Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nobody "Nose" the....

As we remember from previous episodes, I mean posts, problem number 1 with Uncle S. was  a dye lot issue with the DMC floss I was using for his face.  I can't blame anyone but myself as the original floss was a little bit old (okay 7 years old) and it didn't match up with the floss that I purchased to finish the face.  Please note that there was plenty of floss in the original kit but due to earlier ummm...  undo stitching I ran out of the original floss with the left cheek unfinished.

Soooo once I was done undo stitching his face, I started re-stitching his face after purchasing two, count them two, new skeins of DMC floss from the same dye lot.  We were stitching quite merrily along when I realized that, dang it, his nose was getting ummm...  rather ummm... there is no other word that works as well, his nose was getting rather fuzzy.  Sigh...

After much thought and two consultations with DD, I finally decided that I would have to undo and then redo Uncle S' nose.  Sigh...  Sigh...  Sigh...  

So I think I'm going to have quite a pile of undo stitching orts for the July installment of the TUSAL.  Sigh...

Uncle S. does not want the official photographer to stop by and take his photo until his face has been "fixed".  So you all will just have to wait a little bit longer to see him again.  And knowing Uncle S. he's going to want to have more than just his face stitched before he makes another appearance for his fans.  :-)

In other news the main computer, which was at the computer doctor, is home and we are working on reinstalling what needs to be reinstalled.  DH wanted to make sure that all of my emails were restored correctly so he did it twice.  Yep, twice.  I now have duplicates of all of my messages in all of my folders.  And yes, it's driving me crazy.  Soooo every night I'm working hard to delete the duplicate messages from at least one folder.  Did I mention that some of these folders are quite large and that this is taking a while???  He is a wonderful DH so I'm not actually complaining as he has been bringing me cold beverages every night as I spend an hour or so deleting duplicates.  LOL!

We are also working on another large family project which I hope to share pictures with very soon.  It's not a stitching project but my stitching design expertise has helped DD with the design of the project.  Or at least my ability to look at a picture and see it as pixels/stitches.  Once I can take some more pictures in the daylight I'll post an entry to let you know what we are up to.  Cause you know us, it's going to be interesting!  And all 6' by 12' of it is interesting.  LOL!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and I'm very thankful that you are still stopping by since it's been a while since I've posted a picture!  

Thank you as I appreciate all of your lovely comments!  Especially the ones that make me grin or laugh.  LOL!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

10 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Poor Uncle! Hope his face is "healed" soon.

Are we expecting more pixel video game art? Hope so!
Jane, waving from CH

NCPat said...

Don't keep us in suspense too long!

Lisa said...

I will keep Uncle S in my thoughts - sending positive stitching vibes your direction :)
Thank you for all your visits to my blog...thought I would let you know that I chose a 40ct linen for Mary Wigham in the color called Maple Syrup. It gave a very antique look and the GAST colors I picked out (not quite set on what I will use yet) all are a muted, antique-y looking.
Hope everything gets fixed with the computer...that is so aggravating!
Take care!
Lisa
lmdurst@yahoo.com

Dee said...

Unstitching ...the bane of all us stitchers.

But, unstitch we must sometimes.

At least it will make your ort jar festively full.

Beth in IL said...

I have not been able to look at blogs for a while and was sad to hear the Uncle Sam is having such major surgery. I am sure it will be worth the wait!

sudukc said...

I think Windy Meadow and my house must be on the same water line...we both had massive computer problems and mine were family not stitching set backs. But surely the rest of our summer is going to be pleasant!

Kelly said...

Uncle Sam is lucky to have you as his surgeon. I can wait to see him with his new face.

Lelia said...

Yikes! sounds like a lot of un-stitching. I'm certain he will be awesome once fixed.

Enjoy your week-end

Lelia said...

cynthia: sorry, I couldn't find an e-mail to respond to your question. Right now, I'm not sure what I'm doing about the Stash Sale. I have friends who want to sell & I may tag along. Kinda up in the air today : )

enjoy the week-end

Siobhan said...

Urgh. Sorry to hear about the unstitching! I'm glad to hear that the computer is back, too. :)