Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feeling "Normal" (???)

since my funny drugs are leaving my psyche (creeps me out thinking of it). Know what really, really creeps me out? But I LOL every time I see it, and I can't even find it on YouTube. It's the new H&R commercial with the one-eyed cyclops people talking normally, and the one guy pipes up, shaking his head, saying, "I can't believe my eye!" Gets me every time. One of 'em has a one-eyed pair of glasses on his nose. I mean this one gets me on the floor laughing!

I'm also feeling better knowing that I've made progress, albeit very slow, because of my eye(s). The two larger WIP's I've been working steadily on (LHN's "Home of a Needleworker" and CCN's "Gingerbread Cottage"), and I got a "finish high" from a small finish over the weekend for a QSW SAL, which was done with Stitching_Sisters. The Lizzie Kate's 2002 series are perfect for those weekend SAL's. Shelleen has us stitchin' up a storm with some unique ideas she has gleaned from other blogs. It's fun to go through stuff to see what will work for her different SAL's. The nice thing is that you don't have to start anything new, and I'm working on my UFO's. That means I have 6 more LK's in that series, and I have the cute little corkboard frame for them. February is hanging in mine now.

One thing I really wanted to point out to you is that I'm seriously thinking of using the finished "Home of A Needleworker" for a dish towel. I bet none of you have ever thought of something like that for a semi-large project, have ya now? Have you? Admit it..... never have; never would have. I zig-zagged the edges of that sucker before starting, and I've changed the year from 2006 to 2009. I've had it in a Q-Snap frame that didn't begin to fit one end; I've had it in hoops of several sizes; I've worked it "in hand;" and one thing I can guarantee is that fabric sizing is only a memory to this sagging, pathetic piece of limp dish towel. The zig-zagging on one side has taken on a piece of its own; great for hanging if I reinforce it on each end. Original shape and size is nowhere near what it was when I started. I just hope a good washing and pressing will bring some former life back into my dish towel.


Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finish! Your other WIPs are looking great, too :)

Von said...

Oh my goodness, Nancy, a dishtowel?! :D I think a good soak and hot iron will do wonders for it when you're finished.

Shelleen said...

why not a dishtowel? You could start a new fad.

stitcherw said...

They all look lovely, fun pieces. I did gingerbread house, but not needleworker yet (although it is in my stash). I don't think I'd give up on needleworker yet. You might be surprised at how well it would finish up with a good ironing and then blocking. Stretching over some foam core for framing may make you change your mind on your towel idea, as it would so pretty framed and up.