Thursday, May 25, 2006

Summer's Here

So what better project to celebrate the arrival of summer than Blackbird Designs Sunflower House. This is a retired Loose Feathers chart. I found some blue linen in the stash, a fabric of the month purchase, that I think will work nicely for this. I started pulling the threads yesterday and had to steal GAST Deep Sea and Burnt Orange from And They Sinned but it's not getting any attention these days(I'm going to change fabrics, not happy at all with the 36ct dirty linen, flax it is) and couldn't find one flippin' skein of GAST Brandy. Hope to track down a skein of that this weekend.
I've also misplaced my TW Tropical Dream chart. Can you say "annoyed"? I wanted this to be my TW Monday start, if I can track down the chart from where ever I might have stashed it(the last time I remember looking at it I was making a supply list) if not, I'll put a few stitches in on Fantasy Triptyche. Fantasy Triptyche is a BAP, that's probably an understatement. It's one of those I want to stitch but have no clue where I'll hang it when finished if I can afford the framing. But that's not really the point is it?

Did I mention yesterday that June is going to be a TW June for me this year? Tropical Dream, Castles by the Sea, Tradewinds, Mermaid and Fantasy Triptyche will all get some attention this summer. I have high hopes of actually finishing Tropical Dream before the end of the summer.

Every so often I start to whine about not being able to do everything I want to do. I wander Blogland and read about all these great crafters completing so many great projects. A quilt in a month, tote bags galore, stitchers that stitch using turbo charged needles and I have to step back and remind myself I'm a slow stitcher. It's a fact of life. I do beat this dead horse a lot don't I? It's just, I've been working on this stupid House #2 on HOHRH and it's like the neverending house block. What is up with that? Everyday I think I'm going to finish that block and every night when I go to bed it doesn't seem any closer to finished than it did that morning.

Yeah I know there are so many more important things I could be whining about but I don't want to whine about those things here(our world going to hell in a handbasket), so I whine about stitching.

This weekend I hope to get some things organized, this is a desperate attempt to track down Tropical Dream, make some supply lists and come up with some kind of project plan. I think once things are organized I'll feel better about the pile of projects in the workbasket.

Let's see, there are several quilts swirling around my brain at the moment and none of them were mentioned yesterday, some t-shirt stenciling ideas, my Alien Illusion scarf, a knitted log cabin blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting(just scared of that whole picking up stitches thing), finishing up my mom's crocheted afghan(so far I believe I hold the title for worst daughter on the face of the earth), and a gazillion cross stitch projects that are really what I want to be working on all the time.

Good thing the days are getting longer.

1 comment:

Lee said...

I totally hear you about the kids-out-of-school thing from your last post. It seems like summer goes thru three phases. The first is when they are driving you insane. The second phase is when you have some kind of routine back again and things are running smoothly. The third phase is when they are driving you crazy about all the stuff they need for the new school year, but you're also half sad because the summer is ending.

I'll tell you, it's never easy, is it?