Sunday, April 5, 2009

Monopoly Board


Well, this past week was spent concentrating on the logo in the middle of the Monopoly board. It might just be me, but I have had to concentrate pretty hard on this part - apparently I have a hard time orienting myself diagonally! Even though I'm still stitching in straight rows, it's still diagonal in my ind. I have checked, double checked, and triple checked each letter to make sure I'm staying in alignment. And of course, it's a boatload of quarter stitches, which aren't causing me as much of a headache on the aida as I anticipated....

On the hockey tournament - my nephew's team didn't fare so well - they won their first game, but lost all the rest. On the one hand, you know it's a major honor to even make it to the Nationals, but there's still the side of you that would have liked to see them get a little further in the tourney.....but, obviously, we're very proud of them. And the games were close - so at least they stayed competitive.

The job hunt is still plugging along - no big changes there! Still working two days a week for the old place, and still trying to find something else!

Thanks for checking out my blog - I do appreciate it, and your comments!!!
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12 comments:

Deborah said...

You sure are fooling me if you are having any trouble on Monopoly as it appears to be just fine!! Fantastic!! Keep her going!!

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Carol said...

It's looking good. I think I would have gridded the diagonal since I have a hard time with all the ittty bitty stitches :)

Nancy said...

I think I would have to just look at the chart and not see the overall to keep me away from the diagonal issue! Don't envy those 1/4 stitches, you can have them!!! It does look great and so close to a finish too!

Shelley - ILCS said...

Funny how are brains work, huh! The word is on a diagonal but our mind wants it to be straight, lol! You are making excellent progress. Good luck with the job hunting.

sales said...

Looks great! It must be nice to see the end!
Heidi-ILCS

Katrien said...

The end is nearing :)
I had trouble with the center too, you really do need to be very concentrated not to miss. But it is so worth it :)
Katrien - ILCS

Suzie said...

It is looking great, Kathy, but then everything you do looks fantastic! You'd never know that you were experiencing some challenging parts!

Carolyn NC said...

Update looks good! Hope your job hunt is successful - I'm doing the same thing. Sorry about the tournament, but you're right; it is a big honor to go to nationals.

grace said...

Wow, it looks amazing~ I wouldn't have known you were having trouble if you hadn't mentioned it. :)

Gabi said...

Great progress with Monopoly. And it does look great. The quarter stitches are a pain but in the end they are worth the effort

Mayté said...

Almost there, girl!! Go, go, girl :)

Cindy F. said...

Wow! Monopoly is progressing beautifully! I have the same problem...stitching on the diagonal is tough for my brain to handle...lol! But you're doing a great job!