Sunday, August 10, 2014

I'm going nuts!!!

So life has me going nuts on several different fronts. First, is the border on my BBD Feast of Friendship sampler. I was determined to get the border completed on this piece before I stitched any further. (Ignore that waviness - I didn't smooth it out before I took the picture.)



There are 35 of these little acorns, each stitched in two different colors of floss that are oh so similar, yet different. Good thing they are cute!


And the BIG blue house has needed some re-painting. I started stitching with the called for flosses: Crescent Colors Blue Corn and Gentle Arts Tin Bucket and Uniform Blue. But it wasn't coming out as a blue house... it was a gray house with hints of blue... not the beyoootiful blue behemoth on the cover of the chart. Soooooo, I ripped out what I had stitched and switched to a trio of DMC blues that were more to my liking - 930, 931 and 924. To compensate for the lack of variation in the flosses I'm stitching bit and blobs randomly as I'm hoping for a blotchy look, kinda like peeling paint.


So along with this sampler driving me nuts, I'm dealing with some family issues that have me bouncing back and forth between being madder than a wet polka dot chicken, to being dumbfounded by the clueless requests of certain people regarding my older son's wedding next Spring. I think I'll concentrate on more cross stitch today to preserve my sanity.

happy stitching-
carol fun

14 comments:

  1. Take a deep breath, and keep on stitching! I usually cross stitch on my lunch hour, and on Friday, realized that every stitch I took this week was in the wrong color! Debating on trying to unstitch it all, or just start over. At this point it would probably be quicker to start over. Love your little acorns!!

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  2. I like your idea about the splotchy-needs-to-be-painted effect. This is a beautiful piece!

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  3. Weddings can be so stressful. Hopefully it gets easier as it gets closer. I like the blues you chose for your house...and love those acorns.

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  4. Feel your stress.Ailing parent here keeping me hopping...good thing our stitching and sewing calms us and gives a place of solace to go to!

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  5. px una labor de mucha paciencia....
    Felicitaciones!!!

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  6. I hope the stresses are relieved in your stitching (Which is beautiful by the way!). Wouldn't it be nice if people remembered weddings are about the bride and groom and not anyone else? I hope things sort themselves out.

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  7. Well, just don't stitch and stew! I'm afraid I tend to do that with cross stitch sometimes.

    Love the sampler, and I prefer your saturated colours too. It'll be worth it in the end!

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  8. I like the blues you are using for your house, it does not look grey. Cross stitching sounds like the perfect think to help you maintain your sanity!

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  9. We all have days like that! Your house looks just right! As for the border, you might just stitch a color at random and move around the border, then choose another color and do the same. the results might be pretty much the way they want it to look. My BBD border for "Away We ride" is taking forever and it is two dark colors. I do love the way it looks so I'll keep at it!

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  10. Your stitching is always colorful and great.

    My son got married last May. Wow! The mother of the bride made everyone miserable, especially the bride. It was pathetic and ended up being her wedding not the wedding couple's. Everyone loved the rehearsal dinner we had on a riverboat cruise. 😛. I was glad when it was over but the good part was having my scattered family all together to celebrate. Breathththth.

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  11. Isn't it nice to forget the drama sometimes and just sew???

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  12. Two Thumbs Up for your choices of DMC blues!

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