Thursday, December 29, 2005

OK, Here's what I started...

Uh-oh... I started a new project today! But... I can't show you tonight. The USB connection from my digital camera to either my desktop or my laptop is not working, and Mike is asleep. I have tried what I could, so he gets to look at it tomorrow... official entry for today will be written tomorrow when my technical difficulty is worked out...

No, it isn't Mermaids of the Deep Blue.... hmmmm, what did I start? Well, AC Moore has floss for 8/$1.00, so I ran out and got enough DMC for two projects - neither of which are even on my goal list for 2006 :-)
OK, Mike fixed the USB connection to my desktop, so I can share with you... I started A Christmas Spirit by Passione Ricamo, c. 2005 tonight... It just struck me as something I wanted to do - and it looks like it will be a pretty easy and fun stitch too :-) I am stitching her on that ugly duckling 28 ct Silkweaver jobelan solo that I received in my first Halloween Treat Bag... I am hoping that this pretty and colorful design will bring some life to the ugly duckling. I really wanted to make sure I found some use for it, as I hate to waste pricey hand dyed fabric and did not want to try to sell or trade it (it really is a strange mix of colors). I selected SMF's Sugared Snickerdoodles lugana at first, put about ten gold stitches into it and totally changed my mind. That fabric had a lot of purple in it - now, I surely cannot put a lot of red stitches into a purple fabric, now can I?? LOL!! Anyhow... where this will fit into my rotation is a bit of a mystery to me... but as organized as I usually am, I will find its spot :-) It's funny - I was back to stitching gold swirls again tonight - and, of course, it calls for PB01 just like Celtic Winter does! I guess I just needed something new tonight, even though I can start the Mirabilia SAL piece on Saturday night. (You may or may not have noticed that I had already snuck in the image of A Christmas Spirit in the 'Currently Stitching' section of my sidebar...)
Yikes! Look at what Mike did to my Lily tonight!!! Oh, my poor little girl! She actually doesn't seem to mind at all, and she lets him to whatever he wants to her anyhow. Her coat was getting terribly matted. No amount of brushing and grooming really helps my persians out when it gets cold out and the heat is on in the house. The dry air does not do their coats any good. So, Mike takes over with the shaver. All six of my kitties are shaved to some degree or other. I would say Lily definitely is the most "butched" right now!

We ran about a hundred errands again today, limiting my stitching time to 8 PM and later...but one errand included a trip to Circuit City where I was able to pick up two new DVDS: Four Brothers and The Polar Express for my viewing/stitching pleasure :-)

Stitched on today: A Christmas Spirit

13 comments:

zoeandcooper said...

I should be responsible and remind you that you have enough started already, but i can't type it and not laugh at my own hypocracy since I started something new too. In reality, I just want to see what you have started....Forest Goddess????

karensff said...

CW is looking lovely! She is really coming along. Can't wait to see what your new project is.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great to start a new project? Good for you. And thank you for sharing all those pictures all year long. I wish you a happy 2006. Ann.

Bine said...

Starting new projects is GREAT :-))) And I can't wait to see what you started.....

Bastet said...

Enough floss for two new projects not on the list? My we're going to be busy. Can't wait to see what you've started on...

bunnyhead said...

No fair teasing us!

Kathy said...

tut tut Carol. Mind you I can't talk, I start The Christmas Elf Fairy last night (oops) lol, not enough for an pic yet though lol.

Hugs xxxxxxx

Barbara said...

I've had the urge to start a new one, too, but I'm trying to be good and finish the two waiting WIPs first....

Your poor kitty. But that must feel so much better than matted fur!

Jenn said...

ooohhh poor little Lily she does not look happy. Give her a hug for me. Bad bad Carol! Another new project! At least if you do her now you'll have her done for Christmas next year. *grin*

Stitchie Kiwi said...

I swear there is something in the seasonal air ... I can't believe what I've started and plan to start in the next few days ... no wonder I can't make 2006 goals! LOL

Good on you for doing what YOU wanted to - she'll look great in no time at all, I'm sure!

Julie said...

You may not know it, but you just turned into an enabler. I have enough projects to last me for the next half millenium...but after seeing your new start, I ordered her...and two other charts. I can't wait to see your progress.

Poor Lily...she looks likes she's wondering what happened, but I know she feels better.

Blessings to you, Mike and all the furry members of your family!
Julie

Carol in Pa said...

The caption under Lily's picture should be: "You have the nerve taking a picture of me looking like this". Oh, the look on her face is just exquisite! BTW, check out my Mermaids of the Deep Blue. You will love it when you start stitching!

tkdchick said...

Wow Carol, a new start I've been trying to avoid those unless its been one of my RR ormanets.