Saturday, September 03, 2011

You Can't Handle the Tooth

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I have had no less than three, count them, three emails from concerned stitchers asking how I'm coming along with my bargello. Well, let me just tell you...the bargello is a thing of the past! I took a little sabbatical last weekend and it is amazing what one can accomplish when there is nothing to do but stitch. I've now moved on to the inside panel (the FINAL panel).

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It may just be possible that I can get this sucker done in time for the workshop on the 17th. I do have to admit that it is looking pretty though. Even if it is a pain in the ass.

And I wanted to share with you a little something I bought for myself during my stitching weekend - a handmade velvet strawberry. Isn't it the prettiest thing? It's sharing the spotlight with a tomato and stickpin that I received as a gift.

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And Valerie surprised me with some amazing things off my wishlist. I can't wait to dig into that little charm pack of Blackbird fabric! Thank you so much, Valerie!!! Something else to stitch for my A&E wall - I can't wait!

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And in case you're wondering what I was smoking when I came up with the title for this blog post. Well...wonder no more.

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Exactly.

I am grateful for a weekend of laughs, tears, and Beyoncé.

19 comments:

Stitching Cat said...

Michelle, your Hare Pyns is coming along great! I took this class a couple of years ago and am up to sewing on the ribbon around the edge. Then I only need to attach the needlebook and it will be done. Good luck in getting it stitched by the 17th. I think you are in good shape to be able to do that. Enjoy your class with Sherri. She is a doll.

Nancy said...

Just beautiful!

Siobhan said...

Your Hare Pyns is gorgeous but oh my gosh--the over one always amazes me every time I see it. Love the velvet strawberry and that tomato, too! Nice gift from Valerie--I need to stitch that chart soon!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Hare Pyns is looking woderful! The colors and your stitching are so pretty. The little strawberry is wonderful and the creamy tomato is darling, too!
What a sweet gift from Valerie.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Hare Pyns is gorgeous... I'm in love with the bargello.
The velvet strawberry and the tomato are both very sweet. Great gifts from Valerie.

Catherine said...

Great goodies all around!!

Laura said...

Beautiful stitching!!! Love your new strawberry and I have never seen that La-D-Da chart; it is very cool!!! Lastly, love the tooth pic!!

Glenna said...

Hare Pyns is looking so incredibly beautiful. What a ton of work you've done! And the tooth cracked me up.

Mouse said...

ooooooooooo well done :) its amazing what you can get done with no interruptions :) love your velvet strawb and the tom too and nice gift of stash as well ... enjoy your class i think you will make it :) love mouse xxxxx

David said...

Wow!!!! Really beautiful!!! And OMG! The velvet strawberry is awesome!

Katrina said...

Too cute!!! Love the post title :-). Your HP is just gorgeous, glad you are through the Bargello. Love the sweet present from Valerie too!

Nancy said...

The bargello is gorgeous! If it is this pretty now imagine what it will look like when it is finished! I love your strawberry and your tomato. Your gift is wonderful!

Deb said...

Your Hare Pyns is just stunning. I love Bargello, and the colors in this are just beautiful. It was offered at our Guild and I turned it down. Now I'm really sorry that I did!

Doris said...

beautiful stitching!

Giovanna said...

Love. The. Bargello!! It's amazingly beautiful!

valerie said...

So happy you're enjoying your first days of 40 and enjoyed the goodies! Your Hare Pyns is really coming along and the bargello is my favorite part about this piece. Great colors!

Theresa said...

Your Hare Pyne is GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the strawberry and tomato~~ So cute!!! And how nice of Valerie to surprise you with such wonderful gifts!!!! Totally awesome!!!

Joy said...

Your stitching is wonderful...I can't imagine me ever finishing bargello. Love the post title.

Karoline said...

Hare Pyns is looking gorgeous, great progress