Aug 8, 2016

Third time

damn well better be a charm. 
 I was stitching last night when I noticed a very large slub running vertically.  As I always do, I try to pick the fuzz to the back.  This was that rottenrat linen with synthetic feel to its threads which I realized as soon as I tried to pick.  It wasn't a slub, just a piece of rope pretending to be a thread that immediately broke under a slight tug.  I removed it all and rewove another thread from the edge into the empty space, but it wasn't right.  That piece of rope left a space too vast to fill.  That's right.  Vast.  At midnight I was grabbing more linen and dyeing.  Sprayed with the darker solution after drying and it spit.  That's right.  Spit.  Several times.  Spit spit spit.  So I have larger spots mixed in with the fine.  I like it.
This piece is 12" wide and a lot longer than needed, so I will start on the rows and not worry about stitching the vertical border to make sure the length is proper.  That's right.  Proper. 
It's still not the warm happy golden brown of Sparrow, and very close to the first two failures. 
Tomorrow I am posting the recipe for the zucchini pizzarelles or pancakes that everyone loves.  And then I may be taking the rest of the month off.  Unplugging completely to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.  Still not feeling well and the monitor goes on Wednesday.  My cardiologist is on indefinite leave because of a sudden diagnosis and both Carole and I need to see someone else. 
Have a great day!
Save a big zuke for tomorrow's recipe.


capecodgirl565 said...

By all means enjoy the rest of your summer and do take care of yourself. Hope all goes well and you are feeling right as rain very soon... Only one problem....I will miss your daily posts!!

debbie haggard said...

A well deserved break will be good for your soul. And by the way: Your 'spit brown' looks beautiful from this angle !

Vickie said...

I made the Death By Chocolate. Oh baby. Worth the spike in headache from the oven. I think. ;)

Anonymous said...

I like your linen very much! Take time for yourself…the rest can wait.

deb said...

The spots are fantastic - this piece of linen looks great!

Truus said...

The linen looks great with the spots and I hope you will succeed this time with the stitches.
Take care of yourself and enjoy the summer days.
Greetings Truus from Holland

village folk art said...

Just made 'zuc' bread...that means I am out of them so I will go to store and buy some...after I see your recipe...just in case I need something else.
Enjoy the summer lady. We are having to stay inside due to the 'unhealthy air' from the Pilot Fire. Can't even BBQ. It is pretty bad. We are survivors so will do what must be done. Your linen looks great. Sorry about that rope stuff.
Take care and keep kool.

Peace to all,


Theresa said...

Linen looks nice. Hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself. Will miss your posts. Enjoy the rest of summer it is almost done.

Ms Peppercorn said...

You are doing WHAT? Taking off time??? I think not. Keep calm and carry on my dear.

Margaret said...

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Maggee said...

That linen will be perfect for your sampler... Enjoy stitching it this month! Best wishes for a good report from the monitor! Hugs!

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