Sunday, 26 August 2012

Big thumbs + fat fingers +fine embroidery = tears!!

This evening I finally completed the Fob =Strawberrie Illusions from Scholehouse of the Needle.
The title for this blog post says it all!!   Just as well the ever loving HDHBEM was here with her supporting song of "that looks beautiful dear. Well done".   I almost came to grief on the small strawberry at the bottom and as that was what attracted me to this piece I leave you to imagine how frustrated I felt.   It may look like a berry but isn't the correct shape. Sorry, but there is no close up shot of this but I can officially announce that it is complete and has a home in my cabinet!
Progress has been made on the Hardanger SAL too.   With some degree of experience in this I feel more confident and so satisfaction levels and enjoyment are much higher too.
And so another week starts.   The HDHBEM is unwell again; my week at work promises to be very busy; the weather man forecasts rain and lots of it; and next Saturday is the first day of Spring!  To prove it my Little Brother is now the proud father of twin lambs -  the first of his flock of sheep has given birth. Everyone is happy.

6 comments:

  1. You are so right Margaret, when we complete something to a level we are happy with it makes it so much more rewarding. I'm sorry your mum isn't well again, hopefully when you move fully into Spring she will feel a lot better.

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  2. I agree with your mum...it looks great, dear.
    But I know what you mean when things just - don't - go - right!!! Hate that situations.
    Hope your mum is well again soon.

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  3. It looks lovely--and if you hadn't said anything, I would never have thought it should have looked any other way! Isn't that always the way--the things that stick out like a sore thumb to us are never noticed by anyone else.

    Hope your mother is more herself very soon!

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  4. I am checking in to see how your mom is doing today -- I hope much better!
    Don't worry - any stitching you do
    is lovely!

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  5. I am checking in to see how your mom is doing today -- I hope much better!
    Don't worry - any stitching you do
    is lovely!

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