Tuesday, September 01, 2009

M-O-O-N

Spells Primitive Needle*:



This is the moon band of Ichabod Seabury. Fingernail Moon means I still got a whole lotta stitchin' to do!



Here's the big view, and yes the picture is crap but the project isn't. I love, love, love, the funky PTP Swamp linen. It's a great green. This is my first time using the Belle Soie threads, and my second time using silks, I am so a silk thread virgin. I like the Noir and the Lasagna, the blackish color and the hint of orange you see there to the left in the picture. The Tumbleweed has not been pleasant and I'm wishing I had swapped out a DMC or a WDW thread. I'm finding that the Tumbleweed frays and shreds pretty easily. It's possible it's an issue with me but I don't think so since the Noir and the Lasagna do not seem to have the same issues. I've started using shorter lengths. I only have two more lines of verse to go and bit around the top border and then I'm done with the Tumbleweed.
I'm hoping that designers don't start sending me cease and desist orders in regards to posting pictures of my WIP as they are so awful it might hurt their sales. I try, really I try hard to take good pictures but I just haven't found that sweet spot for the best light. One day I will.
*apologies to Stephen King
The real quote is "M-O-O-N spells Tom Cullen" or something like that from The Stand. My all time favorite Stephen King novel.
Oh and for all you Halloweenies--check out the new Stacy Nash book Merry Hallowe'en.

10 comments:

Lana said...

Lovely progress! Can't wait to see more!

Daffycat said...

Great progress!

The Stand is my favorite too!

Siobhan said...

Wow Melissa, you're really moving along nicely on ol' Icabod! It looks great. I love that linen! Your white shows up very nicely, too.

Margaret said...

It looks great, Melissa! Love the colors on that linen. :D

Missy Ann said...

Ichabod is looking good!

Anonymous said...

Melissa,

I'm loving these colors on the funky Swamp! Keep goi'!!!!

Janice

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love it Melissa but I have to tell you - I now have a mess because I spewed my iced tea everywhere when I read this comment :

"'I'm hoping that designers don't start sending me cease and desist orders in regards to posting pictures of my WIP as they are so awful it might hurt their sales."

Truly, I laughed out loud and boy, did I need a laugh - thank you!

Cindy said...

I think that it is looking great! I haven't quite figured out the art of the stitching photo yet, either...LOL :)

I saw that Stacy Nash book a couple of days ago, and it is definitely on the *must have* list!

Carol said...

Melissa, The Stand is also my all time favorite Stephen King novel.
I was 17 when I read it the first time.

Dona said...

Melissa, I love the the moon looks on that fabric! It looks great!

The Stand is my favorite S. King novel, too!