quote:Originally posted by Julie T But where I sit to do my cross stitch there is only so much space, so I have to limit myself (in this craft, which is my all time favorite) to one at a time.
I solved that with less furniture Never having had end tables is both a curse and a blessing My family never seems to have hand-me-down end tables; why is that??? I've gotten all of their other stuff....
NO end tables? Mygawd woman, how do you survive? I have two, and my stretcher bar set-up on it's own stand, and (you will love this) a little grocery cart that my pattern boards sit on (it was from when the kids were young, way young; it's Fisher Price or Tykes, or something, adorable and very handy now that my dad put a wee tabletop on it). I was just trying to figure out how I could get ANOTHER end table over there (and other people could still function in the room). No end tables, I can't fathom it; how is this possible???
OMG, panic panic, I don't even know what an end table is!! Is it an add-on kind of coffee table that you somehow stick on to your other coffee table or chair or something? Or is it the endy bit of those big extendable dining tables for when you have guests over?? Or is this some kind of wierd Americanism for some perfectly normal object??
Wow, Julie, I am absolutely floored! I can't believe you made all that progress in such a short amount of time! (and I can't believe I missed this entire thread until now- those damn little red flags just aren't talking to me!!). You started in August last year? Man, I was almost finished my current project in August last year, and am now even more 'almost finished'! Hat's off to you, lady, and it really is looking gorgeous. How exciting to be so near the end! Will you get it framed up nice? Have you already got a spot for it on the wall all sussed out?
And you're starting the Great Wave off Kanagawa next? That's on my wish list too and one of my alltime favourite artworks. It looks like it should be pretty quick to stitch too. Good luck with it, looking forward to seeing your updates!
Wow, talking about slackers, I'm just slinking away to the shameful shadows in your awe-inspriing presence. I haven't even picked up a needle in months and I really really miss it. I'm stuck in the office working on this never-ending document at all hours of the day and night, seven days a week, and I really really miss stitching. I'm sort of living my stitching desires vicariously through you all, reading about your stitching adventures helps me to keep on keeping on, even though I can't stitch myself. And read a book?! You must be joking! I work until about midnight each night (yes, weekends too) and then just sort of collapse in a paralytic mess into bed without even attempting to pick up a book or the likes. My hubby is being amazing, he's doing all the cooking and cleaning, brings me hot drinks and washes my clothes for me - who would've thought he had it in him? I really can't complain, but there you go, there's my whinge for today. So I'm really really impressed, Julie. Well done!
Okay Alanna, let's see if I can answer all of your questions without missing something. "End tables" are small flat pieces of furniture that sit next to the couch, or chair; usually they are taller than coffee tables. I guess we call them that because they are usually positioned at the END of the sofa. Do you not have a little table next to love seats or upholstered chairs where you live?
I hope to have this Waterhouse framed nicely, but I have no taste, and it's going in my son's house (he chose the design) so I will take him with me to the frame shop and we will confer with the professionals there. I finished the 19th page two nights ago, and am now on the LAST ONE! Sadly, a job has come up for me too, so my progress is going to be a bit slower now (I can't stay up until 4 a.m. every night until this nasty little work thing goes away in the first week of September).
Was there something else? Oh yes, The Great Wave. My daughter made that selection and I am looking forward to it. There is a certain joy in completing a huge project, but there is also a really cool excitement about starting something brand new. And I am super jazzed about finally doing this SQ piece.
Keep in mind that your document job too will be over soon, we are here for you in the meantime. (Extra points for the fabulous husband contribution too.)
Wow Julie, only one more page Work often does seem to get in the way
Hope you'll finish your document soon Alanna, so you can start stitching again. Glad you asked Julie what an endtable was, had also no idea! I prefer stitching at a desk or table, to put the pattern in front of me and stitch, the sofa with a large project doesn't work for me But no matter how we do it, the results are always very pretty. Hope you can start stitching soon, and thumbs up for your hubby!
