The final frontier.
These are the voyages of the star ship stitch-a-lot. To boldly sit and stitch where probably no one has before. With reason.
I take you back. Hours earlier. Today.
Target: birthday party.
Location: Laser Quest.
Mission: Should you choose to accept this insane task, your goal will be to find a quiet corner, sit and stitch whilst young aliens run around trying to conquer the world.
Now I have stitched in some interesting places before... but I think today took the cake. Yes, I was at Laser Quest. Yes, I was the crazy woman trying to stitch by the window, among a room of loud roaming , nay dare I say screaming two legged whippersnappers, with a few hobbledehoy thrown in. (now there's a word of the day).
Can you picture this? Really? I mean, who in their right mind would even think of taking along some stitching to such a place. ummm....me? I was wondering about those two men in lab coats at the door.
I did stitch for a bit... but when you wind up recounting for the... 10th time.... and then a basketball from an arcade machine narrowly grazes your eyelashes (oh, did I forget to mention there were all sorts of arcade games for the wee folk to play while they waited for their turn to run rampant in the mazes) ... it's clearly a message that this is not a prime spot for stitching. You needn't pull out the Bugs Bunny mallet.
The music was loud but bearable. Now I keep humming Aerosmith's , Stitchin' On The Edge. (I so feel another poem coming on)
So in case you heard a rumour that this might be a good location to hold a stitch retreat- I checked it out for you. Yeah, that's it - there was reason to my madness! Reasearch. All for the good of the masses.
Clearly I was on a desperate mission. My reputation is at stake. I have stitching to catch upon. Alas I did not get too far in today's project.
But wait! There is good news sayeth this stitcher. My fans you doth need rejoice! (And I don't want to hear about the comfy chairs in that luxurious hotel you're staying at this weekend!)
I finished something last night. :)
I may have made a few changes to the original...
ok lots of changes...
all the floss colours are different,
used some DMC rayon & sparkly Jewel Effects, added different stitches,
and used more of the beads, since there were lots extra.
I was feeling adventurous again.
Will the stitch patrol be after me for not adhering precisely to the pattern?
All is well in Stitchville tonight. The Mill Hills adventures are a calling....
along with some much needed quiet chocolate therapy...
but that's another story.
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So, in honour of this blog party- how about a give away? hmmm.. how about the Winter Lizzy Kate in the photo above? I'll even finish it for you! Only requirement is that you read all my posts since January 1 ... just kidding (at least read Jan 16)... leave me a fun comment :) Winner to be announced February 1!