Thursday, August 30, 2007

Serenity Update.......and some silk

Well, here we are Thursday and all I've been working on when I stitch at all is "Serenity." I am really feeling it for the finish now!!! You know how you get when you've worked on something for a few months and the light at the end of the tunnel is a winkin' and a blinkin'....just a few more, out, in, out...almost there.
Now with a little dramatic lighting and a maniacal laugh, I could be Vincent Price, bwahahahaha......... :)

Here is a snap of the work as it stood last night.

I am sorry about how dark it turned out. I'll try and get a better snap in the full light of day.

I also got another installment of silk from Needlecraft in Baltimore. Isn't Drema just the greatest!!! I took a snap of the skeins on the actual linen that Village of HRH will be stitched on. I have laundered the linen and gotten quite a bit of the starch out so it is quite a bit softer and will feel much nicer when I start on the first.

It is really amazing how the picture makes the linen seem almost dark is really not THAT grey or dark, oh well what can one do.

I have also come to the conclusion that a daily stitch rotation is what I need. I have seen so many stitchers out there using them when they stitch and those stitchers all seem so organized!!! I sit down and go "Oh look 'Serenity' is on top and NEEDS my attention" and so other things just fall to the bottom. On September 1st I will figure out my rotation and on Tuesday I will drop a sidebar with the list. This will solve all my organizational problems!! :) Also I will have no excuse...or I should say I will have fewer excuses not to work a little on everything each week.
My goal for VoHRH is to do one square a month and then next September 1st 2008,
I will be able to start HoHRH.

I can't believe I just wrote September 2008 and set a goal for that far distant date....but if it is writing then I will have to stick to it!!!!! or maybe not. :) We'll just have to wait and see.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,


Susimac said...

Serenity is looking great.
Oh Edgar you are a braver person than I to stitch VoHRH, then HoHRH straight after, I haven't even dared attempt either.

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, you've made such great progress on Serenity. I hope you can keep up with VoHRH :). I use a stitching rotation and love it ;)

DonnaSews said...

Serenity is Outstanding. You motivated me to order Forgiveness!!

Mary Ann said...

Hi, I found your blog while reading comments at Vicki's blog, and just wanted to say that you have a great blog and I love your stitching!!

Cheryl said...

Serenity is gorgeous! Not too long to go!
I have never had a rotation and probably never will ;) I just stitch on whatever i feel like which probably explains why i never finish anything LOL

Terry said...

Wow Serenity is gorgeous! Wonderful stitching!

Cathy said...

Hi Edgar, just checking out your blog...Serentiy looks fabulous - not too much more to go now!

Name: Vicki said...

Serenity is absolutely gorgeous! And the new stash is beautiful, too! Let me know how the rotation works. I've been thinking of trying that, too! Have a great day!