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Thursday, August 11, 2011

From the WIP Bin

After finishing the stitching on a couple of small projects last week, I couldn't decide what to do next. There wasn't anything seriously calling to me so I dug around in the WIP bin and came up with Peacock Cypher. This one keeps getting shunted aside even though it is fantastically fun to stitch and this (.) close to completion.


I was having such a great time with it! After work on Monday, I was really excited to get home so I could stitch. Life called. The kids (Jessie and her BF Matt) needed a ride home from the auto repair shop and ended up staying for dinner. Cooking, cleaning up, laundry started and I finally sit down to stitch when I hear a bit of a ruckus outside. Oh my, a thunderstorm and a doozy of one, at that! A few minutes later the electricity goes off. So much for stitching! Stillwater (and other places) had quite a bit of damage. The power was still off the next morning and I showered for work by flashlight! Have you ever tried to neatly arrange wet hair in a very dark room? Well, at least I was clean!

Crooked. Wrinkly. You will forgive me. You know the very second I finish posting here I'm going to be stitching, don't you? No, don't you ask me what the verse says! You must figure it out by yourself!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

44 comments:

Joysze said...

Such yummy blues on this. And yikes about the storm. Stay safe.... Oklahoma has some truly epic ones.

Jan said...

It's beautimous! You ever wonder how ladies used to stitch by candlelight?

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful Sharon!

Okay, I have NO idea what the verse says...it doesn't even make sense. Am I missing something?

Annie said...

That's a pretty piece that's been sitting waiting for you for too long.

I've done that shower in the dark with no blow dryer. Disaster for a Frizz Queen like me!

RuthB said...

Oh no! I'd have had some choice things to say about hte power outage. Your Peacock is absolutely lovely... darn it now I want to go start that too.

Margaret said...

Oh my, what a pretty sampler this is! I love the color! Bummer about your power going out. At least you had hot water -- a good thing!

Claudette497 said...

Showering by flashlight? That's dedication. I hope you get some better stitching time tonight!

Patty C. said...

You certainly accomplished a lot in a short time - Lovely ;)

Jenny said...

I love this design! Sooo pretty - good luck with the finish. Isn't it great when inspiration hits!?

Lana said...

Don't you just love it when you fall in love with a project?! I LOVE the blue you are using in this!! SOOO beautiful!! Dumb life, how dare it call when you had such an important date with your stitching project?! LOL...Great progress! It's beautiful!!

Sandra said...

Ugly weather, two days ago we got hail, very unusual this time of the year.


I love puzzles, but I can just figure something:
"Ask the verse then never tell
Where's the secret...
Clever and..."

Oh my! I must figure it out!

It's looking nice so far :)

Beth said...

I have no idea what the verse says, but I love the way it looks!! That is about my most favorite color, and I am really liking this!! It has sort of a Scandinavian look to me.

Christine said...

That's a beautiful shade of blue. You're so close! I can't wait to hear what it really says.

P.J. said...

Does the pattern come with a cypher code? Love the blue.

Deborah said...

Love the design and the blues are beautiful. I have no idea what the verse says.

Sharon said...

My goodness, how did this beauty ever wind up in the WIP pile? No clue what the verse says - but if you hand me a flashlight, I might be able to figure it out! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge! LOL) I'm so glad you're safe - please stay that way!! :)

The Stitcher's Market Team said...

The blues are gorgeous! It looks great now, when you finish it will look awesome!

Love to see your stitched pieces.

Happy stitches xxxooo
CSQ

Carolyn said...

Glad to here your electricity is back.

What a cute design. I love the blue color.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah said...

Lovely colour thread and beautiful stitching dont put it back in the bin!! Cant wait to see you finish it.

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. Lovely colour. I hope you get to stitch with no problems tonight.

Annemarie said...

Oh, as Officer Roscoe P. Coltrane always said, I love it, I love it, I love it! Beautiful sampler!

Sorry to hear your stitching plans went up in ... darkness. Hopefully things have turned for the better by now.

Gabi said...

What a lovely design and color. Looking forward to see more of it.
Showering by flashlight? Wow. Crossing fingers that you'll have better luck with stitching tonight

Cole said...

You are SOO close! And I cannot figure out what it says... hmmm?

Don't envy you the flashlight shower, definitely an adventure! LOL

Ali said...

OOh that was a some thunderstorm!! Lovely stitching xx

Lillie said...

Progressing very well.

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you've found something that is so much fun to stitch. Can't wait to see it completed!! Sorry you lost power. That always sucks. Here's hoping you're all caught up with kids and life things, and had a lot of time to stitch tonight!!

Rachael xxx said...

I do like this one, I have no idea what the verse is...is there a knack to it???

Christine said...

Bet you're glad you don't have an electric shower then.
You should have prsvrd with your ndl and swn in the dark ;D

Brigitte said...

Digging around in the WIP bin is pure fun, don't you think? What you came up with is such a lovely piece. But the verse? Very mysterious ...

Sally said...

Wow that looks fantastic! You got loads stitched :)

Bekca said...

That is a lovely design, I can see why you're enjoying it so much. Wow, that sounds like some thunderstorm, I hope everything is back to normal now. Best wishes.

Sue said...

Ooh, la, la! It is a lovely stitchery. Sometimes a mono stitch is just what we need, isn't it? Power cuts suck....We are both ok for a couple of hours if the power goes off at night....that is how long our laptop batteries last lolol

Lynn said...

I love, love, love the blues in this one!! It's so pretty Sharon.
I tried stitching by candlelight in our gazebo this week and it doesn't work! I don't know how they managed it all those many years ago.
Okay I was never very good at deciphering and this in no exception. I have no idea what this is supposed to say!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I can follow Sandra's decipheration! But I can't figure out the next bit.

"Can I have a vowel please Carol" - joke for Countdown fans.

We had a power cut last week too, lighting strike on the substation. Hubby fixed up an inverter to the car battery and we had 1 60W lamp. I had a piece of straight border to stitch luckily!

Theresa said...

Ok... I have no idea what the verses say...... But it is beautiful!!!!!!

Carol said...

Such a luscious blue sampler--I love it!

Catherine said...

Love the blue!! What a pretty design!

Robin said...

Nice! I have a stitching friend that loves peacocks. I will have to share this one with her.

Karen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Beertje Zonn said...

Beautiful stitching!

Beertje Zonn

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching through challenging times - WTG

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Doesn't it bug you when life gets in the way of stitching. But alas housework must be done. :) That stinks that the power was out that long. But the stitching is SO simple but SOOO goregous! I love it!!

Meari said...

Love the color for your WIP.

Seems like there are crazy storms everywhere. I couldn't get away with "neatly arranging wet hair"... cuz when it dries I look like Carrie's mother!

Mare said...

I bought this design for a friend. Yours came out wonderful, congrats on the finish!