Sunday, April 17, 2011

It Doesn't Feel Like Sunday

I can hardly believe I've received more than double the comments on that rant post than on any post I write about my stitching. {Sigh} I'm not sure anyone wants a post where I respond to all the comments, so I've tried to respond by email. Thank you for accepting me as I am (those of you who did). You know, when I was teaching, everyone was allowed a small number of typos per paper, and even if it seems as though I came down hard on some bloggers, I do still read them. (Or look at their pictures anyway.) I try to remember that your dearth of comments on my other posts doesn't mean you're not that interested in the things I make.

On Friday, I made cake balls for our librarian's birthday but I didn't take any photos. They didn't look anywhere near as beautiful as Bakerella's but they were delicious. One of the old ladies promised to move in and clean my house if I'd bake for her. I took her up on the deal but I'm afraid she's not ready to leave her husband for cake. Would you leave your husband for cake? LOL. Another one of the women told me the cake balls were better than the big O. Seroiusly*. I think I blushed. Another woman admitted that all she could think of was Alec Baldwin and Schweddy Balls, but she eventually tried them anyway. (I followed Bakerella's directions using a lemon cake and cream cheese frosting from a can.)

On Friday night, I didn't make any sweets for the stitchers. One of these days I should, but it's so hard to get my act together in those hours between stitching at the library and picking up the dog from day care before setting off for Chadds Ford. This month, I did not work on the marquoir (shock, horror). I forgot to put it in my bag. Instead, I nearly finished Hoppin' Along Sampler, one of my CJC pieces. It doesn't look like much now, but it gets much cuter when you finish it into a rabbit.

When Sissy and I took the train to New York yesterday, I finished all the motifs shortly before we pulled into Penn Station. We visited her dress and shoes (second fitting), ate dinner, then turned around and came home. The train ride home was not as conducive to stitching (it was an older local train).


My focus piece this month has been City Stitcher's Willow Trees Sampler. Even though it is from 1989... (Hello, Lee! I didn't pick this for your Older and Better birthday project, but I certainly could have.) Even though it is from 1989, I think it seems pretty modern in part because of LHN's Willow Tree Inn (2003) but also because the colors are not dated.

Even though I have so enjoyed working on this, I'm ready to put this one aside for the rest of the month so I can get some work done on the marquoir and Love Me, Love My Dog.

Clearly, she needs to have better Os.

17 comments:

Mouse said...

heheheh .. don't you just love that .. do loads of stitching and no one comments, have a moan and whoosh you get loads ..... love the rabbit body .. have seen it made up and its really cute :)and nice work on your sampler to as you say the colours are not dated :)love mouse xxxx

The Queen Bee said...

OH! Cake balls! Never heard of them but NOTHING is better then canned frosting! Mix it with cake and roll in melted chocolate.... does life GET any better? (Chandler'esq) I know what I'm trying out later this week and taking to work. I will be everyone's favorite coworker. (For a day, anyway.)

Pam

Lana said...

Those Cake balls sound delcious!! Love your stitching!!

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

I don't always comment on people's stitching if there are lots of comments already because I'll just say "lovely stitching" for the 99th time.
I'm much more inclined to comment if the person only has a few followers too.

Karen said...

Cake balls. I've never heard of cake balls but I went to Bakerella and checked them out and oh my goodness do they look delish! Must try...

Love your Willow Trees; it's lovely besides the fact that it does my heart good to see that someone has older WIPs than I do.

Joy said...

Okay, I will step up and admit...I might just leave my husband for cake balls!

Catherine said...

I may not always comment - but you know I am stalking....and, as if I didn't have enough balls around here, I now have to add cake balls too!

valerie said...

Great stitching. I can't wait to see you finish up the Hopping Along Sampler. It looks so cute finished up as a bunny! I never heard of cake balls but I love anything cake-like.

Andrea said...

Wow, I can hardly believe you are stitching that Willow Tree Sampler. I just came across it on ebay last week, and now have it in the "to be stitched soon" pile...and here it shows up on your blog! Very cool.

I like your Hoppy sampler :)

Cake balls are awesome. I bought a mold to make them look like little cupcakes: http://www.amazon.com/My-Little-Cupcake-Mold-POP/dp/B003V2EJ1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1303097114&sr=8-3
They turn out really cute. We actually bought multiples, as they were cheaper with shipping that way. Let me know if you'd like one of them, I like to share stuff :)

Have been guilty of just lurking most times, will try to be a better commentor. I really enjoy chatty comments, but rarely get them, not sure what I'm doing wrong, oh well.

doris said...

Mmmm ... we had some cake balls at school one day. They were definitely orgasmic, but ... hmmm ... maybe I'd better just stop there. My mom would be so proud. She always tried to teach me restraint.

I'm sorry that it's your bitchiness that brings me in from the crowd of stalkers. I love your stitching, but your bitching always hits one of my own bitchy nerves. It's almost impossible not to respond.

Alice said...

I haven't read your rant yet... I was away and am going backwards with my blog reading... I hope I will remember when I get to something I've already read! The cake balls sound delicious! I use a lot of canned icing because I find icing such a pain to make. Your stitching is looking wonderful, shame about the marquoir, but I really like the green in the sampler... can't wait to see it as a rabbit.

Sally said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your rabbit made up.

Lovely stitching on The Willow Tree Sampler.

Donna said...

Terrific. I just took a 20 minute detour into the land of cake balls. Learn something new every day!

diamondc said...

Cake balls I gave all that kind of stuff up for lent and i am going crazy along with the candy and pepsi I gave up its almost Easter Sunday.
I love the Willow Tree its a beautiful pattern, your Hopping Along is beautiful canwait for the finished picture.
Happy Easter
Catherine
diamondc

TeresaB said...

Adore your Willow Sampler and can't wait to see the bunny made up.

Von said...

I just made another batch of cake balls last Friday for a fund raiser. One plate of cake balls, about 30, raised the most $$ of any dessert of the evening. Love it when something so easy gets all the raves, which I always pass on to dear Bakerella!! I made the red velvet, but with homemade cream cheese frosting, because I can make frosting in my sleep after raising 7 kids!

zoomcity said...

Love the rabbit. Finish it soon, so I can pretend I've stitched mine. 'Kay thanks. :D