Sunday, September 18, 2011

Boo! To You

The last black bead was added to "boo" last night bringing this canvas into the completed projects category. Thanks to the SyFy Channel's James Bond double header last night, I got in a straight 5 1/2 hours of stitching time. I can't tell you how many times I have watched Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace but I never get tired of watching either one. It's nice to check another project off the list but I will miss "boo" because it was such an easy little project to pick up and stitch a little and put it back down. I'm debating this afternoon as to whether or not I will include this canvas in with some others that I am sending to Marlene to finish.  I am planning to send my three Kelly Clark Heritage Series ornaments and the Witches' Hats ornament out to Marlene this week. "boo'" just might go with them although I will probably not get it back in time for Halloween this year. Speaking of which, Marlene called this week to let me know that Sarcoph A. Gus and W. Herr Wolfe are on their way back home just in time to join their other Halloweenie friends for the Halloween holiday season. Perhaps when I post on the blog next week I'll be able to show you their photos.

Another project nearing completion is Keep Calm and Carry On. I finished the lettering this week and last night experimented with a couple of threads for the diamond cross fillers in the background. I tried a lovely lavender Petite Very Velvet but it was just a little flat looking and didn't add any interest to the background. Next I tried a silvery lavender Kreinik braid and that was just what was needed - a little silver sparkle. It is subtle but effective. I'll be working on the diamond crosses this afternoon and evening during the football games. Maybe I'll have another finished project to show you next week. Fingers crossed!

I'm waiting to hear from the girls at Pocket Full of Stitches about Melissa Shirley's Bottle Bouquets class that starts in October. I had a difficult time trying to capture a photo of the canvas to show you but you can read about it on the POS blog. I've always loved this canvas by Mary Lake Thompson and look forward to the class. This will be a long term project of about 8 or 9 months from what I understand.

Jill from Amy's emailed me last week to say that the Melissa Shirley Christmas Banner home study had been moved back one month to November. I can't wait for that one to start either!

This is the last week of summer and I can't say that I'm sorry to see summer go away. It has been one long, hot, dry season! The cool weather the last few days has been such a relief. Now if we could just get some rain. My Japanese magnolia is already dropping leaves and it isn't because of the approaching autumn; it's because of the lack of rain around here.

Hope your first week of autumn is a lovely one! Enjoy your stitching!


  1. I was stitching during Quantum of Solace, too! (I had to wait for my kids to go to bed, to start watching, otherwise, I would have stitched through both). Action adventure movies that I watch over and over again are some of my favorite stitching movies!

  2. Hi Melinda,
    You go girl! I cannot believe all you have accomplished. You did a great job on boo. Cannot wait to see how you have it finished. Looking forward to see your Halloweenies reunited.