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Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Stitching and the like

Thank you all for the kind comments on my last post. I think I have just about recovered but although I have been stitching I have no photos to show. After my disaster with my HOE freebie chart exchange I decided not to re-stitch the piece but to start something completely different but I had problems with the new piece too! I stitched part of a faggot stitch border and then filled in the inside but when I went back to finish the border I could not get it to line up! Arrgghh - I think my heart wasn't really in it - so I threw it to one side - took a fresh piece of fabric and started yet again but this time I finished the faggot stitch border first. Hurrah it lined up so I have now started to re-stitch the inside and, so far, everything is fine. I have been put off signing up for the next exchange for this and other reasons but, saying that, if I can finish this one without any further problems and then do the LHN exchange piece, I may sign up later.

We are having wonderful weather here in our little corner of the UK and I have been spending a lot of time in the garden. The potatoes that I planted in patio bags are coming up and my tomato plants are doing well too. These are first time projects for me so it's great to see them thrive. I do, of course, have to be careful because Tommy thinks that anything in the garden is either his breakfast, lunch or dinner! I love to sit in the garden and read and have just finished Jacquot and the Waterman by Martin O'Brien and A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly - both really good books. Today I am going to make a  start on Hunter Killer by Patrick Robinson. When I left work one of the girls handed me a huge pile of books and I am now working my way through them.

As there are no stitching photos to show you I thought, for those of you watching my eggling, you would like an updated photo. OK it's not 2ft tall (yet) but it has grown some and I am keeping watch for any buds.

Thank you for visiting
Take care

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  • On 7 May 2008 at 15:27, Blogger Sandra Ree

    Spending time in the garden always rejuvenates my outlook Carol. :)

  • On 7 May 2008 at 15:32, Blogger Barbeeque4

    Your eggling is really coming along nicely!!!

  • On 7 May 2008 at 16:18, Blogger Kim B

    Your eggling looks very healthy!

  • On 7 May 2008 at 18:40, Blogger Michele

    sounds like your garden is doing great! I love that eggliing :)

  • On 7 May 2008 at 19:17, Blogger Mylene

    Your eegling is looking great, Carol.
    Sorry to hear about the stitching, i had done quite some frogging too today.

  • On 8 May 2008 at 09:56, Blogger Karen

    your eggling looks good and healthy, it's lovely and sunny down on the south coast

  • On 8 May 2008 at 13:08, Blogger Wendy

    Sorry to hear about your HOE disaster! I'll have to remember that Gloriana threads will bleed, I'm using them currently on 2 large projects and it would be a nightmare if that happened! I hope your new start is coming along better.

  • On 9 May 2008 at 02:06, Blogger Katrina

    Sometimes the best thing to do is just to quit :-). Hope your new project is going much, much better.

  • On 9 May 2008 at 14:30, Blogger Yuko

    Oh your eggling grew up!
    By the way, please take your time to finish freebie one and sometime have a cup of tea to have rest!
    I'm sorry to hear about it, but you can do it beautifully, I'm sure! :D

  • On 13 May 2008 at 18:04, Blogger valerie

    Oh...each time I see your eggling, it makes me want to order one! It is just too cute.