Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sookie Stackhouse or Stitching?

Working twelve hours at the restaurant on Mother's Day meant a slow down of progress on ATS.  Usually three or four hours of stitching is done on Sunday afternoon but here is the latest on my project.  Apologies for the wrinkles, I just hate ironing and don't plan to iron this until the very end.  After stitching so many grapes on Grape Season Sampler, I sped through the ones on top of Adam and Eve.  Isn't Eve awesome!  What a vixen with her flowing red hair!  And Adam is such a bad boy.  I kept looking at him and thinking he didn't look quite right.  After careful study I found a small knot laying on the top of the stitch that makes his nose.  He looks like he has a big zit--but hey, he deserves it right?  When the feeling comes to unstitch, it will be fixed.  For now I will leave him with his blemish.  The tree is not very fun to stitch.  Too many damn colors!  It will be worth it when it is finished though.

Here is another project that is hanging on my wall.  It was stitched when my son was a toddler.  My husband and I went to Chicago to a Bull's game (Michael Jordon was extraordinary to watch) but I insisted that we stop at a cross-stitch shop and so The Earth Gatherer's by Shepherd's Bush was on it's way to a good home.
Now it's time for the dream piece of the week.  It's in my stash, but sadly, not on my wall.  This is Marriage of the Minds by The Drawn Thread.  (Below) The framing is fabulous!

This past week the latest Sookie Stackhouse book was released.  For those of you who do not know who she is, the series True Blood on HBO is based on these books.  The novels are quite entertaining and I just can't stop myself!  Charlaine Harris has created a world of fun creatures such as vampires, werewolves, elves, witches, shapeshifters, and various other "supes" that Sookie keeps encountering.  She is always in trouble!  Last night I downloaded the book onto my iPad and a plan must be made.  Read at work, stitch at home!  Yes, that is the plan.  I hope my boss won't mind!  Until next Thursday, happy stitching ladies!


  1. Beautiful stitching. Thanks for sharing. Marriage of the Minds is one of my favorites!

    Peggy H.

  2. Hi, Dawn. I'm here in Peoria, too, and it's so good to know there's someone besides me putting needle to thread! Thanks to my job and often being too tired, however, I'm not accomplishing the great finishes that you are. I do have to ask, though, what restaurant kept you from stitching on Mother's Day, and does your family own it?

  3. ATS is coming along beautifully. I admire anyone that stitches this huge piece!

  4. Wow! That is going to be one incredible piece, Dawn! You crack me up with your comments about A & E :) Best of luck with this giant project!!