Sunday, March 13, 2011

The hurrier I go...

The behinder I get!

I've been stitching every spare minute this weekend. I had a couple of SAL's give out the next portion this past week. I'm trying to keep up and am nearly there, but the Sampler Romantique is catching me up! There is a lot of stitching this month!! She releases two sections each month so I do have part 5 done and am working on part 6 but I fear that one will take me quite a bit of time...and as of right now I'm a bit burned out. I'm going to show my progress pictures, then go stitch on something else for a little bit.



The spring SAL from http://novalee02.over-blog.com/ released their part 3 the other day. I sat down and finished the egg in just an hour or so. People have been very creative how they've been finishing each piece off...but I'm being boring and just stitching it as a sampler.


The Tree of Stitches SAL from the Stitch Specialists yahoo group is coming along nicely. The rice stitch was the next stitch in line, along with beads. I didn't know I needed beads...and haven't looked any up at the moment. I think I'll add them later when I've moved away from the area I'm working on enough so that the thread doesn't catch on them while I'm working on it. I love more with each additional stitch!


Finally...my UFO. I worked on this on Friday this past week, for some reason...even though it was a rainy day, I didn't get much stitching done at all!! I have to say though, that I've finally reached the bottom of the pattern on the left side of the picture. I get a sense of relief when I reach the bottom, as I know the end is in sight. I think it will still take me a couple of months before this baby is done, but I'm looking forward to that day!! So here are before...


And after pictures...


There, I think that's all I have to say. I was tired when I wrote my last post and I think I might have gone a bit too far in my description of my recent doctors visits. LOL Considering I've had people pocking, prodding, taking my blood, starting IVs, removing spare parts and running various and sundry tests on me for over a year now I've done pretty good in the "not complaining" department! Every now and then I let what little hair I have on my head down and let it all out...sorry about that. While going through premarital counseling just before I married DH 27 years ago, the pastor told us there were two types of people. Some deal with difficult issues by hiding in their shell and brooding about things...he called them turtles. The rest deal with difficult issues by letting loose and spewing it all over the place, and then walk away as if nothing happened. He called them skunks. Guess which type I am??? LOL Poor DH has had to live with stinky ol' me for over a quarter of a century. He's a brave man!! LOL

Speaking of doctors, tomorrow is another physical. I'll be fasting tonight, *sigh*. Wish me luck tomorrow! *Hugs*

1 comment:

Mouse said...

ooo the romantique sal is looking good .. you've done more than me ..lol I've got to stick the parts together yet of the chart *sigh.... well done on the UFO as well ... mmmmm poor DH ..lol shall I send him a peg for his nose heheheh love mouse xxxx