Saturday, January 21, 2012

Self Delusion

I've been running behind on the latest part of The Great Escape, and thought the next part would have been out yesterday. So I grabbed my needle, parked myself in front of the computer* and stitched away madly in an attempt to get caught up before the next one came out. The idea being as long as I didn't know it wasn't out it wasn't out. Yes, yes. I know.

The Great Escape
28ct white Jubilee, DMC 317, 318, 413, 414, 415

Buttonhole Stitch. Wikipedia informs me that if it's stitched close together it's a buttonhole stitch and if there's space it's a blanket stitch. One of the great stitching mysteries is resolved! As far as the stitch goes, I've done it so many times I could go so far as to say that I'm a pro at it.

Unrelated news item #1: I've been horrible, just horrible about leaving comments. I mark the posts I plan to comment on, and a few days later realize that there are too many, clear all the posts, and then rinse and repeat. I've still gawking at everyone's work, but mostly I've been stitching. So I hope apologies in the way of frequent stitchy pictures will be acceptable. *stares with puppy-dog eyes*

#2: Thanks for the inquiries about the missing floss, but I have to head to the LNS because I've run out of the Kreinik for Lily of the Valley, so I'll just grab it them. 'Sides which, it would take atleast 3 weeks for it to arrive by mail!

#3: Three weeks and I've fallen off the no-new-stash wagon. But what a way to go! As a PSA I would like to point out that Zinio makes the magazine available at just under CAD$6. Since Joan Elliot charts retail at about $14, this is a clear steal. The other charts in the magazine leave me apathetic, but Lady Bird Fairy alone makes it worthwhile. Now all that's left is to curse the fact that I never found this website while the Flower Fairy series was coming out.

*In front of the computer because I'm unwilling to print out a chart every two weeks for a minor change that takes about an hour to stitch.
And for the curious: Part nine isn't out yet.


Ziggyeor said...

I don't think I've ever read your comment box and I just got a laugh.

Great job on the stitching. I still need to get Tree of Stitches but I'm working on the Dolly Mama still.

Ah well on the no-new stash wagon. I'm still doing pretty well on my no new patterns.

Joysze said...

Great Escape is so cute. Love the grays you picked, Blu.

LOL... I like how you justify falling off the wagon. ;)

Mouse said...

love your if you don't know bit and it wasn't there either ....
hope you get your threads sorted :) love mouse xxxxx

mdgtjulie said...

I have so many problems getting blanket stitch to lay right. I just can't seem to make it look right. Grrrr... Eventually, I'll get it though. I have her ToS in progress, and it's looking lovely, as is your Great Escape. I love owls. And he's so cute!! Great job!!

Tatkis said...

Your owl looks great! Good luck with next parts :)


Mindi said...

Love the owl, and the colors you've chosen are looking fantastic.

I'm another person that can't always keep up with all the blog posts and get delinquent on leaving comments. I figure that at least I'm looking and thinking good thoughts, hopefully people will pick up the brain waves.

Mangogirl said...

great progress :D