Monday, 11 February 2008

A Change of Colors

Being English the word "colors" in the second verse looked really odd to me so I just had to change it and make it into "colours". Another personalisation lol. I also added the four missing stitches. And isnt it amazing what looking at a photo can do because this time I realise that I have missed the two little butterflies. I meant to go back and add them at the end. Well it has now been put away so they will just have to stay missing until after my holiday. I hope someone will remind me if I forget about them when I get back.

I actually got a couple of hours this afternoon to do this and so this evening I have made a start on my Friends are Treasures chart. There is not enough done on this at the moment to show a picture but I hope I will find a little more stitching time in the next couple of days and be able to post a picture of it before I go.

Not long ago I was feeling frustrated at going through every blog on my list each time I came on and maybe only finding one that had an update. I happened to mention this and someone (sorry I cant remember who) pointed me in the direction of Bloglines. It has been a revelation as now I only go to a blog when it is updated. This has also meant that I have had the chance to browse new blogs and add them to bloglines and I now have about 60 blogs I visit but as some only post occassionally it doesnt take up that much time now. I am amazed at some of the stitching and finishing I have seen. One lady I visit is making the most exquisite christening gown with hundreds of the most beautiful little rosebuds. Another is doing a beautiful abstract design in lovely bright colours but working on black. Some of the finishes that these people do also amaze me, brilliant boxes, baskets and needlecases, I could go on and on. I am just so glad that I have discovered the world of blogging and it has made me realise just how much I still have to learn.

Also though I havent said it for a little while I would like to say a big thank you to those who visit my blog and especially those who leave comments for me. You are all so kind and encouraging.
Bless you all and hope you have lots and lots of stitching time.




16 comments:

Karin said...

It's a beautiful design! I love reading all of the bogs - especially those that have interests outside of cross-stitch too....

Mylene said...

I love this design and it is progressing beautifully.

Stitcher said...

Great progress Helen, I'm loving watching it grow.
I've only just got a working blog reader for my new set up, after my pc died last year, so hoping now, I'll have more time for my groups that I've been neglecting.

Christine said...

Lovely Helen!
Have a great holiday

Mary said...

This is just lovely, and also the "ABC Garden sampler" on previous post. Have a wonderful time on holiday. Want to see some pictures upon your return!

Rachael said...

It is looking wonderful,I also tend to change words to suit,
I have google reader I used to spend so much time trawling through blogs that hadn't been updated, so when people update now I can go and read all the new stuff and add more blogs to google reader...as I love seeing all the beautiful stitching.
Have a great trip!!

Nicola said...

Lovely progress on QotN Helen. Your EMS Garden Alphabet sampler in the previous post is looking beautiful too.

I just use the RSS feeds for my blog reading, might investigate Bloglines though.

tintocktap said...

I know what you mean about having to change the spelling of colours! When I stitched 4 Wishes, I HAD to indlude a red squirrel, it couldn't be only greys!

Vonna said...

ooh...this just keeps getting prettier and prettier...lovely job Helen!

Bloglines is a revelation isn't it?!

Sally said...

Queen is absolutely gorgeous Helen. Can't wait to get mine out after tea.

I use Google Reader which is similar to bloglines. It saves a lot of time doesn't it!

Julie said...

I think i would have had to change the spelling too. It sure is looking pretty.

I too am amazed at the wonderful work bloggers do and the inspiration i get from them

Karan said...

QOTN is a stunner Helen, another one I'm enjoying watching. :0)
Bloglines sounds like a great idea, especially as my Blog List keeps growing - there are wonderful things out there!

Kendra said...

Have to LOL a bit...if I were doing a chart that had "colurs" in it, I would probably change it to "colors". Interesting how English language differs with location.

Blog readers are a great invention! I use Google Reader...basically the same thing as Bloglines. With 100+ blogs in my reading list, I would go nuts without Google Reader!

Lelia said...

very beautiful : )

Karen said...

Queen is looking great I think I may need to get the chart soon. I often take photos of my stitching to look at on the computer as I find the mistakes this way

Dawn said...

This piece is beautiful!!

Thank you for visiting my blog, I have browsed some of yours and definately will be back:)