Saturday, 12 June 2010

I Should Pay More Attention!

Not a lot to show this time, I've hardly sat down to stitch at all this week, Marks at home and i find that by the time dinner is over and cleared away it's too late to get anything out. Having him at home these past few weeks has upset my routine, lol. Having said that i pulled out Rubie Owl last Sunday intending to devote all afternoon
to her only to find i had made a mistake, a HUGE mistake, in fact 2 Huge mistakes!! first off, as soon as i put her in the hoop i noticed this -

Rubie Owl - April 2010
See the Rubies section? can you see any Rubies? no, because i happily went on filling in that section!! i also carried on with a full border at the bottom which should not have looked like this! Mistake #2 came to light as i was looking at my thread colours, I've been using Buttercup when the chart called for Butterscotch DOH!! Where was my mind! clearly not on my stitching!! OK, so the colour doesn't matter too much and I'm not going to change it, but i will have to take out the section and stitch the 'rubies' because that will bug the hell out of me! If I'm in the mood i may start to rip it out tonight, or i may just carry on with the leaves and do it when I'm in a better frame of mind, i has put me off a tad i can tell you, not looking forward to ripping out stitches.


On a happier note, i did have a finish the week before last but neglected to show it so here you go.
Christmas Tree 'Freebie' from Gazette94 blog (Claire)
Christmas Tree 'freebie' from Claire stitched on a scrap of 28 count using Threadworx 1089
Side view - with beads
I added beads to the edging and i think it turned out pretty cute :-)
If i can motivate myself i could get loads of stitching in over the next few weeks, the World Cup has kicked off this weekend, with England's first match tonight against the US. There again i might be sitting shouting at the TV like the rest of the country, lol
Thank you for your continued visits and comments, they make my day:-) Have a great weekend whatever you may be up to!


Rowyn said...

Oh no, the frogs seem to be doing the rounds at the moment. I've had a visit from them too.

The ornament is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Your Christmas tree ornament is gorgeous!

Don't you hate it when you realize a mistake this late in the game? But, just think how beautiful your sampler will be when it's finished.

Deb said...

UGH - I just hate when the frogs come out. I done the same thing as you a couple times - stitched happily on my way only to realize that I wasn't suppose to do that!

Just love your ornament and that beaded edge. Gorgeous!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

Oh so sorry, Maggie! The color looks great to me but I know how you feel about the missing rubies. Better to fix it and move on but it's so not fun!

Your Christmas finish is lovely and your pictures are staged beautifully!

~*Sharee*~ said...

Your stitching is beautiful; maybe instead of frogging; you could add buttons? I don't know if JAB company has buttons that look like rubies or not? Just a thought. I had to frog but only 3 lines; I caught it before I got any farther. LOL Good luck hun.
Hugs. Sharlene

Mylene said...

Your christmas ornament looks lovely, i know i had printed a copy of that-hope i can find it this week to stitch for this month SAL in between packing.

So sorry about the frog's visit, had it too a couple of times this week, goodluck with the ripping.

Happy weekend!

Kathy A. said...

Sorry for you troubles with your stitch. Hopefully, restitching won't take too long and you will be back on track. Love the ornament.

Julie said...

Lovely christmas ornament, love the thread colour and the bead edge is gorgeous

Those pesky frogs seem to be everywhere this week!

staci said...

I HATE when that happens! It looks lovely nonetheless.

Gorgeous ornament!

Justflo said...

Chin up. The frogs often visit me in fact sometimes they take up residence for quite a time.

Love your ornament,

Happy stitching to you.

Sherry said...

Wonderful finish! I can't wait to see more of Rubie Owl! I need to get this piece out and start on it!

Meari said...

Your ornament looks gorgeous!

How frustrating to find two mistakes. Ugh.

Siobhán said...

I stitched Rubie Owl and I looked at where you said the mistake was and still couldn't see it! LOL I know what you mean about it bugging you, though... sometimes you just have to rip. Blergh. Love the ornament finish!

Julie said...

Hi Maggie, you asked on my blog what i photograph my things on, well i use a roll of wrapping paper, simple but effective! Julie x

Kim B said...

That pesky frog! I love that ornie though.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Maggie! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have seen your ornies on the LHN SAL! I love your finishing, especially those beads along the edges- I need to try that! I'm old hat at stitching, but new to the finishing game, so I am on the lookout for stuff to try. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Lainey said...

Sorry you had a visit from that darn frog, hope you get your beautiful Rubie Owl sorted soon.
Love the beading finishing on your lovely ornie.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Your finish looks great with those beads and all!
And oh, every stitcher will recognize that dreadful moment of having to pull out 'something', aaarrggghhh!

Have a nice week! Greetings, Carolien

Karan said...

Oh no, not the dratted frog - it does spoil things, doesn't it? Hope you can start to enjoy this piece again once the painful bit i over.
Very pretty ornie - love the thread colour you've used. :0)

Anonymous said...

I love your Christmas ornament.