Thursday, May 10, 2012

What a lazy week....

This week has slipped away from me. It started with me not feeling great to me feeling so very tired and I admit it, lazy. I did have good stitch time....
HAED Iris is slowing progressing. I know some of you keep track of the stitch count, but I think it will be mentally productive for me not to. I will just look at it visually and not count stitches.
I also had finished the SAL with Manka but just never got to post it. I am thinking of how I want to finish it....
I am really pleased with my color selection of DMC....they are..#350, 352, 353, 469 and 471 and the fabric was from my stash...mystery 18 ct cream.
As others have noted, it was packaged and labeled clearly not to bend.... important for delivery. The kit is in a clear plastic envelope and the pattern is clear and easy to read. The Madeira threads are luscious and neatly wrapped on bobbins and labelled . The DMC conversion is also listed. I also had the choice of Aida or Evenweave, I chose Evenweave. I rarely buy a kit because I do not like not knowing what brand thread I get and that they are loosely wrapped in a hank which usually gets tangled. This is not so with
 It is all so neatly packaged and ready to go. I chose Still Life by Van Gogh. The colors are absolutely luscious. I hope to work on it some time in the near future....
A word from Madame Muriel
Hello out there. It has been quiet around here because my friend Gracie has not been herself. I have been for rides in the PT and went to AJ's with them. When we got home I found myself caught up... is a lobster and thank goodness he was already cooked. Mr H promptly set me free of the claw and began to prepare it to eat. I thought he would have offeed me a bite. No, instead, Ms Zoe got a few tastes! No wonder she is a bit plump. We had a storm brewing around us last night. The winds were strong and a few rain drops fell. It was really dark overhead, but the storm was south of us. The rest of this week, Gracie is working but she is making plans for the weekend. I will be picking some tomatoes with Mr H today....
It looks like they will soon be gone.
So glad you visited with me and of course gracie...welcome to our new followers and we do hope your day is a good one.


thegreytail said...

Gracie what a beautiful motive you've stitched! you're right, the colours look so good.. great great piece, really.. I wish I'd joined that SAL too! :D
have fun. and try not to think about how many stitches you get done on your HEAD, it's a long journey, all you should do is enjoy the ride.. :D
say hi to the Madame for me,
happy xxx!
chiara -

Silverlotus said...

Nice review, Gracie. And congrats on finishing the little SAL.

Grit said...

Wundervolle Arbeiten. Ich liebe Deine gestickten Werke.

Tolle Tomaten, die sehen lecker aus.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Milly said...


Sorry to hear you have been under the weather.

Your Haed is progressing and looks great.
I love the motif you've stitched, your colour choices are lovely.

Hello to Madame Muriel, thank heavens that lobster is dead!

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your SAL with Manka looks great! So crisp and sharp! I love it.