Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Grief!

Just a quickie post before I head out to oldest' softball game with middle......hubby took youngest with him to the orthopedist for his 3wk check up and xrays and then on to youngest' game. So apparently May is our month for break-ups (or break-downs because I think I've earned one): first hubby, then truck, then recliner, then iron (which may seem trivial but it's sole purpose is to iron my stitching, so this is super important!), now washing machine!!! And with a family of 5 and the addition of sports uniforms that apparently need washed almost daily...yup, you get the picture. Calgon take me away......or at least come do the laundry, lol!

So, the little quaker swamp has been ripped, restitched and ironed and trotted out into the sunshine for it's photo shoot (I bet the neighbors, if they're watching, are sure I'm not quite 'all there' and frankly with the state of things I'm on the verge of agreeing with them.)


I love it. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it now, which is so unlike me...I always know what I'm going to do with a project when I start it, sometimes it changes but I usually have an idea in my head. But this time, this project...nope, nada.


I mailed my 4th of July F&S off today, without a note! Good Grief! My brain is fried and I feel frazzled and exhausted. This is the time of year when I feel like the schools are giving out parent tests: forgot 0-1 items 'A', forgot 2-3 but remember to pick up children 'C', forgot 4 or more and/or children 'F'!

Thank you everyone for your input on number of threads and such, I'm glad I stitched this 2/2 because I like the better coverage...especially for a monochrome pattern.

21 comments:

Kathy said...

I just love that design. I am hooked on these mono things. It really looks nice.

You have to hold it together since everything else around you is crumbling.

Kim B said...

Oh no! Sounds like everything is falling apart around you! But at the end of the day, your stitching is fabulous!

Marianne said...

Staci that Quaker turned out pretty. Can't wait to see how you decide to finish it. Hang in there! This too shall pass.

Laurie said...

Staci-love your blog. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Love the quaker finish. Went to the site to print it out-couldn't get it to work. Any suggestions on how to print off that freebie site? Thanks.-Laurie!

Chelle said...

Once upon a time my new neighbor saw me outside photographing a finish. We started chatting and the next thing she knew I was teaching her to cross stitch on linen. :o)

Barbara said...

This came out so beautifully! Great job!!

Sandra Ree said...

Hang in there Staci! You're one of my inspirations... I hope to stitch as beautifully as you do one day. :)

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous Staci!

Dora said...

Staci,
Looks great! You must show us how you "finish" it.

Laurie,
If you click on where it says full size (upper right side), then the chart will appear alone and then it should print. That's what worked for me.
Dora

~Julie~ said...

Hi Staci. Just dropping by! I really like your quaker piece. It looks like you used a hand-dyed floss, yes? It is just lovely.

I'm sorry that things seem to be "heaping" upon your shoulders; I will be prayin' that your load lightens very soon and that things are back to "normal"! Take care!

~Julie~

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your quaker piece is so pretty, I am looking forward to seeing it finished up.
I do hope your life will turn for the better very soon. Take care!

Twana said...

You poor thing! Your stitching is still lovely though.

Lillie said...

Its a beautiful design.

Wendy said...

Great finish! I understand about everything breaking down at once, things always seem to happen that way!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Staci, Love the quaker stitch, but am fasinated with your dyed fabrics, what fun!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Roberta

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

Carrie's Threads has two colours, one called "Elk Snout" and the other called "Moose Drool". Ew! Would you use something with that name?? And how do they know what colour Moose drool and an Elk's nose is?? Just wondering.

This little Quaker freebee is so cute and looks wonderful in the colour that you stitched it in.

And I love your hand dyed fabrics. They are gorgeous! Such a wonderful range of pretty colours. Good for you.

Hope your life settles down and things stop falling apart around you. It's too much all at once.

Cheers!

Lisa said...

Hi Staci, hope things get berrer for you soon, Your Quaker finish is great, loving those monchrome designs just now

Carol R said...

Lovely Quaker piece

Linen Stitcher said...

This Quaker finish looks lovely. Great color! Too funny about what the neighbors think of you taking pictures of cross stitch. Also about the grade cards for parents. I'm right there with you . . .

Teri said...

Very pretty. I can't wait to see how you finish this piece!

gazette94 said...

Congratulations for your nice stitching, it is allway a great pleasure to see one of my pattern stitched !