Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Progress and a Late TUSAL

You know the whole best laid plans thing?  Well, that's what happened to me last week.  I did very little of what I had planned stitching wise, most of my "gardening" consisted of planting an elephant ear bulb, sunflowers, basil and parsley and transplanting some daylilies, lots of unplanned reading and finished painting the kitchen island.  At least it was semi-relaxing.

Here is the bit of progress on Just Nan's Enchanted Swans:


and After:

Try as I might, I could not get the algerian eyelets to pull correctly.  I restitched them a number of times but finally gave it "done enough" and moved on.  I suspect I will be going back and trying again later.

I am almost a week late in posting my TUSAL photo, fortunately this is another stress-free SAL.

I will admit to having a thing for pink flamingos, I don't have them all over the yard yet but do have several stuffed ones, a papier mache one and several items of clothing with them.  DSon sent the following to me for my birthday:

Why yes they are Halloween decorations, but I like them so they are out now I'll probably pull them in before the worst of the summer sun hits so that they don't get too faded and yes the "bones" do glow in the dark.  Yes, most people would say that my garden is full of weeds, I actually prefer the term "wildflowers".  I like the little purple flowers  - they'll get pulled when they stop flowering leaving the bed free for the daylilies.


Mii Stitch said...

Lovely update & great stitching Susan!

Chris said...

Great start on the Just Nan piece! The eyelets look great.
Those flamingos are fabulous, they really make me smile.

Giovanna said...

Lovely start on the JN - the eyelets look just fine to me. The skeletal flamingos are a hoot!

HollyXSing said...

I love your flamingos! They are too funny!

-Holly in VA

Dani - tkdchick said...

Okay I SO love your flamingos!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I do love Just Nan, looking forward to seeing this one grow.

Love your flamingoes too, it's so cool that they glow in the dark!

Claire said...

Great flamingos.x