Sunday, August 07, 2005

Stitching Pictures

I've got lots to mutter about this morning ... so I'll start with the interesting stuff - stitchie piccies!

Firstly - here is my exchange piece for the Prairie Schooler Board, it is a needlebook, I'm not particularly happy with my finishing, I ended up rushing it because it was nearly dinner time, it went wrong, I finished it differently than I first intended ... and well, it once again has taught me that I really need to wait until I have LOTS of time, without interruptions, to do any sort of finishing - and I need lots more practice!

Here is the front -

and here is the crooked inside -

(Taken out to fix my side bar)

This week has been my Silver Lining week, last week of my five week rotation (that turned into six weeks LOL) - it is stitched with one thread, over one, on 25ct Lugana - I'm not finding it too hard to see at all and really like the way it is looking. I would have finished the whole of page one, except I didn't have one of the green colours and haven't had a chance to stop at the LNS to pick it up, so I've carried on downwards missing that particular green all the way (DMC 937). It's going to be hard to put this away for five weeks until that week in the rotation comes up again!

and last, but not least, another updated picture of the Setting Sail kit - I finished the first sail this week! yay me! ... two more to do ... plus lots of purple/blue sky and lots of blue sea *sigh* ... I think within a few weeks I'll be ready to spend a week or so on it and finish it though ... in fact I might add a week to my rotation this time around, just to do that :)

... that's all the stitching updates ... stay tuned ...


'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose. A
time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

'Thought & Humor' by Howdy
CyberHumor, CyberThought
CyberRiddles for your divertissement!!!

Rowyn said...

I think your needlebook looks great, as do your other pieces. Well done!

Maree said...

Hi Lisa
Thanks for 'visiting.' Beautiful work and, as always, I am in awe of your energy!

Faith Ann said...

Your SL piece looks beautiful! I don't like stitching over 1, but I've never tried it on 25ct...maybe I should give that a shot. (The others look great too.)