As it was Tuesday yesterday it was, of course, UFO Night over at JA/S&S forum and time to choose a "new" UFO piece to stitch on. First out of the bag was Mistletoe by Lynda Bodkin of Loopylou Designs. This started out as a SAL piece on JA/S&S forum last year but because my Dad's condition started deteriorating (terminal cancer) I had to drop out after only completing the first part - all the bits stitched in the lavender coloured thread.
Last night's stitching was the green bits and not a lot got done really. Trying to get those lazy daisies to look like the chart representation was trickier than I thought, so it was slow going. I also had around an hour's interruption when my DSis rang- have to say that by that time it was most welcome. I think that I'm still associating this piece with some sad memories, as I didn't enjoy stitching on it at all. Think it might be best to put it away again, choose something else to stitch on next UFO Night and come back to this at a later date because I would still like to finish it at some point, as it's a very pretty piece.
Next up is an update on Cleo, as promised. Here's where I got up to:
Her face definitely looks a tad freaky at the moment, sort of Alien meets Halloween. LOL It's 1 over 1 Petit Point and is best done in small doses, so it's slow going. I don't know what metallic thread is in this kit but it's lovely to work with and way nicer than the DMC stuff I had to use on ET - there hasn't been any waste at all. I'll be glad to pick her up again, especially as I've been listening to my Egyptian music CD's and am so in the right mood. :0)
I actually started listening to the CD's in an attempt to drown out the sound of building work going on next door: all that banging, hammering and drilling started Monday and has continued on and off since. I don't mind folks having work done but I can find it stressful (ie bad for my blood pressure) so the music came out in an effort to stop the wind up. Best idea I've had in a while: have been listening to music from around the world, from Japanese style to Native American to Peruvian panpipes to Celtic to Egyptian, with a little English folk music and a variety of New Age music thrown in for good measure - those builders will end up with the best all round world music education ever by the time they've finished this job. LMAO
I've learnt that when there's boring housework to be done the Egyptian music is the best to listen to: jobs get done in a fraction of the time, it's waaaay more fun and lots more calories get burnt when you wiggle while you work........... sooooo glad no one could actually see me though! LMAO
Check out the New World Music site and do a search for Phil Thornton to listen to samples of the music, if you're curious. There are even more samples of alternative and relaxation music to listen to here if you feel the need to chill. BTW, no affiliation to either: just bought from the NWM website and from AV at the M,B&S events I go to and been happy with the goods.
Karen: if you have any New Age style shops near you they will probably advertise M,B&S events - local Tourist Boards should also have info. Better still: Google Mind Body Spirit or Mind Body Spirit events and all kinds of interesting links come up. Hope this helps you find an event in your area. :0)
As yesterday's planned sessions of stitching whilst watching Dawn Bibby and then having a blog reading catch up didn't happen, due to getting side-tracked, I shall try again today.
Thank you to all for taking the time to visit and to those who leave comments - very much appreciated. It let's me know I'm not waffling away to myself LOL. :0)