Saturday, June 07, 2008

Not much but still some progress made

Here is some of the progress I have made today. I was only able to get about 2 hours worth of work done. I want to do more, but my arm is sore. LOL I have no idea why. But, I decided to take a break. Here is the front side. I was able to work on the bottom legs today. I did the arm yesterday.

Here is a copy of the back side. I am still working toward doing well. But, I think it is much better then the pillowcase I first started out doing a few years ago. I wish I could rip it out and start all over again with that one. But, I think after washing it the pattern washed away.

One of these days when I feel all anxious and impulsive I may just do that! It is scary to remember the past compulsive actions I have taken.

How is your day going? Have you stitched on anything?
I am supposed to be working on a spring SAL. The floss I needed came in the mail today. I used to much the first time frogging it all out. So I sent an email to Dimensions and they sent me more floss.
How are you?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ripping out yet again

I decided last night on impulse to tear out everything that I had already done on the teddy bear. From this point on I am never taking it out again. That was like the 6th time taking it all out. So after working on it today for several hours I got alot done.

I worked on it at the orthodontist while Elena got her braces removed then I worked on it for a good while as I was watching TV. I have decided to take a break.

This picture on the left is a copy of the back side. I am so glad it looks better. There is much room for improvement but it is better then the very first time! Trust me.

What is everyone else stitching? Anything fun?
Happy stitching as they say in group

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Light in the tunnel

Today is finally a little bit of a better day. I am still trying to deal with the loss of a friend. But, today my level of anger was somewhat better. Last night was awful. I laid in bed crying. I begged God to grant me even a drop in peace of mind. Today was better. Thanks be to God for helping me and giving me strength.

I decided to get back to the bibs. Since I started stitching again and working on the Live Learn and Love seems like my "skills" are getting better. I am more confident too. So I took pictures to show. I am showing the back because it looks better. Also, I am thinking of frogging the outside darker brown to make it a little neater. We will see.

Tomorrow Elena gets her braces off. It will take awhile. So I will take a xs project to work on. Have no idea what yet.

I worked on this for about 90 minutes before knots and miscounts started. So I stopped to take these pics and update my blog.

The front. Can you tell the difference in colors? It is hard to see. The edges should be a shade darker. It is hard to stitch because the colors are so similar. If it were not for the pattern I would get surely lost.

Here is a pic of the back. I can see a difference between where I started again vs. what I had already done. The straight lines are what I accomplished tonight. I am thinking of taking out the darker brown and stitching that all over again. We shall see.

Reason I want to frog it, is because the family I am giving this to is very crafty. The grandma and aunt of this baby are avid knitters. I am wondering if they will look at the back and "critique" it, know what I mean. What do you think?

Hopefully I can continue to feel better.

Thanks to you who commented on my last update. I needed your strength and support to get thru it and it really helped.