Good evening, friends!
Today is the day!
Be sure to check their beautiful blogs to see their progress!
As you can see, my progress is somewhat minimal.
Honestly, I have frogged more than I've gotten acceptably stitched.
I'm not kidding.
First, I stitched the darker green part of the border going across.:
I got almost to the end and, "Uh-oh!", not enough fabric. So, rather than frog (rippit-rippit), I flipped the fabric end to end and started over, but not until I had done a grid line to make sure I had it right this time (pics are clickable).
Then, I stitched about 2 of the strawberries with the light pink color I had converted. Blech! It didn't show up AT ALL.
So, I frogged those and began again with another color which I thought looked okay and then decided it also looked BLECH, so I frogged EVERY SINGLE STRAWBERRY you see stitched.
Okay, it was only the lightest pink color I had to frog, but still... GRRRR!
THEN, I re-stitched all the strawberry tops in the pale pink color you see now.
We are not even going to discuss the over one verse! Seriously, I've frogged every stitch that you see, at least once.
Basically, I have stitched every part that is now complete at least twice, in some cases three times.
What is wrong with me?
Don't answer that!
Anyway, this is my progress to date:
I hope that progress will pick up now that I finished the SB Eve's Garden Sampler (one project at a time, for the most part)!
I'm also really hoping that the frogs, which way overstayed their welcome, have moved on. I hope they don't come to your house but that they go out in the yard and eat some bugs and flies.
I picked up Mary Gibson from Jo-Ann's today.
This is one big sampler and I'm not sure where I'm going to hang her yet,
but I'll find a spot.
I was worried after I had picked out the frame that I wouldn't like it but I think it works. The sampler is BIG so I wanted the moulding to be big, as well.
The black and red in the frame work well with the sampler.
I think. I hope.
Finally, I was looking out into the backyard the other day and I spotted a baby (I think) cardinal and a baby robin, both splashing around in the bird bath together!
Unfortunately, by the time I found my camera, the cardinal had flown away.
The robin hung out for a while though so I did get some shots of him
splishin' and a splashin'!
A few minutes after the robin finished his little bath the cardinal came back.
I guess they must have decided they didn't like bathing together.
I'm sure it's my glittery and sparkly wind chime that drew them in!
Thank you all so much for the supportive and sweet comments on my SB finish and my bitch session!
It would appear that I am not alone in my opinions.
Thank you so much for visiting and for being so generous in your comments!
Welcome to my new friends. I'm glad you're here and hope you'll come back, soon!
Have a wonderful week, dear friends!
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