Sunday, May 19, 2013

Alice, is this Wonderland?

"But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."

"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.” 

Well, Lewis Carroll pretty much sums up my purchasing strategy when it comes to needlepoint.  Needlepoint anything: canvasses, tools, books.  If you are going in the water, why not jump in feet first? 

This sets up an admission!  I purchased another canvas and guide and threads this week.  I am waiting to receive Ruth Schmuff's Mystery Class , Aquamarine the Mermaid.  I have no idea why I am so taken with the project.  I was clicking around on the internet (damn you, Al Gore) and I came across her.  Like a siren directly out of Homer's Odyssey, the song bemused me and I found myself running ashore.....or at least running to the email to order the canvas and kit.  Like all good sailors, I convinced fellow mate, Laurie to crash into the rocks with me!  We are excited to get the package ~ hopefully this week!

In the meantime, when I have not been purchasing canvasses, I have actually been stitching.  I have worked on three of the Funky Fantasy Flowers.  I am finished with Felicity .  I have the first two parts of Farrah completed ~ now I need to find some beads before I can move forward.  Yesterday, I started Fiona.  I made a lot of progress.  I am not doing any of the backgrounds until I have them all finished and I will choose three greens to use for the backgrounds on the various canvasses.


Now, I am pleased to announce that I have made some stocking progress as well.  I am finished with the background and I am working on the rabbits at the bottom of the canvas.  Judy Meyer and I had Laurie Walden give us a long and short class.  I am not sure that I have the hang of it, still.  But, I will press on with the rabbits!  I am at the point, now, that I am making progress again that I will try to push through and get to end of this project!  It is about time!

In regards to my painfully slow progress on the stocking for Henry, I again resort to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland ~The Mad Hatter to Alice,

"You used to be much more....."muchier".  You've lost your muchness."

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