Saturday, June 4, 2016

Changing the design....

I thought I had finished the punching for the fish...
well, according to the design I had. The more I looked at it, I thought it needed a background. So, I played around with some colors and then marked out the border and this is what I did...
Now I like it. Just the right blue to pop the fish and of course make it easier to finish it as it has a complete border. I am thinking of a box top..... at least this morning I am. I also decided to purchase a different needle so I bought Artiste which is a Hobby Lobby brand...very comfortable to work with. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the Boye needle set, just wanted something else. Mr H and I are back to the count down for his surgery.... new date is June 17th. There will be a few things to organize...again and a couple of things to put on hold....again. The "go with me" stitching bag has to be re-packed. In a way it may have worked out better with the cancellation. We are currently in a Heat Advisory here in  The Valley of the Sun Arizona. The temps are in the mid to high triple digits. The over night lows are around 80. It may have been a little uncomfortable with limited mobility and all. This is early for these temps...should be in the 90's. I already did the garden watering and checked the pond level so I hope to remain indoors with my iced water and stitching today. The heat is affecting some of the plants and as many are in pots, they will require watering twice daily. For now, Mr H has afternoon duty. I am glad you have stopped by to chat today....thank you so much for your friendship and kind words. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Only the fish is swimming....

Just called the surgeon's office to get information and left a message. The call back informed me that Mr H's surgery has been postponed from June 3rd (this Friday) until June 17th. A little disappointing as he is so ready to get this done. So it is wait...wait...and feeling frustrated.  Now to re-organized a few things that I put aside. I have to remember to notify a couple of people and change some dates....van you tell I am frustrated right now!!!!
The fish I referred to in the title...
Ta-Sa...it is ready to swim. Although the back side which I will not show you is not perfect, it is still neat. As for the front, it could be better. Mr H thinks I did a fine job so I will go with that! Not sure how I want to finish it. Might go on line to needle punch sites and get some ideas unless one of you can come up with one. I am looking forward to starting another one.  I have been preoccupied with this surgery thing, that me stitching has seemed to slow down. My June SAL piece is not finished yet, and the sewing table is waiting for me to complete a few projects. If only I did not change my mind on how I want to do a few of them, they would be completed by now. I think I need a glass of wine...or maybe a Bloody Mary today.....oh wait (there is that wait word) it is only 10:48 AM...it will be for lunch today. In the meantime, thank you for your friendship and kind words....glad you listened to my rant today. Have a good day.