Wednesday, 1 July 2009

A Teeny Update

Not too much to show today I'm afraid:( Some stitching has been done and finished but I can't show you it. I have it to make up and I have no idea how I'm going to finish it. I'm not in the best of moods and brain fog is hitting me damned hard right now so much so I'm sure I've got early onset dementia and the way I feel I just want to sit and cry. Anyway enough of that.

From last week here's my progress on HAED TT Purple Dragon which was so nearly a dis
aster. As I said before I'd used DMC 3865 instead of metallic on her face and it was way too white ( thank you to everyone who made suggestions:) ). I started to try adn unpick it and ended up pulling the fabric and I think I may have snapped one of the fabby threads. To say I was in a panic was an understatement and rather than try and get anymore out I decided to stitch over the white and hope for the best. I am not entirely happy with it as it looks a little bulky and messy but I couldn't face having to start it again when I'd got so much done. So here she is before I start on her again this week.

Sunday I did a fair bit on Blue Ribbon Designs Winter Wingding but I'm still not happy with the white on this! ( I'm never satisfied am I!!). I've tried 3865, B5200 and they don't show up either. I don't want to use two strands of thread as I'm using one and it might look a bit daft if I use two for the white.

Monday out came HAED Guardian ( my lovely hunky angel who I wish I hadn't neglected for so long then he'd be more complete!) and I managed to get a little bit stitched whilst half watching Andy Murray play from 9pm. How I managed any is a wonder as it was such an intense, nerve-wracking match!

That's all I have to show for now and I hope you don't get bored of dropping by and me having very little to show.

Yesterday I received Blackbird Designs Their Song from Nicola. I saw her finish of it and commented saying how much I loved it and that I wished I'd joined the LF club the year this was released. She very kindly offered to send me the chart so thank you so much Nicola {{{{hugs}}}} I've been kicking myself for not buying it while it was still available. Now that I have it I want to drop everything else and stitch it but I think I'd better get on with what I have for now!

Well that's it from me today. I stripped my bed sheets etc to wash this morning and I still haven't got them hung out or the bed remade yet so I guess I better go do that:)

Take care everyone. Thank you for your continued visits and comments. They are all very much appreciated and mean a lot to me:)

Hugs
Sally
xx

24 comments:

Clare - Aimetu said...

You could add a thread of silver to the white - maybe that would help.

Don't do too much work in this weather, it's so hot here at school I'd love to be wrapped in a wet sheet.

Vonna said...

I think everything look spectacularly :) HAEDS...I can't believe how you fly through them!
I hope you're feeling better soon, it stinks to have the blues. HUGS!

Tracy said...

awww...I understand completely how you feel. At least you've been stitching and the designs are coming along beautifully!

Kim B said...

I think your projects, despite all the frustration they are causing you, are lovely!

Christine said...

Your "not much" stitching looks like a lot to me! The angel is spectacular

brokenfairy said...

Everything looks fantastic.
I think I may of melted today it was that hot. LOL

karenv said...

I think the snowmen on your BRD look fine, it's really just the snowflake that's a bit difficult to make out. What about trying a strand of BF with the white, just on the snowflake, to give it a bit of sparkle? Or perhaps a white metallic? It does look better on the enlarged pic so I shouldn't worry too much :)

I hope you're feeling better soon - the heat probably doesn't help.

Shelleen said...

your HAEDs look great.

stitcher2 said...

Lovely stitching. As for the snowflake what about some Krenik blending filament to add some sparkle. I love all the stitching you have done.

Ginnie said...

All looks great to me.... you probably won't notice the bulkiness when it is complete and framed. Well done.

Solstitches said...

Love your Blue Ribbon piece Sally.
It looks as though you've received some good suggestions for the problem with the white stitching areas so I hope one of them will work for you.
Feel better soon.

Margaret

Karan said...

Great progress on both your HAED's & the snowman piece is adorable. (((((((((Hugs))))))))) Sally. Have you thought about seeing an alternative therapist, such as a Herbalist? I'm living proof on how well it works. :0)

Tracy said...

Your stitching looks great as always hun but I know what it is like when your not happy with something, sending hugs xx

Olenka's Stitches said...

I do hope you feel better now, Sally. Cheer up! Your stitching is very pretty as always.
Have you tried 'Blank' for the snowflakes, it's more cream-white, must look good on the blue fabby?
Have a nice weekend! Hugs,
Olga

Sam said...

Beautiful progress Sally. I hope you will be working on your hunky angel a bit more often too! How about backstitching the snowflake with a silver metallic?

Julie said...

Great progress!

Angela said...

Your Haed's are looking great.

wendy said...

everything is looking great! hope you feel better soon!

i would suggest one strand of silver and one of white....

stitcherw said...

Purple Dragon is looking great, I love seeing this piece, and I think her face looks fine. WingDings looks wonderful too. For the snowflake, what about going over it with some sparkly filament of some kind? It would give it a hint of snow glitter and may help it stand out a bit more. Enjoyed seeing your angel update too, to bad the one SAL was only faries and excluded the angels. Sorry you've been feeling a bit off lately, hope you're feeling better soon.
Sue

Ranae said...

A teeny update?? you have made awesome progress.
Yay! for Nicola sending you the BBD

Paula said...

Hi Sally, hopw you're doing ok. Lovely stitching as always.....well done.
I see you've got the gorgeous Gaurdian Angel out...phwwwoooooaaarrrrr pmsl...

I've just looked through your blog and I saw Girly Gothic framed, she's stunning Sally well done....

Happy stitching and hugs....

Mylene said...

Hope you are feeling much better bgy now, Sally.
WIP's are looking beautiful though.

sammyjo said...

Guardian looks beautifull if you plan on selling the pattern to him after your done please let me know first coz i think he would be a great gift to my cousin who believes she has an GA watching over her! :D

fireflydreams said...

I think that's why I'm not doing any stitching on my bigger pieces at the moment Sally.

I love your HAED, I think the face looks just right.

Is that Blue Ribbon one a freebie or a purchased one? I quite like it.