Jul 29, 2012

Eunice, Google, the cat, and the bird

Hiya.  I have wasted more than two days trying to get the Google translator box to appear and I don't know if it will be working so please bear with me if there is a problem. I have two "practice" blogs that are not published and there was no problem at all with the bar, but this published one was a pain. I ended up with my own fix and held my breath. It worked! But if the other problems continue, I will remove it. For the size and reach of Google, you would think they could have answers for us, but even the forums don't reply anymore. On to Eunice.
I made two errors that really aren't important except for sizing this almost perfectly square design. The last two lines on the rice stitched alphabet were to be two threads down, and I did four. I may compensate on bottom border since I am planning on a square frame. I haven't worked on Pumroy because I'm taking the smaller Eunice outside to stitch, which has become a little difficult.


My big old warrior has turned into a mushball of love since being snipped and won't leave me alone.

There's only a small area left at the bottom plus the limited over one stitching to the right of the Z, which isn't enough to get my feathers ruffled.

Now for my new bird. We've never seen this beauty before and after checking a few books, think it's a Prothonotary Warbler, but he doesn't have the dark beak. Photos aren't the greatest but take a look at this guy!
Isn't he beautiful? We may have the identification wrong but we're pretty sure it's a Warbler of some sort.


I made a trip to the Olde English Shoppe which closed this weekend and found another cupboard at half off.  I couldn't pass it up because I also learned that The Hidden Den, another great shop about an hour from here is closing.  I have no choice but to get back to making my own items.  This is a good sized corner unit and is tall enough to set on the floor.  I plan on repainting and aging, removing the half door and adding a full length, and possibly a top with moulding.

That's all I got!  I've been busy with the Google crap and spent a few days discarding craft items and such.  If I haven't used it and am keeping it only because I MAY use it in the future - it's out of here.  The less I have, the more I can focus on what I enjoy the most.   I want the background static to be reduced to a pleasing hum.  Or Elvis.  Toby Keith.  Chuck Berry.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Stay safe, thank you so much for visiting, talk to you soon!
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22 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your sampler is looking good.

Nice cupboard purchase--I could be envious if I let myself.

Your flowers are beautiful--you are so clever with your choices of containers!

Barbara said...

Eunice is coming along just fine and I envy you being able to stitch outside. Your new little friend is quite a handsome fellow.
Blessings

Anne said...

Eunice is looking beautiful. I really love this sampler. Love the bird and your little helper!

cucki said...

your sampler is looking so lovely ..i love the bird and your little helper so much.
hugs xx

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~ Love the corner cupboard but your magic will make it even better.
Eunice is lookin' good!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful pictures

bisous bisous

Shirlee said...

Such a pretty bird & Eunice ... & the cupboard : )

Bertie said...

Eunice looks great, and that cupboard is to die for!!
Love your little bird, never seen one like that in my garden, so colourful.
Have you tried layout, gadget and translator is there, hope it works, but must admit that blogger can be a pain in the....
Have a lovely Sunday!

eszter said...

Hi Marly! Google translator is OK.
Your sampler and the cupboard are beautiful. But that little yellow bird with your cat is a dangerous combination...
Have a nice week♥
Eszter

Solstitches said...

Love the sampler and the cute little bird.
Your primitive cupboard looks fabulous.

Margaret

TheCrankyCrow said...

That bird is beautiful!!! Love his (or her) striking yellow with your purple flowers....and what an inquisitive one he or she is! And while the bird is beautiful, that cupboard is GORGEOUS!! Yikes, I wouldn't do a thing to it....but, knowing you, you will and I'll be eating my words. (No visualization here AT ALL.....) Your stitchwork is, as always, perfection....For some reason, I can't stitch outdoors or in a car....I used to, but not anymore. Hope your Google issue is figured out....Some of the translations are absolutely horrid....but, when you think about it, it's amazing that technology can even do anything remotely close.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, great stitching, love the little Warbler, sweet little bird. Also great buy on the corner cupboard, really nice. Blessings Francine.

Margaret said...

That cupboard is wonderful! So cute with the cat -- I love that he's a mushball now! Your Eunice looks great too. That bird is so pretty! Wow!

Carol said...

Your latest cupboard is so pretty, Marly--can't wait to see how you age it!

That little bird was in your yard? Wow--I've never seen anything but plain old goldfinches in ours! He is just so petite and charming. Glad your kitty is now a mushball--he certainly looks like he's in love with your lovely stitching :)

Teresa said...

belle le lettere del tuo sampler, baci
Teresa

Penny said...

I love the colors in Eunice! And what a sweet mushball you have there! :) Such a brightly colored little bird - so pretty! Love your cupboard! I would love to be able to make my own things but have no talent in using power tools. :)

Chris said...

Great progress on Eunice. You are the only one that looks at this piece that will know about your little spacing mishap. That bird is beautiful. I love your cat pics, big old sweetie.
Have a great week!

Peggy Lee said...

Love that rice stitch!
Your bird is absolutely gorgeous! We had a bird feeder up when we first moved to Kentucky but haven't put one up where we live now. I'm thinking now that we should!
Awww...what a beautiful mushball. That's kind of funny that he's changed like that!

You always find the neatest things at those shops...and HALF OFF! What a deal. Can't wait to see how you make it your own.

Lanie said...

"Eunice" is look great, Marly. I'm loving this design more and more!

Cupboards are my latest thing...can't seem to stop wanting more and more of them! You new corner cupboard is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing how you transform it!

Melissa said...

Love your latest cupboard! Your home must be filled with fantastic finds!

I love that yellow birdie - don't know the name of it myself. Ahh, a cuddly kitty is always a good thing.

Your sampler is looking good!

Patty C. said...

The sampler is just beautiful!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Marly-so sad all these stores are closing! Love your new old cupboard--I love it just like it is--can't imagine how you will make it better...but I bet you will! Pretty birdie and sweet kitty.--Jan

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