it. I have the picture and the chart, but not the color/code key. Who knows what I did with it, but it's got to be here somewhere. While I was looking for it though, I stumbled upon this, which I'll bet you remember. It's the "Alphabet Series" from M Designs. I'm using the called for Silk 'N Colors and Lakeside Linens, although not in the suggested colorways. In fact, I think that's what halted my progress on the project. I wasn't 100% thrilled with the effect of the "Mermaid Shimmer" on whatever blue LL I chose. I think the dye variation in the thread is too extreme. Oh, well--another restitch maybe? I enjoyed the design and will finish it up soon since it's so close to done. There are a lot of "G's" in my house; my first and last names, and BF's last name. I've entertained the notion of finding a bunch of "G's" and stitching them up in all different sizes and styles and then hanging them together. I stitched it long enough ago that it shows hoop marks. This must have been just before I switched to Q-snaps. Even though it wasn't stored on the hoop, those marks hang on, resistant even to the steam iron!

Here's another picture of Elvis' nose. He's looking a little less like Jimmy "the "Schnozzola" Durante. "Everybody wants ta get inta the act! Ha-cha-cha-cha-chaaaaa!!" Oh, dear--I'm channeling old vaudeville...time to get back to the books.

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Glenna, I hope your studies go well and they're not too stressful for you. I love those M designs alphabet letters. Of course I want to do the letters of my family members but haven't. :D Elvis is looking good! He's getting fuzzier, that's for sure!

Brigitte said...

Peace will be a great project, it looks really good.
When digging through the stash one always comes up with some unexpected UFOs and old charts and long finished pieces. I love that, lol.

mainely stitching said...

Great to hear from you - and "job well done" to the BF for getting you out of the house and off to a delicious restaurant dinner. (I LOVE asparagus!)

Elvis is looking great. And I love the BOAF you'll be doing.

Take care!!

Melissa said...

Sometimes it's nice to have someone drag you out of the house! Peace is a lovely piece. It took me 5 years to finish but it got me back into stitching last year! Have fun.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Thank goodness BF took you out for some R & R. At least sit down when you eat, it's better for the digestion (unsolicited advice from cyber acupuncturist). It's fun watching Elvis' fur grow back.....

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Good luck on all your papers and exams! I love the idea of a "G" wall and your M designs G is fabulous. I'll bet the hoop marks won't show after a good steam and stretch. I love the BoaF Peace chart. I've got it in my stash and will stitch it one day. I just love your pics of Elvis - he's so cute and has endured so many laughs at his expense. But, he has brought joy :-)

Kalila said...

Isn't it funny how too much time doing analytical stuff makes you crave creative projects? I've had some of my best creative brainstorming sessions in statistics class, LOL!

Who is Elvis' friend?

minpinmom said...

I would say it is more a lack of stitching time making you channel vaudeville! LOL!

Tammy said...

Peace is such a gorgeous piece Glenna--I can't wait to see your start and progress on that one. C'mon now, put down that homework!! :P Your M Designs project is such a pretty shade and just perfect for that. And I"m so happy that Elvis is getting back to his old self! Cutiepie!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Elvis is looking good ... actually if a sandwich doesn't NEED to be eaten over the sink it is not REALLY a sandwich!

Ah yes, Jimmy Durante. Do you have the soundtrack from Sleepless in Seattle? "You must remember this ... tra la la ..."

"Good NIGHT Mrs. Calabash, where-EVER you are!"

So these two budgets go into a bar. The first one asks for a ....

SMILE!

Annemarie said...

Good luck with all that homework. Yikes. That will keep me awake tonight, and I don't even have to do any of it,
I think your Mermaid green G looks fabulous just as it is!

Fez and the Gang said...

We like all of your work! Elvis' nose is definitely looking fuzzier, he must be relieved that the haircut is growing out. That's what you get for going some place that it's cheap! Always go for the pros, Elvis...

Did you check out the Cherry Blossoms? Mom said it was a madhouse.

The Scarlett House said...

Glenna, you are the funniest person ever. Your posts are wonderfully entertaining. I want to stitch that BOAF one of these days, too. It's a cool design.
If you need the color code for Two Red Houses, let me know. I'll be happy to get it to you.

Siobhan said...

Oh, I love Peace! It was a fun stitch. I miss BOAF! Love your G, I keep meaning to do those M Designs letters. :) Good luck with the studies!

Kit said...

I can't wait to see Peace stitched, it looks like a wonderful piece. Elvis is the cutest bunny that I have ever seen!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.