Feb 25, 2015

What's Up Wednesday! 2/25/15


THEATRE
As part of our Valentine's Day celebration, the BF and I went to a play called "Suite Surrender". Set in 1942, the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood's biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this comedy. Turns out the "hatred" between the two divas is all a farce for attention and publicity.

STITCHY STUFF
It's time to report on the Smalls SAL hosted by Stitching Lotus. I was also QSW (Quick Stitch Weekend) for one of the FB groups, so I killed two birds with one stone. I had not one, but TWO finishes! ::happy dance::

January Monthly SAL
Designer: Palkó
Fabric:  28ct Linen 
Fibers:  Glissen Gloss handpainted Japanese silk #509 
and HDF silk in Orb

February Monthly SAL
Designer: Palkó .
Fabric: 28ct Linen
Fibers: Anchor Marlitt 815 and 
DMC Color Variations 4180

I'm still inching my way through Midnight Watch.  I'm hoping to have another happy dance by the end of March.  (Where did February go?)  MW has been a fun stitch, but I'm ready to start something new and work on JG.  Maybe I should work on JG before starting something new.  Yes?



I've had to reconfigure the last row of the alphabet that contains the year and stitcher's initials.  The chart has 2009 and I want 2015.  Hopefully, by the next update I'll have that part stitched.

Until Next Time,
Meari


42 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love those smalls!!

Kim Mattox

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Beautiful!

connie said...

Congratulations on your two finishes..Looking forward to seeing your next finish..all are pretty

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love the little January and February pieces! How sweet!

Robin said...

What a sweet small pair of smalls! Fabulous progress on your WIP!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

Sweet, quick stitches.
Was there a real dog in the play? What breed?

gominam said...

Congrats on two very nice finishes. Midnight watch is looking fan:)

Donna Pheneger said...

Your months from the SAL look great - Still working on January :-/.
I'm enjoying seeing your Midnight Watch unfold. Sure is pretty!

Nan Davis said...

Beautiful stitching as always Meari. Yes, you should work on JG but you can still start something new.

Fay and Charlette said...

What to do , what to do...work on JG! cute little finishes too! sorry about the continuing snow. Keep your spirits up..how do you keep your spirits up in the winter?

Lyn said...

I love the smalls! The other one looks to be fun too. BTW, you asked me to mention how I handle my thread boxes.I updated my blog last night, including that information. I realized this morning that the picture I took of the numbered box didn't get on the blog, so I edited ut this morning to include that picture.

valerie said...

Great finishes Meari! Midnight Watch is really coming along too...not too far from the finish line. Oooo, bring out JG...it will be nice to see it. I love watching your progress. Eventually, I will start a Chatelaine.

Kay said...

Love your small finishes! Cute and simple, I love it! The play you went to see sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is very nice the play you went to was that a community theater? We go to a community here in Fitchburg I enjoy it!

Karen V
Fitchburg MA

Deb said...

Beautiful stitching! Love your Midnight Watch!

Anonymous said...

The play sounds good. Your wip is looking good. Congrats on the 2 finishes. They are beautiful.
Betty in az

Katie said...

Love your small finishes. Too cute! Good luck with finishing your Midnight Watch piece. You are close and will be celebrating soon.

Faith... said...

You will have Midnight Watch finished in no time! It looks great.

Sandy In Montana said...

Congrats on two cute finishes, Meari. Loving Midnight Watch.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Barbi said...

I love the variegation of the hearts in your February piece. And you are so close to finishing Midnight Watch. YAY

Peggy said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for sharing.
Peggy

Vickie said...

Congratulations on your finishes! I love your Midnight Watch.

Mrs Xstitch said...

beautiful stitching, love those smalls ♥

Thoeria said...

Lovely Smalls, Meari! Love MW...not long to go!

Hazel D said...

I love your seasonal smalls - such lovely colour choices

Anonymous said...

Meari,

I love the threads you used on both your finishes, they both are beautiful!

Kim G

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Looks great! Love the smalls too!

Anonymous said...


Meari,

I like the two smalls that you have finished.

Marl

Marie said...

I have been so tempted to stitch MW - I am a fan of BBD...someday. Yours looks great and is nearly complete!
Congrats on the completion of 2 monthly smalls.

Carol said...

I'm so excited that you're so close to finishing Midnight Watch, Meari--it really is one of my favorites! Looks like you're doing a great job on stitching smalls for your SAL--both are very cute...

Hard to believe Feb. is winding down already--hopefully, March will bring some better weather :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your monthly finishes and your progress on the Halloween piece. Bet the theater show was fun. I love seeing progress on JG. It is so pretty.

HUGS,
Dee in TN

Marcy said...

Midnight Watch looks fantastic! Congrats on the finishes. Love the colors in January.

EvalinaMaria said...

Definitely you should get back to JG before starting something new but only if you feel like it. Smalls are very pretty.

Pam in IL said...

Your smalls are lovely. I've stitched them too, thanks to you! MW is looking great. I say work on JG until you need a break from it and then start something new -- unless you're just not ready to work on JG right now. In that case, start something new

Anonymous said...

Meari,

The play sounds hilarious and I know that I would have enjoyed it too. Lovely SAL finishes and great progress on your WIP.

I do not wish to brag as most of you enjoying a snowy winter, but here we are in full spring. Star magnolias, ornamental cherries and plums are already in bloom. Daffodils are smiling everywhere and soon we will see the tulips and hyacynths showing off their colours. Unfortunately I have caught a cold, but I have to work anyway.

Tara Kimberley Torme

Sue said...

Sounds like the play was a huge success!

All of your stitchy pieces are just gorgeous.

We are snowed in with 8-10 inches of snow, which we are not used to at all!!!! Plus fighting this bronchitis............yuck.

Your blog looks wonderful! BF did great with the roses ;)

Love you,
SM

bentneedle said...

The smalls are gorgeous! I love the bigger Halloween piece too.

stitcherw said...

Suite Surrender sounds like a lot of fun. I love plays and see quite a few but have never heard of this one. Hopefully one of the groups around me will put it on at some time. Love MW, it's been fun watching this one grow. While I've not stitched it, I do have it in my stash to do at some point, so I'll end up having to play with the dating as well.
Sue

Weronika said...

Lovely patterns. Such a bright beautiful colors you've chosen for january and february. You've done great job on midnight watch as well.

rosey175 said...

Gorgeous colors in those smalls and you are so close to finishing Midnight Watch! I'm sure that will be exciting to have done.

Heather said...

Three finishes?! Way to go! I really love the month name designs. I think I may want to stitch those.

Akila said...

Jan and Feb are so cute. The 'hatred' scene from the play resembles Sophie Kinsella's latest 'Shopaholic to the stars'..