Know Ye by La D Da
40ct vintage Pearled Barley with NPI silks
I think it's so sweet. And I love the colors! (Sorry for the wrinkles. I don't believe in ironing. lol!)
A bunch of us decided to have Quaker Fridays a while back. I was sorely tempted to start Ann Grimshaw, but I was good and pulled out a WIP/UFO. Can you guess what I picked to work on on Quaker Fridays? Yes! My nemesis, also known as the three times started Mouline Rouge! Here's where I am as of the last Quaker Friday.
Mouline Rouge by Long Dog Samplers
40ct Antique White with NPI 636
It really is pretty, and I'm finally convinced that I like this red. (It took pulling it out after a year to convince me.) But I'm having a hard time sticking to it! I have a feeling Quaker Fridays are distracting me a lot from sticking to what I'm stitching.
Speaking of distraction, after finishing Know Ye, I so wanted to start one of two projects that have been calling my name -- very loudly. But I told myself I really need to finish one of the WIPs that I have going before I can even think about starting something new. Sooooooo, first I tried pulling out And All Was For an Appil. And was totally unsuccessful. After all, I'm a very long way from a finish on that one. So if I wanted a finish that was reasonably close, I decided I needed to pull out Beneath the Waters. Agh! Back to over one! But I got into it. And here is where I am.
Beneath the Waters by Carriage House Samplings
30ct Legacy Custard Creme over one
I think now that I'm getting animals with color in, I'm enjoying the stitch again.
Isn't the snail cute? :D I have to fill in that area inside the snakes with more sea creatures.
In other news, the father type just called saying that he's stuck in the biggest traffic jam ever on the highway to work. It's snowing, albeit lightly, and there's an accident somewhere. Poor father type was bored so he called to see if school was still on. And it is! I'm hoping it stays on, but I'm not looking forward to driving in the snow. This week is exam week for the boy child at the high school. Which means he only goes in for the exams he takes. Which means I have to be driving him back and forth to school for his exams. Which means that the boy child is still asleep, and probably will be asleep till he absolutely has to get up for his 1:15 exam. Agh! He's got an exam today and one tomorrow and then he'll be done with his exams! I sure hope he does/did well!
The girl child is home this week for the break between semesters. She'll be going back to college on Sunday to start the second semester. Poor thing was so tired when she got home. She had to work on an internship application too, but that's done and now she's relaxing as much as possible before the grind starts again.
And of course, the other news is the Australian Open! You think I forgot? Nooooo! It's been very interesting so far. And now we know who is in the women's final -- Serena Williams and Justine Henin. I have to agree with Peter Bodo -- I don't think it would be good for women's tennis at this point for Justine to win the title. What, so Kim Cljisters and Justine Henin can just waltz in after a few years of retirement and grab slam titles for the taking? (Cljisters won the US Open after coming back from retirement in just a few months of playing. Henin has just returned to tennis after retirement, again only just a few weeks into playing.) It wouldn't look very good for those who've been playing all this time while they were gone. Sorry, just my opinion, and also that of Peter Bodo.
As for the men, Andy Murray is in the final, and tonight/tomorrow, Roger Federer and Jo Wilfried Tsonga will play for the last spot in the final. I'm rooting for Federer to go to the final, of course. The final? Well, I like both Murray and Federer so it'll be interesting to see what happens! Federer is in his 23rd straight slam semifinal. Pretty impressive. Ok, I'll be quiet now. :D
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! Hope it's nice and sunny where you are!