Sep 10, 2009


I worked on another block of Wandering last night. At first the turquoise color threw me for a loop, but methinks it will be lovely once the whole thing is completed. Now, the original design calls for Impressions (for the swirls and window panes) and Soie Cristale (for the bubbles and background). There's also a little bit of Waterlilies on the borders. (I'm using Antique Brass for this, which is what the chart calls for.)

So like a boob, when I re-colorized this, I decided that I would be a rebel and ONLY go with Impressions and the little bit of Waterlilies. Stoo-pid, because those backgrounds are done with one skinny-minnie strand of the Soie Cristale silk and Impressions is a silk/wool non-strandable fiber.


Holey Cow! When I just re-read that paragraph, it actually sounded like I half-way knew what I was talking about! Strands! Fibers! Non-strandable! Who knew that I could remember so many needlework terms all by my very self?!

(They're probably all incorrect, but you have to give a Spinster points for trying, don't you?)

But I regress...

So the answer to the question is: I'll work on all of the blocks with what I have now and will then add the backgrounds with the Soie Cristale. I'm thinking that the bubbles look OK in the Impressions, so for now....they're staying right where they are.

Hmmm. This is definitely the most boring post I've ever written. I sure hope y'all don't figure out how far I'm REACHING for something to talk about. Don't you hate that? You know, when you don't really have anything to say and you really don't know too much about anything at all, but you hate silences so you just babble on incoherently until somebody either smiles at you in pity or they get up and leave the room?

" " (That would be the uncomfortable silence part.)

Stewey has decided to start a series of self portraits with his new camera. I wasn't too sure about this one, but he insists that the lighting is supposed to create an "atmosphere of mystery". Damn dog.


  1. You do indeed sound like you know what you're talking about! Don't worry, no one is going to jump out from behind the happy chair and shout "FRAUD!".

    PS - Madi thinks Stewey looks hot......

  2. The turquoise looks good, Coni. I like it with the earthy colors. And Stewly looks so stranded. OOOP! I meant handsome.

  3. Stewey knows best!

    And, you sound like you know what you are talking about to me! I'm always impressed by all your knowledge! I think you've got all the stitching pictures to prove you know what you are talking about!!! :)

    I love your color choices.

  4. Au contraire. I love hearing about needlework personalizations. And even though most of the time I can't start a project without all the design decisions made, sometimes you just have to adapt. It's part of growing up. Ych. I sound like my mother.

    Can't wait to see more.


  5. Whether you know what you are talking about or not, the piece is looking wonderful so far. I like the drama of the turquoise, can't wait to see what it will look like finished, (but I guess I'll just have to).

  6. I don't know about Stewey's newest self-portrait ....

    Hey, it's great to hear from you, even if you feel like you're reaching a bit. LOL!

  7. Tell Stewey, He is, A Man Of Mystery !!! and I believe everything you say... You are better with the canvas work then me.. Alll colors look great !!!

  8. Oh Coni! Welcome back, I have missed you so!

    And Stewey -- what a handsome fella. He looks much better than he did with those golden locks...

  9. Back to the frog! Back to the frog! I have the dog one. I wish they had a retriever. I haven't done it. I want them all. :-(

  10. I love the splash of teal! I have only once changed colours on a project, when I was stitching a baby sampler and wanted vibrant rather than pastel. It turned out nicely.... but I am not a brave and confident needlewoman like yourself and have never repeated the experience.

  11. You always manage to keep me interested when you post, so keep up the chatter!!

    Love your progress pic, I think this will be ever so lovely. And Stewey is looking 'most mysterious', so maybe he is right, too!

  12. I really like this piece, and you do sound like you know what you're talking about. Not that I'm surprised, mind you.

    Love Stewey's new hobby.