Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Stitching...

Ok, I think I've officially lost my mind. Twelfth just doesn't look right...but that's how the dictionary says to spell it. Am I dreaming? If I wake up, I still hope it's the twelfth day because I would hate to begin all these starts again! LOL

I was talking to my buddy Sonya on the phone last night, and she says I've inspired her to have finishitis! At least I'm inspiring someone positively (I think) LOL One thing I did think last night as I was drifting off to sleep, that all those projects are now started, the thread is sorted for each one, and all I have to do now is pick them up when I'm ready and just stitch. Sometimes starting a project is half the battle!! I can't believe I'm nearly at the end, now all I have to do is finish them! LOL

Today I started something I've had hanging around since 2008. I picked this up with the fabric and thread and set it aside. I had someone in mind to make it for, and now it's on the way. Their birthday is in June, so if my luck holds out I'll have it ready for their birthday. It's about time don't you think? This is a pattern by Crossed Wing Collections called Buff Bellied Hummingbird. I'm using the recommended 28 ct Blue Spruce linen (and don't fall off your seat Libbie) I'm stitching it over two linen threads! I'll be using some Balger blending filament and it just wouldn't look right over one (in my humble opinion) and even though I'm doing this over two, it won't be much bigger than 5" X 7". After the past couple of years I realized, if you are going to do something for someone, it's better to do it sooner than later, you don't know what is in store tomorrow. Anyway, it's in the stitching frame and on it's way to being finished.

Remember the snow storm that was headed our way last night? Well here's a few pictures of what we received. It wasn't much and I wish my pictures showed how beautiful it was with the morning sun shining on the snow as it huddled on the branches. It was such a glittery wonderland this morning. School was delayed for 2 hours, but at least the kiddies got a little education today.

Tomorrow was going to be a solid stitching day, and then I got a call from a "sista warrior" who talked me into going with her to Wellness House tomorrow for a free massage. She even called and made the appointment for me, so how could I turn that down? This massage is not like going to a "spa" as it is a lymph edema massage. They usually feel really good, help with swelling and the achy heaviness you sometimes feel. The Wellness House has several free programs going for people going through chemo therapy and fighting different types of cancers. I've heard it's a wonderful place, and at first I didn't want to go, but now I'm looking forward to it. Sometimes you don't know what you need until it's served up on a sliver know what I mean? So thank you, Gail...I'll see you tomorrow, I look forward to hanging out with you!

Tomorrow promises to be a busy day, I will have to start my thirteenth project, and it's also UFO (Unfinished Object) day, and unless I work on something that's been hanging around for ages I will have the wet noodle lashed in my direction. Since I cower in fear of Mouse and her noodle, I will have to find time to stitch on my Rose Quaker. I'm bound and determined to religiously work on a UFO each Thursday just so I can finish up some of the stuff I have floating around here. This is going to be a year of finishes!!

Ok, off to stitch a little more. Have a great night...


Kathy said...

The hummingbird piece is gorgeous. And it looks like you have a good start on it. Enjoy your massage.

Love your snow photos. But after the 18 inches we just got I am sooooooo tired of snow. And shoveling. :)

Is it spring yet?

Tricia said...

I love your new start, DJ. How pretty it will be! And I hope you enjoy your massage. It sounds wonderful!

tjdesignsncrafts said...


You're also inspiring me, not sure what my start will be today, depends on whether or not i get my deliveries lol.

And thank you for reminding me that its UFO day, definitely not something we want to forget is it lol. I'm way tooooo close to even think about forgetting lol, it may get swished in person lol.

Enjoy your massage,

take care


Edy said...

You totally amaze me! You have more energy than twelve people! Keep up the good works.

Nancy in IL said...

I truly enjoyed looking at all your starts and the lovely UFO! And congrats on the adoraable Peppermint Twist start and finish in the same day!