Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A Friendly Dragon Tonight


Wisdom and I got along much better this week! Here is what I was able to do with him tonight :-)

I received my Silkweaver FOTM today... it is a really pretty one this month... lavender and pale blue with splashes of sunlight on it... reminds me a bit of SMF's Sun Dappled Glade.... it is more dramatic than in this scan, as the more dramatic parts are more towards the center of the fabric. I also received the fat quarter of Brianne's Memory belfast from the ebay seller today... yes, I think it will be just right for Fairy Dreams!!


Q. What is the most challenging specialty stitch you have ever stitched?

A. I have been thinking of this one for a while, so I figured I would ask Renee if this was a good question. For me, it really has to be dove's eyes (hardanger). Try as I may, they refuse to come out uniform for me. Drives me nuts! I understand the stitch diagrams and how to execute them, but they come out inconsistent for me....argggh. I would do more hardanger if I could better master the dove's eyes.............. well, I thought that was my answer until I saw someone else's answer - bullion stitches! I just can't do them - I panic over the idea of them, thus my restart on Catherine Agnes is delayed.... lots of bullion stitches, and I am a wimp!

Well, the Red Sox just fell out of first place tonight with a stupid loss to Tampa Bay - we had the lead all night and then.... I don't want to talk about it - no Red Sox fan wants to talk about it. We are half a game back from New York... 10 more games to try to get the lead back, and that is it! We will probably be OK, though... and if not, it is only baseball :-)

I had some down time at work, so I watched The Wedding Date on the DVD drive of my computer (bad Carol!!).... it was good :-)

Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden and Legends of the Dragons

*** Well, Hurricane Rita is a Category 5 now and barreling towards Texas! I pray for no harm to others. Here is yet another reason for the media to threaten that our gas prices 'could reach $5/gallon' by next week. Come on!! The $2.89/gal I paid today - which was a $50 fill up - is way more than enough!

11 comments:

Bea said...

The Garden spot Sampler is turning good, I prefer your silk conversion too. Very antique look! I like it!!!

Bastet said...

that was very nice of the dragon to finally play nice with you. And of course the fabric stash is gorgeous!

Isabelle said...

Your dragon is showing lovely colors!
Oh course the Birdhouse can be yours! I know it'll be happy at your home for sure ;o)

bunnyhead said...

I love the periwinkle colors in the dragons you're working on. What color is the fabric you're using?

Nicole said...

Wow that's a lot of progress for one night!

Erin said...

Love watching your stitching progress....you're so FAST! Everything looks lovely. And congrats on the new fabric stash!

karensff said...

Your dragon is looking good. I have enjoyed seeing your progress on this as it's a lovely piece. I updated CW as requested.

Jenna said...

Stitching looks good, girl! Keep up the great work. :)

Oh, and ... yeah, you already know how I feel on the bullion stitches. The main reason I haven't finish Heirloom Memories in over a year is bullion roses. Ack!

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Great start Carol! All your stitching is looking wonderful (sorry, I don't get time to comment as much as I'd like!) ... I just commented in Katrina's blog that I've got the Mermaids and their sparklies on order too ... maybe I'll start mine soon too? I'm looking forward to that Earth Angel Happy Dance ... I bet it happens soon!

zoeandcooper said...

Glad to hear that the dragons were being polite last night. They really should be more considerat of you.

Your most recent FOTM is very pretty. Silkweaver has such viberant colors!!

tkdchick said...

Not much longer and you'll be having a happy dance Carol!