Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What Happened?

Poof! All of a sudden May is over and gone. It sure flew by quickly. I can't believe tomorrow is June 1st.

I've been pretty much nonexistent in blogland the last month or two. Sorry about that. I've been stitching some; but haven't really had anything to share and would rather spend any extra time I have with needle and thread in hand rather than sitting on the computer!

With that said, I do have a finish this last day of May. It almost didn't happen though. I was so close. There was just one little motif left to go. What happened? I ran out of WDW Onyx! I needed two strands about 18 inches in length to finish that little motif. Two strands.....

I dug through my stash and through my kitted projects but could not find two strands of WDW Onyx. I pawed through my GAST and CC fibers - surely I could find something that would be a close enough match, right? Wrong...

So what does a stitcher do in a situation like this? Quite the dilemma; my LNS is about a 40 minute drive and I had to work today anyway.

What's that? Of course! Why didn't I think of it sooner? Mama Joan to the rescue; otherwise known as Joan's House of Stitching (and Joan's House of Lamps, and Joan's House of Fabric - I could go on and on.) But you all know her best as just "Joan" of Stitching Squad fame. Yes, she is my hero. Of course she had WDW Onyx in her stash; of course she would allow me to use two strands from her stash of WDW Onyx. Thanks Joan!

Without further ado, here is my BOAF Happy Hearts finish. I believe this is finish #8 from that Crazy Challenge I started in January!



Happy Hearts
Birds of a Feather
linen unknown - 36ct
WDW fibers

Don't you just love it? I've wanted to stitch this piece for so long and it's finally finished.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to post updates a little more often next month!

34 comments:

Gabi said...

You're so right. Someone stole that month. It just started last week didn't it?
Gorgeous finish. Congrats. It must be great to have a stitching friend living so close by.
And I totally understand of being non existent in blogland. I have times where blogs/yahoogroups/forums simply grow over my head and it stresses me out.

Gillie said...

Someone has stolen the year, not just the month, lol! Lovely finish and thank goodness for nearby generous friends!

Cristina said...

I love your finish. Congrats

Hazel said...

It is a beautiful finish. Glad you managed to get sorted with threads. Stitching friends are the best! x

staci said...

May is certainly the craziest month on my calendar, even worse than December! Love your BOAF finish...I'm glad Joan had your needed thread!!!

Mama Joan said...

I am glad to be of assistance to you. Noting worse than having a project so close to being done and run out of thread:) See you Friday.

Yvonne..... said...

I don't think I have ever seen this pattern and it is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Enjoy your summer and keep on stitching. I think we can let you slide on blogging updates every once in a while. LOL!

Bertie said...

Time flies when youre having fun:)) Love the BOF, great achievement for your challenge!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous finish! Aren't stitching friends the best? Glad Joan was able to help you out with your fiber dilemma!

Robin in Virginia

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks wonderful. Stitching friends are the best, especially when you just need a couple of strands of floss.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on the Happy Hearts finish! It is still one of my favourite BOAF pieces and hang in our entrance way. I look forward to seeing your framing!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish! Glad you have a friend who was able to help you out with some thread:)))

Karen said...

Great finish.... and another Challenge finish at that! Kudos...

happy stitching on your next project....

Deb said...

I don't know what the heck happened to May either. I remember the lst of May and now it's June 1st. Congratulations on your wonderful finish. That has been a favorite of mine for a long time!!

Margaret said...

It's a wonderful finish! So beautiful! Glad you managed to get the Onyx you needed. Whew! (Isn't it amazing how fast May went? I can't believe it either!)

Teresa S. said...

Wow! Finish #8 on the challenge-you are on target to finish-Congrats!

WendyJo said...

I'd like to know what happened to May myself! LOL

Your finish is fabulous Cathy! So so pretty!!! Way to go girl!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Cathy! I just love this sampler! :)

Karen said...

great finish Cathy!

Julia said...

I agree - it's really lovely!

Julia

Daffycat said...

That Joan is a sweetie!

Your Happy Hearts finish is wonderful, Cathy. I love all the little motifs and different colors.

Lennu said...

It's such a beautiful finish, congratulations!

Tobie said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! Love this one.

mainely stitching said...

That is an AMAZING finish, Cathy!

And like you, I am wondering where on earth May went. It lasted about 15 minutes!

Von said...

More proof that stitching friends are the best!! :D

cross stitch kits said...

very beautiful sampler, well done!

Julie said...

Great finish!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations! I think Gillie is right--somebody has stolen the year!! I was telling DH the other day that when I was a kid, I would sit in class and watch the time slooooowly tick by, waiting to get out of school for the day. Now, it seems like I wake up in January and by the middle of the day, it's March. Yikes!

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Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations on a great finish! I love this piece and really enjoyed stitching it, too. It hangs in my family room and I just love it. Well done!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful finish. Your rendition of looking for some Onyx brought back many memories of me doing the same things (way too many times).

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish.

Lynn said...

May has been incredibly busy around here too and things don't seem to have slowed down in June either!
Happy Hearts is a beautiful finish!
Thank goodness for your stitching friend.

Katrina said...

What is it about this time of year, just busy, busy. Love your BOAF finish :-).