Oct 25, 2015

The vine the stem the pen the putz

How was your weekend?  Gone in a flash?  It will be Christmas before we know it. 

I stitched the vine's flowers around the house and used eyelet in the center instead of Rococo which I think is the same as Queen.  The vine is stem stitch which is very easy to do, even though I forgot and had to look up the video again. 
Since I don't want to keep checking placement on the graph, I outlined it with Frixion.  The pen doesn't take to coarse linen very well but I have a light outline to follow and also marked the flowers' stems which I know I would forget to do.  This will go really fast and then after pressing, Frixion will disappear.  Even if it didn't, I would outline anyway and have the stitches cover it.  Do you?  Or is this another no-no to add to my long list of stitching indiscretions?
Originally I was planning to leave the vine out completely, just because
1. I'm so anxious to get this over with
2.  I'm lazy
3.  I do what I want, even on reproductions
4.  I'm a putz.
Faye is the Carolina Stitcher, I am the Pennsylvania Putz.
At this point, do whatever the hell I have to in order to finish this wonderful sampler.  On all points, I'm approaching 65, stuck in two decades of menopause, crabby, a reckless stitcher, and do whatever the hell I want anyway. 
I guess that crustacean still has its claws in me.  And I'm allergic to shellfish.
 
Hope your week, this final week of October, starts well and ends even better.
 
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15 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Yes, another weekend gone in a flash...sigh.
You might be the Pennsylvania Putz in your mind...but we love what you do and you always make us laugh.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kimi said...

i have to tell you i have been following / stalking your blog i guess i could say almost daily for YEARS now. Never posted. I am 44, going through menopause and your menomoods are a highlight of my day and unknowingly you keep me sane, save my husband from additional grief, even if he does not think so and you inspire me to keep on pushing my needle through all my projects. Tis fall, a time to reflect and be thankful, i am thankful I found your blog so long ago and the humor you add to my day just by keeping things real. Thank YOU

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
The previous post stated so beautifully how most, if not all of your readers feel, me included!! You are so real and honest, and share from your heart, touching so many! Also I need to add how very generous you are as well!! Love all of your stitching projects and you are FAR from being a putz!!!
Thanks for being YOU!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Margaret said...

It's looking beautiful. The frixion pen will be covered up, so no worries. I've heard it can come back under certain conditions, but in your case it won't show anyway. Please don't tell me I'm going to have a long menopause. I supposedly just started.....

Theresa Laboda said...

Love your sampler. I agree with the others you are a joy and bring laughter to my day, and inspiration to keep me stitching and finishing my projects. Love your down to earth and honest posts I so look forward to them. Thank you for sharing with us all. Theresa

Marilyn said...

I do that sometimes too. :)
I look at it this way...........it's your own project, do what you want with it, right?
Love the house on this project.
Marilyn

Robin said...

Way to go in getting your sampler finished; your vine looks great and the market won't show once it is finished. I still like the house.

Robin in Virginia

Pam in IL said...

The sampler is looking fantastic! It'd be different if you were submitting the piece to be judged, so I say do whatever you want, however you want, because it's your project. Hope your week is a good one.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

It is all flying by so quickly - wth!! Your stitching looks great - I think doing what you want is the right thing to do!!

Earlene L. said...

I had to sit through a CE course all day Saturday and when I left it was raining so hard I had to pull of the road. Sunday worked outside all day i the yard and paying for it today....pain!
I can't believe Nov. 1st. is upon us .
Happy Halloween

Lisa B. said...

What I so love about every one of your posts is that you are so real. Instead of writing how terrific everything is and how you love everything you are doing and how you do it so perfectly, you write just the way I am sure most of us feel about things. You are not a putz, and what a terrific idea to use Frixion to draw the vine. I would never have thought to do that. Keep those wonderful and realistic posts coming - I LOVE THEM!!!!!

Truus said...

Love the idea to use the frixion pen to draw the lines of the vine stem.
Please don't change the way you are writing your blog--I do love the way it is and it makes you a human instead of a superwoman in your way of making samplers.
Greetings,Truus from Holland

Jackie said...

You always make me laugh! Your sampler is looking great....

the Fairy Stitcher said...

gorgeous work, love it

Lillian Carol said...

I have to say that I always look so forward to your posts....the good, the bad, and the ugly....they always bring a smile to my day! Love your Pennsylvania Putz comment, one of your best to date! Your sampler is just georgeous, no indiscretions there!

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