Friday, October 09, 2015

Reaping the Harvest

I was going to try to catch up on last week's posts: do the Alphabet Club post, review my monthly goals, etc. But I was avoiding blogging. I wasn't feeling it. So I stitched and thought and decided just to move on. Sometimes you have to make the hard decisions. (And trust, the "C" post I had been working on was crap. You don't need more of that in your life.)

I finished a piece for the dude. This is the one I had brought to Tennessee to work on in secret, but left the black floss at home.

This is a Subversive Cross Stitch pattern. The reference is to a McSweeney's piece. If you don't know it, you owe it to yourself to read it. Of course if the language bothers you or you decorate with gourds, you'll probably be offended. The dude wasn't; he laughed for ages at this. And on the first day of fall, he told me it was decorative gourd season. Seriously, it was published in 2009, and he's still laughing at it.

Discerning viewers will realize that I cocked it up. I totally misaligned the gourds. I have no idea how I did it or why I didn't notice until I was done. But that's what Just Another Button Company makes buttons for.

I'm going to go back to the Shepherds Bush stockings and complete those so I can do the finishing work in November. And if I finish before the end of the month, I'll choose one of the autumnal patterns in the WIP basket to work on.

8 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish Nikki. I love it.

Linda

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

Great piece and a very funny article too! I could hear Bill Hicks saying something similar. But then I hear Bill Hicks every time I read sweary American articles!

Melody said...

Love it!

Monica said...

A chuckle, a smile and a shaking head....oh you scamp!

Beth said...

I had to laugh - even as I can hear my grandmother's "Hmmming" in my ears.

Beth W said...

Aha! I love it. I need a subversive one regarding pumpkin spice everything season, for our house (where "PSL" is a curse word).

totallytoadlily said...

Hilarious!

Margaret said...

Love it! The buttons balance the gourds out perfectly.