Hello, all! I seem to be having trouble posting photos this afternoon--my computer connection seems to be a bit slow. Incoming thunderstorms? I had wanted to show you some photos of my progress on various projects, since I finished up Liz Easdon and her endless lawn this week! I finally had had enough of my ditherings, grabbed her up one day at lunch at work and stitched feverishly, then came home and stitched until 1 a.m. and put in another hour (mostly clean-up, clipping stray threads, trimming the fabric and taking inventory of all the various motifs to make sure I hadn't forgotten anything) on Saturay. I did leave two over-one lambs out of the final project--I just couldn't bear any further over-one or funky little animals, so the two sheep at the top of the lawn are child-free by choice. Off I rushed to In Stitches to consult with a framer. After months of carrying Liz around in her project bag, it seemed odd to return home without her, although I didn't exactly leave the shop empty-handed, and the project bag has a new tenant.
June 09, 2013
Happy Sunday, all! A quick drive-by (scene is from my office window--see why I like to hibernate with my needlework on the weekend? A perfect weekend for me is one where I don't drive my car at all. Yesterday I didn't go anywhere until after dinner (a trip to Lowes for garden-related stuff, and of course, today I went to the store for groceries; a couple of people had driven into each other in the parking lot, for heaven's sake). I work on the 14th floor of building in Tysons Corner that overlooks the DC beltway. This was Friday afternoon during some on-and-off rainstorms.
June 02, 2013
Happy Sunday, all! Just a quick post, because I have a few things to do before I head off to bed. I have been working diligently on Liz Easdon but hit the wall when I got to the lawn. Tiny over-one and regular size animals, then all that green satin stitch, worked around the animals. Every other thing is done on this project, including putting my initials and the year on it, but I just have to get motivated to keep going on the lawn.
Which I'm starting on the remnant of PTP 40 count (Heritage I think) left over from Catharine McNeal. It's charted for GAST, but I'm doing an on-the-fly conversion to Belle Soie.