Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Tank Is Almost Empty

How's that for a title? LOL! I want to thank everyone for their helpful hints but after two more Ex-Lax pills and a bucket of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), we had movement :o) Feeling more relieved although the problem has not gone away entirely. Don't worry, I don't believe there is anything seriously wrong other than stress and probably the fact that I'm getting up there in age ;o) I'm going to town today so I might look into a few of your suggestions.

For those of you who are new to my Blog, please don't feel that I am being crude; I'm just blessed with a twisted sense of humour ;o) I don't mind putting myself out there and feel free to laugh at these situations because that's what they are, humorous. I tend to go over the edge when I'm stressed out and poop is usually the best subject to bring comical relief. You may see yourself in these situations and feel that you would never talk about them in public. That's okay because you can live them through me! LOL! I have quite a history of embarrassing myself :oP

I'm still plugging away on My Lady's Quaker and here is my latest progress picture -

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I'd say this is probably the best picture I've gotten as far as true colors are concerned. It's hard to capture this time of year. I love the richness of them although I am still loathing the threads themselves. Jenna asked where I got them and I bought mine through Anita's Little Stitches. She is wonderful to deal with and her prices are great. You can get an idea of colors through her website or through the Valdani website. Like I said before, the colors are incredible but the threads are horrible! I have found a bit of a solution though...it seems if you determine the correct grain of the thread, you tend to have less fraying and knotting. I know, technically, this should be done with all threads but the only time I've ever done it was for Hardanger. It makes sense though.

Notice something a little different -

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On the original pattern, Nathalie had placed a Quaker motif and then she made an alternate chart to incorporate a cat. Since the Gentleman Quaker has a dog and we don't have a cat, I thought a little bunny wabbit would fit just nicely :o) I have to come up with a few small motifs to put on either side of him now. Once that's done, I'm off to the right hand side and then the alphabet on the bottom. Not much more to go!

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22 comments:

Daffycat said...

Happy poop day, Cathey!!! I bet that was a relief.

Beautiful stitching. I am so glad you added that green (my favorite color, lol) it looks so nice.

Parsley said...

Well, I can appreciate that sense of humor. ;) Keep up the good work on your stitching too. ;)

Irene said...

Loving it and the bunny is so cute !

Blu said...

The world needs its crazies (j/k)
I love the sassiness of that lady.

stitcherw said...

Glad to hear things are moving a bit better :)

Your Quaker piece is looking so pretty, love the colors and the little bunny is so cute. Sorry the threads are such a bear to work with.
Sue

Brigitte said...

ROTFL. What a title. But it's good to read that something has started to move so that you are feeling better.
Great progress on the Quaker Lady. I'm also stitching on one of Nathalie's charts, Douceur de Vivre. I alos hav ehte Quaker Lady and will stitch her as well.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Smooth move Ex-lax. lol glad to hear it came out in the end... lol. like the newfie...and the devil,,, the newfie was to go to hell unless he could stump the devil. Got the devil to get a wooden chair and drill 7 holes in the seat... Newfie sat down and passed gas (farted) then stood up and asked the devil which hole that came out of. Devil sniffed around each hole,,,determined that it was the 2nd on the left. Newfie laughed in the face of the devil, packed his bag for heaven and said " Lord tundern No man, it came from me arsehole" Smiled and walked away with a bounce in his step.
Be always in stitches.

Rachael said...

LOL Better to laugh about things than to cry!!
Oh she is looking lovely,and I love your bunny!!

Annie said...

The bunny is brilliant! Perfect for you. I must say it is quite amusing to read the earty first part of your post juxtaposed with the elegant stitching side of the post!

kimstitch3 said...

Hi there, what beautiful stitching! Have you ever tried miralax?that is some good stuff and you can take it everyday and it wont hurt you. mY daughter had to take it for months when she was 5 and it really helped.

carol said...

So glad everything came out in the end (so to speak--sorry, couldn't resist!!!)...

Love the Quaker lady and that little bunny is so sweet. I think the colors you are using are perfect... Believe me I know what you are going through with the knotting of threads. A few of the hand-dyeds I was working with on this week's piece just drove me up the wall!

Alberta said...

Love the bunny...so you!

Karen said...

cute lickle bunny glad your problem is moving now

Patti said...

Love it all. And thank you so much for the link to the new giveaway.
Love
Patti xxx

Lisa said...

The bunny looks fab, I wouldn't have know it was different if you hadn't mentioned it. The colours are very pretty... have you tried beeswax or Thread Heaven on them to help with with fraying?

Karyn said...

She is gorgeous!

I am struggling along to finish the Gentleman....he was being very naughty and giving me a lot of frustration so I put him aside for bit. :)

mumzy said...

Glad you are feeling better. Your Quaker project is so pretty and I do love the added bunny. See you soon.

{{{Hugs and Love}}}
Mom

~Tammy said...

Glad your poop shoot is seeing some action!

Love the hair on your lady! It is awesome. Adorable bunny.

RuthB said...

LOL congratulations. Now, put McDonald's out of your mind. :)

Siobhan said...

I'm glad you're not stopped up any more. ;) Lovely stitching!

♥ Nia said...

I love your sense of humor and I love laughing with you :D That's the best way to take our life ;)

Your work is looking great! The colours are really pretty and the bunny is an adorable detail :)

Sharon said...

Glad you finally got relief! You Lady looks fabulous and I love your additions to her. Such a beautiful piece.