Monday, January 30, 2006

The month is winding down, so time to just plain old choose a project I love!


Well, that is what I did last night too! But, I opted to just do a fun one again tonight - Angel of Love! I don't think I have worked on her since Christmas night. I would have to doublecheck that. Anyhow, I didn't make a whole lot of progress... a bit of the white on top of her wing... and some of the mosaic in her skirt... and then - ooops! I found a miscount and had to frog out two of the motifs on her skirt and then it was time to put it down. Oh well, I had to find that boo boo sometime. Now it is all rectified.

I have been told by at least one blogger that she is unable to see anything in my sidebar beyond the Moon Phase... she says it started after I added blogrolling, which was about 1-2 months ago. Is anyone else having that problem? I think I will delete the Moon Phase tonight. It has given me problems in the past... maybe it is the culprit again? Anyhow, please let me know. I see the full sidebar on the computers in both of my offices in Massachusetts, so it is not my server... very confusing!!

Becky and Barbara have both expressed an interest in jumping in on a SAL with me for Houses of Hawk Run Hollow! Becky needs to get all of her supplies, and I think Barbara needs to get her fabric... that would be fun!!! Barb, I have a Tuesday SAL commitment with Jo - right now we are doing Garden Spot Sampler, and when that is done we are doing Paradigm Lost by Long Dog Samplers. On Wednesdays, Becky and I stitch our Celtic Ladies together. Fridays sound good, though... does that work for you, Becky?? I think Barbara offered another day too - I have to re-read yesterday's comments to check that though :-)

I spent some time tonight dreaming up how to set up my Neighborhood RR. Here is what I came up with.. my January 31, 2006 entry about my design is here - I plan to set mine up in tic tac toe fashion with fourteen threads between each square. I will add the brick walkway that is seen on Liz Turner Diehl's 18th Century Colonial Garden between each block... and when it comes home I will add a central neighborhood garden in the center square - right now I am thinking of Martina Weber's Mini Rose Garden Mandala... but I might go with the center of one of Liz Turner Diehl's gardens... I have to see what goes best when it comes home with all 8 houses stitched on it... but that is well over a year away... is it two years? So no need to rush to figure that out right now! LOL! (I would post the images here that I put in the other blog entry, but those images are loaded on my other computer).

Mike surprised me with a DVD today that he knew I wanted: Lord of War - Oh, I almost forgot! Dani and Jenn asked how Flightplan was - I watched it Saturday morning - I liked it :-) You will begin to believe very early on in the movie that you know what is happening... don't believe yourself :-) I love movies with twists!!

Stitched on today: Angel of Love

16 comments:

Glenna said...

Hi, Carol--I think I see the sidebar all the way to the bottom. It says something like "Wacky Wanderings" as the last entry and then there's the blogroll thingy. Also wanted to let you know that I'm working on HHRH also, but don't know how to do a SAL since I don't have a blog--love reading yours though, and do so religiously. I could always send pictures to you for comparison from time to time so you don't have to be alone in it :). I'm not as prolific as you are though. I like your thread conversions. I'm doing mine in the soie d'alger colors, which are so expensive that I'm going to need to take a mortgage on each of the little houses! I'm also working center to left, with all that black sky to fill in...

Rachael said...

I like the idea that you have for your RR neighborhood with the garden in the middle. A vegetable garden was one of the ideas I had for the "extra" block but for some reason I pictures it in the botton right hand square. I imagined no one would want to stitch there-no idea why. I will have to go tke a peelk at the brick walkway you are talking about. Sounds pretty.

Bea said...

Hi Carol! If you start a SAL for the Houses with the other ladies I would like to join. I love that design! As Becky I need to get all the supplies. Every night that you'll choose is ok for me because I've not a rotation.
Your Angel of love is wonderful.

Svenja said...

Angel of Love looks wonderful. Your ideas for the Neighbourhood RR sound fantastic. I'm looking forward to see the progress. :-)

Christine said...

Hi Carol !
Your angel of love looks very good.
I enjoyed stitch it a few years ago.It was a wedding present for my cousin Marie-Laure and it has been very hard to offer it.

Kathy said...

Hi Carol

Ty for your message hun. Wow Your Angel of Love looks breath taking I am looking forward to seeing her finished.

I can see the side bar all the way, I have no problems with it at all.

What a brill idea for neighbour hood rr, its going to look fantastic when its finished.

Hugs xxxxxx

bunnyhead said...

Wow, it seems like it's been awhile since AoL made her appearance! She looks gorgeous!

Chiara said...

Hi Carol,
the mosaic of the skirt are marvelous..and it must be very difficult and as happens to you is easy to make miscount...I can't stitch this kind of pattern I will make an error every second!!! :o)

Shelleen said...

Carol, Angel of Love is coming along. I have Flightplan on my list through Netflix but is down towards the bottom. I keep adding more and more movies to the list LOL.

Bine said...

This one is one of my favorites. Is the skirt completely filled with beads or are there usual cross stitches in it as well?

KarenV said...

AoL is looking fabulous, as always!

I love your idea for the Neighbourhood RR - very creative! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this :)

Barbara said...

Friday would be super! I have my fabric (Parkland, Silkweaver), though I will have to supplement my DMC stash eventually.

BeckySC said...

Hi Carol :)
I am committed on Friday's to my L&L Angel of Winter, so that I can get it stitched as a gift for my mom...so, I guess I will just sit this one out :( I will enjoy watching you and Barbara work on HoHRH though :)

AOL is looking divine :)

hugs :)

Jenna said...

Wow, you've gotten so much stitching done since I last visited, Carol! Sorry I got so far behind; I'm not going to comment on everything, but it all looks great! Your neighborhood RR sounds like it's going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in progress. :)

Nicki said...

Angel of Love is looking glorious Carol :)

I don't have a problem with your sidebar, but I do have a problem with your blog on Bloglines. It took me ages to realise it wasn't registering when you posted a new entry. I have to remember to check you manually from my blogroll :) I think it's because Bloglines still registers you under your old blog name, no matter how many times I delete you and add you again. Weird!

Bastet said...

You've made good progress with Angel of Love. As for the sidebar, when you first mentioned putting it in, I never saw the blog or the links you had for designers and stores. I figured you went private on the blog and not much on the links. Now I notice that they're back and blogroller is there.