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04 November 2009

Start-itis has struck . . .

I guess it's not as bad as the flu . . . or even allergies, but I have start-itis.

I was looking for something in my closet yesterday, and found Waxing Moon's Winter Grows on You, all kitted up from some time back when I was flush with cash. So I decided to start it. And then me little brain thought, "Hey, it's Monaco, that's pretty stable fabric, you could stitch this over one and make it really sweet and cute." So . . . . guess who's stitching over one? And enjoying it? I do have to swap out the Oatmeal I'm using for their cute little faces, since, as luck would have it, it doesn't show up against the tea-dyed Monaco. Whoda thunk, right?

And I'm choosing my ornament for the November Bride's Tree SAL. It's an angel this month. I think I found one I like in an old issue of JCS, and, since I dream of having my stitched ornament tree to have a theme of Christmas carols and animals, the fact that it says, "Glory to God in the Highest," which I know I've sung in choir at Christmas, works well. I'll have to see how far I can go keeping the ornaments in theme with that. If not, it's fine. They will be stitched with love, and I want to have the last one done by our wedding day!

And I've still got to stitch a square for Lovely Lee's quilt. I am taking a half-day on Friday, and, other than lunch at Parkway Deli with my friend and bridesmaid Samantha for my birthday, and working on Sunday for a bit, I'm open from 12 Friday to 9AM Tuesday. What shall I do with myself? Stitch and bake cookies, maybe make a nice dinner and greet HTB at the door in heels and lipstick? Too much? Maybe I'll just stick to stitching.

6 comments:

Stephanie M. said...

I think the best part of stitching is starting something new...maybe that is why I have so many UFO's. Have you worked on Summer Ball lately? I have been meaning to pull that one out.

Annie said...

Parkway Deli.. yum!

I've just found that 1 over 1 on Monaco is pretty cool too. No rail-roading! Stitches go fast since they lay flat automatically. But look out if you have to frog!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Ooooooo, a new start - FUN! I love over one - glad you're enjoying it!

CindyMae said...

We all just have to have a case of Start-itis once in a while!!! It is healthy for us stitcher's!! LOL Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Bette said...

Welcome to the dark side! I love stitching over one as long as there are no quarter stitches involved. Now stitching over two seems bulky.

Carol said...

I love stitching over one, too, Rachel! Just tried it for the first time this summer and loved how delicate the piece came out. Looking forward to seeing your finish!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls