Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Flipping Frogs!!!

Or is it simply my brain not working??? I picked up Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched with Love last night and found a mistake on the left hand heart! Now I panicked as I thought I was going to have to frog the whole heart and it's contents but on closer inspection I noticed that the lilac parts above lined up as they should and found my silly mistake. This only needed a few stitches unpicking. As I went along and started the vine next to the heart I realised that something else was amiss. You know the rhyme Now I Know My ABC's??? Well it would appear that I don't and my alphabet was missing an I!!!! So I frogged A to H and restitched it all, this time making sure I had the I :) Phew! So this is my progress as of around 10.15 last night! I'll pick it again this evening and hope for no more visits from said frogs!

Friday and Saturday evening was my usual BBD AotH nights and I alternated between the over one wording and the other bits. As this one is going to be dedicated to my paternal grandparents I've stitched a B on the door as that is the initial of their surname and my maiden name :) I am hoping that I will be able to finish this block over the next two evenings I pick it up.

Sunday evening I decided I wanted a new start but was torn between Dandy Dreams and Spot of Winter but as I've had Spot of Winter for ages and have the other spots stitched I decided on that one. I stitched a little more on it yesterday afternoon and this is where I'm at. I'm thinking I might do more this afternoon.

Monday was SAL night with Barb and Colleen and our SB pieces. I am well over halfway now on Emmnauel's Song and after checking my chart I see I have about 10 rows of speciality stitches, a row of wording and two rows of cross stitch ( including the one I'm doing) then I'm done with the stitching and I can add the beads and buttons! Lol!

The last few days have not been good after a suspected bout of cystitis for me over the weekend, a bout of vertigo for me starting Monday and family disagreements for DH. I am truly fed-up and there's no wonder I think things will never improve as it just seems to be one thing after another!

I am hoping my new stash from Anita might arrive today. Once I've finished the spot I'm going to start Dandy Dreams then next week I'll probably start PS Daffodils if it has arrived. I need something bright and cheerful! Then, of course, I have the my Big Toe A New Day SAL with Lisa and the DT Sanctuary SAL with Chris to look forward to.

Well time for me to go and catch up on blogs:)

Take care everyone.

Hugs

Sally
xxxx 

28 comments:

Tatkis said...

Lovely processes! Wish no frogs would come to bother you :))

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Julie said...

Tell those pesky frogs to hop off into someone elses pond, this piece had a deadline to be finished LOL

hope your week gets brighter x

Kate said...

Oh Sally I'm sorry the frogs settled with you! Your Stitched with Love is looking gorgeous. Love the house on AOTH, the snowman on Spot of Winter and your SB piece is getting to the best part - buttons & beads.
My order from Anita was very quick to arrive - hope yours does too.
Stay positive I know it's difficult xx

Littlebit said...

I hate it when things don't line up..that moment of panic when you don't know where on earth the mistake could be, and the dread. lol. Nice job! I love Immanuel's Song and started it years ago, but it still sits barely started. It sounds like your rotation is working perfectly for you.

Hazel said...

So many lovely wips Sally. xx

Von said...

So sorry this week has a dark cloud covering it. Hope things clear up soon!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on Blue Ribbon despite the frogs best efforts to deter you. Love your new AotH. Great progress on your SAL piece. I know how you feel I'm fed up with everything at the moment really hope things pick up for you soon. You certainly deserve it.

TeresaB said...

Crazy frogs! Still all your WIPs look lovely. I keep hoping I'll catch up to you on AotH but I was bit by the NewStartBug and am falling further behind. Hopefully you've banished the frogs!

valerie said...

Ack...make sure those frogs don't come back here! lol I battled many while working on Mary Wigham the past two weeks! Just started my A Wish for You. It's slowly coming along. All your stitching looks great. Hope you're feeling a bit better.

Christine said...

Naughty frogs! And naughty Sally, go stitch out your alphabet 100 times ;D
All your WIPs are looking wonderful.

Beth said...

I think you should send those frogs away, but not across the pond! I have my own little pest that bothers me enough. ALL your pieces are looking so beautiful, my favorite is still Emmanuel's Song. I guess that is because I know I would never be able to stitch that one - gorgeous!

Deb said...

I'm sorry about those frogs. It's always a pain when something doesn't line up right. I always try to fudge, but I can't get away with that too much.

All your pieces look wonderful!

Ranae said...

That darn frog anyway, thoughts for him to be gone
The WIP's look lovely as ever

Mouse said...

sorry to hear you were visited by the dreaded frogs ... don't send them this way will you am only in the next county heheeh ... lovely stitching :) love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

Mylene said...

Beautiful progress on all your WIP's, hope the frogs are out of your place by now.

jane said...

Such a shame that you had to frog but it's looking lovely now as are all your WIPs. Great progress on A Wish for You - I am falling behind again I'm afraid.
Hope you feel better soon x

Patty C. said...

Those darn frogs are always causing trouble !!Hang in there :)

Blu said...

Sorry to hear that you're being attacked by frogs. Hope they disappear soon.

Barb said...

Oh pesky frogs, none of us want them do we. Lovely progress on all your pieces Sally, hope your problems soon disappear too. Take care.

Jackie said...

Oh Sally, those frogs. I too have a piece I have to frog; and I mean a very nice chunk to the point I no longer want to stitch it. All your work(s) in progress are absolutely beautiful. I love the Carriage House piece in your last post. It's funny how your piece can "grow" when you had a mat to it. LOL.
Beautiful works Sally.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs.
Jackie.

Rachael xxx said...

Did I tell you I had bought Jess's book!
Those frogs spawn anywhere!!

Lisa said...

Sorry the frogs visited Sally, but SWL is looking gorgeous.
I'm sure you'll finish your AotH block next time around, it's looking wonderful, as are your others.
Can't wait to see your start on Dandy Dreams, and am so excited about our AND SAL lol.

marylin said...

oh absolument magnifique !
bisous bisous

Michelle said...

What lovely work Sally. Please don't send the frog my way - I really don't want him just now. Sending you many hugs. You are never far from my thoughts x

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching and I hopt those frogs have left for good! I hope that you are feeling better and that your luck changes soon.

Carol said...

It's always a pleasure to visit and see all that you've been up to, Sally--beautiful WIPs, as always :)

Lois said...

Hope those frogs have totally gone! Lovely progress on all your WIP's. You do so well with your rotation, I am full of admiration. Hope this week is a better week for you as regards health and family.

Berit said...

Comments on recent posts:

Ooh; drooling over your BBD Book! I so need one now, lol!

Your "A wish for You" house is looking great--I agree that the DMC is pretty!

Big congrats on your shores hanging and FB break! Hooray for stitching productivity! Pass some my way. Please pass the WiiFit mojo, too! ;)

Grr, Frogs! Ooh, more Wish drool-worthiness; I think the B matches your maiden name as well as the rabbit!

Hope you're feeling better soon and that your Anita envelope arrives promptly. I know it is such a day-maker to get an order from her!