Apr 13, 2016

Jackpot

Found them!  I have been working on a bench for use as a coffee table, that has areas to keep the stitching out of sight yet easy access.  A similar bench was there but a little too high so I moved it to another room.  When I passed it last night on a Missy hunt, I remembered moving charts to it.  Mary and all her friends were safe and sound in addition to others I had forgotten. 
One of those was Mary Spinney from the Examplarery.  She looks like a fun piece to stitch, only 7" wide on 28 and I need to dye a piece of linen for her.  When I purchased her from Ebay, she was already started on the kit's linen by the seller, and the color is great but it's very sheer.  I need to decide if I will start it over on a newly dyed 30 count, or continue on.  Elizabeth Clayton was another catching my eye but I think narrow quick to complete rows are the best choice when not feeling needle love.
This piece is a beautiful dark olive and I could probably use R&R Sea Glass, but I tend to hoard linen that I like.  Rather than use what I have and love, I will waste an afternoon messing around trying to dye another piece.  Why am I saving it when I don't even feel like stitching any more?  The new blues I bought will be hoarded too.  Such a silly girl woman old lady.  Took a customer service survey this morning and checked off the 55-64 bracket.  That 65 birthday is very close, but they won't know so I plan on staying in the 55-64 bracket.  It's like having to go up another size in panties.  Those big big girl panties that have screaming elastic threads breaking and hanging like fringe on a 60's hippie. 
 
This afternoon I'm having a minor office procedure done.  I'll show him my wrist while I'm there.  No fluid or swelling, just sore and red.
 
Have a great day people!  Stay safe, eat cake.
Have a piece for me.
 
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15 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Marly, glad you found the charts. I hoard favorite fabrics as well and I am guessing there are several of us who could join you in that department. Hope your procedure goes well.

Ellen said...

Yippe on finding your charts!

Simple Pleasure said...

So glad you found the charts...it is maddening when that happens. Hope all goes well for you today...in my thoughts.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Judy said...

Congrats on finding the charts! Good luck at the doctors, hope it goes well. Sorry, but I'm not eating that cake for you, your on your own! (pre-diabetic)

debbie haggard said...

hooray!! Did you chide the girls for having a party without you?! So glad to hear you are having your arm looked at. Scary. Love the 7" width and the concept of quickly completed rows- anything to psyche ourselves out! I totally get the hoarding vs. using dilemma :-) I think I would be tempted to continue the existing work.

Vickie said...

So glad you found the stash! Love Mary. Love cake!!!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Oooo I do like Mary Spinney. Will be waiting to see it finished.
Hmmm 65, you are just a youngster...
Hope your arm will be getting better soon.

Peace, Barb

Beth in IL said...

So funny! I do the same thing. I hoard threads. Good luck with the wrist.

Mary said...

We have all been there....know I have that chart somewhere! Glad you found them. Glad someone is looking at those scratches too.

Rugs and Pugs said...

So happy you found them. Now if I could only find my missing proddy tool ... sigh.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, happy you found them. Take care of the scratches.Blessings Francine.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oh my gosh, Marly, is your arm and wrist any better. Be careful! My Mother ended up in the hospital for a week with blood poisoning from a cat bite , and it was one of our indoor cats with all vaccinations.

kelley said...

I do love those long narrow samplers...so glad you found your charts...I go mad looking for things I know I have and put away safely...glad you're seeing the Dr and can show him the arm...Cat Scratch Fever is not just a Nugent tune...see lots of them in the ER where people end up being admitted...take care!

Maggee said...

I might be tempted to dye and start over, rather than trying to match the colors already started! Then, I would cut off the part already done, and have a nice smallish piece for another project, which I KNOW you will find! Hugs!

Krissy B. said...

Well I laughed all the way through this post as usual. You should write a book or get on a stage. You are sooooo descriptive! I love the sampler in this post too. I want to come and play in your stitching stuff! Krissy B.

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