Tuesday, April 24, 2012

He's Just Floating There

I delayed yesterdays post not because I wasn't finished with the red on pages two and five but because I had finished them and wanted to stitch the bird. Didn't do more than one load of laundry, sent Rob for the groceries, and barely made dinner. I stitched for hours yesterday and stayed up until almost 2am this morning. Must clarify that I took 3 hours off to watch DWTS though.

And here he is ~

Like I said in the title - he's just floating out there. Hope to give him somewhere to sit this week. I'm seeing the end of this project. It's bittersweet. It has been a dream to stitch.

After posting the kids in all their finery from prom - I thought I would dig up a picture of my prom dress circa 1986-87. Couldn't find the formal picture but I did find this one of me trying the dress on.  I took a picture of a picture so bear with me.

Think I needed a tan...yeah, that's what's wrong with this picture. Would you believe I found the dress a few years ago and finally gave it to Goodwill. Why in the world had I saved it for that long??

Now here's my challenge to all of you -- go find that picture of your prom dress/date and post it. We can all use a good laugh.

Get up --- go dig through those pictures --- you know you want to!


twinpeakprimitives said...

Dear Denise,

I like the cute Cardinal bird very much. This work is really gorgeous.



Anonymous said...

Hello Denise

Your Wip is looking wonderful, love the cardinal.

You look great in your prom dress!
I'm sad because we never had a prom night at our school!

Elizabeth Brotherton said...

Hi Denise!

The piece is lovely! The colors in it are beautiful! I also find that finishing a piece, especially a very large one, is a bittersweet experience. Watching all your progress, I'm almost tempted to resume one of my large projects!

All the best,

Beth B.

Grit said...

Das sieht so schön aus.
Liebe Grüße Grit

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wow, very pretty Cardinal. Way to go and keep it up, you'll be finished before you know it......
Be always in stitches.

Poppypatchwork said...

love your work the colours are fantastic, prom dress is so 80's and the hair, I did not have a prom so I will post a teenage pic of me, what have you started.

CalamityJr said...

Poor guy - he worse than out on a limb! He is cute, though. Love your prom dress. I'll try to send a photo of mine. I was pale, too - still am!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. I love this one. We didn't have a prom so can't share any photos.

Deb said...

Your piece is really coming along! It really is something to look at!!

I think that your prom dress is great!! And there is no way that I'd post my prom pic. Like I told you - hair down to my hips and a gunny sax dress - but that's what was in style back when the dinosaurs roamed. :o)

paula said...

DIdn't go to either jr or sr prom . . no one asked and I didn;t sare Went to our Hi-tri formal . . hated it . . guess I don't do the formal stuff well.

Veronica said...

It's looking great. He's a handsome fella :)


Mouse said...

ooo he is really cute and wow love the colour on your dress and remember those handkerchief hems very well ...

we never did proms over here when we left school we just left end of .. sad really ... so can't show you my prom dress but if you are lucky will find a picture of me as rose queen :)love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

Wow Denise. That piece is absolutely gorgeous. Great progress. I need to start it. lol


Catherine said...

You are moving right along on this piece ~ it's so beautiful!!
Too funny about the prom dress ~ you know our dresses are vintage now! I believe all of mine are still hanging in my closest at my mom's house! Next time I am there, I will try and take a picture of my pictures. I had a red, white and blue one! So patriotic I was! ;)

Lynn said...

Nice to see Mrs. Cardinal has her mate! It's really looking lovely.

Love your prom pic! I have no idea what happened to my dress. I'll have to look and see if I can find a pic.