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Monday, May 21, 2012

My poor butt and IHSW

     I've stitched for hours and hours over the last few days.  It was IHSW, and I had goals (which I met, whoo hoo).  I wanted to finish up the first corner ornament on Desert Landscapes Mandala, and then do the second one.  I set my sights high, lol.  Each one is probably about seven hundred stitches.  And I did it!!!  Unfortunately, I did most of it on the balcony on Friday and Saturday.  Now, I love my balcony, don't get me wrong.  And I love my Adirondack chair out there.  But over eleven hours in two days, and I have a serious case of stitch ass, lol.  Yes, you heard right.  I was out there for over eleven hours over Friday and Saturday.  Yes Dear loved it.  I was comfy and happy too.  Until Saturday night when I realized...  My butt really hurts!!  (I really didn't feel it prior to that because I was so deeply into the stitching.)  So I came in and worked for a while in my stitchy chair.  And finished up my corner ornament.  DLM looks great.  I'm ready for the third corner ornament on Monday!  (I wanted to finish up the first one and do the second one for this rotation, so I've already hit that goal.  I  may finish up the third one too, if it pulls at me as much as it did this weekend.  So, now that I've regaled you all with my butt's problem, here come the pics.
     DLM first, since I've talked about it so much.  
This part (part 8, holy crap, getting close now) is beautiful.  I just love the colors together.  Believe it or not, there are six (I counted them) SIX shades of orange in this part.  Three shades of purple, one brown, and three blacks.  (310, Anchor Marlitt, and PTB Black.  I only used two of them, as I stated in an earlier blog entry.  I wanted to use up some more of the Marlitt, and I also used the PTB (Petit Treasure Braid from Rainbow Gallery), but you can barely tell the difference.  I do like sparkly things though, so it's all good.  You can see my little bunny in the bottom part of the photo.  I learned my lesson with the first corner ornie.  I can't put the Q-snap too close to the center, or the bundled up fabby gets in the way of the stitching.  So I put it further out on this one, and it was much, MUCH easier.  Thank God for Q-snap huggies, and Christine Marie, lol.
     And now, Beach Romance.  
I had a little bit of trouble with her/him today.  (I'm not sure if the project is female or male.  I'm leaning towards female.)  She had a bit of a problem in two places.  At first, with the angle of the sun on the balcony (Yes, I DID put a cushion on the chair.  NO, it DID'T help my poor, abused butt) I had trouble seeing the holes.  That cleared up very quickly though, as it was pretty late in the day when I went out.  Then I made a mistake when I started a new color.  I put it in the wrong place.  So I had to frog out about fifty stitches.  No big deal, but I still didn't get as much done as I would have liked.  Good progress, but not as good as it could have been.  However, my butt is still hurting, so I'm done for the day.  Maybe tomorrow it will feel better.  Hopefully, lol.  I hope you all enjoyed IHSW this weekend.  Three cheers to Joyce of Random Ramblings for hosting.  She does a great job, and we rarely thank her.  So thanks, Joysze, and kudos on the IHSW growth spurt!!  Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!!

26 comments:

dulcinella said...

A stitchers butt:-) I hope it feels better,soon. Congrats on the progress! You managed to do a lot of stitches. Glad you managed to accomplish your goals. The orange and purple looks great. I didn'tnknow there are so much different shades of orange.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh ah! I can imagine how your poor butt feels! Well done on the stitching - they both look great! I agree - definitely female feet!

Margaret said...

Wow, your projects are beautiful! No wonder you have stitcher's butt. lol! Love that desert mandala!

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

I love it all!

Kaisievic said...

Fabulous progress. Hope that you get over your stitcher's butt soon - it is a real pain in the ass! Pardon the pun!

Julie M said...

Hey Julie!

Beautiful stitching...sorry about your ass! LOL!! Hope it's feeling better by now!

Take care!

rosey175 said...

Ahaha, I think I've achieved Stitcher's Butt only once before. That combined with a sore back from leaning over the stand, nope nope nope! I demand breaks now.

