Sunday, October 19, 2014

After 6 Floss

After 6 floss stitched.   Dmc floss.
Borders are done.  Filling in here and there.   

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Borders and more borders...

The borders are all the way around, and I just have to fill in the bottom missing section.  Again, the counts came out correct.  Really, always surprises me.  I am starting to make little changes, adding a fish tale, little things that most people would never notice, but makes me happier when I look at it closely.
I got my car back from the deer accident repairs.  I went to go see Gone Girl, the movie.  The movie stays pretty true to the book, but the book is better just because the book gives more insights into the characters.  The actors all did a good job, the author wrote the screenplay too.  I have also finished 3 more audiobooks.
And I got another year older.
Also got to see a flatbed tow truck, it had no car on the bed - it was at a mart type gas station, and the guys parked it pointed towards the road for easier leaving and because it was certainly bigger than a regular parking spot, and started walking inside, and were almost to the door, and the truck started to leave without them and without a driver.  The driver took off running to catch it and jump back inside - and the light had just turned green so there was traffic coming up to join it so it was a bit of a race to see how far the truck would get, and it was off into the grass and jumping curbs.  I had just finished watching the movie - this was way more action than the movie had...  It all ended up fine - the guy caught it and jumped back inside, because it was going forwards and uphill, before going downhill, it was heading away from the pumps and store and glass and people.  I was across the street and watching it all waiting for my light to turn green.  But it has been a long time since I saw a truck drive away, and I don't think he just didn't have it in gear, it was in gear, and leaving.  Reminded me not to park in front of, or directly behind anything that will be big enough to crush my car.  I thought it might skip 4 lanes of traffic, and cross a Target parking lot, but I figured the only thing big enough to really stop it, was the Target building itself, and even then, it was heading towards the entrance door and glass.    It was a Bruce Willis movie - I was still concerned it was the time of day to hit a deer again, and then I noticed a flatbed tow truck driving away and into traffic without drivers.... suddenly hitting a deer was a much better option.  That truck would not have been like being hit by a semi, but it was big enough to win most the battles, and certainly big enough to kill people in other cars.  This is like 7 pm on a Friday night. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

After 5 floss

After 5 skeins of dmc floss.  This should take 10 or 11 floss, so this might be halfway.  Across the top is completed. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Top Corner

The top corner all matched up.  Started stitching from the middle of the side to the top, so anything at all could have happened when I finally got to where everything all had to meet.  I finally have dimension measurements - on 28 count from side to side is 12 inches, and from top to bottom is 14.5 inches.  Not stretched, not ironed.
Finished listening to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  I understand why they said women just pass the book onto their friends and tell them to read it.  It is a good story, and not the usually story.  No spoilers here.  I thought a couple sections were slow, like they would never tie up the plotlines, but some of the words the author chooses are exact, and so well put together that they are like beautiful music, not for the sentiment, but because of the choice of words.  There were a few moments of what I might call graphic language, but it is not continual, and it probably makes the point of the character saying it in the moment.  It only happens twice.  The audiobook version was long, but VERY well done, and is read by a man and also a woman,  It was a good book to stitch to while listening along.  But it IS long.  And I will go see the movie - honestly, my car is in the shop for a few days having the deer hit damage repaired, repainted, and fixed.  But if I had access to a car, I would have finished that book and gone directly to watch the movie at the theater.  I am very curious to see how the movie version turned out.  I can't imagine that they could do the book justice.  Which is a really nice thing to say about a book. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

After 4 floss

This is after 4 dmc floss skeins. 
Thanks for saying that you can see progress.  Sometimes it is hard to tell.  I am not taking fancy photos, just enough to show and cut up more floss and get it right back into the hoop. 
I have been listening to the audiobook of Gone Girl.  I have been trying finish it, but it is really long.  So my excuse is to just keep stitching till the end.  Was hoping to finish the book and then see the movie tomorrow, but the book won't be done yet. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Little Here and There

A little here and a little there.  After a couple more days of stitching.  I am not convinced it is making a big dent,  I listened to an entire audiobook, for a change from watching tv and dvds.  As long as I can see progress I just keep adding a little here, and a little there.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Three Floss Done

This is a far as three dmc floss got me.  Long way to go.
I was just happy that a few borders lined up with the boat stitching.  I am not quite the entire width  yet, but very close.  And the boat is end to end now.  Just the small detail of filling in the middle parts.  I started timing how long it took me to stitch a thread.  I had no clue - after timing a few it was taking me way longer than I expected.  I thought it might be 5 or 10 minutes, and it was more like 20 or 25 minutes.  After stitching for years I must have timed my stitching before.  I have no clue why it is taking me so long when the stitches are in a small area.  I used to figure that a thread finished an area about the size of a dime, but I would not say that is true now either.  Not a clue why.  I would just like to see the frame of the boat.