Monday, March 5, 2012

Middle Earf, page finish!

I did it! I've realized that this 10 hour rotation is null and void when I'm about to finish a page. Or if I'm going to be beading. Rules are made to be broken, right? I was so close by the end of the 10 hours that I just said, "heck with it!" and kept going. Oh and by the way, the original page describing the rotation system can be found here if you're interested.

Before:


After:


It's kind of a pain in the butt to stitch, but it looks surprisingly good! Boyfriend gets so excited when I stitch this one - I think it's his favorite. Next up in the rotation is Greek Mandala and then Tiny Rose Garden - then back to Middle Earth.

I'm slowly slowly slowly catching up on blogs. Haven't had much chance to read as I was stitching like a maniac on Middle Earf, and now I'm doggie sitting for this little thing:


Unfortunately she's sick right now so I have to give her eyedrops every three hours and she's got a cone of shame on. Still, she's really cute and follows me around all day. But it's like a little kid. Silence is dangerous. I'm also stuck at home since she can't go for walks because food allergies have made her little paws sore. So lots of cooking and stitching.

Speaking of cooking, that's the job I mentioned before. My parents both work all day and I'm home all day. So we've come up with the arrangement that they will pay for all the food, I will cook it, and then they pay me to cook it. It's really fun and I love doing it. I've found that Cooking Light magazine has some AMAZING recipes and I've even delved into the cuisine of Delhi. Mulligatawny Soup, by the way, is absolutely AMAZING, easy, and surprisingly low in calories so email me if you want the recipe.

Time to give doggie her eye drops. And bug Boyfriend. And catch up on blogs. And start dinner.

So much to do! Happy stitching, everyone - I'll be back soon with an update on Greek Mandala.

15 comments:

Joysze said...

Oooooooh!!! Middle Earth looks un-freaking-believable, Ewa!!!! Well done!!

Yes!!! Recipe for the soup please. Whatcha cooking tonight? :D

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous page finish :D

sharine said...

It looks great. Such a busy life us girls have. Have fun with your cooking!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Middle Earth is looking very good!!!
good for you that you've done this page before starting the new rotation.
That doggie looks very sweet, have fun with her and enjoy your cooking.

Hugs Yvon.

Kim said...

Congratulations on your page finish!!!

I know exactly what you mean about silence being dangerous, our puppy is usually up to big trouble. She has food allergies too, but they are so gorgeous and I know you will be enjoying her company.

Heli said...

Congrats on the page finish! It's looking great. :)

Really looking forward to your next update, Greek Mandala is so gorgeous!

lesli said...

I am living vicariously through on on Middle Earth. I always think, "I'd love to stitch that one"...but my to-do list is so long...so I just visit your updates and get my fix :) Beautiful progress!

Dana said...

Wow, what a difference finishing the page makes! I am impressed. I may try that arrangement with my hubby. I will cook for him and he can pay me for it! Yea, don't see that happening. Hope the doggie is doing better sooN!

demeter83 said...

Look at teh beautiful page, I love it!

stitchstitchknit said...

A gorgeous page finish!!! Fantastic =)

The Crafty Princess said...

Congratulations on the page finish Ewa, it's stunning. Why is it painful to stitch? Is it because of the same colour tones??

It looks amazing though I love seeing the wips on Middle Earth as I'm such a LOTR freaky fan.

Good luck with the mandala might be a nice change to work with some colour. Happy stitching!
Alicia xo

The Crafty Princess said...

Hi Ewa, disregard my question. I've been on holidays for 2 weeks and just got back. So I read your previous posts that I missed and you stated why Middle Earth was causing you some dramas. It looks great though.

P.S. I hope your hand feels better by now too and kudos to you for get BF into stitching LOL!
Alicia xo

Veronica said...

Middle Earth looks amazing! All those lovely shades of brown.

Cute doggie. Hope she gets better soon.

Hugs,
Veronica.

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

looking good. you've got me thinking with the rotation. might give it a go otherwise I think crazy january wil become a massive pile of UFOs

Valentina said...

Congratulations for the page finish!