Friday, 12 September 2008

Hurray

For the first time in I don't know how long I actually feel as though I have made some progress on Gracious Era. I have only had a couple of days to work on this but I think because I can see some structure in the fact that you can start to see the outline of the buildings it feels like I have achieved something. Of course like most of these things it always looks better when you see it as a photo, or from a distance as nothing looks as sharp when its right under your nose. Anyway I am happy with it and I cannot remember the last time I felt happy with this one.

The rota is now going away until after my holidays. I will have very little time for stitching this week. I have quite a few engagements with friends and my aunt has come down from Scotland so I will be off to take her and mum out on a two or three days. Also everything to sort out for packing etc. What time I do have I am going to spend on doing some catching up. I have not done the July/August Papillon Sal yet and the next part is due this week. Also I am still on the July section of EMS Rose. There are a couple of other bits and bobs too that I really want to get finished and then if I have time (not sure if I should laugh, cry or just choke on that comment) there is UFO and ISD both well behind schedule.

I had sorted out my holiday stitching but now I am beginning to wonder if I maybe should take some of the things I need to catch up on rather than starting something new. Well logic tells me I should but then one of the things I love about holiday stitching is its always something new that I have been wanting to start for ages. Oh decisions, decisions, decisions why does life have to be so complicated lol.

I had a panic this morning when I heard that XL the firm that had gone bust was a Yorkshire based holiday company. I knew the company we had booked our holiday with was based in Skipton in Yorkshire, but it seems for the time being at least we are OK. It is so sad for those who have been looking forward to their holidays and then its snatched away from them. There is some good new though as if you paid with your Credit Card or booked with an ATOL protected agent you will not lose your money. Cannot compensate for the disappointment though can they.

Before I go there is something I need to ask - do you have a stitching blog and if so is your blog registered with Teejay at The Passion Of My Needle. She is trying to register every stitching blog in one place so that if we are looking for one in particular we will be able to go there to search for it. Please go look.

Thank you once again for all your lovely comments and for taking the time to visit me it is so much appreciated.


May your frogs stay in their ponds

16 comments:

Teejay said...

I just love how this piece is developing into a scene, lovely stitching!

Thank you for helping to get the word out.

Vonna said...

OH your gracious era is just looking FABULOUS! I love this painting and this will just be beautiful when done! Good going YOU!

Julie said...

Gracious Era looks great, long time since i saw that one

Angela said...

Hi Helen, My Mom and I worked on Gracious Era together taking turns with the stitching and then she surprised me with the piece if I finish the backstitch and the snowflakes. I need to get it out of my UFO box and finish it up, it really is worth the effort and looks truly stunning with the backstitch. I will dig it out and share a pic of the progress so far if you are interested?

Angela

Beatrice said...

That is really a wonderful piece ...It looks GREAT!!!
Have a good holiday.

Kathy A. said...

I just love that piece. It is going to be stunning. Have a great holiday with the family and fill us in on all your wonderful adventures when you return. Hugs

Shell said...

sounds like you are going to be pretty busy the next few days.I will have a look at the site and register my blog.Have a great holiday.

Chiloe said...

Gracious are looks great: I have it too and still love it.

leechbabe said...

Gracious Era looks stunning, lots of fine detail work there.

It can be disheartening looking at the same little patch of fabric for hours on end and not feel like you've made progress. Glad things are looking up for this piece.

Sally said...

Gracious Era is looking beautiful Helen. Such a gorgeous piece.

stitcherw said...

Gracious Era is looking lovely. I've admired this design so many times when I've seen it in the store, it must be awesome to see in real life. Good luck with deciding what all to take with you. I have the hardest time deciding on things like that. Hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday, and I'm so glad the firm that went under did not impact your plans. Also, Happy Belated Anniversary, sorry I got so behind in reading that it is this late.
Sue

"Magnolia" said...

Lovely Gracious Era so far. Can't wait to watch your progress on this one...

Karan said...

GE is looking lovely Helen. Thank goodness the XL thing hasn't affected your holiday - hope you have a great time. :0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Graceful era is beautiful!!!!

becca said...

Era is looking stunning! I can't wait to see more of it stitched up.

I need to start my christmas stitching but I'm still stuck on halloween. LOL

And thank you for your comment on my blog. I'm glad someone agrees that I gotta do what I gotta do. LOL Maybe after awhile we can do away with the TV but right now it is working, I'm sleeping and the war has ended. LOL

Lisa said...

Gracious era is coming along nicely, glad you're happier with your progress