Friday, March 31, 2017

At the corner....

Getting ready to start the corner.  22 more stitches gets me to the edge.
It's laying on a white paper or envelope.  I wanted to show that the material is much darker than it seems in photos. 
I am going to do all the border - since I might run out of floss - I'd rather have to shotgun in the middle a bit if I am short and do end up with a dye lot that is off. 
This photo includes the material and pattern I was waiting on.  Foxwood's - It's Halloween.  I LOVED the text.  Which is....   Lock your doors, and turn out the lights, Or ghosts and gobblins will spook you tonight!  Jump in your bed, pull the covers up tight, close your eyes, until the morning is light.
Fan of graveyards - grave stones - but not Halloween.  I turn off the lights and hide from the kids coming to my door.  I go to bed and try to avoid it all - so this does hit close to home for me.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Another Day...

I have talked about crazy stuff here.
Let's do that again.
But I post stuff, and then a few days later I edit the story off... 
I would rather it not pop up in a google search. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

The first day for this one

Yeah, like a kid, I just couldn't  wait...
This is that Ink Circles - Dragons of Sumatra.
28 count Jobelan, color Natural - Light.  One over one.  Floss - Gloriana #062 Cranberry silk

This photo is off colorwise.  The fabric is the color of cardboard.   I was going for the effect of blood symbols on a cave wall.  The patterns says 25 yards of floss used - but I have only 24.  But I am one over one, and she was one over two.  This is 1.3 yards of floss so far.  So if I am short - it will be less than the amount I have stitched so far.  But also does not allow for any frogging.  The fabric and floss were in my stash.  This is one day of stitching.
And later today I'll  get the fabric I am curious about.   Starting this was really not the plan at all.  Mostly because I had no clue what fabric/floss I'd use.  But this - this is different for me.  But it doesn't look that different in this photo for sure. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Long Days of Stitching

Here is after a couple long days of stitching.  And the changing has started.  I have one new pattern and fabric coming on Monday.  I am very curious about the fabric in that order. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stitching On The Sofa

As of tonight - stitching along.  Watching tv.
But I started the day yet again on-line to shop for more stitching patterns.  This time I spent about 4 hours looking before pressing the 'order' key.  So I was quicker...  but that HAS to be the end.   I have ordered enough that I'll get to try some ideas, and different fabric for some other ideas.  
I actually am still enjoying this at the moment.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Goofy Giggles...

I got all the way around on the border, and it met up correctly....
Goofy giggles from me...  dumb luck once again.

I did laundry last Friday... and I had one sock left over.  Okay, I did have one more load, it could be there, and it could be stuck in something I have already folded and put away.  Just to show I am crazy or OCD - I buy all the same socks, and I mark them with a 'Z' or '-' or '^' or '=', something to keep them in pairs.  And I LOVE the fact that I buy 'No Nonsense' brand - they actually say 'No nonsense' across the toes.  I am full of nonsense all the time...  and certainly weird stuff.  So I know I am missing a '^' sock.  Today, I put on a shirt, and I see a sock inside - Ah-Ha!, the missing sock...  I pull it out and put on the shirt, and then I see a second sock on the floor...  I look at the codes, and they match each other and have nothing to do with my missing sock...  I guess this was just a different pair that ran off together - and were vacationing inside a shirt in my closet...    So I look at the matching shirt still in the closet, and inside that shirt was the missing sock...  What? Is there something now about socks running away in threes that I am just now learning about?  Is one of my socks not happy with the sock it's paired with?  And it's trying to see another sock inside my shirts in the closet?  Seems like very lurid sock behavior....  especially for socks that say- 'No nonsense'...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Orange and more Orange

Worked on the house - which is a whole lot of orange.  So I am taking a break from that and now starting the pile of pumpkins near it...  which is actually that same color of orange. 

And a full photo to this point.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The border continues...

The border lined up with the fence - hooray.  It's 15 x 9.5 inches.  And this is the first full skein of black. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Count and Re-Count

I just seem to catch myself counting wrong.  Nothing awful, a leaf, a pumpkin stem, the drop line all the other leaves attach to, the top of a door...  But it's more than usual.  At this point, I'm putting in all the stuff I want to keep, and then I'll see what's there...

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weekend Stitching

Going to finish stitching the weekend away.  Still on the right side at this point.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Even Better

I haven't touched the paperwork or organized anything. 
I did stay under my budget for February.  I've been out of the house and running errands which is a good thing for me.  There is a deal that if you donated blood, you'd get a free long sleeved t-shirt.  Hey, I'll give blood to get a free shirt.  Then I decided to give away the shirt to a friend.  Her son is doing chemo, and he is using blood products now and then.  I'd almost forgotten about the free shirt offer, figured I missed it.  But they had just three more days with the shirt offer, and I asked about an open appt...  and he had one opening in an hour.  Just enough time to go home to get a short sleeve shirt and then come back. 
So I'm thinking I was at the right place, at the right time.  That it was supposed to work out.  And lots of things worked out like that for me today.  Which made it a good day.  And I'll finish it with a needle in my hand.  Even better.