Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thursday and a Finished Project

So let's start with the finished project because there are so few of those around these parts. Below you can see my finished Carriage House Samplings Needlewoman from the Tavern Signs, Too chart. Very quick stitch and I mean quick. I'm a slow, slow stitcher, think molasses in January and I completed this in about a week. Since I'm all about the art shot, here's my Needlewoman still life shown with basil and parsley, and the ever lovely orangeish-peachy bath towel because we can't get the morning dew all over the stitching can we? Yes, that is a dead patch of grass you see in the background. Thankfully we are getting over our drought and with any luck that will be green in no time, and hey wouldn't a lush green backyard just be so expected? This adds interest to the stitching shot, right?
And here is a recent shot of my new work area. I'm considering adding another layer of shelves where the long shelves are, maybe even another shoe cubby because I'm loving the organization. A slot for the iPod, a slot for the camera, a slot for envelopes, who knew organizing could be so addictive. I need one on every flat surface in the house. The cat snoozing under the desk is the Loud Mouth. Noisy kitten=very quiet adult cat. Unfortunately we never got around to giving him a real name, Sam was my choice but Loud Mouth stuck. His sister lives with Kathy at Needle Delights. Link is in the sidebar and she has cute cat pics up on the shop site. Sam is Loud Mouth's sister and Boots is their cousin.

9 comments:

Glenna said...

LOL about Loud Mouth. We had one that stuck also, so no matter how much we tried to re-name her: "Shy Tabby" it was--because she was/is a shy tabby. I like the tavern sign!

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

I LOVE your tavern sign. :-) It's on my wish list - one of these days I buy the stuff I need.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the finish! You did finish that one fast! It is beautiful. I love the scissors at the top. Your desk is looking great. I love having little places to put all my things...not that you could tell it from looking at my craft table.

Sue said...

Nice job on the needlework!

LoL, Loud Mouth! Our cats always end up with slightly insulting names too. But hey, if the shoe fits...

KarenV said...

Love the Tavern Sign Melissa!

I like the way your room is coming along with all the shelves and such - I love organizing stuff too!

barbara_in_tennessee said...

Love your Tavern Sign. Also, all the great organizing shelves, I'm jealous LOL.
Barbara

Missy said...

Love the Tavern Sign. On my "must acquire" list. Would look very nice framed and hanging above your new workspace which by the way looks fabulous!

Love the organization possibilities and I would go with another shelf also.

:)

Susan said...

Really like you Tavern Sign, need to add that to my stash soon. Your work area looks amazing!

Sharon said...

Congrats on the finish! I love it! Your work area is looking good.