Monday, February 20, 2006

Melissa's Anatomy

Of a cross stitch project. The subject of this blog entry is Fairy Grandmother. Below you will see the before pic of the subject:

Next you will see a close up of the head, arm area, before Olympic stitching was begun:

Now if you will please turn your attention to the below photo you will see a close up of the head area as of 4:30 CST Feb. 20, 2006:

Now in the following picture you will view a close up of the wing area prior to Olympic stitching:

Next you will see a close up of the large wing belonging to Fairy Grandmother as of this afternoon:

The picture below is an overview of our subject as of 4:30 CST Feb. 20, 2006:

I stitched on this old hag 8+ hours today, 8 flippin' hours and all I have to show for it is her hair, ok I have an arm too. Some more progress on that wing and the center wing, but egads! 8+ hours and I still feel like I'm accomplishing nothing!

On to happier subjects, something I actually finish, books.

This morning before my stitching marathon, doncha love it when TNT does those Law & Order Marathons? I've seen them all, don't even have to look up, I finished Janet Evanovich's Eleven On Top. Funniest quote from the book:

"I don't mind being a teenager", Grandma said. "Better than thinking I'm an old lady. Maybe I should get a boob job, and then I could wear them sex-kitten clothes."

"Good God," my mother said. And she drained her glass.

This quote is on page 226, you need to read the book to put it in context.

The book was pretty good. I haven't read any Stephanie Plum mysteries in a while, it ended up being a real treat and a very fast read. Started it last night, finished it this morning.


Old Yankee Stitcher said...

But it's coming out lovely. It will be worth all the effort in the end. CJ

Kimmie said...

I love Stephanie Plum books. I think I've re-read most of them. Grandma is my favorite!!!!!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

You are 8 hours closer to being done! Done, I say. Hooray!

I love Stephanie Plum. It's all so improbably probable. And very funny.

Would you be terribly offended if I told you "every day" should be two words when you mean each day? It's one word when you're calling something regular as opposed to special: "jeans and a t-shirt are my everyday clothes." I'll shut up and get back to stitching now.