Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter at My House

Okay, there is no snow and not likely to be any time soon. (We had snow about 9 years ago.) But it is cold and windy and I'm a weather wimp, so that's good enough to keep me inside and stitching. Actually, I've been so busy trying to catch up with my scissor fobs and pins and stitch markers that I've only been stitching at night while watching TV.

I've hesitated to post pics because there's not much to show. This is what Shores of Hawk Run Hollow (SoHRH) looked like when I put it away Oct 1st. (Remember the Christmas Panic?) So I pulled it out as soon as I finished my tree skirt piece. But all I've done is some more border and a little of Block 8. Not very exciting, but at least I'm stitching.

Now for the shock of the decade! I started a new project without finishing SoHRH! Do not panic, the world is not coming to an end, Hell has not frozen over...but it's awfully close. It's Spinster Stitcher's fault. I was reading about her "stitch whatever you want" attitude and I caved. I pulled out "Pigalle" by Long Dog Samplers. That's the good news.

The bad news is that I have to do some frog stitching. Sometime last fall I decided to change most of the colors because I'm just not into orangy reds. So I spent I don't know how many hours playing with it until I had chosen some blue and purple hues to go with one of the original reds that I did like. So I started it last night and after a couple of hours I realized it just wasn't going to work. So I trucked off to the stash room and started playing again. I now have reverted to warm reds...just not the ones listed in the chart. I'll show them to you after I make some progress. Here's what it looked like when I made the big decision.


  1. Ya know, if you changed the color of the yellow to something more suitable with all of the others, it would work! You have probably already frogged, but it's a suggestion if you haven't yet...try a greenish color (like a yellow-green)

  2. Blame it on Stewey at least!!! BRRR cold here too~~ Whats up with that??? I am into my old UFO Quaker byMy Big Toe...Just had to pull it out and work on it some....sinus infection is better, just cant breathe in too much of this frigid air....Have a good one...SoHRH looks nice!

  3. That Spinster Stitcher and her dog Stewey sure know how to get people in trouble, don't they. I kind have adopted her attitude myself. Ugh on all the frogging. I hope that it goes quickly!