Mar 2, 2013

Learning curves

Good day to you all!  The start of another weekend.  Here's my reasoning as to why the older I get, the faster time flies.  When young, we were always wanting to be older so we could do all those grown up things.  Seemed like it took forever.  Now, we want the opposite.  If I'm in a line at the store and in a hurry, it's a long wait to get to the register.  If I'm in that same line hoping to have a few more minutes to remember the item I need to run back and grab, the register comes much quicker.  Time doesn't change, our anticipation of it does.  Being the queen of procrastination is even worse because the day I planned on making a decision and didn't, is long gone.  But to me, it must be the same day because the decision isn't made and I certainly wouldn't have let the day go by without following through on my plan.  Explains why I'm more confused than most.  How could a week have gone by when it's still Tuesday?   Remember my decision on my flooring?  It's been a few weeks, he won't return our calls, we've made a few trips to go see him and he is always out on a job, so I can't trust him.  We had to start over and I finally told my husband to just order the regular oak that I hate and I'll deal with it.  Like I've said before, compared to others, fretting over paint colors and wood types is embarrassing.  The numbness in my arms is not subsiding this time and I will not get in that car and drive all over like a white knuckled putz.
 
 Here's Mary!  I have to finish this last row and it's on to the stem stitch.   I search for and watch videos on specialty stitches instead of referring to my books and found plenty to view. 
 
 
That stem stitch looks very easy and fun to do, my problem is the curves.  This will be my first freehand and I will probably cheat with either marks or threads on my linen to help with placement. 
 
I received my Spring 2013 issue of Early Homes (ordered online through Carole's Country and I have to say it is one of their best.  Don't miss it.  This is not grunge primitive, rather more colonial and sparse.  Some issues are very formal and I didn't care for them but this one is perfect.   It's published twice a year.
Mary Moseley escaped and was found here.   Where will she show up next?                            Enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and stitch happy.  Welcome to new followers and thank you all for visiting!
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15 comments:

cucki said...

wow your sampler is looking so lovely..
have a lovely weekend x

Bertie said...
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Bertie said...

Gorgeous sampler Marly, congratulations! Well procrastination seems to lurk in this house too!!
Sorry to hear your arm is not better, yes I would be annoyed too:)
Love the magazine, wished they do them in the UK!
Have a good weekend!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mary looks wonderful. Thanks for the review of the magazine. I've ordered a copy.

Margaret said...

Mary's looking wonderful! I might have to order a copy of that magazine. Looks nice. I think my new favorite saying about getting old is one I just heard on the CBS Morning Show the other weekend from a 94 year old: "Getting old means having breakfast every 5 minutes." :D

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What progress you've made ... it's Looking spectacular to say the least. Mee too, I have next to NO patience waiting in line especially when they pull out all those coupons they have been saving...totally p-----s me off.
I could live in that house on the cover of that magazine...looks so inviting.
Hope your weekend will be as nice & warm as ours ...70+ is good for me.

Vickie said...

ooOoo! You are getting to an exciting, beautiful part on Mary now. Mary Mosely looks just dandy right there by the way. ;)

CJ in OK ;-) said...

This is looking lovely and I have faith that your curved stem stitch will also be beautiful along with your floors. CJ in OK

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, love that sampler, Mary is so so beautiful, :) Francine.

Casa Pearl said...

Amazing progress. Your stitching looks perfect so I'm sure your stem stitching will be just as wonderful!

Barb said...

The samplers look wonderful. I have enjoyed that magazine and will order that issue. The shop where I used to buy it has gone out of business.

moosecraft said...

"Time doesn't change... our anticipation of it does"... Very wise words! Your sampler is beautiful! I'm going to give the magazine a try... love the stone homes and the one on the cover looks gorgeous!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm there with you and the memory thing, so I'll email. Nice progress!

Solstitches said...

Another gorgeous sampler Marly.
You are making great progress.
Margaret

Shirlee said...

Mary looks great, & your time is my time : )

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