Well, instead of an end table, I do have a tiny speaker stand, which also holds CDs. The speaker (for the surround sound - one of DH's toys, you know) got moved to the mantle, so now my chart holder sits on it, and I have enough room for a drink, and 2-3 pens/markers. I don't actually use my chart holder very often - it's main purpose lately is to hold all the magnet boards not currently covered with charts Whatever project I am working on, on my floor stand or otherwise, gets spread out on the seat next to me - unless the dog needs to spread out - as they always do - then I stack it up wherever I can get to it, sometimes on top of her, if she's sleeping really good If I actually had end tables, I bet they would end up looking like my desk at work, or the dining room table (which we haven't eaten at in years, because, well, it has projects on it), and the island in the kitchen that is kind of the dumping ground for everything everyone brings into the house
Alanna - what is this paper you are working on??? I certainly hope you get it done soon, so you can get back to stitching - and everything else, it sounds like!! Wow, your DH will cook and bring you stuff?? Does he have a brother who might be interested in slightly-married women??
I'm only partly joking....
WooHoo Julie on getting to the last page - never fails when you get that close that something else arrives, huh? But hey, you're so close now, it'll happen!
Holy tolito, Rife! Man that is some kind of organised chaos you've got going on there! How do you function? Since I haven't even got a couch to stitch on yet (grrrrrr), my stitching corner is my side of the bed and I keep all my stitching stuff in one bag in the corner. Mess blocks my creative flow, if you see what I mean, and that's a bugger because I work from home and if my office is messy (which it frequently is), I just can't work until I get it clean again. And that's about every day.
The document? It's a mega mega translation I'm doing into French. It's a five month job, but it's split into three seperate deadlines at seven-week intervals, and I'm currently running 3 weeks behind for my first deadline coming up in mid August. That's why I'm putting in all the hours. Hopefully once I've caught up I can go back to a normal life of just working full-time. The problem is I won't be able to catch up fully until pretty much the last week of that deadline, I try and gain a little bit on it every day but it's tough work. I'm producing around 3300 words a day, which in translation circles is pretty much unheard of, a full time quantity is ususally 2000. None of this is made any easier by the subject matter: computer-based security access control. WTF???? Tell me about it! I'm absolutely hopeless at IT stuff and at the moment I'm trawling through a 1000 page user's guide for a piece of hightech security software. Nightmare!
Anyway, that's enough about that... end tables! Yes, I do see what you mean, smaller than a coffee table but higher. I think I'm in the habit of calling those side tables (because I usually see them on the side of things rather than at the end of them), or in my case, a bedside table, which is actually a bedside chest of drawers, but who really cares? It accomodates my scissors and highlighter and my pakos, and that's all that really matters.
Um, yes hubby dear does have a couple of brothers, but they're all rather married (as opposed to slightly married). Your poor DH, does he know that he's considered only a 'slightly' and in imminent danger of being upgraded by a sparkier new model???
Okay Rife - I will trade you one page stitched up fast of any chart you choose if you will trade me one messy corner of my "craft" collection transformed into something beautuful and useful like you have. I love your organizing! Way clever and so tidy. I would NEVER post a picture of where all of my junk is stored - everywhere! I have stuff in many, many places.
Well, seriously, unless I go south or you are heading north I guess we can't really barter. But wow it would be nice if someone came along (like a cleaning fairy) and made something magical happen to all of my "stash" areas. We all certainly work in our own ways don't we? I love that about us!
Oops, sorry Alanna, I almost forgot - glad the explanation about end tables made sense. I have heard them called side tables, so maybe it's just the area one is from that names them differently. It's like with couches; sometimes it's a sofa, or a davenport. I don't know why these things are like this, but I love it when we have answers, and that we can ask each other to explain something that isn't clear. Again, something I adore about this forum.
quote:Originally posted by Julie T I have one and a half pages to go!!! And now I am going to try and make this link work. I updated the photo dealie with a picture of how far I am, as of today. I have the fabric and the stretcher bars all ready for the next one in line. This afternoon I made sure I had all the threads. It is SQ's Great Wave, so I should be able to post photos of the progress here.
Julie, I love the picture. Can you tell me what the picture is called. I have looked and I can't seem to find it.