Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic Stitching Recap

I wasn't as self-disciplined as I wanted to be, but I wasn't bad either.  Christmas Garden saw quite a bit of progress, and I managed to stick with it for about the first 10 days of the Games.  I'm actually so close to a finish, but I've managed to obligate myself for a fair amount of stitching over the next few months.

Blackbird Designs Christmas Garden stitched on 35 ct
R&R Sheep's Straw with Shepherd's Bush silk conversion
Remember that Funky sneak peak a couple of posts ago?  Well, the stitched portion of the giveaway is no longer a mystery (don't worry, there will still be surprises).  I'm pleased to present Barbara Ann's Frogscornu.

Barbara Ann Designs Frogscornu biscorn, stitched on
28 ct Silkweaver linen (limited edition color) with
DMC floss and DMC Color Variations
I'm not sure what drew me to this design, since its about as opposite to my normal style as you can get.  Maybe its my Dad's nickname for me growing up - The Toad.  Maybe its that I'm still looking for my prince. Maybe its just that as a stitcher I like the idea of poking pins and needles in those dratted frogs.  I have a feeling I'll be stitching this again for myself, I have just enough of the blue Silkweaver fabric leftover.

For all you Vintage loving gals - don't worry, that project has already been started.  For anyone that hasn't signed up for the giveaway, you can head over to this post and leave a comment.

I want to give a quick apology to everyone that's left comments on my blog and I haven't gotten back to you yet.  Somehow my spam filter in email got turned off, so I got swarmed and overwhelmed.  Everything is sorted out now (and spam filter turned back on), but I still have to play catch up.

19 comments:

Faith... said...

Your frog is to cute! Congrats on your finish

cucki said...

Hello dear sampler is looking so pretty and the frog biscornu is super cute ..
Hugs xxxx

Margaret said...

Your Christmas Garden is looking wonderful! I absolutely love the frog biscornu!! Fantastic! I hope I win. lol!

Liz said...

Thanks so much for your spell checking:) I don't know how I over looked that. How embarrassing! Happy stitching, and thanks again!

Barb said...

I absolutely love your Christmas Garden. Are you going to post your conversions? The frog is so cute!

Penny said...

You're almost there with Christmas Garden - it's beautiful! And your Frogscornu is cute! :)

Theresa said...

Love the frogs!!!! Sooooo Cute!!!!!

Ginny said...

Frogscornu is just too cute. It makes you smile uncontrollably!

Christine said...

Christmas Garden is looking fabulous and the frog biscornu is absolutely adorable!

Lianne said...

Christmas Garden is gorgeous and I love the silk conversion!

dixiesamplar said...

Christmas Garden is gorgeous...and showing great progress!

The frogs are cute, but definitely not my style either :o)

Angela said...

Great progress on Christmas Garden! I love that Frogscornu too, it's cute in a different way :)

Lesley said...

I love your frogscornu. I have just had a look at lots of other biscornus by Barbara Ana on the Creative Poppy site.My debit card is twitching now :)
Glad you had a great time in Hong Kong.

Chris said...

Great progress on Christmas Garden. I love the colors in this.
The funky biscournou is so sweet. What a fun piece to stitch and what wonderful colors to work with.
Have a great week!!

Catherine said...

Christmas Garden is a beauty! Love the idea of sticking pins into the frogs!!

Carol said...

Just love your Christmas Garden progress, Mindi--I sense a happy dance in your future very soon :)

blue star stitcher said...

I have done a couple of Barbara Ana's designs, I always love how whimsical they are. The frog prince biscornu turned out cute!

butterfly said...

Your sampler looks beautiful, and just love your frog biscornu.hugs.

Sally said...

Christmas Garden is looking gorgeous! I do love this.

Love the cute frog biscornu!