18 October 2007

I can see a rainbow

The FB and I have been playing with colour a lot this week. We've taken out my shoebox of material squares and laid out lots of quilt patterns. These are the squares that I bought last December and which had to be replaced as the original lot went missing in the post, and they are still waiting to be used. It took laying each one out to see how gorgeously sumptuous some of them are, and conversely how blah others seem, but I suspect that should a quilt ever come into being the dull will definately be lifted by the beautiful.
But no quilt can be made until the marathon cross stitch that is the Wandsworth Common photo is completed and people, that is going to take some time. It is, I calculated, 240,000 stitches in total, and 10 months after starting I have done a mere 17,000..... I think the quilt may have to wait until my next lifetime!
But that brings me to the redecoration that went on here last night. I wanted to find a little tracker so I could monitor how much of the xstitch had been done (7% at the last count) and put it up here as a way of making sure I keep going. I found some out there, but I simply couldn't make them work on my old blog design and well here we are. The html tweaking continues as I try to work out what each bit means by trial and error. The colours are more restrained than I would like but fit in perfectly with the cooling down of the weather as we move slowly but surely into Winter.

11 comments:

Liz said...

I like what you've done with the place!

velcro said...

thankyou. The fight with html is ongoing

angelfeet said...

Yes, very stylish. I popped over earlier and thought I had missed the grand anouncement about the new place. Looks fab.

meggie said...

Nice reno work!! It seems to be the season.

Stomper Girl said...

Looking good, like the new header. Couldn't see a stitch counter anywhere.. not nagging you though!! Html battles take time and patience as I well know.

Aunty Evil said...

Looks great!

What are they in the picture, chewy toffees?

I like how I went from "the one and only" to the "infamous".

Next decoration phase of yours, I should be "world reknowned".

Mrs Thistletwat said...

Hey I love the new decor, the crisp blues work really well.

I'm amazed you have time to count the number of stitches, 17,000 is pretty impressive with the energy force that is FB and the adorable Count.

Thanks for calling me a "great work of literature", although great heap of twaddle would sum it up better.

Fairlie said...

Oooo...I love what you've done to the place!

daysgoby said...

Wow, what a nice new house!

Molly said...

Like the new look! I feel for you on your cross stitch project as I am presently in that same boat. Trying to finish the star quilt for little grandson and slapping my hands when I reach for anything else. First this! Then the rest. Unlike you though, I am close to the finish line.I would guesstimate that I'm about 95% done.....

nutmeg said...

I've bemoaned my sad state of cross-stitching too many times here so instead I'll say I am enjoying my crochet squares - at least I can finish one of those in a few hours ;-)

And love the new blog header - very soothing and stylish.