Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Landmark and a Progress Photo

Sometime in that recent three week long desert period during which I failed to blog even once, I passed the 50,000 page views mark  Thus, I think it is appropriate to acknowledge my readers and say how grateful I am for your interest.  I particularly enjoy reading your comments.  I love the feedback since I am a "lone stitcher".  There is no LNS within 45 miles of my home and you have to cross a toll bridge to get to the nearest.  No LNS means no local stitching network.  I have an individual membership in EGA because the nearest chapter meets on a night that I work ten months out of the year and in a place that I boycott on principle, The Palisades Mall [a corrupt boondoggle of a zoning nightmare, destroying wetlands and foisted upon us by venal politicians, in short: a recipe for a huge building collapse and a disaster just waiting to happen.]  Here in the lower Hudson Valley, our politicians don't retire.  They get indicted and then, convicted, instead.  We are a sort of modern day Tammany Hall.  But I digress.   What I started to say was: the blog with its comments constitutes the closest thing I have to a conversation with other stitchers about a pastime I love.

So, thanks for dropping by for a little chat.

Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie  Block 4
On the stitching front, I have been continuing my work on Block 4 of Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie.  Alphabets always seem to stitch up so quickly.  Again, I have made a few changes.  Once an English teacher, always an English teacher!  And it just irks me when letters [the basic building blocks of the language I love] are dropped from the alphabet.  Historicity be damned!  So, I have put back the "J" and moved the remaining letters to the right accordingly.  There will be less room for filler motifs at the end of the numeral row which is now an end of the alphabet and numeral row.  I've shifted the numerals to the far right and plan on placing whatever motifs that fit between the "Z" and the "1".  Then it's smooth sailing, stitching the rest of the text, a bird and a key motif.  At this rate, I may just finish this entire block before June  ends.


Vickie said...

Missing alphabet letters would make me coo coo! Glad you are putting back in! :)

Eva said...

Have you heard about the politians in Illinois? Illinois - where our govenours make our liscense plates!

Vera said...

The alphabet looks great the way you've stitched it. I haven't been stitching much lately...seem to be obsessed with knitting at the moment. How is your garden doing??? Vera

~~~Melinda said...

I love reading your blog, I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award.
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Linda said...

Your stitching is coming along so nicely and it's always nice to be able to adjust patterns to suit your own style. I look forward to seeing it when it's fully completed too.

Have you done much more to your garden?

Margaret said...

I love reading your blog and miss you when you are "away".

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your blog recently and thoroughly enjoy it. You sound like someone I would enjoy chatting with. The progress on your Primitive Needle Black'd Skie looks great. I also no longer have a needlework store to shop in. I get floss from Michael's (about 20 miles north of us) and order charts from 123 Stitch.


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

Another fan here!
I'm a bit of a lone stitcher too. Even if there was a group here I can't get out in the evenings due to lack of public transport.