Saturday, March 10, 2012

Earworms, M&Ms, Stash and Stitching

Thank you to everyone for your comments on my Shepherd's Bush piece, I really am happy with the way it is turning out.

I have had a plague of earworms lately.  My current one is 3AM by Poets of the Fall, which replaced Viva la Vida by Coldplay - both of them are huge improvements over the Oompa Loompa song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!  That one was stuck for almost a week - very irritating to wake up and hear that running through your head - strange thing is I haven't watched the movie recently, so I am not sure how or why it started.
Have you tried these?

Yep, dark chocolate mint M&Ms! They are addictive!  I am not really sure why they packaged them in a zip closing package - it wasn't really necessary.

Look what came in the mail!!

First is my bead pack for Chatelaine's Serengeti:

Doesn't European Cross Stitch package things up nicely?

And second is Maxim & Zoya from Plum Street Samplers:

I am trying to figure out what drew me to this as it is not my usual style.  Not sure when this will fit in my rotation, but it will be soon I hope.

Stitching? Yes, I actually did do some stitching this week.  Here is my progress on Blackbird Designs'  Birds of a Feather:

Blackbird Designs' Birds of a Feather
Stitched on 30-count R&R Reproductions Irish Creme linen with Gentle Arts and Crescent Colours

That vine border on the left? It took me three tries to get it right. Counting to five was a very difficult task for me last weekend. It seems that the easier something is, the more I have to frog. 

Birds of a Feather was my Friday stitch, the rest of the weekend I worked on Just Nan's Christmas Elegance

Just Nan's Christmas Elegance
Stitched on 28-count Antique White with DMC, Kreinik and beads
Twilight of the Tsars has been put onto the stand and is ready for some stitching. I will be out of town for work next week, so I won't get a lot of time for stitching, I may take something small with me, but my experience has been that I am so tired after a day of training that all I can do in the evenings is review my notes for the next day and sleep.


Nic said...

I love Christmas Elegance and it is on my wish list to stitch. I'll enjoy watching your progress on this one and all your other projects of course!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I love mint chocolate!!!

That Just Nan looks so pretty!

Deborah said...

Great stash! Christmas Elegance is beautiful. I have had the raspberry dark chocolate M&M's and they are great. Now i will be looking for the mint ones.

Catherine said...

Great stitching goodies. Audi have to look for those. M&M's!

Giovanna said...

Great stitching - love your new BBD start. And mint-flavoured M&Ms just sound too good to be true (and probably are for us common mortals in Europe...)

Anonymous said...


Your stash looks great. I've never seen mint M&Ms!

Your WIP's are looking lovely especially the Just Nan one - she is one of my favourite designers.

Joysze said...

Oooooh, I'm loving Christmas Elegance, Susan!!!! So pretty!!!

Ahhhh... I love the way ECC packages stuff. :D

I guess I shouldn't start singing "It's a Small World" huh? ;)

Awww... green M&Ms, my favorite. I swear they're the best tasting of the lot, and my favorite color being green has absolutely EVERYTHING to do with it. ;)

Anne said...

Ooooh Maxim and Zoya! I've been eyeballing this one and thinking of getting it myself too!! Lovely package of beads! Great progress on your BBD and Christmas Elegance! It sure is elegant!

Veronica said...

Oooh... Lovely, sparkly beads ^.^ And yummy floss too. I'll be looking forward to your Maxim & Zoya start.

Good progress on Birds of a Feather. I've done that too when it comes to simple projects and miscounting. In my case, it was due to overconfidence :/

Christmas Elegance is stunning. Can't wait to see more.


Brigitte said...

Ohhh, great WIPs - and a beautiful start just ahead. I love Plum Street Sampler and this one is really great.