Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Exchange and WIP's

I learnt this morning that my Hooked on Exchanging scissor fob has been received by Joanne. I stitched it using a free design from My Aunts Attic on 32ct antique white Jobelan using DMC's Variations thread in 4220, and made the cord myself using my new custom corder. Below is a photo of the front of the fob and the extras that I sent and also one of the back of the fob. (Apologies for the dark corner in the first photo.)

Last week I made some more progress on "Their Song". Unfortunately a counting error means that the three flower motifs to the left of the tree are placed half a stitch too far to the left. Oh joy of joys, more frogging? Well no, I don't think so. The words "their songs "and the zig zag line at the bottom are correctly placed having used the tree on the far right. Therefore I can use this to positon everything else on the design. I think I can live with the error as it's not that noticable, otherwise I'd have spotted it earlier. What would you do?

Next is part 1 of Tumbling Leaves by Alchemy Stitchcraft. I have to stitch two peices the same for the front and back. I'm using Threadworx thread in "Squash" on 32ct antique white Jobelan. I started the second piece last week in the hope of finishing it by the weekend, but the frogs were still hanging around and I had to unpick a whole corner.

Now it may just be wishful thinking, but it seems like Spring may be just around the corner. The daffodil bulbs in my garden are well up (no flowers yet of course) and the Hellebores are starting to flower. I have a couple of clumps of primroses flowering with more to come and I even have a snowdrop poking it's head up. This is something of a minor miracle as we have not normally been very successful with snowdrops before. However, we put a couple of new plants in a different position last year and this seems to be better. If they both come up okay we'll put some more in.

Thank you all so much for taking the time and trouble to read my blog. and for all the lovely comments you left on my last post.


Megumi said...

What a lovely package (and great looking fob) - I'm sure Joanne is quite pleased with it! :)

"Their Song" looks just fine - I can't see anything wrong with it at all.

"Tumbling Leaves" looks neat - that thread has an interesting mix of colors. I like it though. :)

Your garden sounds like it's going to be very pretty. I love daffodils. I used to have some in my garden and they were pretty hardy plants.

Karan said...

Love the fob & the thread for TL is gorgeous.
Those frogs do seem to be getting around a bit! Can't see anything wrong with TS - if it's not going to bug you I'd leave well alone (that's what I'd do anyway). :0)
Snowdrops & some crocii are out here - still waiting for the daffs though.

Itching To Stitch said...

Pretty exchange gifts that you received.

I would leave the mistake on Their Song. It isn't even noticable, and it makes the piece more unique to you ;)

tkdchick said...

Oooh please don't tease me about spring! We're gettin 5cm of snow tonight.

Your exchange is lovely!

If you can life with an area of their song being off then go for it!

I love that threadworx squash floss! Yummy!

Hazel said...

Lovely exchange and great goodies too. I cannot see the error in your Their Song. I would just leave it. xx

Julie said...

Beautiful fob and goodies for your partner

Sorry you had a visit from the frog. I'd leave TS alone if it were me and it wasn't noticeable.

We've got iris out but no dafodils or crocus yet

Deanne J said...

Great fob and the goodies are wonderful.

Great progress

Sally said...

Love the fob you stitched for the exchange Nicola.

Their Song is gorgeous. The more I see this the more I love it. I would leave the mistake especially if it's not going to cause you problems.

Tumbling Leaves is beautiful.

Sonda in OR said...

What a lovely fob! I love the blues in it. My daffodils and tulips are showing their green as well...can't wait for the color!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Your piece look amazing I really like your start on tumbling leaves.