Sunday, September 22, 2013

February Dreaming

Hello everyone, hope your Sunday has been good so far! I'm experiencing major "fall envy" with all of you who are sharing your season changes and autumnal stitching projects.  September is always the worst down here.  I know that everyone living anywhere north of the Georgia-Florida state line is getting out their sweaters, building fires in their fireplaces and noticing a crisp change in the air.  At my house though, the ground feels spongy, we have thunderstorms every afternoon and the air conditioning never stops running,  Have to keep reminding myself that February will be glorious, but that seems like such a far time off now....

Anyway, I do have a little more progress to share on Ann Grimshaw, which I've focused on almost exclusively since my last posting.  Here she is:


Believe it or not, Anne is only about half finished, and I've already gone through more than two skeins of the Finnegan's Fog.  I do still have quite a bit of the darker dye lot on hand, but the lighter one is getting smaller and smaller.


I noticed on the Needle in a Haystack website that when purchasing more than one skein of the same silk you can check whether or not you'd like them both from the same dye lot. My first impulse was  of course I'd want them that way.  But then I starting thinking what a happy coincidence it was that the first three weren't all the same.  Maybe I'll take my chances again and just see what they send?


Anyway, I'm looking forward to picking up the pace for the missing motifs that will finish the current row.  After it's done I can move into the many alphabets underneath them.  It may just be me, but it feels as though them might move a little faster than the stuff on top has.

 
 I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm counting the minutes until tonight's episode of Breaking Bad.  Halley has been watching the show faithfully since it first premiered, but Jim and I have only been mesmerized by it since we signed on for Netflix a few months ago.  All summer long we've been trying to catch up and living from one episode to the next.  It's really cut into my stitching time, because the show is so compelling I can't just stitch and listen, I have to focus on it completely.  Her's a clip of one of my favoorite scenes. 



So on that note, I'll say "Adios, Heisenberg!"

8 comments:

Margaret said...

She is looking gorgeous! It really has been a happy happenstance that your skeins were from different dye lots. I think it would work well either way, getting the new skeins from the same or different dye lots. (I don't envy you that Florida weather right now. Ugh. Been there in September once, and that was enough for me. lol!)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Mary,
Your Ann Grimshaw is just stunning!! It is a beautiful pattern to start with, but the Finnegan's Fog you chose to use makes it a sampler to die for! The weather here in Ohio was simply glorious today, but, come February, I will be envying you.
Melinda

Deborah said...

Ann is beautiful.

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous piece! The floss really makes this design sparkle!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Ann is looking good--the different dye lots is working well

P.J. said...

Ann is just stunning and I like the affect of different dye lots....very much. There is definitely a bite in the air up here in Maine. I was looking forward to the cooler temps but yesterday reached out and smacked me with fierce chili in' breeze. Hope today is more to the milder temps.

Catherine said...

Enjoying the cooler temps here in PA, but soon enough, will be wishing for your weather I am sure! Love your piece ~ so beautiful!!

Carol said...

I can't imagine Florida in the summer or early fall, but sure will be envious of you in winter, Mary :)

I just love Ann and the color of thread you're using. Will have to make a mental note of the lovely shade!