Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Change of plans...

Feeling blah...so I had to cancel a day out with a friend of mine...the lovely Miss M.  Even though it rained today, it's really beautiful now...with the sun shining and the sky a brilliant blue.  I'm still feeling blah...but I turned my "quietude" into a little productivity...so here's what's been happening in my stitching place today...

I pulled out my Royal Garden by DebBee's Designs.  I know it doesn't look like I've done much, but some of these stitches take so much time, some of the fibers are extremely slippery and take some time to even get started, and I've had to frog and restitch some while I figure out the best way to stitch them to make them lay right.  This is surely a LABOR of love, but so much fun to stitch on!!








I also bought a new crochet book just recently, that had this lovely pattern for a sachet.  Maybe it's because I'm feeling blah...or maybe because I haven't slept much lately, or maybe it's because my hand has been swelling lately (I blame the weather) but I really struggled to crochet this!!  I've done the front, the back, and the leaves for the rose and crocheted three sides together.  I just need to get the pot puree to make it smell nice now.  It's been another LABOR of love today!  I think I might have to retire my crochet hook and my yarn needle and think about just cross stitching for the rest of the day.  LOL!!



I was able to catch up on my Maryse SAL ... the 6th part came out more than a week ago.  This pattern is such a joy to stitch!!  I feel bad that it took me so long to get back to it but I've been pretty busy lately (especially on weekends) 



I find it ironic that in my last post I had just finished catching up on Marquoir Francoise....and feeling pretty good about it...then the very next day, the next part came out.  You can find the next part here.  *Sigh*  I just can't seem to keep caught up!!  So I think I will be working on that tonight because the next part of the Mystery SAL from Au Pointe de croix will be coming out in a couple of days.  No rest for the wicked!!  LOL

Off to make dinner, then hopefully, back to my stitching place to work a bit on Francois.  The rest of the week is filled with appointments, lunches with friends and the like...so this will probably be my last time to stitch for several days.  Hoping your day is full of quiet, easy stitching!

7 comments:

stitchersanon said...

Well, for someone who is feeling blah, they are pretty amazing projects. I love the crochet and the stitching is phenomenal!

Mouse said...

hope you are feeling less BLAH now ... love the specialty piece and its in purple ...lol
well done on the catch up perfect timing to get the next part eh ??
the wee crochet pillow is adorable ... I seem to have lost my practice piece :( hope you have a fab week :) love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

Great stitching and crocheting DJ. Hope the blah's go away.

Linda

Danielle said...

The counted canvas piece looks fab, and you would never know it was your first one. Yes, many needlepoint threads can be slippery and tricky to work with. You are doing a great job!

Joanna Phillips said...

Hope you've managed to catch up on some sleep. Love the Royal Garden, the colours are amazing and the design looks fantastic. It'll be well worth the hassle when it's done.

Denise SA said...

Hope you are feeling better now sorry you can't crochet.

Astrids dragon said...

Okay, I've seen the pictures now I need to see it for real!

And hey, the sachet looks familiar, I love it!