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.


  1. It might be a pain in the a#@, but its looking wonderful!

  2. Wow! You really are almost there! I don't think you'll regret for even a minute that you took the time to stitch all the green. It's going to be an amazing finish!

  3. It looks like your slip n' slidding to the end of ATS, lol

  4. Love the story! Your ATS is looking fabulous. Not much more to go! I hope to get back to mine as soon as I have some holiday stitching out of the way.

  5. WOW! That is a lot of grass.
    But, like Mindi says, it looks great :)