Apr 26, 2015

Sally and I

Hello people.  How's your weekend going?  We've been cold enough to need coats, while younger folks were wearing flip flops and t-shirts.  I guess they can't wait and I don't blame them.
There's been more correcting and changing than stitching on Sally this week.  Not much progress.  I've been making errors on every single row and dividing band, many will stay.  Keeping my patience and not getting discouraged is more important.

The dividing band of buttonhole or blanket stitch (which I love to do) had a small area off one thread so I cut it in the middle and ran tails to both sides.  Haven't filled it back in yet.  A few letters above that area are up one thread and will stay that way.

Chain stitch on another dividing band was a nice change, kind of fun.  I seriously doubt I could have done this stitch on a higher count linen though (this is 28).
I'm almost done removing the rice stitch alphabet.  I didn't like the lighter thread and want to change to 433.  It looked OK, but I prefer the contrast of the darker shades.  I'm not really crazy about the rice stitch so I may even switch to regular cross.  It's going to be a really nice large piece with great colors....if I ever get involved enough.

Spent two days choosing wall colors and decided to go totally neutral and light.  Yellow casts, pinkish tones, too gray, too dull, too bright, yikes!  I think SW's Canvas Tan will be as neutral as possible and I was surprised to see their colors and some paints at Lowes.  Valspar's new Reserve claims to be completely washable and nothing will stick to it, so I decided to give it a try since we prefer flat paint.  
It will be May in less than a week.  Pretty soon I'll be complaining that summer is almost over!
I plan to show Ann's work on another one of her fabulous wallet projects, maybe this week.  The entire piece is done in Queen stitch.  I showed her work in this post last year.
 Have a great week.
Thanks for visiting.


António Jesus Batalha said...

É bom vir ao seu blog, ver e ler o que está publicando,parabéns por partilhar seus pensamentos, desde já agradeço pelos textos com que nos presentei-a,e posso dizer que tem aqui um blog muito agradável,
desejo que tenha saúde e com muita paz.
Deixo as minhas saudações, com desejo de muitas felicidades.
Sou António Batalha.

diamondc said...

Marly: love the caption above the cat, oh so cute.
Your stitching is coming along, I often change colors and stitches to make it my own, I do like the chain stitch myself.
70 degrees here today yippee.

Happy Stitching

Vickie said...

I would NEVER call Missy a pansy!! I think you would have to be crazy to do that! ;)

kelley said...

I just worked in the yard for about an hour...short sleeves...but I love the cold...whenever I check your blog I do miss x stitching...especially samplers...

love the pansies...I saw some pale yellow ones the other day...am sure when I go back they will be gone...

Margaret said...

Sally looks great! I hear you on how fast the time is going. It's just scary how fast it goes.

Barb said...

I think the design is looking great! I do think you will be happy with the neutral colors for the kitchen. They say that by keeping the walls neutral, your collections show up better. You have lots of great antiques things that will look wonderful in a primitive kitchen!

Pam in IL said...

I think Sally is coming along nicely. We've had some cold, rainy weather here too, but it's suppose to warm up this week and we might even get above 70! Hard to believe April ends this week.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

For some reason when I try to comment from my phone it gets all messed up - so I never get to post. I have been loving your blog - I'm glad you fell off the once a week wagon hee hee

Maggee said...

Hello! Sally is coming along... It's not a race... enjoy it! And I sure don't need to tell you to do whatever stitches you like... Ha!

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