Sep 15, 2017

Decision made

My car will be a Subaru Forester.  Or a Nissan Rogue.  Yes I know that's two, but a decision was still made to narrow the choice.  Husband likes the Rogue styling, I prefer the Subaru for other reasons. 
 
Hope everyone is doing well.  Fall is here.  Leaves are already falling and September is half gone.  Damn.
Edit - I just found out that Thread Heaven is discontinued which most of you already know.  I found them on Etsy from several suppliers and ordered two, just because.  Can't stand it when an item that I may want/need in the future is no longer, so I buy more than I will ever use. 
 
No decisions about needlework but I think about it every evening.  It's a strange sense to feel the need to work on a piece of linen while at the same time not really wanting to.  Like choosing vegetables that you know are good for you but you don't want to swallow them.  Like being polite to a loud mouthed know it all but the words are getting stuck in your throat.   The right thing to do isn't always easy.  But the longer we delay, the harder it becomes.  There is no right or wrong when it comes to a pastime but not having one at all is not good.  Everyone needs a diversion to give the mind a break from the mundane and stress.  With all the decisions on a car and especially what to do with the house repairs, I think that sense of needing linen is my brain telling me it wants a little play time. 
 
You would think that small motifs would be a simple and easy solution but they are not.  I need to check every motif for stitch count, work out which linen count would result in the desired size, search for a scrap so I don't cut into a large piece, change threads based on the linen color, and it's just too much.  Not when I'm slumped to the floor.  A kit?  Much better.  But mine are all behemoths and at this time I have no interest for other than small projects.  This evening I will choose a small sampler and stick to the colors recommended.  All I need to do is go through the linens for count and color.  Even that is a chore, but I'll pull up my big girl gutchies and do it. 
 
 This is a piece I stitched decades ago on Aida that I no longer want but decided to keep the frame. 
 
When I removed it, the film was just as bad as from the linen.  You can see the cleaned half on the bottom.


 
 
 
I thought the Aida being cotton may not leave a film but it does.  My sister gave me several prints she found in her attic and there is nothing on the inside glass, so I guess the fabric is the culprit.  But what about off gases from the Styrofoam back board?  Mine have it, her prints do not.  Doesn't really matter but I'm still surprised.
 The dust cover on one was unreadable except for Cavallo, it's old, and she wanted me to search online for information before she donated it.  After a few days of no results for an artist named Cavallo, my brother informed me that horse in Italian is cavallo.  Yes, it was a drawing of a knight in armor mounted horse, that obviously rode off into the sunset because he is no where to be found.  Carole does not remember the print and thinks it may be from her late husband's parents who came from Italy.
 
Have a great weekend folks.
Thanks for visiting.
 
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10 comments:

Kristen said...

Thread Heaven is being discontinued?! I thought they were just updating the packaging.

Robin in Virginia said...

Interesting about the film on the glass that was over your stitched piece! I wonder if it was the glass itself. Hmmm, I vote Subaru. Enjoy your weekend!

Heritage Hall said...

Another source for the Thread Heaven is Amazon.... Surprise!

kelley said...

that Shaker Seeds piece is a blast from the past...stitched and sold many of those...

Margaret said...

DS wants a Subaru if that's any help. lolol!

Maggee said...

Well, I think Subaru Forester... for a couple of reasons. I like the looks better, and the name Rogue...mean!! I hope that you get your stitching mojo back for just a little bit now and then, at least! Hugs!

Marie said...

A Subaru Forester!! On my third one. Love them
Marie

Krissy B. said...

Thanks for the laughs. You always make my day. You really should do stand up...with a chair perhaps.Yes, a chair would be good so if a member of the audience gives you grief you could throw it at them.lol.

Pamela Tasker said...

Wow tough choice. I hope my 2003 Ford Explorer will give me 3 more yrs until I retire because those are the exact 2 cars I will lose sleep over! Keep us posted! Good Luck.

Von said...

Another vote for the Subaru here! We've had several in the family and they've been excellent.

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