Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So much patience

Hello everyone!  What a beautiful day it is today, and I am excited to finally update my blog.  Last week was pretty busy, so not too much stitching got done, but enough I thought I would go ahead a share-- plus, the new gal is in town right?  First up, I must show you the progress I have been making on Fruit of the Spirit by Plum Street Samplers.

The grass took forever, in more then the obvious reason that there is 19 rows to fill in, but that the thread would break every 50 stitches or so.  Now, most of you know that I like using a longer length of thread, only because I cant stand having to re-thread all the time.  So, I tried a shorter length, then shorter, then finally I was using 1 foot lengths, and it still continued to happen.  What a PITA!!!  There was no turning back so I pressed on.  It took a few nights of this ajida to finally get the front lawn done.  So, now it is and while watching 'Vertigo' (great movie- never saw it before) last night, finished up the lawn and started the final phase of this cute project.  Almost done with the black box-- why I didnt finish the row I dont know, but tonight is another night to keep going :)

So patience you have all had for 2 weeks now-- at least 2 weeks, and I have started from the Scarlet Letter Dona Dorothea or Double Dee for short.

There are a bunch of us who think this sampler is simply outstanding, and had to start her ASAP!!!!!   So here she is, my start on Double Dee and I am soooo excited to work on her as well. 

Started on the top right corner, the colors are exquisite (of course) and I would love to take a few days and just sit and stitch on her.  So, I have a few smokin' hot girls waiting in the wings, waiting to be stitched on, waiting to be ooohed and aahhed on.  So, turns will have to be made, and a lesson in sharing.  I am not sure how to go about those lessons yet, I want to stitch on them all NOW!!!  (Stamping my foot, hands on my hips)  LOL!!!!!!!!!!! (This doesnt happen right?  No fighting?!!!  :) ) 
I am going to finish Fruit of the Spirit for sure next, then I have to pull out Rosina, Double Dee, Ann, Ann, Susan, Elizabeth and line them up in a row, and see who is going to be next in the running.  I would love a rotation, but with these girls, I just cant stitch on them for just 1 night.  So maybe a weekly rotation could work........ We shall see.
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my last post-- it always makes my day :)


  1. Oh yes!! I love Double Dee too! I have her all kitted and waiting for me! Fruit of the Spirit is gorgeous too. Now why do you think you had such problems with the thread breaking? What a pain! Beautiful stitching -- you're making me want to pick up Double Dee now!

  2. love your progress and what a pain with the thread too ... love your new start too :) and a weekly rotation may work best tooo :) love mouse xxxx

  3. Love the hair in Fruit of the Spirit!! Double Dee looks fabulous so far - can't wait to see more!

  4. Double Dee is gorgeous! And Fruit of the Spirit is coming along beautifully! I hate hate hate having thread breaking issues. So frustrating. Hope the rest goes faster now.

  5. Sorry to hear you had such problems with the thread breaking. What brand was it? Here's hoping you get your problem ironed out. I started a rotation for that very reason, lol. I want to work on everything, all at the same time, lol. (Notice I didn't stomp, lol.) I hope you can figure out a rotation that works for you!!

  6. I can't help you with the rotation plans, but I can tell you how great Fruit of the Spirit looks. DD has a lot of different elements and I didn't even notice that checkered deer! Looks like it will be a fun stitch.

  7. Double Dee is looking really fun, especially that checkerboard deer. I've been trying to restrain myself, but I might have to add to my stash. Looking forward to seeing more progress pictures.

  8. Double Dee is looking gorgeous. So is Fruit of the Spirit. I wonder why you had trouble with the thread?
    Had to giggle reading about wanting to stitch them all right now. Somehow that feeling is familiar.
    But whoever you choose to stitch on next, they are all gorgeous and looking forward to the next update

  9. Ahhhh, great progress on Fruit of the Spirit - which lies in my drawer of kitted up projects and is just waiting for being started. When I continue seeing the progress on yours, the starting day for mine won't be very far, lol.
    I regularly go through zip bags of my WIPs and get exactly the same feeling of wanting to stitch on them all at the same time. So I'm looking forward to seeing your choice.

  10. Pretty projects and I love that checkered deer :-).


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