Nov 6, 2009

PLUSHCIOUS

I'm sorry. I really am. I don't MEAN to constantly butcher the English language and make stuff up as I go along, but sometimes you need a little poetic license to get it just right.

This piece is like one big huge box of dark chocolates. That's sitting on a huge sleigh bed. With soft t-shirt sheets, a fuzzy blanket, and a warm sleeping puppy for company. Who is well behaved and never pees on the drapes. And who loves your boyfriend, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is in the kitchen preparing breakfast and french press coffee.

Laura J. Perin's Idaho Star is precisely what the doctor has ordered. The pattern is lovely. The chart is lovely. The Vineyard Silks are....my God this stuff is lovely!

The progress looks rather meagre, but that's on purpose. I am savoring each and every stitch and just don't want to rush through this one only to add it to the FUPPY box. For the first time in my entire stitchy life, I'm not fretting one bit over any part of this....just enjoying it.

(I have to confess that as I'm sitting here typing this, I am trying to channel my inner Nigella Lawson. I think that she alone would have the proper voice/accent/words to describe this one. Besides, she's the only person I know of who can make a bowl of oatmeal sound like the "plucky heroine with the heaving bosom stares defiantly at her jaunty pirate captor and finally succumbs to his smoldering green eyes" scene out of a romance novel.)

Thus, the word plushcious.

Stewey is stomping around the house muttering "Fifty-five degrees and partly sunny, my ass" today, since it would seem that his afternoon plans of catching a few rays on the back patio have gone awry. It's rather gloomy and chilly at the moment, but I'm not complaining one bit....it just gives good incentive to hit the Happy Chair with some tea and comfort (in the form of stitchy-ness, of course).

Happy Weekend to you all! I hope that you have some stitchy-ness of your own to enjoy and that it's just....plushcious.

Oh, and a P.S. to Ms. Vonna...I'm not sure if he's Catholic, but Nicholas Sparks was a classmate of mine at Notre Dame. (I was a big fat loooo-ser and never said a word to him, but HUB-BA!)

17 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful! I love the colors!!!!! I can see why you're enjoying every stitchy minute.

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  2. Sweet Coni - The colours are just gorgeous! You and the Stewinator have a great weekend!!

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  3. What more can I say? Lovely.

    :)

    I hope little Stewey is good and you get lots of stitching done this weekend.

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  4. I just love all the canvas pieces you have done and are doing. They inspired me to start working on canvas and i'm now starting on my sixth project! I have packaged up the project you did in Christmas colors last year. Going to be starting that after I finish my 3rd Amish Trip Around the world. I'm doing all 3 colorways listed and in christmas colors too! Can you tell i Love Christmas?

    Joanie R.

    PS: Say Hi to Stewie from my Brandy!

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  5. Plushcious. OK, it's now added to my personal dictionary. Great word. I wish I were at home right now with something plushcious instead of being at school. Life just isn't fair.

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  6. What a beauty! I love the colors - it is rich!

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  7. It looks lovely. Those colours are so rich and yummy.

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  8. Now I just have to order some of the Vineyard overdyes as well as the LJP chart. And JD Morgan in your kitchen? YUMMY!!! Those eyes are like pools of melted chocolate that I could just dive into!

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  9. Love the word Plushcious...and the stitching too!!! Some things just have no english meaning for them, so we much make up for that!!! totally agree with you!

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  10. I've been behind in my blog readin, but now I'm up to date since I've read your recent posts!

    Your latest project looks beautiful! Hope you and Stewey have a great weekend!

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  11. Hi Coni...you know the canvas piece you did in red white, blue and gold, with the star quilt pattern? What threads did you use? I am going to take that idea, alter it a little (maybe a lot) and stitch it on 28 ct linen. I am falling in love with all the LJP designs. Do you think it would work on linen?

    Love your blog...kisses to Stewey...

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  12. It's beautiful Coni! I love it when a project is so perfect you don't want it to end! Love JDM too!! :)

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  13. The colours you are stitching are just perfect, and I can understand why you want this one to go slowly. Enjoy.

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  14. Oh, I do so love needlepoint. It's so much easier on the eyes. And your current canvas is just...well..PLUSHCIOUS!!!! I LOVE the colors and I can't wait to see the finished work. Not that I want you to rush through it. Enjoy every stitch!!!

    Hope you and Stewie have a plushcious weekend!

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  15. I wish you a plushcious stitchy weekend with this plushcious little project of yours (as English is not my mother tongue I have to use new words several times in order to learn them by heart). LOL.

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  16. Ahhh, your stitching is lovely as always and you can butcher the English language with them best of them and tell a really good story at the same time.

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