Sep 16, 2009

WELL, FOR PITY'S SAKES!

My goodness, but y'all could sell ice to the Eskimos. (Or am I supposed to say Northern American Indigenous Peoples? In either case I hope not to offend.)

It seems that we would be much better off if each and every one of you ran for Congress/Whatever the Elected Office Happens to Be in Your Corner of the World. That way, when someone proposes something (like a bill or a new law or something), y'all would say "Oh, I think what you're doing is just splendid! Now let's go have a snack." and we could all get on with it.

I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that the last bastion of civility in the world is "this place of ours", and that the rest of the world could take a lesson or two from us. We're happy and polite and supportive and constructive, and we know how and when to offer our opinion. We make the world a more beautiful place, our blood pressures are low, and we know the importance of proper organization and ort disposal. We keep the economy running, we support the Arts (capitalized on purpose, don't you know), we share, and (at least I'm assuming here) we don't usually run with scissors or put our pins in our mouth. We wash our hands frequently, travel with tools, look out for one another, and inspire, excite, and encourage anybody who sees our work and decides to try it too.

So thank you, my beloved StitchyFriends for such lovely commentary on the Floating Hearts canvas.


***And a big SHOUT OUT to the lovely Ms. Robin who found out that the designer of this piece is indeed Alice Peterson, and the design number is 1469. Robin, thank you. You ROCK!***


Now as for last night's stitchy progress....

I have decided that I will not change anything and will start working on the background tonight. For this, I will do something very very simple (maybe a skip tent?), so that the eye has a resting place. I'm still not too sure about the border, but methinks this will be simple also so that the hearts take center stage.

It cracks my heiney that I've had this thing for soooooo long and then all of a sudden I'm finishing it! I swear it was a lightning bolt that prompted me to pick this up after so many years, but I'm not going to question it. Maybe it will strike again and I'll finally get some other long-held WIP's finished before my deadline?

Do you realize that I've been at this since July24th! I don't think I've stuck with anything this long before. Now I'm on a mission to make it to the bitter end. November 1st will be here before I know it and I might actually get to go into 2010 with a manageable number of unfinished projects hanging over my head. Woo Hoo!

Thanks again for all of your comments and for taking time out of your day to stop by...I am truly not worthy to know such wonderful peoples!

33 comments:

  1. I love the look of those hearts. They are just great!

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  2. I love your blog! It is such fun visiting . . . The hearts are beautfil - you did a wonderful job.

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  3. This is just gorgeous. I think the balance of the different stitches for the larger hearts is perfect.

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  4. That looks flippin' amazing!! Great job!

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  5. It gets better by the day. Love your colors and love the stitches you are using.

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  6. This piece is so stunning! I love watching your progress on this (and also learning different stitches, etc., too). Congrats too on keeping up with your WIP elimination process. I'll cheer you on happily. It's such a wonderful feeling to get those pieces that have been lingering done and over with! I don't know how you could have left these beautiful things linger, but I guess that could be said of all of us who have an unlimited number of WIPs hiding around the house (and I would be one of them - LOL).

    Can't wait for the next progress pic!

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  7. This may be the canvas that pushes me to needlepoint. I really love it.

    I'm already thinking about the border... scotch? rhodes? what to use?

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  8. How lovely Coni, I saw it yesterday and it gets better and better :)
    And I'm severely impressed with your doing old WIPs...I may even have to follow your lead....maybe AFTER St. Charles Market...LOL!
    :)

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  9. This "floating hearts" is positively YUMMY! And beautiful. I'll cheer you on with the WIP's too, and join Deb in saying there are a lot of those hidden in my house too.
    hugs
    Debs

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  10. I think the hearts look great.

    and inspire, excite, and encourage anybody who sees our work and decides to try it too

    You forgot enable. Stitching bloggers do lots of enabling. ;)

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  11. Rhodes stitches for the border would be my pick, too, like Annette mentioned. I'm addicted to them in all shapes.

    Or.. how about a Split Pavilion? That would make it similar to the squares in the big green heart.

    Whatever you pick will probably be great. I'm going to have to see if Theresa can get this one for me.

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  12. Awe, schucks. It was nothing, ma'am.
    Like my Mom always says, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Love the stitching & thread choices, and its rapid progression. Robin

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  13. Your hearts are great (stitching ones and physical one). I am sitting here wondering how many orders for that canvas is going on right now and if I need more stash! This could be a rhetorical question.

    Hugs to Stewey.

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  14. Lovely work and brilliant blog - reading it is one of the highlights of the day so thank you.

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  15. Coni,
    I would PAY to read this blog, it's so entertaining!

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  16. It looks so great, I'm glad you didn't change anything.

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  17. Yes, for WiP cleanup!!! I've pretty much dedicated this entire year to WiPs (with only a few new starts). If you loved enough to buy it AND start it, then either finish it or get rid of it. And think of all the other new things you can start then.

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  18. The colors in the this piece are great! It will be stunning when you are done.
    Tammy

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  19. I hope you didn't forget to kiss Prince Stewie's nose for me!

    The hearts look great, Coni. :-)

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  20. Coni, I wasn't sure about the purple heart from the picture in your earlier post, but it looks fantastic. They all look fantastic. I think the 4 with the "woven" look provide a perfect balance to the teal one in the middle. It's gorgeous!

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  21. Your heart piece is turning out well and you seem to be really enjoying working on it!

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  22. love love love it! can't wait to see it finished.

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  23. You are worthy! You do such cool projects that you a one woman advertisement for so many wonderful designers. You are funny and have a cute dog too! I am terribly addicted to your blog, but that is a good thing; as you say we are civilized in this corner of the world.

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  24. Coni, just keep on keepin on!

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  25. That is a really cool design. I love the texture of the hearts, looks like they are floating.

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  26. Fabulous! I love how your hearts have turned out. I watch your progress and can't wait to see the finished piece. You give me hope that one day I too will finish some WIP's.

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  27. OMG, It's gorgeous! My only suggestion is maybe a very simple darning pattern with a thin fiber for the background.

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  28. I totally agree that our little stitching corner is a wonderful refuge filled with many kind, wonderful, interesting, generous, and extremely talented people. Everything you said is true, except I must confess that I, for one, have been known to put my needle in my mouth on occasion. That said, if I promise to try harder to break this particular bad habit, can I stay? Pretty please?

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  29. May your house be safe from Tigers......

    A great old quote. And one you most assuredly deserve. I agree with your assessment of our wonderful stitching world. I find nearly all of these women to be charming and full of a great life light!
    Sharon

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  30. I have never stitched a painted canvas but this looks lovely and is very inspiring. Thanks

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  31. Love the small green heart on the left - what stitch is that? it looks a little like a sideways kalem stitch but then i see other facets that tell me it may not be. eveything look really swell and i love the idea of resting the eye with the background and squares so the hearts all pop. you work fast! and still have time to update us - you go girl!

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  32. The hearts look lovely! And you're so right about blogland. It's an extremely nice place to be.

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