07 March 2011

Weekend progress

I made steady forward motion with Cardinals Winter and Icy this weekend.

Icy was my Saturday project. I worked mostly on the border. Fear has a physical form, and it is the distance between those two blue boxes. It is exactly 102 stitches wide, and it's a creamy grey green. That, kind hearts, gentle readers, is terror. I was pretty sure it was going to be OK, since the other distances seemed to be OK, but you never know when you're bounding off into an expanse of white fabric whether it will end well, or you're gonna have to put it aside for a while.

Fortunately, it all matched up. Icy's Kingdom even has mountains now. And a distinct northern and eastern edge.

I worked yesterday, so yesterday was all about the Tweet.

I did have to do some frogging on Friday evening. The tree was off, the snowflakes were off and they needed fixed. Plus the floss for "Tweet" was too light in my opinion, on this fabric, and it was annoying me. I know myself well enough to know that I'd rather pick it out and put it in right than stare at it on the Christmas tree for the next 20 years, annoyed at it. I think it looks MUCH better now. I like the way everything looks together. The bunnies are the soft color they are here in the winter, and they go really well with the wintry blue (I think it's GAST Cornflower blue, but I'm not sure). I have been hesitant in the past to change colors from the charted ones, but this is improving my confidence.

Carol of Stitching Dreams also stitched this ornament. She and I think alike because she also customized her bunnies and her "tweet"; "Tweet" didn't stand out for her, either, so she made it a dark green, and her bunnies are darker to match the bunnies she sees. If you get a chance, head over to her blog to check out her cute finish!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It rained all day yesterday. Cold and steady. Last night, I had to stop at the store on the way home from work because Left-brain, desperate for food on Saturday night in a house where all our meat is frozen, made us chocolate chip cookies for dinner. Before you commend him too hard, we did have spaghetti fixings, and . . . they were the ready to bake cookies. But I stopped to get him food because, well, a man shouldn't be learning to bake cookies in this manner. I got him a frozen pizza for tonight. It better be good because the box got wet, the wrapped pizza fell out and rolled all over the front yard, because my arms were full of other bags and my purse and I had to chase a pizza in the wind and rain. I don't think anything else fell out on the ground while I was running around, but it did snow last night. I couldn't believe it this morning. Hopefully, today will go better.


Crystal said...

Your Icy Kingdom is looking fantastic, I love the changes you made to Tweet. Need to get mine stitched up soon.

Carol said...

I had trouble with Tweet, too, Rachel--my whole thing is off a stitch or two. I did from the birdhouse and re-stitch it so it was centered, but left the trees where they were. I really like the blue color you're using on this, too!

Blu said...

Icy Kingdom looks great! You and Riona are tempting me.

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