Friday, April 23, 2010

MMX

This is my first finish of MMX. Not my first finish of 2010, mind you. At camp, we decided the year lent itself to Roman numerals. (So if last year's camp was about "the charm" and the year before was "all about freedom," this year was about the Roman numerals. Less imaginative perhaps, but pretty cool.)

I need to have a lot of finishes this year so I can sign them MMX. I am especially looking forward to 2030 (MMXXX, racy!).

I (almost) finished this at the library's morning craft circle today. Let me tell you the daytime craft circle has a much different feel from the evening craft circle. I was one of the young ones at evening craft circle, true, but these ladies, though delightful, are wicked old. (There were a few who wouldn't appreciate that, I'm sure.) There was another young woman there, but she's moving in a couple of weeks, of course. Why can't I make a stitching friend (from my hood) who's under 80? Okay, 60. Anyway, I'm bringing olives and cherry tomatoes for the going away salad bar, which means I'll attend for another two weeks at least.

All that talk of salad put me in the mood for a grilled Swiss on rye from Minella's. A woman at the counter and the waitress were talking about the wedding of the waitress's daughter. The woman turned to me and said she hoped her daughter eloped, then asked if I was married. She was shocked when I said yes because she "thought I was one of the college kids." (Minella's is near Villanova and Rosemont College and Harcum College and Bryn Mawr College and...you get the idea.) Her eyes must be bad because I have half inch roots that are silver. Anyway, it's a blessing and a curse. We did have a nice conversation though, which was a bonus.

Lilybet
Spot Sampler II
36 ct Meadow Rue, Lakeside Linen
NPI silks in jade (originally called for the crosses to be stitched in gold but I decided, nonbeliever that I am, that they shouldn't stand out any more than necessary)

11 comments:

Barbeeque4 said...

A beautiful finish for Friday - can we say MMMMM- good!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

What a great finish--love the color!

Is that the craft group at the Easttown Library? I've seen notices of their meetings, but they don't meet when I'm off in the summer. And could I take this opportunity to nudge you once again about joining us at the Delaware Valley Historical Sampler Guild????

Bronny said...

What a lovely idea for roman numerals - especially for samplers.. If I finish any samplers this year - I think that is what I'll do. The chunky snowmen and LK stuff can stay as 2010, but samplers certainly do call for MMX
Wonderful! - and lovely stitching by the way (I'd have left the gold out too!)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love the color on your sampler and the MMX is the perfect touch to finish it off. I hope I'm still able to see well enough to stitch in MMXXX - I'll be one of those wicked old women by then! Ugh....

Siobhan said...

Nice finish!! I like the roman numeral thing... I never thought of that. Good idea!

Donna said...

Love the finish and especially love the color.

What I can't believe is how you have assured that sometime in the year I turn 70, I will think of you and laugh! Racy, indeed.

Monsoon said...

Like how you resolved the cross issue..I did not even notice them as such till you pointed them out.

Anonymous said...

Very nice.

Roman numerals? Who knew they would draw so many comments?

dd

Michelle said...

Love it - and I of course love the use of the MMX. That acorn is to die for.

C in DC said...

I've used Roman numerals a lot. I find they blend in better with many designs than Hindu-Arabic numerals.

Jenna said...

Take it as a compliment and try not to think too hard about it. :) I was told by a grocery store cashier when I was graduating from college that I looked like I was graduating from high school. Thank goodness those days are far behind me.