Jun 26, 2018

AND...WE'RE ROTATING

I was just so tickled to have a late Sunday night finish that allowed me to have a Monday start.  After my chair time and a long nap I fished through my WIP basket and decided to play with:

This is Star Spangled Banner by Northern Expressions Needlework. I'm doing this on a lovely piece of fabric (the count and source escapes me at the moment), with the called-for Dinky Dyes silks.

Each row/stripe/band is a different specialty stitch, and so far very fun:

Now before y'all write to me to say "Oh, dear Spinster Stitcher...I could never do such a thing!", let me tell you that if you can read a chart, you can do this. The directions and graphs are very very clear and well-written, and if you have the ability to thread a needle and go up at 1and down at 2...you're home free!

Speaking of home, my Lovey is traveling to New Jersey to see his mom and to celebrate her birthday. This means that I will be left to my own devices for a bit and should have lots of time to come up with another list of things I want to do here in the apartment to keep me occupied. I suspect that most of my time will be spent "in studio", since I have allowed things to get out of whack in there again and it's driving me a little nuts. Other than that, I think they are predicting ungodly heat and humidity for the weekend, so I would imagine my heiney will be inside in front of the TeeVee and under a fan.

(I never did well in the heat, but now that I am on dialysis it's super stupid. The minute I get overheated I lose my breath, which causes me to panic, which causes me to think I'm going to drop dead right there on the spot with laundry undone and a basket full of WIPs and then my vision goes dim and I feel like I have ginger ale in my skull and I wonder if Stewey still smells like baby shampoo and whether my mom will veto my haircut.)

And then it passes and I feel silly.

So here we are on a Tuesday morning, and all I have to do today is laundry, paperwork, and stitch. Absolutely nothing to complain about in these here parts, Dearies. How about with you?

15 comments:

  1. Oh my word, I love this. Your stitching is impeccable.

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  2. Now that is a fascinating flag... I trust you when you say it will go with ease.. Enjoy the time at your disposal to "catch up" and reinvigorate and kiss the panic concerns away. You ill amaze yourself in what you accomplish this week.. just pace yourself, O quick one.

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  3. Give that 28th star an extra stitchy stitch for us when you get to it, Coni!

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  4. Great project. Really like every stripe is a different stitch. Enjoy your unstructured time!!!

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  5. What a beautiful piece you are working on, Coni! I don't mix well with heat and humidity either so I say stay in, drink up on the liquids, stay cool, and stitch.

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  6. I love doing specialty stitches, they add such lovely texture and interest to a piece. Keep those close ups coming!

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  7. Your piece is absolutely AWESOME!

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  8. That is gorgeous!! Enjoy your quiet time w/o JB, and stay cool!

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  9. Love your stitching. Glad I found your blog. I have been reading about your adventures in Needlepoint Now for a long time. I love specialty stitches also as they add interest and cover a lot of territory, sometimes quickly!

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  11. I am feeling patriotic and inspired by this gorgeous piece. My Dad is a Yankee Doodle Dandy and would go bonkers over this piece. Pray tell - what fabric and fibers are you using... they are both gorgeous !!

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  12. Love this pattern! And yours is looking spledid! Hope you made it through the heat ok. It is starting here today and lasting until Thursday. I have to work Wednesday so I hope they don't plan on me doing too much. I will be in the corner melting. :)

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  13. Love your train of thought when you get overheated. Mine is similar when having a hot flash...which is several times a day now. Oey!

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