January 31, 2010

Going for a Spin

We got about 10 inches of snow here yesterday. We went out early in the storm because I had been too tired to go grocery shopping the night before. Knowing it was extremely slippery, and not wanting to slip backwards, I gunned my car up a hill while making a left-hand turn and wound up doing a 180 in the middle of the road. Wheeee! We made it to the store, got a cartload of stuff and returned home without incident, so I celebrated not going into the ditch with a new start: "Holy Moses." It's a large--or at least a long--design at 128 stitches wide and 575 stitches high. I have decided to do another on-the-fly conversion to GAST and WDW--the colors are so nice, but even nicer with the variegated threads. Here's a floss which is called for in the sky: "Blessed Jess" by Crescent Colours. I love the pink-to-yellow of it. So far a very fun stitch. There's lots and lots of writing on it, so it should go quickly for most stitchers.

I worked on "Wisdom," but didn't make huge progress so I'll show you that next week. Here's my take on the weather with "Winter Welcome." I've made some substitutions to compensate for the darker linen, but I think it's turning out well. I might frog those two snowflakes; I don't like the glittery silver blending filament with the white DMC floss; it's reminiscent of white teeth with silver fillings. I prefer the clear/white blending filament in the snow on the lawn.

Pink: "Check the road conditions carefully and then proceed gingerly."
Elvis: "Right!"

Happy week ahead, all.

23 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

You were one lucky chick not to end up in a ditch; THANK GOODNESS! I love your new start and the thread reminds me of sherbet. MMMMmmmm... Tell Elvis and Pink to be careful - there are slippery slopes around every corner!

Karen said...

Thank goodness your spin was just a scary spin and nothing worse -- yikers! Boy, I love that floss color for Holy Moses -- if the rest of the colors are that pretty, this is going to be a gorgeous piece! Who is the designer?

Margaret said...

Oh that spin must have been scary!! I hate driving in snow. I love your WIPs! That color for the sky in Holy Moses is so pretty! Love the picture of Pink peeking out of the box! And Elvis going for it! lol!

Natasha said...

Wow glad to hear you wound up home safetly. Love your new start that color reminds me of orange sherbert. Very pretty.... I just love seeinf photos of your bunnies they look like they bring alot of joy with their silly antics.
TakeCare

Deb said...

That 180 sure must have given you pause!!! Thank goodness nothing happened! I love the chart that you started. I'm going to be watching your progress because that's a great piece. Love the picture of Pink peeking outside the box!!

Daffycat said...

Whee! That was scary! I hate driving on slippery roads.

Oooo, pretty colors in your new start! How about a sample picture of what it's supposed to look like finished?

The buns always look like they are fun to watch playing. I like their playhouse today.

Courtney said...

I'm starting on Holy Moses next!! Great start!

The Bunns said...

GUN IT SOME MORE, ELVIS!!!!

Valerie said...

Thank goodness you are ok! I love that you started "Holy Moses" in honor of your close call! The Crescent Colors "Blessed Jess" is gorgeous! I will definitely have to grab that one the next time I am at my LNS. Looking forward to you progress pics!

Nancy said...

Both pieces have such pretty colors!

You brought back memories of doing doughnuts on the ice a long time ago! Glad you're OK.

Crafty Green Poet said...

glad you were okay, its not easy or nice driving on slippery roads.

Giovanna said...

Ouch, that must been scary! Glad you're ok. I really like HM, it will be fun to watch yours.

Alice said...

Oh I hate doing 180s. Very scary indeed. When exactly is this snow going away? I got such a giggle from your new start. Great way to celebrate not crashing in a ditch. I wonder if my dh would buy that? Love that peachy floss.

Siobhan said...

I'm so glad that you're okay, Glenna! Wow, 10 inches. I didn't hear from my brother (in Falls Church) yesterday as expected and I think I know why now--he and the kids were out in the snow! How fun, lucky you with the snow. Except for the having to drive in it bit.

Love your new starts! I will enjoy watching your progress on the Moses design--the colors so far are gorgeous!

staci said...

Glad you made it safely to the store and back! Happy Stitching!!!

Melissa said...

I love the bunnies! Too cute!

You celebrate your 'spin' with a new start?! That's a new one I haven't heard before! ;-) I do love that pinky/yellowy floss you've used though!

Lots of lovely stitching!

Michelle said...

Glad you're safe!! I'm so glad you've started Holy Moses...now I can live vicariously through you. And that thread is so pretty for the sky - love it!

Despina said...

lovely progress on your work!

Vonna said...

I'm so glad you were ok, and not in the ditch...yikes!
And Holy Moses! I want to start Holy Moses, I'm thinking about starting it on Ash Wednesday and hope for an Easter Sunday finish...hmmm still thinking...
Love your CCN WIP too ;)

The Scarlett House said...

Gosh Glenna, I don't miss those slippery roads one bit. Glad you are okay. After all that excitement, you should have whipped up one of your famous cocktails and stitched like a madwoman.

Christina said...

Your bunnies are adorable! Thank you so much for your kind words over at my place.

Katrina said...

Stay warm! Love your Moses piece and your conversion. Can't wait to watch your progress on this piece.

Rabbits' Guy said...

DO NOT DRIVE!

Stay in and stitch and feed the bunns treats!