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Sunday, 5 May 2013

timelessness

I have the weirdest `out-of-sync` feeling today. This is the first Sunday of May and as such, it`s Mothers` Day in Hungary: my Mum and Gran can finally see the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady cards I stitched for them a couple of months ago. I keep reminding myself to phone Mum`s house this afternoon, where my whole family will get together to celebrate - and all the while I`m stitching Santa Claus for a magazine! And as there`s no other imminent sign of this being anything else but an ordinary Sunday, I`m sitting here in my PJs amidst all these suggestions of special occasions like Mothers` Day, Christmas and May Day. (Even the latter only half-counts in our house: Gregory`s off school tomorrow but Hubby has to go to work :( So much about a long weekend!). And somehow I didn`t feel extraordinarily (intergalactically?) powerful yesterday either while shopping in ASDA, although I`d had several messages of the `May the Fourth be with you` kind.
On Friday I did get La Scapigliata out of its box (HA!!!!). I have to admit, after a year-long hiatus, I was struggling to find my place on the chart, especially as I was working from two photocopied halves on different scales... so I spent the whole day making a new, complete copy of the original* and then painstakingly transferring the squares I`d already worked. Now I have only one chart to work from but by the time I finished with all the paperwork, I hardly had time + energy left to stitch, so this photo will not be too different from the one I last posted about a year ago (still, who remembers that, right?). Oh, and I`ve just realised that I probably cut the fabric too small... happy days! Good job I`ll stitch another version after this - but more of that later... I`m such a tease, aren`t I???


*It is from The Ultimate Maria Diaz Cross Stitch Collection.


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    1. Thanks, Cucki, I love this painting too :)

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  2. I remember! :) My hat off to you for keeping up with personal stitching amidst all your model stitching orders. And - no matter whether you counted it right or wrong - I would like to see the result of this project. I had a similar scare with my Hogwarts Crest, barely having enough room at the top (literally three squares left after the top of the stitching), but I decided not to start over - not after all that work! So, keep going! It's really beautiful.
    Also, have a wonderful Mother's Day (even with your husband working). Have him treat you on your next day off - that's what mine does when he has to work on days like that... Oops I think I started to make my own post instead of just a comment. :) Have a good one, and I can't wait to see another post!

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    1. I thought you might remember, lol! (And the award for Oldest /As In Longest/ and Most Consistent Follower goes to.... Katya!) The more you write, the happier I am, so keep the blogging comments coming! :)
      I don`t know what to do with this picture now, tbh - maybe turn it into a cushion? Or a `patch` for a bag? I mean if I can`t frame it properly... ach we`ll see, it`s a long way away. Seen your Hogwarts Crest, it`s looking beautiful, can`t wait to see it finished!

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  3. That looks like a very tricky design! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Barb, it does look tricky, doesn`t it - and would you believe it, it only uses 8 shades of brown! But what`s even more surprising (and it makes the whole stitching experience REALLY tricky) is that out of 8 symbols 3 are variations on heart and 3 on star... why? I hate when they use similar symbols, esp. when there`s no need. Still, I hope nothing can stop me now! :)

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  4. This is one of the charts that you really have to be brave to try and I think you are doing a fantastic job. It can still be framed, have you ever thought about adding a fabric border instead of a mat?

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