Oct 24, 2015

A new word .. motificating

Hi hi hi.  Crabass here. If all the things going wrong would have happened in the summer, would I be as crabby?  We'll never know, because it's Fall, going into November, starting Hallmark's 24/7 movies over and over and over (no GG and Frazier!), I need to force myself to stitch, do not want to be online, and everything seems to be changing.  Except the crabass part.  I don't know if too many nuisances at this time of the year are the culprit or if my menomoods are marching to a different tune.  Whatever.
 
 I completed the motifs on one side except for the vine encircling the house and will move to the other side.  I greatly enlarged the motifs on the copier and colored the symbols which helped a lot.  Really.  I think struggling to discern the - v / ø was making it frustrating and the chart was small enough that coloring did not make a difference.  The blown up motif, first at 150% and then that copy at another 150%, was so much better and without doing that I doubt I would have continued working on it.  The house is still in tent stitch and needs to be crossed.  Damn.
 The good news - I have this handsome fellow on my mind for a sack (Kathy Barrick).   That gives me hope.  I see him with the birds and a few motifs, not all.  Maybe I really do have a problem with motifs.  Or maybe just a thing for sacks. 
 
I also want to do Plum Street's Merry One.  Haven't ordered anything yet because I went to one online shop to order them along with a few pieces of linen, and they didn't have Kathy's.  In true crabass style, I slammed the laptop shut and walked away.  I'll try again in a few days.
 
Pat received the October ornament and sent photos of it hanging on her door along with her outside decorations.  Look at her fabulous old cart.
 
Well that did it.  I tagged the photo "pat" and when I searched to import it, the photos of my friend Patti came with it.  It will be a weepy Saturday.  I think those days are good for the soul though. 
 
Hope you have a fabulous weekend. 
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
 
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16 comments:

Robin said...

What a lovely photo Pat shared with you! Awesome cart! Your sampler is looking good. I love the look of the house. Why not leave it in the tent stitch? Enjoy your weekend, Marly!

Robin in Virginia

diamondc said...

Marly: You always seem to make me smile, I am sad you are having a poopy time of it, I too have slammed my laptop shut due to ordering problems.
Love your progress, and the Deer and birds on a bag would be beautiful, oh my gosh that Plum Street Sampler is so sweet.
Love the fall photo so beautiful.

Just Another Old Geezer said...

What absolutely beautiful samplers!!! These offer a real homey feel for some classic stitching at it's finest - thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, truly inspirational.
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Cindy's Stitching said...

Your post made me laugh. Sone pretty pieces

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Im sorry you're sad about your friend.
Love the deer!!!!

Cathy B said...

Enjoy the day Marly. Your posts make me smile!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your interpretation of the Barrick deer. Hang in there. Mouse

Ginny said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to enlarge charts. I make too many mistakes if I don't, so I always make them as large as possible. Hang in there.

C. M. Designs said...

I commend you for your "stick-to-it" personality. You'll be so proud of yourself when your beautiful sampler is finished...........it it's not until next year.
Love the two that are Chrismasy. Maybe doing them would be more fun and cause you less stress.
I know you miss your friend, Pat. Sorry she's not around for you to have good times with.
Thinking of you.
Charlotte in Va.

Primitive Stars said...

Always enjoy seeing your stitchery Marly, love the deer....sweet Fall display, love it.Hugs Francine.

mckinney37397 said...

Called to order Plum St Merry One she told me it was her last and there would be no more so you might want to go ahead and order that one.

mckinney37397 said...

Called to order Plum St Merry One she told me it was her last and there would be no more so you might want to go ahead and order that one.

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE your sampler.
Happy Sunday :)
Lauren

debbie haggard said...

marly, your house looks great as is. leave it and save yourself the aggravation!

Marjorie Downey said...

I just ordered a PSS Merry One kit from Finishing Touch. You might want to order one for yourself asap as they were a limited edition kit which debuted in Nashville last winter so most shops are sold out and won't get more in. I'd hate to think what people will sell them for on Ebay especially during the holiday season!

Maggee said...

Hi there! You are entitled to be crabby! I am not so happy that the weather has turned... it means less going outdoors... and more stuck in the house! I have plenty to stitch and such, but hubby... he will be bored and that is NOT good! Love that cart! And you are making good progress on your sampler... keep at it! Hugs!

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