August 07, 2011

The Pompatus of Love

Greetings, all! It's a hot and occasionally thundery Sunday in the Old Dominion.

Because it's been a busy week, I didn't get to stitch a lot, although I made some progress on the house in Elizabeth Easdon.


Because I sensed that you all were probably tired of seeing the house in Elizabeth Easdon, here's something new that I started after spying this new chart at In Stitches on Stitch Night. This is the cutest design, by Tempting Tangles, called "Adam's Menagerie."


I've started it twice now--the first time on a green Lakeside (River Willow) using the called-for DMC (and the recommended fabric is Wichelt Beach Walk linen in 32 count, which is a very pretty pale gray-green. The shop had it, but I like to stitch on 40 count, so I substituted.) Unfortunately, the River Willow was a bit bold and the DMC colors were a bit shy, so today when I worked at the shop I did a conversion to NPI on LL Light Examplar (40 count). Perfection.



A woman came into the shop this afternoon to order Tempting Tangles "Creation." Have you seen it? I've got that on order too; I'm wondering if it might be something that would lend itself to a super large-count fabric with lots of sparkle and bling. I'm picturing flocks of beads, lots of Kreinik. Maybe a 30 or 32 count crystal PTP? Over the top perhaps? I'm really enjoying this designer. And I've provided my conversion for Adam's Menagerie below.

Elvis says hello. "Some call me the gangster of love."


Oh, and I'm having trouble leaving comments on some blogs, which make me sign in again and again and never record my comment. Fab Furs, yours is one that won't let me comment, although I read all the time!

Happy week ahead, and scroll down if you want the conversion.

(DMC to NPI)--*bear in mind, you and I may process color differently and you may not like my choices. If in doubt, I tweak the color up a notch in intensity, but in the case of this chart, I have tried to stay true to the designer's choices.

B5200--991BB; 310-993; 422-693; 502-515; 503-524; 504-511; 612-901; 642-351; 644-981; 677-131; 680-474; 869-973; 924-566; 926-563; 928-876; 3031-953; 3041-781; 3042-604; 3064-206; 3787-964; 3830-635

25 comments:

Jan said...

You changed the fabric from the one you had Wednesday night? I can't wait to see it next stitch night.

Beth said...

Wow - your work is amazing and on such tiny stitches!!

I have been having the same trouble leaving comments on several blogs - wonder what the deal is???

Margaret said...

Love Liz!! Not sick of her at all! The Adam design is so cute! Nice that you went ahead and did a new linen and NPI conversion.

Gabi said...

I'm not sick at all of Liz. She's gorgeous.
But I love your new project too and looking forward to see more of it.

marly said...

I never get tired of seeing progress on ANYthing that you're stitching. I came across Letters from Cape Cod (Pickle Barrel) and thought of you. Hope the buns are getting along better.

Jeanne said...

I'm laughing Glenna at your blog post title because I sure do recognize it (some of your younger readers might not LOL). So glad you mentioned the comment problem on blogs, it's been happening to me at times over the last few weeks and very frustrating - you sign in over and over and over and it never 'takes'. Especially aggravating after typing a long comment and then you can't post it.

Your work is gorgeous -the new conversion looks great. We love seeing your progress photos.

The Fab Furs said...

Glenna, I do like the animals in "Adam's Menagerie" and Elvis is truly "the gangster of love" in a cute and fuzzy way. As to the comments problem, I don't know--the last comment I tracked was in March and I haven't changed anything since that I know of; I did just now change what type of comments were acceptable, I hope that makes a difference--thanks for the reading and the heads-up!

April Mechelle said...

I am loving Elvis !! Ganster of Love!! lol I also love that new Adam from Tempting Tangles.. I knew that title also. I love that song!!! Don't see Pompatus used much!! or at all... lol

Sylvia said...

I am with Maragret - love Liz as well.

Elvis just cracks me up - Gangster of Love... so funny.

I think your idea on Creation is fabulous - I say go for it!!

Brigitte said...

Elizabeth looks fantastic, I love all the different greens and grays in it. And what a difference your new project offers - so different in colours and style.

Siobhan said...

Okay, I can't remember anything other than 'the pompatus of love' and then the weird sounds that come after it, so I'm walking around doing, well, the weird sounds. I need to look for the lyrics to spare my family.

LOVE your new project! The Creation piece is pretty, too. It reminds me that I need to stitch Paulette's 7 Days of Creation.

Cari said...

I am always falling in love with your stitching selections. Elizabeth is beautiful and I can't wait to see more of Adam's menagerie!! That is one fun stitch. Of course, Elvis is such a handsome boy!! Hugs Glenna and have a wonderful week.

mainely stitching said...

Oh Elvis! What a looker!! :D

I love your new start!

Melissa said...

I've had that problem leaving comments on certain blogs for years now. The problem, unfortunately, seems to be spreading lately!

Your Elizabeth is coming along nicely! And Elvis always cracks me up - the gangster of love, indeed!

Annemarie said...

Beautiful work on Elizabeth. And I love your new start. It's on my wishlist.

woolwoman said...

Glenna - your last several posts have been great but I too have trouble commenting from time to time. I love Harriot Redfearn - Must order today! Glad you mentioned that AVAS was too thick on that 32ct Sugar and Spice linen for Thine is the ToT - I have that too - I had ordered a beautiful new Florimell color (which is overdyed AVAS) so I'll have to drop to one strand. I have a friend stitching Elizabeth Easdon and she is gifting the used chart to me when done - I adore those colonial type colors. Glad the bunny tales are getting happy again. Melody

Katrina said...

Love Elizabeth and and the Adam design :-)!!!!

I was having the same issue and switched to Google Chrome instead of IE and that fixed my issues.

Karen said...

Nice progress on Elizabeth; blocks can get so boorrrring!

So I looked in the dictionary for "pompatus" and didn't find it, then after I read some of the comments I did a search in Bing, which sent me to Wikipedia. I still don't know what it means but at least I have a frame of reference. So much of rock music is a vast wasteland to me because for years I didn't listen to it.

Catherine said...

I always love seeing your stitches - one can never tire of such a beautiful piece!!

zoeybunn said...

Some here do, Elvis!!!!

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

i always was confused by the pompatus thing and for the longest time thought is was "pompousness" , some people do act terribly pompous when they are in love..

Giovanna said...

EE is just beautiful! Nice new start too.

Karen M said...

I don't know about "Gangster", but he certainly is a thief. He's totally stolen my heart!

Michelle said...

Never tired of seeing Liz. But I love the conversion you've done. Creation would be stunning with a lot of sparkle and bling - go for it!!!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh Elvis, you are soooooooooooo adorable! Shhh...don't tell Harrington and Hannah, they'll be jealous!
xx, shell