Friday, March 6, 2009

Curleys or Swirleys????

I'm not sure what you call them, but I've got a few done (or almost done - there still is a row of yellow inside of the swirley/curleys)! I finally started on the SAL for the CHS Adam and Eve Sampler. I'm only working on this for one day out of the week, so progress will be spotty depending on whether all heck breaks loose during that day! Seems there is always some errand, some household task that rips me away from stitching. Anyway, after all the problems I had with that crazy Oxyx fabric, I finally settled on 25 count Lugana and I'm loving it. I wasn't sure at first if I would, but decided to forge ahead because I wanted this to be somewhat smaller in size. The holes are really easy to see even on the black. It should end up being about 8 x 7-1/2.

It's been another busy week. I think that I am honestly more busy now that I'm a SAH mom than when I was working. I did get a little more stitching done on the Mermaid Sampler (but not really enough to post) and worked one day on another project. Problem is that I've got so many great patterns here, that I want to start them all at once, putting myself in a tail spin and not getting much stitching done. I think I've got every scroll rod I own loaded with something, but then I'll look through my stash, and and want to do something else! OY!!! My stitching area looks like a disaster with rings of floss for all the projects, scroll rods and charts spread all over. Luckily, DH hasn't said anything - he obviously knows what's good for him!

Offending stitching area (ignore the white towels - it's to protect the leather from the scroll rod knobs).

This is suppose to be the wetbar. Obviously it's become the catch-all for all my projects. The cabinet area right under the floss explosion is my secret upstairs craft suppy cabinet (don't tell). Best if I clean this up today!

Anyway, Sunday I'm starting back on my self-imposed stitching of Block 2 of Shores. I'm still having a little bit of a hard time with the rotation thing, but it's nice to see a little bit of progress on everything. Knowing me though, I'll hit a brick wall at some point and just stick with one thing.

Well, I'm making this short and sweet this time. It's going to be 65 degrees here today and the sun is starting to come out! Woo Hoo! It has been a long, long winter. I'm sure it's not completely over because it's still early March, but hey, I'll take this. I know spring is coming because the geese have returned to the ponds, the chipmunks have woken up and are running around like their tails are on fire and the deer are appearing in my backyard again every morning.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

10 comments:

Siobhan said...

Hey, your curley swirleys (how's that??) look great! I can't wait to finally get started on mine. Love the stitching area pics! My husband will come along and put all my project bags to the side of my chair, floss bags stuffed in a drawer, etc. At least I get to leave my chart out. ;) I hear you on the busy SAHM thing!! Enjoy your weekend. :)

Nicole said...

Love your start on A&E! The black lugana looks great! Can't wait to see more! :)

I love your stitching area! That chair looks so comfy. I too am a stay home mom and some days I wish I went to work, just so I could escape it all! LOL! :)

doris said...

Love the swirls! I can't wait to start that one ... but when? And your stitching area looks great to me. Have a fun weekend.

Margaret said...

Oh nice! I like your start on A&E! And yes, a SAHM is quite busy, I agree!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love the start on your A&E, Deb. I know I"m going to want to do this after I see yours.... Your chair looks oh, so comfy and I know how busy you are but you handle it all beautifully!!!

Giovanna said...

Great start! You're a brave woman, stitching over 1 on black, even if the holes are easy to see. I'll look forward to seeing your progress on this.

Vonna said...

I love your start Deb...I need to go see if I have A & E by CHS...you know I'm trying to have an A & E wall :))))))

Bine said...

I love your start on the curley thingies :) I always wanted to stitch on black but never got to it....I should write it down where I can see it everyday LOL

Debs said...

Deb, your stitching area looks so much neater than mine. Hubby made a pointed joke the other day that he'd let me have the guest room for stash and its so overflowing that it had wandered into the living room, and over flowed that, lol. We won't even mention the garage and tools that have have overflowed EVERYWHERE!! Your start looks great!
hugs
Debs

Michelle said...

Great start! I'm glad you found a better solution than the Onyx fabric. You and I have started in the same spot. I haven't done my yellow swirly parts either. Love it!