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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Travelling Stitcher and Pesky Frogs

My stitching last week consisted of working on my Mermaid, and then having to frog most of the work I had done!  I was stitching the Kreinik braid in the tail, when I realised that something was wrong...It wasn't lining up with the green stitches that I had done previously.  I checked the Kreinik with the chart, and couldn't find any mistakes, so checked the green stitches.  Nothing wrong there, either.  I then checked the pink stripe that goes across the tail, and found that I had missed at least a row of that, resulting in the green stitches being out of sync.  I had to unstitch the green and pink - luckily the Kreinik was ok - it would have been messy if I had to frog that! 

All that frogging put me off stitching on her, so I picked up LHN's 'Travelling Stitcher' that I had started at the beginning of the year as part of a SAL, and managed to finish it:


It is straight - the photo made it look a bit curved at the top...

I've got some exchange stitching to do over the next few days, so I won't be stitching my Mermaid or Witch until later in the week.  Steven is also home from Uni for the summer now, so stitching time will probably be reduced (although he does stay in bed until about 2pm!)  Rachel comes home at the weekend, so we will have a houseful!

I'm having a minor operation in 2 weeks time.  I need a Basal Cell Carcinoma removing from under my eye, needing a skin graft.  I already have a graft in that area, so they need to remove that one with the BCC, and replace it with a larger graft from my cheek...It's going to be done under a local anaesthetic - not great, but once the injections are done, I don't feel anything until the anaesthetic starts to wear off later in the day...I'll have a lovely swollen and black eye for a week or so...which will be interesting when I'm going seeing Green Day a few days after the op!

Have a great week, and Happy Stitching!


6 comments:

Julie said...

A lovely finish - i still need to make mine up, i've been saying that for so long!

Good luck with the little op, i hope all goes well and you are not in too much pain after

Tell the flippin froggys to hop off and go and bother someone else... not me though LOL

Little Cat said...

Hope your op goes ok. That does not sound like something I'd like to be awake for.

Don't you just hate those horrible frogs!

Melanie said...

Good luck with your skin op. Doesn't sound like fun at all. :(

Carol said...

What a beauty! I love the Traveling Stitcher--hope to stitch it myself some day...

My son, also named Steven, just got home from college and then left for an internship in Washington, D.C. for the summer--otherwise he would be sleeping until 1 or 2 PM, also!! Don't think that will be the case for him this summer!

Good luck with your skin procedure...

Bekca said...

Great finish, love the colours you've used. Good luck with the op and enjoy your busy household!

Justflo said...

Great finish. Hope all goes well with the op.