Friday, September 28, 2012

A Super RAK and ATS Update

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends it's Friday and we have made it through another week....  today we are looking October in the face, so Fall has really arrived!!  Also, we are quickly coming up to the big 3 Holidays....  only 33 more days until Hallowe'en.... only 55 days until Thanksgiving... and only 88 until Christmas... time is ticking away quickly!!
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Yesterday the mail brought a wonderful RAK from Beth, from over at Beth's Crafts.  She wrote me a while back that she was de-stashing and would I like to have the "bunches and bunches" of DMC she acquired during a sale.  I thought that was so kind and such a sweet gesture and excepted.  Well, she sent me a box jammed packed to busting full of skeins of DMC floss.......  here's a snap...

..... there are 100's of skeins of floss!!!  What a kind generous thing to do, and I thank you so very much.  I have started to sort through them, and now need to figure out a good way to store and keep up with what is here.  Stitchers are just the nicest people!!!
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I also wanted to get a couple of snaps of ATS posted to show you where it stands at the moment....  an over all shot...


As you can see I shifted some of the verse to make it a bit less wonky, but not too even.  I am not very happy with the way Mr Lion is so looking very two-toned, I am thinking I need to frog out the light shade and make him more even coloured.  it amazes me how the variation in skeins is so great - these are both labeled "Tarnished Gold" - I guess one is more tarnished than the other.   And, here's a close up shot of the section 5 ...


I am just dreading the grass in the final section, but like everything else it is just in the doing and it will get done!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, and for your super comments, I do appreciate them.  Just a quick note about next week, I will be away from the Blog and in Florida - without computer access - so no posting/emails until October 8th or 9th. I am visiting my Mom and will be there for my Birthday next week.

Take care,
edgar

35 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Wow, an amazing RAK..enjoy the sorting. The stitching is amazing. I agree with the comments re: the lion. Looking forwards to seeing how you change it.

Parsley said...

OOOOOoooooh! Don't you just want to roll in that beautiful floss? Okay, well maybe you don't but it's so lovely!

Nice progress on your WIP.

Margaret said...

Wow! What an RAK!!! I love the pic -- so colorful! And your ATS! Beautiful! I had a hard time with the lion's face as well, but I ended up leaving it. As for the grass -- you'll be amazed. You get into a rhythm with the diagonal stitching and it gets to be relaxing and mindless stitching. I actually enjoyed it!

Vicki said...

Edgar - Enjoy your visit with your mom and have a great Birthday! I inherited tons of floss when my MIL died. I don't know how she purchased floss, but there were over 50 skeins of 3771 alone. I divided it with my daughter who stitches and then incorporated the rest of it into my supply. It took me three years to use up the 3771. I'm not complaining... I loved receiving all of that thread!

Xeihua (Sara) said...

That was really a kind RAK you received :D so many threads.... what a great gift for a stitcher ;) and I love your on ATS although I do agree with you regardind the two toned lion... I don't know but maybe it will be looking better if there are more colours that are missing for now... or I would frog it and make it with one colour only :D Good luck with it and with the grass :) Hugs,

Vera said...

Happy Birthday Edgar!! Enjoy FL -- I was there about 2 weeks ago and it was still HOT, HOT, HOT!!! ATS looks wonderful!

Allie said...

Happy Birthday, Edgar. I know you have a great time.
I love your ATS. It is looking good. That was an awesome RAK! It is good to know that there are such wonderful people in this world. About storage for the floss, have you thought about a 3 ring binder aand pencil cases? You could sort them by color and keep them in a binder in pencil cases. Take care, Allie

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is a lot of thread! You'll be able to do all sorts of projects with all of those goodies. I am constantly amazed at all the recent pictures of ATS and am too worried about getting into another big project and never finishing it. This one must take a lot of patience and dedication. Great job - it's beautiful!

Minnie said...

You did receive a very generous gift, I just love DMC floss that is all I ever stitch with. ATS is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the lion's face.

