Friday, October 01, 2010

My Wednesday was Wicked

Wednesday from here on out, at least until I get bored with the idea, will be known as Wicked Wednesday. That means I can stitch on Halloween/Autumn/tombstone designs or Adam & Eve designs because I was raised Southern Baptist and well that serpent is the epitomy of wicked according to some powers that be. Work with me here because this gives me an option of switching from Autumn themed stitching to A&E and gives me an out when I'm tired of orange and falling leaves, not that I can ever see that happening but one never knows which way the cross stitch wind might be blowing.

Wednesday night after working on La D Da's In the Garden and Notforgotten Farm's Halloween Queen I had the strangest dream. You see the snake? You see my Pumpkinheaded Queen? Well in my dream they were chasing me. The dogs woke me up at 2 a.m. which is why I don't know if they ever caught me but let me tell you I woke up sweating and exhausted. See the snake below? He was chasing me in his coiled around Eve shape. Eve was no where to be found so he was kind of bouncing like a Slinky or sproingy springy kind of thing. Yes, it was as weird as it sounds. And no I did not drop any acid before bedtime. If I had I suspect his coloring might have been a bit more vivid.
The Halloween Queen a.k.a. Pumpkinheaded Queen was chasing me and trying to hit me with the branch she is holding that I haven't stitched yet. I was kind of freakin' when I woke up because it was so real. I'm not sure why these two decided to work together to torment my subconscious but they made a great team!

Here's a close up of my Halloween Queen. I love this design so much. The designer is Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.

It was a little breezy today so I pulled out some books to help hold down the Queen during her photo shoot because I wasn't in the mood to whacked with a stick or for her to blow off the table and get dirty. I have enough dog and cat hair issues to add outside dirt to the equation.

Here's my progress on La D Da's In the Garden. I'm loving this piece too. I have trouble every day deciding which of these projects to work on. So far I've been splitting my stitching time between them and it seems to be working well for the time being.
This being October 1st and all, don't forget to stop by Missy Ann's blog for the 31 Days of Halloween extravaganza.


Blu said...

That's...a pretty weird dream! Maybe it's their way of telling you to finish them?

Kathy said...

Strange dream, Melissa! but you are making good progress on your stitched pieces.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, that's the first time I've ever heard of a dream from stuff you're stitching! If that happens, I wonder if we would ever pick certain designs! And if that holds true for me, I would be surrounded by red cows right now!

I like both your pieces, but I hope no more scary dreams for you!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love them both! And what a bizarre dream, lol!

Katrina said...

Weird dreams but I love all your starts!!!! I may need to pick up that La D Da chart :-).

Siobhan said...

I love your WIPs, Melissa! Crazy dreams... I've been having some doozies lately, too. I keep waiting for the ones which will show the upcoming lottery numbers or something, instead of freaky former neighbors chasing me. ;)

Michelle said...

Loving both of your WIPS. And Wicked Wednesday sounds like a fabulous idea!!!