Friday, July 24, 2009

Hmmm What to stitch, what to stitch

I seem to be 'discombobbulated' lately. Nothing is suiting my fancy. Nothing is ringing my chimes. Nothing is calling to me to be stitched.

June Morning by The Goode Huswife? How can I resist these Belle Soie threads??? On the stretcher bars, 40 count, ready to go...

I did finish Love One Another --- over 1 on 26 count Belfast Linen. That was fun.
Then I thought... why not try a fun color of linen...so here's The Queen of Hearts by Ewe and Eye and Freinds started....

Or...Charlotte Clayton... I started her on the 32 count with one strand of silk and didn't like it. So, off to my stash of fabric and selected a nice 36 count. Here she is started...this one is fun. The design with the HUGE rose and tiny dogs. Can't wait to get to the HUGE cats on the bottom. Quite an entertaining stitch to say the least.

This one, Shepherd's Bush Remember, just about did me in and ended up the the trash...but a cooler head prevailed. See the center, see the 4 threads between the 'e' and 'm', where there should only be 2!!!! I figured, compensated, stitched, frogged, and got to the point where I had used up all the dark green for the vine backstitch and had to unpick all that and start with a new color and then.............. Well, needless to say it went back into the bag and I'll start it all over again on another day..... Lord where was my brain that day???

Maybe I'll just stick with the hexagon paper piecing. I want to make some fun pin cushions!

Or Molly by Carriage House Samplings with the HUGE cat (see a theme going on here??) ..
Or...........maybe I'll just take a nap!! Yep...that's it...I'm taking a nap!! In the words of Scarlett....tomorrow's another day!!!!!!!!!!

14 comments:

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - those are all wonderful projects! Maybe summer has something to do with the discombobbulated thing! I hope that you get that nap in and wake up and make a fresh start! But those are all wonderful projects!

Sharon said...

Every project is as pretty as the next. Gorgeous work!! I especially can't wait to see June Morning stitched. Enjoy!!

Jan said...

Such wonderful projects you have on the go! Fun and colorful and destined to be beauties. Yes tomorrow is another day, and I hope it is a good one for you. Can't wait to see more progress on these you have chosen!

Siobhan said...

I hate it when I get in those moods, where I want to stitch but I have the attention span of a gnat. The consolation for you is that they are all beautiful projects! I love your Love One Another finish, too--so dainty. YGG!!

Margaret said...

Oh I know that wandering feeling! lol! I love all your projects though. That color for the EEF piece is wonderful! Wow! And I love the Love One Another piece -- over one no less! I hope you settle into something, or that you enjoy the wanderlust! :D

Tanya said...

Those are so awesome starts, hope you feel better after your nap. lol!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, one of my favorite sayings from GWTW - "I'm not gonna think about that today, I'll think about that tomorrow." All your starts are so fun! Love the pink fabric in the Ewe and Eye piece and I absolutely am coveting the Love one Another finish - looks like LHN, is that right? I may have to get that one. Have a great weekend and take another nap, they do the soul good!

Julie M said...

Cari, Cari, Cari. Such wonderful projects to choose from! I can see why you are having a hard time deciding. To help you out, I've made an executive decision and I've decided you should definitely choose something entirely new!! That's what I've started doing when I can't choose. I don't want to be the only one so I'm hoping I can corrupt you and bring you over to the dark side. Whatdoyousay?? Join me??:)

rita said...

Oh how I can relate! I wonder if the stars and moon are causing such uncertainity?!?

JOLENE said...

So many great starts...all beautiful and different. there are so many projects I want to make, I hope I live to be a gazillion years old just so I can stitch them all. I am partial to The Goode Huswife, I really love her patterns. Enjoy the sunshine!!!

Ranae said...

I just stumbled along your blog and wow! you have some beautiful things going on, love them all. The paper piecing for pin cushions look very interesting.

woolwoman said...

Hi Cari - remember meeting me at Ellen's class last year? I found your blog thru your post on my blog - thanks for reading and commenting. Love your WIP list for summer - I am eyeballing that Finch Song - soooo pretty - are you joing the "sail away" SAL - I have not done a SB design in years so I am looking forward to it - Enjoy your stitching time and leave time for naps! Mel

Andrea said...

Hi there!
I found your blog through the Sail Away SAL :-)
All of your WIPS are fabulous, you're stitching some of my very favorite pieces that I have either done, or have in my stash! So, in other words, I think you have excellent taste, lol!
Happy to have found you :-)

mary f said...

Hi Cari, not sure how this all works but I am leaving a comment now 2/18 in hopes that you can help me..love all your beautiful needlework. I am interested in the paper hexagon pin cushion...might you have any directions to help me. I am a very green beginner in the needlecrafts and could use any help