Monday, 15 August 2011

Progress & New Start!

My stitching week didn't go quite as planned last week. Unfortunately my diabetes seemed to knock me for six and left my absolutely shattered most evenings so I only stitched a little most nights, forcing myself to at least put a few stitches in.

Monday and Friday night is L*K Lovers SAL night. I carried on working on ABC Halloween.



Tuesday and Thursday evening I stitched on CCN A Bee C Sampler. I hate the material I am stitching this on. It is good old 16 ct aida but it is really rough.



Saturday morning after sitting at the computer for a small time I got up from the chair and hurt my back. Nothing too serious but I decided the best thing to do was to rest it as it was quite painful. So for all of Saturday and all of Sunday I stitched on my new start, Vervaco Pink Flapper with Red Rose. The frogs paid a little visit and I have done some unpicking but am really pleased with my progress but it is not something that will happen often. I have somelovely aida for this, I am not sure if you can see but it is has pink roses printed on it.



This is what it will hopefully look like when I finished it.



On Wednesday, as I had my partner's name in the Rotating Designer Exchange, I was looking through Prarie Schooler patterns trying to decide what to stitch. I think I have decided and will probably start stitching it sooner rather than later.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

26 comments:

Joyus said...

Great progress - I love the L*K Halloween. It's in my stash but I must resist!

Bekca said...

You've made brilliant progress on the Pink Flapper design, it's going to be a beauty when it's finished. I'm sorry to hear your diabetes has been giving you trouble, I hope you feel much better very soon. Best wishes to you.

Carrie said...

Great progess on Pink Flapper. I can't wait to see her when she is finished; she is going to be beautiful!

Kate said...

Pink flapper is definitely one to watch, great progress on the others too. Hope the back isn't too bad.

Sally said...

I do hope your diabetis settles and that your back is better now.

Love Pink Flapper. It is lovely and the fabric is so pretty.

Lovely progress on your L*K and CCN:)

Nancy said...

You still got a lot of stitching done! Hope you are feeling better now. Pink Flapper is very pretty and love the fabric!

Delphyne said...

Those are looking great! Sorry you had a rough week. :(

Gabi said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope your next week will be better health wise.
Great progress on your WIP's. I found that some fabrics get softer if while being handled. I hate rough fabric too. Crossing fingers that it will become a bit softer.
LOVE your new start. Looks magnificent.

butterfly said...

All your stitching is lovely and growing.

Sorry you have not felt well, hope you will soon be better hugs.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Is it too late to wash the aidand try soften it? I hate rough aida, I have a burn mark on my hand from stitching on 14 count which rubbed the skin raw!

Ranae said...

I do hope your feeling better
Great LK choice, I am doinf the same one.
I am sure your flapper lady will turn out better then pictured

Joysze said...

Sorry to hear your diabetes is getting you so tired in the evenings, Lesleyanne. Is there something you can eat to help give you energy?

EEEEEEEK about your back!!! How are you feeling??

Love your flapper start, as well as your LK and CCN.

Carol said...

Hope you're feeling better by now, Lesleyanne...

Love your LK Halloween WIP and the flapper is coming along wonderfully--she'll be such a beauty when all finished up :)

Christina said...

L*K Halloween is coming on nicely, are you on track to get it done by Halloween this year?! Lol.
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. My friend has gestational diabetes and is finding it really tough going.
Wow, Pink Flapper is a heck of a stitch - I'd be scared to death doing something so huge, you're a better woman than me!

Lois said...

Nice progress on all your WIP's HOpe the back is feeling better and that you're feeling better overall.

♥ Nia said...

Another beautiful Vervaco!! She's so pretty :)
Great progress on your stitching!! :)
I hope you're feeling better sweetie!
Hugs&Smiles to you

Yvon (jioya) said...

I do hope that you'll feel better soon, i can see the little pink roses on the fabric and think that you did quite a lot this weekend.

Take care of yourself,

Hugs Yvon.

Michelle said...

Wonderful progress on your stitching and I love the fabric x

Lisa said...

I'm sorry your diabetes has been causing you problems Lesleyanne, sending hugs your way.
I love your ABC Halloween, I really enjoyed stitching the Christmas one, haven't got around to getting Halloween yet, but each letter is like a mini happy dance isn't it.
A Bee C Sampler is looking lovely and you've made brilliant progress on Pink Flapper, she is going to look gorgeous.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well of late, I do love the fabric for your new start I can see the pink roses!!!

Julie said...

Super stitching, i hope you are feeling much better this week

Meari said...

I think you've made good progress on all your WIPs.

Justflo said...

Fantastic progress on your 'Flapper'

great work on all your WIP's Hope you will be feeing much better soon.

Pumpkin said...

Your WIPs pieces look great! I really love the new Vervaco project :o)

Solstitches said...

Lots of lovelu WIP's in this post.
Your Pink Flapper is looking good already. It's a lovely design.
I hope you are feeling better.
Margaret

Beatrice said...

I love your pink Flapper,she is going to be sweet...great start!