Wednesday, July 12, 2006

MTM Part 10... finally done

Finished right at my usual nightly quitting time, here, at last, is Part 10 of Medieval Town Mandala. I apologize for cutting off most of the gold ball at the top of the building at the top of the fabric.... This piece evokes so many emotions for me. I am frustrated with it. I spend so much energy struggling with this white belfast and trying to touch it as little as possible. As a result, it feels like each and every stitch takes twice as long as it normally would. And, this is the poorest quality belfast linen I have ever stitched on. I don't know why this one is so terrible, it has so many flaws in it. That evokes bad feelings for me. But I do love this project and cannot wait to finish it!
Although the day started off well, the afternoon again turned to thunderstorms, so no new photos from the garden. But I found in my file that Mike had taken some photos of small areas of the garden a couple of days ago. So, I figured I would honor a request someone had posted for a picture of the garden. This is a row of daylilies blooming atop a rock wall in the backyard. It is the primary view we get from our back kitchen window, and they are the first blooms I see each day as I prepare my coffee to bring to work...

All of Massachusetts and New England is all wrapped up in the Big Dig Tunnel Collapse in Boston on Monday night. Four three-ton concrete ceiling tiles fell and crashed onto a car in the tunnel that leads to Logan Airport, crushing a woman... her poor husband was able to crawl out with relatively minor injuries... but without his newlywed wife. This is so tragic and is yet another major difficulty with this debaucle they call "The Big Dig." This tunnel is now closed indefinitely, and getting to Logan Airport to fly in and out of Boston is much more difficult now!

While running mundane errands in WalMart today, I did have some fun looking in the DVD Dump Bin... after all, there were no decent new releases this week... and I got Screwed...a very funny, very silly movie with Norm McDonald that I love when I come across it on cable.... LOL

The first day in the new office was excellent!!! I will try to take photos soon.

****Hmmmm, I could be wrong, and I will double check, but it appears that Just Nan did not contribute an ornament to the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 10th Anniversary Collection. That's disappointing.... I just renewed my JCS subscription today, so I will receive the 2006 Ornament Magazine for free.... I love that deal each year!

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

19 comments:

Dianne said...

The tunnel collapse was certainly a tragic event-so sad!
Your garden and Mandala photos are lovely! I don't like the bugs in July, but the flowers are all winners. : )

~Harsha~ said...

what a lovely view from your kitchen window.

Von said...

You did finish this part! Good for you, Carol. :D
Love seeing your row of daylilies. I've spent the evening cataloging my new roses and plotting out their new homes in my garden. And planning our August vacation. :D

Bea said...

Oh Carol, congrats on your finish. It seems to be a really hard work to finish... Lovely flowers.

Barbara said...

The Big Dig tunnel collapse didn't make the news here - what a shock! I feel like that project is sort of "mine" too, since I lived in Boston when Dukakis got the ball rolling for it. We considered trying to do some property speculation and strike it rich, but decided not to.

Your MTM looks great. I'm so sorry the fabric is such a deterrent and I really commend you for sticking with it in spite of the difficult linen.

Missy said...

MTM looks great and you have half the month left to stitch other stuff!

I really like your view out the kitchen window...almost like a park.

:)

Heather said...

Well done on MTM, now you can relax and enjoy the rest of the month with other projects.

What terrible news about the tunnel. So sad for that family.

Your garden, what a lovely view to see first thing in the morning.

cathymk said...

Beautiful Carol! Just lovely! Only two more parts to go!

I just want to add that the chart arrived today (I sent an email to say thank you but it bounced for some reason) Many thanks, I really appreciate it as I am a huge fan of halloween designs and this one is adorable! Thank you!

Jenna said...

Woohoo! I'm glad that you got through this part so quickly this month. I hope the remaining parts will be quick, as well. You've been through enough with this piece and it's time to be done with it. :)

Your flowers are lovely. You guys have a great eye for landscaping.

Susimac said...

Love your morning view its very cheerful.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing part 10 Carol! I admire your fortitude - I'm sure I would have cast it aside by now :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on finishing Part 10. Thanks for showing a part of the garden. It is lovely and looks so lush (not anything at all like here in Texas!). I renewed my subscription today as well.

Judith said...

MTM looks great Carol. Congrats on finishing part 10.

Svenja said...

MTM looks great! And there are only two parts left, so you are almost finished. :)
Your flower pictures are beautiful.

Christine said...

Hi Carol !
Congratulations for all you've stitched since i visited your blog for the last time.
I didn't stiched a sigle cross for a week at minimum.
My sister and family came, my cousin married and my favourite soccer team lost the final cup in Germany(you see what i mean !). It was so disappointing to end that way ! I still like them all !
Perhaps, all happened because we opened champagne before (at the wedding) ;-)

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, you are an inspiration to all stitchers to perservere on such a large project :)

I think there was a clip on our NZ news the other night about the tunnel collapse, how tragic for the people involved.

Maree said...

Beautiful work on the Mandala and your garden is lovely :)

Nicki said...

Hooray! You've finished this part of MTM and there's still over half the month left! :)

Love the garden pic - I can't wait to get back to my little garden in the UK.

tkdchick said...

Thanks for the garden pic!

Congrats on getting your latest MTM part done!