Sep 15, 2013

Nothing really

Hi everyone.  I hope your day is going well and your week starts with a smile.  Not much to show on ...what's her name?  Good grief I can't remember who I'm stitching.  That means she should have been done by now and this is dragging out.  Extenuating circumstances are the cause but I really don't think it will take too much longer.  The script doesn't take as long to stitch, and if I would remember that I changed 613 to ..... I can't remember ..... I would not have to remove the stitching and do it again in ..... damn..... I think it was 3021?  I know it was much darker. 
I should have written the color changes somewhere, and I could very well have.  Remember the notes I tape to the back of the TV so I know where to find them?  Well they're gone since it had sheets over and off, over and off, and most fell to the floor and were swept away.  I'm lost.  I'll go back and check where 613 should have been and will certainly be able to find the color I used.  My floss bags for the project are all neatly hanging on the holder so matching will be easy. 
 We made a trip to the farmer's market and I bought yellow wax beans for drying.  The green beans that turned to a light tan are my favorite and these will probably dry way too light, but I wanted to see.   Like I have nothing better to do, but the time involved in stringing them is minimal. 
While I sat on my swing sewing beans, everything looked so bare.  Flowers are gone, hydrangeas are trimmed back, most of my tubs are hung, but two things remain every season.
Mom's wind chimes and Old Glory.  I have two sets of these chimes and they make the most beautiful cathedral sounds.
The inside has changed too.  My fridge is no longer in the dining room (but I still go in looking for it), and I found that having the table turned to this position in this small room creates more open space. 
 I like it.  Husband does not.  I try to avoid having dinner/parties/company as much as possible so this space is rarely used anyway.  The new room will be large enough for two tables if I get trapped into being a hostess.  When mom was here, I had all birthdays, holidays and such to make it easier for her, and I don't have the energy or desire to host these days. 
Now the little parlor, a.k.a. my stash room, is a different story.  All the samplers, supplies, and smalls were thrown in here and covered, along with furniture and items from the new room, and it is not in order yet.
 
Debi was kind enough to identify the punch needle in the prior post.  Thank you Debi!!  I went to Pattern Mart to purchase and download.  If you're interested, you can find it here from Bird in Hand Primitives.  I see that I need a locked lip hoop.  Not sure what it is but sounds like something my husband would be happy to buy.  I like the look of a smaller loop so I may use 3 strands with the finer needle.  Listen to me.  I know NOTHING about this and never tried it.  First I need to get the necessary supplies, practice, and lock my lips.  Easier said than done.
 
Thanks for visiting - have a great week.
 
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16 comments:

Vickie said...

hahaha! I have had the punch needle, supplies and the pattern I want to try for almost two years now. One day. Some day. Who knows when? Too many things lined up.

Daffycat said...

Earlier this year, I turned our oval table catterwonky in the dining room. I like it. I did not ask husband's opinion (because I really liked it) so I have no idea if he likes it or not...

;)

Melody said...

Love the pictures of your house! You need to share more of them for those of us out here that are house lovers... :)

cucki said...

Yup I truly love your house pictures too :)
I so much wanted to do punch needle too...hopefully one day soon :)
Hugs x

Pat said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and I love reading it. A lock lip hoop is o e that Susan Bates makes - you can usually find them at the big box fabric and craft store. Your dining room looks very nice .

Margaret said...

I love the pics of your house -- beautiful! The new floors are so nice. Good luck with the punch needle. I want to do that someday too.

Barb said...

Your house is lovely!! Good luck with punch needle. I have been tempted to try it. I do like the way it looks.

Pam in IL said...

Thanks for the link to the punch needle design! Clover makes a nice lock lip hoop. The Susan Bates hoops don't get as tight for me as the Clover hoop. I think the punch needle instructions are more confusing than actually doing it.

butterfly said...

Stitching is looking great, My DH hates change when I start moving things about, Are you ready for Autumn.

Chris said...

So glad that the house is getting put back together.
I love this sampler.
So glad that you found the designer and such wonderful new fabrics. Thanks for the comparison on the flosses. I see more people listing the Sullivan's colors on their designs.
Have a great week!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I wish you luck with the punching. "They" say there's nothing to it, easy as pie. They don't know me!

Jenny said...

Your sampler is looking lovely Marly. So is your house! I am in love with your corner cabinet! The floors are awesome too! I have never tried punch needle....maybe someday...LOL...I also want to try rug hooking.... :)

Judy said...

you will have no trouble with punch needle. It is really quite easy to do. Keep the needle perpendicular to the fabric and leave a small space-perfect. you don't have to spend alot on a hoop--I am pretty sure you can get one at Hobby Lobby. Get one about 3" bigger around that your project. Looking forward to your finish!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Simply Victoria said...

Your house is coming together nicely. Thanks for the photos.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oooh, such fun to see peeks of your house. Sorry about your floss tragedy, I write post-it notes everywhere, too, and they fall off and get swatted and chewed by the cats. WHEN is menopause over?
I tried to punch needle, the threads just pull out. Doing something wrong, shouldn't even be trying something new when I have very old projects still undone. Can you imagine if we lived in the same town? Would we be more confused or would we cancel out the confusion?
Giggle...
Hugs,
Susan

Lorraine said...

Love reading your blog and was wondering if you could look on the back of your TV for a sttichery I have lost.....I have turned my house upside down looking for it so perhaps you have put it in a "safe place" for me...the problem of whether my partner liked things or not was solved a few years ago when he moved out....so I guess the upside of that is I can please myself what I move/buy....always has to be a positive :)

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