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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Itty Bitty HD

It took me longer than expected to have this HD. On Friday evening I started the latest freebie from The Silver Lining, California Poppy (c2005). I expected to have it finished by Monday. Funny when I make these declarations I seem to barely be able to find any stitching time. It turned out I was out all day Saturday, all afternoon and part of the Evening on Sunday. Then Monday I was in a funk and was wallowing in self pity or napping and didn't stitch at all!

So last night just before midnight I finished it! So here is California Poppy stitched on the recommended fabric, 28ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean ... by the way I've stitched it over one.

Tonight after I got home I picked up Celtic Band Sampler for an hour, I obviously didn't get to SAL at all on Monday because I was "in a mood". I hope to spend the whole evening on it tomorrow after I get my bridesmaid dress to the seamstress for alterations.

Now there is a story in itself. Back in February myself and the other bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding picked out a dress we could both be happy with at Tiffany's Bridal Shop. Last week we finally get our dresses. I have never in my life spent 350.00 on something that doesn't fit! You'd think that for that much money and the 14 weeks it takes to get the damn dress that it would fit? (the other bridesmaid is swimming in hers!) Oh no! Its at least 6 inches too long (can you say tripping down the aisle), tight across the hips and the bodice is at least 4 sizes too big! So after spending that much on the dress I'm going to have to spend at least another hundred to get it altered! I've bought dresses from the mall just as nice that fit better! If I ever get married I'm getting it done on the beach, somewhere so expensive no one else could afford to be there! With none of this dress garbage. I love my best friend dearly but between the flight, dress, shoes, etc that will be needed for this one day I'll have spent well over a thousand dollars! Why do weddings have to be so expensive?

Stitching Blogger's Question of the Week

Q: How do you deal a "stitching slump?"

A: believe it or not this doesn't seem to happen to me too often or for too long. Sometimes I may need a break of a day or two but I never get in a lengthy slump like I've heard happens to other stitchers (at least not yet!). But if I'm in a slump I just don't stitch! I might go and read a book or do something different. I find that my stitching always calls me back.

1 comment:

Katrina said...

congrats on the happy dance Dani - great colours.

I know all about the cost of weddings! when a cousin of mine got married December 2004 and I was bridesmaid, it cost me an arm and a leg, lol. So thats why Glenn and I have decided to pay any costs for my bridesmaids and his bestman/groomsmen, especially since several are travelling half way around the world to be there in October.

Its Friday here now, yay. enjoy your weekend :)