Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 15 and 16

Today's post should really be called "Another Blob of White."

I was really looking forward to a lot of stitching time on Thursday. The dude had a meeting that I was sure would go on forever, and I thought that would free up a lot of time, but instead of stitching, I picked up a little, folded some laundry, made some food to bring to stamping on Friday, and walked the dog. Clearly, I need to rehire my staff. I decided since I was home, it was a good opportunity to start another one of the Arctic Santas. I definitely need my DMC Collection handy so that I can sort out the floss. I broke my eyeglasses a few weeks ago, and have yet to replace them. (I can see without them; I just get eyestrain.) Anyway, long story short, bad eyes, bad lighting, and loads of grey flosses, and that simple task took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Here's my start on Nunavut Santa.

On Friday, I knew I was going to rush from work to pick up the dog before rushing off again to stamp night. So at lunch time I started By the Bay's Autumn in Vermont. I love the vibrant colors of this one. It reminds me of my youth in New Hampshire. Of course, the middle doesn't use any of those fabulous colors. No, the middle features a couple of clouds stitched not just in white, but in DMC's extra white white. (B5200) Oh well, I'll get to the good stuff someday.


Stitchinowl said...

I have also been stitching a piece that has way too much white in it. Eye-straining and boring, to say the least. On a positive note, the white looks great against the grayish blue fabric I'm using.

I love the colors in Autumn in Vermont. We lived in Connecticut for 4 years, and this pattern brought back memories of the vibrant fall scenery. No colorful leaf-peeping here in South Florida :)


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice blobs!
I have found that with some of my mid-week days, I pootle about doing other stuff instead of sitting down to stitch!
Then I get distracted by the computer and lost there.
That is why I chose WIPs for my work days, so you can't see how little has been stitched!

Linda said...

Lovely starts Nikki. I don't mind stitching white if it shows up good on the fabric. I have quite a few By the Bay charts.


Barbi said...

There's a lot of white in another piece that I have just started, and I was just thinking how much I hate stitching with white.
Love these two new starts. At least you can do something I wouldn't be able to stitch without my glasses at all!

Marie said...

Nunavut Santa is a cute design. Hope that you find more free time to work on him.

I live in VT…maybe I should stitch that By The Bay Design. Nothing beats Autumn in New England!

riona said...

All these new atarts would just intimidate the life our of me. I am quite content with one new start a month while I work on finishing up UFOs and WIPs. You are far braver than I am.