Friday, April 10, 2009

wimpy indeed



[what it is]

I’ve had no stitching mojo this week. Probably because I’ve had my head slammed into these Twilight saga books. I’m on page 367 of Breaking Dawn and I’ve nearly cried. I even laughed a few times ~ that dog (Jacob) cracks me up sometimes! I have to admit that I haven’t been thrilled with Jacob. I haven’t disliked him, just not my favorite (for obvious reasons, ahem, Edward). But he is funny and so I’m beginning to like him. The author has really made him into a character that we all can identify with. His antics are that of someone we might even know in our own life…aside from the wolfery (I made this word up) of course. So far so good with Breaking Dawn.

I don’t have much to report on the side of stitching, unfortunately. I’ve been so preoccupied with reading that I’ve kind of put stitching aside. Don’t get me wrong, I have stitched a little each day just not a whole lot. It’s wimpy stitching indeed, but I must post a couple of pictures of what I have done.

Winter Love by SamSarah is a pleasant piece to stitch on because of the Belle Soie silks. I just wished I was done with this already. My 2008 JCS Ornamanets are steadily on their way and I still have 5 more left from 2007 to start on. Ugh! Me and my mother are involved in a mother-daughter round robin and we decided on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. My mother stitched the first block, which she did a spectacular job at (no surprises there!) and I have the second block to which the progress is anything but. Since this piece isn’t in my current rotation I stitch on this when I can – at least an hour each day if that’s even possible. Plus, I’m not used to 40 ct linen so I’m still adjusting. Good thing though, my mom is currently working on a model for Just Cross Stitch so she wouldn’t have time to stitch on Shores right now even IF I had my block complete. So I guess I’m doing okay for now.

The weather is terrible right now. It is extremely gray and dark outside and in the house. Thunder too. OMG!!! I think I hear the tornado siren right now--------I do! I’m going to have to jet. I just turned the weather on and we’re under a tornado watch. Jeez…not this again! Third week in a row for this type of weather.
Talk soon.


Redwitch said...

Oooh I hope the tornado avoided you! Scary!

Your stitching looks lovely, sometimes it's nice to read for a change :)

Siobhan said...

Your stitching is wonderful, Julie! Hope your mojo returns, but it is nice to take a break and read--especially if it's with Edward! ;)

Brigitte said...

Your stitching looks very nice.
I can understand that you are in a stitching slump because of books. Happens to me every year when it's warm enough to sit in the garden and read. Then my stitching goes on the back burner.

Michelle said...

Your Shores is looking wonderful! Enjoy Breaking Dawn!