Friday, April 10, 2009

The Week in Stitches

I am blogging to take my mind off the watery abyss that is my basement. It's not quite a flood, but it is wet. I expect the plumber any moment, but I won't be holding my breath!

I have wanted to stitch the Cross-Eyed Cricket design above for years. I finally started and finished it this week. My husband does not approve. When we were dating and he discovered I was an avid cross stitcher, he was not pleased. It was not that he was worried I would be stitching and never clean the house (that IS what he should have worried about), he was apparently scarred in the 80's by visions of cross stitched geese with blue ribbons around their necks advertising mottos such as "Backdoor guests are best." I had to solemnly promise to love, cherish and never cross stitch geese. Well, lucky for him my tastes are not 1980s. They are more like 1680s, 1780s and 1880s! He divides designs into two categories: "nice" and "goofy crap." The above design he deems "goofy crap." Too bad for him! I like it!
I also started the above Brighneedle design. I think it is called Windy Hill. We live on Windy Hill! I call our hill Wuthering Heights. Our house faces the mountains, and the wind roars down the mountains at break-neck speed for our house! I cannot have windchimes on my front porch, I soon discovered.
I also started this week ;) "Fishes and Bait by Plum Street Samplers. I love Paulette's designs and her sense of humour. There is a pair of mer-people in the traditional "Adam and Eve" sampler pose. The verse reads, "Fishes and Bait, Fishes and Bait, When a Woman marries then trouble's her fate."


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5 comments:

Jerry said...

You do so much lovely stitching that I think you should stitch whatever you want (as long as you keep goofy crap minimal!).

Melissa said...

Hi Michelle. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You've got lots of lovely stitching. I especially like Windy Hill.

Siobhan said...

Hi Michele! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Love your WIPs! Especially the Fishes & Bait--I stitched that this past autumn & it's a super fun stitch.

Jennifer said...

Just visiting your blog. I live in "Windy Acres" subdivision out in the county, North Ga.
Love your finishes here! Have a great Easter.
Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Sweet new stitching pieces. Love "Windy Hill," especially!!