Thursday, February 12, 2009

Back At It

I'm hoping my hiatus is over. There was a death in my family and a serious illness, but finally life has stabilized. And I've actually been doing some stitching! I made this flower to go on the back of whatever I do with the peacock. I'm actually thinking of trying to make a needlebook, though the thought of it strikes terror into my non-finisher heart. But what am I going to do with the little pile of projects I've managed to amass if I don't try something new? So stay tuned...

The other thing I completed (sort of) is Schoolgirl Lessons. I say sort of because I didn't leave quite enough fabric at the bottom so I decided not to do the motif that runs under the lettering. I think it looks okay without it. The house kind of looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa but I hope that can be straightened out. I loved working with silk but it was very frustrating that the color stained the fabric. Don't look too closely or you'll see all my frogging!

I haven't decided what to start next so for now I'm going back to Gingerbread Cottage, which has been languishing in a pile somewhere. But I tend to get bored with it so I'll be thinking of something else before long. Hope everyone is doing well.

6 comments:

Sally said...

Lovely to see you back Michelle. So sorry to hear about the things that have been going on. {{{{hugs}}}}

Love your LHN finish and the flower is lovely.

staci said...

It's so good to see you back, you've been missed!

I'm so sorry for you loss. I hope that 2009 is better for you.

Both of your finishes are very pretty!!! {{hugs}}

Michele said...

nice to see you blogging and stitching again :)

sorry for your loss (((((hugs))))

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

So sorry to hear your news. Beautiful new finishes! It looks fine without the border and I have no doubt the house will straighten ;)

Kim B said...

What great little projects! I hope things are easier for you and your family this year.

Jean said...

Your work is so pretty!! I think the "leaning tower of pisa" will straighten out if you line it up and iron it. You might have to tug this way and that until it looks straight. (Then nail it down and put it in a drawer till it agrees to behave!! Just joking, of course.) Sometimes having your piece in the hoop funny can make a piece look askew or a bit that is stitched tighter than the rest. I'm sure it will all work out.

Keep up the lovely stitching!