Friday, March 21, 2014

Hampered by Stitcher's ADD

  I have been experiencing a huge  bout of SADD lately.  I think I have worked on at least 6 projects since the last time I posted and not gotten much done on any of them.  I don't think the 5 pieces in the rotation is working for me, or maybe it's the actual pieces I am rotating.  Or, maybe it has nothing to do with the stitching at all and it's really the weather.  Spring one day, winter the next makes things confusing for one and all!
  I did manage to get this month's assignment for the Snooty Parrots finished.  But for all the wonderful things I'm seeing posted on Facebook by the others in this group, I can't say the same is true for me.  It was a real struggle to get this part in and I am not looking forward to the next section either.  I am hoping that changes by the time it comes back up in the rotation. This is a large piece and it would be a shame to hate it all the way through!   Anyway,  here is this month's assignment.

  I put it on my large scroll frame and that seemed to make the stitching better but the motifs on multiple pages, front and back, are still hard to work with.  I was trying not to make copies of the pages since that defeats the purpose of the two sided printing but I may have to bite the bullet on that one!
  I worked on both of the Long Dog samplers in my rotation but the mystery sampler is going to need some color adjustment and I discovered this pretty early on so no pics of that one right now.  I also worked on Pot 4 Dickie but it is on 45 ct linen and the progress is so slow it doesn't look much different so no pics of that either.  The Lizzie Kate I am stitching for my soon to be DIL saw some stitching time as well but it was during stitch group; need I say more??!!
  The piece that has received the most attention is Dorothy Walpole.  I have worked on her pretty consistently in the evenings and although not as far along as I would like, enough progress has been made to show.

   Marsha charted the candle flame section in Algerian Eye stitch, one that is not my favorite for various reasons not to be listed here.  I read somewhere that  on the original sampler, this section was actually stitched in Rice Stitch, so I decided to do the same on mine. I really love the way this looks but it is very time consuming and taking much longer to finish than I had allotted.  I plan to keep plugging away until I finish both the candle flame and the over one verse above it.  Since it is IH&SW this weekend, and the Hubs is going fishing all day tomorrow,  I hope to wrap this up and maybe even get some work in on something else too!!
   Last, but certainly not least, I picked up some framing today!  I finally got the piece that Tommye gave me for my birthday framed.

   It is similar in size to one I stitched several years ago and I decided to put it in the same frame so I could hang them together.  Love the way this turned out!!  Now I just have to decide where to put them and as Tommye can attest, I am terrible at that!!
  So that's it for now.  It is a beautiful day here in the burg.  Trees and flowers are starting to bloom and it is a warm, sunny day. But I heard the weather man say this morning that winter returns on Monday so I guess we better enjoy it while we can.  Who's up for some stitching outside??!!


  1. Lots of beautiful stitching!!! The frame looks great.

  2. Love your stitching, I understand how you feel, the sun shines which makes great stitching light, but you also need to be outside. Soon the longer warmer days will be here.

  3. It's fun to see several projects in various stages of progress.Having a little SADD makes for a great blog post! :)

  4. Hope you enjoyed your outside stitching! I love your rice stitch substitution on Dorothy. Lovely frame moulding for your BBD piece!

    Robin in Virginia

  5. I think your projects look great and you are accomplishing more stitching than I am so don't feel bad about yourself. Everybody has go work at their own pace and not everyone has the same amount of time for stitching that's for sure. Just keep marching along and you'll get there.

    Love your framed piece! Bravo!


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