Monday, July 20, 2009

A Fistful of Floss (201/365)

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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

Herman Melville (American short-story Writer, Novelist and Poet. Best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick. 1819-1891)

TIME:  9:27 PM
PLACE:  The kitchen
SUBJECT:  DMC embroidery floss

Today I got the urge to cross-stitch.  Why?…heck if I know.  The pattern is a sweet Dutch-type design.  It is from this Ondori book I purchased at the book bazaar back in April.  I have always found cross-stitching to be rather soothing and I like watching the picture emerge from the grid pattern.  Counted cross-stitch is orderly and precise and there are grids and numbers involved.  That pleases the accounting/math geek in me!

11 comments:

bentonflocke said...

love the bright colors!! Great picture! Have fun stiching!

Monica said...

Here's a surprise ... I *heart* cross-stitch, for exactly all of the reasons you mentioned!

Bean counters make great counted cross-stitchers!

Jennifer McDougall said...

This is a great shot! I love the vibrant colours!

Christina said...

Great photo! Love the colors!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love embroidery floss. My Grandma got me into cross stitch when I was a child. I haven't done it in many years, but I have a huge container of floss that I inherited from my grandma.

Great shot!

Mari said...

I like this - so colorful! I used to cross stitch a lot and haven't done it for a while now. You better show us your finished project!

Iona said...

What nice bright colors to shoot. makes one feel cheerful.

Sara G said...

Great photo.
I just love to cross stitch and have a blog where I have posted some of my projects. I do more in the fall/winter and early spring when it gets dark so early and we spend more time at home!
Can't wait to see what you end up completing!!

Sujomi said...

bentonflocke - I'm looking forward to stitching!

Monica - I'm not surprised and I completely agree with you!

Jennifer - The colors drew me to the pattern...they are bright!

Sujomi said...

Christina - The colors are really popping in my stitching as well.

Michelle - My mom is the one who got me into cross-stitching. I have all of her floss, but of course, none of the colors I needed for my current project - go figure!

Mari - I promise to take of photo when I am finished!

Sujomi said...

Iona - Cheerful, yes. After being a bit down on Sunday, the bright colors are what I needed!

Sara G - Oooh, I'll have to check out your stitching. And there is nothing like curling up and stitching on a cold winter evening.