Thursday, 4 October 2007

Mmmmm is it me or blogger lol

Well I have received 2 comments on my new blog, but I have also received 2 emails from different people saying they have been unable to leave a comment. I have looked and I dont seem to have altered anything so I am hoping that blogger has just been having an off day.


I have put Gracious Era away tonight but for once I really feel pleased with how I got on with this. I decided to scan and enlarge the part of the chart I was working on. Although I have an enlarged photocopy of this chart the symbols are not always easy to read and when they are you cannot always tell what colour they are supposed to be without constantly referring to the main chart which gets confusing at times - well it doesnt take an awful lot to confuse me at the best of times lol. I have just been working on the sky as I really feel that once I have the sky done the rest of it will be so much easier - or at least so much more interesting. Its a bit confetti like and so I am pleased that i have filled in all the gaps and got quite a bit more done besides.

I have a couple of bits I want to get out of the way tomorrow and I might actually make a start on my Heirloom Christmas weekend SAL tomorrow night as we have friends coming on Saturday night and we are expecting company on Sunday for tea so that will knock a whole load of stitching time out of my weekend. The next section has a lot of drawn thread work and re-weaving in it and Im very slow at that anyway.

Its been lovely and sunny here today and I took Mum out for an hour this afternoon. She is quite fascinated by the fact that she can actually see detail on things with the cataract gone from her left eye. Its very bloodshot at the moment and looks more painful than she says it feels but its so good to have her seeing things again. I think once the other one is done too it will really give her a new lease on life as she will be able to stitch and sew and paint again, things shes not done for a good few years now as her sight slowly seemed to get worse.

If you have tried to comment and been unable to leave a message then please email and let me know as I do not know how many people are having a problem with my new blog, and I will so miss all your lovely comments.

8 comments:

chiloe said...

I also have gracious era. I started it on the original fabric and quickly gave up. I'll start over on an evenweave fabric.

How did you manage to make the writting part of your blog bigger??? I'd like to do that on mine : I never understood why the main part of blogs is so narrow ...

Hope the comment will work!!!

Ann T said...

Blogger quite often wont let me leave a comment but wouldnt you just know it that today the comments page loaded first time! lol. Gracious Era is coming along nicely, all that sky makes a big difference.

jane said...

Gracious era is looking lovely Helen - well done for persevering. I think your blog looks lovely. I'm hoping to get the next band on HC done on Sunday.

Mary Ann said...

Gracious Era is looking great. I have never seen this design, and I'm going to enjoy watching your progress!!

Karen said...

Gracious Era is looking good, glad your mum is on the mend

Little Grey Cat said...

I'm glad your mums operation went well and she's on the mend. My hubby has had this done in both eyes.

I just love your gracious era! It really is beautiful. I think I might just have to get this one too :o)

Barb said...

That is turneing out beautiful. I just found your blog and enjoyed seeing all your pieces.

Sally said...

Wow, Gracious Era is looking stunning Helen!

SO pleased to be able to leave comments again!