Friday, November 18, 2005

The cross stitches are done... miles of backstitching still to go

I wasn't at all sure that I could get all of the stitching of the knotwork done tonight. I couldn't begin to estimate how long it would take. But I was able to do it. Now I have miles of backstitching to do, from all the way under Majesty (the first dragon) through what you can see in the scan. I don't want to get too excited yet, as I also cannot estimate how long that will take either. But I do see the light at the end of the tunnel now :-)

An early Christmas present today! I ordered Come Tarry, a kit by Shepherd's Bush. I just love this one, and cannot stop looking at all its details... now I can't wait for it to come in! I stopped at the LNS today to try to get it, but they are way understock on everything.... so I had to come home and order it from Paw Prints Cross Stitch instead. My LNS, Yankee Cross Stitch, was recently sold to one of its employees, therefore the stock was reduced. But, hopefully that will change soon!! Fortunately, we now have Colonial Needleworks and the internet too!

However, I did manage to find some stuff there today! I got one of Carriage House Samplings' newer releases, Pumpkin Farm. The fall always seems to put me in the mood to collect (and hopefully stitch) samplers. I also got Indigo Rose's The Garden Spot (finally!!) and By The Bay Needlearts' Blossom Hills Sampler. As well, a nice cut of Lt. Sand belfast for one of my Indigo Rose charts and their last pack of size 28 petites. Mirabilia's Winter in my Garden came in from ebay today too!

That was not all the mailman brought - I got in three fabrics from an ebay seller - all gorgeous blues! I got in fat quarters of Sugar Maple Fabric Sherbert belfast linen, Stitches and Spice's Dawn Light cashel, and a large Silkweaver 28 ct evenweave solo. Also in this photo is a Silkweaver solo that came in a couple of days ago :-)

And then, Mike treated me to some UK stitching magazines while we were out at Barnes & Noble's tonight! I figure I must be licking my wounds over my oral pain right about now? Actually, over several issues, but oral pain is surely one of them. Hey, any excuse works for me right about now!! LOL

OK, OK, only NASCAR fans will understand this! Shelleen, you will get this! Ryan brought an Intrepid, not a blasted Charger, to Homestead this weekend! Woo Hoo!! Those Chargers have been crap all year, and things can only be better by using the Intrepid for this, the final race of the season. Kasey Kahne was wise enough to bring an Intrepid too. I hope NASCAR and Dodge can work out something better for next year for the Dodge teams. If they keep the Charger, the Dodge teams will never win anything significant with that low nose on those cars. (photo from nascar.com)

Stitched on today: Legends of the Dragons *** Thank you, everyone, for your nice comments about LOTD. I am sorry you will miss seeing it updated here in my blog, but I was so amused by such comments LOL!!

11 comments:

Miz said...

You complete a lot of projects there. What do you do with them all?

For as many as you want to do, no house is big enough to hold them all. :)

Gill said...

Congratulations on finishing the LOTD cross stitching, I know this one has been a chore for you at times but I've loved watching your progress it too.
Hope your tongue feels better!

Anonymous said...

Well done Carol. Ann.

~Harsha~ said...

still a lot of backstitch to do... but its gonna be gorgeous, its worth every stitch!! WTG! can't wait to share your happy dance :)

AnneS said...

Ooooh, wish I'd known what the mailman was carrying - I would've mugged him on the way over for that fabric ;) Gorgeous colours - but then I'm biased, 'cos they're blue! LOL. Legends' days are definitely numbered - the light is there at the end of the tunnel, and it's not a train coming the other way ;) I'll get my tap dance shoes out ready to join the happy dance with you :)))

bunnyhead said...

You always have so many things going on! What fabulous stash your mailman brought to you today. Look at all that great fabric.

Heather said...

LOTD will look stunning when it is finally complete. Well done and I can't wait to see one final photo. Loads of lovely stash you have, when do you find the time to stitch it all - I'm asking for some hints here!!!

Barbara said...

Can't wait to see the amazing projets you'll do with your latest great haul of stash!

tkdchick said...

You're going to HD in no time!

zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on completing that part of the piece. I am sure you will be done in no time. Looking forward to seeing the finished work.

Kath said...

Well done on Wisdom Carol. Looks lovely.

I bought Come Tarry when it first came out, had been hanging out for ages for it to appear as this was the piece released at their retreat last year. Can't see me starting it till next year at the moment, when I have finished Herb Gatherer. Looks a nice stitch don't you think?