Monday, May 28, 2007

Lady Violet and My Home Town

I think my stitchy slump has officially come to an end. I've been stitching away on Lady Violet. Here is a progress picture.

This picture is from about a week ago. Since then I've added a few more rows to the moon. I'm loving the specialty stitches in this project. So far it's just smyrna crosses for the roof and satin stitches for the windows and door, but they are a nice change of pace and really add a lot to the design. One of the things I particularly like about this project is that it calls for a mix of overdyed threads and plain old DMC. It's refreshing! I like DMC.


I worked on My Home Town during the last two weekends. I was able to combine the SAL with the Friends Gather Stitch-A-Thon last weekend. Sneaky, huh? I made good progress. Here's a picture from last weekend. I'll post my latest progress picture later this week.

I'm behind in my blog reading, and I must confess that for the past two weeks I've done very little commenting. That trend is likely to continue, as I have a busy week planned. I hope to get back to a normal blog reading schedule in June. Whatever normal is.


It looks like I've been tagged no less than four times for the 8 Random Things list. Am I a wet blanket or what? My most humble apologies to the taggers, Melissa, Georgie, Lene and Stitching Cat . Clearly I am the very worst tagee. (The word "tagee" is generally only used by graduates of MSU. I'm just saying.) It's probably best to expunge me from your tag lists. I agonized for the longest time over the Weird Things list and honestly I seem to have a hard enough time getting here to write about my stitching, moreless coming up with lists. No matter how fun they may be. I'm really very sorry! Here is a quick, off the top of my head Random Things list, sans the intro at the beginning and tagging at the end.
  1. I love breakfast foods, but I rarely eat breakfast. I'm more likely to eat breakfast foods for dinner.
  2. My car gets good gas mileage, and I generally only have to fill my gas tank once per month. Given the current price of gasoline, this is a real blessing.
  3. I've worked for two software companies.
  4. My brothers are twins.
  5. I like to wear a watch and sometimes earrings but otherwise I don't wear jewelry.
  6. Don Diamont (aka Brad on The Young and the Restless) briefly dated a friend of mine and was a guest at the wedding when I married Beavis (aka my first husband.) This was during the Dark Ages (also known as the early 1980's) just a year or two before Don was on Days of Our Lives.
  7. It has been almost 2 years since I quit smoking. Now if I could just quit eating...
  8. My favorite beverage is water.

So there you have it, 8 Random Things. I think I better declare Toadlilyville a "tag-free zone." I don't want to hurt any feelings.

Edited June 9, 2007 to add Stitching Cat's name to the list of taggers. Apologies to Stitching Cat for the delay!

23 comments:

Emilie said...

Glad to hear that your stitching "slump" is over. I hope its contagious, as I have a lot fo things to catch up on. Both of your pieces are coming along great - looking forward to more pics.

Vonna said...

I LOVE lady violet!! WOW! Really beautiful Chelle!
And your MHT progress is stunning!
Kudos to you GF!

karenv said...

Lovely progress on both your WIPs!

I pretty much only drink water too and very rarely wear any jewellery other than a watch or earrings (I don't do bracelets at all and only very occasionally necklaces)

Barbara said...

Lady Violet is amazing!!! :D As is your NRR!

xstitch.nl said...

I LOVE your two WIP's! The specialty stitches really give Lady Violet something special!

Margaret said...

Love Lady Violet!! I'm such a softie for houses anyway and this is a very special one.

Linen Stitcher said...

Like Margaret, I am also a softie for houses, but I especially love the roof of this one! What great texture those smyrna crosses add to the roof! And at the rate you're moving on MHT, you'll be done next week, right??

Dawn said...

Both look wonderful!!

Sharon said...

Lady Violet looks great! I just recently added this pattern to my stash. MHT is progrssing nicely and looks good too!

Mylene said...

Ver good progress on both projects.

BeckySC said...

OOOH, they are both looking so good, Chelle :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful progress on Lady Violet - it is gorgeous!

Mary Ann said...

OOOHHH!! I love them both! Such great progress--I'm glad to hear that your stitching slump is over.

whitecalla said...

Simply lovely WIPs.. Both are looking good.

Anita said...

I love these WIP pictures. I am glad that stitching slump is over. Looking forward to see more of your stitching SOON.

Michele said...

lovely .. just lovely :) and congrats on getting out of your stitching slump :)

Maddie Can Fly said...

Good to see you're back in the stitching mode and making great progress!

Jenna said...

Ooooooooh, I really like Lady Violet. Perhaps we could trade when you are done with it? :D

Nicole and Phil said...

this is looking great! I love plain DMC's too!

Lelia said...

Awesome WIPs.

This is just a busy time for everybody - I have not really been on-line much. Still waiting for Alex to get a call for Summer Employment.

I want to tear up both of their rooms next week & clean carpet - reorganize, etc. They just give me 'the look' and the 'eye roll'. I've been talking about it for a few weeks & they might be coming around. Nick says he wants a bed & lamp. Alex doesn't want to get rid of anything. Just wants some shelves --

ARGH. Boys.

I got tagged, too & honestly, have not had a spare thought to be creative. Guess my mind is lost!

Enjoy your WIPs -- I sure enjoyed your posts about your camp! Awesome to get together with friends who stitch : )

XmaryX said...

Love, love, LOVE the roof!!!
And the rest is gorgeous as well!
Did I mention I thought the roof is simply perfect?!

Tessa said...

Lady Violedt is just beautiful - all those specialty stitches, you can really see the depth they add. Look forward to your progress with this one :)

Charlene said...

Lovely ... for both WIP and thanks for sharing your 8 randoms thing with us.