As you might know from reading this here blog, my little beloved puppy tot has what I call a "special feature". OK, it's an overbite that prevents him from being breedable or showable, and I got him for fifty bucks because of it, but we don't usually talk about it too much. (God knows we don't need to do anything to damage his self esteem).
This overbite comes in handy for him whenever he a) wants to look adorable by throwing his little head back and laughing like Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (see side bar for photographic evidence of this), or b) when he wants to noodge you into doing something.
(Like wake from a dead sleep so that he can twirl himself into a ball on the warm soft spot that WAS the three inches of bed that you were previously sleeping on.)
At 2am I was rudely awakened by those buck teeth and the noodge-noodging of my nine pound bundle of joy that decided he was cold and that he needed to tuck his nose into my cleavage for safekeeping. I thought I was having a heart attack, but no, it turns out that he was noodging me with those damn teeth right in the solar plexis. Damn dog.
I worked on Floating Hearts while watching the Opening Gala of the New York Philharmonic. I didn't really mean to watch the whole thing, but I just sat there and stitched away, and before I knew it, the credits were rolling and I had just heard the entire "Symphonie Fantistique" (*). I'm all cultured now. I decided to do a skip tent in Silk and Ivory for the background of the piece, and a simple tent stitch in DMC #5 perle cotton for the border. Those hearts really need to be "outlined" in some way, though, so before the day is done I want to try to come up with a solution for that. At first I thought I would stem stitch around each one with DMC#5 perle, but I tried one and didn't like it at all. So now I'm thinking about couching Very Velvet? Damn, that would mean a trip to my LNS, and God knows how much trouble I'll get into.
Ms. Monica asked about the stitch that I used for the small green heart. It's a diagonal stem stitch, with the vertical and horizontal legs done in Watercolors and the diagonal tie-down stitch in Splendor.
That's the report for today, kids. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such nice comments. Right back at 'cha!
(*) I know, I know. You're cringing at the way I butcher the Engligh language and just spell stuff any 'ol way I want to. You should also be aware that I make stuff up too. Like words and phrases and gramatical constructions.