Monday, May 30, 2011

Antique Locks and Keys and more...

Morning all!

As they say..better late than never! I'm continually amazed at how fast time is going and not posting here:) I have a different job now Monday through Friday 8:30 to about 4:00 and I'm just exhausted in the evenings. I haven't touched my stitching for 4 or 5 days until I decided to stitch a new start last night:
Here's my progress for 2 hours (I finally hit the sack at 11 p.m.):

The thread is Belle Soie Plush Plum and the fabric looks to be 36ct something or other. I bought this as a kit from Shakespeare's Peddler and I'm thinking Theresa sent me the called-for fabric-36ct Fresco by PTP. Whatever it is, it's beautiful. By the picture you can see it has some plummy or burgundy-colored undertones. Perfect with the Plush Plum silk. The model is finished as a shelf pillow with crushed walnut on the bottom and stuffed on top; I may do the same. I'm finding out though, that 36ct is probably going to be the highest count I can possibly stitch on. 40ct might be a little too tight for my lousy eyesight! I'm enjoying this and stitching with silk, for me, is always fun. I need to do more of it! Right now, my stash enhancement plans only include a couple of threads to start and finish a couple of projects. The near-finish needs a skein of GAST and I'll be turning that into a long upright pillow. I have the fabric and embellishments for it already. The new start I need a skein of GAST for is this: Guess what? Blogger is not letting me post the picture! There sure has been a lot of  problems with Blogger lately. The planned project is Witchy Brew by Witchy Stitches. A small stitch-up and cute as heck! It says 'If I don't get my witchy brew I just might put a hex on you..

Anyway, last post I planned on stitching Winifred Witch (let's see if Blogger will post the pic): Nope, it's not letting me! Sheesh! I posted a picture of the witch over on the Spooky Stitcher's SAL:

I made progress on the witch until I got to the 1 over areas and proceeded to have problems, which is why I started the SP design. I watched the DVD 'No Reservations' with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart while starting it. A chick-flick and very nice! About a chef (Jones) who runs the kitchen of a high-scale restaurant who suffers a loss. During time off, the restaurant hires a new chef (Eckhart). The new chef worms his way into Jones heart and her niece who survived the car crash. Just a nice little movie. I would post a pic but I may not be able to!

Well that's it in a nutshell! Hope the weather is fine where you're at. Those people in those tornado-plagued areas sure could use our thoughts and prayers right now:) I've only experienced an earthquake and a somewhat minor one at that. Here in Arizona, our weather is kind of predictable!

Have a great 4-day week!

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