Deb said...

Wow! You received the mother lode with all that floss! What a great thing to receive!!

And you're making wonderful progress on ATS. It's really looking good!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your ATS looks fabulous!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I have a lot of DMC and use it often - it really is my go-to floss. Enjoy your new haul.

ATS looks great but I have to agree with the lion... sorry about the color difference.

Have a great/safe trip!

Faye said...

Have a great birthday in FL.... Wowzers on all that DMC....

Jodi S said...

Wow that RAK looks just like a pile of candy to us stitchers! We will miss your posts next week but do have fun in Florida! Also, be sure to enjoy your birthday!

Kielrain said...

Wow! Look at all that DMC, it is pretty piled up like that.

ATS is looking amazing. Such a great piece.

Enjoy your birthday.

Tracey said...

WOW! That is a lot of thread. It looks so pretty! Your ATS is looking great, though I do agree about the lion.. enjoy your b-day and your visit with your mom!

Denise said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! Hope it brings you much happiness and fun!

That stash needs its own address! If I may suggest what I do with my skeins - get photo boxes. You can then arrange them as you please but they stack nicely and can coordinate with the house.

ATS is amazing - how much longer is it?

valerie said...

Wow, you are in DMC heaven! Lucky guy! And your ATS is really coming along. I hope you have a fantastic birthday and a nice visit with your mom. *hugs*

Shirlee said...

What a wonderful RAK & ATS is looking great! I hope you have a marvelous time in Florida. Happy Birthday a wee bit early : )

Berit said...

What a wonderful DMC Mountain and ATS is looking great! :o

Have a wonderful time visiting your mom. :) Isn't it your birthday during that time (the 4th?)? I was hoping to send you a little something in time for it, but will send it after. I hope you won't mind it being a little late! (Strictly speaking, it isn't a birthday-related, but has been on my mind to send and I thought it would be a good opportunity. Now, I get more time--yay! :D.

Catherine said...

Have a wonderful birthday and visit! Enjoy all that DMC ~ what a wonderful rak.
Your ATS is beautiful!

Sherri said...

That was an awesom RAK. Makes me want to throw them up like a pile of fall leaves! You are now the stash king. Have fun organizing and have a great birthday in FL.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a mountain of DMC threads! How generous of Beth. ATS is just beautiful! Happy Birthday to you!

Blessings!

Roberta said...

What a great RAK to receive, Your ATS is going along quite quickly. Do enjoy you trip to Florida and enjoy your Birthday!!

Gabi said...

ATS is gorgeous. Love it. Hope your lion will come out just as you imagine him.
Great RAK. You are right. Sometimes there are really kind people out there :)

marly said...

Happy Birthday early! Enjoy your visit in Florida and have a safe trip. Wonderful work on ATS. And a huge RAK!

Christine said...

What a great RAK, and ATS looks amazing. Have a nice trip

Nancy said...

Have a Happy Birthday Edgar and a great time with your Mom. My Mom is 89 now and I cherish every year we have together......Mom's are to be cherished! Spoil her while you are there.

robindefender said...

Ha! I was just commenting on variations in dye lots on my own blog. Regardless, ATS is looking fabulous.

What a wonderful gift... and what a great photo! Have a great weekend.

Mary said...

Lucky you.....

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! That's a lot of DMC, if you have extra have you thought about donating some? Theresa at Shakespear's Peddler has a wonderful suggestion for donations

Krista said...

Looks like you are set up now for dmc! :) Your ATS is looking awesome, love all the purples in this section. Have a wonderful trip to FL visiting your Mom, and an early Happy Birthday to you!

Sherry said...

How great about the DMC. ATS is looking wonderful. Have a great birthday and enjoy sunny Florida!

Gabriele said...

Wow, you lucky guy! That must be heaven to recive such a box!
Greetings from Germany

Melody said...

Congrats on the great RAK!! You will have fun sorting and labeling. ATS is coming along beautifully.