Saturday, October 29, 2011

You might bubble but I'm gonna eat you!

     Stitching all this grass is making me an angry woman!  Some of you may know that I am married to a Greek God.  He came to the United States when he was 20 years old so he has the sexy accent and everything.  He tells me stories of his hometown periodically and some are true, some are just wives tales.  This one is true.

     There was an old man who went to the market to buy some feta cheese.  Back in the day cheese was kept wrapped in paper.  He bought a block of the best feta he could afford and went home to have his dinner and enjoy his fabulous cheese.  Alas!  When he took a bite of it and began chewing it started to bubble in his mouth.  The person who sold him the cheese at the market accidentally gave him soap!  The old man grew angry because soap was cheap and he had spend a lot of money on this cheesy soap.  Hence, he said to himself, "You might bubble but I'm still gonna eat you!" 

     I love that story and refer to it often when I make a mistake but have to live with it and forge on, much like this grass.  One day it will be over but I read about one woman who stitched all the green in one color horizontally, which would be much quicker than this diagonal stitching is.  Then there is another woman who didn't stitch the green at all and it looks wonderful.  Also my friend Lori stitched hers with one color of green in 1/2 stitches and it looks great as well. 

     Well I'll get off my soapbox (hee hee) and actually post a pic of my progress.  Not too much more to go now!  Till next time ladies, enjoy your blogging and your stitching.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What have you been doing for 18 days? Grass.

     It seems like I'm never going to get this project done.  Here's the latest on And They Sinned.  Thank you Evan for helping me out, oh and Nikko too.
     Judging by my stitch speed (which is snail-like) and how much is left, I think I have about one more month to go.  The boy and the tree were fun to stitch and the pond was as well.  Here's a close up of the bottom.

     My dear friend Lori changed the colors of her geese and I liked it so much I decided to do the same.  The big swan is stitched with Pebble and I dug into my stash to find a peachy/pink color for the little guy on the left.  He's stitched with Apricot Blush although he looks more white in the picture.  The plan is to move up and stitch more motifs and then stitch grass, grass, and more grass. 
     My left hand is getting tingly while stitching this.  It's really getting heavy.  I'm not going to know how to act when I actually get to stitch something normal.  Thank you, my dear followers for your encouraging words and support you've given me during this project.  Until next time, happy stitching ladies!