Wednesday, February 13, 2013

IHSW February

Is it just me, or is time really flying by! It's once again time for the International Hermit And Stitch Weekend.


I so wanted this to be the weekend that I was finished with my little Highland girl, but alas, it's just not to be. I still believe I will be done with her before the end of the month (which was my original goal), but I have to admit I'm a bit bummed. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments re my crappy stitch progress anyway. Your encouragement has been helpful. I know I have a very skewed opinion of my work as well as goals I've set for myself. I get really upset when I get a headache, not because I'm in excruciating pain, but because I can't stitch! Looks like it's time to move up the neurologist appointment again. Ugh. And I was doing so well.

What makes it worse is that I'm practically drooling over starting both Sleepy Hollow and The Princess And The Pea!! I've had everything I need for Sleepy Hollow for quite some time, so I'm good there. The scrap of material left from Sleepy will be perfect for Pea. I do actually have quite a lot of thread I bought off of eBay a long time ago, knock off DMC, but all 447 colors. They were very cheap (think like about $65 for the set versus $300+ for real DMC), but I have used it and it works really well. I do think it might be better than real DMC - which has really gone down in quality since I first started stitching. Pea actually calls for Kreinik as well, and I'm not a huge fan of "sparkly" metallic type thread, so I think I might substitute DMC Satin instead. I had a HORRIBLE experience with blending filament and Past, Present, and Forever and I'm really not too thrilled about going through that again. It frays, it splits, it's awful to thread. I know some people recommend using thread wax, but I just can't see me going to that extreme when I can just use a different kind of thread.

Here's hoping for a big jump in progress despite the fact that I'm going to see Die Hard on Saturday...maybe Bruce will kick my stitching mojo into gear, yippie ki yay!!! Good luck to everyone else as well!

13 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you for the reminder, I just signed up for it too :)

Annie said...

I think your work is looking great, but I know what it's like to have high expectations for yourself that don't get met. I' m cheering for you this IHSW!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

I suffer from bad migraines too. My neurologist treats me with Botox and it works like a hot damn. But you're absolutely right, the worst things about headaches is the loss of stitching time.

Kate N said...

I got confused and thought that was last weekend! lol
I want to see Die hard! Can I come with you? :D

Keebles said...

All I think about during the day is how much I can't wait until I get home to stitch, but when I get home, all I want to do is watch tv! It's your fault Kate...I'm watching Black Books!

Keebles said...

Thanks Annie, I'm still hopeful I can pull off a miracle!

Rai, you are going to have to explain to me how they administer the Botox...I'm having visions of better headaches and no more wrinkles, but an immovable forehead!

Katy, Tony and I will await your arrival!!

Kate N said...

And....are you liking it?

Ok, so shall I meet you both by the thingymajig at the whatsamicallit?

Keebles said...

I've got a major crush on Dylan Moran now (like it takes a lot for me to get a crush)!

Yep, you got it, just left of the doomahitchie!!

Kate N said...

Ok, I'll be the one dressed as a total stranger!

Its just so funny! i thought of you in the episode where bill baileys character Manny goes to try and sell a book to the customer! hahahah

Keebles said...

My favorite was when they went on holiday...all that travelling on cheap flights and they only had 20 minutes there! Sounds like a Disney trip!

SoCal Debbie said...

Thanks for following my blog. I'm a new follower of yours, too! I love your "Stash to be Done" list!

demeter83 said...

Wow, how can it be that time already?
Looking forward to seeing your progress on Highland Girl... whenever you finish her, I'm sure she'll be gorgeous!

Vickie said...

I used Thread Heaven for my Krenick. I won't stitch without it.