Friday, January 30, 2009

"Sunday's Fun Day, Charlie Brown!"

Do you remember this old Peanuts comic book? I've had it in my book stash since 1965 (...ahhh, those were the good old days...)

Anyway, I pulled it off my bookshelves because I was feeling just like Lucy and Snoopy last Sunday - ready to do something FUN!

And you know what that means for stitchers, don't you? Yup. I STARTED SOME NEW PROJECTS! (Never mind that I currently have an undisclosed number of projects already started, needing to be finished - that's soooo not relevant.)

I had such a FUN DAY last Sunday, pulling out threads, cutting canvas and attaching it to assorted scroll bars and stretcher bars.

Once that was done, I sat down and figured out the basic composition of the pieces I wanted to stitch next. And that meant browsing through some of the stitchery books on my shelf - for pattern inspiration, of course. [Aside: Have you noticed the current Bargello trend that is popping up in all the stitchery magazines recently? Well, hint, hint...guess what I'm going to start stitching next? Just wait and see where I'm going with THAT....]

I've also got another floral collage started, but I put it aside to get my Barbary Coast projects done, so I need to get back to stitching on that piece. AND I've had an idea for creating a butterfly piece (another trend I keep seeing in stitching and design magazines) so I think it's time to get started stitching a butterfly design, too.

Oh boy, oh boy.... my favorite thing in all the world - starting a new project!!
And I've got several that I can't wait to begin. Well, those new projects are calling to me, so I've gotta go now and get to stitching... Talk to you later!


Coni said...

Woo Hoo! I can't wait to see what's coming next! Bargello! Love it! And as for another flower collage....I'm going to start the Daisy Collage this weekend. (Need to get some threads first.)

Donna said...

Can't wait to see what you do with bargello. I've been playing around with it thanks to that article in Needlepoint Now.

Cyn said...

Hi Laura,

Yes, we had all of the books but of course I was VERY young in 1965 so we bought them later. LOL!

I'm so glad to see Bargello coming back as this is one of the first techniques that I started with many years ago.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your designs! :-)

Windy Meadow

tintocktap said...

We must have been visiting the same websites! I've been bitten by the bargello bug too!

Babs said...

I loved the Peanuts growing up and seeing this brought back those wonderful memories. Good luck on all of your projects. You are a true stitcher like the rest of us and we don't have to account our UFO's or stash to anyone but ourselves.

Lelia said...

I adore peanuts - there is an on-line quiz you can take:

tells what character you are (peanuts character)

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