Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Owls Have Flown In

I've added the February owls to my SAL fabric - as you can see they are sleeping (partially because I am a dud in the french knot department, so I couldn't keep their eyes open). I 've decided that these are owls in the daytime. I'm enjoying this SAL and am looking forward to March!
Here is my progress on The North Wind. I made one change to the pattern - I added a question mark after the word "then" because the last line of the verse is really a question, not a statement. I guess all my grammar lessons stuck with me because I just couldn't leave it be. The dot is a bad version of a french knot, and it's a little off center, so I really should keep fiddling with it, but for now, it's on to the robin. As I suspected, I ran out of Pea Pod so the border will have to wait until I get some more.


It has come to my attention that this is my 99th post! I can't believe I've made it to this point - never when I started this blog did I think I'd ever have that much to say or show. It's been such fun and I've "met" so many nice people. When I hit 100 posts of course I must celebrate by having a giveaway. So I better get stitching!

11 comments:

KarenV said...

Those owls are very cute! Great progress on the North Wind design.

Lee said...

Congrats on closing in on #100! It's great fun, isn't it?

Ranae said...

I just love the owl piece, they are so darn cute.
Congrats! on the post milestone. I don't even have a clue how many I have had, lol

linenstitcher2 said...

Had to laugh when you mentioned editing the punctuation on the pattern. Since I'm an editor for a living, I've stitched many a pattern where I couldn't resist editing the wording or letters. From adding an apostrophe where one is missing or misplaced to rearranging/recharting to accommodate missing letters in otherwise complete alphabets, I just can't help myself! Glad I'm not alone. Honestly, if I ever stitch "North Wind," I would have to add the question mark, too!

Sally said...

The owls are so sweet!

Fantastic progress on The North Wind:)

Carol said...

I think your sleeping owls look great, Michele! I have a love/hate relationship with French knots myself. Sometimes they look perfect, most of the time they don't :)

Wow! 100 posts--I've been blogging for over 2 years and am still not there yet. I must be the slowest blogger in the world!

Your question mark is perfect! I'm always changing/adding apostrophes on charts myself... I do love this piece--beautiful stitching!

Siobhan said...

LOL about the editing--I do that, too! Nice progress on both of your pieces! And on closing in on 100. I've been blogging for over 2 years and I'm nowhere near that!

Sharon said...

Lovely stitching, the owls are adorable!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Terrific progress on both projects! I am a terrible french knot maker, too and I've been stitching for about 40 years! I have a very googly eyed sampler thanks to those knots!

Carol R said...

Congratulations on your 100th post (I already have this book so you need not enter me into your draw).
Thanks for the advertisment for Sew a Brown Bunny - I hope you enjoy stitching this one!

Siobhan said...

The owls are adorable! Nice progress on your North Wind, too.