Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Remedial Stitching

It was inevitable. I had to have Elmo come over and tutor me in counting and colors. After an afternoon of connect-the-dots and color-by-numbers, I can now boast Mad Chart Reading Skillz. Plus Elmo says we're BFFs. How cool is that? (And just so y'all know, the wheels on the bus do indeed go round and round. All. Day. Long.)

Their Song found it's way out of it's project bag and onto my Q-Snaps for a couple of days. I got some more words done and started on the lower branch/leaves.

Ick! Not the best picture to show how gorgeous the colors are. You'll have to take my word for it!

Sunday and Monday evenings were spent working on Peppermint Twist. Unbelievable as it may be, I found more mistakes. This time I was using the wrong color. Luckily it wasn't too much to frog, and Elmo has me all straightened out as to which is red and which is green.

Can you tell I changed the position of the ornament and small tree? They aren't centered on the pattern and I knew that would drive me nuts later on. I might end up moving the E-A-C-E over, too. (I know! I'm way too fussy about having things centered!)

Tonight I'll be working on my VoHRH. I've also got it in my head to watch Lost from the very beginning of the series so I'll be starting that tonight. It might be kind of weird going back to hating Sawyer, though!

Oh, and before I run I'd like to thank everyone for their lovely comments! You are all such dears! May your thread never knot!


Cindy F. said...

Hey girl!! Love your blog! and you're so funny:) Your wips are beautiful! I'm the same way about tweeking patterns, so I appreciate you pointing these out before I start on it! I had to make a few adjustments on A Quaker Christmas that bugged me:)
I'm adding you to my blog!
Have a great week!!

Vonna said...

Everything just looks pretty as a picture! I love their song and Peppermint Twist is gorgeous...I've got both of these in my roster of stitching projects ;)

Sharon said...

Both projects look fabulous! Nice progress.x

Kim B said...

La la la la, la la la la Elmo's World....Elmo loves his goldfish, his crayon too. That's Elmo's World!

You can always count on Elmo - of that I am sure!

Your projects look great!

mainely stitching said...

Might need some lessons from Elmo myself. LOL. ;)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your two WIPs are just lovely.

Wendy said...

Hi, I just found your blog and enjoyed reading it! Your WIP looks wonderful! I will come back again to visit your blog.

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Siobhan said...

I need Elmo to come & straighten me out a bit, too! LOL Your WIPs look great. I can't see any problems with your Peppermint Twist... I'm all about the fudging if I can get away with it! Your Their Song looks great, too.

Pumpkin said...

ROFLMBO!!!! You are too funny :oD

Your pieces are really looking lovely. I'm jealous that you're getting so much stitching in ;o)

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