Monday, March 16, 2009

My New Man

Yep, that's him ... my new man. He's a little chubby, but I loved him as soon as I saw him. And he's not just a stuffed shirt! No, there aren't many like him around. I knew he was meant for me, so I picked him up the other day ... at the finisher's. It's been ages since I picked up a man, so it felt kind of strange. I brought him home to meet the last man I picked up.

Don't they look great together? I think it's the beginning of a wonderful friendship (huge sigh). They're both the strong, silent type. In fact, these two might be the perfect men. I'm anxious to add another one to my collection, but I'll have to work him into my WIPs. If only all men were such willing WIPs (enormous sigh).

You've probably seen these men before. They're limited edition Santas from Ewe & Eye & Friends from ages ago. I've had some hanging around, waiting to be stitched into real stand-up guys. But you all know how that goes. Life happens and priorities change, and before you know it, they're at the bottom of the waiting-to-be-stitched pile. Poor guys. They've been ignored for so long, and they've waited so patiently. I try to make it up to them in important ways. First, I didn't try to finish them myself (we don't wanna imagine what could happen), and then every Christmas season I'll bring them out and put them in a place of honor. Hopefully, they'll forgive my negligence.

I'd better get back to the boys. They're gonna watch "Saving Grace" with me while I stitch. It's good to have company once in a while.

Happy St. Pat's Day! Make some fun.

17 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh my gosh, Doris! They couldn't be cuter and I also love the strong, silent type!!!! They are wonderful and I can't wait to see the third you add to this handsome collection! Your finisher did a great job!

Anna van Schurman said...

The short one is just my type! Great job.

Lisa said...

They're both gorgeous. I wish my record for picking up men was as good as yours. ;)

dianemi said...

Doris, I think they are sooo cute. I like my men with a little meat on their bones, too! lol Your stitching is simply gorgeous and that finisher of yours is wonderful.
Happy St Patty's Day to you too!

Nicole said...

How adorable is he?? I love him and he goes great with your other man! :)

Deb said...

Happy St. Pattys Day! Doris, I just love your men! Both are just too cool! The finishing is great, but so is your stitching. Can't wait to see the next one you do!

Annemarie said...

Oh Doris! Your new man (and the old one too, for that matter) are perfect in every way: they're silent, they don't mess the place up, they don't claim the remote control of the television and they look better than any real guy could, because they're all in x stitch. May I join you in your sighing?

staci said...

Your santas are sooo cute Doris! I love them :) Your finishing is wonderful...is there anything you can't do???

Katrina said...

Doris, they are wonderful and I LOL reading your blog entry :-).

Doris said...

oh they are so cute, the short one is my favourite (like the real life! :lol;)

Siobhan said...

Wow wow wow, Doris!! They are too adorable! And the perfect man--one that doesn't speak. LOL ;) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Robin said...

I think both of your new men are so handsome! You did a great job!
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Brigitte said...

Poor guys. It took them so long to see the light of the day, lol. They are so cute and handsome. When will you add the next? Lol.

Patti said...

Doris I just don't know what to say. I LOVE them both but especially your new strong silent one. He is absolutely just my type. If ever you decide to sell the charts please let me know.

Anyway onto another subject. If you look at my blog you will see that I have given you an award because I really love your blog. Lots of Love Patti xxx

P.S. The word for the verification was fatingit - think about it.

Anonymous said...

I do so love your little men. I must put them on my "to do" list.
Love, Mom

Barbeeque4 said...

Those are totally cute and look great together!!!!!

Jan said...

Oh my goodness, Doris!!!!! I just adore Santas, and these are way, way perfection!!! Thanks for all of the sweet comments on my blog...I just now 'found' you, not sure why I couldn't before, but definitely going to be back!:)