Tuesday, November 18, 2008

not much going on

I didn't stitch much at all this weekend so I don't have anything to show. I've been doing some cleaning and sorting in the basement. (Anyone want any cross stitch, beading, needlepoint, crafts or other magazines? I'm up to three copier paper boxes that I want to move out.) I did redo the spiky ornament from my last post. I cut each of the pieces of felt into little circles and pinned them on like sequins. I like it much better. But I don't have a photo yet.

We also went to a concert, not our usual activity. It was a belated anniversary gift to ourselves (32 years in September when the tickets went on sale). We saw Leo Kottke and Loudon Wainright III. Here's Leo pretty much exactly as we saw him (from a fan site). We're big fans. We'd never seen Loudon Wainwright III before; I don't think I've ever laughed so much. His songs were poignant and sad and angry and very funny all at the same time.

I did have my computer at home to work and played a bit with PhotoShop and the initials I am going to stitch for this month's Take It Further project. (above) I had a great time playing with them. Here are the results. The last image was made when I took one of the images with four pairs of letters, rotated it 15 degrees and then cropped a section. I rotated it to loose some of the sense formal balance when cropped.

Tomorrow we're going to the circus--our holiday gift to each other! I can't wait.


Anonymous said...

Marjorie...I love your altered letters. The monogram can be so many things...I never would have thought it could be so lovely. It's graet!

Jane said...

Very cool images from playing with your monograms. Are you going to stitch the last one (the cropped one), or are you going to stitch the one at the top of your post? Either one would be very cool.


Pat Winter said...

Cool patterns! I can't wait to see your results. Have fun at the circus! What a fun idea.
I will let you know about the stamp when I get any info. If I get an offer for someone to get me one, I will buy two. They are too cute!
Hugs and smiles,