Neon Green Asteroids

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Ahhhh, so nice to have a long holiday weekend to relax! As you can see, Eric and I went out to see the fireworks on the 4th. You can see more about our weekend here, if you’re interested. And other than going out to see the fireworks, we really had nothing else planned. We decided to stay in out of the heat and catch up on some movie watching.

Of course, I decided to catch up on some stitching too. Friday night while we finished watching Season 2 of True Blood, I stitched on Margaret Pence. Then I ripped out everything I’d just stitched and stitched it again in the right spot. So, not a whole lot of progress to show.

Margaret Pence 070510

The rest of the weekend, I decided to choose a focus project since I knew I was going to be investing a good amount of time in stitch ass. In honor of the 4th, I chose (with some help) to stitch on the outside of my Catherine Theron Americana Sewing Roll. The last time you saw it was after our class at Seminar. And after seeing the state of Sylvia’s, I decided I’d better get on it!

ASR 070510

Even after having to rip out two whole rows last night and restitch them, I think I made excellent progress (apparently I cannot watch Angelina Jolie shooting guns and concentrate on my stitching). After I finish the row I’m on, I only have four more to go. Then I can start the fill in.

Of course, Eric kept looking at what I was working on and could not figure out what in the world I was stitching. I showed him the photo of what it will look like and he was still not convinced that it would all come together. He said it looked like the game Asteroids. Neon green Asteroids specifically. I wonder if maybe he was thinking of Galaga? It does bear some resemblence…

Galaga

So, fireworks, seven movies plus a Star Wars marathon, some excellent food and neon green asteroids…a wonderful weekend!

Oh, and I’ve recently finished reading my first book of the Summer, if you’d like to see my post on it.

I am grateful for a fantastic weekend at home with my husband. And yummy food too!

30 thoughts on “Neon Green Asteroids”

  1. You made GREAT progress on the Americana Roll – I know how much work it is. Question though, I got 11 rows onto the fabric – are there only supposed to be 10? I thought I read the instructions, but did not see how many rows. I thought ten as well, and when I got there, there was room for 1 more. Your Margaret Pence looks wonderful as well.

    I like your photos of squiggley fireworks – gives them a a certain je ne sais quoi.

  2. You made GREAT progress on the Americana Roll – I know how much work it is. Question though, I got 11 rows onto the fabric – are there only supposed to be 10? I thought I read the instructions, but did not see how many rows. I thought ten as well, and when I got there, there was room for 1 more. Your Margaret Pence looks wonderful as well.

    I like your photos of squiggley fireworks – gives them a a certain je ne sais quoi.

  3. Love the pic of the fireworks! And I love your Margaret Pence — despite the frogging — and your Americana roll! Sounds like a great weekend to me — anything with a Star Wars marathon is good. lol! I loved Water for Elephants! Such a good book! I’m eagerly awaiting her next book.

  4. Love the pic of the fireworks! And I love your Margaret Pence — despite the frogging — and your Americana roll! Sounds like a great weekend to me — anything with a Star Wars marathon is good. lol! I loved Water for Elephants! Such a good book! I’m eagerly awaiting her next book.

  5. I can’t wait to see more of the American Needleroll. I know that it’s going to be gorgeous. And boo on having to frog Margaret Pence – but I’ll tell you that I had to do the same thing when I was working on mine. Smaller patterns and I don’t get along at all!

  6. I can’t wait to see more of the American Needleroll. I know that it’s going to be gorgeous. And boo on having to frog Margaret Pence – but I’ll tell you that I had to do the same thing when I was working on mine. Smaller patterns and I don’t get along at all!

  7. I need a long day of movies too! I read your post and it made me long to be curled up all day in front of the tv (and now answering the phone)! It sounds like you had just the best weekend.

    I’m sorry to hear about the frogging. It’s hard to take sometimes.

  8. I need a long day of movies too! I read your post and it made me long to be curled up all day in front of the tv (and now answering the phone)! It sounds like you had just the best weekend.

    I’m sorry to hear about the frogging. It’s hard to take sometimes.

  9. I wondered where the Neon Green Asteroids came in. Just too funny.
    Glad you had such a wonderful weekend. They are sure times to cherish.

  10. I wondered where the Neon Green Asteroids came in. Just too funny.
    Glad you had such a wonderful weekend. They are sure times to cherish.

  11. Love the picture of the fireworks, you can almost hear them…

    I did pitifully little stitching. But I did finish book, so that counts for something I guess.

  12. Love the picture of the fireworks, you can almost hear them…

    I did pitifully little stitching. But I did finish book, so that counts for something I guess.

  13. Michelle, two wonderful starts. I have Margaret somewhere in my stash and look forward to stitching her soon – well, stitching anything soon.

  14. Michelle, two wonderful starts. I have Margaret somewhere in my stash and look forward to stitching her soon – well, stitching anything soon.

  15. I LOVE Galaga, it and Pacman are the only arcade games I ever played :-).

    Your American roll is so pretty. Glad you had a nice weekend too.

  16. I LOVE Galaga, it and Pacman are the only arcade games I ever played :-).

    Your American roll is so pretty. Glad you had a nice weekend too.

  17. MyLifesAStitch

    Thanks for the Water for Elephants review. I was hesitating for the same reason… library, here I come! 🙂 sorry about all the flogging on your projects…. hopefully that plague has passed! Have a great weekend!

  18. MyLifesAStitch

    Thanks for the Water for Elephants review. I was hesitating for the same reason… library, here I come! 🙂 sorry about all the flogging on your projects…. hopefully that plague has passed! Have a great weekend!

  19. Ok, I give up. After viewing your blog and others, I am starting to be enchanted with samplers. Now just to find your sources so I can do the same fantastic stitching!

  20. Ok, I give up. After viewing your blog and others, I am starting to be enchanted with samplers. Now just to find your sources so I can do the same fantastic stitching!

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