Sunday, May 26, 2013

Remember Me?

I haven't been around the blog much the last couple of weeks but there has been a little bit of stitching going on in the evenings when work hasn't left me mentally and physically drained. The busy season for my work has arrived with a vengeance this year. I was distracted last week by Dan Brown's new book, Inferno. It was an enjoyable and a very fast-paced read - so much so that I got very little stitching done last week. Now that I have read it for the plot, I may go back and read it again for the fascinating in depth descriptions of the sights of Florence and Istanbul.

On the needlepoint front, I finished Laura J. Perin's Bargello Egg. This was a fun project!


The Tudors Home Study project is moving along with only the red silk band to stitch to complete the first kit. Can't wait to see what Amy has in store for us in the second kit.



My eighth egg in the From Russia with Love club is languishing in my stitching bag only because I am stitching dark purple thread on a purple canvas. It's almost as bad as stitching black on black even though it is only basketweave. This is the first time the next egg in the club has arrived with my not having finished the one before it. Maybe I can show you a finished egg next week.

There's lots of good stitching time to be had today in front of the television beginning with the Formula One Monaco Gran Prix this morning followed by the Indy race and NASCAR later in the day. I hope you are having a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. We are having a picture perfect, temperature perfect weekend here in Georgia. Wish I could move the television outside!

Have a wonderful week ahead!




9 comments:

  1. So glad you are back. I was about to send a posse out for you. I love the Bargello egg. I need to look in to that. I think the Tudor banner is very elegant. I had a momentary pang of regret for not signing up, but still working on my last home study, Kelly Clark's creche. Time to get that done. Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you get caught up on your rest and the next week at work is a little easier.

    xoxo Steph

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    1. P.S. I am reading the Inferno. I like it although it is no Angels and Demons which is my favorite Dan Brown book. I

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    2. I agree - it's hard to top DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons but it was fun to read. The plot twists towards the end are bizarre but I can easily see Tom Hanks running through the streets of Florence and Istabul in the movie that is sure to made of the book.

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  2. Hi Melinda,
    Missed you. Look forward to your Sunday posts. Love the Bargello egg. Your Turdor banner looks fabulous. I just have the petals for the white and blue to do. Looking forward to kit 2 also.
    I have to call Needle House to see about my finishing and where my kit for this month is.
    Hope you have a better week this week. Enjoy your day stitching.
    Linda

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  3. Melinda,
    Did you use the threads as suggested in Laura's pattern, or did you change anything?

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    1. Yes, I used exactly what Laura called for in her stitch guide. I also chose a white canvas that had a little bit of sparkle (very subtle) to it so that in the areas in the middle where there is not stitching, there is still some background interest. I ordered all the supplies - threads, stitch guide, and canvas - from the Nordic Needle. Very quick service from them. If you buy it, I feel sure you will enjoy it!

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    2. Melinda,
      Thanks for your wonderful tips on the Bargello egg. I was "hooked" on your blog all day yesterday. I love everything you've been doing.
      Deborah

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    3. Here's a blast from the past question: in your June 19, 2011 post about the background on your Keep Calm and Carry On" piece, you mentioned that the stitch was from an old Maggie Lane book. What was the name of the book? Do you have a more recent source for the stitch that I can get?
      Thanks,
      Deborah

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