Thursday, February 29, 2024

Some Opera and a bit of Drag!!!

 Gentle friends, in honor of Giacomo Rossini's birthday today, let's look a something fun...

... most of us growing up were introduced to opera this way... so let's hear it for old Bugs Bunny!!

edgar


Monday, February 26, 2024

Two Fruit Trees

 Gentle Friends, just moving along with Mary Allen, here's an update snaperoo...


... and a conundrum I was faced with this week... the tree on the right has multi-colored fruits... the lower three hanging ones were marked with a symbol that was not included on the chart floss-color key... how odd I thought, as I had never run up against missing color that was included on the chart but not in the key... so I had to go back, to the not very clear photograph and figure something out.  I ended up just pulling the lightest red as it seemed closest to the picture. Since this is really my conversion of over-dyed floss from the charted DMC I feel fine with adjusting as I stitch along.  I wonder how often this happens???.....using a symbol on the chart and forgetting to add it to the color key.  
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, February 19, 2024

The Village Square Border

Gentle Friends, I finished up the border for the central square and a bit on the right... here's a snap...

... there's a tree/bush that goes in the urn on the right and another on the left.  Then I can make a start on the village in the center. 
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, February 12, 2024

Stitchin' on Mary Allen 1818

Gentle Friends, so, you might have noticed I've tweaked my name a bit...  I've been posting on this old Blog since 2007 and thought it just might be time for a change... and now here's a snaperooo of where things stand on VSS...

The mistake I saw last week at Posting I fixed ... I know how it happened... I was stitching away not paying attention and stitching the upper-right triangle for the center square the blue color and not the nutmeg color it should have been.   Throughout this piece, there are counting mistakes and uneven spacing that I'm going along with, for the most part.  I'll adjust things as I stitch if it's making me too crazy, but Mary was only 8 years old when she stitched this piece and did a good job of things.  I also never just stitch things as charted anyway, I stitch for pleasure and if something is going to drive me over the edge then I need to fix and adjust as I go along... Stitching should be relaxing!!!
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Looking into the future for my next stitch I started going through the old stash pile and found I have soooo many things!  Lots of things I've already stitched that are really stacking up and things I know I'll never stitch.  This leads me to think I need to do a stash unloading.  I'm on a Facebook book group where I could unload quite a bit... I also sell on eBay so I know how that works.  Here's a question for everyone, when you finish stitching a piece what do you do with the chart if you know you'll not stitch it again? 
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, February 5, 2024

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitching away on VSS... here's a snaperoo...


... and do you see my mistake???  I only noticed it once I put the picture on the Post...  I'll need to frog that sucker out and re-stitch, but it's only a small bit so not too much trouble.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  We've been having some rainy weather lately and more to come so... Stay safe and warm!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

A Damp Weekend

 Gentle Friends, still stitching away on Sarah, and here's a snaperoo... ... I like all the little bits of "wonky" that are pa...