Tuesday, 12 February 2008

A New Look for Spring!

Well, I live in hope anyway. But that grey was getting a bit dreary, and so I've gone for a new look.


Now I haven't managed to post for a few days (okay more than a week) because I've been finishing secret stitching projects - none of them have arrived, so I'm sorry but that's just going to have to remain a secret for a little bit longer. I hope to update you soon!


In the mists of time (last week), I did get around to doing a bit of stitching on Awake the Dawning Day, and I don't think I posted about it, so here it is: I stitched a little bit on Awake the Dawning Day! I'm aiming to stitch this at least once a month, so that is all done and dusted. Here is my progress, but you'd probably have to have the last progress photo right beside it in order to work out what has happened - essentially a lot of stitching on the house which isn't too interesting but has the plus side of being quite straightforward when you're not concentrating 100% on your stitching and devoting some of your interest on, say, Law & Order, or CSI.




Last week I also did my weekly Snowbird stitch on Paradigm Lost. It is progressing. Slowly. In fact, I believe that I started it nearly a year ago now, although I didn't seriously devote much time to it before this SAL started at the beginning of November. I am STILL stitching the endless motif on the right hand side - but the end is very nearly in sight. I should have all the cross stitches in this week - and then it's on to a sizeable backstitching job. Maybe a week or two left on it? Then, on to PAGE FOUR - Hurrah!



And, since it's February, and Nashville, I have been treating myself to a bit of stash recently - in a controlled manner! So I'm hoping for a few orders to arrive and I'll share that with you. I don't think I've shared any of my stash acquisition with you for ages. Don't worry, I haven't been neglecting my stash :)


Now, my back has been playing up most horrendously this week, but no sympathy please because the physio has given me a perfectly simple, straightforward, quick and easy set of exercises which really work and take the pain away like magic. As long as I do them every day, that is. Which I kind of haven't. So I'm off to contort myself womanfully, and hope that my back settles down very soon!


Happy stitching!





7 comments:

Wendy said...

Such a bright pretty green ~ definitely something I need on this cold and dull winter day, with yet more snow falling outside.

I love your BBD design piece, I really must start that one too. And PL is looking awesome!

Annemarie said...

Love the new look! It kind of looks this bright and green outside, too. Now I'm really glad I stitched what I stitched for you :o)

Sorry to hear about your back. That makes stitching a bit uncomfortable, I imagine.

Love your progress on both projects. BBD is my favourite, though. I'm SO looking forward to their new Loose Feathers design and am anxious to NOT start anything new, just in case it materialises on my doorstep and I won't be able to start straight away. Anyway, what am I doing, rambling away in your comment section like this? I guess I'm just happy you're back a-blogging :o)

Barbara said...

Well, I love green. And this is a very lovely green indeed.

Your BD project looks great to me. They do tend to have sort of "endless" houses, don't they? ;)

Do your back exercises! My mom has suffered from terrible back problems for years and is finally going to the gym - she can't believe the improvement! :D

Barbara said...

Well, I love green. And this is a very lovely green indeed.

Your BD project looks great to me. They do tend to have sort of "endless" houses, don't they? ;)

Do your back exercises! My mom has suffered from terrible back problems for years and is finally going to the gym - she can't believe the improvement! :D

tkdchick said...

Love the green its nice and light! PL is looking great my motif seems to be takiing for ever as well!

Itching To Stitch said...

Both your WIP's are stunning ;)

Cheryl said...

That motif on the right of PL sure is big! It is really pretty. I so want to stitch this one too now!
BD looks great too, another i want to stitch ;) Reading blogs does nothing to help my bank balance!