Sunday, February 6, 2011

A couple of goals met and progress pics

Good Sunday evening! I hope everyone is feeling fine, I, on the other hand, am not. Unfortunately I have caught the crud that has been going around in this area. Head full and chest tight with coughing and sneezing. Bummers. I was hoping to go into the office an extra day tomorrow and finish moving 2010 files out of my office and settting up 2011 files. But that is not to be. I am hoping to go in on Friday and do a little extra then.

But now to stitchy news. I have been working on Peaceable Kingdom, and I have found out why this continues to be a WIP/UFO. Mostly, it is the background stitching that drives me crazy. It is done with a very light pale blue single strand on white fabric. I can barely see it and it takes me forever to stitch. Also, this piece must have the most backstitching on any project known to man. Am I whining, I am sorry. So here is the picture I made when I was setting up my goals, all wrinkley and messy. I really should have pressed it before I snapped the picture.

Here is where I stand with it today. I have finished the two little birdies and backstitched them, and I finished backstitching the elephant, and all of the leaves in this section of the piece. And I got some done on the background, but I did not complete this section. Since the stitching bugs me so much, I usually stitch one strand of the blue and then I go to some other part of the piece and work on it. So, I needed to move my piece so that I had some other things to stitch. I am sorry that the picture is so dark, it is a cloudy gloomy day here.

Tomorrow I am going to stitch on a Valentine piece and maybe do some finishing. That is, if I feel a lot better. The one good thing about being under the weather is that I couldn't go to a Souper Bowl party this evening, and maybe I can get some more stitching and resting done.

Thank you all for visiting my blog, and your messages are so wonderful. I really do enjoy reading them all. So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!





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13 comments:

Barb said...

Peaceable Kingdom is coming along. It is really cute. Great job so far.

Mary said...

I think the backstitching on Peaceable Kingdom really makes it looks great (not that it didn't before) but it really shows your progress more. Keep up the great work! Hugs! Mary

Pointed Stitcher said...

Keep working on it and it will eventually get done :-)

BeckySC said...

It's a cutie Beth :) Keep stitching :)

Karen said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Good job on your WIP... you are doing so well with your goals!

Hope you have a good week...

SoCal Debbie said...

I can see how the light blue background would get tiring after awhile. Good idea to move around and stitch something else. It will be very cute when finished. Don't give up!

Carol said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling sick, Beth--hope today is a better day. Wonderful work on Peaceable Kingdom--that looks like a huge amount of stitching in that piece... Love the little birdies dancing on the elephant :)

Vonna said...

It is looking great Beth! And it IS a lot of backstitching....I don't know why...but I don't like backstitching at all either...ugh! But it will be worth it in the end :)

Crystal said...

Great job on peaceable kingdom so far. Hope you feel better soon.

Shelleen said...

I hope you feel better soon and great progress.

Nan said...

You're making great progress on it! Keep on keepin' on :0)

Feel better soon!

Rhona said...

Keep going with the light blue...you'll get there in the end!
It looks good so far.

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry you're not feeling well, Beth - hope you're better soon! Love the progress on PK - looking good!