Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Frogs!

I'm afraid Just Nan Queen of the Needle was not kind to me this week. I'd had a bit of a bad Sunday, I was tired and things were on my mind and I don't really think I should have been stitching! I stitched up the crown then set about the flowers on the right hand side to match the left I'd done last week. Well after an evening stitching on them I realised something was not quite right and I'd only gone and stitched some of the flowers with the wrong colours or shades. Grrrrrr!! So I had to unpick and took off to bed in disgust! Anyway I got what housework I needed to do done yesterday morning and restitched the bits I'd had to frog then made a start on the next band so this is where I'm at. Helen I hope you did better than I did!

So yesterday was Ink Circles Sea Stars SAL with Karen but after Mondays fiasco I wasn't sure I should stitch but I can't just sit and watch TV; it just bores me silly; so I took the chance and got a couple of fish stitched, finished the motif I started last week and did a couple more with no frogging so I felt much happier. I really like the way this looks with the different colours and the DMC Variations are so nice to stitch with.

I'm all set to start Chatelaine Spring Morning this evening. I feel a bit guilty having another new start when I should really finish the Christmas mystery but it will get done at some point! I'm just not saying when:) I see Martina has started giving previews of mysteries for those who want to see. Wish she'd done that before as I wouldn't have signed up for it and wasted my money.

My next thing is to get the PIF gift stitched and made up for Kyrie then that's my first PIF lot done and dusted:) After that I can make a start on the round I signed up for. As I said before I shall just pick three random bloggers:)

Well I am ashamed to say that I finally caved and signed up for the Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers Club for this year. It took a lot of thinking about as I am supposed to be on the chart wagon BUT if I didn't sign up and missed out on them I know full well I would regret it so I intend on only buying those 6 charts this year up until December at least. I know I can do it if I really put my mind to it. So I signed up at Needlecraft Corner and have asked for the chart and fabric for my first one. I have the GAST and I can always sub the WDW.

Thank you for all your kind comments on the bourse and also on Girly Gothic. Christine they are quite difficult but I find gridding my fabric and marking the chart off as I go along makes them easier to stitch. Margaret this one is for Abi:)

Thank you to those of you who keep on dropping by and also to those of you who comment. It really brightens my day to know there are people out there who are actually interested in what I'm up to in my little corner of the world:)


31 comments:

Rachael said...

Sorry to hear the Dreaded frog came to visit!! But your progress is wonderful on both pieces,They both looks stunning!

Karen said...

I hope you kicked the frog back to it's pond. The Queen of the needle looks fab abd the SS is coming along very well

monique said...

Yeesh... that stinks about the frogging! Looks like you are back on track now, though :)

I agree about TV... I feel like I"m wasting my time if I'm watching TV without a project in my hands LOL

Nicola said...

Oh, I think we all get days when we shouldn't stitch, but still we do.(LOL) Despite your attack of frogs QotN is looking so pretty, as is Sea Stars. Can't wait to see your Chatelaine WIP pictures. I'm itching to start Winter's Eve that I won from Nicky before Christmas, but I have the fabric, threads and beads to save up for first.

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear about those nasty frogs. It still looks great!:)

I "listen to tv more than I actually watch it. I can't honestly remember when I sat through a whole movie/show without stitching!

Kyrie said...

Frogs..grr. But queen of the needle looks so beautiful, it must be worth it.

*passes the frog-swatter*

Sea-stars is looking lovely too, I might have to stitch that one.

And oooooh PIF :D Can't wait to see, I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Vonna said...

Everything, looks great Sally! I love the projects your working on and I hope those dreaded frogs stay away!

Nicki said...

Hope that's the last of the frogs!

Glad you signed up for Loose Feathers :) I got an email yesterday about Thread Bear's prices - same as last year - so I've just posted off the form. Can hardly wait!

I'm glad Martina's posting previews too. I must say, I don't like the last Christmas one or this year's at all. What a pity.

Jaimie said...

