I am so pleased to tell you that Eve has joined Adam in the garden of Paradise and I think she is as happy to see Adam, as he is to see her. Although, like most women, she is more beguiling and significantly more subtle about her desires than Adam appears to be! I think the sunlight is washing this out a little bit - the colors are pastelish but they're prettier than they look here. That's okay, it's only a progress update, right?
Pics are clickable for a better look.
Here's a little close-up of the over one verse. The white band between the two rows of letters gave me fits and I had to frog it twice (the first time was a complete row) before I got it to an acceptable level of stitching. The first time I dropped down a thread in TWO different places, so the whole thing was wonky. The next time, I jumped up a thread. Aaargh! The third time was just right, almost. There are too many threads between the bottom of the band and the 2nd row of letters but I'm done with it.
It is good enough.
My next project is going to be with my friend Marilyn, in France. You likely know her from her blog and if you don't, go visit her and tell her I sent you!
click here to visit Marilyns beautiful blog:
Anyway, we are going to be working on an Adam and Eve Reproduction Sampler from an old issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine.
I did not care for the threads as charted so of course, I converted them to WDW and GAST.
Marilyn liked my suggested conversion so we'll be using the same colors unless something just doesn't work with our fabric, then we'll make changes as we go. I'm already not sure if the blueish color is blue enough so that may get changed.....
Once we are done, we will post our floss conversion for you, if you're interested.
I am normally a one project at a time gal so I will be racing to finish the SB A&E while also working on this one. I have wanted to do this A&E Repro for a while and am anxious to get started! Tonight.
My fabric is 36 count, Lakeside Linen, Magnolia. 36 count may make the over one verses in the upper corners difficult but I'll give it a go.
We will each be posting our progress every two weeks on Sundays but will work at our own pace.
Thank you for doing this along with me, Marilyn!
I want to show you a scale I found at a little resale shop last weekend.
Carrie is the owner of the store and it's called "Our Little Shop, Consignment and Resale Store" on Auburn Road.
She was really cute and fun to chat with and I found a few little things:
I will use it to display a portion of my tomato pincushion collection. It's a great, light turquoise color and I love it. I think it's porcelain over cast iron - it's heavy.
It was missing the counter weights but I'll improvise or will find some one of these days.
Isn't it cute? LOVE the color!
I also love my tomato pincushions!
I especially love it when I find them loaded with old pins or, like the one with the tape measure coming out of it, on the left of the scale bowl
I got that at Carrie's shop, too. Isn't it cute?
The tiny tin was a find at Carrie's shop, too. It used to hold tape of some sort.
I will use it to hold a bobbin of thread, like the one pictured, to go in my sewing basket.
For those of you in this area, the shop is moving this summer. It will be in a bright yellow house, on Auburn Road, just down from the Joe Dumar's Field House.
Go in for a visit.
The little doll with the tin is teeny-tiny (not quite 2" tall from head to toe)! I found her a while back at an estate sale and she lives in my sewing basket. Her face, hands and feet are not plastic but I'm not sure what material they are - porcelain, maybe?
I love the lace detail on her little apron and dress.
This little crochet doll I found at an estate sale. She hangs off the knob of my sewing basket lid and I've never seen another like her. Her face is drawn or painted on and is wearing away a little bit.
I wish my wrinkles and lines would fade like that, don't you!?
Not sure what those pompoms for hands are supposed to be.
Blog updated to say, oops! I called Elvis' band the Pretenders, they are The Imposters!
Rob and I went to Canada last night to see Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters in concert. My son used to call him , Elvis Costellio when he was really little and we still do call him that. Elvis put on a great show! He had a big wheel set up on stage and would bring people up from the audience to spin the wheel to determine the next song, or set of songs that the band would play. Some were big hits - the others, more obscure (he's written TONS of songs). The folks that spun the wheel got to sit on stage at a little bar and would eventually dance in the go-go cage on the left side of the picture.
Finally, here's a picture looking across the river from inside the casino in Windsor to Detroit - the grime on the pic is from the window....
Here's a quick drive by shot of the Canadian and British flags all standing at attention.
We had a great time, eh!
Oh, here's an interesting little bit of something:
The two couples sitting in our row, to our immediate left, were from our town.
Not just the Detroit metro area but OUR little town.
I thought that was pretty unusual, given the size of the crowd and the fact that most of the crowd was Canadian.
Thank you to all of your for your lovely notes on my last post.
I hope my little joke about Adam didn't offend anyone. This really is a PG blog but truthfully, how many PG'ers do you think read stitching blogs?
I'm betting exactly zero!
Anyway, thanks so much for you comments and I'm so excited to see some new followers. If you have a blog and I haven't visited you, please send me a note - I'd love to visit you. Sometimes, between work and life, I get so busy that I don't even realize there may be an added follower for whom I've not visited. I'd love to remedy that. Let me know so I can thank you for following if you don't have a blog, or thank you and follow you back, if you do have a blog!
Either way, please, let me know!
Blogging just wouldn't be fun without you and I want you to know how much I appreciate you stopping by!
Have a great week ahead. I'll be chatting with you in two weeks, if not before.
I'm hoping Mary Gibson will be back from the framer in the next week and I can show you how she looks. I have to admit, I'm a little nervous about the frame. I think I may have picked wrong. Time will tell. This is the first time I've ever been nervous about my frame selection.
Keeping fingers crossed.