Monday, July 30, 2012

Knotgarden and a Finish!

Hello my lovelies!

First I would like to thank all of you who joined my tea party and cheered me up.  Your comments really helped me, along with stitching all day on Knotgarden.  I was mainly missing my husband but there were other reasons as well.  So thank you again for your support! HUGS!!

On Saturday, I worked on my Knotgarden as I promised Joyce I would. I also stitched a bit on Sunday  while watching Battlestar Galactica.  I love that show!! Here's my progress so far.  I think it's starting to look really good!
The colours are so much prettier in real life.  I can hardly wait till I get my sister's camera soon.  Then I'll be able to take nicer, clearer photos!!

I thought I'd also include some pics of Jane, with 1 over 1 stitching, the By the Bay freebie, which is finished but not completely, and my Summer Quaker progress.  I had to do loads of frogging on that one which made me mad because I didn't notice that I had started the bottom motif too close to the border which would have made the whole thing off!! No way I could've fudged it!!
Just this morning, I set about finishing the PS Summer design into a little pillow.  That's something I'm good at doing.  Took me an hour to do though.  I was going to finish some other little sewing projects but I had a big fight with a zipper and ended up sewing the damn thing the wrong way.  I'm done with sewing today since I can't seem to do things right the first time.  What's more annoying is that I actually thought I was sewing it on with the zipper facing the front.  Guess I can't tell what's the back and the front of zippers! LOL!
I added a cute little gingham bow on the corner and I think the stars on the other corners are adorable.  At least one thing went well today!!

Another irritating thing for me has been google reader and my internet.  For over four days google reader wouldn't load so I'm slowly working through commenting now that it's working for me.  I updated firefox in order to be able to use the internet without it freezing and flashing me a "stop the script" message.  So far it's been okay, slow, but manageable.  I think I'm going to save up for an 1pad 4 for Christmas.  That's it.  I'm switching to Macs!!!

Here's a funny photo of how flat Titus can get.  He's been good company for me while my husband has been away.  He'll be back on Wednesday which is in two days!! So excited to see him!!
So there you have it! Some frogging, some sewing, some ripping, some swearing (Frak!!), and a finish.  I hope to get back to Jane this week though before we take off on our cycling trip.  When I pulled her out and ironed her, I noticed how VERY close she is to being done!!

Big hugs to you all and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all who have sent me a kind word and email to cheer me up.  What also gave me a big cheery lift was I found out that I won a little something special from Nia! She is the sweetest and it gave me a boost at the right time.  Thank you darlin'!!

Love and hugs from

Titus and Me!



Anonymous said...

Hello Anne

Your projects look great and your finish is lovely.

Glad Titus has been with you - they really are good company aren't they?

Joysze said...

HOW FRAKING CUTE IS THAT PILLOW????!!! I have to say, much as I hate to... that Titus wasn't the cutest of them all today. ACK!!! Hehehehe.

Knotgarden looks really good, darlin'!

Yeah, Macs!!! I love Macs. :D


Christina said...

Wow, your PS summer pillow is beautiful. I'd love to be able to finish like that! :0)

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Gostei muito de suas publicações! Um abraço.

Nurdan said...

Titus is the best :))
The pillow is just gorgeous :) Congrats on this great finish!

I liked all projects so far! But should emphasize that Knotgarden is a real beauty!

Greetings from far far away!

Margaret said...

lol about flat Titus! Mia can get very flat as well. lol! It's so funny when she does it! Love all your WIPs -- especially Jane. Jane. Sigh.... The PS pillow finish is so sweet! Glad your DH will be home soon. Yay!

Barb said...

All of your projects look just great!! I agree, the little stars are just what the pillow needed! Your cat is so cute!! I sure wish I was not allergic!!

Faye said...

The pillow is just perfect and Ann is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the nice progress..... Good job, Faye

Terri said...

Congrats on the finish! Your stitching is wonderful and Knotgarden is really looking good!

Titus is a beautiful kitty!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

the pillow looks so cute with those buttons & that bow - nice finishing touches - Jane gets more beautiful everytime I see her

Teresa said...

Love the projects you are working on. Cute pillow. I am glad to hear some one else has problems with zippers. Love to sew but seem I rip out more than I sew some days.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

The Maiden said...

