Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Still stitching dragons on Wednesdays....

OK, here is Legends of the Dragons as of tonight.... sorry I could not fit all of Majesty in the scan, but he is the part that is totally done and I have posted him before anyhow... I am way behind Nikki, my SAL mate, with this project. But I do feel pretty good about my progress given that I only stitch on it on Wednesday nights, while she stitches on hers more often during the week. Nonetheless, it is making decent progress - I only just finally noticed that tonight. So, I worked a bit more on Wisdom, the third (green) dragon, and then went back to working on the border again. I am pretty happy with how nicely this project is coming out.

I have seen a few bloggers write about this recently - oh boy, stitching has been hazardous for me lately. I have put in extra hours lately, mostly to finish projects, and the results have been good - I am getting some big projects done. However, I am in so much pain! My back started first, and now my legs and butt too! Yikes! I have to keep getting up and walking around/stretching. This is not good :-(

Q. Have you ever just quit a project while in the midst of it? (We're not
referring to UFOs here, rather projects that you know that you'll
never work on again.) Why? What did you do with it - throw it out,
give it away, put it away?


A. No, not at all. Although I have some projects that have been UFO's for a while now (Bag Ladies, Birdwatcher, Fairy Moon, Lily of the Valley all come to mind...) I have not given up on them at all. I am actually in the process of trying to work something out in my rotation to have a day or two a month to address such long term UFO's....so nothing ever just gets quit on...

A little LNS jaunt today (how rare lately) - I got Spring Fling by way of using my frequent shopper receipts... as well as a 19 x 20 cut of 36 ct Summer Khaki linen for a sampler, and three of the five braids needed for Mermaids of the Deep Blue...

I also had an ebay win tonight of an almost-fat quarter (17 x 27) of R&R 36 ct Lt Cappucino linen. I have been wanting to stitch a few more samplers - ones by Long Dog and Samplers and Such are calling out to me.... so it is time to stock up on some of the high count linens I will need for them :-)

***Hmmm, I wish I could remember who asked me this - what will take the place of Earth Angel in my rotation when I finish her? Medieval Town Mandala will :-)

I picked up Working Girl from the DVD dump bin at WalMart today - I caught it on cable the other night and remembered how much I liked it.... :-)

Stitched on today: Legends of the Dragons

PS - My Red Sox are showing old habits now - they lost, Yankees won tonight... out of first place with only 4 games left in the season. It sure would help if we had some decent starting pitching... and if some of our hitters were not in slumps. Oh well. As it says on a sign we saw in Concord, NH last weekend, "Relax, there was always last year" - ah, this is so true! :-) Ah, who knows what will happen.... but it has been such a fun season to watch!!

11 comments:

Bastet said...

We finally get a glimpse of the final dragon's face! And I hear you about the back,legs,butt. Sometimes I swear I'll have lasting indents on various parts of the body.

karensff said...

Legends looks great. It's good seeing his face and I can't wait to see the rest of him. My neck usually starts to feel sore first and then my back.

Kathy said...

Legends is looking great hun. My back was hurting last night from stitching on CA, but she is worth it lol.

Hugs xxxxxxx

Nicole said...

Wisdom looks great! It's great fun to see what order you stitch it in compared to what I did :)

No worries on keeping up - I have so much going on this coming month I'll be lucky if Wisdom is finished by christmas! We shall see...

Zohrah said...

Do stitch but do not overwork your body. I wouldn't want you to over-exert. Please take care.

I'm advising a therapist??

Shelleen said...

Your dragons are coming along great. I just love the colors and brightness :-)

Sylvie said...

Your dragons look great!

Bea said...

Carol, the dragons are turning out very good (I like the fabric you're using). Then I'm ready for our SAL of Rose of Sharon, I'll be happy to stitch it with you when you like. ;) Don't worry for the outer packaging, I don't need it and the gift is a lovely gift! Thank you again.

Jenna said...

Wisdom is looking good, but make sure you stretch regularly! You wouldn't want to not be able to stitch for a while because you didn't take proper care of yourself, now would you? Trust me, I've been there. You don't want to go down that road. :)

AnneS said...

Ooh, Legends is coming along beautifully - I love to watch this one growing! I really like the choice of fabric you're stitching on. And the new Mirabilia chart looks pretty good too - thanks for posting.

Dawn said...

Legends is looking great. I hope you get to feeling better. :)

Have a good weekend