Your stitchings look wonderful though, well worth the butt abuse, haha. I always love seeing mandala progress shots, tempting me into buying one of my own. :D

EvalinaMaria said...

That was a one stitching marathon! Sorry about the butt...

Lovely progress on both pieces.

Evalina, This and that...

Topcho said...

Reading your blog and I realise how dangerous the stitching can be - first a sunburn and now a case of stitcher;s butt! I hope it feels better soon. But at least it seems it was worth it - congrats on accomplishing those awesome goals! All the stitching looks fabulous!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Well done! You've made excellent progress and sounds like you've got a serious case of stitcher's ass!

Delphyne said...

Congrats on meeting your goals! It sounds like you had a great stitching weekend other than the sore butt. LOL.

Julie said...

At least you met your goals,even though you got a sore ass for your troubles. ;)
And those feet look to pretty to be mens. :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your WIPs are beautiful! Great progress--congrats!!

missy-tannenbaum said...

Your IHSW projects are so pretty! I love the colors of Beach Romance- it's so detailed!

stitchstitchknit said...

I love the progress you made and the six shades of orange are just fine ;-)
I hope your butt feels better soon, haha ;-)

milly said...

Beautiful stitching and great progress!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, I let my blog go a couple of days cause I was reading, and I have sixteen comments, lol. Yay!!! I know, Dulcinella. I love the shading, it's wonderful. And it's improving, lol. Thanks Noni. I like the way it's coming along. Thanks Margaret. I do too, although I forgot how much I loved it for a while. Thanks Sunny. The pun is AWESOME Kaye. It totally gave me the giggles. And thanks. It is thanks, Jules. Nice to see you commenting!! They are awesome Rosey. I love mine, and have the next ones already picked out. Sorry you've had the same problem. I can imagine breaks would be nice. If I didn't get so caught up... Thanks Evalina. It was a marathon! And in a not cushy chair too. Or I'm just a dork, Topcho. I think that's more likely!! Thanks, and thanks. I did, Dani. But it's feeling better now, thank God. Thanks Delphyne, and it was great even with the sore bottom!! LOL, Julie, they are female feet. I have gotten to his feet yet!! (Or her dress for that matter.) Thanks Southpaw. It really is, Missy. I'm enjoying it immensely now. (The fabby can be a little bit difficult, but I'm on the lookout for that, so it's okay.) Thanks Juel. They're so close to each other, you can hardly tell them apart sometimes. Thanks Milly. I really enjoyed it all.

Pauline said...

Beautiful progress on IHSW!
Maybe you have to put your stichingchair outside on your balcony, the next time ;)

Bea said...

Love the mandela and that is a terrific amount of stitching you did. Sorry about the resulting pain though.

Lesley said...

Great stitching on IHSW. Gorgeous colours on your DLM. I think I would have had trouble getting out of my chair,never mind a numb rear after a marathon stitching session like that!!!:)but then I'm no spring chicken.Hope your case of stitchers butt has eased off now.

Kasey said...

Great progress!! Love seeing what you accomplished!

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, it would never fit, Pauline. But thanks for the idea!! (My balcony is pretty small. It's just about four to five feet across. Not even enough room outside for two chairs and a table. I have one chair, one little itty bitty table, and a small table out there. And thanks, I did make a lot of progress. It's all right Bea. I can live with it. It's feeling much better now!! I'm not either Lesley!!! I'm forty, which is not too old, but it's not like I can do the things I did at twenty. It has, thanks. It's funny, I was shocked when I did the first one at how pretty the colors are together. Thanks Kasey. I do too!!!

megan_bright said...

I'm loving the beach romance!!! So pretty :D

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Megan. I like it too. The colors aren't my faves, but they look good anyways, lol. Thanks for the comment.

Vickie said...

Awesome stitching time! At least you have stitchers ass and not swamp ass which I hear is disgusting!

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, thanks for helping me put that into perspective, Vickie. I appreciate it!!