Friday, May 11, 2012

Another Friday

Apparently I am finding that Fridays are a great posting day for me.  I dont really have a reason as to why though.  Fridays for a lot of folks are an extra special day......the week is over, the weekend is just beginning, no work tomorrow....... However, Friday for me is just another day.  It doesn't get me fired up. I do work on Saturdays and Sundays for that matter, so what gives right?  Everyday is great especially if I can get some stitches in.  A few or alot, I will take what I can get!
Last week was the kickoff to a stitching weekend with 30+ talented and friendly stitchers and I couldn't have been more pleased to be a part of it.  I tend to see most of everyone's stitching progress on the internet via blogs, or texts of pics so when I can rally in an entire weekend of admiring, being inspired and motivated, that's what fires me up.   I cant even begin to tell you how happy I am-- especially when there is a ton of laughing, bagels--with or without cream cheese and the occasional cocktail to end the day :)

I have made some great progress on my DB.....I mentioned last week that I have taken over the couch as a pin cushion, so how could I stitch on DB with my friends?!  Well, the best way I knew how, was to pack up DB with 1 color of silk--- ONE??!!  (There was one gal that offered to swing by and pick up the couch pincushion and take it on our adventure--LOL, can you only imagine?!) Yes, 1 color and I worked on the border.  I dont know how many of you readers have this problem, but finding that these gals 1 by 1 were having the same trouble as I was, I wasnt too worried.  Frogging :( 
This sort of thing happens to me EVERY TIME I get together with anyone other than stitching at home on the couch is mistakes.  I hate this, and because it happens to me so often--- I dont like to stitch outside the home.  Does this make sense?  I do one heck of a job multi tasking, but when it comes to multi tasking and reading a pattern and stitching, it doesnt work.  Period.  So everthing that goes in, must come out :(.  I must say that it was a challenge for me this weekend, but I managed to over come it the 2nd day.  I dont know how, but perhaps after settling in with the ladies, I could focus on the task that needed to be done.  The 2nd day I did not do any frogging when I got home, it was all perfect.  Mark it on the calender!!  LOL.   As you can see from the above pic, the top of the border is done as far as length goes.  I still have to fill in the buds, but I am not sure what colors I want to use just yet.
I have reached the middle of the top row, very exciting right?  However, there are 2 more rows to go!!  LOL.  I am not stressed about the size of this project, I never have been, it has more been about the linen or the silks that throw me over the edge.  When stitching something that you are in love with, I think is most of the battle.
I love the cherub on the right, and there is one more to stitch on the left side.  I am not sure if there are more in the piece.  I tend not to focus on anything other than the page that is in front of me to stitch.  The whole piece is so gorgeous that I want to stitch it all NOW, and I want to enjoy each and every page.  And, I assure you that I will  :)
Until next week, or next time, this is where I left off last night.  I am sure this piece will evolve each and everyday this week.  The sun is shining today, the weather is a gorgeous temperature and I would like to check out the scenery.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!  Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. It looks wonderful! You are really progressing! I know what you mean about stitching outside the house. I prefer to keep my stitching in the house too. :D

  2. Your Dutch Beauty looks wonderful. It is such a beautiful piece. I always enjoy looking at mine when I walk past it.

    In case I can't leave a comment on your previous post (I often have trouble leaving comments for some reason on your lovely blog). I also enjoy Pickers. They find some amazing things. I also like Pawn Stars. I like the old man. - Sandra.

  3. DB is gorgeous! You are making wonderful progress and I'm glad you're enjoying the journey!

  4. This is just so pretty! I find I have to stitch something simple when stitching with friends... I'm not a very good multi-tasker!

    happy stitching...

  5. Das ist eine traumhafte Arbeit. Das Mustertuch wird wunderschön.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  6. Very pretty progress! I love getting together with friends, but usually I don't get much done when happens ~ if I go at my usual pace, that's when the mistakes happen!

  7. Wow, you've gotten a lot done. Grats on the amazing progress. And I can stitch and talk and read my chart all at the same time. It's a personal thing though. Some of us seem to be born with the skill, and some of us are not.

  8. ohhh well done on the non frogging .. and to bring the couch would have been funny .... isn't it nice when you can get together with like minded folks who understand our world love mouse xxxx

  9. Beautiful progress! I hope that the frogs are gone for good :)

  10. Your Dutch Beauty is just amazing! Did you make any thread changes from the called for threads. I've had this pattern in my stash for like forever, but thought that it would be a rather dull pattern to stitch. I love how yours looks.

  11. It's just one beauty. Hmmm, Dutch Beauty, the name just says it. I think I'll have to buy this one together with some more samplers that I have seen on the blogs. It's just a must.


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