Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Progress and Set Backs - Oh the Profanity!

First, I have to say how flattered I am! There are new visitors around these parts! Vonna gave me a mention in her blog yesterday much to my surprise and honor and it has brought other stitching bloggers around to my little piece of the world wide web! I was so tickled that she mentioned my blog since I admire her skill and really enjoy reading her blog. Thank you Vonna! And thank you everyone for your nice comments! You are all so wonderful!!

As far as the pinkeep goes, I was certain I would complete the stitched part of it yesterday. I was on track. Things were coming along and everything was going well. And then (and this is not suitable for little ears), there it was - the dreaded F Word! FROGGING! It was my fault entirely. I knew when I picked the dark blue for the letters I was taking a big risk. In the end, I hated it. And I decided I hated it after I had completed half of the alphabet. Every letter I added I became a little less confident in my bold color choice. And finally, I had no choice left but to undo it and start with a fresh color. Well it turns out the second shade of blue I picked out was no good either. The blue just wasn't going well - there was nothing in the design to pull the blue in and make it seem like it belonged with the rest of it. So bye-bye blue, hello green! I am much happier with this choice and since so many of you commented that you liked the colors I was using in the previous post, I figured it was best to stick with the winning combination! Now I'm finally back on track. Hopefully this will get done tonight, but there are no guarantees when a toddler runs the show.

Here is my progress thus far:


This is a design from Blue Ribbon Designs. I think it is so beautiful. It was meant to be mono-chromatic but obviously I went with a few colors. I am completely infatuated with their "Poinsettias and Pines" design. I've seen some of you have completed that and it so incredible. Some day I hope to have that to hang on my wall in the winter months.

11 comments:

staci said...

Oh how I understand your frustration!!! But it's really coming along and looks wonderful, the colors are so bright and cheerful! And p.s. thank you for all your sweet comments :)

Beatrice said...

I'm so glad you are getting lots of hits.
Find yourself a blog counter and watch it grow. I have one on my side bar it's fun!

I love the Green. Green is my favorite colour...any green, grass trees, flowers, moss....sounds like spring doesn't it.?

jen b said...

i love this. those colors are some of my favorites!

DaisyGirl said...

Had to pop over to see you! Vonna is such a sweetie and Vonna's right about blogging friends! We welcome you! like that green floss color!
DaisyGirl

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, that frog has been visiting me lately also ;)

Paisley said...

I love the combination of colors you're using! So very springy!

Brenda said...

This is going to be fabulous looking. I love almost anything in green and I think your combination of stitching and back fabric will be great.

Welcome to the world of blogging. I had taken a break from it for awhile and just started everything new.

jane said...

Welcome to the blogging world. And for a new stitcher, yu are doing beautiful work!

Jacque said...

You are cruising right along...you make such great progress and with a child in attendance, I know how difficult that can be!

Happy Easter!

Barbara said...

This looks great with colors! It's like a brand new design!

BeckySC said...

I love the colors as well :) It looks just lovely :)