Saturday, February 11, 2006

On the storm watch

I really had a hard time focusing today to get to work on Medieval Town Mandala... I don't think it was because of the big corners, but rather it just took me some time today to get focused on stitching. We ran errands, went out to brunch, I did the laundry, I did a program on the treadmill and I watched a movie... and then I figured I would get to Medieval Town Mandala... and here is how far I managed to get. I hope to do better tomorrow.

A stash update today too - my Vikki Clayton silks came in for the Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler... so now I don't know which one I will bring to work now... the Papillon Mystery or the Quaker Mystery.... very hard to decide! And I got in two of Silkweaver's new limited edition fabrics - the 40 ct Atlantic Storm Linen and the 28 ct Splash! lugana. They are so pretty! And the third fabric is the Silkweaver 40 ct Solo that I had forgotten to put in the photo last night - this is a gorgeous neutral one for a sampler.
Ack! Today we have a new forecast for the snow.... seems the totals up by me (and everywhere) just got a whole lot higher.... still a few hours away from us... but, yuck!! I am glad I can stay in and stitch, but going out Sunday afternoon/evening to clean all of this up and not going to be much fun... everyone in the northeast, stay safe!!

I am a little bit late with the SBQ this is why :-)

Q. Describe your "perfect" project. (Include the designer or specific pattern, the fabric, the floss, and anything else that would make that project "perfect" for you.)

A. I fear I am late with responding to this SBQ because, honestly, I don't really understand it. I guess the perfect project to me always is the one that is calling to me next - they are all perfect to me

I watched Just Like Heaven today, and I have to say that it was excellent :-) Very funny movie.

And, I received a very special treat from a fellow stitcher today. I emailed her personally to thank her already, but will share it all in my blog tomorrow when I can get a better photo of my very stunning gifts!! (I am sure most of you can guess who the sender was!!)...

Oh, and while out today, picked up Elizabethtown, which I had somehow missed as a new release this week :-)

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala


Barbara said...

At least enjoy the stitching time you'll get while the snow falls. Maybe the cleanup won't be so bad after all. ;-)

Mel in Dubai said...

Stay warm, Carol, and enjoy the stitching time :) No chance of a snow storm to keep me indoors, although a sand storm would do it. Not pleasant things to clean up after either!

Bine said...

I'm sure this will give you the chance to stitch another corner on MTM ;-))))

zoeandcooper said...

Stay safe with all that snow, Carol. hopefully it won't be too bad. It is getting pretty icky in DC, so I can't even imagine what it will be like near you.

Enjoy the stitching time though:)

Dianne said...

I feel your pain. But I love to look at snow falling...through the window! Glad it's the weekend.
Your latest stitching is beautiful.

Heather said...

Beautiful stitching Carol, I'm sure you will finish it before the month is up.
Stay indoors and keep warm through the weather.

Judith said...

When we went away from my parents is was snowing there, but we only have rain.

Kali said...

Hope all is well with all that snow Karen! I just saw the news and they said NYC had 11 inches on the ground, YIKES! Winter is making up for the warmer weather all at once.
How do you like the Gift of Stitching? I'm guess you've subscribes since its on your sidebar.

Von said...

Have you bought many silks from Vikki Clayton, Carol? I must admit that I've been considering ordering her floss of the month - they look beautiful on her website and are such a good deal!

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm no fan of Chatelaine designs, but I have to say that corner you just finished was breathtaking! Literally--and I know the difference between literally and figuratively!