Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Strange Bird

It's another Paradigm Lost Tuesday, and Jo and I are still stitching away on this sampler. Tonight I stitched the strange bird that is just about right in the middle of the sampler. I have to admit, this is the one motif that I have always been skeptical about on this sampler. Well, it's not like it is an attractive bird. But, after spending much of the evening stitching away on the little guy, I have developed a little fondness for him. He does look a bit better in real life than in the picture on the chart. He is still strange, though...

I heard from Kathy today that she received the little gift that I made for her birthday. It arrived in the UK quite quickly, but I told her to please go ahead and open it up even though it is not her birthday yet. I am so happy she was thrilled with it!
Ole' Fob
Papillon Creations
40 ct Lambswool Linen
DMC Color Variations - Midsummer Night and Monet's Garden
Stitched 1/21/07 - 1/26/07
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Good news regarding Angus! I weighed him before bed last night, and he is up to 6.1 pounds. This is a good gain from his 5.4 post-surgical weight! Our digital postal scale is quite trustworthy, so I am hoping the new weight is fairly accurate :-)
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Anyone still interested in a Neighborhood Round Robin, due to start in July?? If so, please let me know. I could use a couple more stitchers - thanks!
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Stitched on today: Paradigm Lost
****PS - how strange - my posts for the last three nights have all been at 11:19 PM - what are the odds??

36 comments:

Rowyn said...

I like the 'strange' bird. It looks like he's showing off his feathers, trying to attract a mate! It is a beautiful sampler.

nath1306 said...

Your sampler is very beautiful, I like it !

Annemarie said...

Hooray for Angus! Well done, all of you!
As for the bird: as soon as I saw it I thought phoenix. Now I don't know what a phoenix is supposed to look like, but I think it should be something like this. I like him. (I've decided also that it's a he).

lena-lou said...

Brilliant news about Angus you have all done so well!!
I like your bird and the sampler is coming along so much now...it will be a stunner :-)

cathymk said...

I think the bird is a phoenix (which might account for it's "oddity". There is a fabulous french blog that publishes a sampler motif each week and their phoenix is virtually identical (theirs faces the other way) A phoenix symbolises hope.

Love the fob! You do such lovely finishes!

Karen's Blog said...

Carol,

This sampler is looking so beautiful!!!! I think the phoenix looks great as well!!

Great news about Angus!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all this, Carol, and it's a beautiful gift that you made. Ann.

Isabelle said...

I like that bird! Seb would adore it, that is totally his style.
I am so glad for Angus. Give him a hug for me :)

Cindy said...

I love the colors in the fob...very pretty!

Your Paradigm Lost is looking wonderful...I sort of like the bird :)

coonie said...

Gorgeous fob. I like the bird :)

The Silver Thistle said...

One of these day's I'm going to stitch PL and I can only hope it turns out as wonderful as yours. I love seeing it's progress.

The pic of the fob isn't showing for me though :(

I bet it's lovely though!

bunnyhead said...

The fob you made is just gorgeous and PL looks amazing!

Myrna said...

Your PL is looking wonderful! The little bird reminds me of a little boy flexing his muscles, and growling! LOL

Great news about Angus...

Can you give me some info on the RR?

Jenn said...

The little bird to me looks like he's trying to flex his muscles. :) I"m glad to hear about Angus. Thanks for the update.

Kathy said...

CArol wow all I can say is thank youa gain it is beautiful and have put it to good use already lol. The colours are amazing and some of my favourites Thank you.

Wow PL looks fantastic.

ollie1976 said...

That's awesome about Angus!
-Jen

Anna van Schurman said...

I might be interested in the round robin. How many stitchers? Mail dates? You can send the particulars to me here

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

PL looks fantabulous! I love the bird...he looks like he is showing off his muscles:)

Yeah Angus for gaining some weight! He is a little guy as it is.

Sharon said...

That is a strange bird-like Annemarie I thought Phoenix. But, after a closer look I am not so sure. The scissor fob is gorgeous as always!

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful fob, Carol :) :)
And strange bird or not...PL is looking gorgeous!

(((hugs)))

Vonna said...

Your PL is just fabulous! I still can't get over your progress on all your HUGE projects...plus all the sweet little gifts you send everyone...Your like a 'lil angel on earth Carol :)

Stitch Wizard said...

Paradigm Lost is really looking great!! It is so amazing how much stitching you get done! I am also very happy to hear that Angus is doing better too!! Debby :)

Barbara said...

I love the bird, which I'm guessing is either a phoenix or a stylized eagle. He's awesome.

It's great to hear that Angus is literally gaining. Hooray!!

And that fob you made is beautiful. What a sweetie you are!! :)

Susimac said...

Great newws about Angus. Your fob is so sweet what a lovely gift to send.
Spooky about your 11:19's

Anonymous said...

It's good to read that Angus is better. :-) Ann.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just ran into your "bird" on the website "anne les petites croix", well actually it's mirrored, but it is exactly the same design and it's a phoenix. :-) Ann.

Julie said...

Carol, I'd be interested in a neighborhood RR. Let me know if you need more people
(julie.scott@wmich.edu)

Julie

Jenna said...

I like the bird, he looks like a phoenix to me, too. :) I'm so glad that Angus is gaining an appreciable amount of weight. I really like the scissors fob that you made for Kathy, too.

Gill said...

The strange bird looks very fine right there in he middle of your sampler!

Lauren said...

I like the "strange bird," too! He's very unique :) I'm glad Angus is feeling better finally! I'm still interested in the RR :)

Katrina said...

I look forward to seeing your update on PL every week Carol,its looking stunning!

and another beautiful fob, you are the Queen of fobs thats for sure :)

Bonnie said...

Your PL is beautiful - and the bird looks like he is doing a Happy Dance! Also like your FOB gift - you are so nice to make these wonderful gifts!

Gill said...

That bird is a little strange, but I kind of like him. :) The fob is cute too!

Susan said...

I think the bird is very cute! Your piece is stunning!

stitcherw said...

Your fob is adorable, and in my favorite colors too. I haven't seen the DMC variations yet, or used them, I'll have to check them out. I really like varigated threads as I get fun color changes without having to change the floss all the time.

As to your strange little bird, I like him. He looks like what I think a Phonix rising from the ashes might, stretching and shaking himself after his transformation.

Glad Angus is doing better, the weight gain certainly seems a good sign.
Sue

AnneS said...

Yay, go Angus - glad to hear he's gaining weight and getting back to normal again. Have to say I really love your strange little bird ... it's very cute to me :) And the fob you made for Kathy, what can I say? I now have to buy a new keyboard, as it's covered from head to toe in some serious drool! ;) Seriously, it's a real stunner!! :D