I got a HUGE, ENORMOUS amount done on DLM this rotation.
I totally knocked it out of the park. I'm so proud of myself. I got almost double my goal done. The last little medallion isn't complete, but it easily will be next time it comes up in rotation. You can see I didn't get a whole lot done at David's house. Partly because I was reading so much. But hey, progress was made, and that's a good thing. I have some more of the black to do, and then the colorful sky will be done. I'm really excited that I finished three of the corner medallions, and part of the fourth. My goal was to finish up the first, and do one more. I way outstripped my goal, so yay me!!
I took three projects to my brother's house for dogsitting. I took Beach Romance (Janlynn) for Sunday, DLM for Friday and Saturday, and Impossible Love (HAED, Selina Fenech) for Monday. I didn't take Time To Go (Witch Stitch'n'Bits) for Tuesday cause I didn't think I would stitch any Tuesday. I usually get up, pill the dog, take him out, and pack up and leave (not necessarily in that order). So Sunday I worked on Beach Romance. It was very fun, because as I worked, I watched... NFL Today!!!!! Whoo hoo, football talk. Unfortunately, two of their staff are former those who shall not be named players, so they kept saying that name. Also, twsnbn have nine bona fide star wide receivers. So they talked about that a lot, which was depressing. I was cheered to hear that they're likely to let Chad go though. I'm hoping he goes to a team I like, so I can cheer for him again! Pittsburgh would be awesome. Green Bay, New York (Giants, not Jets), and Dallas would also be good. All of those places have a Quarterback with a strong arm and good accuracy. Oh, and New Orleans would be good too. Okay, on to Beach Romance.
It's looking good. I put in a big area of sand, in between the woman's legs and the man's legs. And it goes under the man's legs too. And then I started on her dress. I've only done some of the white so far, but it's looking good. You can see the curves of the dress as it blows in the wind. I did start to make on mistake on her dress, but I caught it right away, so that was good. I only had to pull out a few half stitches. Otherwise, it behaved itself well. A few twisted threads, but they were easy enough to figure out. I still love the fabby color for this. It's just gorgeous!!! And Amy said she liked it when she saw it on Mother's Day, so it's all good.
Impossible Love is my rotation project for this week and next.
It was annoying to me, for some reason. I only put in about a hundred and fifty stitches, which is hardly anything. I have no idea what my problem is, so we'll see how I do on Friday when I pick it back up. I love the colors in this. They're various shades of peach and pink. Sunrise colors. Beautiful!!! I did have to frog, but it was only one row. I lost track and did a row twice, so I had to frog out the second one. It was a short row, six or eight stitches. And ugh, cause frogging over one really, totally sucks. But it's done, and I'm back on track now.
I gridded on Time To Go this week, so I don't have a pic. I'm working on the vertical lines, so they seem to take forever. I've got two in now, and I think I'll make myself put in one more before I put it back on the Q-snap and start working again. I hate the gridding, but it helps sooooooooooo much that I do it on all my over one projects. Well, all except one, and I'm considering gridding it when I get back to it. It's Lust (HAED, Marta Dahlig). It's a ways off though, so nbd. And speaking of a UFO, I have a poll on my blog. The blogspot blog. Go here if you're reading this on Multiply. I'm thinking of what I'll put into my rotation when I finish up DLM. I was originally thinking I'd put in my next Chat, which is going to be Serengeti. But now that I have UFOs, I'm wondering if I should put in the next UFO and wait till some more things are done before adding a new Chat. If you don't mind, please give me a vote. (I'm very indecisive, so help me out here, ladies and gents.)
Next up is my ornie, Frosty Friends (Mosey and Me).
I got a LOT done yesterday on it. I took Yes Dear out on the balcony for quite some time. (Yes, I did remember a pillow so my butt doesn't hurt.) She was loving it, because a bat flew right by the house. It was so close to me I could have reached out and touched it. She was ALL over that. Meow, Meow, Meow... And she's looking at me like where did it go? She sort of gets pointing, if the thing I'm pointing at is right by my finger. Otherwise, forget it. So she looked all over the balcony for about ten minutes, then she gave up. It was cute. AND, while I was working on my ornie (or maybe while I was gridding TTG, I don't remember) Jerry opened his screen door, peeked outside to see if I was there, saw me sitting there, and snuck back into the house. I had to laugh. Looks like he's got the message. I waved at him, but I don't think he saw me. It was just too funny. (I didn't realize I was scary like that, but apparently, I am.)
And lastly, my stupid neighbor down the street (she lets her dog run free all the time, and I know that eventually, he's gonna get hit by a car or something like that) let her dog out last night, and then went back in the house. There was a man on a bicycle, and he's a nasty, yappy little dog. Barks at everything while he's out. (I can't stand yapping. Hate it with a passion. Like nails on a chalkboard. Grrrrrr...) So he's barking at the man on the bike, and chasing the bike. The guy gets pissy about it, and tries to kick the dog. (No, I don't like yappy dogs. This does not mean I think kicking them is a good thing.) I opened my mouth to yell at him to stop, and he fell off his bike, lol. It was just too funny. I was laughing my butt off. I felt like saying, "That's what you deserve." Trying to kick a little dog like that, jerkoff. So he rides away (it's about midnight or twelve thirty), making threats as he goes. And the dog chases him off, yapping it's fool head off the whole time. It was annoying and funny all at the same time. Finally, she took the dog in, for which I was grateful. Dumb dog was standing in the street watching the bike go, and I was afraid a car was gonna come along and hit him.
And lastly, as you all know, I wanted to do a giveaway for the Finish Friday blog. I've been waiting for more people to enter, but no one has, so I'm drawing today. And the winner is...
number seven, DULCINELLA!!!!! Grats Dulcinella. Let me know whether you want the gift card to 123stitch.com or HAED. I'll get it in the email to you this week!!! Grats again!! Thanks to the few of you who entered the giveaway. I'm happy to have spread the word a little bit. And this month I have car insurance coming out, so I'm not doing a giveaway for June. I will be doing one in July though, for reaching two hundred followers. Maybe it will be a REALLY good giveaway if I reach two fifty before July. We'll see. Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment, or follows me. I love you all, and it makes me so happy to see what you're thinking. Special thanks to everyone who votes in my poll.