What an exciting post! I love fat Titus, it reminds me of my kitty (who I call platypus when he is in that pose). knotgarden is so exciting to see, I always envy those who have the courage to attempt a Chat!

Ineke said...

I love to see Knotgarden growing.
Titus is adorable. Cats are wonderful company when you are lonely.

Rowyn said...

I hope you are feeling cheerier now Anne.

Your gingham pillow is so gorgeous and girly. I love it! Great work.

I used to love Battlestar Galactica when I was a kid (and Buck Rogers! lol).

Giovanna said...

Great going on the beautiful WIPs, and lovely finish on the PS pillow - well done!

♥ Nia said...

Your pillow looks so cute!! =) Well done sweetie, congrats on your finish :D
All your wips look great!! :D
I'm so happy to know that I give a little something to smile about =) I hope you'll smile even more when you receive it on your mailbox!! :D hehehee
thank you sweetie, thank you for joining my party and entering my giveaway :)
hugs&smiles to you

cucki said...

aww such a cute pillow..very sweet..
well done for your finish..
and your wip is looking so pretty too.
big hugs xxx

sana said...

The PS pillow is so cute!!
Ribbon and the button are very pretty, too!

Vickie said...

PS Summer pillow is darling. Wow! Titus is big. He is beautiful.

geeky Heather said...

Lovely stitching and lovely fluffy Titus, what more can I ask for? =) That pillow is so, so sweet!! Maybe after my sewing classes I will be able to make something so cute!

Meari said...

Sorry to hear you had troubles with the zipper. Your pillow turned out adorable, though.

Congrats on your BTB finish. Your WIPs look good, even if you had to frog.

Give Titus a rub from me. :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Great pics
A friend loaned me BSG... Now just have to find time to watch lol

Chris said...

Wow! You have done a ton of stitching! It is all lovely. Your finishing on the PS piece is just perfect too.
Hugs to you and my boy Titus :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your finish is absolutely gorgeous, Anne! And your other work is coming along beautifully as well. I'm so sorry you've been having a few "off" days - hopefully things will get better when your DH comes home. :D Keep stitching! (And watching Battlestar Galactica - I LOVED that show. It's quite addictive, isn't it?)


Joy said...

Enjoyed seeing all your lovely stitching! And what a nice finish!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Your pillow is looking very good , i love that Little ribbon in the corner.
Your other projects are looking very nice too.

Titus is looking adorable and looks like a very good compagnion.

Hugs Yvon.

Virpi said...

Your stitching projects looks really pretty and I really admire all who stitch over one! Lovely finish.

Solstitches said...

Lovely post with great progress being made on your WIPS.
I love your little pillow finish - very pretty.


Kathy Ellen said...

'Knot Garden' is looking wonderful, and intriguing. I love the rich gold and rust colours.. 'Jane' is gorgeous. Too bad that that nasty "frog" had to pay a visit to 'Jane'. Cute By the Bay piece, and PS 'Summer'is looking great too!

Cristina said...

Hi, Anne!
I really really love your PS Summer pillow... the pink fabric and the little stars are beautiful.
I'm glad you're better mood.
Hugs & Kisses!

Ranae said...

Beautiful pillow and the other stitching is looking great

Catherine said...

Love your projects!
I had to laugh when you used Frak ~ my husband and I used to take bets as to how many times in an episode they would use that word ~ sometimes we would bet on times in a minute!

Stitching Noni said...

I can't work out who is or what is cuter - Titus or the gingham pillow! Your stitching is looking fab :0)

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching. I love your pieces

valerie said...

What a cute pillow! Love the little corner bow. You are doing great with finishing even if you're "frak this" once in a while. haha :) Knotgarden looks great and wow...Jane is looking amazing! Love seeing the photos of floofy Titus!

Veronica said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading... over 1000+ unread posts on Google Reader is scaring me.

Is that smoke I see coming from your needle? Wow, tons of beautiful stitching done.

Awesome finish for PS Summer. The pillow is just too sweet.

I just really, really wanna give Titus a hug. His fur looks so soft.


Ewa said...

Knotgarden looks amazing and that little pillow finish is absolutely freaking adorable! Love the embellishments you chose. About Titus, he looks super fat in those photos, but I know it's all fluff.

Valentina said...

I love the way you've finished PS Summer, is super cute!!!