Monday, January 28, 2013

Stitching and Finishes While Sick

Hello everyone!

Thanks for all your well wishes and hugs! I'm feeling a bit better today and am not using the kleenex by the boxful...although I've gone through quite a bit.  While I was sick, I did stitch on quite a few of my projects.  I sort of had stitching ADHD and would pick up one, put it down then pick up another. I took photos today while it was brighter out, however, during my importing session, my computer froze and all the photos were deleted.  

The stitching photos I'm not too upset about those photos but there were some videos of a man playing some beautiful guitar music at my Uncle's house on Friday night, and now I have lost the videos of him playing.  Luckily, my Uncle and Aunt got the impromptu concert on their iphones and will send me their version of the concert.  This man, known as Jan de Chloe, wrote a biography on Boris Perrot, who was the guitar teacher of the famous classical guitarist Julian Bream.  My grandfather also studied under Dr. Perrot and our family contributed many photos, anecdotes and historical papers to the book.  There are a couple of parts about my grandfather in the book which was fascinating to read about. Here's the link to the book if anyone is interested. Boris Perrot: A Life with a Guitar.
My Grandpa is on the left with his hand on his chin

Onto my sick stitching.  Please pardon the horrible photos.  My camera's flash is not working very well and the daylight disappeared for me when I had to retake the photos.  I did finish a really old stitch for Valentine's Day...finally.  I think I stitched this two years ago!!

 

The pillow looks lumpy but it's really not that bad.  I think I needed to add some of the new stuffing I bought to have made it more full.  Well, it's finished and I'm happy about it!! It's a freebie pattern from The Sampler Girl

I finished the RAK's too and thankfully, they turned out WAY better than my finishes.  Phew!!!

I finished Tweet today too although I may replace the bow on top.  It's not really how I wanted it to turn out.  I think I should've waited until I was completely better to finish some of my stitches!!



I stitched more on Hannah and was a wee bit concerned about the right side coming to close to the edge.  Luckily it's got about 3-4 inches leeway however, I thought I measured the fabric perfectly and figured out exactly where to start.  I obviously counted incorrectly because there is a lot more fabric on the left than the right.  Thankfully, there's just enough on the right to get it framed! I hope!!

I stitched some of the outlines for the cup handle on TeaBathFairy.  I enjoy making outlines on HAED's and not stitch them in 10 by 10 parts.  That's just too confusing for me to do!!

Some wee progress on Baked Goods.

And a blurry photo of Titus sleeping by the heat register.  He really loves his heat!!
That's all for now! I need to go rest now after all the energy I spent finishing.
Hugs to all!!

(Edited some of the photos)

36 comments:

Kat said...

You're stitching looks great. I think Tweet is really cute. You're way better than I am. I was sick last week and all I did was lay around and watch movies. Lol.

Melissa said...

Awww, look at Titus. Julius like to stick his face right up to the heat register too, it's so funny!

Glad you got some stitching in. Good luck on your return to work! I know another round of the virus seems to be going around post Christmas!

Annie said...

Glad you're starting to feel better. At least you were able to get some stitching done. Everything looks great!

Margaret said...

Great stitching and finishing! Nice that you could do it while recovering. Hannah looks so pretty! It's funny, I always end up with my stitching closer to one side than the other, but it's usually the left side that is closer. I tend to err on the side of caution. I'm glad you have enough margin on the right there! Titus is just like Mia! lol! Mia loves sitting right on top of the heating duct -- we have forced air so she can do that. She loooves it!

Margaret said...

Whoops! Forgot to say I'm glad you can get the video of Jan de Chloe from your Aunt and Uncle. I bet it's wonderful! I love guitar music!

Barb said...

All your projects look great!I thought Tweet was very cute! Glad you are feeling a bit better.

valerie said...

You're brave and determined to finish when sick. I could barely stitch! But your pillows came out really cute! Love how Hannah and TCF are coming along! And floofy Titus! He's so cute!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I wouldn't worry about the fabric allowance. I once asked my framer how much she needed to work with and it's actually really small. Cats do love the heat, even with a gorgeous furry coat like Titus.

cucki said...

