Friday, May 11, 2012

Rattling around like a BB in a box car

My Dad used that phrase to describe my behavior on numerous occasions. I would go from thing to thing to thing to thing and eventually loop back to where I began. Hey - I was ADHD before they had a name for it. The nuns just wished I could sit still and be quiet - it was hard to do! So this week has found me rattling around with my cross stitch.

Last Friday evening I took my BBD AoH piece to my LNS to stitch. I figured that filling in the house on this part - pattern no. 9 Moonlight Visitor - would allow me to talk and stitch. I've changed the color of the house to a more golden yellow - this is Gentle Arts Queen Bee.

I didn't get it finished and I thought I'd pick it back up when I got home but instead my Rosewood Manor Quaker Diamonds sampler called my name so I stitched a bit on it. I'm loving those Valdani threads.

And then I was looking at some seasonal pieces I've done and decided that I needed another patriotic piece so I started this one

This is Liberty Star Sampler by Chessie and Me and I've already changed flosses on this one. I made the navy, navy-er and the red, redder and I realized today that I've done the alphabet in a totally different floss than what the chart called for. Oh well, it's gonna stay that way. I'm not picking out that over one stuff. I may frog that outer border, it looks too pale to me with the flosses I stitched. Oh I never make it easier - LOL

And then I decided I needed a little piece to sit with an arrangement of pretties I put on my bookcase. I have a lovely Mary Engelbreit tea cup and a glass jar with my cupcake liners in it but it needs a third item, so I looked through my stash and found this little gem from Lizzie Kate.

Now I told myself if I didn't have all the over-dyed flosses, that was God's way of telling me not to start another piece, but he must have wanted me to do this one since I had every single one in my stash. Yes I am crazy but the voices in my head are happy - LOL! So I'll continue to rattle around with my stitching, and eventually something will get finished.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. OMG I love that...a BB in a box car...gosh is that perfect for me on most days...LOVE it! Your cross stitch just amazes the patriotic and I'm in love with the life's a stitch.

  2. wow...all of the stitching looks great!

  3. LOL! Well that explains how you get so much done! A rolling BB gathers no moss...or rust. :)

  4. A BB in a Boxcar! Me too sometimes. I love your yellow house and the Chessie stitch too.

  5. I love each of the pieces you are stitching! The Lizzie Kate sounds like it will fit nicely on your shelf. :)

  6. Everything you are stitching looks like so much fun!

  7. Wow! That phrase decscribes my ife lately with all of the activities! Love all of your projects!

  8. I love all the projects Carol! It is great to play like this :)


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