25 February 2011

Frosty's on a Pedestal

I'm sure he's quite glad to no longer be floating in mid-air.

I don't know why the pictures of this piece always turn out cruddy. It's a really nice piece on pale misty green evenweave. This was a Silkweaver solo I got back when Silkweaver used to run Dutch auctions on Ebay. Anyone remember those? They were so exciting to participate in, cause you never knew what you were going to get, and you always ran the chance of getting something really "not your speed" and the trick was to figure out what you could use them for. I think that may have been the start of my passion for grab bags. I got quite a few pieces of really pretty fabric that way. I think I'm finally starting to run out of them. I wish they'd have them again, LOL.

Since this piece is coming to an end, I'm starting to get excited about what my next projects will be. I'm going to focus on finishing Icy. Riona and I are doing a SAL. Her needle is smoking. Look at her progress! I'm going to work on this with some smaller ornaments to work on when the rayon threads get to be overwhelming. I am hopelessly behind in my Little House ornies, so I have one of them in the mix, and an old freebie I just love, and think would be perfect for spring. Hopefully I can get to them this weekend, even though we have the official opening of our 2011 season at the theatre, and it's going to be crazy because the show is already selling out and it's in previews. I'm happy about that, though; our new show is one of my favorite musicals, and it's bringing back a lot of memories from when I was in it in high school. I can't wait to see someone else's take on it, so it should be fun. If I can keep myself from singing along. LOL

Hopefully everyone has a nice project to work on and the weather is starting to break up in your neck of the woods. I hope we've had our last snow for the winter. It wasn't too bad here, save for one storm, just steady and annoying snowfalls. I did laugh at Beazer the other morning. It was in the 60s here last week, close to 70 and he was so happy. All the snow from January was melting, and he was able to stay outside and play in the mud and be warm. He's an old dog, so he just loves laying in the sun. Well, it snowed Monday night. I let him out Tuesday morning and the snow was level with the step onto the deck. Have you ever heard a dog curse? One surely did, here in Crazyville. He gave me a look like, "I'll just hold it," but I told him he HAD to go potty. RIGHT NOW. It's raining today though, and supposed to warm up over the weekend, so, hopefully, he'll get back to his warmth.


Angela S. said...

HI Rachel! I'm new to your blog and I really enjoy it. I have that CEC you are stitching and started it years ago! I am inspired to pull it back out. I have also stitched "Betsy" that is at the top of your blog-it's one of my favorites! Hope you get some stitching done this weekend! Angela

Vonna said...

Your Frosty Pumpkin is looking fabulous! SO CLOSE :)

zzzzipy said...

I love this Frosty Pumpkin!!!!

Crystal said...

Your pumpkin looks fantastic, so close to a finish.

Daffycat said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that starts thinking about the next project before the current one is finished! If I don't have something new all planned out before the first one is done I'm almost inconsolable!

This pumpkin is really cute!!!

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