Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Frogs have come and gone

Last week I was excited because I had made such good progress.  Then I am putting on the final touches for that box and come to find out I am one stitch off.  I could have hidden it and that was my first thought.  It would have thrown the next box off and by then the work I would have to do equaled the work I had to frogging.  As you can see, it looks like a big step back.

"Savannah Birth Sampler"
after frogging
 But I was able to stitch most of the day Tuesday and get it all redone, redo the leaves, and get the sun added.  Then I figured out I had messed up the color symbols and stitched the middle box for the name in the wrong purple.  Wednesday was spent pulling all the dark purple out.  Not having to count I got it all restitched rather quickly.  I am hoping that is the end of the frogs and they just disappeared into the ether.

"Savannah Birth Sampler"
Progress 9/23/2013

"Savannah Birth Sampler"
Progress 9/23/2013
I am finally able to pick it up again today and am starting the lion that goes underneath the monkey.  Here's to hoping I can count and the color changes I made are correct the first time around.  This is stitching up pretty fast if I could stop making mistakes.

I finished up my Halloween/Fall ornament exchange for one of my groups.  I can't wait to show you all what I made but she hasn't received it yet.  Next week you can see it.  At least now I can focus all my time on the sampler.

In my non stitching world, well I wish I could say it has been as easy as the sampler.  Unfortunately, I can't.  But I am doing what I can to get stitching.  I have a finished stitch that I am trying to turn into a pillow for Christmas.  I have to work on that either Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday since the gift receiver works and is out of the house.  Unfortunately, I have places I need to be too.  Also need to finish a scrapbook calendar.  Am having a ton of fun making it and wishing I could work on my baby books.

We are also trying to schedule some time to go look at new home models and find out if that is a possibility for us.  We might even look into buying a pre owned home before next year.  With some of the changes in mortgage loans starting in January I am thinking we might want to buy earlier than we originally thought.  That would help save some of my sanity as well.

Well, I am off to get some more stitching done while watching some of this season's new shows.  And here real soon I will have the house to myself.

Oooohhhhh goody, my third attempt at a new working computer just got delivered.

Healthy stitching!