Sally I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to Queen of the Needle. But you'll be back on track soon enough. It's wonderful to see your progress!

Julie said...

QOTN & SS both look stunning, shame about the visit from the 'frog'.
LOL the Blackbird, these wont get put away in the stash pile and not stitched for years and years though... will they

Itching To Stitch said...

Sorry you had to do a lot of frogging, but it looks great. Sea Stars is looking great also, moving along nicely ;)

Carol said...

Wow Sally - they are both beauties! Sorry about the struggles with Queen :-(

jane said...

Both your SALs look lovely, shame about the frogging, I have those days too when I know I shouldn't have picked up a needle..lol
still undecided about the Loose Feathers, have ordered quite a bit recently but it will be my birthday in a few weeks....

Sam said...

Sorry to hear about your little green visitors Sally. Hope you sprayed lots of 'frogsbegone' around! QOTN is looking beautiful as is Sea Stars. Are you using DMC Variations for the whole project? I was wondering which shade the bluey-grey one near the fishies was.

Michele said...

don't you just hate that frog! Glad it worked out though :) Queen is lovely!

I am really enjoying watching Sea Stars progress :)

I can't wait to see what you stitched for me :)

Dawn said...

QOTN and SS are looking great! Shame about the frog :(

I have been quite stressed out this week too so no stitching at all for me! Looking forward to getting back to it though LOL

Little Cat said...

What a shame about the frogs, but your pieces are both looking beautiful :o)

Ranae said...

Sorry about the frogs!! I too have those days/nites I know I shouldnt stitch, but I do and it doesnt pay,lol.
I love the progress on gothic girly.
I will have to check out that site for the BBD. I too want to sign up, but havent seen where to get the auto's.

Megumi said...

Frogs are the absolute worst - sorry to hear they visited you. Despite that Queen of the Needle looks good.

Your Sea Stars looks great too! :)

Mylene said...

I am sorry to hear about the froggings. Both pictures are looking great though.

Stitchingranny said...

You made better progress than me Sally. Mum has been ill so only been able to stitch in the evenings and I much prefer stitching in the daylight.

I take it you not on the wagon this year or is it just that you fell of early - loose feathers indeed lol.

Novice Stitcher said...

I can understand your not wanting to miss out on those Loose Feathers charts. It's good to treat yourself now and then. Your Ink Circles piece is looking so pretty and I loved the bourse! That pattern is the first thing I ever downloaded from a stitching site (haven't done anything with it yet, though).

vEr0n!c@ said...

Eek! Sorrie about the visiting frogs :( However, your Just Nan is looking really nice. I've never paid much attention to Just Nan's charts before but seeing your picture, I'm changing my mind.

KarenV said...

Your Ink Circles WIP is looking really pretty! I love the way the DMC Variations look together, they work really well.

I signed up for the Loose Feathers again too - the first one looks lovely!

Jaimie said...

Hi Sally,
You have just been given an award!

Andrea said...

Oh dear, I think we all have days when the frogs come a'visiting. But it is looking fab, as is Ink Circles.

Karan said...

Beautiful pieces Sally - am enjoying watching both of these develop. Hope the frog stays away for a loong time now!

Michelle said...

Yippee! So glad you signed up for the Loose Feathers Club.. My pattern is being mailed tomorrow! I think they are the most beautiful patterns. I keep my Loose Feathers in their own binder so I know exactly where they are.

The Just Nan piece is stunning!

Michelle

Needlearts Kelly said...

Too bad about the frogs - but Queen of the Needle looks great now and your Sea Stars looks wonderful.

stitcherw said...

Queen is so pretty, sorry the frogs were a problem. I am so loving Sea Stars, it's looking gorgeous.
Sue

Solstitches said...

My goodness Sally the Just Nan piece just keeps getting more and more gorgeous each time I see it.
You really have to click on the picture to see all the beautiful detail.
I love the Sea Stars also - well, I would loving anything to do with the ocean as I do.
The frog has been to my house tonight also. What a pain!