the little prince

the little prince

Saturday, January 9, 2016

friday follies

My friday got off to a messy start when I spilled my entire chai latte while opening the door to the library this morning. And I'm cold again. I know, stop complaining! Everyone else in the building is too warm and I am sitting here with a huge fleece blankie wrapped around me, trying to warm up. Plus, I think I probably look a tad ridiculous. Oh well.

I am really looking forward to some stitching time this weekend. I've stitched a tiny bit on my autumn sampler, but to be honest, I have been so tired every night when I get home that I have been falling asleep in the chair more often than putting needle and thread to fabric. I feel really bad too, because hubby doesn't get home now until almost 9 at night, so theoretically I have lots of time to stitch...and instead, I have been snoozing. Maybe it's just that this was the first week back after the holidays and I'll get a second wind or something...

I'm thinking of stitching on Moon Garden tonight. This is a design from Blackbird Designs, and the pattern has been loaned to me since it is out of print. Because of this, I really want to get it finished, but for some reason, I just can't seem to get into stitching it. The colors are all very pastel shades...maybe that's it, I don't know. But I decided to give it all my attention tonight and see how far along I get. This is my starting point:



Saturday will be devoted to the autumn quaker sampler, and then on Sunday, I plan on re-starting Quaker Christmas 2. I started this one a long time ago, and didn't get very far (a theme with me!). When I picked it up again last year, I was really determined to finish it by Christmas. Then I finished the first page, and when I went to start the second, I realized that I had stitched it the wrong way on the fabric. I had the short ends on the sides, making it more horizontal like QC1, but it should have been more vertical. I just didn't have the heart or the energy to pick out everything I had stitched, so I put it away for later. Now later is here, and I have new threads and a new piece of fabric and I am just starting over. Let's see how far I come this year!

I hope you all have lots of time to stitch this weekend. Thanks for taking the time to come and visit!

11 comments:

  1. Hope you have a stitching filled weekend. Sometimes we all need a break so no worries. Good luck finding your mojo with the piece.

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  2. I love Moon Garden, what beautiful colors. I understand going to bed early, as soon as it gets dark out (which here is around 6pm) I start yawning now.

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  3. what a lovely piece. I hope you get plenty of stitching time in this weekend.

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  4. Hope you have had a wonderful weekend filled with good stitching time! Your BBD piece is lovely.

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  5. rest is needed sometimes. winter has that effect on people.

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  6. Sending you big Beary hugs and smiles
    Happy stitching x

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  7. sending you warm hugs.....I have Moon Garden in my stash and like you am not to keen on the colors. I think I will change them out when?? who knows but someday :)

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  8. sending you warm hugs.....I have Moon Garden in my stash and like you am not to keen on the colors. I think I will change them out when?? who knows but someday :)

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  9. Moon Garden is very pretty. I think we all go through weeks when we finally sit down to stitch we just fall asleep with project in hand. I was laughing when I read about you at work....I got the image of the guy on the commercial who just wants to stay in bed and not be at work and he is in his bed asking down the hall. It is a cold remedy commercial which I don't even have a clue which one.....just see the guy trying to get past the water cooler in his bed. Hope you don't have too many days of feeling cold at work. And hope you get in a few stitches each night. Every stitch counts.

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  10. Moon Garden is such a nice project and you made some great progress on it. Your stitching plans for the weekend sound very good. I think I would do the same with Christmas Quaker and just start over. Taking out all those stitches is just too much of work.
    I hope that the second week at work will be better for you energy-wise.

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  11. The MG seems to be a nice project. I am sure you will tame it.

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