Sunday, June 18, 2006

Too hot - stayed inside to stitch :-)

As I had guessed that it would, Harvest Moon has taken my interst of late. I plugged away at it for a bit more today. It is simply too hot to be outside for long (although I did manage to finally plant my gladiola bulbs while it was still morning and a bit cooler out... I got a pretty cultivar named Priscilla this year, I just hope I didn't plant them too late!!). Anyhow, I stayed downstairs in the cool finished basement and stitched while watching NASCAR - I got this much more done. This has been tricky. It is probably because I haven't stitched a SB band sampler in a while. I kept forgetting to read the last line of each band's directions - the part where they tell you how many threads to go in to start the band. I did quite a bit of frogging (yesterday too) - arrgh, totally my own fault! But I am half way done with this old UFO now! I will pick up MTM later tonight when the Red Sox game comes on :-)
And, here is tonight's update on MTM.... I am nearing the end of the row of buildings, but.... I do then still have to go back and backstitch here and there, as well as add most of the specialty stitches still...

I have some more garden pictures to share. They are from within the past week, and I discovered them sitting on my desktop here.... Bumblebee Delite intermediate bearded iris, Gull's Wing siberian Iris, Pink Haze siberian iris, and a pretty purple and white tall bearded iris... I need to look up its name.

Stitched on today: Harvest Moon and Medieval Town Mandala

11 comments:

Nicole said...

Hi Carol,

Your Harvest Moon is coming along nicely! This was a UFO of mine for a long time also and I finally finished it up a couple years ago. I still need to get it framed! I've been watching/listening to the Red Sox beat the Braves (my team) for the past couple of days. Guess we'll see what happens tonight!! :)

Carol said...

Looking at both photos of Harvest Moon and seeing your progress, I'm amazed at how fast you stitch. I can't seem to stitch that fast; I try and try and just can't do it.

Dianne said...

Both your flowers and stitching look lovely.
You were smart staying indoors. I had to add water to my pond-the fountain sometimes tips over and drains the pond. I was on fire in the time it took it to refill. I spent most of the day inside doing the one tin wall-man we had a heck of a time with that.

Dianne said...

BTW-I can't stitch that fast either-your fingers must fly!

Nicki said...

I can't get my head round the fact that it's too hot to be outside for you! It's freezing here - two jumpers, a t-shirt, a blanket, and a cat and I'm still cold! Want to swap? ;)

Heather said...

WOW you've stitched up a storm Carol. I love the top iris, beautiful and yellow.

Barbara said...

Amazing progress! Your needle must've been flying!

Love these irises. :)

Karoline said...

Lovely progress on Harvest Moon and MTM. I have Harvest moon in my stash and seeing your progress makes me want to start mine.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy following your blog. Your stitching is beautiful and I also enjoy the garden shots too. Really loved the photo of the bear. He is a male about two years old. The bear and I thank you for not reporting him. I hope to see one at my feeders some day, but no luck so far.
Shirley, Connecticut

andrea said...

Great progress on both these peices Carol. I love seeing your flower piccies too, wonderful shots. :)

Von said...

Amazing progress, Carol! I bet you have the MTM finished by now. :D

Love seeing more of your iris an hoping some of our more moderate weather is headed your way!