Friday, June 09, 2006

Breaking for Mermaids

I had told myself that I would work on MTM all weekend, but tonight I just didn't feel like it. Mermaids of the Deep Blue sounded like much more fun - so I worked on them instead! I will get back to MTM tomorrow, I promise this to myself. Anyhow, I am happy with how my mermaids are growing now.

Q. The first request comes from Vash
( who is requesting pictures of the back of your stitching… are you brave enough to give this one a shot?

A. I didn't know which of my several WIPS to show, so I went with the one that best fit in my scanner... This is Women of the Mayflower. The face of the woman shows some action there, but that is just finishing off the thread and weaving it under lighter colored threads... you know what I mean :-) I will be honest with you, I am not real keen on people turning fabric over to look at the back. Well, no, I guess that doesn't bother me, as Sue and I were talking about today (she turned my GSS over to peek today, which didn't bother me). What bothers me is when folks offer or put the back of their stitching in your face unsolicited.

Q, The second request comes from Singular Stitches (, and she is asking for "a pictorial tour of [the] special place that you go to create your wonderful stitched creations."

A. Here is my modest little area. Not much to be said about it - it is my little section of our finished off family room in the basement. My Ott-lamp is there and a nice end table with a front drawer that pulls out and I can put my ring of baggies of silk or floss on that for quick access... and you can see my Tacky Bobs (yes Sue, only two of them!) under my needlecase there... my scissors and ort jar... and Maalox and air freshener (Mike will smoke an occasional cigarette down here - oh, gross!!)... and stuff like that... laptop under the table... basic, wouldn't you say?

Stitched on today: Mermaids of the Deep Blue


Annemarie said...

Thanks for showing us your stitching area Carol. I'm in the process of creating one, so I might share some time in the future. I think the back of your stitching is nothing to be ashamed of!

Heather said...

When I get my new settee, I will rearrange my living room and be able to have a nice area. At the moment I sit on the right hand side of the settee as it has a wooden arm and I put my glass of water, scissors and a couple of other bits on it.

The back of your stitching is lovely Carol.

Barbara said...

Mermaids looks great! And boy do I wish I had a handy end-table like yours! That's such a super set-up!

KarenV said...

I like your stitching corner Carol - that table looks really handy.

Mermaids are looking great!

Kathy said...

Wow Mermaids looks great Carol. I have a ways to go before catching up with you. I am still stitching Marquoir at the moment and hoping to get Mermaids out next week.

Hugs xxxxxx

zoeandcooper said...

The ladies are really growing, Carol. They look lovely!

Thanks for sharing your other pics too. It is neat to see how other people set up their stitcing area.

Von said...

Your stitching spot looks really comfy, Carol! I've sure enjoyed seeing everyone's special stitching nook.