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24 January 2011

Growing like kudzu

It didn't feel like I stitched much this weekend. I had to work both days and Saturday, at work, I read instead of stitching between patrons. I didn't get started on the vine til I got home on Saturday night. And then I had to keep frogging it. I finally got it figured out, though, and I started working on the leaves yesterday morning, while waiting for church to start; I was in the parking lot, I can't stitch in church, it doesn't feel right to me. I kept working on them at work, and, after more frogging, I got those done. I tell you, I felt kinda stupid, because I couldn't figure out how the leaves were supposed to "happen"; it made sense on the chart, but did not make sense in my head on the fabric. I hate those moments.



As you can see, I got it all worked out. I'm glad to be done that vine, glad that it all came together right. I'm working on the flower thing, even though it vaguely reminds me of those big orchid things that open once a year and smell like rotten meat. I see this kind of flower a lot on samplers. What is it supposed to be?


Now that I'm close to the end, I'm so glad to see this thing almost done. My chart is starting to tear. I think I'm going to do a giveway. Normally I wouldn't go that route with a fraying chart, but this is a desirable one, so I'm sure someone would be happy for it.

9 comments:

Meari said...

You are SO close to finishing it! :) I'm glad you go the froggies worked out of it.

Siobhan said...

Stitching in church... what a thought! LOL Wouldn't that be great?!

Your Betsy looks fantastic. You're SO close to a finish! YGG!

Natasha said...

I am really enjoying the progress on Betsy, she is darling. To bad this one is OOP.

Glad the frogs stayed away.... I hope they hope the pong and got stuck on a lilly pad

Deborah said...

I am so jealous. I have been trying to get this chart for years. The prices on e-bay are outragous. It's coming out beautifully.

Pumpkin said...

Gee, you're going to be done soon! You must be so excited :o) I know I would be!

Clare - Aimetu said...

It's looking really good - great work

Stitchinowl said...

Love seeing your progress on Betsy. You are justthisclose to a finish - good for you!
Carolyn

Carol said...

Wow, Rachel--I'll bet you'll be done this weekend. Betsy and friends is looking wonderful. I've loved this design ever since I first saw it--thanks for letting us follow your progress :)

Pam Schaffner said...

Love seeing your progress on Betsy, one of my stash faves. Must get it out and start it!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls