Sep 18, 2014

Shredding

Good day to you.  Everyone well?  Hope so.  I worked on Eliza a little and although this linen is not coarse, I have been shredding the DMC like crazy. 
This has happened before but because of pulling out a good number of errors in this piece, it's become maddening.  Just this morning, two times.  The arrow shows where the thread comes out and you can see one is fine, the other shredded and broke into several pieces.  Another piece...
 
 
I never had this trouble with my old DMC skeins.  Maybe because this is 32 count and I never used higher count linens in prior stitching years.  Whatever, it irks me.
This is what the original design looks like and I didn't care for the wacky vase so I changed the symmetry, colors, and fill.  In my defense I didn't change everything - the handles are the same.
Here's where I am and the color I'm considering for the house.  The Uniform Blue is spot on with DMC 413, I'll probably go with the Gentle Art thread.  I haven't followed many of the recommended colors and would prefer the house to not be a color used elsewhere.
And here's what I got yesterday.  I saw the wood frame and metal wheel which made me think it was an old-timer, but my husband said it's a contractor's wheelbarrow.  Still older but not what I thought.  It was free for my bathroom consultation at my cousin's.
I now have several with metal wheels so I think that's enough.  This will go in the back yard somewhere.  I also bought two oak whisky barrel halves that Lowe's had on clearance for 1/2 price.  No where else around here has them any longer, just the newer light wood versions.  Mark drills the metal bands and puts little stainless screws through them to hold the staves in place. We learned from prior barrels!  They stay intact even when rolling to move. I think I'm finished with hanging baskets and will just fill barrels next year.  Next summer.  Summer.  ((sigh))
The cake is gone.  I was going to tell my husband that it slid off the aluminum plate and hit the floor. But he knows that floor dirt would never come between me and chocolate.
 
If you're looking for a really nice (large!) bundt pan, I recommend the Simax.  I have the 10" and would like to get the 8" and the European.  Very very nice stuff.  Several sources online in various prices.  One is here.
I need to find a small project for my Magma (I'm still in love with it) for the doc this afternoon.  The last time she was there, before the hospital stay, she waited 2 1/2 hours in the waiting room.  I'm taking a cooler with snacks.
I have two things I want to post.  One is about what the doc recommended yesterday, and another is storage of threads.  As soon as my head is on straight!
 
Have a great day!!
 
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23 comments:

cucki said...

Sweet stitches and I wish I can taste that yummy cake :)
It's a windy day here ..me hiding in
Hugs xx

Kristen said...

Hi Marly,
I like your version of the urn better. Sorry to hear your floss is snagging - it's so irritating.

C. M. Designs said...

Best wishes for good luck this afternoon. Will be thinking about you and Carole..
I like the blue you've chosen for the house..
That cake didn't last long.. It wouldn't have had here either..
Charlotte in Virginia

Primitive Stars said...

Sending well wishes for you both...... Lovely stitchery, so pretty.Hugs Francine.

Jacqueline said...

I like your changes better than the original. And your color choices are better too.

Carol said...

Really like your changes to the urn, Marly... I've notice the floss shredding easier these days, too--they sure don't make things like they used to!

Krista said...

Love your iteration. Pretty blue too!

Anonymous said...

Marly, your stitching is just lovely, your color choices and alterations are SO nice ! Hope all went well today and that the wait was not so long, and cake would be but a memory around here too! Debbie in IL

Barbara said...

Love your color sense and fearless way of changing colors and/or charts to suit you. I can do that on a small scale, but nothing like you -- you have the vision! I have had DMC not exactly shred, but just come apart. Maybe a shorter length of thread would help.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great wheelbarrow even if it's not as old as you thought and free is always the best.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Zoe said...

Your vase is much prettier than the original. Good choice with colors. :)

Mary said...

Absolutely love your color choices on Ms Eliza, Marly! So much more appealing than the original, and the changes to the vase too. Can't wait to see what comes next with her!

Barb said...

Still thinking of you both. I love the new sampler and the wheelbarrow! How cute!

Anonymous said...

Hello Marly, Your sampler is beautiful. I love your color choices. Great advice re the half whiskey barrels. I too drill holes and secure screws and also learned from experience when trying to put one back together again. Your wheelbarrow is a great find and arrived just in time for fall decorating. Take care. SAH

Judy said...

I like your changes to the design. Thread just isn't what it used to be! It is much thinner and very easily shreds and knots-especially over one. The wheelbarrow has a perfect home. Hope your wait at the doctor wasn't too long..or if it was that you got some stitching time in.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I love your version of the vase!

Mouse said...

eeekk re the shredding ... I am finding I am getting that if my needle eye is bent ... and if the thread is dry like a 310 ... love the house colour you have chosen and also the barrow ... nice tip re the barrels too :)
good luck at the Dr's :) love mouse xxxx
ps I am with you on the cake ..lol

C. M. Designs said...

Just want to add that I love your wheelbarrows whatever their age.. I'm also enjoying your Fall arrangement on your header.. Simple and beautiful.
Happy Fall on Monday.
Charlotte in Virginia

Chris said...

Hey Marly,
Sorry that the floss is giving you problems. I love your new yard ornament.
Keeping you and your sister in my thoughts!
Miss you!

CJ said...

I like the change you made to the vase, much better. I have never, ever seen a glass bundt pan, I may have to acquire one.

CJ

Margaret said...

I hate when threads shred. Ugh. Love your stitching -- so pretty. Hope the doctor visit goes well. Hope you don't have to wait 2 1/2 hours either!

Margaret said...

Doctor visit -- And I hope the results are good too. Lots of prayers continue for your sister.

Robin said...

Love the change you made to the vase! I like it much better than the original! Thanks for the info about the glass bundt pan (have never seen one before).

Hope the doctor's visit is a productive one and you don't have to wait 2 1/2 hours.

Robin in Virginia

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