Glad you're starting to feel better...all your stitching is looking so sweet..
love for you x

Krista said...

Aww, Titus is so cute. Everyone is trying to keep extra warm lately, it seems to be freezing everywhere! Lovely finish on the pillow, such a sweet design.

Annie said...

It's such a shame your video was lost, but thank goodness for that phone!

How you managed to accomplish so much while feeling sick is beyond me! Love your Valentine pillow and the red ribboned-Tweet. Great progress on the other projects too.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Get well so very soon Anna!
Your finishes are great - well done!
You have made remarkable progress on the other projects - they look lovely!

Titus is really something different!

Sending my best wishes to you!

Lianne said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Thanks for sharing the link for the valentine freebie.

Vickie said...

Aww Anne. I am sorry you're sick. I didn't even know. I gotta catch up on blog reading. I am sure Titus is very good company.
Good for you getting stitching and finishing done while ill. Take care my friend.♥

Giovanna said...

Very nice finishes and WIPs. I hope you'll be better real soon.

Shirlee said...

Titus is such a hoot! Sophie does the same thing. We turn down the heat at night & then turn it back up in the mornings. As soon as we turn it up again, she prances over to one of the registers & plops herself down on it : ) Glad you're feeling better! You got a good bit of stitching done & everything looks great : ) The bit about your grandfather is very interesting!

Rhona said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better. You did really well managing to get some stitching done while suffering from the sniffles....I did nothing when I was sick. Love all your finishes. Titus looks so cute...and comfortable!

Teresa said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Wonderful stitches can't wait to see more.
I think I would lay by the heater too.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Melissa said...

I really love your Valentine's Day pillow. It is adorable! Great job :)

Carol said...

Good to read that even though you were sick you were still able to get some stitching and finishing in, Anne... Your finish is very pretty!!

I feel so bad that you lost those videos, but at least your aunt and uncle caught the "concert" for you. You sound like you have a wonderfully close family--do they all live nearby?

Please do rest and take care--you don't want to relapse! Hugs to Titus--such a sweetie!

Meg said...

Hello Anne

Hope you are feeling better.
Beautiful stitching and a very sweet Titus!

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely stitching and Titus looks very cozy :)

Ellen said...

Glad that you are feeling better and are able to do some pretty stitching and finishing! Love that Tweet ornament!

Titus is cute!

Hugs,

Maggee said...

Glad you are on the way to recovering... You got a good bit of stitching done! Good going! So happy your Aunt and Uncle had the concert on their phones for you! Hugs!

Catherine said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love your finishes and projects ~ and that Titus, he is such a cutie!

Siobhán said...

Nice progress on your stitching, and fantastic finishes! I hope you're feeling better soon. Give Titus a cuddle from us.

Julie said...

Glad to hear your feeling better.Your on a roll with your stitching and finishing.

Julie said...

Glad to hear your feeling better.Your on a roll with your stitching and finishing.

Carolyn said...

Anne,
Your finishes are beautiful. Your WIP's are coming along nicely.

Titus is a cutey.

I hope your feeling better soon. I hate being sick and down.

Have you gotten the RAK I sent you yet? I am starting to get worried. I'm going to be upset as I never had this happen before. Let me know.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Dani - tkdchick said...

Despite being sick you've done some lovely finishing

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

Hey, I've had that cold too! You've done more stitching than me though. Even with a cold your finishing is better than mine LOL.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Nicola said...

What a wonderful post filled with lots of lovely stitching. I think that most of us at sometime have got our maths wrong with allowances. After my experience I always work with big margins just in case.

Rita said...

that book must really be very fascinating...and read about your grandpa must be so great:) I feel like that everytime people tell me stories about my:)

That valentine's stitch becaome very beautiful! Great pillow!
And you did a great advance on your her stitchings!:) Well done..thet're turning greeat;)
kisses!

Rita said...

i'm sorry the mistakes....but comment on ipad its not so easy!! :(
hugs!

Meari said...

Cute finishes! Glad to hear you're feeling better. I still have the cough I developed after being sick over Christmas. Just can't seem to shake it.